One of the things I enjoy most about being a writer is interacting with readers and potential readers. I always learn something new about them, the subject of my book, or, just as often, about myself. As a matter of fact, the only thing I don’t like about doing book signings is that often it […]

Summer is here and everyone is looking for something fun to do. I'd like to suggest that you consider visiting the 2015 Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Festival held in beautiful and historic Natchitoches, Louisiana at the Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University. Most of the exhibits (including my booth) are inside the air conditioned coliseum […]

I've been invited back to participate in the 36th Annual Natchiotches-NSU Folk Festival this year. The 2015 NSU Folk Festival will be held July 17-18, 2015 at Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The festival hours for Friday are 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 […]

I was digging around on my workspace and came across the paper shown in the picture. That's from a drawing that was done a few years ago at the NSU-Natchitoches Folk Festival. My kids and their assorted friends, girlfriends and future son in law attended as well. One of these was a good friend of my sons', Jordan […]

I am absolutely tired of being told you can't use this word or that word as you're writing.  The simple fact is that a word alone is nothing. It doesn't call down Satan, start Ragnarok (South park reference here), or mean that you subscribe to the meaning someone else assigns to that word. My book, The […]