When I visit with people at the various book signings I attend, some new authors or people who want to try their hand at writing are always curious about the environment in which I write.
We made some changes to the website and, due to some of the changes, lost some posts. If there is something you remember being on here but don’t see it now (and would like to again) please let me know and we’ll look for that specifically.
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 […]
Sometimes, as a writer, I do feel obligated to speak up on certain points. I generally keep politics out of my writing discussions because my readers (and friends) vary across the political spectrum, and I have other places I can voice my views. However, the Syrian refugee issue is different since it involves so many […]
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 […]
They arrest a student for a homemade clock but then tell us his race had nothing to do with it? Particularly after the remarks their officers made? We have an old saying in Texas, or we did before the state lost its collective mind: "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining." Read […]
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 […]