oh love...feeling it so strongly right now, along with deep gratitude. look what Andrea Cirillo, my forever literary agent and great friend, made to celebrate LITTLE NIGHT--my 30th novel. this collage contains public book stuff and private friend stuff...book jackets, stars from my tv productions, some of the funnier quotes from my novels ("we rode six breasts abreast..."), the cats, our favorite literary lunch hangout--the The Half King, joan stein, motherhood out loud, hallmark hall of fame, lifetime, the literary guild, soundhound, good housekeeping, and so much more...and she wrote: "huge congratulations on a wild, honest, excellent, crowd-pleasing, soul-searching, mind-boggling, record-making, tender, brainy, brave & true journey to book #30!" THANK YOU ANDREA! and everyone at the Jane Rotrosen Agency (all of whom signed the card), and my publishers, and all my wonderful readers.
I am so happy that Blair Brown will be reading THE SILVER BOAT for audio. Blair has read many of my books-on-tape (I mean CD) and I love the warmth and wisdom in her voice. We live near each other, so I get to experience her wonderfulness first-hand. Aside from her incredible film work, and her iconic TV show, THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD, she is a Tony Award-winning actor. Whenever she appears on or off-Broadway, I attend the play and am always amazed by her deep and true performances.
A few years back Blair starred with Jill Clayburgh in The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl. The set was magical, an orchard, the interior of a house, dream-like. Blair was transcendent as ever, and it is moving to remember seeing her perform with Ms. Clayburgh.
Both New Yorkers, we first met in Pasadena, California, where she was filming FOLLOW THE STARS HOME. I was so excited by that; I never imagined our connection would continue through so many audio books.
THE SILVER BOAT audio will be released the same day as the novel, April 5, 2011.
As lyrical and moving as the poetry of nature, Follow the Stars Home is a miracle of storytelling that will take your breath away. If words alone can dare us to confront our fears and to choose joy over sorrow, then Luanne's magnificent novel is a benediction and a call to celebrate our lives.Read More