Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book events scheduled for 'Haunted Lafayette'

The release date for “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” is September!
            Here are the events currently scheduled for the book launch.

           Sept. 14, 2013: PlantFest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lafayette Horse Farm. The Writers Guild of Acadiana will host several authors signing books.
            Sept. 21, 2013: Booksigning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited in Lafayette, part of the Hummingbird Day celebration. Hey, birds like ghost tales too!
            Oct. 26, 2013: Cheré Coen joins mediums Vicky Cormier and Allyson Glynn Schram and Traiteur Becca Begnaud for a “Coffee, Tea and Spirit” discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Big Cup in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The talk will be followed by a booksigning.
            Oct. 30, 2013: Cheré will tell Lafayette's ghost stories from the book at 7 p.m. at Carpe Diem Gelato & Espresso Bar in downtown Lafayette, as part of Voices in Fall literary series.
            Nov. 2, 2013: Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.

            Check back for updates to the schedule. We add things constantly.

Cheré Coen is an award-winning travel writer specializing in the Deep South. She is the author of "Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History," "Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana" and "Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana" and co-author of "Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets." She also writes Louisiana romances under Cherie Claire, including "A Cajun Dream" and "The Letter." Write her at

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The book cover has been released!

            It’s quite an exciting thing when a book cover arrives. After months and months of interviews, ghost-hunting, writing, photographing and copyediting, the book is finally out the door and on the way to press. 
             But it’s something very special when your editor sends you the cover shot for the first time.
            So here it is, the cover for “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana,” due to hit shelves later this summer, just in time for fall and that wonderful spooky holiday that closes up the month of October. And being that it’s full-on summer in Louisiana, I’m doubly looking forward to fall and those delightful drops in temperature.
            I’m also happy to report that the cover shot was taken by my son, Joshua Coen. Josh is a BFA Fine Arts-Photography candidate at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and will graduate this fall after what’s soon to be his spectacular senior thesis show.
            Please check back for book events! There’s plenty coming and they will be fun!!