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 […]

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that Amazon seems to have, once again, removed a number of reviews even though I don't use paid reviewers for my products and so I'd ask anyone who has read any of my books to take a minute, if it isn't too much trouble, and head on over […]

I have two series of books that I write. Well, since you have to have more than one book connected together to have a series I actually have one series and the aspirations (and a half written follow up) for a second. The first series is the Junebug series based around the protagonist Junebug Walker. If […]

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 […]

One of the questions i get asked a lot is "Which one of your books is your favorite?" That is an extremely hard question to answer because the simple fact is that I have written a couple of books that I will likely never publish because I don't like them that much so, inherently, when […]

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 […]

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 […]

I love reading and that love is probably one of the reasons I love writing. When I was a kid I used to go down to my grandparent's house in Natchitoches, La. and spend every summer there. My grandparents lived outside of town a few miles and once a week or so my grandmother would […]

A couple of people have asked about when the next book will be out in the Noah Chance Series as well as the Junebug series. On both of these my best guess is within a few months. I'm over a hundred pages into both of them, but the story is still going and the characters […]

Someone asked me the other day if I was still going to look for an agent and publish through conventional means if I had the chance.  Really, my answer is probably, but not if I have to spend a lot of time doing the things other than writing. I wouldn't mind if I was asked […]