Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

About Jo

"Jo Huddleston is a great story teller..."
 ~Patricia, a reader

Jo Stone Huddleston
I write sweet Southern romance novels set mostly in the American South in the 1950s and inspirational nonfiction. In my novels, you will find inspiration, hope, and a gentle—yet compelling—story that is intriguing and entertaining. About my nonfiction books, a reader wrote that I offer spiritual tonic and hope.

I like to laugh with people but not at people. The beach is my favorite vacation spot. I don't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. I'm a spectator fan of several sports, my favorite being tennis. I don't like being in the dark and am fearful of snakes!

My West Virginia Mountains series, my endearing Caney Creek series, and my standalone novels and novellas are all sweet Southern 20th-century romance stories.

I have four nonfiction books published: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning PrayersAmen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening PrayersHis Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. I've coauthored with Vickie Phelps Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips and Encouragement for Writers and Simply Christmas: Memories, Traditions, & Stories of the Season.

My writing career includes more than 200 articles and short stories, which have appeared in over 50 well-known Christian and secular publications including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. I'm an online contributor to Christian Devotions Ministries (

My devotions appear in eight anthologies and I wrote devotions on assignment and freelance for the following daily devotionals: Devotions, Open Windows, Pathways to God, The Quiet Hour, The Secret Place, and The Upper Room. I've taught workshops at writers’ conferences and I wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

My career has spanned a variety of work. I was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent.  

I hold a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN) and am a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. I earned an M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. 

Dr. B. James Dawson, President
of Lincoln Memorial University,
presenting me my plaque at the
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please meet my furry friends shown below.