PROFESSION: Freelance writer; nonfiction author; public relations
RIVER ROAD RAMBLER RETURNS: More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Bayou (LSU Press, 2018);
RIVER ROAD RAMBLER: A Curious Traveler along Louisiana's Historic Byway (LSU Press, 2013)
WINDING THROUGH TIME (LSU Press, 2007)
ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, (LSU Press, editions 1996; 2001;2013)
THE PELICAN GUIDE TO LOUISIANA, a tour guide to the state. (Pelican Publishing Co., editions1 989 and 1993)
Intro/history--Monograph: The Native Flora of Louisiana, LSU Press, Baton Rouge. 1992.
GILLY & BLOO--children's book. Self-published with artist Elma Sue McCallum, 2016.
THE SOUTHERN BRIDE'S NOTEBOOK. (Maison Blanche Department stores. Editions l982 and l985.)
BARTRAM HERITAGE, by the Bartram Trail Conference; THE HISTORY OF CAMP MOORE, by Powell A. Casey
A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women's Travels;
Perique (a catalogue essay for the Historic New Orleans Collection);
Southern Cultures, Winter 2009;
New Orleans Magazine;
Home & Away.com;
Tactics, the Public Relations Journal;
AAA Car & Travel;
Travel & Leisure;
Newspapers: The Forward and Forward.com; Dallas Morning News—Sunday Magazine cover; Dallas Morning News-travel; Among Us: Stories from the Community (series in the Baton Rouge Advocate); The Times Picayune; Orlando Sentinel; New York Times travel section; Baton Rouge Morning Advocate/State Times; Shreveport Times; Country Roads.
Other: Writer--Rotary District 6200 report on Literacy
1996 to 2020: LSU School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge. Internship coordinator (part time); Special projects.
Spring, 2003: Adjunct faculty, teaching feature writing, LSU School of Mass Communication.
July, 2002; October, 2003: instructor in feature writing, 1 week class—Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
1988-1992: Maison Blanche, Inc. Baton Rouge. Director, Corporate Public Relations.
1976-1988: Maison Blanche, Inc.—special projects.
1974-present: free lance feature writing
LEADERSHIP/ PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS:
Chair, Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence 2007 to present
Public presentations about River Road; Bayou Manchac—1996 to present.
Presenter, LA Festival for the Book—Louisiana State Library— 2002;2007;2013;2019
Panelist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival—March 2003
Seminar keynote speaker, Seminar: Writing Across the Curriculum. May, LSU College of Education—2002
Speaker, Mississippi River Heritage Conference—Tulane University, Nov. 2001
Workshop participant, Poynter Institute (St. Petersburg, FL)seminar—Telling the Untold Story—April, 2001
On-camera commentator—"The Life and Times of Louisiana Plantations," TNN –aired, spring 2000
Slide talks about the River Road, 1996 to present, including the Riverbarge—spring, 2000 and the Delta Queen—spring, l998
American Association for State and Local History, Award of Commendation for Along the River Road, l998
Panelist, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Literature Panel--l993
Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Museum Panel--1992
Speaker, Cultural Tourism Panel, l992 Louisiana Tourism and Travel Summit
Leadership Louisiana--member, Class of l992
Authors Guild; Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
Mailing address: P.O. Box 14564 Baton Rouge, LA 70898;
Phone: (225) 771-9561;