I am the first born of Earl Revels, Sr. and Gladys Marie Watson on September 28, 1948. I graduated from Moore's Kindergarten in Bastrop, Louisiana while living with my maternal grandmother Rosie Lee Newton. I graduated from elementary school at St. Anthony Catholic School in May of 1963. I attended boarding school in Lafayette, Louisiana at Holy Rosary Institute and graduated May of 1966. Wilfred Sonnier, my English teacher, always encouraged me and was the first to recognize creative talent in my writing. My advanced education began at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the fall of 1966. I remained at Southern University until the second semester of my junior year.
Shortly thereafter, I married Willie H. Moore and gave birth to four adorable daughters Yalawnda, Kristen, Melissa and Lisa who were all born in Washington, D.C.
I was employed for many years as an Administrative Law Paralegal at Kisatchie Legal Services Corporation where I advanced from a legal secretary. I received certificates in Substantive Law and Fundamental Advocacy Skills from the Louisiana Legal Consortium, Inc. It was during my employment at Kisatchie that I self-published my first book titled "Incense" in 1988.
Fifteen years ago, I married Richard B. LaCour, Jr. a Physician Assistant who was an elementary school classmate at St. Anthony. We relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana with our adopted son, James Bernard LaCour and daughters where I continued writing poetry and children stories until Hurricane Katrina. Our home was brutally damaged by Hurricane Katrina and we relocated to Coppell, Texas.
The Soul of a Woman and Incense is a diverse collection of prose, poems, quotations and short stories focusing on the love of our Creator, the human experience and nature on earth.