Historical Fiction: Unpacked
Southern Storytelling–with Valerie Fraser Luesse
Valerie Fraser Luesse is the bestselling author of Missing Isaac, Almost Home, and The Key to Everything, as well as an award-winning magazine writer best known for her feature stories and essays in Southern Living, where she is currently senior travel editor. Specializing in stories about unique pockets of Southern culture, Luesse received the 2009 Writer of the Year award from the Southeast Tourism Society for her editorial section on Hurricane Katrina recovery in Mississippi and Louisiana. A graduate of Auburn University and Baylor University, she lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, Dave.
Valerie and I talk about her fourth book, Under the Bayou Moon, which is releasing on Tuesday, August 3. We discussed the joy of creative freedom, Valerie's career in magazine writing, what it was like to win a Christy Award, and her desire to present Christians as they really are in her inspirational fiction.
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