This past Spring, I visited the French Quarter during its Jazz Festival. Walking through the crowded streets I came across signs announcing the book, “The Runaway Beignet.” The author, Connie Collins Morgan was sitting outside one of the stores signing copies of her book. I was fascinated by the colorful poster announcing the book and decided to stop by and meet the author. We had a wonderful exchange, and I knew then and there I wanted to invite her on my podcast. I believe each child’s book has a message for the world.
Join me as I have a conversation with Connie Collins Morgan. She will share her story about growing up in Louisiana, childhood lessons learned, and how it has influenced the stories she writes.
Connie Collins Morgan, a distinguished-ranked educator and author of three children’s books, has more than twenty-five years of elementary education experience creating high-quality learning environments for children. Her books, The Runaway Beignet, Hercules on the Bayou and The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife, have received praise and recognition from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Connection & reVIEWS+. Her children’s story, The Runaway Beignet, topped Pelican Publishing’s top 10 best-seller list after its release.
Connie grew up in a French-speaking culture in Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana. When Connie’s not writing, she spends time with her family and friends enjoying life.