Sacred Heart Elementary Author Visit – Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends: Last week, on Friday, I did an author visit at Academy of our Sacred Heart school in New Orleans. I saw pre-K through fourth grades and had so much fun with them! Even the itty-bitties stayed still for my stories! There was a lot of fun audience participation. I told a variety of my […] Read More

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Kid Chef Eliana on The Wendy Williams Show – September 26, 2012

Friends: It has been quite a while since I have blogged! This summer was really busy. Most recently, something exciting happened in my 12-year-old daughter’s life. Kid Chef Eliana appeared on The Wendy Williams Show In New York City, making her national television debut. They treated her like a celebrity and were so nice to […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kid Chef Eliana, Kids Cooking, Louisiana, New Orleans, Recipe, Recipes, Travel, TV show
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Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach Book Trailer! Friday, July 17, 2009

Friends: I am very excited. Soleil and I produced my second book trailer for my new picture book Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach (Pelican Publishing, September 2009). I really love the way this came out. The illustrations are by the talented Marita Gentry. Music is by Betsy Braud and the Jazz Nurse Prescription from my […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Literacy, Louisiana, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, New Orleans, Storyteller, Storytelling
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My Cousin’s Visit to New Orleans – June 18-23, 2009

Friends: My cousin, Heidi, flew in from Arizona on Thursday, June 18, 2009. I haven’t seen her in 30 years so it was a momentous occasion. After picking her, we took her to Zea for dinner and then she saw the rest of the family – my mom, Clay, my brother, and his children. She […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Heidi Hafner, Louisiana, New Orleans
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Mardi Gras! Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Friends: Today was Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, in New Orleans. My family and I headed downtown around 11am with our friend, Willie, to catch Rex. We were going to our Grandstand spot on St. Charles and Poydras. We were not expecting to catch Zulu! It was an awesome surprise to see most of the Zulu […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Louisiana, Mardi Gras
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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

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Folklore, Folktales, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Louisiana Story Fest Residency – Monday, February 9, 2009

Friends: Today was my first day of my Louisiana Story Fest Residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School. I have been doing an artist residency at this school for 7 years now. They are one of my favorite schools. For this residency, I am sharing Louisiana culture through its folk stories. For grades PK through 2, […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Dianne de Las Casas, Folklore, Folktales, Louisiana, Story Fest, story theater, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Phenomenal Week with New Books and Book Signing! Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friends: On Saturday, December 20, 2008, I had my first book signing for my first children’s picture book,The Cajun Cornbread Boy. The book signing was at Maple Street Children’s Book Shop in New Orleans. It was fun because I was signing books with my best friend, Johnette Downing, Children’s Musician and Author. Johnette was signing […] Read More

Categories: Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Christmas, Dianne de Las Casas, Louisiana, Tangram Tales, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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The Cajun Cornbread Boy Arrives – Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friends, I am so excited! My first picture book for children, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, came in! My publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, is based in New Orleans so my husband picked up a case of books for me today. The books are beautiful! They are scheduled for a Spring 2009 release so getting the books […] Read More

Categories: Author, Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Christmas, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Folktales, Kids, Louisiana, Puppet
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New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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