Author Julie Cantrell, formerly of Walker, and specialists in human trafficking will be featured in a panel discussion about Cantrell’s new novel, “The Feathered Bone,” at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Livingston Parish District Courthouse, 20300 Government Blvd., Livingston.

The panel will be hosted by Cavalier House Books and features Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard; a representative from the State Police human trafficking task force; Emily Morrow-Chenevert and George Mills, of Trafficking Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking; and Hope House.

A reading and book signing will follow the discussion, with books available for purchase.

“The Feathered Bone” was released Jan. 26 and has been chosen as a 2016 Okra pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, honoring the best of Southern literature.

Cantrell, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, was raised in Walker and lives in Mississippi. Her previous novels are “Into the Free” and “When Mountains Move.”

“The Feathered Bone” takes place in and around Livingston Parish and has been chosen as the inaugural book in the Livingston Parish Public Library’s group read program “Livingston Parish Reads Together.” It centers around the aftermath of a young girl who was abducted from a crowded restaurant while on a school field trip to New Orleans.

For information, call Michelle Cavalier at (225) 664-2255 or email