Where’s the South-Louisiana Literature?

I wrote two books in 2021, because I didn’t like the answer to that question. Join the mailing list to help.

Jason appears on Channel 15 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Read the Interview!

Listen to Jason’s interview on Louisiana Considered here.

The good folks at The Yard: Crime Blog interviewed me. Check it out. Interview with Jason P. Reed of New Bayou Books

The second New Bayou Book. Cajun music, psychedelic drugs, and a murder in the cemetery . . . what more do you want?

My Mission, your Call to Arms.

Create Louisiana Literature. Spark a Revolution

There’s a great storytelling tradition in Louisiana. Kate Chopin, Walker Percy, John Kennedy Toole, John Ed Bradley, Earnest Gaines, Anne Rice. But, where have all the writers gone?

I believe the new generation of great Louisiana writers are probably hiding in plain sight. My mission is to draw them out. Why? Because the world needs more Louisiana literature.

Are you with me?

Celebrating a Somewhat Trashy Novel

For the past few weeks I’ve been procrastinating on finishing my latest short novel, a noir thing called Baseball on the Bayou: The Colton Lacombe Story. The book is 99% ready. Realistically, I could address the handful of small changes that still need to be made in an hour. But my feet continue to drag,…

Baseball on the Bayou: The Colton Lacombe Story

Hi friends. I’m cheating this week, offering a sneak peek of the opening paragraphs of the next New Bayou Book. The first “inning” of that book will be posted here, for free and along with the audio, very soon. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear what you think. Also, before I let you go, I wanted…

Is the Tide Turning?

“The woke worm has turned” Piers Morgan Before I get into this week’s material–which is nothing more than a segue to a recent discussion on culture and art between Piers Morgan and Ben Shapiro–I want to address the somewhat political nature of some of my recent essays.  To be clear, New Bayou Books is all…

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Tattoos and Tans

July 2021

Tattoos, drugs, sex, intrigue, beautiful women, vengeful dudes, cloak and dagger.

All Saints Day of the Dead

October 2021

Cajun music, pretty girls, psychedelics, a dead college boy.

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