Granddaughter Léna Roy on listening as a creative act

“Because we fail to listen to people’s stories, we are becoming a fragmented human race.” — Madeleine L’Engle, Sold into Egypt: Journeys Into Being Human Listening is a creative act: it takes great imagination to be able to step into someone else’s world, into their truth. We not only need stories to survive, we need […]

A list of pet names, and 30 new editions and formats

The Other Dog - Madeleine L'Engle

Touché, Coquey, Brillig, Chess, Sputnik, Daisy, Thomas, Narcissus (Cissie), Echo, Heidi, Oliver, Manchester Guardian (Gardie), Letitia, Hans Sachs and Percy (canaries), Tyrrell, Timothy, Titus, Tybalt, Tesseract, Thucydides, Sheats and Kelley, Dr. Charlotte Tyler (Doc), Antinouis (Tino), Tatiana. These are the names of some of the L’Engle/Franklin family pets over the years (dogs in italics). I […]

Granddaughter Léna Roy on writing a biography with her sister

Becoming Madeleine

My grandmother, Madeleine L’Engle, has always been a source of inspiration for me — from my own writing, to my obsession with the metaphysical, and to my teaching and mentoring. I’d always wanted to tell her story, and had fooled around with different ways of telling it – (at the end of her life I […]

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks August 11-12, 2017

A brief message from Charlotte, Madeleine’s granddaughter. Dear Ones, The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually in August when the earth crosses the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Anywhere from 60 to 150 shooting stars an hour are visible during the peak nights in August. I’m often up at Crosswicks at some point during the showers, […]

Biography of Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L'Engle Young

Dear Ones, Madeleine’s granddaughters Léna and Charlotte sent the final draft of their biography to copyediting this week! It will spend about 9 months in production, and you can look for Becoming Madeleine L’Engle: A Biography by her Granddaughters (FSG) in February 2018! “I had a vile time in lessons today. In Latin. I hadn’t […]