Friday, May 28, 2021


 My three published books. Need to get back to writing. Work and Covid has derailed me badly. But now that I'm fully vaccinated and school is out, perhaps I can get some things done.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Ghostly Tales of New Orleans

 So I have a third book out now. It's coming to being was a bit of a surprise to me. My publisher emailed me and asked if I could adapt an adult book into middle grade. Well, I wasn't sure if I could because I'd never done anything like that before. But I gave it a try and apparently it went well because it is being published. 

WOOT!

It's an anthology of "true" ghost stories that have haunting New Orleans for a very long time. Along with a history of the city and how it came to be. I had fun doing this project and I'm beholden to my publisher Arcadia/Pelican for thinking of me.

 




Friday, April 5, 2019

And in the Advocate





Pelican Publishing is now Arcadia Publishing




Current Pelican authors include roots musician Johnette Downing, who's written a series of children's books, and Laura Dragon, author if award-winning "Hurricane Boy."

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Pelican Publishing has been sold.

Pelican Publishing has been sold.

To Arcadia Publishing.

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 put up.

So cool.

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.

https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/
https://www.pelicanpub.com/

Sunday, January 6, 2019


So, I know I'm late to the whole New Year's Resolution thing this year, but my hope is to have at least a third book up on my blog this year. I'm working on two projects so we'll see.

Fingers crossed.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Gilbert Worthy AKA Mr. Red

 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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Falkner's Natural World.


Ed Croom, a Botanist and Photographer took this photo for Cheryl Mathis and I because he felt it would fit the book we're currently working on. He's right. It does.


This is Ed Crooms Book.
There are many more gorgeous and evocative pictures inside of it. A kind and talented man.