With affection for historic architecture, award-winning writer and photographer, Deborah Burst is on a mission in search of historic treasures. She has traveled through the south and east coast photographing historic cemeteries and penning their stories.

Her books feature what she has coined, the Sacred Places trail. Her first book, Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans features historic churches and was published through History Press with books available through Amazon.


The book, Louisiana’s Sacred Placestakes readers on a trail of churches, cemeteries and voodoo ceremonies. Every turn of the page features her stunning photography drawing the reader even deeper inside the mystical beauty.


Her third book, Southern Fried & Sanctified travels across the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Charleston. This book delivers some of Burst’s most prolific work, from the shrouded corners of cemeteries to hidden caves transformed to underground music halls.sfs-dual-book-cover-low-res-cropped-from-high-res

The latest book, Spirits of the Bayou, captures the poetic beauty and artistic landscapes of hidden graveyards, sacred temples and shrouded bayous. Packed with more than one hundred photos, it’s a must read for locals and a rare treat for those beyond the state’s borders.


Deborah Burst is a New Orleans native who enjoys writing outdoors inside her wooded domain in southeast Louisiana. An award winning writer and photographer, she left a corporate career with IBM and returned to Tulane University graduating cum laude in 2003 with a BFA in Media Arts.

In her 12-year career as a freelance writer she has published more than 1,000 articles and twice as many photographs on a local, regional and national level. She has written four books in four years and the last three were self-published. Her next book due out in 2017 will be the third book in the continuing Louisiana’s Sacred Places series.

You may purchase signed copies of the second, third and fourth book through her website clicking on the highlighted name of the book or here www.deborahburst.com