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Jonathan Olivier

September 30, 2016
Jonathan Olivier

Author Jonathan Olivier was raised in Port Allen, Louisiana, a small town on the Mississippi River, just a stone’s throw from Baton Rouge. Olivier attended LSU, where he wrote for the school newspaper, The Daily Reveille, honing his journalism skills by reporting on topics including economic development and community issues. Since his 2013 graduation, he has worked as a freelance journalist for publications including Outside, Backpacker, and Louisiana Sportsman magazines, penning in-field gear reviews and backpacking reports, feature articles on hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation, as well as general news and business reporting.

Olivier’s 2016 debut novel, Between the Levees, was inspired by not only his love for the wilderness of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, but also as his Cajun lineage. The book tells the story of Sam Miller, a man who yearns to find his long-lost family, and travels into the swamps of Louisiana in search of clues. Along the way, he endures blistering heat, swarms of mosquitoes and a few sinister locals, but in the process, learns new lessons about family and the meaning of home. READ MORE

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Lori Beasley Bradley

October 8, 2015
Lori Beasley Bradley

Author Lori Beasley Bradley grew up on a small farm in southern Illinois, where she fell in love with reading and writing at a young age. By the age of ten, she was reading adult fiction and, once she hit her early twenties, Bradley made an effort to write professionally. Husbands, children and jobs got in the way of her literary dreams, however, and she didn’t publish her first novel, The Legend of the Swamp Witch, until the age of 56. Influenced greatly by Bradley’s love of the American South, the novel tells the story of one family’s rich lineage in the swamps of southern Lousiana.

In 2015, Bradley published The Ruby Queen, book one of her Soiled Doves Sagas, a series that follows the lives of a pair of young prostitutes in the Old West after the Civil War. The second book in the series, The Queen of the Cow Towns, is scheduled to be released in late 2015. READ MORE