Lu Anne Stewart is the author of the novel Digging (Fat Dog Books, 2020). She has been writing professionally for more than 30 years in many different roles: newspaper reporter, editor, freelance writer, communications consultant and storyteller.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, Stewart went on to spend seven years as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Since that time, she has enjoyed a long career as a corporate writer while always pursuing her passion for fiction-writing. She lives in Tampa, Florida, with her photographer husband, Richard, and their feisty Chihuahua, Bella. Digging is her first novel. 

Writing Affiliations and Workshops

  • Member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Participated in intensive fiction-writing workshops at The Writers Institute at Miami-Dade College, led by authors Connie May Fowler, Ann Hood and Moriel Rothman-Zecher
  • Blogged about the writing life as a member of The Author Lab online writers collective