My short story "Santa Luzia" appears in the
Winter issue of WomenArts Quarterly Journal
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My essay "An Open Shutter: Writing Scenes
in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction"
appears in the current issue of
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Awarded 2010 Premier Book
Best Fiction of the Year.
Louella's collection of award-winning stories
is published by Brown Fedora Books
and is available for download at BrownFedoraBooks
or through PayPal for $12 (see below).
Full Bloom is alive with lucid tales told in a deft voice, grown out of the
observations of a sharp eye and a knowing heart. Bryant cuts right to the things
that really matter: grief and abandonment and the possibility of explosive rage
and the essential hope of healing. She takes us into the lives of people trapped,
desirous, bewildered, persevering. Ordinary people. People you might know
very well indeed. People whose stories you absolutely have got to read.”
~ Jeanne Larsen, author of the Silk Road trilogy
Louella's nonfiction book While in Darkness There is Light
won the 2007 Southwest Writers Award for nonfiction and
follows the friendship of five American men
who became expatriates in Australia
during the Vietnam War.
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Look for Louella's poem "Welcome Dance" in the anthology
released with Yarroway Mountain Press.
Louella is a writer, a reader, a teacher, and consultant.
She has published short stories, essays and poems in anthologies and literary magazines.
Louella teaches in the Spalding University MFA in Writing Program in Louisville, Kentucky.
For more information on Spalding's fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting and
writing for children programs, visit Spalding's website.
I'm easy to reach. Follow me on Twitter find me on Facebook, comment on my blog. I've just ordered a netbook, so I'll be online most of my waking hours (well, sometimes half awake). Let's talk books, inspiration, passions and anything about the writing life. I'm all ears (and eyes).