In July, I announced that I am expecting… another book! Bayou Stew, An Al-the-Gator Tale. The publication date is January 15, 2019. *Insert bells, whistles, fireworks, and shooting stars.*
Bayou Stew is a full-color children’s picture book about two unlikely friends, Al-the-Gator and Raycoon. After a ve-e-ery long nap, Al-the-Gator is hungrier than ever and sets out to find a snack. Al convinces Ray, a very favorable candidate, 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. Do they finally figure out what’s missing?
I’m offering a pre-sale of autographed copies.
Here’s a peek of Al-the-Gator.
Purchase your copy today. Books will be mailed out by January 30, 2019.
In July, ‘Going On a Bear Hunt’ and I hit the road for a Summer Tour. I read at several Girls and Boys Clubs, book stores, libraries, and summer programs.
I had the opportunity to read my book, answer tons of questions, take pictures, sign copies, and laughed a lot! Meeting and sharing with young people was the icing on the cake. One handsome little boy told me I was his favorite author. That lead to everyone else in the group repeating the same sentiment. And I enjoyed every minute.
Check out the pictures from the tour on LaRich Media’s Facebook page.
Now that summer is over, I’m preparing for upcoming school visits. I’m looking forward to taking ‘Going On a Bear Hunt’ into classrooms and sharing this adventure. A few events and book signings are also in the works. I’ll be sure to share.
This summer I completed the story for my next book. Soon my illustrator and I will get to work! I am looking forward to sharing more about this project in the near future. My grandson sparked the inspiration for this next book.
Here’s to bear hunts and great adventures!
We are super excited to announce the ‘Going On a Bear Hunt’ Summer Tour in Arkansas!
During the July and August, we’re hitting the road reading, and sharing ‘Going On a Bear Hunt,’ with stops at Boys & Girls Clubs, public libraries, and bookstores. LaTonya is excited to connect with young readers and of course, there will be opportunities to purchase signed copies of her book. There are still dates open for July, and August is booking up fast.
There are still dates open for July, and August is booking up fast. Get in touch, if you’d like her to make a stop near you, in person, or virtually!