Dear Promoting Readers,

 I had an early morning – 4:15 a.m. wake-up call. And on mornings when I know I can’t hit snooze, I don’t sleep as well the night before. It’s no different than having an early flight that you don”t want to miss. You just want to be on time and make the flight. Well, I just wanted to be on time and make the interview.

 I woke up this morning and had a wonderful interview with lovely Monica Pierre at WWL-AM Radio Community Matters about Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina. It will air August 30th. Monica is compassionate, generous, and a great communicator. She asked excellent questions, such as “How does your faith come to play?” I think my faith, strength, courage, and sensitivity have been with me since I was a child. I was never carried away but always carried along by Divine forces leading me, guiding me, and supporting me.

monica-pierre-and-jennifer-gremillionWith Monica Pierre

Then, I ventured to the French Quarter in the afternoon. Heels in all. I brought my books in tote and headed to the lovely Antoine’s Restaurant.


Pierre and I were newly dating. He was trying to impress me. He took me to Antoine’s Restaurant. The hot french bread came out. And well, I wanted to eat it while it was hot. I spread some butter and took a bite. But I inhaled a breadcrumb and it got caught in the back of my throat. I gagged and drank some water. Pierre thought he was going to have to do the Heimlich maneuver. Obviously, it didn’t stop the man from asking me out again and eventually asking me to marry me.


I passed on the bread at Antonie’s Restaurant!

Instead, I had a great day promoting Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina at the Round Table Luncheon Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hosted by Margarita Bergen. It was a lively group with entertainment by Becky Allen, Marshall Harris and pianist Jim Walpole. Author Mary Helen Lagasse presented her book Navel of the Moon. Sandy Rosenthal, founder of spoke about the Katrina levee breaks. Gordon Wadge, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans, addressed how the Y is improving the quality of life in post-Katrina New Orleans.

betsie-gambel-and-jennifer-gremillionWith Betsie Gambel from Gambel Communications

~ Photo courtesy of Frank Stansbury

All in all is was a wonderful day. Life is sweet!

Sweet Dreams,