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.

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?

E1| The Asian Cajun | Horace and Mei Get Married | 3rd Installment

The heat wave of South Louisiana in summertime felt like a hair dryer in a steamy bathroom. It smothered them both and saturated their clothes. But Horace was loving it. He was home.  There was a joyous quality to the butterflies fluttering in his still not quite settled stomach. It had transitioned from a kindContinue reading “E1| The Asian Cajun | Horace and Mei Get Married | 3rd Installment”

E1| The Asian Cajun | Horace and Mei Get Married | 2nd Installment

A few years prior–it must’ve been 1996–his sister Diedra had cracked open another can of Dr. Pepper for him as Horace sat at the card table where they usually ate their Hamburger Helper. He was cramming for finals, graduation the following week the prize he was attempting to earn.  But Horace was a mess. HeContinue reading “E1| The Asian Cajun | Horace and Mei Get Married | 2nd Installment”

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.