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.
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.
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What follows is the complete short story that is the second installment of this short series I’m posting to Kindle Vella and Substack. It’s basically me procrastinating on the next draft of my third novel. A couple blogs back I posted the opening lines . . . but here’s the full deal. About a 15Continue reading “[Full Story] How Tina Came to Work at Cecil’s Bar”
There’s a little bridge in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans, which encompasses Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz. 20 years ago today I stood on that bridge in the only suit I owned, Chuck Taylors on my feet, hand in hand with my hot Chinese girlfriend wearing the only dress she had with her.Continue reading “20 Years Today”
Readers: I’m going to write another chapter to the little short story I posted last week. Here’s the opening paragraphs . . . what do you think? The short answer was it paid better than McDonalds. And she could smoke on the job. And the hours were better, though that one wasn’t as clear cut.Continue reading “How Tina Came to Work at Cecil’s Bar”
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