Cypress Cove Publishing

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Neal Bertrand was born and reared in Opelousas, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country.

He has had experience as a farmer, gardener, cattle rancher, carpet cleaner, flooring installer, vertical blind technician, Postal worker, mail clerk for city government, owner of a printing business, a former husband, father and Mr. Mom to three beautiful children, now grown.

He has over a decade of experience as an employee of a publishing company, helping his employer publish 40 magazine issues and 16 books, several of them being cookbooks.

He is the founder and owner of Cypress Cove Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana. His publications are Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People, Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites and the bi-lingual (English & French) Cajun Country Fun Coloring and Activity Book, which he published for a local artist.

He has also published a collection of authentic Cajun art prints – beautiful South Louisiana landscapes, all painted by his father, Curtis. All of his books, art prints, rice cookers and other products can be seen and ordered from his websites, www.CypressCovePublishing.com or www.RiceCookerMeals.com.

Neal has a large collection of old photos which he put in an online photo album for the world to see, including World War II photos his father took while overseas. The photo albums can be seen at http://www.picasaweb.google.com/cookbookdude/

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in south Louisiana in a little town called Opelousas, the third oldest town in the state, founded in 1720. This is in the heart of “Cajun Country.” I grew up listening to Cajun music, hearing Cajun French spoken by my parents and relatives, and eating Cajun food. The culture was ingrained in me from birth. So when the time came to produce “Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites,” I knew what the favorites were, so that project came together smoothly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a monster story in sixth grade and the teacher liked it so she gave me an “A.”
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Chocolate Peanut Clusters made in a Slow Cooker
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Supernatural Encounters of the Godly Kind - The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level Four
Series: Spiritual Warfare. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Go to higher levels of His supernatural presence. Encounter angelic visitors in church; visions warning of impending danger; and why you must avoid occult games. Take “field trips” with me as the Holy Spirit directs where to go and what to do. Witness supernatural encounters of the un-godly kind, but the Holy Spirit helped me.
Mom Bradley’s Crossover: From Deathbed to Heaven - The Spiritual Warfare Series - Level Three
Series: Spiritual Warfare. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Mom Bradley was 102 years old and ready to cross over. But her four daughters thought otherwise. They were not ready to release her. This complicated things. Here is eyewitness testimony of supernatural events and answers to prayer during her last 13 days of earthly life. Her body died, yes. But she didn’t really die, because she had Everlasting Life within her. She just crossed over ...
Trail of Six Roses: Supernatural Events at Mother’s Funeral – The Spiritual Warfare Series - Level Two
Series: Spiritual Warfare. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
After her mom and dad divorced when she was six, Sudie Landry was never allowed to see her mom again. Now she was crying over her mother’s ashes on her fireplace mantel. She was in charge of making the funeral arrangements and had to carry out her mom’s last wishes… depositing her ashes in a certain lake near a cypress tree in an unknown town.
Silent Prayer: A Spiritual Journey Toward Exposing the Occult – The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level One
Series: Spiritual Warfare. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Have you seen or heard things that others cannot see or hear? Have you experienced things that would be considered supernatural or paranormal? Have you had premonitions, open visions, or dreams warning you of bad events to come? Is Extra Sensory Perception (E.S.P.) for real? Is God for real, or just a fairy tale? Does prayer really work, or is it a waste of time? The author has experienced these.
A House For Eliza: The Real Story of the Cajuns
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
What is the real story of the Cajuns? This goes beyond the stereotypes given the Cajuns by today’s media, & tells the true story of a Cajun family in Lafayette, LA, at the turn of the 19th century. Through the eyes of Eliza Landry, you will see what it was like to live on a fine plantation in the late 1800s, & raise a family of seventeen children during two World Wars.
Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Loaded with easy meals anyone can fix. Has Cajun meals such as jambalayas, pastalayas, sauce piquantes, étouffées, a large variety of soups, stews, gumbos. It has poultry and meat dishes such as roasts, ribs and Cajun Pepper Steak. It has classics like chili and meat loaf. Also includes 17 desserts such as cobblers, puddings, fudge, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate cake. 127 recipes.
All the Scriptures You Need to Know About the Last Days: A Study Guide of End Time Scriptures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,820. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
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Worried about 2012, the end of the world? Or the Rapture, Second Coming of Christ, end-times, last days, Antichrist, Abomination of Desolation? Has a harmony of three Gospel accounts of Jesus discourse concerning the end time. This Bible study is in topical arrangement for orderly, enjoyable study. If you desire to learn for yourself what God says about this subject, this study guide is for you.
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,030. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites, with links to 33 food photos, is a collection of 140 classic recipes from the best home cooks of south Louisiana's Cajun Country. These popular recipes were contributed by down-home folks who are tremendous cooks in their own right, who learned how to cook these dishes passed down for generations. These mouth-watering dishes are written in clear easy steps.
Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People
Series: Cookbooks by Cypress Cove Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009 by Cypress Cove Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
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Here's a fast, easy way to cook delicious, inexpensive, gourmet meals, most in just 30 minutes or less. Has 60 meals including jambalayas, seafood dishes, pastas, casseroles, soups, chili, potatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes and much more! The Secret: one-pot cooking in a RICE COOKER with less mess to clean up! Amazing time-saving alternative to conventional cooking, right there on your counter.

Books

Creative Writing Competition Winners 2012-2014 - An Anthology from the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles
Murder mystery, poetry, science fiction, love stories, such as: >I knocked on his door and walked in. To my surprise, Richard’s creamy behind was doing the mamba with an unknown female. >If I am dead, how am I telling this story? Well, it’s complicated. What we did was wrong, but it was the only way. >As I looked at him in the casket, I realized this was the second time I had seen him killed.

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