USA Literary Road Trip: Louisiana and Texas

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 up to 2-3 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!

Submit your Road Trip entries here and follow the Twitter buzz here.

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A Life in Words: USA Literary Road Trip

Louisiana

Hoodoo Money - Sharon Cupp Pennington

Our trip to Louisiana starts with a stop by the St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana. Stealing a souvenir nickel proves a dangerous move in Sharon Cupp Pennington’s novel, Hoodoo Money.

Broken Wings - Alexandrea Weis

Then we head to Lake Pontchartrain for a romantic nature related novel suggested by Nicole Henke: Broken Wings by Alexandrea Weis.

Texas

Pigments of My Imagination - Angela Kulig

Our last stop of the day takes us to The Strand, Galveston, Texas with author Angela Kulig and her book Pigments of My Imagination. Would you like to know what’s happening there now? Check out the webcam videos here.

Coming Up

We tweaked our schedule a little to tie in with the entries we were receiving and showcase everyone. If we haven’t posted you, we will – and we’ll tweet your map out with your @username!

Giveaway

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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