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Evangeline of the Bayou

Evangeline of the Bayou is an urban fantasy middle grade novel written by Jan Eldredge and illustrated by Joseph Kueffler. You may have noticed that just last week I posted a Q&A with the author!
There is no doubt that twelve-year-old Evangeline will become an amazing haunt huntress – not with a lineage like hers. Not only was her mother a force to be reckoned with, but Evangeline lives with her grandmother – a daily opportunity to hone her skills.
And she’ll definitely get her animal familiar soon.
Definitely.
It will be better than some unruly cat named Fader.
Dang cat.
Perhaps her time will be now – now that she and her grandmother have been called to New Orleans to investigate a strange case bursting with secrets to be unearthed.
Yeah. She’ll definitely be returning to her bayou a true haunt huntress…
This is a fun one.
There was one particular line that was so delightful that I made a special note to call out in my review: “…its spirit force plowing her down and nearly knoc…

Author Q & A - Jan Eldredge Stops By!

Next Wednesday y'all will be getting my oh-so-humble opinion of Evangeline of the Bayou, the Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List selection! (That means it was picked via booksellers at independent bookstores countrywide.)

Until then, I have a Q&A with the Louisiana born and raised author herself: Jan Eldredge!
(Don't forget to come back next week for my review!!)

A Conversation with JAN ELDRIDGE Author of Evangeline of the Bayou


1) The glossary in the back of the book is so helpful! Where did you learn about all these creatures? Which creature from the book is your favorite?
I have a small, but growing, collection of books about mythical creatures around the world. If I couldn’t find what I was looking for there, I researched library books, online websites, and the occasional documentary. Something that really surprised me as I started learning more about mythical monsters was the number of different cultures that share very similar creatures. Their names and a few minor de…

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