Please join me at The Steamer Trunk for this Book Signing Event. I’m honored to be the featured local author for the month of January. My trilogy will be available for purchase before and during this event. Stop by and browse through this wonderfully unique vintage shop located at 526 North Main St. in Jennings,…

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I have a great giveaway on Facebook going on right now. Find my author page and give it a like to be entered. Prizes include a brand new KINDLE FIRE, a set of signed books ( the complete trilogy), ebooks and a signed trilogy shopping bag. See details on: https://facebook.com/lisacootsauthor

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The Coeur du Bayou Trilogy is the story of a house and the people that live there. I love houses: old, new, big or small. If a house catches my eye, I begin to wonder who lives there and what kind of stories would it tell? I believe homes hold memories, good and bad, just…

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Just had to share this beautiful cover. Once again Rene Folsum of Phycel Designs, Inc. has worked her magic and brought my vision of the cover to life. I’m very excited for the release of Magic: Book Three of the Coeur du Bayou Trilogy and I know I’m not alone. Thank you all so much…

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In this season of Thanksgiving and Gratitude, I’ve reflected on things I’m grateful for. One of those many things, are the people that have been supportive and encouraging of my writing. My husband, children, and immediate family have been an inexhaustible source of support and motivation. I would have never finished, much less attempted, the…

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Quite often this is the case. I find myself laughing and shaking my head saying, “No one would believe this.” We’ve all had days where a chain of bad events snowball into an inevitable breakdown of sorts leaving us crying “Uncle!” and wishing for a better tomorrow. Later, in some cases much, much later, we…

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What is it about afternoon thunderstorms that make me want to curl up with a book? As the thunder rumbles outside, I am reminded of rainy afternoons, old movies, and sticky popcorn. Sticky popcorn is my mother’s version of popcorn balls because no one wanted to wait for her to roll them into balls, and…

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Seven things about my writing you may not know: 1. My first draft is always handwritten in a notebook. I love the feel of ink on crisp new paper! (No one ever sees it.) 2. My first book was started while waiting in school car lines. (In a notebook, with to-do lists, and doodles.) 3.…

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