Déjà Vu – Could this Happen to You?

Through September 30th, $5 per Not Without My Dog Resource & Record book sold will be donated to help human and animal victims of the August flooding in Louisiana (Click here http://www.8statekate.net/wordpress/?page_id=1715 to order).

A Note From Kenna’s Mom–Update!

Reposting (originally posted on September 18, 2008–see update below): Yesterday I received this wonderful message from Sheryl, Kenna’s mom. Kenna’s story is told in Chapter 17 of 8 State Hurricane Kate. Sheryl gave me permission to share this with you: About a month ago I received an e-mail from Kenna’s foster mother, Rebecca, letting me know [...]

March 24th: Listen to Jenny on the Books of Excellence: Heroes of Katrina Radio Show

Thursday, March 24th… 7 pm CST:  Jenny Pavlovic joins fellow author Cary Black on the Books of Excellence: Heroes of Katrina Radio Show Listen to the show on your computer at  www.blogtalkradio.com Call in with questions for the guests at (347) 308-8613 Jenny is the author of the award-winning 8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy [...]

A Message From Al’s Daughter Carolyn!

Remember Carolyn, the Katrina survivor who lost her dad in the flood just after the hurricane? She showed me around the NOLA area when I returned there in May. I just received a note from her about the book: I… have been wanting to really thank you for the 8 State Hurricane Kate Book… what I have read has [...]

Aftermath and Fundraiser for NOLA area Animal Rescue Groups

I heard back from Soren that his school and the surrounding St. Bernard Parish community seem to be ok. He is going back to school there on Monday. I have not heard back from others yet, but I think many of them still do not have power. Plus they are very busy sheltering animals and [...]

The Journey Home–By Plane This Time

When I got to the airport, I lugged in my bags filled with books and tried to check in at a NWA kiosk. But, alas, it didn’t have a record for my flight out of NOLA. Now I had given up my car and I was sweating again. The agent at the counter started working [...]

Recounting NOLA–August 30, 2008–Getting out of Town

On Saturday morning I logged on to NWA.com to print my boarding pass but my flight out of NOLA was cancelled. That’s when I started to panic. Others in the B&B were getting anxious too. Michael and his family were going to try to drive to Pensacola on the Florida panhandle. They had their dog [...]

Recounting NOLA–August 29, 2008 National Katrina Animal Memorial Luncheon

I arrived at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel just before noon and had to leave my rental car with a valet, transport books to the second floor, and set up my display table before the luncheon. I should have lined up help in advance, but the bellhop took the books upstairs for me. While I [...]

Recounting NOLA–August 29, 2008 Memorial Ceremony for the Animals

The Katrina memorial service was held in the chambers of the NOLA City Council at City Hall. City Hall is near the SuperDome and I got lost for a few minutes in a maze of one-way streets. The National Guard was already present near the Superdome, which is NOT going to be open this time. [...]

Recounting NOLA–August 29, 2008

I’m back to recounting my time in NOLA over the 3rd Katrina anniversary, with Hurricane Gustav bearing down on the Gulf Coast. On Friday morning, Annie, a native of New Orleans who cooked our breakfast at the Creole Garden Inn, told me that she wasn’t taking any chances. She was going to evacuate immediately after [...]