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Greetings from South Louisiana! I was born here, and raised on stories of my Acadian ancestors: their courage and strength, love of family, and their unique customs, traditions and food. I have worked as a human resource professional, a librarian, and taught courses in library science.
While pursuing my Ph.D. in Information Science, I studied reading interests and how readers choose fiction that resonates with them. I am still delighted to help friends and family find books they enjoy reading! The availability and acceptance of technology in libraries also interests me. When compiling the results of the research done for my dissertation (the topic was the job satisfaction of reference librarians), I realized, from write-in comments, that some librarians were uncertain about the relatively new, and increasing presence of computers in public libraries. This was in the mid-1990s. In retrospect, it appears that the early fears were unfounded, and books and computers both have a place in public libraries, and complement one another; much like the macaroni-and-cheese Louise and the handsome sheriff discussed on their picnic!
I taught and lived in Florida, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, and then returned home to South Louisiana. I am currently hard at work writing the next mystery in the Sleuths of Sunrise, Louisiana, series, starring Audie (and Rusty!) and her yellow Cordoba, Louise, and the other Sleuths.