Ritz Publications Book Fair


Sarah Hudson Pierce

Sarah Hudson Pierce




Sarah Hudson Pierce


Come meet Sarah Hudson Pierce, owner of Ritz Publications, at a book fair to be held on June 3rd from 1-3:00 at the Court Yard Coffee House at 7436 Youree Drive in Shreveport. (The fair will be held on the covered patio if the weather permits.)

The book fair will showcase some of Ritz Publications' latest offerings including Our Baby's History by Victorian artist Frances Brundage. Our Baby's History is a reproduction of an 1898 baby book which was designed to keep a new baby's records. The book is complete with full color, wide-eyed baby pictures. This treasure was reprinted in honor of Sarah's first grandson, Erick Reid Nicholas Christian Pierce, born on March 16, 2007, in Boston, Massachusetts.


Frances Brundage


Stone Justice by Debi King McMartin and Lyn Morgan with an introduction by Eric J. Brock, will be available. This story is about the life of Toni Jo Henry of Shreveport, the only woman to be executed in Louisiana's electric chair. A movie, The Pardon, is presently being filmed locally by film producer Jim Davis and was adapted from the original Stone Justice screenplay. The authors will be on hand to sign limited edition copies of the original Stone Justice screenplay. ( Debi and Lyn have also written another screenplay titled Lethal Alliance which is being produced locally by Nandar Entertainment of Los Angeles, California and will be filmed in North Louisiana.)

Toni Jo Henry
Toni Jo Henry


Will Somebody Call The Coroner?, by the late longtime Caddo Parish Coroner, Dr. Willis P. Butler will be on display.

Dr. Willis P. Butler, M.D.
Dr. Willis P. Butler, M.D.



Also former Mayor James C. Gardner's memoirs will be on hand.
James C. Gardner
James Creswell Gardner

Also there will be books available that were penned by Mayor Gardner's great grandmother, Julia Pleasants Creswell. Julia's books include two books of poetry and Callamura, a 412 page allegorical historical novel written in Greenwood, Louisiana and published in 1868 in Philadelphia and reprinted in 2003 by Ritz Publications. Callamura is North Louisiana's Gone With The Wind and is currently being written into a screenplay by local authors Lyn Morgan, Debi King McMartin and Ejay Colvin.)

Julia Pleasants-Creswell
Julia Pleasants-Creswell


Copies of Angel Agnes, by Wesley Bradshaw, an 1870s era novel about the great 1873 yellow fever epidemic in Shreveport, will also be available. Angel Agnes has been updated with an introduction by Eric Brock.

Erick J. Brock
Erick J Brock


Some of the other books available at the fair will be Tinkerbelle by Robert Manry, of Cleveland, Ohio, who sailed the smallest sailboat alone across the Atlantic in 1965;

Robert Manry
Robert Manry


Gone Beyond The Law, by Joseph Eugene Matlock (This historical reprint is set on Caddo Lake and is available.)
Joseph Eugene Matlock
Joseph Eugene Matlock


Bittersweet Morsels, poetry by Marcella Simmons of Logansport will be available.
Marcella Simmons
Marcella Simmons


Reprints of the novels of Civil War era Shreveport writer Sarah Ann Ellis Dorsey, who also wrote Recollections of Henry Watkins Allen, a biography of Louisiana's Confederate governor, recently reprinted by Ritz will be showcased.

Sarah Ann Ellis Dorsey
Sarah Ann Ellis Dorsey


This event will give the public the opportunity to to meet the publisher, some of the authors and discuss how authors may get a book published by Ritz Publications.

Sarah Hudson Pierce
Ritz Publications
P.O. Box 29182
Shreveport, Louisiana 71149
www.ritzpublications.com
318-996-0419

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