Hope you are doing well and feeling well. You are a favorite author of mine. Ever since Dusted To Death, (despite the blooper in there, lol.) Keep up the good work!
May 25, 2015 - 19:46:14 (PST)
Hope you are doing well and feeling well. You are a favorite author of mine. Ever since Dusted To Death, (despite the blooper in there, lol.) Keep up the good work!
May 25, 2015 - 19:45:38 (PST)
I wrote to you about a year ago. You informed me that you wee having chemo daily. I told you at the time, that I was a cancer survivor--had it twice, and have been free for some years now. I have prayed for you, and hope you are doing well. Am a native of LA, Lafayette, (Mt. Carmel Academy, and UL), and lived in New Orleans, also. Live in Sugar Land, TX now. Hope to hear you are doing better each day.
May 21, 2015 - 15:14:17 (PST)
I really miss Charlotte LaRue. Loved the series and fell I have lost a very good friend. Lynette
May 11, 2015 - 14:49:58 (PST)
Just read and enjoyed your post Katrina book today. As former resident of Willowdale, and WSCBC, was impressed by your talent; thanks!Charles
February 27, 2015 - 12:17:11 (PST)
I am just about to open The last Charlotte La Rue book. I have thoroughly enjoyed them all. I encourage you to continue in more mystery series. I love your inventive ways you lead our thoughts and the directions it leads. Thank you!
February 13, 2015 - 20:53:53 (PST)
Just finished all 8 Charlotte books. I love them. Please say you are writing another soon!
August 25, 2014 - 18:22:33 (PST)
Just read Dusted to Death.I loved it. It is the first time I have read one of your books.I will definitely read all the Charlotte books. I love your style of writing; clean and refreshing. Thanks for the great book.
July 13, 2014 - 23:49:35 (PST)
I will miss Charlotte!!! I am from Lafayette, LA., and my family, and I,lived in New Orleans for 9 years-- our two sons were born there. My husband, and I, now live in Sugar Land, TX., and love it here. He is a native Texan. Wishing you the best always, Shirley
Shirley V. Dieckman
March 20, 2014 - 11:07:59 (PST)
Dear Barbara, so sad to read you will not be writing about Charlotte anymore. I so enjoyed her. Also, the location in NO. I have been there many times and would like to visit again thru your wonderful stories. Please reconsider.
March 13, 2014 - 15:58:41 (PST)
You are a wonderful writer. I excited for more books to come from you. Thanks for always having amazing books. Sending good vibes from AZ
February 01, 2014 - 15:48:52 (PST)
Love your Charlotte books. Would love to see another one. You are one of my favorite writers. I look forward to more books soon!
January 16, 2014 - 22:06:05 (PST)
Barbara...how i loved the two books that i started with...maid for murder & polished off...planning to read them all...love love charlotte & that they are set in new orleans!!! i do agree with one who left a message also that we would like louis & charlotte to be married!!! please consider it!
Marie B Fournier
July 17, 2013 - 17:16:15 (PST)
I am writing this for my roomate Pauline Vacon.She is handicapped and the only things she can to is crochet watch tv and read books.So when I go to the libary I try to find new authors. Today I found you. I got Maid for Murder and Wash and Die.I am hoping you might contact her be email as she does not have facebook.My name is Barry Rubin and I would like to be on your friends list.I am sure it would make her happy. She just celebrated her 72nd birthday last week.Regards Barry Rubinbmrubin@aol.com
January 02, 2013 - 15:18:03 (PST)
Like your writing and hope you continue with another series.
August 24, 2012 - 16:02:08 (PST)
I LOVE THE CHARLOTTE LARUE MYSTERIES AND HOPE YOU WILL WRITE MORE - I WOULD LOVE A RESPONSE FROM YOUTHANK YOUCHERYL
August 18, 2012 - 15:36:30 (PST)
Barbara,I have truly loved your Charlotte LaRue series. I will miss them. Hope you are well. Our husbands used to work at Union Carbide/Dow together. I started way back then with you and Charlotte. All the best!
June 13, 2012 - 17:39:49 (PST)
I was sadden to hear that you will no longer write the Charlotte LaRue mysteries, this has been one of my favorite series, right up there with Death on Demand, by Caroline Hart. Looking forward to any new series. You are an entertaining and engaging author.
June 11, 2012 - 13:29:03 (PST)
My wife likes the Charlotte books a lot, dropped by to see if any new ones in the works.Floyd.Turbino@gmail.com
May 17, 2012 - 21:07:02 (PST)
I loved the Charlotte mystery books and hate to not see any new ones. It was a great series
February 15, 2012 - 15:39:51 (PST)
Love your Charlotte LaRue books. I too am native of Pineville, LA. I have Relatives in and around Minden. Yes there is quite a difference in North LA and South LA.
February 08, 2012 - 16:00:21 (PST)
Dear Barbara,I am trying to e-mail you about the Berries, Bridges, and Books conference in Hammond in late spring. I am unable to find your e-mail address. You spoke at our conference three years ago. Please let me hear from ASAP. Glad to hear you are doing better. Thanks, Shirley RigdonConference Chair.
January 22, 2012 - 20:08:29 (PST)
Not only do i love the books but i love the receipes keep them coming thanks
December 28, 2011 - 14:11:41 (PST)
Love the books!!! :)
October 16, 2011 - 16:12:39 (PST)
LOVE LOVE LOVE Charlotte LaRue books. PLEASE WRITE MORE OF THEM.....
October 04, 2011 - 12:28:16 (PST)
SO SAD THAT LARUE BOOKS HAVE ENDED.I HAVE THEM ALL SITTING VERY LONELY ON A SHELF....
September 26, 2011 - 16:09:09 (PST)
You have so many admirers and readers of the Charlotte adventures! I will have to visit Barnes & Noble tomorrow to try one on for size.
Sylvia Mack LaRue, R.N.
August 28, 2011 - 15:41:34 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley, I have so enjoyed your books about Charlotte. I have southern roots and reading them is like a visit "home". When they talk about the food, my mouth waters. I sincerely pray that you are feeling better and can let us know soon what Charlotte is up to. Thank you for many happy reading hours. Glenda Williams
August 21, 2011 - 18:03:42 (PST)
Love all the books in the Charlotte series. Thanks for such charming characters.
August 14, 2011 - 00:26:55 (PST)
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking time to sign my guest book and for your very kind words about my books. I have the greatest bunch of readers ever!!
August 10, 2011 - 17:11:57 (PST)
I checked out "Dusted to Death" at my local library 8/9/11--my first time reading anything by Ms. Colley. Count me as a very pleased reader! I am enjoying the book tremendously, and look forward to reading other books in this series. Thanks for a great read!
Carolyn S. Anderson
August 10, 2011 - 12:58:27 (PST)
Keep em coming! I have read the first 7 so far and love them! I am starting 8 so need nine in a couple of days! :)
July 30, 2011 - 05:59:13 (PST)
Just finished reading Wash And Die. Really enjoyed it. I am currently in FL when i purchased this book and to my surprise it is in New orleans.. I am from La about 40 minutes south od NO so it was fun to read about! Going purchase another one wednesday!!! Great job!!
April 24, 2011 - 21:56:05 (PST)
I am anxiously waiting for the next Charlotte LaRue book!
April 14, 2011 - 10:23:04 (PST)
Barbara, I have been a big fan of yours since I started reading about Charlotte LaRue. I think I still have one last one to read. I too was hoping, as some of your other fans are, that Charlotte and Louis would getmarried. What I want to really know, is WHERE IN THE HECK CAN I FIND A MAIDLIKE CHARLOTTE? The maids I get could never accomplish what she does, and I am a few years older than she, but myback would be breaking with what she does at her age. Good Luck. I will have to start reading your other books.G.Fleming
March 23, 2011 - 10:40:27 (PST)
Sorry to hear you will not be writing about Charlotte anymore ;(, I found the books funny, well put together, loved the fact that they were in New Orleans, it was hard to put them down once I started reading! Will love to see read more
March 06, 2011 - 18:02:49 (PST)
Just found your books fro my Kindle. I am enjoying them
March 04, 2011 - 23:21:23 (PST)
Hey Cuz! Just showing Larry all your wonderful books!
Delma Lynn & Larry
January 29, 2011 - 18:55:00 (PST)
I feel you are letting us, your loyal readers, down by not writing one of our favorite series any longer. This really saddens me as I loved every book and could not wait for the next one to come out in print.
January 21, 2011 - 09:18:54 (PST)
Like so many other fans of Charlotte LaRue I am sad to hear that there will not be another book with Charlotte and Louis married and solving "crimes & grime" together. Please Barbara change your mind. Your fans would love it.And thank you for the "Charlotte LaRue series.A fan always,Sandi Matthews
January 17, 2011 - 05:44:11 (PST)
I just finished reading DUSTED TO DEATH and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am truly going to miss Charlotte and Louis.
December 30, 2010 - 21:57:57 (PST)
I love your books they are great and fast reads for me. Looking forward to more.Jessie
December 23, 2010 - 02:55:43 (PST)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say its not so!
November 19, 2010 - 10:37:08 (PST)
I miss Charlotte! When will the next book be out?
October 25, 2010 - 17:16:12 (PST)
ilove your mystery books. when are you going to write a new book. i have read all of your books. i want to read when charlotte and louis get married. thank you for your books. iris heim
October 12, 2010 - 20:08:39 (PST)
Dear Barbara, I just finished your book, Dusted to death. The book was so good that I will continue to read your novels. Thanks for the fun! Carol
August 25, 2010 - 12:34:45 (PST)
Pae 265 in Dusted to Death appears to have a mistake. it says that Angelmay fire Dawn. I thought Dawn was a waitress in Mississippi. What did she do for Angel? This runied the entire book for me. Please tell me it is my mistake and Dawn did work for Angel even though it says she was a waitress.
July 10, 2010 - 14:32:49 (PST)
Hey Barbara - We met "again" at the Berries, Bridges, & Books conference. I hope you remember me. I have a question I'd love to ask you, if you'd email me, so I can email my question back to you. Thanks Deborah...p.s. It was great seeing you. You inspired me!!
"Deborah Lynne" Craft
July 01, 2010 - 12:47:00 (PST)
I just discover "Charlotte". In the last two weeks, I have read all 8 of the books. I can't wait for another one. Let me know. Mona
June 23, 2010 - 13:02:18 (PST)
I've just finished and enjoyed "Dusted to Death" and wonder how the next book will play out now that Charlotte and Louis are engaged. I hope Charlotte keeps her "feisty" ways and Louis becomes part of her investigations. Thanks, Barbara, for this refreshing series!
June 04, 2010 - 20:25:34 (PST)
I have read everyone of your books and I am just waiting for the next book to come out.
June 04, 2010 - 07:32:36 (PST)
i found maid for murder at my half price bookstore and had to have the others but i couldn\\\'t find them. i ordered them thru borders Marketplace, which is hard to find used or new books. i received 6 from their dealer and read late into the night until finished (Boy my husband was glad when i finished the last one). But, hee hee hee , then dusted came out!!! I have the best hubby in the world.....keep writing barbara.
April 29, 2010 - 09:55:05 (PST)
I live in Burnaby BC Canada. I\'m new to your books. Saw "Dusted" @ our local library, & intrigued by the title, borrowed it. I'm a fan of Linda Fairstein,New York being her AD's locale, I needed a map to follow her Heroine around. Now I'll need a map of New Orleans, to follow Charlotte. around.
April 21, 2010 - 18:28:33 (PST)
Oh my goodness, I just ordered two of your books and can't wait to read them. It looks like I will love the New Orleans setting the main characater, Ms.LaRue. Just glad right now to say hello ! Janice
April 15, 2010 - 19:35:57 (PST)
Miss Barbara,Love all your books.
April 08, 2010 - 17:05:55 (PST)
Hello Mrs. Barbara Colley,Ive heard many things on your books. But i have never read one myself. If yew see this comment, can yew please email me back? thanksss. :)
March 24, 2010 - 19:33:23 (PST)
Love your series but I have a quality complaint. Your editor blew it on page 91. Angel is described as a slight risk but should have been a flight risk. Shame on those who expect us to pay $22 for a book and cannot be bothered to proof it!
March 17, 2010 - 14:33:04 (PST)
I LOVE all your books! Always waiting for the next one to be published.
March 10, 2010 - 11:44:02 (PST)
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the Charlotte LaRue mysteries.But in the new book, "Dusted to Death", there is a discrepancy. On page 30, a major character is described as completely bald; in fact he reminded Charlotte of Mr. Clean. On page 258, the same character is being grabbed by his hair (this is about a week later)! Since I read the book in one sitting, the earlier description was fresh in my mind, so I double-checked. Yep, rapid hair growth!
February 27, 2010 - 09:19:58 (PST)
Barbara, You are a wonderful writer. I have kept up with all the Charlotte LaRue series. (Which I love!) I do have a question though. In the end of \\\"Dusted To Death\\\" Louis finally asked Charlotte to marry him. Louis has never been a fan of her putting herself out there to solve the mysteries. Will the series continue with them getting married? Thank you. Sincerely, Amandah Richmond
February 13, 2010 - 14:31:36 (PST)
Barbara, I have never been a reader until I picked up one of your Charlotte LaRue mysteries. I have now completed the entire series and would like to know when the next one is coming out - I'm anxious to find out Charlotte and Louis. Thanks for such great writing! Goooooooo Saints!!!
February 06, 2010 - 20:00:27 (PST)
hi barbara from new zealand i love your books they are so easy to read and no heavy stuff very relaxing after a hard day and i want to chill out with a glass or two of wine and peace and quiet for a while all the best and happy writing
February 05, 2010 - 01:40:34 (PST)
Hi Barbara, your website looks great. Can\'t wait to dig into your latest Charlotte LaRue mystery. Keep up the good work, Friend.
Alexa K Richard, SOLA
February 01, 2010 - 06:37:09 (PST)
I'm very proud of all your accomplishments! David got "Old", but you still look seventeen!
January 30, 2010 - 17:38:52 (PST)
just finished 'dusted to death'. love charlotte larue mysteries. tickled me to see louis propose to charlotte! so--now i've got mystery, romance, and humor all wrapped up in a wonderful story written by an author i love. can't beat that! thanks for the best stories. i've read all of the larue stories and enjoyed every one. i'll be watching for the next one.....
January 15, 2010 - 12:34:26 (PST)
Hi Barb. Been a while since our last class reunion. I see you are still pounding out the books. Cant believe it has been 44 years since we graduated from good old Minden HS. I am finally beginning to read your books and they are great. Wishing you, David and he kids a great Christmas. Old Friend, Patsy Thomson Hilburn
December 11, 2009 - 20:02:19 (PST)
Hi Barbara, We corresponded a good while back. Your name is my sister's, Barbara, and my name is your son's, Charles. Since that inquiry from me, I've launched my own imprint, have a second printing for SISTERBABY'S MONKEY, and I'm about to send SKULL COUNTY, USA to publishers. While my stories are not "squeaky clean" as you advised, they dig deep into what makes folks tick, grounded in my own family's struggle, oft-times. I hope you son made it back home safe and sound. Best, to a friend with a great name-Colley! Charlie Colley
October 16, 2009 - 16:13:54 (PST)
SOOO happy to see a new Charlotte La Rue mystery will be coming out soon ("Dusted to Death"). Really enjoy the series, keep them coming! :)
October 13, 2009 - 14:26:49 (PST)
I just loved Wash and Die and can't wait until I've read the rest of your highly entertaining novels. Best wishes from a Canadian fan. Barbara
September 02, 2009 - 21:00:11 (PST)
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE CHARLOTTE LARUE SERIES... I HAVE THE WHOLE SERIES..ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE NEXT ONE...
August 08, 2009 - 23:44:57 (PST)
I picked up \"Maid for Murder\" in my local library and thought it looked fun. I sat down and read it straight through in about five hours and loved every minute of it. I have just placed orders for the rest of the series and was so very glad to see that you had carried on writing! Thank you Barbara for writing some great books that are bringing me such pleasure!
July 28, 2009 - 12:04:40 (PST)
I love Barbara's books. I am trying to write a book myself and I love new orleans so finding her was a JOY! She is really great and I can't wait to read the new book!
July 18, 2009 - 14:23:00 (PST)
I discovered the Charlotte LaRue Myteries a few months ago at my local public library. I have read and enjoyed all of them except Maid for Murder, which I haven't been able to find yet. I hope to read Maid for Murder soon, and look forward to the release of Dusted to Death. Thanks for your work.
July 02, 2009 - 20:15:54 (PST)
Ditto to all the submitted praise. Can't wait til Dusted is added to my bookshelf. New Orleans has a fascination that can't be tarnished and truly mesmerizes any dreamer as we, your readers, are. Tons of thanks for you wonderful adventures... but write faster! We need more!
May 22, 2009 - 23:14:17 (PST)
I cannot wait to get 'Dusted'. When is it coming out? I am really hooked on the series. More! More!
May 12, 2009 - 13:37:44 (PST)
May 09, 2009 - 12:11:10 (PST)
I have read all your books in the Charlotte La Rue series and can\\\'t wait for Dusted to Death to hit the bookstore. I love the series!!!
Toni Gail Green
April 23, 2009 - 15:12:32 (PST)
Love your books. Can't wait to read about Charlotte's next adventure. We just returned from New Orleans (where we took a tour after our cruise returned to port) and enjoyed our visit so much more because of reading your books. I told the tour guide about your books...while we were visiting a cemetary.
April 02, 2009 - 15:07:03 (PST)
Enjoy your Books!!!Clean humor!!!
March 20, 2009 - 10:17:41 (PST)
I came across your book Wash and Die at the library and I'm hooked already. Keep them coming thanks alot.
March 19, 2009 - 20:07:04 (PST)
Barbara, I discovered your Charlotte LaRue books through a friend. I have read all 7 and am dying to get "Dusted". Thanks for the good read.
March 18, 2009 - 12:16:18 (PST)
Barbara and fans,Did y'all know Barbara's Charlotte LaRue series is mention in another cozy mystery?Mystery bookshop owner Tricia Miles mentions the Charlotte LaRue series on p.232 of Lorna Barrett's Bookmarkd for Death.
March 13, 2009 - 21:34:09 (PST)
Hi Barbara, i love the charolette books please keep them coming. thank you
March 05, 2009 - 06:15:38 (PST)
Awesome. I really love it. Keep up the goo work! :)
February 04, 2009 - 20:35:47 (PST)
January 23, 2009 - 15:58:37 (PST)
Barbara,I am glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery! I have enjoyed all your books and look forward to many more!!!
January 22, 2009 - 14:58:45 (PST)
It's good to hear that you are doing well. We've missed you.
January 22, 2009 - 09:08:38 (PST)
Hey Barbara i loved your books and im am so glad that i have had the chance to read them. And i am curious how did it feel to meet Mary Higgins Clark?
January 17, 2009 - 16:06:36 (PST)
Hello Barbara, I really miss reading new adventures that Charlotte LaRue is getting involved in. I can\'t wait for your new book, \"Dusted\". I hope it is coming out soon. Thanks for the wonderful stories. They are great!!!!
December 02, 2008 - 19:22:46 (PST)
Hi Barbara--I really enjoy your books and reading about my home state, too. I\'m originally from Shreveport, not too far from Minden, and my sister went to Louisiana Tech like you. I now live in Chicago, but reading your books keep me in touch with Looooosiana. I am going to treat myself to some Aunt Sally\'s pralines for Christmas. Gotta go order them now!
Lesley Ronson Brown
November 10, 2008 - 23:23:52 (PST)
Hi Barbara. I discovered your books this year and I think they're great. Unfortunately you and Laura Childs, Kate Collins and Laurie R. King can't write fast enough for me. You guys either need to write more quickly or I'm going to have to learn to read slower. Waiting for a new book in a mystery series just kills me. (no pun intended). However, I'm having a hard time finding all of them. Borders seems to have some of them as out of print and that makes no sense to me as it is a current and active series. You may want to check what's going on with them if the info they are giving me is inaccurate. There's one or two I haven't been able to get yet. But, if no other way I'll get them used. Can't wait till a new one is out.
October 25, 2008 - 20:04:11 (PST)
Hello! My Mom & I have a Home Cleaning Service (12 yrs+!). Your books are right on the money re: the daily lives of cleaning ladies - so much reminds me of Mom. She would like to find your books on audio -she's usually cleaning or on the way to a job! I open a book and am done with it in 2 days - WRITE MORE! PLEASE! Love, Loryia & Maxine
October 15, 2008 - 08:55:43 (PST)
I can't wait for "Dusted". Still waiting for a book signing in NW LA (Sh'pt/Bossier) please. So proud to know that you are from hometown of Minden. Keep up the great work. Roll Tide Roll and Geaux Tigers!!!!!!
October 13, 2008 - 22:16:30 (PST)
I love your books! When will there be another "Charlotte" book? I would really love to sit down with another of your good stories and be lost in it until I reach the end and am hungering for more. We have some similarities. My husband and I have been married 41 years, have 2 grown children, 6 grands (3 boys and 3 girls) who of course I adore. 6 mos old thru 11 yrs. Keep writing great books!
October 08, 2008 - 16:08:57 (PST)
I love your Charlotte LaRue series. After recently retiring myself, I have starting cleaning a few houses in my area. I haven\'t had a murder, yet, but I feel like I really relate to Charlotte. Can\'t wait for the next book!
September 22, 2008 - 10:06:02 (PST)
I have read all your books and enjoyed each one. I love books about Louisiana and the South.I wish you a full recovery and good health.
September 11, 2008 - 16:05:05 (PST)
Just started \"Mail for Murder\"....looks like I found another great series to add to my favorites!
September 09, 2008 - 14:51:25 (PST)
I just LOVE Charlotte. I began reading her mysteries out of order but, once I started, I just couldn't put the book down. I CAN NOT wait for the newest addition "Dusted". Please keep them coming!
August 27, 2008 - 10:25:36 (PST)
I was given one of your Charlotte LaRue books as a gift, and have been hooked ever since! Thank so very much for the gift of Charlotte, and her many adventures. Many blessings to you and your family.
July 31, 2008 - 02:05:52 (PST)
Your books are a delight to read! i appreciate the fact that there is little bad language and immorality. Your books keep me on edge and i can't put them down until i finish them.
July 30, 2008 - 12:24:56 (PST)
I love your stories. I was looking for new books to read in the library and was attaracted by the book cover and title. Thank you for a wonderful character of Ms LaRue. I will continue to look forward to your books.
July 17, 2008 - 10:25:59 (PST)
love your books after discovering them at the local section in borderes i had to have them all. my dauther in law and i have read them all and pass them on to all our friends i live in waggaman and she lives in bayou gouche keep them coming. great to read thanks dee
July 12, 2008 - 23:15:50 (PST)
Hello, I just picked up a copy of Maid for Murder at a local shop , read it in one day and am planning on finding the rest of your books. I love a good mystery , thank you for providing one.Sincerely , Angela and God Bless
July 04, 2008 - 12:15:10 (PST)
Dear Barbara, Thank yo so much for the wonderfull Charlotte LaRue series. I especially admire the way you gracefully update the new reader with out making the person who has read every one of the books (me) absolutely scream! AND thank you for keeping it clean. I hope to visit New Orleans and other parts of LA this winter, thanks to your inspiration. Again, thank you.
July 04, 2008 - 04:37:32 (PST)
Dear Barbara, Fellow writer Karen here. Just writing to say I miss you. See you soon and giving yiu my best. My Mom and Sister can't read you fast enough. Of course, I buy them and pass them along before I can open the book. Karen
Karen D. Rogers
June 29, 2008 - 19:15:08 (PST)
I LIVE IN ENGLAND, AND FOUND ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IN A CHARITY SHOP, AND SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN HOOKED ON YOUR CHARLOTTE LARUE NOVELS, I HAVE READ THEM ALL, AND WILL NEVER GIVE THEM AWAY, HAVE JUST FINISHED 'WASH AND DIE'AND NOW WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE. I JUST LOVE MURDER BOOKS, AND YOU ARE THE BEST WRITER. MORE PLEASE
June 08, 2008 - 13:54:03 (PST)
I really enjoy your writing and I can relate to Charlotte in age and the fact that I am diabetic. You make her seem so real. Thanks for the fun.
Bettie W. Long
June 05, 2008 - 07:22:25 (PST)
I just love your "Charlotte" books. It is wonderful to read of characters attending church and making God a priority in their lives. Thank you for that. Many blessings on your writing.
Annell Ingram Cheung
June 03, 2008 - 17:42:41 (PST)
Hi Barbara,I picked one of your books up at a used bookstore and I am hooked. I have read all of them but your most recent book. I love the cozy mystery series. I am 56 so Charlotte and I have much in common. I work at a CPA firm, but when tax season winds down, my reading accelerates! Thanks for the great stories.
May 28, 2008 - 15:00:14 (PST)
I just love your books and can hardly wait for the next one. I share them with my 93 year old Grandma, she loves them too! It's like old friends when I read them, hard to put down, believe me to many nights I stay up to read them and regret it when I have to get up the next morning, but then I do it again that night. I love how you can describe an area, house, people etc. and put an image in my head. You are truly talented. Please keep them coming, I'm anxious for another one.Sincerely,Stacey - Cochranton, PA
May 20, 2008 - 14:23:41 (PST)
May 07, 2008 - 13:03:06 (PST)
~a new cleaning client gave me "maid for murder" just last week,(4/21/08) i am hooked now and need to read the other Charlotte LaRue mystery books. I can totally relate to these books & characters. Thanxs for the great reading! Much appreciated! hope u come to Greenville, SC someday ! The South has been a big mystery to me, im from MA/NH.
April 28, 2008 - 14:37:37 (PST)
Thanks so much for writing me back. I appreciate you taking the time.The conference sounds interesting and a possible way to started in getting my book published. I'm getting very excited!!!Again, thanksErnie
March 25, 2008 - 13:27:33 (PST)
love your stories! charlotte is my kind of character. please keep the stories coming?!?
March 24, 2008 - 07:59:13 (PST)
Ms. Colley, I too am an aspiring author. I have written a book, but no one seems to know the first thing about getting published. I would really appreciate if you could give me some direction. I'm from the big town of Wisner (60 miles outside of Monroe) e-mail me. Thanks, Ernie.
March 24, 2008 - 07:44:46 (PST)
Dear BarbaraI am thoroughly enjoying your Mysteries! I am actually a childrenís library assistant and much of my reading is from the juvenile collection, but I have collections of mysteries at home including, Dick Francis, Howard Engel, Sue Grafton, Harry Kemelman and others. I am planning to purchase all of your "Charlotte" books because Iím sure that I will want to read them again. I especially appreciate the references you make to ďCharlotteísĒ Christian faith. Thanks you for your great work.
March 18, 2008 - 16:07:19 (PST)
Barbara, I adore the wonderful characters in your books. I discovered Charlotte and her colorful family in the library and was thrilled since they have helped to pass the time since my husband's deployment. Thank you for your vision of New Orleans, I lived there as a child. Hope to visit again, if you come to Kansas-I'll be there to see you. You are welcomed to Fort Riley anytime.
March 18, 2008 - 07:10:42 (PST)
Hello Barbara~It was so nice meeting you and visiting with you yesterday at Windows here in Monroe! Thank you for signing my books. Discovering your Charlotte LaRue Mysteries will always be one of my favorite memories of living in Louisiana. I hope you'll consider doing a book signing in Washington state in the future. I'll be the first in line!
March 08, 2008 - 17:55:49 (PST)
Get a big kick out of your books. Love telling my reader friends to try out Charlotte LaRue. Please keep writing them.
February 28, 2008 - 10:16:46 (PST)
Hello, Barbara,Recently discovered your Charlotte LaRue mysteries and have read them all. Hope a new one comes out soon. Jo
February 24, 2008 - 02:41:54 (PST)
I REALLY ENJOY READING YOUR CHARLOTTE LARUE MYSTERIES...CAN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT ONE COMES OUT..I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF WASH&DIE..MY CHILDREN SAY THAT I READ THEM FASTER THEN YOU CAN WRITE THEM..THANK YOU FOR MANY HOURS OF ENJOYMENT
February 16, 2008 - 23:09:39 (PST)
barbara thank you for your books. your characters are proof that hard work does not kill us however keeps us strong and aware. also it is great to see a book series set in new orleans as the city continues to recover. again thank you for sharing yourself with us through you writing.
February 14, 2008 - 10:29:29 (PST)
I am so excited that you have written another Charlotte La Rue book!! I cant wait to read \"Wash and Die\"!! I hope that there will be many more, thank you again for the wonderfully entertaining reads.
February 06, 2008 - 23:10:17 (PST)
Hey aunt barbara, its sydney i love your new book i wish you could have seen my face when i got it.love you,Sydney Hulion
February 06, 2008 - 22:20:24 (PST)
Barabara, I LOVE your books!!! I truly appreciate the fact that they are good, clean mysteries!! Keep them coming!! Thank you for helping my recovery from surgery go by a bit faster and more exciting!
February 03, 2008 - 18:11:00 (PST)
Barbara, I absolutely love your books. I found them by "accident" in the local library this past summer... I have read the Charlotte La Rue series and have fallen in love with the characters. Your style of writing is very easy to follow and also easy to imagine. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us. I can't wait to read the next one...
January 31, 2008 - 21:36:10 (PST)
Dear Barbara, Your books are GREAT!!! I enjoy them very much, I love Charolette! Great reads! Keep them coming!!!
January 30, 2008 - 19:03:25 (PST)
I forgot to give you the domain link . . .www.enlightenment-psych.netBTW--this second time signing, the verif code was almost my car lic plate #. A coincidence, I think not we should get in touch with each other, again. I apologize for my delay
January 30, 2008 - 16:46:21 (PST)
Barbara, I just had to come back to wish you very well in this new year, let you know Charlotte is even better than nancy was--more accepted as independent, entreprenuer, super-sleuth, efficient, prosperous, fully feminine but tough as steel ! Maid for Murder--Excellent ! Wiped Out looking forward to. I have been published online with various prose and some poetry AND the domain is changing all the time.hugs,e
January 30, 2008 - 16:43:44 (PST)
Barbara,I work for the Dorcheat Historical Museum in Minden. I would love to have copies of your books and other items from you to display in the museum. Can you please contact me for more information. You can look at the museum site that we have up at www.museuminminden.blogspot.com Schelley Brown
January 27, 2008 - 11:36:37 (PST)
Barbara, I am thrilled that I was lucky enough to grow up down the street from you and have one of your daughters as my best friend. You have accomplished amazing things and I love your books! Keep 'em coming!
January 18, 2008 - 15:46:28 (PST)
I have just enjoyed your Charlotte LaRue, Maid for Murder (sorry underscore not working) mystery. It was a great cozy mystery and look forward to collecting them all. Like Charlotte, my first was second hand from our local library \"bring one, take one\" rack. My husband also enjoyed it very much, he\'d like to see Charlotte\'s hints in the books, rather like the cooking cozies. Thanks alot. Bless our Soldiers, bring them HOME. Julie Becker, Goshen Massachusetts
January 12, 2008 - 22:07:57 (PST)
I really enjoy the Charlotte LaRue series. I admire how she just buckles down and does what has to be done to provide for her family. Her integrity makes her very appealing. Thanks for adding a new character to my \"strong female leads\" list!
January 02, 2008 - 04:08:36 (PST)
Hi! Barbara, I just found your website and I am very excited! I loved all the books you have written. I have only read a few because I did not know where to find them. Aunt Evelyn was my source! (Boy do I miss her!)Please let me know where I can find more of your books. Love, Your Cousin Brenda
Brenda Logan Zimmon
December 26, 2007 - 11:59:07 (PST)
Barbara,I saw in one of your books you dedicated it to your father, Charles Logan, was he by any chance a lawyer. I ask,as my father practiced law with a Mr. Charles Logan, Labor Law specifically. Looking forward to reading your books as someone recommended you,as I,like you, was born and raised in New Orleans.Thanks,COlleen Early Hoover
colleen early hoover
December 04, 2007 - 12:28:34 (PST)
Hi there! I just "found" you through your cousin Harry Widing. I work with him now; just joined the group. I love your style and am going to read more of the titles just as soon as I can get to the bookstore and buy them! Thanks so much for following your dream; we readers can only benefit. Mary
November 21, 2007 - 09:30:12 (PST)
I recently discovered Married To The Mop in my local library and found it a very interesting and easy to read. I am now looking forwared to reading more in the Charlotte LaRue series. I will now add to you my favourite list of authors. Best Wishes,Trudy Barrett, Essex, England
November 13, 2007 - 10:11:20 (PST)
Love the site, keep up the great work!
November 06, 2007 - 18:37:17 (PST)
Charlotte sounds really nice.
November 02, 2007 - 14:18:22 (PST)
I absolutely fell in love with Charlotte She is wonderful. I want to read all of her stories.
October 30, 2007 - 00:12:15 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley,I just discovered your series at my library and I love them!! Your Charlotte has inspired me to clean the house from top to bottom, and your cleaning tips at the end of each book are fantastic. I'm going to try your ceiling fan tip right now!
October 29, 2007 - 07:22:20 (PST)
Dear Miss ColleyI love you Books. Camille Reed
October 26, 2007 - 21:08:56 (PST)
I just love your books. Keep them commng. Louisiana authors are the best!!!DeniseCrowley, LA
October 21, 2007 - 16:39:20 (PST)
I love your books. Can't hardly wait until the next one comes out.
September 23, 2007 - 13:24:18 (PST)
I'm a big fan of Charlotte!! Keep 'em coming!!
August 19, 2007 - 19:21:28 (PST)
Barbara Colley:As I was browsing through paperbacks at my local book fair, I came across your book RACHELíS WAR. The title of the book didnít get my attention, it was your last name Ė Colley. Believe or not, my maiden name was Colley. I did get a chance to read your bio and understand that you are from Louisiana. My branch of the family is from Missouri, but my fatherís family is from Kentucky. Iím just wondering if you might be a relative. Colley is not a common last name. For years now, Iíve been doing our family research and I am always curious when I see the name Colley. Hope to hear from you.Shirley Colley WadellP.S. My husband and I will be in New Orleans in about a week or so. Do you have any suggestions as to restaurants? Thanks.
Shirley Colley Wadell
August 13, 2007 - 15:24:33 (PST)
I just wanted to tell you I loved Rachels War and so did everyone else I left read it.What a strong woman you have had to be.I think Cleaning for others is a very respectable job. I have a neice who cleans for about everyone in our small town.Decent work.Your son should be so proud of you.Mary Branham
August 12, 2007 - 13:21:27 (PST)
Just finished Scrub-a-dub dead, can'twait for your next book.I've read themall,in order, and they were great!!I retired last Sept.,so I have moretime to enjoy my reading.Keep up thefantastic work!!Cathy Hoel
August 08, 2007 - 20:47:35 (PST)
Barbara, I am a native Louisianian, also. I was born in Bastrop, LA and now live in Oak Grove, LA, where my husband and I own a vacuum cleaner business and a antique and doll shop. I have grown children and thier families that live on the MS coast who lost everything in Hurricane Katina. Two of my 7 children were born in Slydell, LA. I ran across your website and am excited and looking forward to reading your books. As the children are all grown but one who is 15 yrs old, I have just found time in life to take a brake for me. I have never had time to read books much until recently and was so happy to find your site. Not only the fact that you are from Minden, LA, but from the decription of your books, I am so looking forward to buying and reading them.God Bless and Keep You.Cynthia PullenOak Grove, LA
July 26, 2007 - 12:35:20 (PST)
I love your books. I grew up in Luling and now live in Atlanta, they connect me to my home.
July 25, 2007 - 13:03:23 (PST)
Hello, I'm so glad to be reading your books! Thank you!
July 16, 2007 - 19:35:39 (PST)
Hi, saw the write up about you in our Tech Magazine. I had no idea you had written so many books. I am an avid reader and do not know how I missed yours. Now that I know to look for Barbara Colley I will be sure to start picking them up.Keep up the good work.
July 12, 2007 - 16:54:16 (PST)
hello im excited about reading your book series of charlotte larue this is the first time I picked it up and once I saw itI just had to grab it I\\\\\\\'m just really happy that I get to say hi to an incredible author like your self
July 10, 2007 - 11:30:53 (PST)
Hey, like your friend Linda, I got caught up reading your guest book comments. What fun! Hope you and your sweet hubby have a great 4th of July. Give him a hug for me. Talk with you soon.
July 03, 2007 - 19:39:16 (PST)
Love your writtings. You inspire me to get back to my writting. I have been suffuring from writers block for several years now and really miss my writting. Thanks for the inspiration.
Calvin Davis, Jr.
June 30, 2007 - 17:41:48 (PST)
very nice site. Looking forwards to some reads.
June 28, 2007 - 23:03:37 (PST)
Love your books. Have been to New Orleans and love it there. Own a timeshare in the French Quarters. Linda Stewart
June 15, 2007 - 14:23:03 (PST)
Barbara,I was so happy to get an email from you! I\'ve been so busy with my writing career, that I haven\'t had time to read. So, this weekend I am going to do some catching up!Love you!VolandaAuthor of: My Mind, My Heart, My Soul
June 12, 2007 - 09:37:56 (PST)
Barbara, I am so proud to know you and have you as a friend...just finished reading EVERY comment from your fans. I wish they could know you personally (or not) and know that these books are you...especially Rachel's War -- I found it extremely close to my heart and such a statement for the women of the world who send their men off to fight the ungoldy wars that tear families apart but bring the freedoms we all so take for granted. Good job my friend. Luv
June 11, 2007 - 18:34:44 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley,I would like to tell you how much I love your Charlotte LaRue mystery series. I have read all six in the course of a month, just having finished Scrub A Dub Dead. I am anxiously awaiting the seventh book in this series. I feel that my \"good friend\" Charlotte LaRue has gone on vacation. You are a wonderful writer and it is so terrific to find a series that I love to read!!! Please write your next book quickly!! I would love it if you could do a booksigning in the Chicago area. Once again, keep up the good work, you are a superb author. Thank you for filling my sleepless nights with Charlotte LaRue and her quirky adventures. Sincerely,Jean South Elgin, IL
June 03, 2007 - 23:27:45 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley,I just discovered your series at my library and I love them!! Your Charlotte has inspired me to clean the house from top to bottom, and your cleaning tips at the end of each book are fantastic. I'm going to try your ceiling fan tip right now!
May 31, 2007 - 10:25:02 (PST)
I couldn't resist a book with a heroine named after my family...glad I found your work. I'm really enjoying the descriptions of New Orleans. The best thing is I just found you, now I get to search for the back issues!
May 15, 2007 - 07:39:52 (PST)
Very well done site! Please keep up the great job.
April 27, 2007 - 13:39:34 (PST)
Mrs. Colley, I absolutely love the Maid For a Day series! I have not read any other of your books but plan to. I discovered "Maid For a Day" purely by chance. It is wonderful to be able to pick up a book and read it without having to DEAL with profanity! It is fun to read about New Orleans, and imagine my surprise when I saw my hometown of Minden in Rub A Dub Dead! I then discovered that you are originally from Northwest Louisiana. The only complaint I have about your books is that there are not more of them at this time!!!! Thank you! Please don't retire Charlotte for years and years.
March 14, 2007 - 13:45:01 (PST)
I have just "discovered" your series about Charlotte...I love this women and the family she has...I am reading the 4th book and have the last 2 reserved at my library...I have to read in order and am so glad I have this series to read..It's wonderful and so much fun..How long will I have to wait for the next book?..Is next month too soon (hint, hint)..Thank you for the wonderful reading, Donna Jordan...
March 13, 2007 - 23:19:29 (PST)
I really enjoyed meeting you tonight at the St. Charles Parish Library (remember the redhead :D. I haven't read any of your books, but I am looking forward to reading Rachel's War. Thanks for the encouraging words! God bless...
March 08, 2007 - 23:13:13 (PST)
I met you one day at the book store. You recommended Maid For Murder as a read aloud to my seventh grade students. They love it! We are almost finish the story. Would you be interested in coming to my school to do a book signing?
March 07, 2007 - 12:33:08 (PST)
Hello Barbara Colley - I guess there is more than one Barbara Colley. My son found your book Barbara Colley Rachel's War..he couldn't believe it..I am Barbara Colley, and have a granddaughter whose name is Rachel. I am a writer of poetry and everyone that knows me and has seen your book, has called me and wanted to know when I changed from poetry to a Harlequin romance writer... I have your book and will read it..but it's great to see our name in Large print...So, I do have 3 generations, a daughter and granddaughter. We all love this new book. Sincerely, Barbara Colley
March 03, 2007 - 14:44:05 (PST)
Haven't read any of you books but will refer you work to my wife a daughter. Best of luck and I do remeber you from high school. Claire keeps us all up to date.
March 02, 2007 - 21:53:44 (PST)
Dear Barbara,i just finished sending you a fairly long email telling you how much I am enjoying your mysteries so I won't say anymore here except they are great, I just have 2 more to read so please keep writing.
March 02, 2007 - 17:24:58 (PST)
Just wanted to let you know I'm recomending all your books to my Moms group at our church, its so great to have "clean" books to recomend, I've also fixed my email, I think I had it in incorrectly. Thanks!!
March 01, 2007 - 14:54:35 (PST)
My sisters and I have enjoy all of the Charlotte La Rue books and am looking forward to your next one. Which we hope is soon.
February 27, 2007 - 21:11:34 (PST)
I discovered your Charlotte La Rue books on a recent trip to the library and checked out all of them that were available. The librarian is also going to order the other two that were missing from the collection, and I eagerly await their arrival. It is nice to know they care about having complete collections by an author as much as we readers appreciate their being available. I love New Orleans and must say it was a pleasure to become acquainted with Charlotte and her adventures. Oddly, we learned of my husband's becoming a diabetic at the same time I was reading of Charlotte's being diagnosed with the same conditon. Yesterday, I read of the announcement of Hank and Carol's impending arrival on the same day that my husband and her daughter made the same announcement to me! Hopefully, I will have the good fortune to meet you some day, perhaps at the Garden District Book Shop. Until then, I will look forward to finding out what intrigue will surround Charlotte in upcoming books.
February 19, 2007 - 14:55:22 (PST)
Barbara, congrats on your novels.
February 19, 2007 - 13:07:41 (PST)
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Scrub-A-Dub Dead. I was wondering how you would treat Hurricane Katrina, and I think you made the right decision when you timed the book a year after the hurricane. Since I am now getting older, it is really nice to have books about heroines who are also on the older side. Society tends to think older women are invisible. I will be eagerly awaiting your next book in the series. One tiny criticism: you need to get a better proofreader.
February 18, 2007 - 12:26:27 (PST)
Hi! Mrs. Barabara, my reading class in school is reading one of your books, Maid for Murder. It is absolutely wonderful.
February 12, 2007 - 17:44:57 (PST)
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February 10, 2007 - 16:15:02 (PST)
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February 10, 2007 - 16:11:17 (PST)
A NOTE FROM BARBARA:I\'ve tried to email some of you, but the emails bounced back for some reason, so to all of you who have taken the time to sign my guest book, thank you so much, and thank you for your kind words about my books.\"Keep it Clean!\"Barbara Colley
February 06, 2007 - 19:32:42 (PST)
I just read Scrub a Dub Dead. It was great, I have to say I was hoping Charlotte would become a grandma in it... But now I'm just looking forward to the next one even more! I hope its in the works. Love the dynamics with the relationship with Louis. Another fantastic book!! Thanks!!
February 01, 2007 - 22:05:02 (PST)
Just finished RACHEL'S WAR, and thoroughly enjoyed it, albeit through tears at some of the happenings. Great book.
January 29, 2007 - 14:35:56 (PST)
Two books out in one month! You go, girl!
January 25, 2007 - 19:29:01 (PST)
Just finished Scrub-a-Dub and really enjoyed it. Refreshingly positive portrayal of New Orleans and it\\\'s native population too!
January 14, 2007 - 18:44:23 (PST)
Love this series,have the latest Married to the Mop and will start reading soon.Already have the newer one Scrub-a Dub on my list awaiting the paperback release date.
January 12, 2007 - 10:24:51 (PST)
I love the Charlotte LaRue mystery books, but for some reason I keep reading them out of order. Is there a list that tells us which of the books started the series up until scrub-a-dub. I am currently on Wiped out so how far off am I.
January 09, 2007 - 15:49:51 (PST)
I found your Charlotte LaRue books at the library and have throughly enjoyed them. I can't wait to buy your next one. It's so great to find "squeaky clean" mysteries. May you and Charlotte never retire. God Bless !Pat I.
December 27, 2006 - 23:52:43 (PST)
Loved the book. Thanks so much for the work.
November 24, 2006 - 14:52:15 (PST)
Wonderful site. Really enjoyed viewing it.
November 22, 2006 - 16:14:51 (PST)
Looking good Baba
November 21, 2006 - 15:54:05 (PST)
Well I'd love to add a comment: Please keep up the good work.
November 14, 2006 - 22:15:41 (PST)
Love your stories
Father Peter Brown
November 07, 2006 - 03:07:31 (PST)
Thankyou for your wonderful stories
November 03, 2006 - 06:01:01 (PST)
October 24, 2006 - 21:55:26 (PST)
nice site keep it up ok
October 03, 2006 - 07:36:35 (PST)
I stumbled upon your books in the library a couple of months ago and took an immediate liking to Charlotte; I'd love to have her as a neighbor. I can relate to her qualms about hitting sixty since I will be reaching that point next year; looking forward to the new book in Jan,2007.
October 01, 2006 - 10:06:08 (PST)
Just took delivery of a new bath. Top site though
September 28, 2006 - 11:05:59 (PST)
I love your new website and and just waiting for delivery of my Mop I have also listed the new book on my wish list so I will get it as soon as it comes out.SincerelyBeverly J. SmithBJ
September 25, 2006 - 10:39:43 (PST)
I really enjoyed it. You have done a great job. Thank you.
September 11, 2006 - 08:21:08 (PST)
September 02, 2006 - 14:26:31 (PST)
Trying to get your birth-day cards made. Hope you had a great day!Love you and miss youLinda
July 24, 2006 - 08:55:39 (PST)
I just finished reading your book, Married to the Mop. It had me so engrossed that I couldn't put it down. I didn't go to bed till daylight. Can not wait to read more of your works.Thank You.
July 08, 2006 - 20:51:41 (PST)
i love your first book maid for murder.
July 04, 2006 - 23:30:09 (PST)
love it - i realy do
June 17, 2006 - 01:17:40 (PST)
I just read Wiped Out and loved it! I\\\'m starting Death Tidies Up now! Thank you for writing a good solid mystery, with humor & a great leading charecter. I\\\'m so excited I just happened to pick up your book at the library and now I can\\\'t wait to read them all. Thanks for the enjoyment, and a little escape from everyday while I read!
June 16, 2006 - 22:41:52 (PST)
While browsing at my local library for additional cozy authors, I came upon Charlotte LaRue and instantly took a liking to her. I have just finished the second book in the series and will be reading the rest of them, to be sure. Keep writing and I hope Charlotte and you never retire!
June 11, 2006 - 22:47:35 (PST)
I am a mystery buff and I accidentally discovered your books by browsing through the library!! I've read them all and can't wait for the next one. Charlotte is so down to earth and funny too! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for good clean writing and interesting mysteries!!
June 08, 2006 - 07:27:14 (PST)
I checked out one of your book Married to the Mop last month from a library and loved it so much I found all the other books in your Charlotte LaRue series and can't get enough of them. I am reading Polished Off now and only have Wiped Out yet to read and then I can patiently wait for book 6. I really have enjoyed them and just can't seem to get enough of those books. Keep up the good work for they are worth the time to read them.
June 06, 2006 - 19:54:19 (PST)
Dear Miss Colley I love your books and so dose my mom to. I am read your book Death Tidies Up and I love Charlotte LaRue and I have you next book Polished Off to.Hope to see more of your books and read them to.Thank You Camille Reed
May 30, 2006 - 18:05:27 (PST)
I have just come across your site and your books and I can't wait to read one! Your character sounds very interesting and as a former housekeeper/maid, I'm sure I'll be able to relate to her. I'm also an author (not in your league) as my first book, "Lucian's Angel" a fictional romance with a serial killer that takes place in New Orleans, was just released 3/06. I visited there in '91 & fell in love with the city & it's culture, can't wait to return. I was very touched by the video linked from your site. Keep up the good work!
May 26, 2006 - 07:35:04 (PST)
I have been looking for a stimulating and funny 'cozy' mystery ever since my favorite author, Anne George, passed away. I am excited to say your first book, maid for murder,has me hooked! I have the next two books featuring Charlotte LaRue and am excited to begin reading them! Thank you!
May 25, 2006 - 12:50:02 (PST)
Thank you for sharing your talent to inspire our students at Holy Family!!
May 23, 2006 - 07:21:29 (PST)
Kensington Books is where i found you as i was looking to meet other excellent authors writing from a different venue than I. This new sleuth is better, funnier and more appealing than Nancy Drew, but I'm not knocking her too hard cause I enjoyed her as well. I have a website with lots of different prose pieces, my published piece and useful information. Check it out when you have some spare time. Thanks,sharing the light
May 01, 2006 - 15:11:58 (PST)
I totally love your book, Death Tidies Up! I just finished reading it and can\'t wait to get back to the library to get the next one!
April 25, 2006 - 11:04:23 (PST)
Charlotte is always stumbling into a murder! How one mild mannered lady gets involved in so many murders is beyond me! I have to say, though, that I am glad that she does. The books are so entertaining. Mrs. Colleys description of New Orleans makes me feel right at home. Tammy, Baton Rouge,La
April 17, 2006 - 12:02:33 (PST)
I really enjoy your books. I feel as if Charlotte were my friend and neighbor. I like the Bitsy Duhe character as well. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and I hope all is getting better after the hurricane.
April 05, 2006 - 11:04:44 (PST)
Barbara, I just read Married to the Mop and loved it! You have such a special talent for not only making your characters and New Orleans come to life -- you make the reader really care about the people in your stories. You are truly a gifted writer.
February 18, 2006 - 17:57:07 (PST)
Lovely site, thanks.
February 17, 2006 - 07:50:09 (PST)
Love reading your books, can't wait till the next one. Also loved reading the Delta Justice Series thought those were great, glad to hear you had a part in that. Hope everything okay in New Orleans, I live in Baton Rouge and my heart goes out to you and your. I love reading stories placed in New Orleans, romance and mysteries.
February 14, 2006 - 10:30:58 (PST)
I have read all of your books and have enjoyed each. It is nice to read someone who loves to write good CLEAN books. Keep it up as they are simply great.
February 13, 2006 - 05:40:58 (PST)
I recently discovered your books and, like the greedy reader I am, have devoured them one after the other. I have just completed "Wiped Out" and must tell you that reading "Charlotte's" musings about the threat of hurricanes to New Orleans sent a chill down my spine. How soon those fears became fact. But I suppose that those very musings must have been a constant background thought to all who lived in and love New Orleans. How ghastly for you all. Now I find myself wondering how in the world you will handle the devastation in future books? Will the awful truth be integrated into Charolotte's life or will she continue to live in the ideal of what could have been had Katrina never happened? I'm sure either way will present a challenge to you, as a writer and as a lover of New Orleans. I love your books and look forward to learning what the future holds for Charlotte and all her friends and family. Sincerely, Linda Lynch
January 28, 2006 - 08:42:32 (PST)
I first started reading your books with Death Tidies Up - because you had a realtor in the book named Hebert - and since that is my name and I am also a realtor - I was intrigued. I loved it and ran out and bought the rest! Keep writing them - they are great!
January 23, 2006 - 14:07:41 (PST)
I loved your book. I too clean houses but not for a living, for love. And I can't believe how much people will gossip infront of you like you're the mop. Congratulations.
January 22, 2006 - 11:00:18 (PST)
I just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2005 - 04:35:45 (PST)
I just read one of books for the first time ,"Wiped Out". I really enjoyed it and will be getting all of the rest to read. I was wondering if you signed bookplates (if you're not going to be in the Charlotte, NC area signing books). I would love to add your mysterys to my collection of autographed mystery books. I sincerely hope you and your daughter did okay during and after the hurricane. My heart goes out to all of the hurricane and flooding victims.
December 10, 2005 - 06:05:42 (PST)
I was wondering when the next Charlotte La Rue book was due out?
October 23, 2005 - 18:20:24 (PST)
Barbara I work with Charlene and she let me read Wiped Out. It was great! I am looking forward to reading the rest of your books. By the way your sister is terrific. Sharon
October 17, 2005 - 08:50:03 (PST)
Dear Ms Colley;
I am on my second book in your series with Charlotte LaRue. And as I was reading I was just wondering how you made out with the hurricane. I know you really live just outside of New Orleans. Hope you did OK and maybe in one of your following books you might just have a hurricane for Charlotte to clean up.
October 07, 2005 - 11:52:00 (PST)
My mother, Clara Harper, is a big fan of yours. She wanted me to e-mail you and say she hopes you made it through the hurricanes okay. My mom lives in Oak Grove, LA, in the extreme northeast corner of Louisiana.
for Clara Harper
September 27, 2005 - 12:29:08 (PST)
Looking forward to meeting you at the Terrebonne Literary Club meeting next week. Then I plan to begin reading your books.. Love New Orleans.. Sandra Moise
September 25, 2005 - 12:25:03 (PST)
Dear Barbara: I hope you are fine and didn't lose any of your Charlotte LaRue stories. Katrina and then Rita! How much can anybody bear? Please stay safe
and keep writing your terrific stories.
Drop me a line when you can. Am anxious to hear that your relatives are also fine.
September 25, 2005 - 11:24:10 (PST)
I couldn't believe it when I picked your book up and said we share the same last name, Of course I brought it home with me and read it.
I married a Colley 50 years ago and still with him, he's a sweet guy.
September 20, 2005 - 05:17:55 (PST)
I totally enjoyed your new book, "Wiped Out" and the Charlotte character. I had a honeymoon in New Orleans and stayed in the French Quarter a long time ago and loved it. I'm glad Barbara and Charlotte are OK and the French Quarter made it through. I'm also a writer, writing a series of articles and a book about my famous magician father, Hugh Johnston. My thoughts and prayers continue for all the people in trouble in the world. Keep writing those wonderful books.
September 17, 2005 - 13:39:41 (PST)
I'm really enjoying getting to know Charlotte LaRue I hope you and she are safe and well. I'm happy I found this format to let you know I've worried for you and all of the affected Gulf. I hope Charlotte meets her grandchild soon and that Bitty and the others are able to stay linked after the hurricane. Blessings.
September 13, 2005 - 19:00:24 (PST)
Hurricane Katrina: For friends and readers who may be wondering, Barbara has checked in and is okay. We'll update as information is available.
August 31, 2005 - 08:54:03 (PST)
Dear Barbara, your Charlotte LaRue mystery series has given me significant pleasure. I was knocked out by your evocative handling of Charlotte's birthday celebration at Brennan's. As a Houston native, I have fond memories of the Houston Brennan's. And of course I'm enjoying your current book. I identify with Charlotte. I pray that Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and you and yours are well. -- Brigitte
August 30, 2005 - 17:20:25 (PST)
Your website is an E ride! Thanks for sharing. I know I'm going to enjoy your IM,
August 25, 2005 - 06:18:38 (PST)
Just finished reading 3 of the Charlotte LaRue mysteries. Charlotte and I are alike in that we both own cleaning services. Some of the stories I could write. But unlike her I have yet to run across any murders. THANKFULLY!! Carolyn in S.C.
August 24, 2005 - 18:40:10 (PST)
Hello! I finally found you! Read aone of your books a looooong time ago, then my mother in law unfortunately decided to give away my book to a friend... Since I was computerless I could only remember that you were from Minden... so (now that I'm "computerized") I googled. Not only did I find you, but found more of your books -YAY!- but also found that you were born in Ringgold. I promise I haven't followed you, but I've lived in Ringgold, went to school at Tech, and moved to just outside NO...
I'm just so excited that I found your homepage and more books!
Angie (now in Sweden)
August 17, 2005 - 16:30:11 (PST)
Hi, Barbara. Just a fellow romantic fiction author dropping by to check out the competition! :-) You have no worries yet; my second book came out 7-27-2005 and my website went up 8-6-05. I invite you & your readers to surf on over and have a look. Find me at www.johnwadamsjr.com. Toodles! John
John W. Adams, Jr.
August 08, 2005 - 07:24:12 (PST)
Have recently discovered you and am reading Wiped Out. Charlotte LaRue is a great character and someone I can actually visualize. I am going to read all your books now - so thank you for giving me many hours of enjoyment.
August 02, 2005 - 06:45:29 (PST)
I just discovered your books and read Maid For Murder. Thank you so much for writing a good clean mystery. So refreshing to read books without foul language and filth. I'm so looking forward to reading all your books. I love mysteries most of all.
July 26, 2005 - 20:23:27 (PST)
I just finished Wiped Out and it was wonderful. I was so happy that the baby came and everyone was ok. I also am so happy that her son is getting married. Even thought she sure is planning on this baby, even before she gets him married.
Louis is another one, boy I wonder if we will ever figure him out and if he will ever figure out what he's going to do. And now he has moved in his ex-wife.
It was wonderful. I loved every bit of it and Hated June I was so glad she was bad.
I look forward to the next book eagerly.
Beverly J. Smith
July 05, 2005 - 07:52:15 (PST)
Your LaRue mysteries look good. I plan to get one soon.
May 29, 2005 - 08:01:04 (PST)
I love each book more than the last. It's always nice to discover a new mystery writer who doesn't dissapoint.
One thing...on page 125, it says that you clamored out of your vehicle, rather than clambered. Your editor should have caught it and you might want to tell them for any subsequent editions. I know it's a small thing, but I just thought you should know.
Keep on writing your wonderful books
May 24, 2005 - 13:50:40 (PST)
I love Charlotte LaRue and am so glad that Daniel & Nadia got married and that they are going to have their own, hers and ours babies. Boy her sister is sure a pip, but in Polished Off she seems to be coming around She sure is lucky go have a sister like Charlotte. I had no Idea that you were to 5 already so I am two behind. Must get that taken care of.
Thanks for all the fun and total suspense you have given us with Charlotte. Poor girl cant seem to help herself stay out of trouble. Oh by the way I was so glad that Barbara got rid of that crooked cop. Your solutions to getting rid of the bad guys are so original. May your name become a household word and long live Charlotte.
Beverly J. Smith
May 07, 2005 - 11:07:01 (PST)
Barbara, just sent you an e-mail and it returned. Can you please e-mail me?
May 04, 2005 - 16:39:56 (PST)
Just came from Malice Domestic. Since I used your Wiped Out notepad so often I thought I should say thank you and that if Charlotte LaRue is as resourseful as her writer I shall certainly buy the book. Many thanks Kate
May 02, 2005 - 14:31:25 (PST)
I just want to say that I am abig fan and I am hooked onCharlotte LaRue!! I enjoy your books from beginning to end. I have even decided to start my own mystery series, and maybe one day I will be as great a writer as you. Keep up the great work!!!
April 22, 2005 - 11:52:55 (PST)
Just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your Charlotte LaRue series. I'm looking forward to the release of the next one.
April 19, 2005 - 10:01:48 (PST)
So many years have passed since I first met you through David, your husband. David and I have been friends for, lets see, getting on to more years than I care to mention.
I had forgotten that you were an author though it was the topic of conversation between David and I many years ago. How could I forget something like that when I too, do like to write. No, I have never published anything or even submitted anything for consideration. Maybe I fear rejection. It is so pleasing to see that you are a success and do so enjoy what you do. Perhaps its to be you shall re-inspire me.
I shall purchase all your works so that I may know you better than one might know in brief conversation.
I wish you well and hope we shall again meet in not too distant future. Give my regards to David.
B. Darryl McIntyre
April 08, 2005 - 19:17:46 (PST)
I was just writing to let you know that I love all of your books and I see that you have two new ones that I will purchase today. I look forward to getting them. I remember the first time I met you it was in an office and you told me all about your books and gave me your card and brochure and I remember telling my family how sweet of a person you were. Keep up the awsome work you are a great author and we love the New Orleans settings.
April 03, 2005 - 09:04:57 (PST)
Please pass on to your publisher that there are jillions of us out here who REALLY appreciate clean and interesting books to read, such as yours! Thank you!
March 20, 2005 - 13:17:29 (PST)
Barbara, I too was born, raised in Minden,Louisiana. Linda Moorehead and I were classmates. What year did you graduate? I too will have to read your books.
March 20, 2005 - 09:34:43 (PST)
Hi, Barbara. So nice to meet you! I am from Minden and was hearing your name on radio and TV all week last week and then heard you are from Minden and had to check you out. Next I will have to read one of your books, a first Harlequin for me. Nice website and glad you haven't forgotten your hometown. You live near us now, I see, as we are in New Orleans. I hope to get to meet you in person one day. Continued success to you... Linda
Linda Holt Moorehead
March 20, 2005 - 08:19:44 (PST)
I read your latest book, Wiped Out, after meeting you last Saturday at Murder by the Book. As usual, I cannot put a good book down once I start it! I had to let you know that I loved your description of Mimi's husband as having " a gizzard of a heart"! Charlotte's character continues to delight me as I erupt into laughter over her "thoughts." Thank you for providing such a lovable character as Charlotte LaRue!
March 15, 2005 - 08:40:31 (PST)
Absolutely loved all of your books. Read them all and keep tehm all. Can't wait for your next Charlotte book. I know it will be great. Keep up the good work.
January 18, 2005 - 16:40:25 (PST)
No joking - That's my name!
Am an avid reader and now am thrilled to hear there is an author out there who shares my, rather unusual, (married) name! Would love an autographed copy of your latest. Will you be near Asheville, NC any time soon?
January 14, 2005 - 11:27:39 (PST)
Thanks for the wonderful books you write. I enjoy them very much.
January 12, 2005 - 12:10:27 (PST)
i really enjoyeed your book maid for murder, though your website should have more on it. All you have is the 1st chapter, you should tell the people what it is about or something. thank you.
December 16, 2004 - 10:53:57 (PST)
I just finished reading your series of Charlotte LaRue mysteries and really enjoyed them. I am looking forward to hearing of the next one.
December 02, 2004 - 16:28:38 (PST)
I love your new website and the excerpt to your newest romance novel, Dangerous Memories. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Sounds like it's going to be a winner.
Also, I enjoyed both your appearances at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge. Both were great. Keep up the good work.
November 07, 2004 - 16:36:53 (PST)
Cannot wait to read Dangerous Memories! The excerpt is great. Love the new look on the site. Hope you are having a great fall.
October 19, 2004 - 18:49:25 (PST)
Your website is an E ride! Thanks for sharing. I know I'm going to enjoy your IM.
Anna T. S.
October 19, 2004 - 05:42:19 (PST)
I love the redesigned website, Barbara! It's excellent and has all the features I most like in an author site. Thanks, especially, for the backlist information and links to booksellers for all your books, even for the out-of-print ones. I like the fact that you listed your mysteries in the order in which they appeared. Makes it easier for a new reader to know the order in which to read them. Kudos to you and to your website designers!
Elora C. Fink
October 18, 2004 - 22:19:32 (PST)
Great new site, Barb. I spotted two of your books in the Paris Public Library. Keep writing, stay happy, and say "Hi" to David for me. Miss you.
October 18, 2004 - 12:56:18 (PST)
Very nice new look, Barbara!
October 18, 2004 - 11:33:54 (PST)
So glad I discovered your books. Really enjoyed reading them. Look forward to more.
September 02, 2004 - 14:58:56 (PST)
Barbara: I love your titles, POLISHED OFF, MAID FOR MURDER, etc. I plan to buy the books and enjoy the stories.
August 06, 2004 - 11:26:01 (PST)
love your books
July 03, 2004 - 13:10:01 (PST)
What a thoroughly splendid and beautifully designed piece of literary webbery fellow. I have found your site most inspirational. Thank you and good luck with it.
May 17, 2004 - 07:57:53 (PST)
I've read all 3 of your books and loved everyone of them. And because of I think your first I discovered another great mystery writer. Joanne Fluke. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next book.
May 11, 2004 - 19:07:08 (PST)
Have long been a mystery reader, but just recently discovered the "cozy" mysteries.
First I discovered Nancy Atherton, JoAnne Fluke, then Rita Mae Brown and now you! I am so happy! It's like curling up with a cozy blanket and cup of tea.
Thank you and keep those books coming. Charlotte LaRue is a doll!
A reader forever
April 11, 2004 - 18:53:05 (PST)
I read your book "Maid For Murder". Loved it. Want to read the others in this series.
I used to do house cleaning.
April 06, 2004 - 12:56:32 (PST)
I have really enjoyed the Charlotte LaRue mysteries and hope more are coming! This is my idea of a comfortable book to cozy up to and tell the rest of the world to go away!
I have Polished Off ordered, any plans for Charlotte after that?
Charlotte Ann Zuzak
March 03, 2004 - 19:10:45 (PST)
Love reading your books. Bought some
and got some from Library....Your friends in Luling and also BCC are really proud of you, and also being able to read a book that doesn't make you think twice before telling a friend
Thank you for writing books without curse words and obscene situations.
Love you, Louise
February 21, 2004 - 08:40:31 (PST)
Your Charlotte Books are a real treat.For some many books on the shelves that are bordering on the obscene between the violence and sex it is a pleasure to read some that a person can truly enjoy without cringing every other chapter. Thank You
November 22, 2003 - 14:38:51 (PST)
Loved your site! Your books sound delicious!
November 20, 2003 - 20:03:48 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley: Have just picked up a copy of your, That Devil Moon. Looks like a fun read. Thank you and keep me posted as to when you publish again.
Cindy Lee Madson
October 30, 2003 - 10:12:18 (PST)
Answered a post of yours on genealogy website. (Steven Beasley is my nephew, Thomas and Julia are our grandparents) Just a note to say hello from the McKay gene pool. Hope you are well.
David Gordon McKay
September 27, 2003 - 15:20:33 (PST)
I discovered your books while visiting New Orleans for the my first time with my book club. I absolutely love your books. Please keep writing about Charlotte.
September 01, 2003 - 05:42:49 (PST)
I have read "Maid for Murder" and "Death Tidies Up" having found them at my library by accident. They were both great! Can't wait for the next Charlotte LaRue adventure. She is just great.
August 19, 2003 - 10:57:23 (PST)
I devour wonderful, well written cozy mysteries. I am constantly on the lookout for new authors, and since I am from and live in the deep South I can't thank you enough for your Charlotte LaRue series. I loved every page. I just found Death Tidies Up and I am headed out to find Maid for Murden. Please hurry with another chapter in Charlotte's life!
July 22, 2003 - 12:51:29 (PST)
I just finished "Death Tidies Up", I really enjoy Charlotte. I am looking
forward to your next Charlotte LaRue mystery.
April 10, 2003 - 15:46:47 (PST)
February 28, 2003 - 19:05:57 (PST)
Thanks a bunch, Mrs. Colley, for coming to talk to us at my school. I'm too young to read your book now, but I know my Mom will read it. I enjoyed learning about the life of a writer. Thanks.
November 11, 2002 - 13:43:33 (PST)
Dear Ms.Barbara colly
Thank you for coming to the eschool my mom read your book and i'm about to read it now i whant to write my own book.bye
Evan from the E-school
November 10, 2002 - 13:12:44 (PST)
that you so much for comeing to the e-school it was so nice having you
November 09, 2002 - 06:50:42 (PST)
Hi I realy wanted one of your books.I thik you had a very fun a good. Well I think so.I would think Iwould like your books.By!!!
November 09, 2002 - 06:24:22 (PST)
Dear Barbara, hi
MAID FOR MURDER is a fantastic novel.its simply amazing.i like
your novels because there is mystry suspence and romance in one book.
thats a great quality.its yours only.
September 13, 2002 - 21:09:46 (PST)
Barbara I was given Maid for Murder from my mother-in-law. I started reading it on our way home from LA. I love it. It was really great getting to meet you and I enjoyed our visit. My husband says hi.
September 10, 2002 - 17:18:41 (PST)
Dear Ms. Colley,
I just wanted you to know that I have just discovered your Charlotte LaRue mysteries. I just finished reading Maid for Murder and I loved it. Your style of writing is a lot like Mary Higgons Clark. I can't afford to buy books, therefore I have to get them from the library. I raced back to the library and that was the only book of yours that they had. I live in a very small town so new books are hard for them to get, but I placed my order for them to get your books if possible. Thanks a lot.
August 21, 2002 - 14:55:57 (PST)
Ms. Colley--I really enjoyed Maid for Murder and am very glad to see another book in the series will be ready very soon. A friend of mine at work and I have our own book exchange which includes Julie Smith and Jennifer Crusie, and now you. Thanks, Milda Capponi
August 15, 2002 - 10:03:40 (PST)
Dear Barbara Colley, I am in the middle of MAID FOR MURDER and just had to drop it and run to the computer to send you this note: I'M LOVING IT! Cannot wait for more of Charlotte LaRue.
I was born and raised in Houston and am avid mystery fan. We all know how tough it is to find something to read that suits us perfectly. It's a beautiful book, combining the imaginative and emotional with the practical. Sincerest thanks.
Bridgette Gardiner (aka jaimie mayes)
July 31, 2002 - 17:50:47 (PST)
I just finished reading Maid for Murder and loved Charlotte LaRue and hope we see more of her soon. I had requested the Bienville Parish Library get this book and was the first one to read after it arrived. All my friends and waiting to read this book. Keep up the good work.
June 13, 2002 - 17:43:35 (PST)
I just finished reading Maid
For Murder. I am really
looking forward to reading
more books about Charlotte
LaRue. I like this woman.
June 06, 2002 - 17:35:51 (PST)
REALLY ENJOY YOUR BOOKS AND YOUR WEBSITE. THANK YOU FOR THE NEWSLETTER.
June 04, 2002 - 09:53:04 (PST)
I'm going to look for MAID FOR MURDER.I like mysteries espically with overweight women charaters best.If you know of any to write me
May 21, 2002 - 09:31:37 (PST)
Hi Barbara, I read a couple of your first books several years ago, then my husband came home the other day and told me you were writing under your real name now so I will look at my local bookstore for your books. Incidentally, our husbands worked together at UCC in same lab! ANyway, I'm looking forward to reading your books. Mickey Inman, Springfield, La.
April 27, 2002 - 21:38:13 (PST)
Barbara--I love your Web site and loved MAID FOR MURDER even more. Charlotte is a winner. I can't wait for the next one, and the next... Really, you are so talented. Never stop! Very best of luck to you always.
April 16, 2002 - 06:39:56 (PST)
Really enjoyed Charlotte and Sweety Boy. Can't wait for the next one in the series!
April 15, 2002 - 17:55:47 (PST)
Hoping to find a copy of "maid for Murder" in a local Chapters -if not I will inform you viae-mail.Wyman
March 17, 2002 - 07:14:40 (PST)
Looking good, Barbara! ;-)
March 13, 2002 - 17:46:05 (PST)