The Board

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

Members of the Board

Pamela Ewen Lott

Pamela exchanged her partnership with the law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P. for a writing career in 2004. Writing as Pamela Binnings Ewen, she is the author of five novels: The Moon in the Mango Tree, Secret of the Shroud, Dancing on Glass, Chasing the Wind, and An Accidental Life. In addition to her novels, a new, second edition of Pamela’s first book of non-fiction, Faith on Trial, was released in September, 2013, and is licensed in Brazil for publication in 2015. In 2009 Pamela was honored as Literary Artist of the Year, a St. Tammany Parish President’s Arts Award given by the Commission on Cultural Affairs.  Her novels, The Moon in the Mango Tree and Dancing on Glass were Christy Award Finalists. The Moon in the Mango Tree also won the Eudora Welty Memorial Award for fiction given by the National League of American Pen Women in their 2012 Biennial Letters Awards. In New Orleans, Pamela has served on the board of directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival and the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and currently serves as President of the Northshore Literary Society.

Her newest novel exploring Coco Chanel’s personal struggles during WWII in Nazi occupied Paris will be released in 2019 by Blackstone Publications.

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 Cbeyond’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.

Carroll Devine

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 journey memoir. Former Times-Picayune writer, WWNO Radio weekend announcer, and Yoga teacher, she is author of the children’s book, THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING SMILE.  She’s taught English abroad, and ESL to adults in the USA.

Anna Marie Catoir

Anna Marie Catoir passed away on Christmas night, 2011. She’ll always hold a special place in our hearts. Anna Marie was a lovable, lively moving force in the community, and in the Northshore Literary Society. She was an artist, a poet, and an inspiration to other writers. As a founding member of our board of directors her spirit lives on with us.