Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald, an award-winning journalist of 27 years, served the Shreveport Times as columnist and associate editorial page editor. Now an independent editor, writer and publisher, the Louisiana native earned a B.A. in history and American studies from Loyola University-New Orleans and a master’s in history from Louisiana Tech University.

She’s the youngest child of the late Drs. Alice and Joe Holoubek, who met as senior medical students from New Orleans and Omaha and corresponded for two years before their marriage. Fitzgerald drew on this collection of nearly 800 letters to create The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing (Aug. 15, 2012). Proceeds from book sales benefit Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, which her father co-founded, and a local marriage ministry.

Fitzgerald owns Martha Fitzgerald Consulting ( and Little Dove Press ( She edited and published her father’s 2004 novel Letters to Luke (, which won the Writer’s Digest Award for inspirational literature and the Independent Publisher Award for religious fiction.

Fitzgerald  serves on the boards of Shreveport’s LSU Health Foundation and Catholic Charities.

She and her husband enjoy living on a quiet country road in a bend of the Red River in Louisiana. Like her parents, she has an adventuresome spirit and relishes far-flung travel.



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