July 23, 2008

Author, Author! Event in Shreveport

Gosh, but Louisiana people know how to host an event. Here are some photos taken by my friend Matt Williamson of what an author does on the road. He didn’t photograph himself taking me through the McDonalds drive-thru at midnight still wearing my crown.

Me as Queen of the Authors.


John Pritchard and I just before we both got crowned.

king and queen

Signing Lynn Laird’s amazing Mardi Gras jacket covered with author’s signatures. You can see into the famous Municipal Auditorium through the doors in the background.

signing a jacket

On a panel with Darden North, Randy Denmon, John Pritchard, me, and Kenneth Robbins.

July 22, 2008

Queen of the Authors

Just got back from a fabulous event in Shreveport — Author, Author — a benefit for the wonderful historic building that hosted the Louisiana Hayride.  Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny and June, you name them, all the big stars performed there.  

Shreveport is a beautiful town.  Here’s a simple cottage and then a photo of me, THE Pulpwood Queen, Kathy Patrick, and two other Pulpwood Queens who are ladies in waiting.

I was crowned “Queen of the Authors” for no good reason, hung around for a great party, and then went through the McDonald’s drive thru at midnight, still wearing my crown because I’d forgotten I had it on. The late night dash for a white trash comfort meal was necessary because I’d declined the fried alligator served at the ball.

Shreveport Mansion

4 Queens