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Louisiana is a state known for famous storytelling, colorful characters and award-winning books and Louisiana Book News column/blog spotlights them weekly at http://louisianabooknews.blogspot.com/

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New Orleans native Colleen Mooney highlights unique side of city in her 'Go Cup Chronicles' mystery series

Today’s guest blogger to Louisiana Book News is the prolific Colleen Mooney of New Orleans. Mooney is the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of “The New Orleans Go-Cup Chronicles” and founder of the city’s Sisters in Crime chapter. Her latest book is "Politicians, Potholes and Pralines." She's also an author who diligently raises money for animals. First, I’d like to thank Chere Coen for asking me to be a guest on her blog. “Politicians, Potholes and Pralines” is book six…

My podcast on Discover Lafayette! "Award-Winning Journalist Bringing Louisiana to Life - Discover Lafayette" Mon Cheri, Best Love Stories, Love Story, Variety Magazine, Damn Yankees, New Orleans Travel, Award Winning Books, The Uncanny, Mystery Series

Cheré Coen: Award-Winning Journalist Bringing Louisiana to Life - Discover Lafayette

Prolific Writer Covers All Topics from Travel, Food, and Romance to Paranormal Mysteries Cheré Dastugue Coen, an award-winning journalist, has been writing her whole life. Never experiencing writer’s block, she is the author of books of local interest such as “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana,” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A […]

Read "A Dream and a Chisel Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory in Paris, by Angela Gregory available from Rakuten Kobo. Angela Gregory is considered by many the doyenne of Louisiana sculpture and is a notable twentieth century American scul.

Baton Rouge Library offers special author event

Nancy L. Penrose , coauthor of “A Dream and a Chisel: Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory in Paris, 1925-1928,” and Gregory historian Susan Hymel will discuss the memoir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Main Library at Goodwood in Baton Rouge. The free presentation hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Special Collections Department will include a reading of excerpts from the book, a question-and-answer period following the presentation, and a book signing by Penrose. Copies of the…

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'Heaven, My Home' continues Locke's mystery series

Attica Locke has a new book out Sept. 17, 2019, the follow-up to the award-winning “Bluebird, Bluebird.” "Heaven, My Home" is set on Caddo Lake and features Texas Ranger Darren Matthews on the hunt for a boy who’s gone missing. Here’s the book description: Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he’s alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him – and all goes dark. Darren Matthews is trying to emerge…

Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou (eBook Rental) French Quarter Restaurants, Literary Nonfiction, Award Winning Books, Personal Narratives, Learning The Alphabet, Happy Reading, Big Family

Ken Wells - GUMBO LIFE: Tales from the Roux Bayou

Come join us when author/journalist Ken Wells talks gumbo, presenting and signing his new book. GUMBO LIFE: Tales from the Roux Bayou. Ken Wells was to the gumbo born. Enhancing that felicitous beginning, he has traveled the Gumbo Belt researching, recording, and—most importantly—savoring the myriad interpretations of the iconic Louisiana soup. He even has recipes, including two of my favorites. (I’m not telling which ones!) Like a dense, flavorful gumbo filled with tastes of the region…

It's Great to Be a NOLA Kid: An A-Z Coloring Book: Melissa Wallace: 9781455620524: Amazon.com: Books Award Winning Books, New Orleans Louisiana, Create And Craft, Book Themes, Paperback Books, New Books, Childrens Books, Storytelling, Illustrators

It's Great to Be a NOLA Kid: An A-Z Coloring Book

It's Great to Be a NOLA Kid: An A-Z Coloring Book [Wallace, Melissa] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It's Great to Be a NOLA Kid: An A-Z Coloring Book

Read "Love in Season" by Pamela S. Thibodeaux available from Rakuten Kobo. Anytime is the perfect time for love. In this anthology, author Pamela S Thibodeaux brings together eight of her most be. Romantic Short Stories, Uncommon Grounds, Family Valentines Day, Romance Books, Writing Romance, Cool Eyes, See Photo, First Night, The Great Outdoors

For Valentine's Day, try Thibodeaux's 'Love in Season'

Today’s Louisiana Book News guest blogger is Pamela S. Thibodeaux, a multi-published author from Louisiana who describes her books as "Inspirational with an edge." Love in Season For quite some time I wanted to put together a collection of short stories that centered around the four seasons and four holidays that focus on love and family — Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since I already had several stories at Pelican Book Group, I mentioned this idea to my editor, the…

Louisiana Book News: 'Willow Rose Series' author Ann Marie Jameson New Books, Books To Read, Cajun French, Louisa May, Short Stories For Kids, Pen Name, Book News, Award Winning Books, Book Signing

'Willow Rose Series' author Ann Marie Jameson

This week’s guest blogger is Pam Villagran, who writes the Willow Rose Series under the pen name of Ann Marie Jameson. Hello, fellow book lovers and addicts! I am here to confess my own book addiction, but alas, not only am I addicted to reading books, I am also addicted to writing them. Before I tell you about my literary addictions, though, let me introduce myself to you. I am a lifelong Louisiana native. I was born in New Orleans but grew up in Monroe. I moved back to the New Orleans area…

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'Willow Rose Series' author Ann Marie Jameson

This week’s guest blogger is Pam Villagran, who writes the Willow Rose Series under the pen name of Ann Marie Jameson. Hello, fellow book lovers and addicts! I am here to confess my own book addiction, but alas, not only am I addicted to reading books, I am also addicted to writing them. Before I tell you about my literary addictions, though, let me introduce myself to you. I am a lifelong Louisiana native. I was born in New Orleans but grew up in Monroe. I moved back to the New Orleans area…

 The Historic New Orleans Collection launches an exhibition and catalog of “Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landsca. Documentary Photography, Book Photography, Award Winning Books, Cover Pics, History Books, Mississippi, Movies And Tv Shows, New Books, New Orleans

Sexton opens 'Enigmatic Stream' with book, exhibit

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, The Historic New Orleans Collection launches an exhibition and catalog of “Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River” by New Orleans-based photographer and author Richard Sexton. The opening reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Collection’s new exhibition space at 520 Royal St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The book features 100 black-and-white photographs of Sexton’s, along with his preface and essays by Paul Schneider and…

Two new children’s books introduce kids to the wonders of the Louisiana swamp. An alligator yearns to be the queen of the swamp, f. Louisiana Swamp, New Children's Books, Award Winning Books, Childrens Books, Storytelling, Diva, Queen, Children Books, Children Story Book

Head to swamp with new children’s books

Two new children’s books introduce kids to the wonders of the Louisiana swamp. An alligator yearns to be the queen of the swamp, following in her mother's royal footsteps, in Brenda Farrington’s “Swamp Diva,” and she believes that task requires jewels, makeup and looking cool. Her family and friends teach her that beauty comes from within and through acceptance and understanding. “I never rule with sparkling jewels, crowns, or fancy stuff,” Momma tells her. “Respect and rules and love for…

Two new children’s books introduce kids to the wonders of the Louisiana swamp. An alligator yearns to be the queen of the swamp, f. French Alphabet, Alphabet Book, Cajun French, Louisiana Swamp, New Children's Books, Award Winning Books, Childrens Books, Writers, Storytelling

Head to swamp with new children’s books

Two new children’s books introduce kids to the wonders of the Louisiana swamp. An alligator yearns to be the queen of the swamp, following in her mother's royal footsteps, in Brenda Farrington’s “Swamp Diva,” and she believes that task requires jewels, makeup and looking cool. Her family and friends teach her that beauty comes from within and through acceptance and understanding. “I never rule with sparkling jewels, crowns, or fancy stuff,” Momma tells her. “Respect and rules and love for…

Today's guest author spotlight is Donna Hankins, who was born and raised in New Orleans, lived in Europe and several U.

Hankins' latest novel is 'Louisiana Bound'

Today's guest author spotlight is Donna Hankins, who was born and raised in New Orleans, lived in Europe and several U.S. Southern states, but who now resides in Central Louisiana. Hankins loves to write paranormal, romance and mysteries with adventure. Her first novel, “Louisiana Cajun Girl,” was published in 2016 after Hankins retired from the state of Louisiana. Her recent novel, “Louisiana Bound,” hit No. 6 as an Amazon Best Seller on Mother’s Day weekend. Here’s the book description of…

Adventures in readings — Pedersen's 'Swamp Kids' Book News, Award Winning Books, Louisiana, Kids Playing, Bowser, New Books, Storytelling, Adventure, Baseball

Adventures in readings — Pedersen's 'Swamp Kids'

We’ve been following the impressive publishing career of Leif Pedersen, who works as a professional fund-raising executive by day. He’s published several books in the “The Adventures of the Swamp Kids” series, incorporating many Louisiana celebrities in the telling, and selling the sweet children’s board books throughout Louisiana. His latest is “The Swamp Kids Play Ball” (illustrated by Tim Banfell) and features the usual suspects such as TuTu the turtle, Boudin the pig, Plauche the pelican…