Contest Closed! I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, 2/16. Thanks for all of your thoughts on Mardi Gras! It was fun reading them. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
This weekend, the Carnival parades begin to roll, which means that I won’t write at all between now and Feb. 21, or Mardi Gras Day. Too many people visit, too much food to prepare, and too many rooms to keep passably clean as the craziness begins here along St. Charles Avenue.
I know that everyone has her/his own idea about what it means to Carnival and what New Orleans is like on Mardi Gras. Most of you are probably wrong as to what the reality is, but that is the beauty of Mardi Gras. It can be a day of seeing friends and no parades, or you can be the parade yourself in some crazy, glittery costume as you wander from your neighborhood to the center of it all–Le Vieux Carre. You may know it as The French Quarter.
For this Valentine’s Day blog hop (Click on the graphic to see the event page with all the other authors participating. There are tons of prizes.), I’m giving away a $20 Amazon.com gift card. It’s going to be a random drawing, and all you have to do is tell me what you think of when someone says Mardi Gras.
I write about contemporary New Orleans and some fictional denizens. Dani and Guy met at a festival, and my next three releases (Bascially Bad is out Feb 17th!) feature characters from New Orleans as well. We’re a diverse lot, but we all, at some time, let the good times roll.
So, what do you think of when someone says Mardi Gras?