Do you have a favorite author whose books are set in New Orleans? Though many have written about ghosts and other paranormal goings on of the French Quarter, one of my absolute favorites is Sherrilyn Kenyon.
My first visit to New Orleans was two years ago. The draw, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Series. Who wouldn’t be interested in seeing where Greek gods, soul-sucking vampires (Daimons), and those who kill them while protecting the human race (Dark-Hunters) interact in modern day. (Her newest book in the series, Time Untime, was released today. This particular story takes place in Las Vegas, so that’s for another day.)
It was a total fan-girl vacation! I researched the various locations mentioned throughout Kenyon’s books to see which were real then sought them out once I was there. Most were restaurants, so needless to say, I ate well.
I’m headed back to New Orleans tomorrow for the Authors After Dark conference, featuring 80 paranormal and urban fantasy authors. Sadly, Sherrilyn isn’t attending. However, I will reconnect with her and her characters by going back to dine at Brennans and The Acme Oyster House. And, who can go to the French Quarter and not go to Café Du Monde!
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WOW! Sounds to exciting! Great post! I sure would love to visit New Orleans one day! I find it intriguing! Thanks for sharing your experience!
New Orleans is on my list of places to go. Thanks for reminding me to get to my list!
You’re welcome. Please let me know how I can help. =]
New Orleans is an amazing city, very full of history. My one recommendation, especially if you’re not keen on humidity, visit during spring or fall.
Wow! That sounds like such a fun trip! Then again, Las Vegas would be pretty fun, too. I’ve been there a few times, and it’s a great place to visit. Not sure what book-based place I’d want to go. There are so many great ones. My preference changes day-to-day.
Caryn, this just means you need to start your book list instead of the bucket list!