New Orleans History of Vampires takes a look at New Orleans' reputation as a home for creatures of the night. In the early days of Louisiana’s colonization, rumors swirled about the fate of the Casket Girls, a group of mysterious maidens traveling to the New World from France with peculiar casket-shaped boxes. A charismatic man who moved to the French Quarter in the early 1900s eerily resembled a European aristocrat of two hundred years prior bearing the same name. A pair of brothers terrorized the town with their desire to feed on living human blood during the Great Depression. In my book, I investigate the origins of these legends so intricately woven through New Orleans’ rich history.
Photos include our Leather artist Billy Freeman selecting the leather for the book covers, The complete wrap, the wrap opened, and our logo embossed in the book. Note: These special edition copies are SOLD OUT.
BIO: Marita Woywod Crandle has been writing and storytelling since she was a little girl. She has always had a fancy for the magical side of life, making New Orleans, with its very creative atmosphere, a perfect match for this German transplant. Marita is currently working on a novel dedicated to one of the French Quarter legends, the Carter Brothers, and the book Drinking Mistakes, her memoirs as a Bourbon Street bartender. Marita has also written the holiday children's book Rufus, the Yuletide Bat, available at her gift store.