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Dianne de Las Casas is an author, recording artist, and professional storyteller. Her CDs Jump, Jiggle & Jam and World Fiesta were named the School Library Journal’s “Audio of the Week” and received rave reviews in Publishers Weekly. She performs arts-in-education programs and residencies at schools, libraries, festivals, museums, and special events. She is a frequent presenter at the International Reading Association, American Library Association, and other literary and education conferences. She co-authored Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana with her youngest daughter, Kid Chef Elaina. Her older daughter, Soliel Lisette, is a graphic designer who frequently collaborates on book illustrations and designs.
Having written several instructional books on the art of theater and storytelling, de Las Casas participates directly in creating artistic tools for children. She is the founder of Story Connection Express, an educational e-zine for parents and teachers and the November is Picture Book Month initiative.
de Las Casas attended the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College. She is the president of the Independent Children’s Artist Network. She enjoys reading and going to the movies with her family. She lives in Harvey, Louisiana.