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Louisiana Book Festival!

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The Louisiana Book Festival has become one of the premier book events in the nation.  Hundreds of authors and book lovers converged on Baton Rouge this past weekend to hear lectures from a wide list of folks who just love books.  Our own Lisburn Press was there, and I had the pleasure of presenting a seminar on just how a new author gets a book published.  Our latest publication, “Edwin Edwards-Governor of Louisiana,” continues to sell extremely well, and the former Governor himself spoke at the festival to an overflow crowd.

Above, I’m pictured with General Russell Honore’, who took over command of New Orleans in the days following Katrina.  The world watched on TV as the General marched into New Orleans and ordered soldiers to “put down those guns.”Â  He has a new book coming out soon on “Leadership.”Â Â  And one of his most famous lines were “Let’s not get stuck on Stupid,” as you can see below.

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ABC news personalty Cokie Roberts also spoke at the Festival (See below).  Cokie’s mother is my longtime friend, Lindy Boggs, who still is quite active in her late 90s.  Lindy served for years in congress and was U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.  Cokie came to Baton Rouge to discuss her new book, Ladies of Liberty:  “The Women Who Shaped our Nation.”

 

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