So my Publisher Pelican Publishing got sold today to Arcadia
Publishing. They made an announcement about it, each giving a sample of
the books they published and my book was one of the ones my Publisher
About Pelican Publishing
Since 1926, Pelican Publishing Company has been committed to
publishing books of quality and permanence that enrich the lives of
those who read them. In the ninety-three years since publishing William
Faulkner and William Spratling’s Sherwood Anderson and Other Creole
Characters, Pelican has continued to push the perceptions of Southern
publishing while remaining focused on stories of interest to
generations of readers. Whether it be moments of local history revealed
in books such as An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward,
flavorful regional dishes celebrated on the pages of In a While,
Crocodile, entertaining and educational stories for children such as Hurricane Boy,
or musical profiles of the area’s most talented artists in fascinating
titles including Louisiana Rocks!, Pelican publishes it all for
today’s market. With a strong internship program that has nurtured
many in the next generation of publishing, Pelican has made its mark on
the greater world of publishing.
Gilbert Worthy. My very good friend and person who made me feel safer at work than anyone else. The character Mr. Red in Hurricane Boy was based on the lovely Gilbert. He came to Hollis's aid in the same way I saw him come to patient after patient's aid at work. He is gone now, but his legend still lives. I am grateful to have known him.
Metairie Barnes and Noble on October 1, me and several Bayou Bogeyman authors, Cheryl McGoey Mathis, Gary G Alipio, Pat Hefler, Sue D. Houston, Julie Gonzalez, Virginia Howard, will be running all over Barnes and Noble signing books. There will apparently be Zombies as well.
Spooky Story Time at the La Petite Tea Room – for children 7 yrs
old and up. The Bayou Bogeyman Presents: Hoodoo and Voodoo. This book
reading and tea party will include dress-up, specially themed crafting,
story-time, snacks, tea-time, and more! Cost is $15 per child.
Reservations only. Call 504-733-1001 for more details. – Friday, October