Louisiana Children’s Museum

I had a delightful time reading PRALINE LADY at the children’s museum today. My teen was the photographer, hubs videographer (see insta), mom guest services, and my daughter an invaluable assistant. Only person missing was my eldest.

Special thanks to my friends that showed up!!

Louisiana Children’s Museum
Louisiana’s Children’s Museum
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Supportive Friends
mi familia
Reserved parking space …until next time…

I ended with reading a brief section of the Author’s Note about the Black women that popularized pralines. An audience member asked what was cala? It was a fitting question which allowed me to honor Ms. Loretta Harrison of Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, one of the FEW that still made this old fashioned treat. This Praline Queen’s legacy of being the first Black woman to open a candy shop in the French Quarter will live on forevermore.

A pleasant surprise at B&N

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.

Estate Sale Treasure

I recently went to an estate sale where I came upon this picture and immediately loved it. Of course, the Praline Lady with her basket on top of her head had everything to do with me buying it. I plan to get it framed as soon as possible.

I can’t find out anything about this photo except the location is Pirates Alley. If anyone has any information please share.

“Pralines, Pistache! Pralines, Pacanes;” the family marchande, coming into the courtyard swaying her body on her hips to balance the basket on her head…” King, G.E. (1896). New Orleans; the place and the people,. London: Macmillan and Company.