Dad’s War Photos Flyer

Event at Hammond Parish Library

Jeremy Bertrand (L) and his dad, Neal Bertrand (Rt) are holding their two popular cookbooks featuring meals that can be cooked in a rice cooker “Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People”. And a slow cooker, “Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People.”

They were giving samples of meals, including Blackeye Pea & Sausage Jambalaya cooked in a rice cooker, and Chicken Fajita Stuffed Potato and also Chocolate, both were made in a slow cooker (crockpot).

All of their books can be seen at

This event was held at the Hammond Parish Library Saturday October 14, 2017.

Our upcoming Events for October 2017 & November 2017

Local Author Book Signing Events

Here are three events that we will be attending during October 2017.

Sat. October 7 from 10-2.  “Books For The Bayou” This Event was canceled

Location: Terrebonne Parish Library (in Houma)
151 Library Drive
Houma LA 70360
Phone: (985) 876-5861

Saturday October 14, 2017

Tangipahoa Parish Library, Hammond Branch

Location: Tangipahoa Parish Library – Hammond Branch (Hammond)
314 E. Thomas St.
Free Book Festival: Autumn Adventure
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet your favorite authors! Decorate a pumpkin! Wear your Halloween costume.

October 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,

2017 Louisiana Book Festival

Location: Baton Rouge
in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations. The Louisiana Book Festival will be jam-packed with outstanding literary events. Whatever book genre is your favorite, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy!

Cypress Authors Collective
Exhibitor Tent B
Book signings by Louisiana authors Neal Bertrand, Marina Landry, and Carrie Simon

Events for November 2017.

Sat Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m.

Sat Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. Grand Coteau Festival of Words
On the grounds in front of the Thensted Center on Church Street

Thurs Nov 9th, D.A.R Meeting

Thurs Nov 9th, D.A.R Meeting 2 pm
Crowley, LA
Veterans Day event
Neal gives a talk about his Dad’s War Photos book and displays his father’s souvenirs from WWII.
Location to be announced

Sat. Nov 11

Sat. Nov 11 at 9 am
Veterans Day event
Fountain Memorial
On Pandora Drive
Neal will give a 10-minute talk on his father’s adventures during WWII.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Author Book signing: Rice Cooker & Slow Cooker Demonstration. Giving out free samples of meals PLUS chocolate made in a slow cooker (crockpot). Cooking “Blackeye Pea & Sausage Jambalaya” in a Rice Cooker. Cooking “Chicken Fajita Stuffed Potato” cooked in a slow cooker.
Barnes & Noble, Lafayette, La.
Black Friday, Friday Nov 24, 2017 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prevent Dementia with Puzzle Books

Prevent Dementia with Puzzle & Activity Books

It’s hard losing a loved one to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. I know, I have been there. My mother died in 2006 with dementia and Parkinson’s. Exercise your brain with puzzle books or activity books on purpose every day. By doing something different and getting out of the boring routine of life will get your neurons sparking. One way to do this is by solving puzzle books & activity books. We have just published three books that have puzzles and activities for all ages.

OUR PUZZLES ARE MEDICINE FOR YOUR BRAIN! As we get older, we are faced with the challenge of keeping our mind sharp to prevent dementia. It is important that we welcome mental stimulation and challenges. Solving activity book puzzles, such as tracing your path through mazes and solving word puzzles will help activate and exercise your brain. Solving these activities daily is like good medicine for your brain cells. It will go a long way toward protecting your brain and make it less prone to the lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dad’s War Photos on Amazon

“When I was age 10, my daddy started showing me his 600 war pictures and telling me his experiences. Later in life, he bought a video camera so he could relate his wartime experiences for history sake, but he got sick and died before he could do that. My new book, “Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific” is to honor his experiences, and to honor the vow I made to him to hold his most valuable war souvenir in high honor – his Japanese war rifle he found in the Philippines.”

Using 400 pictures his father brought back from the South Pacific in WWII, author Neal Bertrand created a timeline and traced his father’s steps from home to boot camp to war and back. Portions of the battalion’s daily journal are included, adding adventure and drama to the story. There are nearly 80 photos of WWII airplanes, some with erotic artwork.

This WWII pictorial is in paperback, hardcover and multimedia ebook format.

The ebook has:

  • over 200 links to vintage Army videos of action in the South Pacific.
  • 21 color maps to help trace his steps from home to war and back on a monthly basis
  • and much more…

See the free 40-page sample at


Directions to the Monthly Author Book Expo

g-maps-directionsDirections to the Monthly Author Book Expo: Driving along Interstate 49, take the Grand Coteau exit, which is exit 11. Drive East into Grand Coteau. (If you drive West, you will be in Sunset). Follow Martin Luther King Drive, turn left at the only traffic light. The Thensted Outreach Center will be on the right, next to a red brick church. See map

Anthology by WGA

New Anthology book by the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana

Creative Writing Competition Winners 2012-2014 – An Anthology from the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana.

WGA front cover

Anthology cover

From the back cover: An anthology is a collection of selected writings by various authors. This selection of stories is brought to you by the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. We are pleased to present the winners of our writing contests from the past three years whose stories include a variety of entertaining genres. You’ll find murder mystery, poetry, plot twists, science fiction, love stories, a limerick, and much more entertaining reading.

Available at in ebook and paperback.

Only a man would not be able to tell… not to mention, I got a look at her perfect figure and I could actually see the implants. “Come on, honey. You can fool men but you certainly cannot fool me. Odds are, there is nothing natural about you, except maybe your feet.”
…D. M. Soileau
You are probably wondering, if I am dead, how am I telling this story? Well, it’s complicated. I’ll tell you the story if you promise not to judge me. What we did was wrong, but it was the only way.
…A. Burleigh
Suddenly my eyes fell upon Frances and our eyes met intensely. She parted her moistened, luscious lips and spoke softly. “Are you going to give me my package?”
…L. Broussard
First of all, Santa hated snow. He hated the icy cold. He hated driving that drafty sleigh year after year on Christmas Eve. It was way too small for all the stuff he had to carry, anyway. And there were too many children. And speaking of children, he’d grown to hate them.
…J. François
Mary had been dead for at least a week. I had killed her with my own hands. Killed her without a second’s thought to the long-term ramifications of my impulsive action. The instant it was over I felt shell-shocked.
…C. Bethel
As I looked at him in the casket, I realized that this was the second time that I had seen him killed. I wanted to make certain that he was really dead this time as I reached down and squeezed his hand.
…G. Foche

Trail of Six Roses by Sudie Landry

Trail of Six Roses – Second book by Sudie Landry

Sudie Landry’s second book is “Trail of Six Roses: Supernatural Events at Mother’s Funeral – The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level Two.” Here is the link for Trail of Six Roses.


Trail of six roses

After her mom and dad divorced when she was six, Sudie Landry was never allowed to see her mom again. Now she was crying over her mother’s ashes on her fireplace mantel. She was in charge of making the funeral arrangements and had to carry out her mom’s last wishes… depositing her ashes in a certain lake near a cypress tree in an unknown town. Sudie’s strong faith had always been the anchor to see her through the dark valleys of her life, but now she would need the supernatural intervention from God just to be able to do all this. Instead of allowing the raw emotions of grief and hatred to overwhelm her, she chose to let God lead the way by His Holy Spirit. God showed up with several supernatural displays to confirm that His presence was there with them. Four of her siblings and a Catholic priest witnessed what could only be seen in a special effects movie. Get ready to go on a supernatural journey of the Godly Kind.

Her books are for sale at as paperback and ebook formats.

Book three is titled “Mom Bradley’s Crossover: From Deathbed to Heaven – The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level Three.” It is at the printer now.

Book four is titled “Supernatural Encounters of the Godly Kind – The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level Four.” We are finishing it up now and it is coming real soon. She is currently in the process of writing book number five which is titled “Prayer Warrior.”

Silent Prayer Front Cover

Silent Prayer by Sudie Landry

New Book Available – Silent Prayer

We have published the first in a series of five (or more) of Ms. Sudie Landry’s books in the spiritual warfare series. The first is “Silent Prayer: A Spiritual Journey Towards Exposing the Occult – The Spiritual Warfare Series – Level One.”

Silent Prayer Front Cover

Silent Prayer Front Cover


Her books are for sale at as paperback and ebook formats.

Here is the link for Silent Prayer:

Have you seen or heard things that others cannot see or hear? Have you experienced things that would be considered supernatural or paranormal? Have you had premonitions, open visions, or dreams warning you of bad events to come? Is Extra Sensory Perception (E.S.P.) for real? Is God for real, or just a fairy tale? Does prayer really work, or is it a waste of time? The author has experienced these things and shares her true life experiences with these abilities, as well as her family’s haunted house, and visits to the card reader. Come along on this journey and learn what she has discovered.

FROM THE AUTHOR At the age of six years old, I was learning how to pray for myself and for others. I remember my grandmother saying, “When you are afraid, just pray, and the bad will go away”. I prayed a lot! As time passed, I found myself in situations that required me to pray often. I was afraid of certain things while others seemed to not be bothered. I feared skeletons in drawings or cartoons. Halloween really put the fear into me. I was even afraid of the “Casper the Friendly Ghost” television series when others seemed to enjoy it tremendously. In this book you will get a little peek into my world as you journey with me to understand the supernatural encounters that would become a part of my daily life to this present day. The word of God is a powerful tool to lean on when afraid or seeking help. My favorite scripture is Mark 10:27: And Jesus looking upon them said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”