Valerie Battle Kienzle


Valerie Battle Kienzle is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. She spent the last thirty-five years employed in various writing-related positions–newspaper reporter, corporate public affairs manager, advertising account representative, school district communications writer, freelance writer and author. She has written two books for Arcadia Publishing: St. Charles (2012) and Columbia (2014); and one book for Reedy Press: What’s With St. Louis? (2016). Valerie is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), the State Historical Society of Missouri and the St. Charles (MO) County Historical Society. Her interests include reading (history, non-fiction), music (all genres), gardening, travel and genealogical research. An animal lover, she and her husband share their St. Louis-area home with a dog and a cat.


Author Valerie Kienzle helps explain the origins of some St Louis peculiarities from One Way Streets in Downtown to the name "Hoosiers." Be sure to get a copy of her book "What's With St. Louis?"

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Kienzel joined the program to discuss various categories of quirk ranging from food to sports to history of the area.

Valerie Battle Kienzle’s new book, What’s With St. Louis: The Quirks, Personality, and Charm of the Gateway City is a fun, easy, breezy read with plenty of photos and facts.


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