Just a reminder, I'll be on a panel and giving a short lecture/speech on 9/21 at the Louisiana Studies Conference at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The panel is set to start at 3:15 and there will be a Q and A session immediately following.
The lecture is formally titled "Loving Louisiana: Turning Fact Into Fiction" and is basically how the book The Bottle Tree came to be as well as a little information on where writers (or at least me) get the ideas for our books.
There are a bunch of great lectures scheduled on a variety of topics. You can see a full schedule here.
The greatest thing is that the conference is free for attendees!