Columnist Chere Coen of Gannett’s Daily Advertiser included me in her weekly “Chere Coen Louisiana Book News” column today!  Coea is not only a columnist but is also an author herself and an integral part of the Louisiana literary community.  I was thrilled to have her include me in today’s paper!  We spoke a few months ago, so I’ve since completed the works she wrote of and more!  :Here is what she wrote and the photos she included:

Barbara Cutrera lives in Florida now, but she was reared in Louisiana and it’s where she began writing.  Over the past few years, she has released several books, including a collection of short stories in which one of the stories is set in “Guidry’s Handi-mart and Bait Shop” in a small Louisiana town.  Her Real World series is set in Baton Rouge and begins in the 1970s and continues to the present.  The second book in the series, A Good Man’s Life, should be out this week.  In a Manner of Speaking begins in Louisiana,  including Baton Rouge and Saint Francisville, and ends in Scotland.  Other books include Over, Under, Across & Through and Mercy, other titles in The Real World Series.  (There are also) The Healer’s Gift, a romance, A Lovely Dream, a romantic thriller, Prim and Proper, a true romance with a touch of mystery, and Lucky, a thriller set in the not-so-distant future in post-plague Earth. 

“I recently completed another work of fiction titled Compromising Positions and have started writing a romance called Sight Unseen,” she told me.  When I hear people tell me they don’t have time to write, I send them to Cutrera’s website for inspiration.  “I work with the visually-impaired and am visually-impaired myself,” she writes on her website.  “I firmly believe that our minds are only limited by the restrictions that we place upon them.  That is why my literary credo is, ‘Transcending reality by exploring it one story at a time.’ ”  For more information on this prolific and inspiring Louisiana author, visit onmywayuponline.com.



-Chere Coen

Thanks to Chere and to all of my wonderful readers who inspire me every day!