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In addition to being an author, freelance writer and photographer, I’m a professional speaker. Need a speaker for a seminar, conference, book club, literary group or non-profit? Check out my speaking topics, click on the Speaking Event Topics tab on the main menu.

I can custom fit the presentation to meet your group’s agenda. Schools, libraries or book groups will enjoy my online speaking event detailing the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self publishing. Various formatting criteria along with marketing dynamics are also included.

Perhaps it’s motivation or entertainment you seek, I offer a very colorful and animated presentation featuring a vivid trail of Louisiana history and historic architecture including photographs from my book. I share the journey and encourage others to embark on the same trail of discovery.

I’ll be glad to offer reviews from past speaking events.

Those who would like to subscribe to my newsletter may also email me and I’ll put you on my list. My newsletter features links to up-to-date marketing tools that promote books and build your audience. In addition I’ll include links to videos, webinars and podcasts from successful authors around the world. And my own videos from churches and cemeteries across the state and beyond. There will also be photos from my latest travels doing research for the next book.

Lots to talk about and lots to share. After all, you, my readers, are my inspiration and I want to hear from you. Your suggestions, what do you like, would you like to see in the next book.

Send me an email and let’s talk…