Monthly Archives: January 2011

THE FIRST SNOW BIRDS

In the 1870s, before Miami became Miami, hardy folk hacked away at the jungle, planted oranges and pineapples, made charcoal, and dug roots to make conti starch. Most of all, they fished. Up the coast at Jupiter Cove, tarpon raced … Continue reading

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Vicki Batman, Author Extraordinaire

Vicki has a great blog with interviews of other authors and interesting commentary. This week she has me on as her guest, an interview about writing and reading books. I hope you’ll stop by

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Faubourg Marigny

If you cross Esplanade Avenue along the northeast side of New Orleans’ French Quarter, you’ll find yourself in the neighborhood known as Faubourg Marigny. On our last trip to NO, we stayed in the more sedate eastern side of the … Continue reading

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FOR LOVE OF BREAD PUDDING

When we go to New Orleans, it is of primary importance to try the bread pudding at every eatery we find. First rule, there are no bad bread puddings. Second, even if the serving is huge, each of us is … Continue reading

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Conversations Live Radio Interview with Cyrus Webb

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of appearing on the Conversations Live radio program hosted by Cyrus Webb. A podcast of the interview is at http://tobtr.com/s/1458271.

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The Siege of Port Hudson

One of the pleasures of writing historical fiction is in doing the research so that the characters and stories fit the era in which they lived. That’s why I’ve made a couple of trips to visit the Port Hudson State … Continue reading

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A QUIET HOLIDAY

New Year’s Day. I suppose my husband and I are not the only souls over 40 who got a good night’s sleep last night. After a few dozen New Year’s Eves, we don’t need to see that ball thing drop … Continue reading

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