John Logue

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John Dannelly Logue (born July 7, 1933 in Bay Minette, Baldwin County) is an author and long-time editor and creative director for Southern Progress.

Logue is the son of Hanchey and Pauline McLeod Logue of Baldwin County. He studied journalism, English and history at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1955. He began his career as a reporter and sportswriter at the Montgomery Advertiser and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the U.S. Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas as an information officer for two years. In 1956 he began writing radio wire copy for United Press International in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1957 he joined Furman Bisher's sports page at the Atlanta Journal.

In 1967 Logue came to Birmingham to work for the Progressive Farmer Co. as an editor for the newly-launched Southern Living magazine. He took on the role of managing editor with Gary McCalla as editor. In the early 1970s he was named editor-in-chief of the new Oxmoor House publishing division, where he hired Bisher to write an introduction for a book of photographs from the Master's Tournament. He continued as editor when Don Logan was made president of the division in 1978 and, alongside the profitable cookbooks and crafting titles, carefully shepherded several art books into print, featuring works by Ray Ellis, William Bake, Hubert Shruptrine.

Emory Cunningham promoted Logue to creative director over all the company's magazines in the 1980s. He retired in 1992 but continued to serve as a consultant, pitching the idea for the successful Coastal Living title. Logue has also published several novels, including a series of mysteries under the "Morris & Sullivan" heading. He worked with Pat Dye on his 1992 memoir In the Arena, and completed his own memoir, with assistance from Gary McCalla, in 2000.

Logue and his wife, the former Helen Roberts, have three children.


  • Logue, John (1970) Old Man and the Mountain. Southern Living.
  • Logue, John (1979) Follow the Leader. Crown Publishers. ISBN 9780517536452
  • Logue, John (1983) Replay: Murder. Ballantine Books. ISBN 9780345303042
  • Logue, John (1986) Flawless Execution. Ballantine Books. ISBN 9780345321039
  • Logue, John (1987) Boats Against the Current. Little, Brown.
  • Dye, Pat with John Logue (1992) Pat Dye: In the Arena. River City Publishing. 9781881320005
  • Logue, John (1996) Murder on the Links. Dell. ISBN 9780440220626
  • Logue, John (1996) The Feathery Touch of Death. Dell. ISBN 9780440220633
  • Logue, John (1998) A Rain of Death. Dell. ISBN 9780440223979
  • Logue, John with Gary McCalla (2000) Life at Southern Living: A Sort of Memoir. LSU Press. ISBN 9780807125618
  • Logue, John (2015) On Par with Murder. Quid Pro Books
  • Logue, John (2015) The Dust of Lovers. Logue House
  • Logue, John (2021) Lighting's Children. Dorrance Publishing Co. ISBN 9781649134424

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