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September 17, 2009

ULM librarian published in library journal

A University of Louisiana at Monroe librarian recently published a book review of Ghost Cats of the South, written by Randy Russell, for the 2009 Spring/Summer edition of North Carolina Libraries.

Melinda F. Matthews, ULM library Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian, wrote that Russell’s book of short anecdotes on supernatural cats “is a captivating blend of suspense, charm, good deeds, and horrific slaughter.”

She writes in her review, “The drastic difference between the destroyer cats and the cuddly soft felines shocks any reader and quickly catches the attention. Some of the felines are helpers and godsends; some are dreadful killers.”

The book’s author, an authority on ghost yarns, has explored three hundred years of prose on apparitions. In the book’s afterword in which he invites readers to share ghost experiences with him. Matthews is listed in the 2008-09 edition of "Marquis Who's Who of American Women,” and also recently served as secretary of the Louisiana Library Association.

She earned her master's degree in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a bachelor's degree in English from McNeese State University in Lake Charles.

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