2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Louisiana’s world-class celebration of readers, writers and their books will return to Baton Rouge from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It all takes place at the State Library of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and in tents on neighboring streets. Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

“Plunder,” by Mary Anna Evans

Review by Philip K. Jason Poisoned Pen Press. 306 pages. $24.95 hardback, $14.95 trade paper. This latest adventure of Ms. Evans’ protagonist, archaeologist Faye Longchamp, has many centers of interest. Faye is at work in the area where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. That is, she is in Louisiana not far from […]

Higher Ground by James Nolan

Click to Order Higher Ground, by James Nolan Review by Philip K. Jason James Nolan was best known as a poet, poetry translator and critic before publishing an award-winning short story collection, Perpetual Care and Other Stories, in 2008. Higher Ground, winner of the William Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal in the novel category, adds another dimension […]

Three Must-Read Short Story Collections

    Tired of buying electronics or golf gadgets for Father’s Day. Hook your father figure up with a sweet read this month instead. Even if the men in your life don’t have the attention span for a novel or memoir, they will enjoy these powerful literary shorts…but old and new. Warning: These are so good, you might […]

Meet Author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Recently, SLR Contributor, Rhett DeVane, had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavyby Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. When she contacted the author for this interview, Shellie was busy preparing for the possible worst-case scenario of the Mississippi River flooding her hometown. Even with this, she promptly replied with her usual humor and distinctive Southern […]

Poet Laureate presents Louisiana Poets, Baton Rouge, La

Poet Laureate presents Louisiana Poets Noon–1:30 pm State Library 701 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Wednesday, April 13        In celebration of National Poetry Month, joinLouisiana’s Poet Laureate Darrell Borque as he hosts poets from around the state who will be reading their work.       Participants include Caroline Ancelet, Jack Bedell, Marilyn Burel, Sidney […]

Country Roads Magazine Short Story Contest

Country Roads magazine’s tenth annual Regional Writings issue will be published in June 2011, featuring the winners of their annual Short Story Contest and Readers’ Choice Award. Writers of Louisiana and Mississippi are now invited to submit works of fiction or haiku for a chance at publication. Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15. A panel […]

Killing Time by John Holloway and Ronald M. Gauthier

Review by Allen Mendenhall John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier have written a thriller.  Unlike other thrillers, Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010) is not fiction.  It is, in the authors’ words, “a true story” told in “narrative style.”  There’s an old saying: reality is stranger than fiction.  Here’s […]