Exclusive interview with Heidi Thomas, screenwriter for Masterpiece’s Little Women

Heidi Thomas is an award-winning English playwright and screenwriter, whose previous television adaptations of classic novels include Cranford, I Capture The Castle, and Madame Bovary. She is especially known for her writing on the long-running PBS series, "Call the Midwife." I am thankful to Gabrielle Donnelly, member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who conducted …

Summer Conversational Series 2017 at Orchard House wrap-up

As promised, here is a summary of the Summer Conversational Series presented between July 16 and the 20th. The theme this year is "'Noble Companions and Immortable Labors'" the Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice." I was only able to attend two sessions, on Tuesday and Wednesday. At the end of this post …

Louisa May Alcott is My Passion: The Podcast! Episode Two: Wrap-up of the 2016 Summer Conversational Series

"It's amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them." (from "Marjorie's Three Gifts," 1877) Welcome to the second episode of Louisa May Alcott is My Passion: The Podcast! During the next thirty six minutes I will give you an overview of the recent Summer Conversational Series, "'Finding Beauty …

And the winners are . . .

Thank you for the GREAT response to my book giveaway of Gabrielle Donnelly's The Little Women Letters. Your comments were just wonderful! You'll be happy to know that Gabrielle has agreed to guest blog again in the future as time allows. And the winners are . . . Janine Hopewell Donna Kindberg-Perron Congratulations! I will …