This summer I had the pleasure of teaming up with Discovery Fest NOLA to help kids at Carrollton Summer camp write and illustrate their new book, Superhero Stories. Honestly, I can’t take much credit for this one. While the kids were at camp, I had to leave town and luckily writer Megan Braden-Perry stepped in to save the day. She worked with the young authors and illustrators for two weeks as they brainstormed, wrote, edited and illustrated wild, imaginative, unstructured stories about superheroes, super powers and larger than life figures in their world.
I also had the opportunity to work with filmmaker and artist, Samantha Smith, for the first time. Sam took the kids’ work and turned it into a great looking book. She also designed and illustrated the cover. If it weren’t for these two women, I would not have been able to bring this book to life. Thank you!! I owe you both!
You can order the students’ book from the CreateSpace Store for only $10. Support the young authors and the great work they do at Discovery Fest NOLA.
See a few pics of book below.
School is back! Sorry kids, but summer is over… Luckily the kids at Cool Scholars got one more summer treat after their first day back! Each kid got a free snoball from NOLA Snow and a free book of their choice from Big Boot Books. I read Snoballs for All, Thorn in my Horn and played my trumpet for them. Good times!
Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit a few branches of the New Orleans Public Library… and it was GREAT! At every stop there were big crowds, including parents and families who all joined in on the fun. A few kids walked away with free, autographed copies of my books and everyone left with a free snoball and a smile thanks to NOLA Snow! I want to give a big THANK YOU to all of the librarians and staff who made it possible and I hope to more branches during the fall and winter.
See a few pictures below!
A huge thank you to Acme Truck Line and the New Orleans Pelicans for allowing me to participate in the latest Acme Reading Timeout at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans and Acme Truck Line gave out over 100 copies of Peter and the Pelican to students from Audubon Charter School. I also had the opportunity to read and speak to students with Mike Coatney, President of Acme Truck Line, in the Pelican’s locker room. The day was extra special because two former classmates of mine, April Dupre of Footprints to Fitness & Chef K.C. of Home Fresh Catering also put on fitness and cooking demos for the students at the arena. Check out the video below!