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

Categories: Author, Catholic, Children’s Books, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Show, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Mama’s Bayou, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Performance, Reading, School, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built
Previous Posts

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
Previous Posts

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
Previous Posts

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
Previous Posts

New Cajun Cornbread Boy Book Trailer! Thursday, July 16, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/v/-JN023PNPBw Friends: I created my first book trailer ever! Woo hoo! It’s for The Cajun Cornbread Boy, my picture book with Pelican Publishing, illustrated by the talented Marita Gentry. The colors are a little off – the book looks much better but overall, I am pleased with the results of the trailer. My 19 year […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
Previous Posts

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
Previous Posts

Summer Reading Travels – Jackson-George Libraries, Mississippi – Moss Point & Pascagoula; Thursday, July 9, 2009

Friends: What a tour I have had in the Jackson-George libraries in Mississippi! The library staff was wonderful and the audiences were an absolute delight. Eliana and I started our day in Moss Point, Mississippi, a sleepy little town just a few miles from Pascagoula. The audience was so receptive and fun-loving! We had a […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
Previous Posts

Summer Reading Travels – Jackson-George Libraries – St. Martin & Gautier, MS – Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friends: Today, Eliana and I were in St. Martin and Gautier, Mississippi. Our first show at St. Martin was for a very large crowd of about 125 people. I even had fans from yesterday’s shows come again because they loved it so much. So I told a short little string story just for them. The […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Travel
Previous Posts

Summer Reading Travels – Jackson-George Libraries – Ocean Springs & Vancleave, Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Friends: It was another fabulous day in Mississippi! Eliana and I had our first show in the lovely town of Ocean Springs. The staff was so nice – thank you Allison, for your hospitality and thank you, Elliott, for your muscle! The kids and I had so much fun! Our next show was in Vancleave. […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Travel
Previous Posts

Summer Reading Travels – Jackson-George Regional Libraries (Lucedale & East Central), Monday, July 6, 2009

Friends: Today, Eliana and I began our tour in the Jackson-George Regional Libraries in Mississippi. We met Mary Ann Louviere, our gracious hostess and the children’s services coordinator for the region at a park and ride off I-10 and followed her to our first library in Lucedale. The audience was so much fun! We had […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling Tours, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Travel
Previous Posts