The 2014 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival is scheduled for Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th at the Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal Street) in the French Quarter.

I will be there to sit in on some panels to improve my craft, to do a reading from In the Midst of Tribulation, and have a lovely conversation about Love in Literature. See below for the details or check out the Saints and Sinners website for the complete schedule.

Saturday, May 17 at 4 PM
Hotel Monteleone, Cabildo Room

Festival authors debut their latest works in our annual reading series. Expect to be entertained, engaged and thrilled by the written word read out loud by authors Dale Chase, Mary Griggs, William Holden, David Holly, Thomas Keith, Kelly McQuain, and Jerry Rabushka.

Sponsored by The John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.


Sunday, May 18 at 1 PM
Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon C,D

“We are all fools in love,” wrote Jane Austen, one of literature’s greatest chroniclers of love, in Pride and Prejudice. Love is one of our most consuming obsessions, in real life, as well as in between the covers of novels. In this panel, four contemporary writers discuss the course of love, and it’s role in their fictional works. These authors have written about the dramas of gay men looking for love in the afterlife, lesbians finding each other in a very small Southern town, big cities, and across borders, a young “cub” finding himself in the world, amongst other narratives. Join them for craft wisdom on making readers fall hard for your literary characters, affairs, and plots.

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Mary Griggs, Kevin Klehr, and Jeff Mann.

Moderator: Anne Laughlin

I hope to see y’all there!