Chere Dastugue Coen

Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and photographer. Her non-fiction includes Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History, Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana, Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags & Sachets with Jude Bradley and Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana. She is also the author of several romance novels and a mystery series under the pen name of Cherie Claire. A native of New Orleans, Cheré now makes her home in Lafayette.