Thanks to Tommie, my dream came to life! She walked me through the, sometimes confusing, process of publishing my book, Petey and Murray Go For A Swim. I couldn't have done it with her unwavering guidance and support!

Gwen C.-

I've never felt like I could ever publish a book until I was guided to Mrs. Tommie. Ally-Gator Book Bites is a great environment for authors, illustrators and editors to get started on their dreams. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher, guide and friends. Thank you Ally-Gator Book Bites!!

Judy English-

Given the demand for her work, I never expected Michelle to agree to illustrate Why Am I Me?, and her illustrations even surpassed my expectations. Still, how would the book come together? Thanks to Michelle, seamlessly and brilliantly!

Angel Thompson Broussard.-

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Ally-Gator Book Bites is an independent publishing company based. We focus on children's books, novels, and memoirs. If you're a local author, reach out to us today to discuss your manuscript.

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Trust us with every stage of your book's production

Put your book in capable hands. Our publishing team will handle every aspect of your book's production, including:

  • Editing- one of our qualified editors will comb through your manuscript to find any errors and suggest revisions. Our job is to take your wonderful idea and make it the best that it can be!
  • Design- watch your manuscript become a beautifully designed children's book that's ready to dazzle parents and young readers alike. Our designers will work on a layout that fits your book's style and genre.
  • Illustration- you'll work with our in-house designers during the production process to fill your book with vibrant illustrations.
  • Printing- Once it's edited and approved, your book will be printed with an ISBN number. It'll be ready to sell.
  • Marketing- while we don't handle distribution, we will create a custom marketing strategy to get your book into the hands of readers.
Ally-Gator Book Bites takes pride in helping local authors turn their writing projects into marketable children's books. Contact us today to begin the process.


Congratulations to Animal Planet star, Tania Torres, from Pit Bulls and Parolees on publishing her first children's book, Lulu & Clementine: Slobbers N' Drools! We are excited to announce that we will have the book in stock online and in-store, as soon as possible. In the mean time, you may purchase the book on the Villalobos Rescue Center website.

Congratulations to Mickey Smith Jr., author of The Adventures of Little Mickey:

Congratulations to Mickey Smith Jr., author of The Adventures of Little Mickey:

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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

Gwen Cotton turns pain into purpose with the launch of a children's book

Trust a fellow writer and book lover with your manuscript

Ally-Gator Book Bites prints high-quality books that foster a love of reading in children, teens and young adults. Our lead publisher, Tommie LaBorde Townsley, started publishing her own children's books in 2005. She loves writing stories that reflect her local region. She brings that passion to the work she does with local authors at Ally-Gator Book Bites.

The cover of "Where Y'At in New Orleans? which is a search and find book
The cover of Lacie's Star by Patti Spencer
Cover of the great Storm
Cover of Paws: A journey in the life of pets
Cover of Sister Mary Button Drawers book
Cover of Cancer and the mighty you book
cover of where's roy book