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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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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Lafayette Parish Schools PK In-Service – Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friends: Yes, it has been nearly a month since this workshop! I took a break from blogging to get some writing done and to work on other projects (developing an iPad story app). I actually thought that I had posted this blog! So last month, I had the pleasure of doing a day-long in-service for […] Read More

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SCBWI L.A. Conference – August 5-8, 2011

Friends: It’s been more than a week since I arrived in Los Angeles (Century City) for the 40th annual SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference. OMG. It was a WOW weekend of superstar authors, awesome agents, excellent editors, and fun friends. This recap is going to be a long one because there […] Read More

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Tennessee Association of School Librarians Tour – July 11-14, 2011

Friends: Last week, I spent the whole week in Tennessee, doing professional development seminars across the state. I was hired by the Tennessee State of School Librarians and it was wonderful. I did “Handmade Tales” in the morning and “Kamishibai Story Theater” in the afternoon. My host, Allison Roberts, drove me all over the gorgeous […] Read More

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Kid Chef Eliana at Cherry Books, Thibodaux, LA – Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friends: Yesterday, my daughter, 11 year old Kid Chef Eliana, had a cooking demonstration and book signing at Cherry Books in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She made her delicious “Fresh from the Garden Salsa” from her cookbook, Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids. It was a great crowd – the bookstore was packed! Everyone LOVED Kid Chef […] Read More

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Lasalle Parish Library Summer Reading Program – Friday, July 1, 2011

Friends: Last Friday, I was at Lasalle Parish Library for my last summer reading program of the year. It was also my last summer reading program tour as I am no longer touring in the summer (more time for writing and spending time with my family). I love Andrea Book, the library director, and Donna […] Read More

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Kid Chef Eliana at Camp Girl Power – Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Friends: Yesterday, Kid Chef Eliana taught cooking classes at Camp Girl Power in Destrehan, Louisiana. First, she began with a presentation on stage. She sang, talked about her life as a kid chef, her travels, and answered questions. The girls were divided into groups of three. We set up stations in the kitchen where they […] Read More

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American Library Association Conference 2011, New Orleans, LA – June 23-28, 2011

Friends: It has been a fabulous, non-stop week in New Orleans! The American Library Association (ALA) was in town for their annual conference. I was so excited to play hostess because I live in New Orleans! THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 On Thursday, I picked up my good friend, Katie Davis (children’s book author/illustrator and host […] Read More

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Eliana’s Cupcake Cutie Birthday Party Sleepover – Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friends: This past Sunday, I threw a “Cupcake Cutie” birthday bash sleepover for Eliana to celebrate her 11th birthday! This is what the table looked like. This is what the individual place settings looked like. We had to kinds of cupcake plates and lots of hot pink! First the girls made taco salad cupcakes, taco […] Read More

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