Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 7 – Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friends: Today was the 7th day of my A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Stories from A-Z residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in Metairie, Louisiana. My first class was with Ms. Anchissi’s Kindergarten class. The class worked on the final pages for their book, creating final words and pictures. Ms. Anchissi’s class had […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 6 – Monday, December 12, 2011

Friends: Today was my 6th day of my two-week A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Tales from A-Z residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary in Metairie, Louisiana. My first class was in Ms. Naugle’s 4th grade class. She is such an amazing teacher! Congratulations on graduating with your masters this past weekend, Ms. Naugle! Woo […] Read More

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St. Bernard Parish Library A is for Alligator

Friends: On Saturday morning, I did my A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Tales from A-Z program from my book of the same name (illustrated by Marita Gentry and published by ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited) at the St. Bernard Parish Library. My 11 year old daughter, Eliana, came with me and did all the photography. […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw & Tell Residency Day 5 – December 9, 2011

Friends: Friday was Day 5 of my Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency. Since most of the school was on a field trip to see The Wizard of Oz play, I spent the morning with fourth grade. My first class was with Ms. Vega, who was a teacher at Strehle […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw & Tell Residency Day 4 – December 8, 2011

Friends: Today was Day 4 of my Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Tales residency. My day began in Ms. Duhe’s class, working on the final of their “C is for Cat” book. This is the beautiful title page created by Melvin, one of Ms. Duhe’s students. He is in gifted […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 3 – December 7, 2011

Friends: Today was Day 3 of my Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator draw and tell residency in which the kids are going to be published authors through a program called Student Treasures. My first class was Ms. Presser’s second grade class. It was my second visit with them and they had to work […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw & Tell Residency Day 2 – December 6, 2011

Friends: Today was my second day at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in Metairie, Louisiana. My first class was my first “repeat.” I went to Ms. Whiteman’s Kindergarten class and they worked on their “P is for Penguin” for their book. I can’t wait to see how these books turns out!! My second class was Ms. […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 1 – December 5, 2011

Friends: Today was my first day at my annual artist residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary in Metairie, Louisiana. The residency is sponsored by a grant administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans through the Louisiana Division of the Arts. I am excited about this year’s project. The students are learning draw and tell tales […] Read More

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The House That Witchy Built Book Debut Party at Octavia Books – Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friends: On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Holly Stone-Barker and I had our big book debut party for The House That Witchy Built at Octavia Books in New Orleans, Louisiana. We had a wonderful party table with tasty treats. Check out our table’s centerpiece, which looks like a picture in the book. It was made by […] Read More

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Technology Workshop for SCBWI New Orleans – Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friends: On Saturday, I gave a 1.5 hour workshop called “Taming Technology: Using the Internet for Book Biz Success.” It was for my local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) meeting. Here is the workshop handout although my presentation was really more of an overview because of the limited time span. A couple […] Read More

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