If you are looking for Louisiana authors, there are two separate databases that list Louisiana authors. The State Library of Louisiana’s Center for the Book maintains the Writer’s Directory, which is a bibliographic database of living Louisiana writers. The database is searchable by a variety of fields, inlcuding city and parish. When applicable, contact information for the authors is included as well as their speaking fees and about which topics they speak.
The second database is called the Louisiana Authors Index and it is maintained by Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries. It tries to keep a list of deceased authors and their works. Listings include basic bibliographic information, and some include brief biographies.
Used together, these databases offer a comprehensive search for Louisiana authors and works.