Local resident authors children’s book
By Katherine Miller
“I have always had a passion for writing,” began local resident and children’s author, Gail Gauthier.
Recently Gauthier’s book entitled ‘Pierre the Cajun Frog’ was published. She has written several pieces and is extremely excited about her work.
“I love children and love to read, so being able to combine the two is exciting for me. Seeing their little faces light up is great,” Gauthier explained.
“I am always jotting down ideas as they come to me. I even have words scribbled on a napkin,” she laughed.
On Saturday, March 20 Gauthier will hold a book signing session in the courtyard of Cafe Joppe’ in Crowley from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $15 each.
The book relates the tale of a young swamp dweller who lives with his family in South Louisiana. Through a portrayal of the title character’s relationship with a neighboring mosquito, a message is imparted about friendship, trust and loyalty.
The illustrator is Danny LeBlanc, a native of Rayne, who is a medic by trade but has always had a passion for drawing.
“My grandkids are especially excited, and I am beside myself,” she exclaimed.
Gauthier also mentioned a manuscript that she is currently writing and being illustrated by local artist Robert Baxter which she stated is a “great book that will be produced into a play,” in the coming year.
Aside from working at the Acadia Parish Special Education Department and authoring books, Gauthier also does some modeling and will be taping a cooking segment next month that is set to air in June.