Louis Park’s roots reach generations deep in the soil of Tennessee and Mississippi. Born in Nashville, he grew up in Ripley, Miss., and attended Ittawamba Junior College and Ole Miss, majoring in mass communications. He subsequently served in various editorial and management capacities for newspapers in Fulton, Cleveland and Greenwood, Miss., in Louisiana and in south Florida.
After 30 years, he retired from print journalism in 2005 and founded a successful web design business and now runs external web/social media services for a private, Christian university in West Palm Beach. Louis’ first novel “Wolf’s Run” was published in 2010 (Desire Street Press). Louis’ second novel, “Hard News” is due out in May 2013. Louis and his wife Joyce reside in Wellington, Fla. with a Labrador named Bailey and turtle named Sam.
Sitting on the sofa as the TV cameras panned around the Republican Convention hall in Tampa, I remember thinking – even saying aloud, “My God, I’ve never seen so many old, white people in one place. This is awful.” I knew then Mitt Romney would lose, though I voted for him anyway. With one of [...]
My first novel, Wolf’s Run, was published in 2010. In interviews, at book signings and in cocktail party chatter, I’m often asked, “How long did it take you to write it?” My standard reply is “30 years.” The most frequent response is widened eyes and a polite but incredulous, “Really?” “Yes, really.” I was
My first exposure to politics was my liberal mother espousing the glories of JFK and LBJ to my father, who had been, among other things, a confidant and speechwriter for a variety of conservative Tennessee politicians from the 1920s through the mid-1950s. The first campaign I ever worked in was Bobby Kennedy’s 1968 presidential run..