Leif Pedersen



Leif Pedersen has been a singer and big-band leader for almost 40 years, touring for six years as the featured vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and playing with Pete Fountain at the 1984 World's Fair. He served in the Marine Corps and is a member of the Southeastern Louisiana University Music Hall of Fame. He has also been a fundraising executive and currently serves as the senior vice-president of philanthropy at Lake Charles Memorial Health System Foundation.



2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 2
Book Talk
The Adventures of the Swamp Kids: Play Ball

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Adventures of the Swamp Kids: Play Ball!

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