Bon Jour! (Good Day!)
Having ancestors of French/Acadian heritage, I proudly inject the flavor and flair of south Louisiana Cajun life into my . My fictional towns and cities are much like the place I was born and raised; a place where anyone can become instantly connected in some way to a stranger by one simple question -- “Who’s your mama and daddy?”
Those of you not accustomed to seeing Cajun names may be confused by the spelling of names like Thibodeaux, Broussard, LeDoux and Mouton, along with several Cajun and Creole words and phrases peppered throughout my . Not to worry -- I plan to dedicate a page or two in every book to definitions and pronunciation of words, phrases, and names. If you're impatient, go to the page entitled "Lagniappe" on to headstart. While you're at it, try one of the mouth watering recipes I've added so that all of you, no matter what part of the country you're from, can have the chance to try your hand at cooking a delicious Cajun meal.
So get comfortable and plan to stay awhile. Let me draw you into the lives of my vibrant cast of characters. Please don't expect to read about people who jump into bayous to fight alligators. My characters are based off of real people . . .Not actual people. . .but people who could easily be someone's family, friends, physician, lawyer, local law enforcer and co-workers. They are intelligent, professional people you would either love to hate, love to befriend, or love to love if you could had the chance. I hope you enjoy reading about my extended 'family' as much as I enjoyed writing their stories.
Lori H. Leger
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Le Bon Dieu a été
bon pour mon.
(The Good Lord has been
good to me.)
Click HERE to see article about
my book Last First Kiss and it's link to country singer James Otto
"A professional writer is an
amateur who didn't quit."
I live in south Louisiana with my husband Michael. Between the two of us, Mike and I have five wonderful children from previous marriages...Three gorgeous daughters, Nova, Jessica, and Stephanie; and two handsome sons, Micah and Wesley. All but one of our children have married and added four more extraordinary people to our family: sons in law Christopher, Ryan, and Blair, and one daughter in law, Trish. Our children have provided us with eleven beautiful grandchildren: Austin, Cathryn, Drew, Emmelia, Allie, Gage, Ava, Lillian, Colt, Kadin and Dylan.
I recently resigned my job of drafting road plans for the state of Louisiana...a job I'd enjoyed for over 18 years...and committed myself to writing full time for a living. As I said earlier...the New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl --- Anything is possible!
Enjoy the !
Lord, inspire me to write stories that touch readers' hearts. Breathe your spirit into my characters so they come alive on the written page. Help me develop intriguing plots full of twists and turns that capture the imagination and move the story to a satisfying resolution. Keep me focused and on , and take away any fear or sense of inadequacy that blocks my progress. Give me courage to step out in faith, to stretch and grow, and to be the writer you have called me to be.
By: Debby Giusti
(Update: I finally got to meet her!)