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Pauline Baird Jones’ Scenic Route: Swamp Thing

Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor

An American Alligator(Alligator mississippiensis) on an old Cypress stump in the Honey Island Swamp near the Pearl River, southeastern Louisiana.

I grew up in Northern Wyoming, about as far from swamps as you can get. I’d probably never have seen a swamp, or this swamp thing, if it weren’t for taking the scenic route with the hubs. I also found the Cypress stumps both fascinating and creative-juices-stirring (like squat gnomes or something. I’m amazed I didn’t end up writing fantasy).

More of the hubs Louisiana photos can be seen here and of course, I feature some of his photos on my landing page.

I started writing before we moved to Louisiana, but I made my first sale there. Here’s a long list of New Orleans writers. There was something in the air, a zing or a tingle that I’m sure helped me along the path to becoming published. No question that two of my books were fueled by New Orleans: Do Wah Diddy Die (reflects the sense of fun that was the Big Easy) and A Dangerous Dance (a look at the dark side of Louisiana).

Has a place ever stirred you to action? Ever swamp toured? Fed marshmallows to a “swamp thing?” Comments are entered into my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner announced first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously, and still taking the scenic route, yours,

Pauline