I've gotten a few communications on my annual appearance at the Natchitoches/NSU Folklife Festival and whether I will have any new books there and I thought I'd do a short post. We have an anthology we have put together of some older (pre-1920s) pieces concerning Louisiana as well as the poems from the collection I'm […]

First, I want to say that I love being a writer. Except when I don't.  Right now I'm working a couple of novels and a true crime book that is kicking my…well, you know. I'm 40+ pages into the true crime book, am pretty comfortable with all of the material (that's where my time as a […]

One of the greatest examples of storytelling in song helps us to remember the tragedy. Interestingly enough, on a whim I downloaded the song yesterday not realizing the significance of the date and just happened to see it on the web this morning. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot.  

As I've mentioned before, I think some of the best writing taking place now is for the premium channel series like HBO, Showtime, etc. (I'm particularly looking forward to Ash v. the Evil Dead premiering Halloween night). One show I was happy to see return was The Leftovers on HBO. The premise of The Leftovers […]

There's been an article floating around Facebook the last few days and it prompted me to write this post. The article is at this link and is the response of a Special Olympian to one of the nasty social media posts by Ann Coulter.  I try not to get too political on my own author […]

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the Sixth Annual Louisiana Studies Conference September 11-12 in the Creative and Performing Arts Complex. The conference opens at 2:30 PM on September 11, and presentations start at 3:15 PM Scholars from throughout Louisiana and eight other states and the United Kingdom will make presentations on aspects of  […]

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that Amazon seems to have, once again, removed a number of reviews even though I don't use paid reviewers for my products and so I'd ask anyone who has read any of my books to take a minute, if it isn't too much trouble, and head on over […]

It's really strange how things, good and bad, always seem to happen for a reason. I've also noticed time and time again that God, Fate, Gaia, the Cosmos, or sheer, dumb coincidence, depending on your belief system, tends to remind us some things need to be addressed or taken care of at different times in […]