Living up the 1940's in the Luther Hotel

Bringing stories and stars to life, celebrating the 1940s, the Luther Hotel and the stars who stayed there.

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Andrew's Arrival

Andrew Callaghan September 9, 1912 I keep thinking of my family. I haven’t played on the train at all. It seems wrong that I should be given everything while they struggle. As if mocking his words, Andrew’s new coat slid to the floor from the table where he had set it aside. They had passed…

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Scarlet's Story – Deleted Chapters

Deleted scenes from Lindsey Renee Backen’s “Across the Distance.”

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Can We Be Partners?

I’ve been toying with an idea, and I’m about to jump on it. (I think you might like it.) When I was in high school, I began a third rewrite of a drastically-changing story about a kingdom called “Sentarra” that hid within the borders of a fictional country called “Erilerre.” (It was originally “Eriland” but…

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Dave's Story

Dear Family, Well, boot camp sure didn’t last long. I’m already halfway across the world, and I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Somebody warned me to look out for flying foxes. I thought he was pulling my leg or that it was an army term I hadn’t learned yet, but when we were in the…

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