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Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald, former columnist and associate editorial page editor for the Shreveport Times, is the youngest of four children born to the late Drs. Alice and Joe Holoubek.

In editing and researching their letters, she says, “I’ve had a rare privilege—getting to know my parents before they were parents, before they were even a couple.”

An award-winning editor and writer with 20 years in newspaper management, Fitzgerald edited and published her father’s award-winning novel, Letters to Luke, in 2004. The following year she founded Martha Fitzgerald Consulting and now works with private and business clients on editing and writing projects.

My task was to write my first book. Martha Fitzgerald pushed me along like a 60 mph wind at my back. I needed plenty of help and she gave it professionally, pleasantly, and promptly.
~Skipper Dickson, businessman and conservationist

A past president of River Cities Network and Louisiana Press Women, Fitzgerald serves on the boards of Shreveport’s LSU Health Foundation and Catholic Charities. She studied at Loyola University in New Orleans and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, earning a bachelor’s degree in history and American Civilization and a master’s in Louisiana history.

Proceeds from this book benefit LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, the medical school her father co-founded, and the marriage ministry program of the Diocese of Shreveport.

Martha and her husband enjoy living on a quiet country road in a bend of the Red River. Like her parents, the Louisiana native has an adventuresome spirit and relishes far-flung travel. Recent stamps on her passport include Peru, Russia, Greece, and Czech Republic, her father’s ancestral homeland.

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