Or stay right here to see photos my family and I took during a whirlwind fact-finding mission to Louisiana to verify a number of elements in the Whispers of the Bayou manuscript.
Though I was born and raised in Louisiana, I've lived in Pennsylvania for years. So while it's easy enough to head South in my imagination as I write, I wanted to be careful to get the details correct in my story. Thus, as I wrote I knew I needed to get back down to bayou-land and check things out first-hand one more time. As it turned out, our visit provided the opportunity to deepen the manuscript, expand the characters, and breathe into the story the very heart and soul of my homeland.
Come along on our journey through these photos--and enjoy this "insider's view" of the writing process!