Long, long ago back before I knew near as much about Laura Ingalls Wilder as I do now I read in an actual book that Roger Lea MacBride was
announcing that in 1984 Pioneer Girl (the unpublished Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiography) would be published. All through 1983 I talked about it – A LOT! I was so excited that it was going to be published. I was practically dancing January 1, 1984, the wonderful year was finally here! I was so happy Pioneer Girl would be out any day! Not just photocopies of the manuscript, but published, published!
Flashforward 28 years (and one more firm announcement that it would be published that fell through) and South Dakota State Historical Society Press announced that they were going to release the book in July 2012. I pre-ordered of course, but I’m no longer counting any chickens. I’m starting to think I’m not meant to see it happen because once again it’s been delayed again. Here is the report: