The Amazing Pyramid Hunt by Allei, Jayden, Ahcory, Morgan and Anthony

  Once upon a time there was a walrus named Snookie. There was also a piranha named Ted.   One day, they went on a trip to Egypt. They went inside the pyramid to look for treasure. It was cold and dark.   Ted proclaimed, “Snookie, get out your flashlight. It’s soooo freaky in here!” […] Read More

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The Case of the Habanero Chilies by Tazya, Kailee, Colin and Earle

  It was a warm, foggy morning and Chad the Giraffe was just about to play with his red basketball. Suddenly, Chad spotted a bowl full of spicy habanero chilies. Chad slowly approached the chilies and gulped them all down. He went back outside to play ball.   A while later, Shelly the wolf walked […] Read More

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Captured! by Ashley, Dustin, Brooke, and Sean

  Once there was a chipmunk named Sabrina and an ant named George. They were the best of friends.   One cool, windy day, Sabrina was skipping in the woods and she heard an eerie sound. She looked up and spotted the evil, wicked witch, Mr. Foret. The witch grabbed Sabrina and stuffed her inside […] Read More

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The Big Bad Breakdown by Tate, Axel, Danajae and Lucien

  There once lived a chicken named Cluckette and a giraffe named Robbie. They were heading out to Hawaii when their car broke down on a deserted desert road.   “Just great! The car broke down and I didn’t bring my tools with me!” complained Cluckette.   “I think there are some spare tools in […] Read More

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The Terrible Talent Show Chaos by Colin, Rontrell, Jaime and Stephen

  Once, when I was a superhero, I had a mighty rival who was a super villain. He wanted to take over the world. His identity was Simon Cowbell.   I was just a normal lizard who was bitten by a radioactive spider. The spider gave me the power to shape shift. My name is […] Read More

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Roachpunzel by Dasia, Amben, Mya and Jakhyri

  Once upon a time, there lived a princess named Roachpunzel. She lived in a far east village in New York City. She had long, long blonde hair and wore a beautiful purple dress.   Misty, the evil squirrel witch, trapped Roachpunzel at the top of a skyscraper.   “I wish I could stroll in […] Read More

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Author Visit at Caldwell Middle School – Friday, January 4, 2013

  Friends:   On Friday, January 4, I did an author visit at Caldwell Middle School in Shriever, Louisiana through Story Tapestries and a grant through the Houma Regional Arts Council. I began my show with the story of The Cajun Cornbread Boy. The fourth and fifth grade students in the audience really had fun […] Read More

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Assumption Parish Library Workshop and Performance – Thursday, January 3, 2013

  Friends:   On Thursday, January 3, 2013, I had a professional development workshop and performance at the Assumption Parish Library through story tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council decentralized arts funding program. From 9 a.m. to noon, I taught the librarians a professional development workshop. I did my “Handmade Tales” workshop.     […] 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

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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

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