Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories featured on podcast hosted by A Bookish Home

"This week I’m sharing an interview with Susan Bailey, creator of the blog, Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion. We’re chatting about Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories, the new Little Women movie,  and all things Alcott. " Click here to listen.   Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list …

Spending the holidays with Louisa May Alcott, from Discover Concord magazine

I am pleased to present an article that was recently published in the Winter edition of Discover Concord magazine. You can find the article on page 12: https://issuu.com/discoverconcordma/docs/dcwinter19web/1?ff       Here is a tease: "The purpose of ... Alcott's juvenile writing, was to teach morality. What makes these stories rise above the popular but …

Merry Christmas from Orchard House (and from me!) – a look back over an extraordinary year, and a look ahead

2017 has been a banner year for Alcott fans (and more is promised in 2018 and 2019 as the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women looms). As a result it has also been quite the year for this blog! Especially within the last several months, the growth of readership has been extraordinary. I …

A present to yourself: Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories

To paraphrase a famous line, "Christmas won't be Christmas without any stories!" Louisa's stories, that is. In honor of this magical season, here are all the posts I've done on Louisa's Christmas stories. Even though work on my research has precluded reading for pleasure for now (not to say that my work isn't immensely enjoyable), …

Yet another big announcement, and you can be a part of it!

I've been sitting on some pretty exciting news. Along with the release of River of Grace this October, I also have another book in the works, commissioned by a different publisher. And this one is all about Louisa May Alcott! The book will be launched in January of 2016. The publisher is ACTA; this book …

Merry Christmas from Louisa May Alcott is My Passion!

For your Christmas reading enjoyment, here is a link to all the posts I've done on Louisa's Christmas stories. And of course, you can always turn to Little Women - here is a wonderful (and free) dramatic reading to carry you away. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott …

A Louisa May Alcott Christmas: “The Little Red Purse”

From the Christmas Tales and Stories collection (Laura Ciolkowski, editor) comes a sweet, albeit typical offering from Louisa May Alcott known as "The Little Red Purse." Even though the essence of the story is very familiar (rich little girl learns how good it is to give to the poor), Louisa always manages to insert something …