Julian Charles Chamberie left New Orleans with his father as a 14 year old boy after the unexpected death of his mother, vowing never to return. Now 24 years old, Julian is compelled to return to the Chevalier Mansion of New Orleans on the eve of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the request of his 116-year-old great-grandmother, Lela Chevalier Roberts, to order her affairs prior to her death. However, Julian soon discovers he is the "business" she wishes to order. Lela embarks on her mission to prepare Julian's soul for his role in the apocalyptic end time prophecy of Le Baton by transporting Julian to his past life in 19th century Louisiana with the story of her father and slave owner, Augustus Chevalier, and the angels and demons who molded and manipulated not only Augustus' life, but the destiny of Chevalier family, both slave and free, Black and White.
About the Author
Claudia has been writing since childhood, penning a variety of short stories and poems, as well as maintaining journals throughout her life. Claudia shared her work with the world with the digital release of her first e-book Dorothy Jones, A Jazz Age Trip Through Oz in 2013 and then trade paperback in June, 2016. Claudia's primary work has been her fantasy series La Rose Le Baton Chronicles, set in New Orleans, Louisiana and Paris, France. A transplanted Chicagoan, Claudia now resides in Southern California were she wages the daily internal debate of 'why is it always 70 degrees here?' Claudia is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a Bachelors of Arts in English. She enjoys ocean sunsets, wine tastings, oil painting, and learning how to surf. Most of all, Claudia enjoys chatting with her niece, Jordan, on the telephone and via Facebook.