Welcome to the media coverage page for author Nancy Potter, featuring the latest news, insightful interviews, and critical acclaim surrounding her books. Whether you’re a long-time fan or newly discovering her compelling narratives, join us in exploring the depth and breadth of Nancy’s literary journey.

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The Man Behind Barbours Cut Container Terminal

The Man Behind Barbours Cut Container Terminal

Do you know where the name “Barbours Cut” came from? It was named after the great Captain Clyde A. Barbour who had the foresight to recognize the potential for expanding waterborne commerce within the Houston Ship Channel and help establish a turning point in the...

Hasmark Publishing Interview with Nancy Potter

Hasmark Publishing Interview with Nancy Potter

    TRANSCRIPT [Music Intro] Mary Kate Luke: Hi everyone, I am Mary Kate Luke, the marketing specialist at Hasmark Publishing International. Today, I'm joined by my co-host Jen Gibson, the director of marketing and publishing at Hasmark. We're excited to...

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“Nancy Potter’s recounting of the lives of her great-grandparents recreates the bayous of Louisiana and the boardrooms of New York City in such detail that you’ll be transported back in time and to places you’ve never been. Her characters’ struggles and successes will inspire you. It was particularly exciting for me to read about these people who lived at Oaklawn Manor as I have for many years. The town of Franklin, Louisiana, has felt indebted to Captain Barbour since the Great Depression when he renovated Oaklawn keeping so many townspeople employed.”

Mrs. Mike (Alice) Foster, Former First Lady of Louisiana 1996-2006


Barbours Cut is a literary journey that captivates the reader from the onset, weaving a rich tapestry of triumph, emotion, and wit. Following the remarkable rise of Clyde Barbour, this enthralling tale not only entertains but educates, providing valuable insights into seizing opportunities and navigating life’s complex paths. The fusion of romance, suspense, and humor breathes life into a rags-to-riches story that resonates with real human experience. Clyde Barbour’s wisdom and humanity make him a relatable and inspiring figure. You won’t want to put this book down; it’s a guide and companion for anyone seeking to flourish in life with grace and intelligence.”

Peggy McColl, New York Times Bestselling Author


“Nancy Potter draws on a wealth of family history to bring this unique story to life. It is the rags-to-riches story of her great-grandparents’ lives around the turn of the 20th century. It reads like historical fiction but then, inserted among the pages, are amazing, vintage photographs of the real characters, reminding the reader that this is a true story. Nancy’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail add much credibility to this remarkable story. I couldn’t put it down.”

Willard Howe, Author of the International bestseller, Sticks in the Clouds.


“I was roped into the story from the very first page and didn’t want to put it down. Barbours Cut has a great combination of rags-to-riches story, suspense, romance, humor, real human emotion, and one of my favorite elements, insight into how someone with a poor back- ground was able to spot one opportunity after another and capitalize on them. Clyde Barbour is a good role model for almost anybody on how to get ahead in the world in an intelligent and humanistic way.”

Mike Rydin, Former HCSS CEO


“As it takes you down the Mississippi River and then to Texas, Mexico, and New York, Barbours Cut is so engrossing and at times so grip- ping that you completely forget it’s a story about real people and their lives. Nancy Potter brings to life people whose voices you can hear and emotions you can feel, she evokes them all so vividly that you feel you’re in the room with them.”

Judy O’Beirn, President, Hasmark Publishing Intr.


“Growing up in south Louisiana I can appreciate the many references to the Louisiana culture and hospitality. In our current generation we don’t fully appreciate the vision and hard work of so many great leaders before us, that built the infrastructure we rely on today! Ms Potter does a wonderful job of making history personal.” 

Amazon Kindle Review 


“It’s a great read. Nancy Potter weaves stories about our shared ancestors I had learned over the years (and many I didn’t know) into a seamless, whirlwind trip through history. She brings to life these characters (real, long-gone people) as they rise out of the pages, take ahold of my imagination, and transport me back in time to join them on their bigger-than-life adventure.” 

Amazon Kindle Review

6 days ago

Nancy Potter Author
Now come inside the beautiful Oaklawn Manor with us. It was renovated by my great-grandfather, Capt. Clyde Barbour, in 1926. We're about to explore the interior and discuss my novel based on his intriguing life, "Barbours Cut: Beyond the River's Reach". The former first lady of Louisiana, Alice Foster, lives here and her son, Todd West joined us briefly and tells us how he felt about reading my book! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Nancy Potter Author
I have the key to the old, iron doors, so we went inside to see the crypts of characters in my novel "Barbours Cut: Beyond the River's Reach". Clyde A. Barbour and Jennie Hobbs Barbour (my great-grandparents) are on the upper left. Lilly Barbour Holmes and Thomas Holmes (my grandparents) are on the lower left. On the right side are Clyde's mother, Annie Brumbach Barbour and Jennie's sister, Leona Hobbs Campbell. Clyde Barbour III has his ashes in here. My parents' ashes are buried in the front lawn. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Nancy Potter Author
Talking to my visitors in Franklin, LA, including my sister Susan seated in blue and my brother-in-law, outside of the Barbour Mausoleum. Excuse the audio quality; the wind was not kind to us! Next you will see our book club meeting inside of Oaklawn Manor where my main characters, Clyde and Jennie Barbour lived. They are also my great-grandparents! Be sure to buy "Barbours Cut: Beyond the River's Reach"! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Nancy Potter Author
I've received 800 reactions to my posts in the past 30 days. Thanks for your support. 🙏🤗🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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