Jim Bradshaw and Danielle Miller will discuss their book “Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Downtown Lafayette Public Library, as part of the Bayou State Book Talks. I loved this fascinating book about a true case that took place near Lake Charles and I guarantee this discussion will be riveting.
Bradshaw retired as an editor and writer for the Lafayette Daily Advertiser in 2008, but he continues to write his popular “C'est Vrai” column for syndication. Author of three previous books on Louisiana, he has written for newspapers and magazines for more than 40 years, and his columns have received national and regional awards.
Miller lived and worked around the world before taking a job with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System in 1991. She is a researcher and translator in French genealogy.
Bayou State Book Talks is a monthly discussion series led by authors from Louisiana who have written books that are of interest to Louisianians. The free series is co-sponsored by the Center for Louisiana Studies, UL Lafayette, and the Lafayette Public Library System.
Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Write her at email@example.com.