Award Winning Author Michael Hoard grew up in Southern Louisiana where he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Currently University of Louisiana at Lafayette) for two years as an Art Major. A 9 to 5 career in an office was completely forgotten when he got that first summer job working the back deck of a seismic survey boat on the Gulf of Mexico. He has remained in the oilfield and on the Gulf his entire adult life.

2017-10-20
LAST DAY to register for the Author/Blogger Halloween Hop!
Nesie's Place Want to increase followers/traffic on your Facebook page? Authors and bloggers are bringing a spooky good time to Facebook for Halloween! JOIN US! The Facebook Halloween Hopfest runs from Friday, October 27, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Register today by: – Adding the direct link to your...

2017-10-19
Sharing Memorable Moments From My Past
When I started writing this post I had a thought, Why not change things up with a Video Blog showing people the memorable moments you happen to have caught on tape! So I went through my files and found a few that I think you might enjoy. The moments you...

2017-10-16
PLEASE CHILL PEOPLE! – America’s Future is in Good Hands.
“The kids today have no…,” has been the first words in various sentences far too often in my lifetime. I, too, am guilty of this… But never again will I say this…I had an eye-opening experience this weekend, thanks to a couple of Scouts and their fathers that I met...

2017-10-08
Book For A Smile Exchange!
Anyone Know any Administrators at Children Hospitals or Children Homes for Abused Kids? Okay, here’s the deal…at one time I thought I could design my book covers as well as any person that does it for a living. I learned that this is not so. It’s blurry and, most importantly,...

2017-10-07
The Mystery of the Rougarou
Here is a blog from someone working on his first novel to publish (I can’t wait to read it!), thank you for the awesome review Jim G. Black! brokenanvil29325 When I was a kid I played outside most days. Home video game consoles were either not on the market, or...

2017-09-28
Free Kindle Book for Review Exchange
If you like to read, why not do it for free in exchange for book reviews! For a new author it is imperative that their books receive as many reviews as possible. Unfortunately, because people do not leave reviews, there are countless award winning books out there just gathering dust....

2017-09-25
The Fish Whisperer
Has this ever happened to any of you? You do a little something – an everyday something to you – involving a friend (or not-friend) and it ends up being something much, much more? Well it happened to me this past summer and I just feel the need to share...

2017-09-22
What an Autograph Meant to Me at 12…and Now?
It was the summer of 1979…I stood in a line that was at least a football field in length. I was attending The World of Wheels auto show in Baton Rouge, LA, with my brother, Paul, and best friend, Creig. We were not fazed in the least by the long...

2017-09-17
Award Winning Author, Michael Hoard
The magnificent distinction I have added before my name (above) is something so new to me that it hasn’t completely sunk in yet! It is so new in fact, that I have not yet received my 1st Place badge for winning the Young Adult Category of the 2017 Summer Indie...