My presentation and reading of "Some Birds" at Octavia books went well, thanks mainly to some very bright and attentive kids who interacted with me as I showed and talked about the photos in my children's book. They were especially impressed by the Anhinga spreading his wings like a vampire, but also liked the Whistling Ducks kissing each other on the beak and the ducks trying to read the "No Fishing" signs in Audubon Park lagoon. Thanks to the parents who brought these wonderful kids, and to all who showed up to chat and buy the book. And a big thank you to Tom Lowenberg and Judith Lafitte for welcoming me and "Some Birds" to Octavia books.
My interview with Susan Larson on WWNO (89.9) aired Tuesday. Unaccustomed as I am by media appearances, I was s bit nervous at first, but Susan is a pro and immediately put me at ease. I was pleased with the final edited version, which eliminated all the hesitations and meanderings and made me sound more coherent than I probably am. But they couldn't change my French accent!
• Last Saturday, I attended the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge and signed my book at three stands: Pelican Publishing, Alliance Française, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
• My interview with Susan Larson on WWNO (89.9) airs on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 pm; Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 pm; Sunday, Nov. 10, at noon. Also available via podcast on wwno.org.
• Signing at Barnes & Noble, 3414 Hwy 190, Ste. 10, Mandeville, LA 70471, on Friday, Nov. 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
• Presentation and signing at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans 70115, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm.
New Orleans's premier book maven, Susan Larson, interviewed me for her "Reading Life" show on WWNO last Monday. We talked about my new book "Some Birds..." and my work as a sculptor and painter. The recorded interview will be broadcast on Tuesday 11/5 at 1:30; Friday 11/8 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday 11/10 at noon. (Also available as podcast at wwno.org.) This Saturday, 11/2, I will be signing "Some Birds..." at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge at the Alliance Française stand, the Pelican Publishing stand, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) stand. Hope to see some of you there!