Category Archives: New Orleans

New Orleans Inspiration for Deceived, Introducing Black Raven

My debut novel, Deceived, is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, a city that I’ve lived in and around all of my life. More than a setting, the city defines the mystery elements, the backstory for the characters, and the logic behind how the story unfolded. Here’s a glimpse of some New Orleans-based inspiration:

“My New Orleans”

 This is my first blog entry about my home city. I have to be honest. I don’t always love this place. New Orleans isn’t Disney World. It is a real city, with real problems that are no different than the problems that confront many other cities. Nonetheless, it is a city of contradictions and there… READ MORE

Do subconscious thoughts influence a story?

Now that DECEIVED has been published for a few months, I’ve had an opportunity to answer interview questions and talk with book clubs and readers. It is exciting to talk to readers, and I relish every opportunity. There’s only one slight problem . . . I mentally revise my answers over and over, long after I’ve… READ MORE