Last August, the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center hosted a “Local Authors of Local History” book sale and signing event in conjunction with our Bossier Central Library complex open house. The turnout was excellent and the response so positive that we will be hosting the second annual “Local Authors of Local History” book sale and signing event on Tuesday evening August 9, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, again at the same time as the Central Complex’s Open House to allow patrons to participate in both events. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Local authors will sell and/or sign their books with topics as varied as catastrophic weather events, haunted historic buildings, poems told from the varied perspectives of inhabitants at a Louisiana plantation to historic photographs of old Bossier City. Right now twelve authors are participating. By the day of the event, there may even be a couple more! Here are the authors you can meet and greet and the books they will be representing, most of which will be for sale at the event.

 

LOCAL AUTHORS OF LOCAL HISTORY August 9, 2016

Author List – Updated July 28, 2016

 

  1. Kevin Jones: Arcadia Press Images of America Series: Bossier City

 

  1. Billy Andrews: Outstanding Weather Phenomena in the Ark-La-Tex: an Incomplete History of Significant Weather Events

 

  1. John Andrew Prime: co-author of Arcadia Press Images of America: Barksdale Air Force Base and contributor to Shreveport Sounds in Black and White and Legendary Locals of Shreveport  with Gary D Joiner Ph.D.

 

  1. Dr. Roy Phillips: Exodus from the Door of No Return

 

  1. Copies of The Late Col. Neill A. Yarborough’s book History of Bossier City, Louisiana from the Early Years 1833-2006 will be available for sale by the Historical Center.

 

  1. Gypsy Damaris Boston, with her son Frank Boston: Dear Louisiana…Love Gypsy, Hurry Before the Magic Ends,  Pink Hair,  Rainbow Fairies

 

  1. Kristi Cavett Jones and Jackson Cavett Sibley:  Plantations Along the Upper Red River of Louisiana

 

  1. Dr. Cheryl White: Historic Haunts of Shreveport, Wicked Shreveport, Historic Oakland Cemetery

 

  1. Katie Bickham The Belle Mar (instructor at BPCC, English and poetry)

 

  1. Jim McLain Double Team Trap, historical fiction

 

  1. Dr. Gary Joiner: Books include coauthoring the books above with Dr. Cheryl White and Legendary Locals with J.A. Prime, above and:  One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: the Red River Campaign of 1864; Lost Shreveport: Vanishing Scenes from the Red River Valley;  No Pardons to Ask, nor Apologies to Make: the Journal of William Henry King, Gray’s 28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment; and Little to eat and thin mud to drink : letters, diaries, and memoirs from the Red River campaigns, 1863-1864

 

Call Pam Carlisle at 318-746-7717 or email pcarlisle@bossierlibrary.org for more information. You may go to our Facebook page, Bossier Parish Library Historical Center, to see the most current list of participating authors.