Old school fathers in the Creole culture were traditional. Most believed their role was to work and provide, while women were tasked with home and children. It was a different time. But even with that, I remember my father pulling a dime from under my pillow as the tooth fairy. He was also Santa.  He…

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Creole and Cajun traditions inspired me to use mysticism and humor in the Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis mysteries. Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper is FREE on Amazon Kindle, read it today! http://amazon.com/author/myrajolivet    

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So I had to combine my culture with my passion for whodunits! Huge thanks to Linda Calhoun of Career Girls for this interview! https://www.careergirls.org/team/linda-calhoun/ http://amazon.com/author/myrajolivet www.facebook.com/MyrasCreoleMysteries/?ref=settings

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Centuries ago eyes were labeled the mirror to the soul. It is chilling and true. When I was a reporter doing frequent interviews, what I ‘heard’ from the eyes of my interview subjects spoke louder than their words. If you haven’t done it, take the time to look deeply into the eyes of another. Some…

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Not that I’m eavesdropping, but nearly everyday I overhear conversations or see faces that could wind up in one of my books. Years ago my writing coach suggested I buy small notepads to capture the inspiration. I like to find cool and unusual pads like the one in this photo. It’s my latest.  In this…

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  Circles This moment is not new A re-lived space in a thrice lived place and rounding the curve on yesterday Time happens in one zone We claim time in unlike sections for different lands and all the clocks showing different hands.  But there is only one time and it circles us like a determined…

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I’ve been told by credible critics and experienced editors that I have a gift for creating colorful characters.  My journey is in perfecting the ability to craft their journeys. One of my characters is a pressed and polished wealthy white male who wears hats as a barrier against the voices of evil spirits. Another is…

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