Mike Artell is an award-winning author, illustrator, cartoonist, musician, and professional speaker with an extensive background in sales and marketing, primarily with technology-based companies. He has written and/or illustrated more than 35 books since 1990, including Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood, named the 2009 Read Aloud Book of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Artell lives in Covington, Louisiana with his wife, a middle school librarian.
Featured Book: Rockin’ Horse
- Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – You Can Be A Cartoonist, Too! – Washington Pavilion – Schulte Room, Sioux Falls
- Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 12:30 p.m. – Petite Rouge & Other Twisted Tales – Washington Pavilion – Belbas Theater, Sioux Falls
- Friday, Sept. 23 @ 10:00 a.m. – Petite Rouge & Other Twisted Tales – Children’s Museum of South Dakota Community Room, Brookings
- Friday, Sept. 23 @ 12:30 p.m. – You Can Be A Cartoonist, Too! – Children’s Museum of South Dakota Party on Two, Brookings·
- Friday, Sept. 23 @ 3:30 p.m. – Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140
- Saturday, Sept. 24 @9:00 a.m. – Wastes Time, Annoys Others: From Class Clown to Children’s Author – Children’s Museum of South Dakota Community Room, Brookings
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