Head over to Carissa Mina’s blog, Writer and stuff to read her March 6, 2015 post from her series, First-Time Picture Book Author Cover Letters, Exposed! Carissa features first time authors who share a little about the nuts and bolts as well as the bumps and bruises in their journey to publication.

I am honored to be included her series. Thank you Carissa!


         “Keila is the first-time picture book author of The King Cake Baby, which is a hilarious fractured version of The Gingerbread Man story. In this version, Keila takes the story to New Orleans and centers it around a local custom during the Mardi Gras season where a plastic baby is hidden inside a king cake leaving everyone wondering who got the baby? In this retelling, the plastic baby runs away from an old woman before she has the chance to hide him in the king cake. The baby meets other characters in his French Quarter neighborhood and runs away from them too, until a clever baker catches him.”


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