Alysson Foti Bourque



Alysson Foti Bourque currently resides in Sunset, Louisiana, with her husband and two children. Bourque graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. She also earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center. After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Bourque’s first book of the Alycat series has been awarded the Mom’s Choice Award and Benjamin Franklin Digital Award.




3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
Alycat’s Adventures

4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day!

When Alycat’s daydreaming causes her to miss out on dessert day at school, she will need to rely on her own imagination to satisfy her sweet tooth! With the help of her best friend Spotty, she discovers that trying new things can lead to fun adventures and tasty inventions!





Alycat and the Monday Blues!

Alycat wakes up on Monday with the dreaded Monday Blues certain that nothing will go right. But when a mishap sends her astray, she discovers that helping a friend will help her discover her own hidden talent and cure her Monday Blues!


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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