The First Book!
My entire life I have dreamed of becoming an author. In 2017 I decided to put in the footwork and complete my first children's book. This book is based off of real life events at Steamboat Bill's, Louisiana's most successful locally owned restaurant, written from the perspective of my daughter, Hannah.
My children inspire me to be the absolute best woman I can be and it's always been my goal to include them in my business. Steamboat Bill's is our family business and all I had known as a child was the restaurant life, just like my kids now. I wanted to share the values of hard work that were instilled in me.
My goal is to inspire young children to work for what they want in life.
After I wrote the story, I had let my Hannah From Louisiana book sit in my laptop, waiting for publication. The editing was completed and the illustrations were done. However, I had gotten busy jumping in to ownership at Buffi's Peauxboys in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In August of 2018, I met my partner Candice Alexander, one of Louisiana's most collected artists. We quickly fell in love and she wanted to make my dream of becoming an author happen. She illustrated my book in her own style to make it look like Hannah wrote and illustrated the book herself. One year later, the book was ready to be released.