Charlotte dreamed up and created NOLAFemmes in July 2009. She is a writer, poet, amateur photographer and observer of life who often scribbles words and phrases in notebooks that later becomes poetry or flash or nothing at all. Her work has been published in Metazen, Connotation Press, Literary Orphans and other literary magazines. She likes old school R&B, dogs and people who really listen, all together or separately .
Amy feels like she is one giant walking contradiction, which makes life both interesting and fun. She’s a writer, hoarder of books, MMA enthusiast, secular homeschooler, and self-proclaimed nerd who would rather be at home watching Doctor Who on Saturday night than in Da Club. She loves music of all genres and decades and thinks that the artistic integrity of 80’s hair bands is often misunderstood. She’s married to a cranky Viking who builds things and is the mother to an amazing, newly-teenaged girl who also happens to be autistic. She fled the Midwest seven years ago to call New Orleans home.
Maringouin is a New Orleans native who’s heart is in the Atchafalaya Basin, hence the reference to maringouin. There is a town named Maringouin on the eastern side of the Atchafalaya Basin, and a friend once told me that is a very old French name for mosquito (contemporary translation names the mosquito moustique, moustiquaire or moucheron). My family is of Cajun descent and I hope someday to be able to call southwest Louisiana my home.
Judy B. – 56 y/o New Englander by birth, Southerner by choice. Married, 1 adult child. Passions: Food (preparing and eating), Photography, Animal Rights, Gulf Coast. 30 year resident of Slidell and not going anywhere. Judy also blogs at Thanks, Katrina.
Emilie Staat is astonished daily that she’s a freelance writer in New Orleans. She’s finishing the third draft of her novel, The Winter Circus. She blogs about life, writing and New Orleans at: http://emiliestaat.wordpress.com/
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