One of you all mentioned to me I wrote about St. Louis in “UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail” and “The Immortal Lover”. Yes, I did use it as a setting for two incidents of Ana and Bea.
You pointed out a rain storm flooded St. Louis Tuesday. Yes, I will say I fictionally mentioned the city in these novels.
Many of the places under water now, I visited them some years ago.
Perhaps the reason many places I have written about, something later put them on news, is that I moved around a lot and visited many places.
Like for example: On July 17, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, United States, a mall I visited about twenty years ago. The shooting occurred at 5:56 p.m. EDT and lasted less than one minute before shooter was killed by shopper.
Everyone in southern Indiana have guns.
You asked me why is it called St. Louis when Louis 14th was no saint?
Answer: I have no idea. I have wondered that too.
Later history says this: Why is Louis IX a saint?
The religious armies battled for control of Jerusalem and other holy places. King Louis IX of France led a Crusade in the mid-1200s. He died during another Crusade in 1270. In 1297, to honor the king’s efforts as a Crusader, the Roman Catholic Church made Louis IX a saint.
But early American history says it was named for Louis 14th, not Louis 9th. Even a placard downtown St. Louis talks about Louis 14th. It sister cities include Louisville, Ky and Louisville, Ga.
Those affected by the storm I wish them a speedy recovery.