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Writer's Gumbo


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"My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

Psalm 45:1

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[ Works/Clips ] - [ Published Books ] - [ Published Poems ]
[ Book Reviews ] - [Groups & Links ]
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gumbo - 1. A soup thickened with okra pods or filÚ and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables. 2. Mixture, melange

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Gumbo is a staple food of the Cajun people. The rich stew's aroma fills many a home throughout the year. Gumbo is a full-bodied meal that can be made from "what's on hand" or the delicious delicacies brought home by game hunters and fishermen.

  
An authentic gumbo can only be made by cooks who know how to make a roux (the base stock) and how to add just the right amount of file' (ground sassafras leaves.) For a successful and unique recipe, artful chefs cook up this satisfying dish by balancing the fruits of the land which go into the pot.

My hope is that readers will find such satisfaction here in my Writer's Gumbo.
I'll be blessed if you sit back and say, "Ca c'est bon!" (That's good!)
~Angie Ledbetter
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- Angie Ledbetter's Biography

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Angie is the mother of 3 youngsters, step-mom of 2 grown kids and grandmother ("Nana") to 2. She's been married to Dennis for 17 years and resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Angie has a residential/commercial cleaning service. When not working or engaged in activities with her kids, Angie does ministry work in her Church and community and is an involved scouter. All of her other "free" time is devoted to her passion of writing. She especially enjoys working on writing projects with her twin sister, Alaine Benard. She holds a Journalism degree from Louisiana State University and has always loved the written word, reading, photography, and word games. Being involved with some wonderful cybergroups has been a blessing. Angie is a member of several groups and is the owner of Cajun Connection e-group (www.oocities.com/thecajunconnection/index.html), a moderator of WordWorkers Christian writers e-group, and owner of the prayer warrior group, Kids Krusade.

Angie is a member of the Louisiana Press Women and NFPW. Her column, "Catholic Community" runs in the Ascension Citizen newspaper. She is a staff writer for a regional paper, Southern Renaissance, and in several online e-zines and sites such as rainydaycorner, HeroicStories, writers-exchange, EveryWomansNews, Kudlickapublishing, and furiouspen@ewritersplace. She is also a National Association of Women Writers Regional Representative.

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ASSOCIATIONS :

\NAWW (National Association of Women Writers)
Regional Representative
http://www.naww.org/

LPW (Louisiana Press Women)  
Louisiana Press Women

NFPW (National Federation of Press Women)
NFPW About the National Federation of Press Women



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CURRENT EVENTS:  

Book signing at Barnes & Noble's, Baton Rouge, LA 11/4/01  

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Pair O' Dice
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Pair O' Dice is the brainchild of twins, Alaine Benard & Angie Ledbetter.  Their column will make your readers howl with delight or indignation, depending on which twin they agree with. Pair O' Dice are Ann & Abby kicked up a notch. They'll knock socks off (occasionally each others') and quickly gain loyal fans. Alaine spews out street savvy and rear kickin' retorts to readers' quandaries, while Angie takes the high road, dishing up morality and sweetness. Readers will enjoy their morning coffee with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other! Don't miss out on this "twofer" offer. Angie & Alaine prove once and for all that the old adages are true - "Two heads are definitely better than one!" and “opposites definitely attract.” (Readers, that is!)

Click here to read

Come on.. you know you want to.. Just CLICK it!!

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WORKS/CLIPS

Don't Cry Mommy
http://www.parishwebmaster.com/content/family.htm

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Pair O' Dice

Beware the Undertow
http://www.intimateprayer.com/article1004.html

One Changed Life - The Rest of the Roe v. Wade Story
 http://www.voicesforlife.com/article1019.html

BeginningWriter  featurearticle   
Payingdues (Pen name Amanda Jacob-Shane)
 
 Josephite Harvest
(March 2000 issue)

Women On Writing - From Inspiration to Publication  
(NAWW quarterly)

http://www.rainydaycorner.com/
 - article ("Writer's Kit")

Travel Prayers anthology
(2 prayers and one essay)
explore@GOscape.com   
Steve Zikman, author of Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul

www.writers-exchange.com/epublishing/
"Submission" (poem) and
"The Writing Life - Fantasy vs. Reality" (article)  

Contributing Author - 2001 Writers Exchange anthology

http://www.kudlickapublishing.com/
 Poet's Garth - "Her-icane" (poem)

Every Woman's News ezine
http://www.everywoman.homestead.com/
"Eye of the Beholder" (poem)

Flash fiction "Seconds"
(premiere edition of The Furious Pen)
http://www.furiouspen@ewritersplace.com/

Staff writer, St. Charles Herald Guide
(LifeStyles Insert) Family Camping &BBQ
(june & july 2001)

http://2theheart.com/
 "Miraculous Meanderings" (poem) 5/11/01 7/2001
"Tribute to Dad" 7/01 (essay)
Daddy's Teachings

Bed & Breakfast and Beyond
"Texas Tranquility"

Angie Ledbetter's winning contest entry is at
   "Writing Ailments" 6/1/01

2nd place winner in MomWriter's Annual Poetry contest 6/01
http://momwriters.com/contest_win_anniv00.html

http://coffeehouseforwriters.com/
Fiction Fix Toolbox contest winner 5/01

Contributing Author:
Women on Writing- From Inspiration to Publication,
NAWW ( http://www.naww.org/ )

Contributing author - Writing Tips anthology (Susan Seibert)

Cup of Comfort for Friends (2 essays currently under consideration)

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer Soul and
Chicken Soup for the Mother/Daughter Soul
(essays under consideration)

"Share" CDA monthly magazine, centerfold article. 10/01.
 (largest womans organization on the planet)

ADHD: Seeing the Face of God,
E-zine, newsletter, and anthology.
"Eyes to See" (story) 10/01. ADHDSoaringAboveTheStorm
"Under the Umbrella"

The C Word
Christian Roads Ministries Online E-zine

A. Ledbetter's Youth March
Christian Roads On Line
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The Writing Life: Fantasy Vs. Reality

Daddy's Teachings

The Thrill of the Grill

THE NEW RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Is This What We Want?

"Furious Pen Submission" (Second Chances)
Seconds

Random Acts Of "Kidness"

Get Into The Game

Pointing The Finger

Lenten Sacrifices

The Rosary.....
It's Not Just for Little Old Catholic Ladies Anymore!

A Child's Gift

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Mustard Seeds
(Formally known as Fertile Ground Columns)

Come on.. you know you want to.. Just CLICK it!!

Winner's Circle

Power of Prayer

Crunchin' Acorns

Offering Refuge

Feeding the White Wolf

James Rodney, Goal Harvester

Swimsuit Season

Writing Ailments

Finding Inspiration on the Web

Commitment: The "C" Word

Hard Headed Children

SALUTE!

WHY BE FRUGAL?

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POEMS


Hats

Worship

Shelved

Eye of the Beholder

Miraculous Meanderings

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PUBLISHED BOOKS


 iUniverse-The Most Unique Bookstore on the Web!
SPRING
SUMMER

Listed at BooksAMillion

B&N

Amazon.com  
Amazon.com: buying info: Spring : Spring

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BOOK REVIEWS BY ANGIE

Book reviewer for Writers Exchange
Book Reviews


Reviews for The Gringo's Hawk by Jon Mara˝ˇn,
published by Kenneth Group Publishers


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WEB GROUPS

Owner, Cajun Connection

WordWorkers

Yahoo! Groups : HeartWriters      
(writers for 2TheHeart.com)

Momwriters   

Catholic Writers Association CWA -
Yahoo! Groups : cwassociation

cwassociation@yahoogroups.com


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LINKS

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