W.J. Smith



W.J. Smith Jr. lives in Denham Springs, Louisiana with his wife and children and is a commercial banker by profession. He owned and operated The Comic Book Emporium with his father from 1989 to 1998. Sue The 'Mingo Goes To Mardi Gras is his second children's book and he has other fun rhyming stories involving this sassy flamingo planned to continue the series! He published the first book in the series, Sue The 'Mingo, in 2014.





12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 2
Book Talk
Sue the ‘Mingo Goes to Mardi Gras

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Book Signing


Sue the 'Mingo goes to Mardi Gras

The second book in the Sue The 'Mingo series.  

Our flamingo Sue is using her imagination to explore the colors of New Orleans during Mardi Gras! This story was inspired by our family's love of Louisiana. With great food and great fun, New Orleans is the perfect place for Sue to visit. Come see for yourself.

As we say in Louisiana, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Let The Good Times Roll!


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