Colleen Mooney was born and lived much of her life in New Orleans before a job moved her to other cities. She writes a cozy mystery series set in New Orleans. It’s called The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles and the third book, Drive Thru Murder, was released in early April. Since January 2017 Colleen organized a Sisters In Crime chapter in New Orleans, has been elected President and has a planned a Mystery Writers’ Conference for June. She is currently working on her 4th book in the Brandy Alexander series. There’s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime! Colleen was born and raised in New Orleans and lived in the Irish Channel along with just about everybody else in her family. She says, “New Orleanians are a lot like boomerangs or homing pigeons. If we move away, we always move back.” Colleen worked in corporate America for twenty-one years before retiring and has lived in Birmingham, Atlanta, New Jersey and New York. She moved back to New Orleans every time before another corporate reorganization would transfer her to another city.
In New Orleans, she’s been active in many Mardi Gras Krewes, Super Krewes, and organizations and has belonged to the Krewe of Cork, Orpheus, Iris, Tucks, Joan of Arc and the Halloween Krewe of Boo. Colleen says she has never met a parade she didn’t like. She’s an ardent animal lover and the Director for a breed rescue, Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana for the last fifteen years. She has rescued and placed over 300 abandoned or surrendered Schnauzers. Colleen and her husband live with their 3 Schnauzers in Lakeview, (same address, different house after Katrina!)
If you would like to call in and ask Colleen a question, the number is 319-527-6099.
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