Come on down! Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find it in Louisiana. Savor New Orleans and enjoy the flavor of Europe. Spend days rambling through the famous French Quarter. Soak in the sights and sounds of this ancient city as music fills the air. And by all means, leave your diet behind. The menus are to die for. Be adventurous. Take one of several ghost tours or cruise the Mississippi aboard a paddle wheeler.
Don’t forget to take a walk through the famous cemeteries and visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. Yes, a world of mystery and mystic await you. And above all, plan a trip around Mardi Gras. It’s a once in a life time experience. Anything goes!
A few miles west of New Orleans you’ll find Cajun country. It holds a special spot in my heart. I lived on Bayou Corne for ten years and ran the bayous in my boat like most of you run the roads. As a writer and artist, it provided inspiration and a constant source of subject matter.
Most of my books are set in Louisiana, and from the Civil War to the present, I offer the reader a first-hand taste of this rich state. I’m currently working on a cozy series, The Bawdy Boutique Mysteries. Set in the fictitious town of Palmetto, Louisiana, murder and mayhem reign as two unlikely heroines attempt to solve murders. Book II – The Corpse Wore Cashmere was released in February. It’s every bit as entertaining as Book I – Disrobed for Death. The action never stops, and I promise to keep you guessing to the very end.
A native of Baton Rouge and long-time resident of Bayou Corne, I moved to Hammond in May, 2012 to be closer to two sons and seven grandsons. While I miss the beauty of the bayous, Hammond offers new subjects to explore. I recently joined the Creative Minds Writers, Hammond Art Guild, and the Hammond Regional Art Center.
Juggling my time between writing and painting is difficult, but without both, I’d feel like half a person. When I’m not at the easel or the computer, I’m with my family. I also share my home with two cats that graciously let me sleep on one side of the bed.
See all my work at www.sylviarochester.com.
(Pictures provided by author)