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Cathy with blue prairie iris

Cathy Thomason, my intrepid guide and new friend in coastal Louisiana, holds a blue prairie iris plucked from a field of them blooming in early May. I’ll post more during my month-long research travels in Southern Louisiana for The Road … Continue reading

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Healing the wounds of racism, a discussion with Charlotte Watson Sherman

On Saturday, April 6, I joined a small group of people assembled by novelist Charlotte Watson Sherman.  We heard about her new novel in progress and talked about healing and racism. Her novel is based on a true story, the possible … Continue reading

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THE NEXT BIG THING: THE ROAD TO INDIGO, a novel by Sandra Sarr

THE NEXT BIG THING interview:  Sandra Sarr The Road to Indigo a novel First, thanks to Claire Gebben, author of Harm’s Way: A Blacksmith’s Journey, for tagging me to participate.  What is the working title of your book?  The Road … Continue reading

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Road to a ghost plantation

My friend, Jen Mouton, and I went on an exploration of backroads in May 2012 and found this road, the only remaining evidence of an old plantation outside St. Martinville, Louisiana. Preston Guidry told me about this place when I … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I left my writing job and entered the Master of Fine Arts Program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, Whidbey Writers Workshop in January 2009 to learn how to write fiction.  I wanted to write a novel.  My program … Continue reading

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