Maurice Le Gardeur
The Bard of Boston Street
Author & Owner of Bard’s Press
Maurice Le Gardeur was born, raised, and educated in New Orleans, Louisiana. A graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane University, B.A. (1967) and J.D. (1972), Maurice has spent the last 43 years on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain engaged in a country law practice primarily involving personal injury litigation. Maurice began writing poetry in 1982 and became known as “the Bard of Boston Street”. From 1994-1997, Maurice authored a weekly poetry column in the News-Banner newspaper entitled “Ballards”. Today, Maurice’s work can be seen weekly in The St. Tammany Farmer, the longest running publication on the North Shore. He has published several books influenced by New Orleans, Mardi Gras, country living, and the Smoky Mountains.
The father of three sons, he resides with his wife (and fellow lawyer) Meg Kern and their 7 dogs and 3 cats at Hog Hollow, their 40 acre farm near Folsom, Louisiana.
Mona’s Law & Disorder
Roy Robinson (1921 – 2018) was a well-known New Orleans artist, caricaturist, cartoonist, and watercolorist. He began his career as a cartoonist in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Roy’s art has appeared in Army Times, Inside Northside magazine, Louisiana Life, New Orleans Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, St. Tammany News, The News-Banner, and YANK, the official U.S. Army magazine.
Roy first studied art at the University of Iowa Art School and later, on the G.I. Bill, at the Art Student’s League in New York City. After moving to New Orleans, he worked 25 years for the Mouton Design Firm, where he designed the city logo for New Orleans.
Roy lived in Abita Springs with his wife Martha until his untimely passing on January 29, 2018. Although Roy is now gone, he lives on not only in Mona and Minnie-Moi, but in the extensive body of illustrations, caricatures and watercolors he has left to the world. (The torch has been passed, as Mona’s continuing adventures are now being illustrated by Covington graphic artist Kim Allen, whose bio will be posted in the near future.)