USA Literary Road Trip: New York, Massachusetts & Michigan

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


Edge of Escape - Debra Chapoton

Michigan provides us with a trio of stops, including the backwoods of Michigan, the setting for Debra Chapoton’s novel, Edge of Escape.

The Wrong Guy - Claudia Teal Whitsitt

Our second stop takes us to Ypsilanti, Michigan. Claudia Teal Whitsitt’s novel – loosely based on The Michigan Murders of the 1960s – sees a coed away from home and struggling with drama and danger.

Straight to Hell - Michelle Scott

Our final Michigan stop takes us to Detroit with Michelle Scott’s novel, Straight to Hell. A run-in with a Volvo soon sends Lilith out of Detroit – and on to Hell!


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!

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