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.
I am so excited because my book was not supposed to arrive this early. It was quite a rush to make them available for the holiday season. But I have shipped out a ton of books to my sweet fans. Here is a picture of me with my #1 fans, my family - my husband, Antonio, oldest daughter, Soleil, and youngest daughter, Eliana.
This week held another surprise for me - my other new book arrived: Tangram Tales: Story Theater with the Ancient Chinese Puzzle
published by Libraries Unlimited. Tangram Tales
even has a cool rubber tangram puzzle that comes with the book so you can start toying with Tangrams as soon as you receive the book. If you've ever wanted to try storytelling with Tangrams, you should check out this book. It's the first of its kind - filled with 25 folktales from around the world, each illustrated with several Tangrams.
So I've already had my Christmas presents! Everything else is "lagniappe" (meaning "extra" in Cajun French). Happy Holidays to everyone on Professional Storyteller. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Author of The Story Biz Handbook: How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage