Sally Asher



Sally Asher has called New Orleans home since 1994. Recent recipient of the New Orleans Press Club’s First Place award for feature reporting, Asher frequently lectures on New Orleans history through the Louisiana State Museum. A member of multiple Mardi Gras krewes, in her spare time Asher enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals and enjoying the endless joie de vivre that New Orleans has to offer. 





1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Book Talk
The Mermaids of New Orleans

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Mermaids of New Orleans

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce some of the mermaids who, for centuries, have lived in a city beneath the Mississippi River, visiting New Orleans each year on Mardi Gras.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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