Monday, August 27, 2018

Three writers to discuss their latest books Aug. 28

Three local authors – Ingrid Green Adams, John Frady and Philip Pisciotta – will talk about their latest books at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free  and is open to the public.

Ingrid Green Adams, Speak Lord, I’m Listening
Ingrid Green Adams will read from and discuss her new book titled Speak Lord, I’m Listening. Adams is the author of four books of inspirational poetry: Of Spirit and Truth, As I Ponder of Days Gone By, From the Mouths of Babes, and Get Right or Get Left.
She is a 1983 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern University at New Orleans. She retired from the Department of Homeland Security as an Intelligence Research Specialist in 2003. She is the owner of Green’s Consulting Company specializing in motivational speaking. She has appeared as a guest speaker at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Southern University, New Orleans, Loyola University of New Orleans, the New Orleans section of the National Council of Negro Women, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, University of New Orleans-International Trade Center in New Orleans, and Destrehan, Hahnville, and Bonnabel high schools.
John Frady, Bad Preacher
When Brad Johnson finds a $100 bill on the floor of his office, he never intends to steal from his own struggling church, but only a few hours later he finds himself needing to spend the money in an emergency at a gas station—a move that will set off Earl and the town’s gossip mill. By the end of a single day, the whole town believes that Brad has been driving through New Orleans with women passed out in the back of his car, doing drugs in his front yard, gambling with church money, and cheating on his wife with gas station clerk Sally Mae Watson—only some of which is true.

John Frady is Executive Pastor of Spiritual Development/Metairie Campus Pastor at Celebration Church, a multi-site church with six campuses in the New Orleans Region. He is also co-author of Staccato: A devotional for worship leaders, worship artists, and worshipers."
Philip Pisciotta, The Calling
The Calling is the story of a young man who enters a Catholic seminary to study to become a Catholic priest. From his early youth, he is influenced by situations that steer him through various stages of his life. His seminary experiences and Catholic faith mold him into the man he is today. He matures into a man with good Christian family values and takes many directions throughout his life. He leads an interesting, full and productive life. 

As a young man, Pisciotta attended a Catholic seminary run by Benedictine monks. He studied for the priesthood. He was a successful executive in the retail business for a large corporation for 12 years and then owned his own profitable retail stores for 13 years. He returned to school to become a certified residential real estate appraiser for 20 years. Each Christmas, he is a Santa Claus.

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or

Louisiana Book News is written by award-winning author Chere Dastugue Coen, who writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Her first book in each series is FREE to download as an ebook, including "Emilie," book one of The Cajun Series, "Ticket to Paradise," book one of The Cajun Embassy series and "A Ghost of a Chance," the first Viola Valentine mystery.

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