Thursday, August 26, 2010

Texas Book Festival Line-Up Announced!

The Texas Book Festival in Austin has officially announced it's star-studded line-up for this year's book festival. Mark your calendars for October 16-17 State Capital Building in Austin, Texas!

The list of authors is too long to share on this blog, but you can look at the entire list here. Some of the bigger names include Laura Bush, Alton Brown, Justin Cronin, Robin Oliviera (Pulpwood Queen Selection!), Abraham Verghese (Pulpwood Queen Selection!), and much more! You can click on each name on the list to view a full bio on the author.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Book Festival This October!

Acadiana Book Festival
8:00am-5:00pm Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010
Cite' des Arts, downtown Lafayette
Admission: Free

For all of you who have been disappointed that the Louisiana Book Festival has been put on hold, have no fear...the Acadiana Book Festival is here! It will be full of author presentations, signings, and even a panel featuring yours truly! More information will be announced soon, so mark your calendars!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spooky Shreveport - Book Signing

Dr. Gary Joiner & Dr. Cheryl White will be signing their new book Historic Haunts of Shreveport on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Click here for directions.

Drs. Joiner and White teamed up with Louisiana Spirits paranormal group to try and discover the dark history of Shreveport. In a recent article, White stressed that this is not a book about ghosts, but a history of the city that happens to include mysterious happenings. Some of the locations that made the cut in the book is, of course, the Municipal Auditorium and the Logan Mansion. According to the article, the book will be followed by the release of Wicked Shreveport.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Author Event Takes A Bite Out Of October!

"Reader, you are about to enter a world that exists simultaneous with your own. But be warned: in its realm, there are no rules, and there is certainly no neat formula to become—or to destroy—one who has risen above the human condition…The truth is, we must fear monsters less and be warier of our own kind." - (Dracula In Love)

Queen Kathy Patrick has just announced that author Karen Essex will be attending the October Pulpwood Queen Meeting at Beauty and the Book in Jefferson, TX. Karen is the author of a truly Gothic vampire tale called Dracula In Love that will certainly make for some spooky Halloween reading!Read an excerpt of the novel here.

And if that is not enough, Queen Kathy is preparing for an entirely Victorian meeting full of surprises!

Place: Beauty and the Book
Jefferson, Texas
Date: TBA
Time: TBA

Friday, August 13, 2010

HBO Documentary - Katrina 5yrs Later

The Follow-up of Spike Lee's award winning documentary "When The Levees Broke" will premiere on HBO on August 23-24.

According to the Times Picayune: The new documentary, titled “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise,” will premiere on HBO in two parts on August 23 and 24. The first and fourth hours of the film, which revisits many of the people viewers met in “Levees,” will be screened at the New Orleans event. Other segments recount the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl victory, examine efforts to overhaul New Orleans’ public housing and public schools, crime, the Make It Right Foundation’s work in the Lower 9th Ward and Mississippi Gulf Coast recovery.

Most of the entire fourth hour of the film is dedicated to the BP oil spill and its aftermath.

NOLA STARS - Meeting

North Louisiana StoryTellers and Authors of Romance

August Meeting: August 14, 2010
Bossier Parish Library (History Center)
2206 Beckett St.
Bossier City, LA

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Al's Book Club For Kids Selection

The Today Show's Al Roker has chosen my sweet friend Jewell Parker Rhodes' new young readers novel Ninth Ward to be a part of his popular Al's Book Club For Kids!

You can read The Today Show page about it here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jewell Parker Rhodes Shares Book With RRPQ!

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes has sent the Red River Pulpwood Queens an advanced reader's copy of her new young readers book Ninth Ward for us to share with each other!

Those interested can contact me to get your name put on the sharing list!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Queen Carey Remembers Mrs. Vera

Since our topic for August is Hurricane Katrina, I am proud to announce that my article in this month's Louisiana Road Trips magazine pays homage to one of the many who did not survive the storm. On page 18, my article Mrs. Vera: The Patron Saint of Hurricane Katrina, tells the story of Vera Smith, an average woman whose death encompasses the violence and corruption in early post-Katrina.