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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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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Skype Author Visit with School in Canada – Friday, March 23, 2012

Friends: I had the pleasure of a Skype Author Visit with David Hoy Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada. Librarian Marilyn Gammon arranged the visit. Yay, Ms. Gammon! It was a blast performing my book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, for the students. They chomped and stomped and roared with me. What an awesome group of kids! […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kid Chef Eliana, Storyteller, Storytelling
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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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World Read Aloud Day – Wednesday, March 8, 2012

Friends: Yesterday, I did a series of Skype Author Visits to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. I Skyped with 2 schools in Maine, a school in Michigan, and a school in Wisconsin. I performed my latest book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, with full audience participation! It was a blast and I had so much fun. After […] Read More

Categories: Author, Books, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Literacy, Reading, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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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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Cancun, Mexico – Monday, July 20, 2009

Friends: My family and I arrived safely in Cancun, Mexico. We left New Orleans at 6:00am and arrived in Miami for our connecting flight (Don’t you hate those early morning flights?!). Unfortunately, we had a lengthy layover so we explored the airport a bit. I discovered something I had never seen before – service that […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Travel
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There’s No Place Like Home! – Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friends: Okay, I was supposed to blog a couple of days ago but I got stuck in a quagmire of catch-up work. So the above picture was taken on the plane from St. Louis to New Orleans (Chicago to St. Louis then a layover). I took the picture after the warning was issued, “We are […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Children, Children’s Books, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 4 Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friends: I had such a good time on Day 4 of my Story Fest residency. It was a late day, with my first class starting at 9:40 am so I took advantage of the extra time and worked out for an hour at home. I came to school refreshed and ready to go! My first […] Read More

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