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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.

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?

Thanks, But No Thanks

I never got into comic books. But even so, it was impossible to miss The Sandman comics because all my depressed and cynical friends were into them in the 90s. Still, I didn’t pay much attention. I always had a hard time figuring out which panel to read next, and anyway, there wasn’t much actualContinue reading “Thanks, But No Thanks”

Tribute to a Tribute

It’s not hard to find a Foo Fighters fan. At least not in the circles I run in. [Pauses to allow dad joke-laughter to subside]. Saturday night I stood for several hours, barefoot in my office with the sound from Wembley running through my serious bluetooth speaker, dancing my ass off. And crying.  Crying likeContinue reading “Tribute to a Tribute”

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

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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.