Next Meeting: Barbara Colley speaks about the Nitty Gritty of Writing

Author Barbara Colley gets ot the nitty-gritty of writing at the next SOLA meeting on 1/16/10.

Barbara Colley, a native of Louisiana , is an award-winning, best-selling author of sixteen novels. Her books have been published in over seventeen foreign languages. In addition to her romantic suspense novels, she is also the author of the widely acclaimed Charlotte LaRue mystery series that’s set in the New Orleans Garden District and features a maid who not only cleans Garden District mansions, but solves murders as well.

Barbara has won many awards as a published writer including: a nomination by Romantic Times BookClub for the 2003 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Maid For Murder, her first Charlotte LaRue mystery, and the 1996 Distinguished Artist Award (for her outstanding contributions to the literary arts in Louisiana ). In March 2005, Barbara was named “Leading Business Woman of the Week” in the metro New Orleans area by Magic 101.9 radio station.

Writing under her pseudonym Anne Logan, her romantic suspense novel, Gulf Breezes, won the 1992 Oklahoma RWA National Reader’s Choice Award. Gulf Breezes also garnered the 1992 RWA Published Author Network ARTemis Award for it’s outstanding cover art.

A sought-after speaker, Barbara has lectured writing classes at Louisiana State University , has taught a writing course with the St. Charles Parish Continuing Education Program, and has been the guest speaker for many writers’ conferences.

Dusted to Death, book number eight of her Charlotte LaRue mystery series, is available now in most bookstores or can be ordered on-line.

For more about Barbara and her books, go to her web site:

“Keep it Clean!”

Meetings are held at 10:00AM at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Regional Library at 4747 Napoleon Avenue in Metairie, LA. Visitors may attend two meetings before becoming an active member of SOLA.