On the 63rd Anniversary of Hurricane Audrey
A New Novel Depicts the Deadly Storm’s Fury:
A War, A Hurricane, A Miracle!
Cameron, Louisiana — A rich and sweeping fictional memoir, told through the voice of 12-year-old Walt LaCour, as he struggles to find himself and learn his true identity amid the backdrop of a terrifying and deadly Hurricane Audrey on the Cajun bayou in post-World War II Louisiana.
June 27th marked the 63rd anniversary of one of the most devastating tropical storms to hit the coastal United States.
“Early Thursday: A War, A Hurricane, A Miracle!” tells the story of a boy’s mostly idyllic life interrupted by the wrath of Mother Nature. Author Linda S. Cunningham was 9 years old during Hurricane Audrey and her father was the director of civil defense for the local parish.
Based on her recollections, she delivers a powerful and moving portrait of the days and events leading up to and following the cataclysmic storm.
Twelve-year-old Walt LaCour has a happy, adventurous existence in the Cajun-French area of Cameron, Louisiana, where the way of life is filled with joie de vivre.
About Linda S. Cunningham:
She and her family watched the devastation from their picture window when the hurricane hit. Her father served as Director of Civil defense for Calcasieu Parish, and she heard many survival stories and saw the coroner’s pictures that lend authenticity to the novel. Ms. Cunningham has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Houston.
She also has a B.S. and M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has won awards for screenwriting. She currently resides in Kingwood, Texas.
Early Thursday: A War, A Hurricane, A Miracle! ISBN-10: 1098304802, ISBN-13: 978-1098304805, BookBaby, 2020. Paperback $15.99, Kindle, $9.49, 290 pages. Available on Amazon.
The book trailer is the following:
www.amazon.com Linda S. Cunningham Early Thursday