Terrebonne Parish Library System presents its 11th Annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference & Book Fair. If you are interested in meeting some of your favorite authors or want to learn more about becoming an author yourself, this is the place for you! The day-long conference hosts many noted speakers from Louisiana and the nation.
7:30 am – Doors open
8:30 am – First session begins
Noon – Keynote Speaker: Adriana Trigiani
5 pm – Last session ends
Meet the Presenters
New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Heather Graham, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare.
She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages. She has written over 100 novels and has 60 million books in print. She has been honored with awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times and more. Heather has also become the proud recipient of the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers. Heather has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, Mystery Book Club, People and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including Today, Entertainment Tonight and local television.
View more of Heather Graham’s work here.
A native of the South, Kate DePalma moved north in 2010 to join children’s publisher Barefoot Books as the US Editor in their Cambridge, MA office. In 2012, she became Managing Editor of Barefoot Books. While at Barefoot, Kate has had the pleasure of helping to create hit titles like The Adventures of Achilles, Lola’s Fandango, and The Snow Queen.
This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.
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Past Writers’ Conference Articles:
Jambalaya Conference Inspires, Unites Writers
Writers’ conference to feature Pulitzer Prize winner
Country Roads Magazine