Favorites

To Begin, To Begin, To Begin
There are wonderful beginnings to so many stories and novels and plays. I have three of many favorites I’m including here, and for similar reasons. Each of them leads the reader toward what is to come and sets both tone and theme. They are also the work of masters. Read more…

Suite Harmonic Connections>>
Suite Harmonic: A Cvil War Novel of Rediscovery is a story about the Civil War, New Harmony, Indiana (founded to be a utopian community), and 19th century emigration from Ireland, specifically from County Donegal. It is based on the actual letters of John Given,who emigrated from Drumboarty, a townland outside Donegal Town.  Most were written when he was in the 25th Indiana. The following pages offer some background information, some from the letters themselves. Read more…

Rejection Letter Lines
I’ve had a number of agents during my writing life and have worked with far more editors than agents. Generally, when work is accepted, the acceptance itself does most of the talking. In rejection letters, on the other hand, if the agents and editors are smitten but not sold, they tend to be more talkative about what they liked about the work. Read more…

Short Stories
Many years ago I had the idea I would keep a growing list of short stories I loved and some day publish an edition of them. I didn’t actually succeed in keeping that list, let alone joining those stories in an idiosyncratic publication. Still, it pleases me to put together this list of favorites now. I’ve really had only one criterion. Read more…

Novels
Of all the fine novels I’ve read and enjoyed, here are my fifteen favorites, unranked. Each one of them has an exceptional quality that, to me, makes it both wonderful to read and a masterpiece. Read more…

SSP Naming Rights
The Sky Spinner Press stadium and field naming rights have been acquired by SSP Support Team members. Read more…

Miscellany
Books off the beaten path, children’s books, bodies of work, places, and a couple of random mentions find their way onto the Miscellany page. Read more…

SITE ESSENTIALS
If you are new to emilymeier.com or a returning visitor deciding what else to explore, I’ve put some suggestions together for you.  Read more…

State Fair Picture
This photograph was taken in the horse barn at the Minnesota State Fair on August 28, 2012. Read and see more…

And, of course, Dessert:

Chocolate Apricot Cake with Whipped Cream
(Cake Base Adapted from Joy of Cooking)

 Base: Chocolate Meringue Cake (key to what’s special about the recipe) Read more…

 

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