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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.

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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?

Write with Abandon | a Guest Blog from Susan Sparrow

Hi friends. I’m thrilled to present this guest blog from one of my newest writer-friends, Susan Sparrow. She’s based in New Orleans . . . but we won’t hold that against her! 🙂 If you love this as much as I do, hit the like button to let us know. – Jason I’m uncomfortable giving…

Racing Towards Boring

“I wanna be the minority. I don’t need your authority. Down with the moral majority, cause I wanna be the minority.” Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day Sophomore year of high school, which would’ve been 1990, I started buying a Martin Luther King Jr. button from the lady at the Chevron station every January. She literally…

Stuck in the Middle with You

A guest blog from Toby Leblanc, author of Dark Roux. Hi friends. I’m proud to bring you a guest appearance from my new friend and emerging South Louisiana author, Toby Leblanc. Jason P. Reed My first memories of stories were not of their beginnings and endings, but the way they were told. My mother would…

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.

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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.