I just wanted to drop my readers a note and let them know that I am very honored to have been accepted to be a presenter at the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La.  on September 21 and 22, 2012.

The presentation will be titled "Loving Louisiana: How History Becomes Fiction". I'll discuss how "The Bottle Tree" came about as well as the trials of writing a novel that is both entertaining and sticks close to the facts.

Copies of my books will be available there as well.