Local Author Aids in Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

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New Orleans author, Amy Cyrex Sins, is conducting several book signings in the metropolitan area. Her book is one way of helping preserve our valuable coastline and our life, culture, family and food.

Ascension Parish native, New Orleans resident and Author, Amy Cyrex Sins is pleased to announce several scheduled book signings for her new cookbook Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina.

Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Barnes and Noble Mandeville located at Premier Center II, 3414 Highway 190 Suite 10, Mandeville, LA 70471 from 2-4 p.m. During the event Amy will be signing books and offering a sampling of some of her favorite recipes.

Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th at Houma's House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, LA for the Awesome Art in Autumn Gardens event. Amy will be signing books from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. During Saturday's event, Amy will be signing books and offering samples of some of her favorite recipes.

Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina, is a 232-page, coffee table style volume now available for sale at leading retail outlets. The book gives food lovers the opportunity to enjoy fabulous New Orleans and Louisiana style cuisine at home while also helping a good cause.

New Orleans resident and emerging author, Amy Cyrex Sins, is supporting the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana through her full size, four-color, hardbound cookbook. Amy's has included her personal journey after the floodwaters ravaged her home, as well as, stories from people she has met along the way. Included throughout the book are interesting facts about life in New Orleans. While pairing both traditional and inventive menus with heartwarming stories from rescue workers, residents and friends of the region, Amy creates a book truly capturing life in New Orleans and South Louisiana both before and after Katrina.

Ruby Slippers not only offers over 140 family recipes from throughout Louisiana, but also several recipes from 14 of New Orleans' finest restaurants. The menus are sure to keep readers busy entertaining family and friends with traditional New Orleans dishes and a few new family favorites. Amy's book is a small step in the right direction to preserve something all hold dear: life, family, and food that are uniquely New Orleans.

A $35.00 retail value, Ruby Slippers Cookbook is now available for purchase online, http://www.rubyslippersnola.com, and is available in local retail outlets.

For more information:

Amy Cyrex Sins

http://www.rubyslippersnola.com

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

http://www.crcl.org

Amy Cyrex Sins

http://www.rubyslippersnola.com
504-616-4089

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