Titles: What’s Your Favorite?


I have a guest with me this week, my dear friend Karen Stone Young, whom I met back in the 1980s when we were both writing for Silhouette Romance.

Karen and I have remained close ever since, and now she’s with me at Chautauqua Institution for our week on the American West.

There are two kinds of house guests at Chautauqua, those who “get” what goes on here, and those who haven’t a clue. Karen is the first and we spent a lovely day at lectures, a chamber music concert and now a walk to the lake followed by the Charlotte Ballet in our outdoor amphitheater. Life is good, but my blog will necessarily be short.

Last Friday I asked you for suggestions for titles for my new book in progress.  You were great, and I much appreciate your input. Would you like to give a little more?

Right now the following titles are in the running.  My publisher could squelch them all, but we hope not. Do you have a favorite?  Let me know.

  • The Color of Light (suggested by one of my readers)
  • The Color of Dreams
  • The Color of Sunlight
  • The Light of Distant Stars
  • The Distant Light of Stars

Would you pick up a book with any of these titles simply because you found them evocative and wanted to know more?

I love the way you respond when I ask a question, and even if I can’t answer every one of you personally, please know I pay close attention to everything you say.


  1. Martha on July 22, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I like the first two – The Color of Light and/or The Color of Dreams. I lean more toward the second one. Good luck with the publisher.

  2. Jane on July 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Love the “Color of Sunlight.” It makes me happy when I see sunlight.

  3. Linda Cornwall on July 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    How about StarShine

  4. Debra Hearne on July 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

    The Light of Distant Stars

  5. Debbie Haupt on July 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Emilie, I love the one suggested by your reader and I think it was very special of you to put it out to us to be a part of this name choosing.
    Also thank you for the sweet comment you made at the end I know that readers appreciate that they are being listened to.

  6. Kaye Rhodes on July 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I like the 3 “Color of….” suggestions. The last 2 suggestions don’t appeal to me.

  7. Darla Fain on July 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I like them all but the Color of Light includes all forms of light….still my favorite.

  8. Pat Azadi on July 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The Light of Distant Stars is the title that would most intrigue me and cause me to pick up the book

  9. Lynn Ross on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 am

    The Color of Dreams, although I like them all.

  10. Janet Warren on July 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The Color of Dreams would speak to me, but I buy anything with your name on it.

  11. Fay on July 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I like-The Light of Distant Stars. Although, I must tell you that no matter what the book is called, I would buy it because it is one by you. I have liked all of your books and recommend them to alot of readers.

    I grew up in W.New York and went to Chautauqua not enough! I would like sometime to spend the summer there and stay in one of the “cool” guest houses. Well, actually I would like to OWN a house in Chatauqua! But that’s a dream!

    • Emilie Richards on July 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

      Fay, thanks for your kind words. I hope you do come back to Chautauqua some summer. Right now it’s raining again, which it’s done quite enough of this year, but it’s the most wonderful weather for writing. Always a silver lining.

  12. Sandra Logar on July 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    How about:
    The Dawn of a New Light

  13. Marilee on July 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The Light of Distant Stars is my favorite!!

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