Connie Collins Morgan, a distinguished-ranked educator and author of three children’s books, has more than twenty-five years of elementary education experience creating high-quality learning environments for children. Her books, The Runaway Beignet, Hercules on the Bayou and The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife, have received praise and recognition from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Connection & reVIEWS+. Her children’s story, The Runaway Beignet, topped Pelican Publishing’s top 10 best-seller list after its release.
Connie grew up in a French-speaking culture in Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana. When Connie’s not writing, she spends time with her family and friends enjoying life.