Great Thoughts and Ideas from Louise Liffengren Hullinger

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Louise Liffengren Hullinger

Louise Hullinger is a poet and author, who began late in life to write stories for children. A strength is that she has learned to pare what she writes. ("In every book there is a thin book trying to get out.") Her early writing dealt with learning disabilities (because of a son); she has two published books on LD. She is now concentrating on writing for children.

Recent Credits

Her most recent book, Next Year Country , presents twelve stories, most of which have been awarded prizes by the Chicago Branch of the National League of American Penwomen. The stories are about growing up in South Dakota in the 1930s.

Praise for Next Year Country:

Hullinger, a South Dakota daughter, weaves memories and family stories of the sweeping plains where there was "nothing to see but land," with her own creative flair into a compelling rural pageant made in the 1930s and early 40s. Life was a struggle with prairie fires, grasshoppers and unpredictable weather; brightened by farm sales, baseball rivalry, pie socials and dances. Next Year Country takes you there meeting hardy, one-of-a-kind characters who even after crop failure three years in a row coud say, "Next year will be better." -- Harriet Carlson, Articles Editor, NLAPW

Order your copy of Next Year Country directly by writing Louise at:
10628 S. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60655. ($15.50 covers book + postage)

The fall 2000 issue of Lutheran Women's Missionary Quarterly features an article written by Louise. Go to www.lwml.org and click on "Bible Studies" to see her page.

In addition, South Dakota Magazine published her article, "The Prairie Fire," about Jones County, South Dakota in the summer of 1930.

Sample of Her Verse
"Mosquitoes bite my nyloned heel
Proof that I have socks appeal."
Favorite Quotes
"He who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart."
"That which is loved is always beautiful."

"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected." -- old Scandinavian proverbs

This is my first message on my Blog (Web Log). We will use this like a round robin letter for our family