Book Launch: Crescent City Moon – Excitement and Fear

img_0390It’s been a crazy busy week launching Crescent City Moon, my paranormal mystery set in the heart of 1820s New Orleans, but such a fun one! There is so much to do, but also lots of cool things that happen when a book launches! Facebook group takeovers, giveaways, and the excitement of getting reviews in! I’ll be honest, though, it’s also a little scary! As an author you experience a roller coaster of emotions, even negative ones, as your dreams materialize into ink and paper. What if no one likes it and I’ve spent years working on this for nothing? What if no one buys it? What if…what if…what if….

Then, there’s the flip side of the coin. What if it takes off like a rocket?

Who knows what will happen? All I know is that I just signed my first official copy of a book sold on Amazon!

And it feels amazing!

One day, my feet will touch the ground again. One day, I won’t be bombarding my friends and family with news about Crescent City Moon. Of course, that will be because it will be Spring and Sylvie’s Pen will be launching! Seriously, though. Well….

Thank you to all of those who have made this an amazing journey and are all along for the ride as it takes me to new places!

Much love,


Two New Novel Series Under Contract

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed contracts for two more novel series coming soon from Pandamoon Publishing! Things just got busy in the writing world over here, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! One series is a globe-trotting adventure with a dash of history and mystery, while the other is a rollicking New Orleans historical with some sass and romance that tugs at your heartstrings.

For more information on both series, check out the press release below:

PR-2018-017 Nola Nash New Contract Press Release

Book Review: The Hunted Heirloom, A Charlotte Reade Mystery, by Laura Cayouette

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Have you ever read something that took you back to a place that was comfortable, but showed it to you in a different light? Reading The Haunted Heirloom, a cozy mystery by Laura Cayouette, did that for me in a fabulously fun way!

Charlotte Reade is an actress who has given up the glitz and stress of Los Angeles for the casual comfort of New Orleans, a place her family called home for generations, even though it took her some time to find her way there. With a big movie about to launch and a hurricane threatening the city, Charlotte finds herself, and the guy of her dreams, in the middle of a mystery that hits close to home. Very close. In fact, it’s hanging in her bedroom. The chandelier has something to tell her as it moves on its own when her family history is discussed. Will she figure out what it is, or will it continue to be fodder for tour guides leading haunted tours of the city? Or is there a deeper connection to another Garden District family, whose surviving member finds himself in the middle of a haunting of his own?

Laura Cayouette weaves her deep love of the city of New Orleans through her writing on every page. As someone who has spent time in the same places, I can picture everything from the colorful people of the French Quarter, to the sidewalks turned into ramps by live oak roots. For me, it was a chance to settle into the city I adore while getting a glimpse into the behind the scenes world of a Hollywood actress. So much of Laura Cayouette runs through the book in the form of her main character, Charlotte Reade, from her acting career to the pink corseted flamboyance of The Pussyfooters, a local dance group who uses the fun of their performances and parade appearances to raise money for local causes.

The Charlotte Reade mysteries are Laura Cayouette’s love letters to the city that has become home in the way only New Orleans can. The Haunted Heirloom is book 4 in the series, but each book can stand alone. However, I suggest you get them all. They are quick, fun reads! Settle in, pour yourself a drink in your go-cup, and enjoy!

There are several ways to get your copy. I got mine digitally on Amazon, but signed copies are often available through the Garden District Book Shop.  Don’t forget to check out her blog here: L.A. to N.O.L.A.