Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Parent/Teen Book Club

Found this article online. Would be a great way to spend time with your teenager and stay connected. There are a lot of great books out there to share with your teen. Also a way to knock out summer reading!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mention of book in the Times-Picayune

Celebrating books the New Orleans way - Page 3

SIGNING ON: Look for more signings this spring of recently published books -- by noted poet-about-town Dennis Formento ("Looking for an Out Place," FootHills Press, $15), publisher of "Mesechabe: The Journal of Surregionalism," but best known by some as the founder of the Frank Zappatistas free jazz/free verse band; New Orleans writer/photographer Kristin Fouquet ("Twenty Stories," Rank Stranger Press, $14.95); and Baton Rouge writer Jake Webber ("Lafitte's Black Box," Llumina Press, $14.95), whose historical action/adventure tale time-travels between colonial and modern New Orleans and stars young Deveraux Parker, who finds a certain box ... that's been buried for two centuries ... which sparks a treasure hunt ...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The last American Pirate

Jean Lafitte, the notorious pirate who saved New Orleans from the British in the War of 1812, was the last American pirate. His death is surrounded in mystery. After he was forced out of New Orleans, he moved his operation to Galveston,Texas where he operated for for a few years. The US navy forced him out of Galveston. He burned his buildings and set sail in his ship, The Pride. He continued attacking and looting ships. Some say he died in a jungle in South or Central America, others say he died near Cuba while attacking a ship. Still others say he lived his life out peacefully somewhere in the United States. The mystery of Jean Lafitte is what makes reading about him so fun.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Map of French Quarter

This is the map from the book. The map highlights the areas of interest from the book. To follow the adventures of Devereaux, Sam, and Emily. You could, if you want, take the St. Charles streetcar on Louisiana Avenue and get off on Canal. Then follow the map into the Quarter!

Recent book signing

I had a great book signing this past weekend at Barnes and Noble at Citiplace here in Baton Rouge. The staff were great and the turnout was really good. I spoke to a few people about putting the map in the book up on the website. Will try to do that today, if not today, really soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two book signings coming up

I have two book signings coming up. The first one is this Saturday, March the 6th at Barnes and Noble in Baton Rouge. This is the one at Citiplace on Corporate. It's from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. The next book signing is in Natchez, MS the following Saturday, March the 13th at Turning Pages Bookstore on Franklin Street downtown. It will be from 1 to 3 in the afternoon. If you haven't been to Natchez, it's worth the trip. The Natchez Pilgrimage will be going on during this time as well.