Paul Schexnayder



Paul Schexnayder is a professional artist and art teacher for over thirty years.  He has been the official artist of many state festivals including La Francofete, Festival International, the Crawfish Festival, and the Sugarcane Festival.  Schexnayder owns and runs an art gallery and exhibits his paintings statewide.  He is also a member of SCBWI and has illustrated several children’s books.  For more information, view his website



1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 2
Book Talk
In the Time of Joy and Wonder

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


In the Time of Joy and Wonder

In the Time of Joy and Wonder is the fantastical tale of a king, a Trojan horse, and a blue monkey and their exploration of a very small island with a mysteriously beached boat. In the middle of the boat's wreckage the explorers discover a young sapling. With much care, the three watch over and tend to the young sapling until it grows into a large and strong live oak tree. As with every living thing, all the tree needed was a little love and protection to grow into its mighty potential.


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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