Where did yesterday go? Crazy day-job, of course. So Mixed-Media Wednesday is now Mixed-Media Thursday.
Update on BELLE CHASSE. No, I still don’t have a release date, but there are movements afoot regarding a cover. Here are the main settings of the book: Jean Lafitte’s house in Old Barataria; the capital city of Faerie, including the Winter Palace, a tavern, and The Arch (you’ll have to wait and see what that is); and Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, a mega-warehouse on the west bank of the Mississippi River in NOLA that houses all the floats in the off-season and where the new floats are assembled each year for Mardi Gras. There’s even a gigantuous plaster rendition of our favorite pirate. He doesn’t look that big in this fuzzy photo but I had my picture made next to him last year and my head didn’t reach the hilt of his cutlass. I can’t find that photo but will look for it.
Also finished my pronunciation guide for WILD MAN’S CURSE. I pity the poor narrator. So, for a TBR giveaway, here are some more terms. Just tell me which one tripped you the most:
Caillou (place name)
Chauvin (city name)
Chere (term of endearment)
Lafourche (parish name)
New Orleans (city name)
Orleans Parish (parish name)
Thibodaux (city name)
Flotons (marsh grass term)
Now, see how you did:
Andouille = ahn-DOO-ee
Caillou = KYE-you
Carreaux = CARE-owe
Chauvin = SHOW-van with a VERY soft n so that it can sound more like SHOW-vah
Chere = Shah (Really. I’m not making this up.)
Lafourche = Luh-FOOSH
New Orleans = Noo OR-luns or Noo OR-lee-uns (but never ever ever Noo Or-LEENS)
Orleans Parish = or-LEENS Parish (but never ever ever OR-luns or OR-lee-uns Parish. ….So the city of New Or’luns is located in Or-leens Parish. Really, I’m not making this up.)
Thibodaux = TIB-uh-dough
Flotons = flow-TAHN
Well….how did you do? Leave your biggest flummox to be entered for a mystery book.