I mentioned this before but I want again to throw out ideas so maybe someone will think it’s interesting and actually do it. I work now in Eunice and ideas that I have in mind really strike me because Eunice is a tourist town. All you see is Acadian, Acadienne, Cajun this and Cajun that. I like the mural that says something like Eunice is the gateway to the Cajun prairie. That kinda makes sense. Go down to Crowley to see a lot of Acadian descendants, because Eunice is filled with French and Québécois descendants. They, just like Ville Platte and Mamou, have no museum or anything to showcase the area’s majority history and ancestry.
Children’s book set in Fort Toulouse featuring a little Fontenot or Brignac girl in some sort of adventure. She moves with her family to Louisiana and settles around Opelousas, Grand Prairie or Ville Platte.
Novel based on the first Ortego showing his life in Spain and then as a soldier in the Spanish army in Colonial Louisiana. He has adventures in Pensacola and then settles down around Chicot to raise cattle.
A grand epic on the Guillory family. Book would show Simon Guillory living in France, going to Quebec and then the life of his descendants in Mobile and Louisiana.
Military life of the Fontenots and then as cowboys raising cattle in Colonial Louisiana.
These are examples of the material a person can use. The area’s history is fresh material and interesting. It could sell. The usual themes could be used but in a different setting with different groups. And the great thing about it would be that these people were real and they would represent the area realistically. I worked in libraries and bookstores. Historical novels are read. Historical romances are very popular and Western novels are too.