The Board

Northshore Literary Society is a non-profit organization under the laws of the state of Louisiana.

Carroll Devine, President

Photo of Northshore Literary Society Board Member, Carroll DevineCarroll Devine is the author of Sleeping Between the Rails,
her coming-of-age, 5 ½ year world odyssey memoir. She also authored a children’s book, The Mystery of the Missing Smile. Carroll has taught English abroad and in high schools in the US, and also English as a second Language (ESL) to adult immigrant populations. She is a freelance writer, voiceover artist, and public speaker. A former Times-Picayune writer, WWNO Radio weekend announcer, and Yoga teacher, she was a 2018 Poetry Finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition.

Karen Gibbs

GetAttachmentLong-time contributor and former managing editor of Inside Northside, Karen loves the ever-interesting world of freelance writing. Among her favorite topics are the fascinating people and places of the New Orleans area. A contributor to,, Above and (Bed, Bath and Beyond’s blog) and Inside New Orleans, Karen just completed the biography of her father-in-law, a WWII paratrooper. When not writing, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spoiling their grandchild.

Sandra Scalise Juneau

SSJ-HEADSHOT PHOTOA native New Orleanian and St. Tammany Parish resident, Sandra Scalise Juneau follows her passion for Louisiana’s multi-cultural heritage as a journalist, public speaker and culinary arts instructor. Author of the Bonne Bouchee culinary series, her published features have appeared in Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, Inside Northside, Inside New Orleans, Delectable Magazine, Italian American Digest, and Preservation, Journal of the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Featured with Chef John Folse on the Louisiana Public Television Broadcast production, Taste of Louisiana, she also represented the Saint Joseph Altar tradition in the WLAE TV production, Catholics in the Crescent City, The First 300 Years. Juneau is currently under contract to Louisiana State University Press for the Spring, ’21 publication of her book, Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph, A Tradition of Promise, Petition, Thanksgiving.