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 Events 2018

Events 2018

Rendezvous Writers' Fall Retreat

Fairwood Branch Library

12910 Old Hammond Hwy

Free Writers' Clinic

October 6, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 PM


Mary Beth McGee 1-130 - Art and Heart of storytelling 

Wendy Woods 130-2 - A way with words that inspire

Deborah Lynne 2-230 - The case for romance in mystery

Break 230-300 - snacks, visit, meet authors, purchase books 

Julie Kelly - 3-330 - creating good humor

Beverly Lucas - 330-345 - Mert & Amp; Gert "Big Foot" Sketch

Michael Verrett 345-415 - Capering through a great adventure

Kathy Mayeux 415-44- Speaking in Verse, poetic panel

440 - 500 - Ending activities, meet authors, purchase books

Hope to see you there. Some of my books will be available as well. Look forward to seeing you there.

Authors' Alley

 Authors’ Alley 

Livingston Parish Book Festival

@ Livingston Parish Library

Main Branch

October 27 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Books, books, and more books as well as fun for the kids, and food for all. The Livingston Library holds a book festival every year promoting reading, books, and Louisiana. Fun for the whole family. 

Hope you all come out for this good time!

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Louisiana Book Festival

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Features Louisiana Authors



9:00am - 4:00pm

Downtown Baton Rouge near-

LA State Library & State Capitol

701 North 4th Street


I’ll be there again this year with

most of my books.

Hope to see you there!!!

I deleted some events of 2017 in error.   

So sorry. 



Louisiana Book Festival
in the streets by LA State Capitol
& LA State Library
10/28/17    10am - 5pm

The Louisiana Book Festival is back. I'll be there again this year with the long awaited book 4 of Samantha Cain Mystery series and others. I hope to see you there. You don't want to miss the fun and excitement: music, food, books galore, and activities.

An annual authors and readers event at Central school in Lake Charles, put on by Bayou Writers' Group. I'll be there with my newest addition to my fiction novels -- a young adult fiction -Chasing the Lights - Bk 1 of Cooper Parks adventures. For grades middle school through high school. Cooper Parks, editor of school paper, is a junior in high school. His best friend, Bailee Reed, a junior, does the photography for the paper. They make a great team. Hope to see you there.

Pelican Tales
by Bayou Writers' Group
809 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA
10/14/17    3pm - 6pm

Chasing The Lights

Deborah Lynne's 1st Young Adult Fiction

Against Her Will - BK 4
released February 2017
Samantha Cain Mystery Series
Guidance from The Light
released February 2017
a 365 day devotional

Free Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Fairwood Branch Library
12910 Old Hammond Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
more details call - 225/924-9384

No registration necessary to attend free workshop. However, they will be supplying sandwiches and chips for lunch and to assure there is enough for you, email Kathy at Give her your name and phone number and say you'd like the library lunch. You can also brown bag it yourself if you'd prefer. 


This workshop will be accommodating writers of various genres, so all who want to be a writer, come join in. I'll be sharing keys to writing romance with everyone who is interested.

10:00-10:15 - Welcome

10:30-11:10 - Creative Non-fiction

11:20-11:50 - Humor

11:55-12:25 - Poetry

12:30-1:15 - Lunch (& poetry contest)

1:20-2:00 - Writing Romance

2:10-3:00 - Mystery

3:10-3:40 - Children's Lit

3:45-4:00- announcement of poetry winners

4:15-4:55 - Writing magical realism

4:55-5:0 - Farewells

Louisiana Author's Row

Jones Creek Regional Library
Saturday March 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come meet Louisiana authors. Many genres will be represented on this day. There you can meet the authors, purchase their books, and get them autographed.  

My new book, Against Her Will, book 4 of the Samantha Cain Series, should be available. It's scheduled for release March 15. I hope to see you there.

Events 2016

Downtown Baton Rouge

Saturday   Oct. 29 2016    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The annual Louisiana Book Festival is held in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana State Capitol and the State Library of Louisiana. Free to the public, this celebration of readers writers and their books features over 150 different authors and a. market of booksellers and book related exhibits.

Food and beverages are available and family-friendly activities are included in the lineup. Come out to discover new stories, and don't forget to partake in a cooking demonstration and enjoy the live music.


2ND & Charles
(bookstore, games, tech, and more)

401 N Hwy 190
Covington, LA   70433


Saturday, November 5th     Noon – 3pm

Come see our local authors latest releases. 

Broadmoor High School

10100 Goodwood Blvd

Baton Rouge LA 70815

Friday     Nov. 18, 2016         3:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday Nov. 19, 2016        9:00am-4:00pm

Broadmoor Arts & Crafts Festival
Louisiana Book Festival 2016



author - Deborah Lynne 
Do's and Don'ts for aspiring novelist. Join us Setember 24th at the Jones Creek Library from 2pm to 4pm.
Deborah enjoys writing inspirational fiction, romance, mystery, and suspense. Her newest novel HIDDEN SECRETS deals with love and faith as a guide through the hard choices of an abusive marriage. Other novels include AFTER YOU'RE GONE, a romance that will take you from coast to coast; and BAYOU SECRETS, a collection of three suspenseful mysteries set in the Bayou area. We have several of her novels at the library including her Samantha Cain Mystery Series and her hit Crime in The Big Easy. We hope you'll join us for these helpful hints as well as a good time talking with Deborah Lynne.
  Friday June 24th
 Night Event


“First Southern Author Expo”

 Ponchatoula Microtel Meeting Room 727 West Pine Street, Ponchatoula

  2016 Berries, Bridges, and Books Writers Conference
  Saturday, June 25, 2016
  8:45 am - 4:40 pm
  First United Methodist Church
  201 East Pine Street
  Ponchatoula, LA
Conference Day Guest Speaker Presentations Will Include: Audible Books, Children's, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Humor, Illustrations and Coloring Books for adults and children Inspiration, Documentary/Genealogy, Journalism, Interviewing, Religion, & Romance. Also included will be a Page Turner Contest, Poetry Contest and Book Vendors. Meals will be provided by Cayenne Catering.

             MARDI GRAS
         BATON ROUGE
           MARDI GRAS
         SWLA FAMILY  
I was invited to be the keynote speaker for Berries, Bridges, and Books Writers Conference this year. It is an honor and I look forward to being a part of this years conference.
Remember, June 25th, 8:45am - 4:40pm. Register now. I hope to see you all there.
Both Hidden Secrets and All in God's Time (revised version) will be available to the public that attend the First Southern Author Expo June 24th...and again on June 25th for the attendees of the Writers Conference.
When / Where:

01/30&31/2016 | 10 am - 6 pm

Downtown Railroad Depot

101 W. Railroad Ave

Magnolia, MS

This is the 15th Magnolia Mardi Gras Festival.

   It looks to be an exciting celebration including parades and carnival rides.

   With 10 food booths and 100 exhibit booths (this includes me). You'll find plenty to fill your fun filled days. 

   This will be my first year attending, and I'm looking forward to meeting some of my readers who live in the area. So come on out and be a part of the Mardi Gras celebration.


When / Where:

02/06/2016 | 10 am - 6 pm

Town Square

274 Florida Street

Baton Rouge, LA

The third annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras celebration kicks off with a Mardi Gras parade. Your kids will love it!

   You'll find 10 booths of Louisiana taste tempting delights to eat on site as well as 50 exhibitor booths of arts and crafts. Somewhere along the walk path you'll find me and my friend who writes children's books. There will be plenty of things to choose from the various set ups.



When / Where:

02/20/2016 | 10 am - 2 pm

Central School

809 Kirby St 

Lake Charles, LA 

The Central School for Arts & Humanities in Lake Charles will hose it's third annual Southwest Louisiana Family Book Festival on Wednesday, February 20th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

  The literature festival is geared to all ages and will highlight books from Louisiana and East Texas. There will be book sales, face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts, food and local author meets-and-greets. The event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there.

When / Where:

4/23&24/2016   |  10 AM-5 PM

Olde Town Slidell

124 Erlanger St.

Slidell, LA

The Slidell Spring Antique Street Fair, a 2 day affair, will be held for their 35th year in a row. Fun Food & Activites. Over 25,000 people attend their festival.

   There will be pony rides for the kiddies as well as plenty of food for us all. Antiques, collectibles, fine art, fine crafts, crafts, and homegrown products will be available for viewing and purchase abilities. What a great way to spend a beautiful spring day! See you there!

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