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- How many times have you read Little Women? Have you ever said to yourself, “I want to be Jo March!”
- Have you ever wondered about the woman who wrote Little Women, the woman who is Jo March, and more?
- And have you ever wanted to meet others just as interested in Louisa May Alcott as you?
That’s what Louisa May Alcott is My Passion is all about.
Here’s the place where you can indulge in your passion!
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Passionate about Louisa
I am passionate about Louisa May Alcott’s life, works and legacy. I devote my time to reading, writing and study. I spend time in nearby Concord (home of Orchard House), Houghton Library at Harvard University and libraries in my area.
All this so I can share my passion with you.
I have created a community of Alcott enthusiasts where together we freely discuss Louisa’s fascinating life, read and analyze her books, and participate in the many community activities that take place in honor of Little Women and its author.
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Meeting others who are passionate about Louisa
We have all kinds of fans in our community: scholars, published authors, and enthusiasts just like you. This blog has afforded me the pleasure of meeting several prominent Alcott authors and scholars:
- John Matteson (Eden’s Outcasts, The Lives of Margaret Fuller, The Annotated Little Women)
- Harriet Reisen (Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women)
- Susan Cheever (American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott A Personal Biography)
- Daniel Shealy (The Journals of Louisa May Alcott and The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott, with Joel Myerson and Madeleine Stern; Alcott in Her Own Time, Little Women Abroad)
- Martha Saxton (Louisa May A Modern Biography)
- Richard Francis (Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia)
- Gabrielle Donnelly (Little Women Letters)
- Jeannine Atkins (Becoming Little Women)
- Julie Dunlap (Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau’s Flute¸ with Marybeth Lorbiecki and Mary Azarian)
- Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
You, however, don’t need to be a scholar or an author. Just being a fan is enough. You, as a fan, will have a wellspring of knowledge and opinions to share, and we want to hear them!
Who am I?
I am an author, blogger, speaker and musician. I have authored two books, Louisa May Alcott Illuminated by The Message (exploring the spiritual nature of Alcott’s works) and a spiritual memoir, River of Grace Creative Passages Through Difficult Times. I am also a contributor to the Catholicmom Prayer Companion devotional.
Along with blogging about the life and writings of Louisa May Alcott and family members, I am currently working on a biography of Elizabeth Sewall Alcott (the real life Beth March from Little Women). As a result of my research I often provide glimpses into intimate family letters and journal entries never before published. Plenty of meat for scholars, teachers, students; informative and fun for fans.
Along with reading and writing, I enjoy the outdoors (especially birding and kayaking), playing the guitar and singing, and spending time with her family which includes my husband of 37 years and two grown children.
My faith is an integral part of my life and she enjoys learning about Louisa’s beliefs. She also shares Louisa’s “inordinate love of cats!”
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