Calling All #Authors & #Bloggers for a Literary Road Trip

Calling All #Authors & #Bloggers for a Literary Road Trip

USA Literary Road Trip: Introduction

During the month of December, Placing Literature is featuring In Leah’s Wake and my upcoming novel Until I Come Home. To celebrate I’d like to invite you to join me in a virtual literary road trip across the United States.

Every day we’ll post 2 states, featuring location submissions from authors and readers. We want to hear from you about the locations from your favourite reads that we should be featuring so we can cross the USA in style!

USA Literary Road Trip

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Taking part is easy!

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  • Send us a location from a book you love (again, think specifics) and a short (1-2 sentence) summary of what happens there (optional).
  • The book details.
  • (Optional) Your blog and/or twitter details, a quote about you
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  • Send us a location from your book (the more specific the better – think “Boston Public Library” rather than “Boston”) and a short (1-2 sentence) summary of what happens there.
  • A short quote from your novel (up to 200 words)
  • Your book details
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  • Can I submit multiple state locations? Yes, up to 3 – please send one at once though.
  • Can I submit all states on the same day? *Update – as of 12/5 we can accept multiple states. Please end through one by one to avoid confusion.*
  • How do I get to Placing Literature? Visit for their site
*Update – as of 12/5 we can accept multiple states so these submission dates do not apply. We may update again if submissions become unmanageable.* Please end through one by one to avoid confusion.*
By date

What we’ll do:

Every day we’ll post new states and shout out for submissions. Stop by throughout December if you have multiple states you’d like to submit for. At the end of the month we’ll share the full road trip outline and a map.


We’re offering up a US Literary map for USA/Canada residents or a UK Literary map for UK/Europe residents. Spread the word, enter the polls, submit your locations – each of these will give you a chance to win. Check back every day for repeat entries!

Check out the Twitter chat, Instagram and Pinterest pics (#littripUSA). You can easily follow the #littripUSA Twitter feed here.

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About the Author:

Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.


  1. Leon Puissegur December 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I am happy to participate in this as an “Award” winning Author of the book; “THE OIL MAN” which won an “Award” at the Great Southeast Book Festival. You can go to my site for a look at reviews of “THE OILO MAN” along with comments left by some whom have read the book.

    • Terri Giuliano Long December 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Leon, and congratulations on your award! Please feel free to submit your locations for mapping via the form above and we’ll add them to the tour.

  2. Janna Shay December 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this event. I’m participating as an author of my contemporary romance novel, Fair Play.

  3. Tonya Kinzer December 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    What a great idea to draw readers in where they can read their way across the states! Thanks!

  4. Mary Burns December 8, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    This is a good idea. I just returned from a train trip through the south and a big part of my focus was literary. At my last stop, New Orleans, I stayed at a hotel on the St. Charles streetcar line, the same streetcar called “Desire” by Tennessee Williams. I also visited the Faulkner House bookstore on Pirate’s Alley, near which Walker Percy’s character Binx Bolling (The Moviegoer) spots the actor William Holden. A few paragraphs later, the narrator observes a boy holding a match to Holden’s cigarette. “The boy has done it! He has won title to his own existence, as plenary an existence now as Holden’s…”

    • Terri Giuliano Long December 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      That sounds like a wonderful trip, Mary! I love the focus of Placing Literature, and the idea that it will one day be possible to use it to plan a tour itinerary. It really will bring some books to life in a whole new way!

  5. Tilia Klebenov Jacobs December 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Hi, Terri. What a marvelously creative idea! I’ve submitted a 200-word excerpt from my novel, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: it’s a scene that takes place in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Littleton, NH (one of my favorite towns!). Thanks for this opportunity. I bet your literary road trip will be a big success. And congrats on the new book!

  6. […] for time and resources, Terri and her agency are using Placing Literature to build a literary road trip across the U.S. for her fans in anticipation of her upcoming launch. Several times a day, Terri is showcasing a […]

  7. Leon Puissegur December 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    My “Award” winning book; “THE OIL MAN”, begins in New Orleans, , I worked in New Orleans nearly all my adult life and have brought friends on specific tours of the City and sorrounding areas.

    I lost my house which was just 12 miles south of New Orleans in Katrina. I now live up in Bogalusa, LA. which has a wonderful view of rolling pasture lands and woods.

    I recently spent time in an ICU unit and have not gone back to my writing until I do a few more things and deer season is over.

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