Sally Asher has master’s degrees in English (2011) and Liberal Arts (2016) from Tulane University.

Asher is a frequent lecturer on New Orleans history through the Louisiana State Museum and has been a guest lecturer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and a panelist at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Down River Festival, and the Louisiana Book Festival (at which her lecture was chosen for C-Span’s BookTv). She has also delivered lectures for Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Save Our Cemeteries, New Orleans Public Libraries, Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic House, the 1850 House, the Old U.S. Mint, Tulane University, and Delgado’s New Orleans Tour Guide Class as well as various private events.

Asher has appeared on WYES’s “Steppin’ Out,” WWOZ, WHIV, WWNO’s “The Reading Life,” and WRBH’s “The Writer’s Forum.”

In 2016, she produced a mini documentary about the 1920 Mardi Gras for WYES, the local PBS affiliate, in conjunction with the Krewe of Rex.

Asher also proudly serves on the boards of Save Our Cemeteries and Louisiana History Alive.


Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street NamesPublished by the History Press, 2014.

Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans. Published by the History Press, 2015,

111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss. Photographer and co-author. Published by Emons Verlag GmbH, 2015.

Asher is currently working on a book about Prohibition in New Orleans to be published by LSU Press in 2018.

She is also contributing chapters to a New Orleans tricentennial book to be published by Pelican Press in 2017 and to New Orleans and the World: The Tricentennial Anthology to be produced by The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

Partial List of Published Articles:

New Orleans’ Most Notorious Newspaper: Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Spring 2013