I just finished reading Gumbeaux and I must say it is something I will be rereading in the future. I am normally very picky when it comes to books but your story is very relatable, adventurous, and Gumbeaux is nothing like I have ever read before. It gets into the character, the soul of Louisiana, and has a great love story. I will be recommending it to all my friends. Congrats on writing your first novel. I hope many enjoyed it just as much as I did.
Love, Alisa P.