Monthly Archives: February 2013

Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

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In Serendipity & Me, Sara’s parents are brought together through a book of poetry called Love Songs, by Sara Teasdale. Sara is then named for this early 20th century American poet.

I hope this doesn’t embarrass my editors, but neither of them recognized Sara Teasdale’s name. One of them thought we’d need to write her to get permission to use her words (but her words were quite old enough to be in the public domain); the other thought this made-up poet should be writing poetry more suited to an adult.

Apparently Sara Teasdale is no longer a part of American Literature curriculum. Which shows my age that I know who she is, I guess.

It seems a loss, to me. So here is a page from my 1926 copy of Love Songs, (which I found online especially to use for Serendipity & Me). Consider it my valentine to you.

from Love Songs, by Sara Teasdale, (The MacMillan Co., 1926)

from Love Songs, by Sara Teasdale, (The MacMillan Co., 1926)

Celebrate with kittens!

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Serendipity & Me is hereby released out into the world. Or the wild, whichever you prefer.

In celebration and in lieu of the usual confetti, here are some kitten pictures of two of our cats (known as the cornfield boys in the acknowledgements page).

kittens in a basket

kittens in a basket

Murray

Murray

Max

Max

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brotherly love

brotherly love

the end

the end

By the way, thanks to my friends for the virtual confetti they’ve been showering my way! Hooray for books!