Judy Christie, The Shreveport Times

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The Shreveport Times

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Diverse romance novels on local reader’s list

The topic of diversity in romance writing comes up frequently in writing and reading circles and has brought much discussion in the national Romance Writers of America organization. → Read More

Audiobooks continue to rise in popularity

If you’re headed on a road trip this summer, you might want to download an audiobook for the drive—and become part of a national trend. → Read More

What’s on your vacation reading list?

While I don’t have the opportunity to slip away to an island every summer, I want to allow time to dive deep into books I’ve wanted to read for the pure vacation pleasure of reading. → Read More

Authors team up on nonfiction follow-up to ‘Before We Were Yours’

I’m excited to tell you about “Before and After”: a nonfiction book co-authored with friend and bestselling author Lisa Wingate. → Read More

A new book by Kimberly Willis Holt, a grad gift recommendation and more

Need a gift? Consider these books for all ages. → Read More

See the 'Amazing Art Car' in Shreveport next week

A fantastic free book festival for children throughout North Louisiana will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

Best-selling historical fiction writer to speak at Authors in April

One of North Louisiana’s premiere book events, Authors in April, is just ahead, with best-selling historical fiction author Nancy Horan as this year’s featured speaker. → Read More

Shreveport author releases debut crime novel

Shreveporter James L. “Jim” Wilson has been writing his entire life. He has filing cabinets filled with unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and novel ideas. → Read More

Book traces Native American habitation in northwest Louisiana

People have lived in northwest Louisiana for at least 13,000 years. → Read More

Corey Whaley back in Louisiana to write new novel

When I tracked down award-winning Young Adult author Corey Whaley, he was back home in North Louisiana writing on his next novel. → Read More

Shreveporter heads Louisiana Library Association and more

It is impossible to say how many readers Cathy Smith of Shreveport has touched in her life. → Read More

New Louisiana bird book flies onto shelves

Perhaps my love of birds came from farming grandparents who lived in rural Grant and Webster parishes and imparted much about nature in their everyday lives. → Read More

What’s on your 2019 reading list?

Here we go into another year of reading, and, thanks to gifts, I have a couple of great books to recommend: → Read More

93-year-old Oaks resident is 2018 Book Lover of the Year

Lola Russell, 93, volunteers most every day in the library at The Oaks retirement community in Shreveport where she lives. She stops by five or six times a day, seven days a week, to make sure books are shelved → Read More

Books to give if you’re tired of plastic toys–and some for adults too

If you are looking for books to give for Christmas (a great, affordable gift choice), here are a few ideas, including books I’ve chosen for readers in our lives. Hope these suggestions save you some time—or spu → Read More

Show extra book love this holiday season

When I give special thanks next week for oh-so-many things, high on my list will be books and book lovers. I hope you will join me in showing an extra dose of book love this holiday season. → Read More

Joyce, Elston to present new books at Louisiana Book Festival

Shreveporter William Joyce will debut his new chapter book, “Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning,” at the Louisiana Book Festival Nov. 10 in Baton Rouge. → Read More

Louisiana Book Festival, other events planned for readers, writers

Louisiana’s best book-lovers’ treasure, in my opinion, is the free Louisiana Book Festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 in Baton Rouge. → Read More

Kudos to Louisiana Film Prize screenplay writers

The only movie I saw in a theater with my father was “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” at the Don Theatre in downtown Shreveport. That must have been about late 1969 when I was barely a teenager. → Read More

Business trailblazer named 2018 Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman

Finalists honored at community luncheon. → Read More