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As I thought about how I would participate in NAEYC's 2012 Week of the Young Child activities, two things came to mind: My hometown of Natchitoches and children's books! My hometown of Natchitoches, Louisiana is populated with many gifted, creative people. Among them__three picture book authors: Denise Lewis Patrick, Danielle Holmes, and Barbara Drawhorn. What a brilliant way to celebrate, The Week of the Young Child! I mean, why had I not thought of this before? Well, sometimes my brilliance arrives as slowly as the flow of Cane Syrup in winter. Speaking of Cane Syrup Nat Town kinfolk, cane syrup, meat pies, boudin, and file' are all sold at a cute little store in Maaayretta. Oops, sorry! I'll post about that another time. I'm always losing my train of thought. Must...do...better!
So as I was saying, Natchitoches has beau coup talent and I am so proud to have a chance to share these artists with you. Yesterday, I interviewed Denise Lewis Patrick, author of the American Girl_Meet Cecile series. She discussed her historical collaboration with American Girl author, Sarah Masters Buckey of the Marie-Grace series. If you missed it, you can click on yesterday's blogtalk icon and listen in. Tomorrow I will talk with Danielle Holmes, author of the Cinnamon and Spice Adventures. I am so excited about interviewing her. Tune in tomorrow and find out why.
Today, it is my pleasure to introduce another hometown author, Barbara Drawhorn. Barbara is the author of Maddie, "Waa!" A story based on her real life granddaughter, Madison. Listen in on today's blogtalk interview as Barbara details how she came to place her granddaughter on the library shelves of Natchitoches and her journey as a self-published author. Just click the blogtalk icon to the right.