(October 27, 2015)
Centenary alumnus to hold book signing at Magale Library
SHREVEPORT, LA — Author and Centenary alumnus Jack Caldwell will visit the College's Magale Library on Monday, November 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing featuring his self-published Crescent City trilogy. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.
"Crescent City is a three-volume novel that accurately depicts life in and around New Orleans before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina," said Caldwell. "I use the plots of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma to tell the story of three women living in the City that Care Forgot."
Caldwell is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and a 1979 graduate of Centenary. He lived and worked in the greater New Orleans region for 47 years before being forced to relocate after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Caldwell was in New Orleans when Katrina hit, and worked as a FEMA contractor in the city in the aftermath of the storm.
A novelist and amateur historian, Caldwell is one of the few male writers in the Jane Austen-flavored historical romance genre. He has two titles published by Sourcebooks Landmark and six titles self-published through White Soup Press.
Caldwell will visit Centenary after attending the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge on October 31 and participating in author's events at both the Lafourche Parish Library and the St. Tammany Library in late October and early November. He and his wife now reside in Venice, Florida.
For more information about the event, please contact David Henington at 318-869-5151.