Did you see the latest AAD Author visiting Larissa’s Bookish Life yesterday with her own After Dark on Bourbon Street story? You should totally go read it…like now.
After Dark on Bourbon Street
I love cities. I’m known for writing small towns, but the truth of the matter is I grew up in a city, and I adore them. There’s cadence and rhythm to the great cities of the world. I love New York. I’m never more invigorated than when I’m walking the streets of Manhattan, subways churning beneath my feet. London is another favorite. I feel the history as I walk along the Thames.
But I’ve always wanted to see New Orleans.
It haunts me. The songs – “Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting and “Bloodletting” by Concrete Blonde were favorites of mine, inspiring me to want to visit and write and sink into the city. The jazz. The beignets. Tennessee Williams.
I’m from Texas, that great gateway between the South and the West. New Orleans is close and yet it’s worlds away, a foreign land where it seems to me that anything can happen – and probably does.
When I found out that Authors After Dark would take place in New Orleans, I was thrilled to be a part of it. I will finally be able to see the city where vampires are born and voodoo rules the night.
But more than my fevered imaginings, I will be able to take the pulse of a place that is utterly unique. I started this blog with the idea that I would go over the five places I wanted to see, but it’s more than that. I want to feel. In the last few years, New Orleans has gone through hell. And it’s risen again. Its citizenry has refused to allow the uniqueness and originality of New Orleans to pass from this earth, swallowed by the very waters that gave it birth. They took back their city. They took it back from the storm and from the terror. They are rebuilding, perfecting. So when I get the privilege of walking the streets of the French Quarter in August, I will do what I love to do in the cities of this world. I will take it in. I will take a piece of the city with me, and hopefully, leave a small piece of myself there.
Meet Sophie Oak!
Want to purchase Sophie’s novels?
- Small Town Siren at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Siren in the City at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Siren Enslaved at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Siren Beloved at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Siren in Waiting at Amazon
Nights in Bliss, Colorado
- Three to Ride at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Two to Love at Amazon | Bookstrand
- One to Keep at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Lost in Bliss at Amazon | Bookstrand
- Found in Bliss at Amazon | Bookstrand
A Faery Story
Thank you Sophie for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism for our Authors After Dark on Bourbon Street event!
Larissa and I are giving away two $25 ARe gift certificates and to enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: What would you like to take away with you from New Orleans? While we’re at the AAD Conference, where should we hit up?Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered
Even though we won’t be giving any additional entries, you can still help support the authors by sharing this event and their articles on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of these fabulous authors will ensure we get more fabulous stories.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.