J. Steven Spires



J. Steven Spires worked as a third grade teacher in Slidell, Louisiana before publishing his first two books, Three Little Shrimp in 2013 and The Oak Tree in 2015. His third book, Three Little Crawfish, was published this year by River Road Press. Spires currently resides with his wife, Eve, and his two children, Victoria and Ryan, in Slidell, Louisiana. He can be reached by email at steve@jstevenspires.com or through his website, JStevenSpires.com.



1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
Three Little Crawfish

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Three Little Crawfish

Down in a southern swamp, a family of crawfish face a big problem. Their three sons have grown too large and their nice, cozy family den is now uncomfortably crowded. Poppa and Mama decide it’s time for their sons to leave home and build their own dens. Before they set out on their own, Poppa warns the three little crawfish that they must be careful of the sly, ole coon. This wily raccoon has a big appetite for a crawfish meal. What will happen to the three little crawfish when they leave the comfort and safety of their family den? Find out in this bayou version of the Three Little Pigs story, which introduces children to these fascinating crustaceans and the creatures that inhabit the swamp.


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