Monthly Archives: November 2014

Small Business Saturday at Octavia Books, New Orleans

With Katy Simpson Smith, Louis Maistros, and Michael Patrick Welch.

Katy Simpson Smith1

Katy Simpson Smith2

Louis Maistros

Michael Patrick Welch

Indies First/Small Business Saturday in New Orleans

I’ll be celebrating Small Business Saturday tomorrow in New Orleans at Octavia Books at 2:00 and Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop at 4:00.

Drop by and I’ll help you with your Christmas shopping. Indies First, ya’ll.


Glamour Nights at Faulkner Fest

I judged the high school short story contest again this year for the New Orleans William Faulkner/William Wisdom writing competition. Here I am with the winner, from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the talented Ms. Adia Heisser.


Faulkner Fest This Week in New Orleans

I’m looking forward to the 2014 Faulkner Fest this week here in New Orleans. I’ll be presenting and paneling. More info at

And here’s a picture of me dressed as William Faulkner. Convincing, no?


At the New Orleans Book Festival

Thanks to the few and the brave who came out to see me, Laura Lane McNeal, and Zachary Lazar speak instead of Wally Lamb, who was on at the same time today. Here we are before or after our panel:

NO Book Fest w LL and ZL

And here I am signing books afterward. A big old pile of books:

NO Book Fest Sign1

New Orleans Book Festival This Saturday

I’m looking forward to paneling with authors Zachary Lazar and Laura Lane McNeal at the New Orleans Book Festival this Saturday at City Park. Drop by and say hello. Laura Lane is making cupcakes for everyone. 11:00 a.m. in the NOMA auditorium.

Visit to Loyola’s Intensive English Program, No. 3

I’m looking forward to visiting international students at Loyola University’s Intensive English Program again this week. This semseter they’ve been reading THE NIGHT OF THE COMET:

LIEP Comet