Duncan W. Alderson (Lancaster County, PA)
Author of Magnolia City
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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM
- Alderson will tour Texas in April for his novel Magnolia City. He is available for interviews in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.
- Alderson is the first novelist to give the world a glimpse of Texas in the 1920s, exploring this “Hidden Houston.”
NEWS HOOKS & TALKING POINTS
- Novelist from Pennsylvania digs into southern roots and takes a unique look at the Old South and his hometown
- How finding photos of his mother dressed as a flapper sparked the idea for this writing teacher’s first novel
- The players in “Hidden Houston” – an elite population of cotton kings and oil barons newly rich from the Splindletop strike.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Duncan W. Alderson was born in Houston, Texas where he began his career writing fashion advertising at Sakowitz. He then escaped Texas to become an expat in England. He researched his Master’s Thesis in the Reading Room of the British Museum. Returning to North America, Duncan taught for 12 years at the Toronto Waldorf School, then founded the Rabbit Hill Writers’ Studio in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he hosted creative writing workshops for adults. He still lives in Pennsylvania with his wife.
PRAISE FOR Magnolia City
“Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go.” —Maria V. Snyder, New York Times best-selling author
“Magnolia City is a compelling and evocative portrait of Houston in the 1920s. In turns thrilling, heartbreaking and uplifting, you will not want to put this book down until you’ve seen Hetty through all her trials and triumphs.” —Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea
“Duncan Alderson deftly brings to life a lost and fascinating time and place, Texas in the early years of the twentieth century. Magnolia City is a page-turner from the start.” —Holly Chamberlin, author of The Beach Quilt