Virtual Tour Itinerary for Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex Mardi Gras Queen
January 31 – Stop by FYI50+ for a book review by Barbara Glass. FYI50+ Facebook page mention.
“The goal is to inspire new thoughts, inform with new discoveries, and entertain the 50+ audience with original ideas.” ~ FYI50+
February 24 – Guest on Big Blend Radio podcast
“Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio interviews, conversations and panel discussions covering a variety of topics including: Music & The Arts, Food & Drink, Travel & National Parks, Family & Lifestyle, Health & Self-Empowerment, Nature & Environment, Business & Career, and History & Culture.” ~ Big Blend Radio
February 25 – Women Writers, Women’s Books
“We are an online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world. Our mission is to encourage and promote the visibility of women writers.” ~Women Writers, Women’s Book
February 26 – Sharing “How an Ex-Mardi Gras Queen Wrote a Memoir” on the Suite T author’s blog.
“This blog will be an enjoyable time for you to get to know wonderful authors who are successful in their writing.”
~ Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Writers Magazine
About the book
Born during World War II, Marilee Eaves long struggled to fit into the New Orleans’ elite she was born to—secret Mardi Gras societies that ruled the city. While Marilee is a student at Wellesley, she’s hospitalized at McLean psychiatric hospital, where she begins to realize how much of herself she’s sacrificed to be fully accepted by the exclusive and exclusionary white Uptown New Orleans culture.
In Singing Out Loud, Eaves shares her journey to stand on her own two feet―to find a way to be grounded and evolve in the midst of NOLA culture. Along the way, she wrestles with bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and the effects of her poor, heartbreaking, and sometimes hilarious choices.
Raw and funny, this book offers hope and encouragement for those willing to be vulnerable, address their issues, and laugh at themselves in order to embrace who they truly are.
Hope you will stop by these virtual events to learn more about this former Mardi Gras queen.