Signing in the South


Author-reader, book signing event at the beautiful Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, in Lake Charles, LA

June 13, 2020 3-6 pm (VIP Early Admission begins at 2 pm) Tickets have time slots noted.

Come and meet the authors!!

We look forward to growing in the Lake Area and making Signing in the South as common here as Crawfish, Gators, Bayous, Magnolias, and Mardi Gras!

Our mission is Connecting Readers with Authors. It’s that simple! Our authors gather together to offer their books for sale and their stories to tell. This help authors get their name out – many are first time published! This also allows readers (that’s you!) find their new favorite authors and books – everything from Children’s, Christian, Fantasy, Paranormal, Suspense, and Romance.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Oasis A Safe Haven in Lake Charles – A safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A cause near and dear to many people’s hearts (mine included).

Gumbeaux Gator will make an appearance to mingle with our group. So YES, BRING YOUR CHILDREN!!

For any out of town guests, or locals who just want to spend some time with friends, there will be a block of hotel rooms available at the Isle of Capri. For information, contact me at

Our author list continually grows! Here’s our starting lineup. (Author list subject to change.) Click on the author and be transported to their world!


VIP – Early Access – 2-6 pm – Only $30

VIP entrance to event begins at 2 pm. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available and they WILL NOT be available at the door. Each VIP will receive an Event Goody Bag, an Event T-shirt, and will be invited to join some of the authors at the Author/Reader Meet Up. This includes an Author Panel – ask the authors your questions! (Time and location to be announced at a later time.)


General Admission entrance to event begins at 3 pm. One ticket is good for all General Admission participants in your group. Meet and greet the authors. Purchase books and have them signed. Kids can meet Gumbeaux Gator!! (Check website or Facebook for Gator appearance time.)

Email inquiries to:

Author Interest / Sign Up Form

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2018 Signing was a huge success! Thanks to all of the authors and the attending readers. While plans for 2019 are on hold so that I can concentrate on my daughter’s wedding, once signing plans are back in motion you can find all the info here. Thank you for bearing with me while I make memories with my family.

Here are a few pictures from 2018. Not all authors are represented in the pictures, but they were all appreciated.

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2018 Participating Authors

Please Support these authors.

Taylor Anne, Jennifer Bates, JD Boudreaux, Roux Cantrell, Lisa Coots, A.J. Culey, Danielle Dauphinet, Diana Marie DuBois, Lindsey Duga, Thia Finn, Nicole Flockton, DC Gomez, Paula V. Hardin, Brenda Hunt, Missy Jane, Jiffy Kate, Jeremy Laszlo, C.K. Leger, Lori Leger, Trish F. Leger, K.M. McFarland, Anne McClane, Linda Mooney, M.E. Nevill, Tex Thompson, Clint Thurmon, Linda Hebert Todd, Jeffery Tracey Sr., A.L. Vincent, Season Vining, Nessie Wallace, Dana Wayne

Signing in the South is hosted by TA BOOKS & BIZ LLC – another passion of mine.

TA Books (Debbie Sonnier) is all about empowering creatives – not just authors, but all creatives. We all need to know that striving for our dreams/goals is right where we need to be.