Aug 13, 2010 6:24 AM by Sharlee Barriere
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Author Leo Honeycutt says he's happily
surprised that sales of his biography of former Gov. Edwin Edwards
have hit 35,000.
He says that 10,000 copies of "Edwin
Edwards, the Authorized Biography" sold in the first two weeks
after publication in December.
Abbeville Library Director Charlotte Trosclair bought a copy for
herself and got it autographed by Honeycutt on Wednesday. She told
says she never gets a chance to read the library's copy
because it's always checked out.
Edwards, now 83, will be released from federal prison in Oakdale
to a halfway house in January, and spend six months in the halfway
house to complete his 10-year sentence.
He, his son and others were convicted in 2000 of a shakedown in
Louisiana's riverboat casino licenses.