I'm almost a fellow Texan! My husband grew up in Beaumont and his cousin lives in Orange! We visit Texas every year. Were you in Orange for the Hurricane Rita disaster? The lovely lady whose picture I'm using was also a Texan - she was from Granbury, and even though we live in Oregon, she loved to talk about Texas.
Sylvia, sounds like we've hit a few of the same places. I'm in Albuquerque now (just moved from Santa Fe), and have lived in central Texas (Austin for 8 years). I don't suppose you've lived in Alaska or Colorado or Mississippi?? I'm thrilled you're interested in Dassas. His home is Marshall's Bayou (suspiciously located near Johnsons Bayou -- pre-Rita, of course.) And I love your cover! I'll definitely have to check it out. ~~Sarah
Sylvia -- a kindred spirit! I spent most of my childhood summers in Vinton, Louisiana -- rode the train from New Orleans to Orange. I still remember pulling into the big pink train station with "Orange" written on it. Thank you for the friend invitation. It's wonderful to discover you here! ~~Sarah
Cajun jambalaya, crawfish pie and...Hey, Sylvia, if your books are as good as the recipes on your web site, then we are all in for a delicious treat. Great food, great books. Is there anything more satisfying? Thanks for the friend thing.