Judy Christie, The Shreveport Times

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The Shreveport Times

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Past articles by Judy:

Poem for son launches Shreveport author’s book series

Britney Winn Lee, associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, said she’s “a lifelong lover of the story of faith” → Read More

Arkansas writer shines in fun new romance novel

Jenny B. Jones, author of the entertaining new romantic comedy, “First to Fall,” describes her corner of Arkansas as “a unicorn of a local → Read More

'My Louisiana Sky' celebrates 25th anniversary with regional tour

Twenty-five years ago, Kimberly Willis Holt debuted as a novelist with “My Louisiana Sky,” set in rural Louisiana in the 1950s. → Read More

Two area authors release new novels

The range of books by local authors is enough to intrigue any reader, with two new novels as examples—one about the Sundance Film Festival and another about a sci-fi quest to rescue a friend on anoth… → Read More

Make reading resolutions for the New Year

Here we go into 2023, a new year for all your reading resolutions. A few tips for your reading year: → Read More

From crafting museum dioramas to aggravating Elvis, Caddo Parish woman lives more than a century of local history

Dell Trusty has seen a lot in her 105 years. Check out her story → Read More

Make gift-giving easier with these book recommendations

With the help of area readers, writers and librarians, ease the stress of holiday shopping using this grab-and-go book list. → Read More

Let’s say a Thanksgiving blessing for books, readers, writers

Each year there is a long list from which to choose, and this year I give special thanks for these blessings. → Read More

Local author Danyelle Scroggins has published more than 50 fiction, nonfiction books

She’s also senior pastor of New Vessels Ministries in North Shreveport, and a chaplain at Ochsner LSU Health-St. Mary Medical Center. → Read More

New Jamie Ford novel travels across generations for fascinating read

I now read anything he writes—and bought a hardback copy of his new novel, “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy,” as soon as it released. → Read More

For a reader’s paradise, explore website that lists most-recommended books

I’m a new fan of www.ReadThisTwice.com, a website that compiles lists of recommended books in an easy-to-use format. → Read More

Louisiana Book Festival returns in-person Oct. 29

The free statewide festival will be in downtown Baton Rouge → Read More

Caddo readers pick 'West with Giraffes' as One Book One Parish title

Caddo Parish readers have voted “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge for Shreve Memorial Library’s “One Book One Parish” celebration in October, and I’m moving this novel right up on my to-read lis… → Read More

Ruston Marine officer, Grambling grad releases trio of inspiring children’s books

The Grambling graduate hopes to spark conversations between parents and children with a fun and educational book series. → Read More

Trio of books released by authors with Shreveport ties

"Tacos for Two," "The Weekend," and "PLACES: Stirrings of the Soul While Exploring" hit the bookshelves. → Read More

Poetic X passionate about poetry, new role as Caddo poet laureate

Local poet and spoken-word artist Poetic X has taken on a new role as Caddo Parish poet laureate. → Read More

Local authors release new books

One of my most anticipated for 2021 came out early this month — "Matthew's Rise," a middle-grade debut novel by retired Caddo teacher Debra Spearman. → Read More

A plan for 2021: I get by with a little help from my books

I turned to books to expand my thinking for 2021. → Read More

2020 Book Lover of the Year: 'One of the best-read people I’ve ever known'

For a lifetime of dedication to the written word and a love of books that transcended genres, Allan M. Lazarus is this year’s Book Lover of the Year. → Read More

Let us give five stars of thankfulness for reading

If the year 2020 were a book, it would get a lousy review. → Read More