Friday, October 3, 2014

72. Interview with writer O'Neil De Noux

72.  We talk to O’Neil De Noux, a prolific novelist from New Orleans. Although most of De Noux’s fiction falls under the mystery genre, critics describe his work as character-driven crime fiction, he has published stories in many disciplines beyond the mystery, including historical fiction, children’s fiction, mainstream fiction, science-fiction, fantasy, horror, western, literary, religious, romance, humor and erotica.  Today we talk to him about his work as a police detective and his detective fiction.  In a few weeks, we will talk to him again about his Battle of New Orleans historical novel, Battle Kiss.  In the meantime, try a sample of his work, "Women Are Like Streetcars."
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 7, 1829. Gov. Derbigny suffers fatal accident when thrown from carriage.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 4, 1884. The University of Louisiana becomes The Tulane University of Louisiana.
  3. This week in Louisiana. 
    Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
    October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014
    Girard Park
    500 Girard Park, Lafayette, LA 70503

    Girard Park
    Festivals Acadiens et Creoles started in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. Since then it has grown into a three day event that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world. Whether you're amongst the young or the young at heart, you can bet that Festivals Acadiens has something that will tickle your fancy. Come join us for good music, good food, and good times!
  4. Battle of New Orleans  September 21, 1814. NO. XVII.  
    Head-quarters, 7th military district, Mobile, September 21, 1814.
    To the free coloured inhabitants of Louisiana.
    To every noble-hearted, generous freeman of colour, volunteering to serve during the present contest with Great Britain, and no longer, there will be paid the same bounty in money and lands, now received by the White soldiers of the United States, viz. one hundred and twenty-four dollars in money, and one hundred and sixty acres of land. The non-commissioned officers and privates will also be entitled to the same monthly pay and daily rations, and clothes furnished to any American soldier.
    On enrolling yourselves in companies, the major-general commanding will select officers for your government, from your white fellow citizens. Your non-commissioned officers will be appointed from among yourselves.
    Andrew Jackson,
    Major-general commanding.
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