Tag Archives: New Orleans

WRITERLY DECISIONS

The process for writing historical novels generally goes like this. You happen up on something that intrigues you. You do the research – lots of it, more than you can use. You ponder characters and plots. You dream about them. … Continue reading

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Why write a book without a wizard, or a romance?

My son, who especially likes Jim Butcher’s series The Dresden Files, says he doesn’t see why anyone would write a book without a wizard in it. I don’t see why anyone would write a book without a little romance in … Continue reading

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When Creoles met Cajuns (a short palatable history)

I have written a bunch of novels about the Creoles and Cajuns, slaves, and Americans who populated early Louisiana. (See Author Page on Amazon or my website.) This is the outline of my earliest research so I wouldn’t tell folks the … Continue reading

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I’m baaacck!

Hellloooo! I’m back from no-words land. My husband and our pretty lab Josie have been traveling and slowly moving from Texas to our new home in Florida. We both grew up in Florida, have a sibling here, and few would … Continue reading

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A FASCINATING READ IN AMERICAN HISTORY

I bought American Uprising:The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen a year ago after I heard him being interviewed on NPR. I’ve only just now started reading it and already feel it’s one of those Hey Everybody … Continue reading

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N’AWLLINS, DAHLIN

Been back to New Orleans.  Reason one:  to eat shrimp remoulade and bread pudding.  Wherever my husband and I stop in for supper, we pretty much have those two things along with fish or gumbo or jambalaya.  Ever questing after … Continue reading

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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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