Lois Leveen


September 18, 2014

Glamorous NPR Taping Session

I just taped an 85-second segment for Author's Corner, which airs on various NPR stations. It's me reading an excerpt from JULIET'S NURSE. A very short excerpt. For those of you who love public radio, this is how it happens . . .


My pal Deena Prichep does a lot of pieces for NPR, so she volunteered to record me. At her house. This is her in her gear.

Me in Deena's Closet

This is me in her closet, where we both stood for the actual taping. Because clothes are a great way to deaden ambient sound.

Editing sound file

All those squiggly lines on Deena's screen are me, reading. It's true what they told you in Physics class, sound comes in waves. And now in .WAVs

The segment will air sometime in October. I'll post it when it does.
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September 17, 2014

It’s a Sign

Apparently, Juliet's Nurse really is being published this week.

Powell's Sign

Because Powell's wouldn't lie. Would they?
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September 16, 2014


Powell's Shelf

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him.

He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well.

It's about Juliet and... her wet nurse.

Don't believe me? Check out this post over at Powells.com

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August 7, 2014

Shakespeare By Another Face

All we ever want to do is remake Shakespeare.

Mostly, I went for his words, his characters, his setting, his scenes, his plot.

But apparently some people are more interested in the Bard for his bod . . .

(If the Spanish is too much for you, there's a shorter English version, too)

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July 30, 2014

The Real Love Story Behind Juliet’s Nurse

As a person and an author, I truly love libraries.

I love the Half Hollow Hills Public Library, which made my childhood richer than words (lots of 'em, printed in all those books I devoured) can say.

I love the university libraries where my world grew as my education took root. I especially love the Harvard University's Widener Library, the first library to list me in its catalog (for my undergraduate thesis, which you can probably still find there). And the Frances Loeb Design Library, also at Harvard, where I met the real human love of my life. Oh, and the UCLA Young Research Library, where I first learned about Mary Bowser.

Of course I love the Multnomah County Library System, which I use every day in my research for all my novels. And I love the many, many libraries across the nation where I've had the privilege and fun to meet with audiences and talk about the history behind my novels. And the many librarians I've yet to meet who've recommended my books to their patrons.

But today I am especially loving the Oregon City Public Library, which is the very first place to select JULIET'S NURSE for a community-wide read. Look for lots of great programs there February 2015. Just in time for Valentine's Day, that's how much love we're talking!
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