About

I am a wife, mother, and historian.  I work part-time from home, researching, writing, designing exhibits, and immersing myself in the world of nineteenth century Louisiana.  I spend the rest of my time mothering my baby girl.

I love literature, cooking, and all things PBS, BBC, and Masterpiece Theater.  Though my ancestry and research focus on all things French, I also truly enjoy British culture and literature.  My family has been in Louisiana since 1718, the year New Orleans was founded, and I am passionate about the history and culture of my family and state.  Heritage is huge for me!

I am a cradle Catholic with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and St. Francis (my middle name, my daughter’s middle name, my mother’s middle name, and my grandmother’s middle name are all Frances).  I embrace constant prayer and know that I am nothing without my faith.  I love to read the perspectives of others from different faiths and backgrounds and believe we are all here to point the way to the Father.

I am a compulsive reader.  When I am not reading, I am dreaming of reading.  My favorite literature tends toward the British or the Southern side of things, including Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Ernest Gaines, and Harper Lee.  As a girl, I fancied myself Anne of Green Gables, Laura Ingalls, and Nancy Drew all rolled into one.

My life is simple and quiet and small.  For that I am thankful.

Thank you for reading.

1920's Dejean girl

—Katy

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