February 27, 2017

Still revising YA, MG and PB manuscripts. Hoping to hear soon from agent and publisher.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Tragedy struck this weekend in New Orleans when a drunk driver plowed into barrier trucks and drove into a crowd of spectators. At least 20 were injured and the smallest of these was one year old. Please pray for these families.


February 25, 2017

Still revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and BASKETBALL BALLERINA, also middle grade FLIES IN THE OUTFIELD and trying to write and revise new PB manuscripts.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Last full weekend of Mardi Gras parades. Please be careful and watch your children.


February 23, 2107

Working on revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and HICKORY DICKORY DOCK and BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Hoping to hear from agent and publisher soon.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Carnival season winding down. Last full weekend of activity before Fat Tuesday. Baseball season and softball season for colleges have begun. LSU Tigers off to a great start. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


February 21, 2017

Revising manuscripts and working a new PB ideas. Hopefully one or more will work for 12 X 12. Also reworking the  Loop Garou piece. Still waiting for word from agent and publisher. Going to send out a couple of manuscripts this year to one the editors offered by 12 X 12.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans. From today through Fat Tuesday parades, parties, drinking, costumes and reverie abound in the Big Easy. Be safe out there.


February 19, 2017

Printed out two more PB manuscripts, both need revisions. Still revising PB, MG and YA novels and manuscripts. Still no word from agent or publisher. Still hopeful.

Lily’s Lagniappe: My uncle had emergency surgery last night and seems to be doing okay. I’m just saying thee nurses are going to earn their money this weekend. God help them.


February 17, 2017

Revising MG, YA and PB manuscripts. Hoping I can get a few more PB manuscripts written and revised. Haven’t heard from the agent or the publisher I sent a manuscript to in September.

Lily’s Lagniappe: I made my sister a pop-up King Cake for her birthday. She said it was delicious. Hoping to make one for my writers group for Mardi Gras.


February 15, 2017

Revising and re-visioning manuscripts, middle grade, young adult and picture books. Also working on new ideas for picture books. Doing research on Alaska, first woman to run for President, hoping to hear back from an agent and publisher I sent to.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Making a King Cake pop-up cake for Lisa for her birthday. Need to shop today for ingredients. Hope it turns our better than yesterday’s cakes.


February 13, 2017

Still revising my MG and YA novels, waiting to hear from the agent I sent to, and hoping to hear from Ripple Grove Press. Wrote a new PB manuscript and still revising it. Hoping to get at least three more this week.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Yesterday a neighbor held a author book signing at her house. Frances Coffey was treated to an afternoon of neighbors and church friends. She sold quite few books. It was a nice afternoon.


February 11, 2017

Writing PB manuscripts for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully one or two will be something I can work into a PB. Looking for ideas on Disney site, Nick site, listening to kids around me, etc. Still revising MG, and YA novels.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Today it is 73 degrees. After the frigid weather earlier in the week this is a welcome change.


February 9, 2017

Writing continues on all fronts. Needing more PB manuscripts and ideas. Need inspiration so will go internet travelling in a bit.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Family seems to have weathered the tornadoes in southern Louisiana without any damage. God is good.