J.L. Mulvihill



J.L. Mulvihill is a woman of many talents. An active member of the writing community as a Young Adult author, a speaker, and a teacher of workshops, she still finds time to be an avid reader who supports book stores and libraries. Explore her worlds in the Elsie Lind Chronicles as well as The Steel Roots series, or enjoy the many short stories she has available through Dark Oak Press and Seventh Star Press.

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1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
What If: Alternate Realities

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Book Signing

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Seminar Center
Tea Duelling
Ages 11 and up


Rails West

The System Regulatory Unit has determined that the responsible parties of last week’s explosion in Downtown St. Louis are none other than the notorious Abigail Steel and her band of pirates. She is wanted for questioning regarding numerous acts of rule breaking against the System. She is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached but informed upon at once. Not only is her name misspelled, but the System has her description all wrong because AB’Gale Steel is not a criminal. She just wants to find her papa and now she feels she is so close, but will the System catch her before she finds him? And what about the marks on the map the old hobo gave her? What was Papa doing in all those places? Why is the System so concerned about Bishop Steel and his daughter? Are the people of America seething with frustration? And is there an insurgency boiling beneath the surface? All the answers lie within Rails West.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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