Being Bonnie Vanak

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Orleans at Christmas

In New Orleans, LA, in the French Quarter for Heather Graham's Writers for New Orleans conference. Heather has put on this conference every year after Hurricane Katrina to bring business to the city. After attending the first conference, I've wanted to return, and this year finally did!

New Orleans is ablaze with Christmas and fun, like this street band that was playing great music...love the washboard! The impromptu style and energy is terrific... street bands will set up wherever there is an empty spot and begin to play.
And then there are the window displays, such as this one on Royal Street. Author Traci Hall and I had lunch yesterday at Pierre Masperos, and enjoyed seeing all the holiday displays. That's Traci in the window reflection!

I'm having a great time, and doing the booksigning today at noon. And I worked hard yesterday... finally finished editing The Patriot's Conquest and sent it to the freelance editor! I'm hoping to get this new book online by January 1... the book is quite special to me. It's set in 1775 right before the American Revolution and the hero is an American patriot who catches a lovely British woman spying on him, who send him hanging. Stay tuned for details!

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