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Elaine Hussey

Biography

Elaine Hussey

Elaine Hussey is a writer, actress and musician who likes to describe herself as “southern to the bone.” She lives in Mississippi, where her love of blues and admiration for the unsung heroes of her state’s history served as inspiration for THE SWEETEST HALLELUJAH.

Photo Credit: Roy Turner

Books by Elaine Hussey

by Elaine Hussey - Fiction, Women's Fiction

With Hurricane Camille stirring up havoc, two sisters --- each desperate to break free --- begin a remarkable journey where they’ll discover that in the wake of destruction lies new life, unshakable strength and the chance to begin again. Dreams are reborn and the unforgettable force of friendship is revealed in THE OLEANDER SISTERS, an extraordinary story of courage, love and sacrifice.

by Elaine Hussey - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, 10 years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable: she takes out a want ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter.