Authors’ Alley at the Fall Book and Bake Sale

Join the Abbeville Library and the Vermilion Library Foundation in welcoming authors’ to the first ever Author’s Alley! These authors will be featured during the Annual Fall Book Sale to tell you about their book, have copies to sell and get to know our wonderful library patrons.

Authors’ Alley will be held on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Abbeville Library. Authors scheduled to attend are:

Vana Plaisance
Book: Recalling My Beginnings: The Kentucky Years

Vana is originally from Kentucky but has lived in South Louisiana for many years. She is married to Francis Plaisance.

Constance Monies
Book: A House for Eliza: The Real Story of the Cajuns

Constance Monies is a freelance journalist and teacher, and a direct descendant of two of the original Acadian families to settle in Louisiana. Her love for the culture of her Cajun ancestors is reflected in her feature articles and stories that have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the Deep South. Constance and her husband Phil live in Lafayette, Louisiana – The Heart of Cajun Country

Sheila Hebert Collins
Books: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, A Cajun Snow White, A Cajun Cinderella
Sheila Hebert-Collins was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country. She was what you would call an authentic Cajun, since both her mother’s and father’s lineages can be traced back to Acadia in Canada. Hebert-Collins grew up proud of her Cajun culture, and teaching the lower grades for twenty years instilled a love for children’s literature. That passion, combined with her Cajun pride, motivated her to rewrite cherished fairy tales with a Cajun twist. These fairy tales were designed to teach younger children French as well as to develop Cajun pride of their own

Edward Reed
Book: I Remember When
Edward was born during the great depression of 1929 which lasted thru the 1930’s and into the early 1940’s. His birthplace was in a small rural southwestern Louisiana farm community of Fenton, located just southeast of Lake Charles Louisiana.

John Francois
Books: Revolutions, The March, Cajun Fire, Cajun Knights
François is retired and lives in Lafayette, LA. His first three novels are set on the prairies of southwestern Louisiana, which was settled extensively by the Acadians who have become known as Cajuns. (November 17 only)

William L. Myers
Book: Honor the Warrior
William Myers was born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. After serving for four years in the Marines, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Doug Villien Sr
Books: Forgotten Baton Rouge, Between the Crossroads: A Centennial History of Maurice, La
Douglas L. Villien, Sr. is a freelance writer and land planning consultant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has published articles about Maurice, Louisiana, its settlers and its history in Vermilion Today and the Abbeville Meridional. He is the great grandson of the founder of Maurice and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife. (November 17 only)

For more information call Sue Trahan at 337-893-2674