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


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.

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


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!