I started New Bayou Books to spark a revolution in Louisiana Literature
And to quit my job in the process. Help me make it happen! Click the link.
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?
“Why must it work? Because it has to.” me So, a few weeks back I hooked up with a seasoned Louisiana businessman who has agreed to serve as a kind of mentor to me, and he’s been putting me through my paces. I’m eager to understand what he knows and really push hard to getContinue reading “Why New Bayou Books Must Work”
Friends: I recorded myself reading the opening pages of my latest book. In these first few pages, we are introduced to Deacon Dat Nguyen, a Vietnamese clergyman in South-Louisiana on an exchange program. Dat is reflecting on his failed invocation at the Black Pot Festival earlier that day, when a disturbance in the cemetery behindContinue reading “Jason Reads the All Saints’ Day of the Dead”
If you’re like me and you came of age reading about the Beats, the sixties culture they influenced, and the special magic of New York City, you really need to read Just Kids, by Patti Smith. I’m embarrassed to say that I only just read it a few weeks ago, even though it came outContinue reading “Patti Smith — a Natural Born Artist”
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Tattoos and Tans
Tattoos, drugs, sex, intrigue, beautiful women, vengeful dudes, cloak and dagger.
Revenge of the Unwoke
All Saints Day of the Dead
Cajun music, pretty girls, a dead college boy.
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