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More literary heroines, although, I’m not sure Stella would get filed under “hero.” The Witching Hour by Anne Rice introduces us to 13 witches, my favorite being, Stella. She was restless, flamboyant, carefree and embodied the spirit of the Roaring 20’s. A party girl that always got kicked out of school. The main character in this book, Rowan, is just as fabulous. Personal tid bit: when my daughter was born, I asked the doctor if she looked like a Rowan or a Stella… Stella Miette is now 7.

This is a bit of a tribute to my friend Edward Branley (an expert on NOLA History)- I had the pleasure of visiting him in New Orleans this past April. He brought me on a grand tour of the Quarter… with a stop at the Mayfair Mansion! It was amazing. If I wasn’t with a group of friends, I would’ve been peeking in the windows and sketching in the garden.

You can purchase The Witching Hour by Anne Rice here: http://tinyurl.com/l9pe7gm

You can purchase Ed’s books on NOLA History here: http://tinyurl.com/mufpssu