About Louella Bryant   While In Darkness     Children's Books    Other Publications    


Recent Publications: 


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

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices


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Full Bloom

Awarded 2010 Premier Book

Best Fiction of the Year.

Read press praise.


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. 


Available through Amazon or Black Lawrence Press.


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Look for Louella's poem "Welcome Dance" in the anthology

Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses,

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.

All books are available at



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