Saturday, November 30, 2013

Books at Bazaar

My Bayou Boys Adventure series will be available all month in Silverton, Ore. at the Borland gallery. The holiday bazaar will feature the work of more than twenty local artists, authors, and crafters.

It's open seven days a week from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., now until December 22. Just look for the NIWA booth.

For more information or directions visit:

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Big Papa Zee's Cajun and Caribbean Cookbooks are on their way

The Back Cover

The first batch of cookbooks I ordered have been shipped to me and will be here in a little over a week. 

I will have six on hand to sell. They are $5.99 each and come with a three tablespoon sample of each seasoning for no extra charge.

First come first served. Don't miss out!

I also have a new batch of my Big Papa Zee's Seasoning ready to roll out the door. 

Two cups of each (Ragin' Cajun Seasoning and Caribbean Jerk Rub) are just $15 (for the two) and you get the book FREE!

Several of the recipes in the book do not require the seasonings and you can sub your own for those that call for it (But who would want to?)

ORDER NOW to assure delivery in time for Christmas (you have until Black Friday)!

Here are some of the recipes you'll find:
  • Big Papa Zee’s Holy Trinity Jambalaya
  • Big Papa Zee’s Chicken and Shrimp (or Seafood) Gumbo
  • Big Papa Zee’s Four Square Gospel Shrimp Creole
  • Big Papa Zee’s Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Cilantro
  • Big Papa Zee’s Island Jerk Pork
  • Cajun Corn on the Cob
  • Sister Suzi’s Seafood Boil
  • Amanda’s South Seas Seasoned Sweet Potatoes
  • Big Papa Zee’s Chicken or Shrimp Entouffee
  • Jeremiah’s Favorite Cajun Popcorn Shrimp
  • Big Papa Zee’s Red Beans and Rice
  • Granny’s Grits ‘n’ Red Eye Gravy
  • Buccaneer Bacon Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs
  • Big Papa Zee’s Sizzlin’ Louisiana Blackened Steak (or chicken or fish)
  • Sweet Potato-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie [Elijah made two of these for Thanksgiving]
  • Pralines
  • Caribbean Grilled Pineapple
  • Big Papa Zee’s Southern Sweet Tea
  • Virgin Mint Juleps

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Now Available for Immediate Download

My newest book, Big Papa Zee's Cajun and Caribbean Cookbook, is now available on Kindle as an ebook.

Download the ebook edition here:

To order it in paperback, either wait until it comes out on Amazon or order by contacting me at

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wordstock News

The annual Portland book festival will take a hiatus in 2014 to return to a new location in 2015. Traditionally the Woodstock festival has been a fall event held at the Portland Exposition Hall, but will move to Portland State University in the spring of 2015.

Meanwhile there are some important staff changes as well. To read about the changes click here.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, They're Yours

I have a goodly stock of books available for Christmas gift giving. The new book, PLAYHOUSE PHANTOM, is yours, signed (by the author), sealed (gift-wrapped if you like) and delivered (includes postage and handling) for just $12. Same for MARSH MONSTER and VOODOO VIRUS for $10! Or any two books for $22.

Better yet, get the trio (all three books) for $25 postpaid. A great gift idea for the reader on your list and you don't even have to leave your home for Black Friday.

Order before December 10, to assure delivery in time for Christmas.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Another Bazaar Author Appearance?

I may be appearing for the selling and signing of my books at Gramma’s Bazaar on November 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the CLC Gym at Vancouver First Church of God. (I'm on the waiting list and may not know until an hour before, but plan to show up anyway--it's one of the best holiday bazaars around.)

Shop from over 100 vendor tables featuring one of a kind, hand crafted items, holiday gifts (including books), and homemade treats! For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact the Church Office.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Author Ted Dekker to Speak and Sign in Vancouver

Author Ted Dekker
I am not a huge fan of best-selling author Ted Dekker. I know many people are. And I, too, can appreciate his writing genius, however, I’m just not much into the kinds of things he writes. I’ve read a few and I have some minor problems with some of his theology. That’s okay, I don’t have a corner on all the right doctrine. His books are powerfully written and have touched millions.

That said, I know many of you will be interested in seeing him and having your Dekker books signed. He is making a rare appearance this week in Vancouver—one of just eighteen city stops on tour; the first time he’s done such a thing in fifteen years! [It must be nice to write and just have your books sell themselves.] He rarely does this sort of thing, so it should be a treat for fans.

But, he claims this event isn’t about him; it’s about YOU. The “Who Said Your Light was Little?” event not only promotes his new book OUTLAW, but he will also share his never-before-told life journey. He will be speaking and signing at Living Hope Church (2711 NE Andresen Rd., Vancouver, Wash.), 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 14. The event is free.

Dekker, known as “the master of suspense,” is the award-winning author of 30 novels with more than 10 million copies sold world-wide. A more detailed story about the tour can be found in the November issue of Christian News Northwest and tour information (and a chance to win prizes) can be found at

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bazaar Appearance by Local Authors

Phil Silver and I will be at Vancouver's Best Christmas Bazaar tomorrow, Saturday, November 2,  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with books to sell and sign. Time to buy books for those young readers on your Christmas list. Come on out and see us (and a whole lot more)!

Mention this post and you can have all three of my Bayou Boys books for $20.

The bazaar is at the Clark County Christian Center, 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd ~ Suite 22 and is hosted by Maplewood Neighborhood Association.