Shannon Atwater



Originally from Florida, Shannon Kelley Atwater moved to Louisiana in 2005 to attend Loyola University where she graduated with a degree in Visual Arts. She fell in love with the city and her husband; they planted their roots and never left. Her debut picture book is Alligators Don’t Like Flowers. When not writing, drawing, and painting, Atwater is raising three kids and playing dress up as a larger than life flower with her Mardi Gras Krewe, Krewe des Fleurs. Atwater is also the illustrator of Rainbow Rodney.



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Goodnight Pothole 

Hold on to your car's alignment. In this parody of the classic children's book Goodnight Moon, sleepy readers will dream of orange cones and chicken bones, blown out tires and downed wires, and so many more amusing rhymes in this funny-but-true take on eroding roads.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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