It’s a great feeling to see your book on display at the local bookstore. Last week, I visited Barnes & Noble with my teen and moseyed over to the children’s section where Praline Lady was on display, as well as other great local titles.
It’s officially been a year since Praline Lady’s release! During this time, I’ve learned so much about children’s books, marketing, writing, and this business. I’m thankful to everyone that has supported me and purchased Praline Lady. If you requested a copy for your local library – thank you! I am honored to represent the ancestors and New Orleans through my work and can’t wait to share my next project.
My article “The Praline Ladies” was recently featured in the December issue of Country Roads Magazine. I really enjoyed writing it and sharing more of my research on these remarkable ladies.
Below is an excerpt. Please follow the link to read the article in its entirety.
As a child growing up in New Orleans, one of the memories I most return to is me, sitting in the kitchen, watching my grandmother make pralines. I can still picture her ladling the creamy mixture onto wax paper. I’d wait patiently as each dollop spread and magically cooled into an edible treat. As an adult, their magic never wavered.