Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear Book Launch

Friends: All month long, I have been launching my new book, illustrated by Marita Gentry, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear (Pelican Publishing), across Southeast Louisiana. Here I am, with Marita, at Octavia Books, with our book debut party on Saturday, October 13, 2012. We had so much fun hanging out with our fans! […] Read More

Categories: Book Signing, Book Store, Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, New Orleans
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Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas – May 22, 2012

Friends: On May 22, 2012, I headed to Dallas, Texas. It was a two-part visit. I was staying with my friend, Shannon Spake, a high school friend and also visiting Ben Milam School in Wichita Falls. The first thing I did with Shannon and her son, Hayden, was eat at In-N-Out, which we do not […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built
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Athens, TN School Visits – May 21, 2012

Friends: I just LOVE doing school visits! I had the pleasure and honor of visiting two schools in Athens, Tennessee last month. The cool thing is that this is my second visit to these schools in two years! The first school I visited was Westside Elementary School. My host was school librarian, Beth Jackson. I […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, School Visit, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato
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Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading – May 19, 2012

Friends: Last month, I was honored to be part of the esteemed Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading. I flew to Knoxville straight from my daughter, Soleil’s college graduation. I was excited to see my friends, Dan Yaccarino and David Ezra Stein, who were both 2011 Picture Book Month Champions. In addition, I met the incredibly […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Performance, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato
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Texas Library Association Conference 2012 – April 17-20, 2012

Friends: From Tuesday through Friday of last week, I was at the Texas Library Association conference in Houston. On the first night I was at TLA, they had an opening reception. I was there demonstrating stories from my forthcoming book, Handmade Tales 2, at the ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited booth. This is me with a mouse […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel
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Book Signings at Sam’s Clubs – March 10-11, 2012

Friends: Over the weekend, I had book signings at Sam’s Clubs in Metairie, Harvey, and Slidell. I even had fans and friends come out to see me! Yay, Belinda Meliezer! I made new friends too. :) Hi Amber and Messiah! Great meeting Jaxon in Slidell too. His mom to me he’s been reading Madame Poulet […] Read More

Categories: Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas
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Dinosaur Mardi Gras Book Signings

Friends: I haven’t blogged in a while and I am testing the WordPress app from my iPhone. January and February were fantastically busy months launching my new book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, illustrated by Marita Gentry. We toured bookstores across Louisiana and had a great time with all the kids! Laissez les bon temps rugir! Let […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling
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ALA Chicago – Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friends: Today, I signed books at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. I was very pleased with the traffic in the exhibit hall – a lot of people came through. One library director bought a copy of each of my books and said that my books were “the best thing she had seen all […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling
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ALA Chicago – Friday, July 10, 2009

Friends: I arrived in Chicago’s Ohare Airport on Friday, July 10, 2009 for the American Library Association annual conference, after a slightly turbulent flight from New Orleans and a rather hard landing. I headed to the airport shuttle and booked a round-trip ticket to the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue, where I had reservations. Seeing […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel
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The Cajun Cornbread Boy Book Signing at A Tisket A Tasket in the French Quarter – Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friends: I had a phenomenal book signing at A Tisket A Tasket gift store in the New Orleans French Quarter. Marita Gentry, the talented illustrator of the book, was with me. Lisa Jones, the owner of the store set up a table outside on the sidewalk in front of the store. I told the story […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Book Store, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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