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The Summer of ‘66 by Gary S Renfro -   Baseball, Best Friends, Dreams & a Positive Attitude for LifeThe Summer of '66 by Gary S Renfro

   The Summer of ‘66 is about friends, winning and setting the ground work for a successful life. It makes no difference if you are 8 or 68, people want that moment in time where everything went right, the stars were aligned and only you could see and feel it happening. Sit back and enjoy and thanks for allowing me to share a little of my dreams with you.
                     “Play Ball!”            

Humberto Fontova - Northshore -           Author, Columnist and Public Speaker
Humberto Fontova, Author,  Columnist and Public Speaker
   Humberto is an avid hunter, fisherman and scuba diver. He has written several books on diving and hunting. In 2005 he began to explore his newest interest by writing a book in the political gendre. Born in Cuba and lucky that his family was able to escape to America, you will find his point of view both fascinating and enlightening. 
If you like hunting or diving, his Louisiana books will give you a glimpse of life in this Southern State.            

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AIDY’s Poetry Blog - New Orleans, Louisiana - Foreign, indie, and animated film reviews. Biographical essays, book reviews, photography inspired poetry, and creative writing.

Andrei Codrescu - New Orleans - this Louisiana author is a Romanian transplant who has made a reputation as a poet in prose. Reviews, publications, upcoming appearances, selected readings, author's commentary, and more.

Anne Rice - New Orleans - one of the most read authors in America today. Her stories are a rich blending of the visible and perpetual worlds and are deeply etched with tapestries of history, philosophy, religion, belief, and supernatural forces, bringing us into the lives of characters that push our physical world beyond that which we perceive. Get costumes from Anne Rice Resource page.

Arthur Hardy - New Orleans, Louisiana - Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide contains 128 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. The award-winning magazine includes a history of the event; answers to the 25 most frequently asked questions; an illustrated glossary of Mardi Gras terms; and articles on New Orleans personalities, traditions & happenings. For more than 3 decades, the city's top writers and photographers have worked together to create a publication that has achieved genuine collectible status. With more than two million copies sold, Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide is recognized as the program to the event.

Barbara Colley - Luling, Louisiana - Barbara is a romance and mystery novelist who is known for the fictitious "Charlotte LaRue", the subject of a series of mysteries.

Barbara Sillery - New Orleans - Barbara Sillery is the author of The Haunting of Louisiana and The Haunting of Mississippi, and the producer/writer of cultural documentaries that have aired on PBS and are now available on DVD.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Metairie, Louisiana - includes listing of bestsellers. Features college textbooks, music, software, and online courses.

BJ Bourg - Mathews, Louisiana - I believe that a writer is nothing without readers and I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who choose to read my work and support my writing. I also appreciate each and every person who has taken the time to visit my website.

Cajun Karl's Cook'n Adventures - offer an authentic Cajun Cooking TV Show dedicated to providing viewers with a true Louisiana adventure while they learn to cook. Cookbook - dvds available online.

Catholic Book Store - New Orleans - Welcome to the Catholic Book Store! We are New Orleans' oldest independent bookstore that has been serving the Church in New Orleans and the Gulf South. The Catholic Book Store is a non-profit religious books and gifts store serving the greater New Orleans community since the 1930s.

Chris Tusa - New Orleans - Chris Tusa was born and raised in New Orleans. His work has appeared in Connecticut Review, Texas Review, Prairie Schooner, The New Delta Review, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Passages North, Spoon River, New York Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Tar River, Story South, and others. He has studied under a number of notable writers, including Tim Gautreaux, Sidney Wade, and Debora Gregor.

Christa Allan - Abita Springs, Louisiana - Christa Allan is a true southern gem of a writer who's work is inspirational and uplifting.

Da Cajn Critter Cookbook - New Orleans - "Da Cajn Critter" cookbook, a 2008 USA Book News award winner, is a "gumbo" of Cajun, Creole, old family, friends, and personal recipes that use ingredients that can be found at any grocery store.

Docket No. 76 - Kenner, Louisiana - Arita Bohannan, author of the critically acclaimed book, Docket No. 76, a fictional crime thriller about a New Orleans prosecutor who faces her own childhood abuser in the trial of her life.

Drew Brees “Coming Back Stronger” - New Orleans, Louisiana - "Coming Back Stronger" is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on. Brees' inspiring message of hope and encouragement proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only come back, but come back stronger.

Faulkner House Books - New Orleans, Louisiana - Established eleven years ago on William Faulkner's birthday, September 25, 1990, Faulkner House Books has been a full-service new and used book store serving the New Orleans, Louisiana, area and customers around the world.

Frances Parkinson Keyes - (1885 - 1970) Best known for her 1948 murder mystery “Dinner at Antoine’s”, Frances Parkinson Keyes was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was the wife of Virginia Senator, Henry Keyes. In the 1950s, she purchased the historic Beauregard House in the New Orleans French Quarter and became a fixture of New Orleans life until her death in 1970. Her home in New Orleans, the Beauregard-Keyes House in the French Quarter, is now a museum.

The Summer of '66 by Gary S Renfro
Gary S Renfro - Hammond, Louisiana - Gary Renfro was raised visiting New Orleans and Louisiana his whole life. His love and appreciation for this upbringing are shared with us with his new book ‘The Summer of ‘66. It’s a great read and a must for anyone who loves baseball, good friends, life lessons and a winning, positive attitude that carries throughout life. You and your child will enjoy reading this. Get a copy of his book today!

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Gary Rivlin - Author of Katrina, After the Flood. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana—on August 29, 2005—journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm’s immediate damage, the city of New Orleans’s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm’s lasting affects not just on the city’s geography and infrastructure—but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation’s great cities.

Gravier House Press - New Orleans - Author Steve Herman publishes this Website/Blog addressing Politics and the Law, Literature, and Pop Culture; with information about his books, America and the Law, The Gordian Knot, The Sign of Four, and Timothy Stone.

Helen Prejean, Sister - New Orleans - writer and social activist and the subject of the film "Dead Man Walking" was born on April 21, 1939, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her efforts as an anti-death penalty activist are admired by many who are working to nominate her for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Holli Castillo - New Orleans Metro - Holli Castillo was born and raised in New Orleans. She has written several novels, including Gumbo Justice and Jambalaya Justice. She is working on Chocolate city Justice and a novel tentatively title Lagniappe.

Humberto Fontova, Author,  Columnist and Public Speaker
Humberto Fontova
- Covington - Louisiana sportswriter, author of "Hell Divers Rodeo", "The Hellpig Hunt", "Fidel: Hollywoods Favorite Tyrant" and "Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots who Idolize Him". Political pundit on shows from Bill Maher's 'Politically Correct' to Bill O'Reily's 'The Factor'. His books are available on Amazon. Site links to his article's archives. Articles include: Jesse Jackson's Excellent New Orleans Adventure; Cajuns, Hunting, Hemingway and Pinkos; Catch, Fillet and Release; More Louisiana Blood Lust; and Rich Americans With Guns.

James Lee Burke - New Iberia - James Lee Burke has written many novels of which several have been made into motion pictures.

John Biguenet - New Orleans - John Biguenet's fiction has appeared in such publications as Esquire, Granta, Playboy, Story, and Zoetrope. The winner of an 0. Henry Award for short fiction, he lives in New Orleans.

John & Joyce Corrington, New Orleans Mysteries - New Orleans - Noted movie and television writers John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington have authored a six-book New Orleans mystery series. Originally published in hardback, this series is now available as e-books. Joyce lives in New Orleans.

John Kennedy Toole - (1937 - 1969) - Wrote "A Confederacy of Dunces". Released by Louisiana State University Press in April 1980, A Confederacy of Dunces is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon. You will find his Papers online at Tulane University. Turned down by countless publishers and submitted by the author's mother years after his suicide, the book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Today there are over 1.5 million copies in print worldwide in eighteen different languages.

Judy Christie - Northwest Louisiana - Judy Christie is an author and consultant who writes inspirational fiction and nonfiction.

Ken Wells - Ken Wells grew up on the banks of Bayou Black deep in South Louisiana's Cajun belt. In 1982, while a reporter for The Miami Herald, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories documenting how huge reclamation projects built on behalf of agribusiness interests had accelerated the degradation of the Florida Everglades. He has seven books listed on Amazon and is retired from the Wall Street Journal.

Lillian Hellman - (June 20, 1905 - June 30, 1984) Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1905, Hellman saw her young life populated by eccentric and avaricious relatives, who later appeared only thinly disguised in her plays.

Louisiana Book Festival - The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana and the Louisiana Library Foundation are delighted to announce their Annual Louisiana Book Festival. Louisiana's FREE, world-class literary celebration offers children and adult booklovers unique opportunities to interact with over 100 exceptional poets, writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and demonstrations. Food & Music, too!

Louisiana Books by Nola Mae Ross - Nola Mae Ross is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her books tell the true stories and happenings of this state.

Louisiana Center for the Book - was established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries. It is affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and works to accomplish its mission in three ways: by developing, sponsoring and coordinating statewide reading and writing enrichment programs for children; by identifying and nurturing the objectives of Louisiana's writers, publishers, and others involved in the creation and promotion of books; and by encouraging Louisianians to read by presenting or sponsoring public presentations by accomplished authors, thus enabling the public to interact with living authors.

Louisiana Library Connection Database - using your library card number or your own password, you can use this link to access the libraries' databases as you do on the computers in the library; use your computer at home to browse your libraries databases at your convenience.

Louisiana Library Catalog - This State Library of Louisiana allows you to browse your Parish library systems online from anywhere with their Louisiana Library Connection. Checkout the Louisiana State catalog system online or visit your Parish library with the Louisiana Library Connection link. Don’t forget to check out the Louisiana Collection.

Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association - a non-profit organization comprised of outdoor communicators including newspaper and magazine writers, columnists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, radio and television broadcast journalists, book authors, lecturers and public relations specialists.

Louisiana State University Press - Founded in 1935, the Louisiana State University Press is a nonprofit book publisher dedicated to the publication of scholarly, general interest, and regional books. As an integral part of LSU, the Press shares the university's goal of the dissemination of knowledge and culture.

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Louisiana State University Cartographic Information Center - Baton Rouge - The material in the Cartographic Information Center consists of maps, globes, journals, monographs, photographs, slides, and atlases. The Center, which is open to the general public, maintains a collection consisting of two main parts, material owned by the Department of Geography and Anthropology, and the GPO Federal Depository material housed under a selective housing agreement with the Regional Depository Library in Middleton library.

Louisiana Authors Index - The Louisiana Authors Index is an attempt to create a retrospective bibliography of deceased Louisiana authors and their works, including basic biographical information. The Louisiana Authors Index has been recreated as an online, searchable database. You may search by any of the following fields: Section, Last name, First name, Works or Bio. Book titles will be listed in the "Works" field, and you may find references to cities, vocations, institutions, etc., in the "Bio" field. Use the "Section" field to list all authors whose names begin with the same first letter (e.g., input "a" in the Section field, then sort results by last name). Alternately, you may conduct a keyword search, which will reference the selected words from all fields.

Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore - New Orleans - On-line Text Adoptions. On-line Text Ordering. Loyola University New Orleans Authors and General Reading. Featured Products. Monthly Sales Promotions.

Maple Street Book Shop - New Orleans - A New Orleans bookstore for New Orleans authors & visiting booklovers. Also offers a kid's book store next door.

New Orleans Baseball - Baseball has been popular in New Orleans since the late 1850’s and enjoys a rich history that continues through today. We are fortunate to have several of the city’s best baseball historians and writers contributing material in our ARTICLES section.

New Orleans Mysteries - New Orleans - Noted movie and television writers John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington have authored a six-book New Orleans mystery series. Originally published in hardback, this series is now available as e-books. Joyce lives in New Orleans.

New Orleans Stories - Austin, Tx - New Orleans Stories are exactly that - fun little tales about the Big Easy that capture the unique culture and spirit that have made the city a favorite of travelers throughout the world. Like New Orleans itself, you can expect to find a little reverie, a little romance, and a touch of the supernatural, all told from an insider's perspective.

Rivertown Repertory Theater - Kenner, Louisiana - It is the mission of the Rivertown Repertory Theatre Guild to provide the highest quality theatrical productions in a season of musicals and plays that foster a high quality of cultural life in the community, maximizing the impact of art for all patrons and fostering an understanding of art’s value with future generations through educational endeavors, while providing a cultural outlet for serious artists who desire to further develop their discipline.

Sean Payton “Home Team” - Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life by Sean Payton and Ellis Henican. The inspirational true story of how one man led a football team—and a city—to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV.

Shane K. Bernard - Shane Bernard is a historian and the author of five books on the great history of Cajuns. Bernard has discussed south Louisiana history and culture through media outlets like the BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The History Channel, and the National Geographic Society.

Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and establish careers in their writing.

State Library of Louisiana Special Services - The State Library provides Talking Books and Braille Library available for borrowing by residents of Louisiana. The State Library also sponsors a number of statewide programs for children such as the annual Summer Reading Program and Louisiana Young Readers Choice Awards.

Stephen Ambrose - (January 10, 1936 - October 13, 2002) - born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, Stephen Ambrose is the father of the D-Day Museum in New Orleans and was a professor of history at the University of New Orleans for over 20 years. He was considered the foremost historian on 20th century America but wrote about other periods in American history as well. His books covered topics such as World War Two, the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the Louisiana Purchase and the Vietnam War as well as presidential biographies. He was President Clinton's historical consultant in preparation for the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994 and advised Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks during the making of the epic World War Two film, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival - New Orleans - offers information on Tennessee Williams, links, contests, past and present festivals and more.

Tennessee Williams - (1911-1983) More biographical information of the beloved playwright and author.

Todd-Michael St. Pierre - Louisiana Author - His new book is "Makin' Groceries: A New Orleans Tribute" (a picture book that celebrates New Orleans) with a percent of the proceeds going to benefit The New Orleans Public Library Rebuilding Project! He writes children's books and Cajun & Creole Cookbooks.

Truman Capote - (Sept. 30, 1924 - Aug. 25, 1984) Born in New Orleans , Truman Capote was a Southern Gothic novelist, journalist, and celebrated man-about-town. He was widely hailed as a stylist after publication of his earliest writings.

University Press of the South - New Orleans - publishing company specializing in academic publications.

Whitney Stewart, Childrens Book Author - New Orleans - Whitney Stewart writes for children. She has published thirteen children's books for teens, middle grade, and very young readers. She will give author talks at schools and libraries for a fee.

Writers of Louisiana - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

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