Fitzgerald wins state honors in book editing

Louisiana Press Women tips its hat to member and former president Martha H. Fitzgerald with top honors for book editing in its annual communications contest.  First prize winners compete in the 2013 National Federation of Press Women communications contest. Fitzgerald, Read More →

Kudos for the design team!

Kudos for the design team! The cover design for “The Courtship of Two Doctors” has won SILVER FINALIST honors and is in contention for a gold in the Benjamin Franklin Awards competition of the Independent Book Publishers Association. The design team was Kathi Dunn of Read More →

Catholic TV: ‘She saw the man he would become’

Catholic TV: ‘She saw the man he would become’ What did you learn about your parents as young people, asked Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden, co-hosts of “This is the Day” on Catholic TV Network. Their six-minute interview with author Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald focused on the marriage theme Read More →

Fan letter: “a charming memoir”

A Kansas woman wrote the author: Dear Martha, I just finished the book and I admit several times I had to remove my glasses and wipe my eyes. What a beautiful story of two accomplished and loving people. It moved Read More →

Literary journal: 1937 letter sparks a romance

Writer Sue Ellis of Washington State notes the slow kindling of the Joe & Alice love story. They met as medical students, she recounts in a review published in the literary journal Prick of the Spindle (Spring 2013 issue, Vol. Read More →

BR Advocate on “Doctors’ long marriage”

Mark Hunter’s extensive feature story on author Martha Fitzgerald graced the cover of the Features Section on February 9. This religion feature focused on the faith journey of her parents, which began during their long-distance courtship, and how the experience Read More →

Courtship of Two Doctors

This charming book is replete with enough medical references to interest any student of medical history. Other readers will fall under the spell of the music, automobiles, and social mores of the 1930s.

- Library Journal

Great new book of letters ... This well-done book should be on best-seller lists.

- Kirk Zebolsky

For medical students and residents in training, this is ‘must’ reading. A lesson from those who came before that great obstacles can be overcome and all will be worth it in the end.

- Robert A. Barish M.D.
Chancellor, LSU Health Shreveport

The tenderness, the joy and the hope of these two especially against the background of widespread and potentially fatal TB at home and Hitler's marauding in Europe makes it a love story to be cherished.

- Rose Selcer

Their letters revealed many tips for communication in a marriage: Be Spirit-filled. Be attentive and sensitive. Be honest. Be loving. Be wise. And sometimes, be quiet and just listen

- Daryl Mitchell M.D.