Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs are co-authors of A Louisiana Christmas: Heritage Recipes and Hometown Celebrations, a book about the holiday foods and events that uniquely combine the allure of Louisiana with the spirit of Christmas. Their second book, What's Watching Me? And Other Animal Stories, was inspired by their love of animals and a desire to share their love of reading with middle grade readers. Carol and Nancy are both former teachers who now teach a writing class through VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults). They are members of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Heritage Rose Foundation, and Acadiana Writers and Illustrators Critique Group.
When Hurricane Katrina swept across the Gulf Coast, Peggy Martin’s home and her famous rose garden were destroyed. Two weeks later, in the mud and debris, Peggy spotted a spot of green on one old-fashioned rose. It was the one rose in her garden that she had not identified. It didn't have a name. The rose became known as the Katrina Rose, and it brought hope to all for miles around. Since then, the beautiful pink rose has been officially named the Peggy Martin Rose.
"The Rose Without a Name" is a children's story based on the story of the Peggy Martin Rose.
Publication date is August 2021.
Andrew Higgins built boats that could "crunch through driftwood, bounce over logs, climb a beach" and "wham up on a sloping concrete sea wall." In World War II that was exactly what was needed to get soldiers and Jeeps from the ocean to land. This biography for young readers is available for pre-order on amazon.com
On Sept. 10, authors Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs sat down with Museum curator Josh Schick to discuss their new book, Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in WWII. The talk is available on YouTube, and the book is available for purchase on the museum website.
A book for all seasons!
Short stories for middle grade readers.
Special Offer: purchase 5 books for $25.
Great gift or party favor!
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