New Orleans

A Corpse in the Café By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Now that she is a partner in New Orleans’ Lagniappe Bookstore, Samantha “Sammy” Richardson is enthusiastic about helping her neighboring businesses and friends with their promotional events. Artistic Coffee and Creations is hosting an art show opening by the artist Griffin, and the coffee shop’s owner Libby Tyler is excited to be featuring the works of her former professor Griffin Blackthorn.

Mardi Gras and Magic By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway/Halloween Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Jen Pitts

It’s been 40 years since Althea Fontenot was last in New Orleans, when she was only six years old and her mother Fern moved them away to Seattle with vows never to return. Ironically, Fern is the very reason Althea is back in New Orleans, as after her mother’s death Althea is charged with returning Fern’s ashes to her birthplace in the French Quarter.

Big Day in the Big Easy: Halloween New Orleans Style

by Clyde Linsley

Mention the words “holiday” and “New Orleans” in a sentence, and a lot of folks immediately think of Mardi Gras. Some people may think of a religious holiday, like Easter or Christmas, or the opening day of the Saints’ NFL season, or Louis Armstrong’s birthday, or the beginning of French Quarter Days, or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. All of these occasions are observed in the unique New Orleans style, but they aren’t the days that come to my mind.