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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!

The good folks at The Yard: Crime Blog interviewed me. Check it out. https://theyardcrimeblog.com/2022/07/29/interview-jason-p-reed/

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?

Telling Stories

Over the weekend I converted a broom closet in our house to a little voice recording studio. By converted I mean I took all the random crap out of the room and hung a rug over the door. Works like a charm, actually.  The re-purposed room is a part of my decision to buckle downContinue reading “Telling Stories”

the NEW Bayou Books

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.

I Want to Read Your Stuff

email revolution@newbayoubooks.com to submit

New bayou books

I want to spark a literary revolution in Louisiana. Join me!

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I’m proud to be a part of a long line of artists who have served. Though I’m not a household name like Johnny Cash, Hunter Thompson, Jimi Hendrix, Jocko Willink or Paul Theroux, I have at least two things in common with them. In my case, I served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Peace Corps.