Christmas In July

‘Bayou Stew: An Al-the-Gator Tale,’ La Tonya Richardson’s May 16, 2019, picture book release, along with ‘Going On A Bear Hunt,’ are available as a Christmas in July set, for only $15.08. That’s a 25% discount for the two.

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The set is perfect for summer reading, or can be saved for Christmas presents. Both books are signed by the author.

Bayou Stew is a tale about, Al-the-Gator, who is hungrier than ever and sets out to find a snack. Al convinces Ray to help him make bayou stew like his grand mamaw used to make… And that’s just how all the fun starts. The pair chop, dice and stir up a large pot of stew.

But, do they finally figure out what’s missing?

‘Going On A Bear Hunt,’ is a children’s picture book about the adventure of two city boys who find themselves bored in Lockhart, Louisiana.
Uncle Eddie Ray takes Aiden and Austin on a bear hunt they will never forget.

Both books were illustrated by Matthew Fields, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Department of Visual Art and Design.

Bayou Stew, and Going On A Bear hunt are available online at Amazon, and where ever books are sold. The 25% discount for the set is only available here at, July 15 – 31.



I’m expecting!

Yes. I am expecting another book, ‘Bayou Stew, An Al-the-Gator Tale.’ Above is a preliminary cover design.

Last summer, our grandson Jericho inspired a story about two unlikely friends, Al-the-Gator and Raycoon.

Who do you think is the most clever… an alligator or a raccoon?

In this story, Al convinces Ray to help him make bayou stew like his grand mamaw used to make. And that’s just how all the fun starts.

Coming Soon

The projected publication is January 2019. The exact date will be announced closer to the date.

Matthew Fileds, also the illustrator of ‘Going On a Bear Hunt,‘ and I teamed up to create another book. I can’t wait to share sneak peeks with you. Follow me on social media to get updates… Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.