Copper Iris Books

About Us

Copper Iris Books, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the collective spirit of two friends who share a passion for literature, literacy, and life.

Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs are co-authors of A Louisiana Christmas: Heritage Recipes and Hometown Celebrations, a book about the holiday foods and events that uniquely combine the allure of Louisiana with the spirit of Christmas. Their second book, What's Watching Me? And Other Animal Stories, was inspired by their love of animals and a desire to share their love of reading with middle grade readers. Carol and Nancy are both former teachers who now teach a writing class through VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults). They are members of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Heritage Rose Foundation,  and Acadiana Writers and Illustrators Critique Group.

Christmas, Louisiana, food, holiday events, recipes

A Louisiana Christmas: Heritage Recipes and Hometown Celebrations

A book for all seasons!

  •    Recipes from chefs, home cooks, and restaurants
  •    Sample menu plans
  •    Holiday events
  •    Interesting facts about Louisiana

animal stories, middle grade, short stories, dogs, cats, birds, bears, donkeys, sea turtle, parrot,

What's Watching Me? and Other Animal Stories

Short stories for middle grade readers.

  •     Amazing facts and bits of trivia.
  •     Discussion questions
  •     Fantasy, mystery, drama, humor

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