Hurricane Katrina Inspires Author to Tell His Story In His Latest Book

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Stories continue to be told ten years after the impact and effect of Hurricane Katrina as author Marcus Owens looks to deliver a brighter story in Leaving New Orleans.

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Like many stories told on Hurricane Katrina by book, motion picture, or verbally, Leaving New Orleans offers an ongoing roller coaster ride that is sure to jolt emotions.

New comer author Marcus Owens has never lived in New Orleans, let alone ever visited before, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina compelled him to not only visit to see the aftermath, but write his first book, entitled “Leaving New Orleans”. Working countless hours compiling research and writing several drafts, a riveting romance story about a young lady who experience her own Hurricane Katrina in one horrific weekend is materialized. To make the story more compelling, Marcus fed off the emotions of the people affected by Hurricane Katrina to deliver them in the main character, in hopes of connecting with his readers.

Due out this fall of 2015, Leaving New Orleans tells the story of Angela Johnson, a native New Orleans who resides in the Lower 9th Ward, who along with her family and friends experience one of the most horrifying tragedies ever in one weekend. After such horrific incident, her family is scattered to the four winds, her best friend Christy becomes missing, and Angela now has to make a new life for herself in a strange city, alone and with little more than the clothes on her back.

"The overall thought was to be a compelling movie script that involved a young lady who is displaced from home, and finds herself alone in a very unfamiliar place. As the idea brewed, the title "Leaving New Orleans" became the centerpiece for the story. While vacationing in New Orleans for several days, the story came together and was even clearer to me. After taking several notes of streets and landmarks, I wanted to convey the story in its purest form. My objective was to paint a vivid picture with words that could touch the emotions of the reader and make the story surreal. I wanted my readers to feel like they are part of Angela's experience," says Marcus Owens.

With the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina long gone, the memories of that day will forever linger as story after story is told. Although stories like Leaving New Orleans are told every day, some have similar happy endings, while others don’t.

Like many stories told on Hurricane Katrina by book, motion picture, or verbally, Leaving New Orleans offers an ongoing roller coaster ride that is sure to jolt emotions. Masterfully written, it encompass dialogue that is sure to draw you close to the cast of characters personally.

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