Luanne Rice is the author of more than 20 books, including What Matters Most, The Letters and The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut, with her husband.
This biography was last updated on 12/22/2010.
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My Summer Reading and Writing by Luanne Rice
Summer inspires me. It always has. My mother's writing seminars took place at
the old oak table in our summer cottage, with salt breezes blowing through the
open windows, our friends' voices wafting up the hill from the beach. I learned
to not only feel that breeze, but to write about it so someone sitting in a hot
city apartment could feel it too. My mother encouraged me to swim, then run back
up the stone steps to write about it right away--so the reader far from any sea
could feel refreshed.
Those writing habits are with me still. Summer has always been a time for excitement and adventure, even close to home. It's a time to open your heart a little more than the summer before, to see the people around you with new eyes, to fall in love--with someone new or the person who's been sitting beside you all along.
This summer I have two new novels coming out: Firefly Beach (on sale 5/29 in paperback) and Summer Light (on sale 6/26 in hardcover). The titles conjure, for me, heat, love, sand, sea, stars, and family. Both books feature sisters, friends, parents, kids, great dogs, and a bride; their characters live in the same town on the ...
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