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 […]

As some of you know, I have several projects in the works. I am writing on the second book in the Junebug Series, Junebug and the Monkey,  as well as the second one in the Noah Chance series, Second Chance. Both of these are progressing, although some slight changes in direction have delayed them a […]

5.0 out of 5 stars Felt Like a Kid Again July 16, 2012 By Evergreen If you like books that can take you back to a simpler place and time, read this one. Sweet and endearing, this book is very enjoyable, with well drawn characters and a few twists and turns. I read this on […]

While I had written a couple of books before  Junebug , this is the first novel that I liked enough to pursue publishing. I started it almost 18 years ago, and mostly finished it back in 2006, but then kept messing with it until last year. The book was represented by a couple of agents at […]

It's interesting how certain small things burn into our memory when we are kids, only to come back to the front when we are adults. Even more interesting to people who aren't writers is how often these things make it into our books. As an example, one of my fondest memories of summers as a […]

My wife convinced me to read the YA trilogy, The Hunger Games and I must say I'm pretty impressed. Being YA books they are a very fast read but the author does a great job of creating a complete world even though the books are unraveling at a breakneck speed. The villain in the story […]

One of my pet peeves is when an author/writer spends a lot of time building up a character just to kill them off. Sometimes it is necessary to the story and I understand that but some authors, Stephen King for instance, does it in every book. I'm not sure if it is a belief he […]

A couple of people have asked if I'm going to publish print versions of my books and the answer is, probably so, but I'm not in a big hurry to do so. Yes, many people don't have access to Kindles and Nooks and that limits my market right now. I know, people can read them using […]