Lawren Wood Largue
As a child, Lawren Wood Largue explored the world outside her sleepy Mississippi Delta town through books. When she received a little red typewriter as a Christmas gift in third grade, she began putting her own stories on paper. She went on to earn a full scholarship to the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communication and Information Sciences. While there, she met her future husband, who introduced her to his hometown, which just so happens to be the birthplace of American Mardi Gras.
For more than 15 years, Largue has shared the stranger-than-fiction stories of the Deep South as an editor and writer at several upscale Southern lifestyle magazines. While regularly chronicling the lives of the monarchs and royal court from one of the most exclusive secret Mardi Gras societies, she became privy to elusive traditions that most outsiders have never seen, much less experienced. This fascinating culture inspired her to write her debut novel, Redemption of the MoonPie Queens.
She lives in Lower Alabama with her husband, three children and a rowdy lab mix, Teddy Roosevelt. When she’s not writing or chauffeuring kids, she enjoys reading and baking. In fact, she makes an almost-famous banana pudding, but don’t ask her for the recipe—that’s her own secret.