My Bio

Piper G. Huguley’s biographical historical fiction, By Her Own Design: a novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register (William Morrow Publishing) tells the inspiring story of the Black fashion designer of Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress. By Her Own Design was a Booklist top 100 Editor’s Choice selection for 2022 and was named one of the top 100 books of 2022 in Canada by the Globe and Mail newspaper.


She is also the author of Sweet Tea by Hallmark Publishing and the author of two historical romance series: “Migrations of the Heart”, about the Great Migration and “Home to Milford College”. Her next historical fiction book, American Daughters (2024), is the story of the decades-long interracial friendship between Alice Roosevelt and Portia Washington, the rebel teenage daughters of President Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington, respectively. She is a literature professor at Clark-Atlanta University and blogs about the history behind her novels at http://piperhuguley.com . She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son. 

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  1. Piper, I looked all over your site for the History Lover’s Grand Tour and Scavenger Hunt and could not find it. I hope I’m not blind as a bat and just couldn’t see it!
    But I did enjoy reading a couple of your blogs.
    Wishing you best of luck on book sales.

    • Hi Mairi,

      I put it in the highlighted words of my last sentence, but I have to go and put the others on. Still learning can’t you tell? Thanks for stopping by and reading some of my blogs. Best of luck on the rest of the tour!

  2. Ms. Hughley, where can I purchase your books about the Bledsoe Sisters? They sound like just my cup of tea.

    • Victoria,

      You have made my day! However, I’m about to disappoint you, because the Bledsoe Sisters books are not available–yet. Believe me, I am continuously looking out for people who may want to take the chance and publish them. However, if I can’t find the right home for them by a certain time, I will take on the publication of them myself. Please know that whenever that time comes, and by whatever means the books get out there, I will let you know. Make sure that you are following me on twitter (@writerpiper) and that you have liked my Facebook page (Piper Huguley). Thank you for your lovely comment and for stopping by!

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  5. Piper,
    I just finished By Her Own Design last night, and I’ve spent today contacting people to recommend it for their personal reading as well as a Book Club selection. I was captivated from the beginning. What a truly long overdue story of an remarkable woman. Congratulations!
    How do I access your historical blog posts? And do you have an Instagram account?

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