Alden Bigelow is a native of Charlottesville, a writer and retired Advertising Executive.  He moved to New York City in the 70s to work for an Advertising Agency, Ogilvy and Mather, and later returned to Charlottesville to start his own Agency which he ran for over 30 years. 

Bigelow wrote Killing Time in a Small Southern Town as historical fiction about the tumultuous times of early Integration in Charlottesville. He also wrote Norton’s Lament, a novel about a young man with psychological issues coming of age in an unknowing and unsympathetic world. A third book, Growing Up with Jemima, is the whimsical true story of a boy growing up with his dog in the 1950s in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia.  Bigelow has just completed The Great American Mammal Jamboree, a fable, which deals with animal rights and the fight against animal abuse.          

He holds a B.A. from California State University of Hayward and Masters Degree in Legal History from The University of Virginia.  Bigelow lives in Lake Monticello, Virginia, with his wife, Marjorie, and their dog, Elvis.  His son and daughter-in-law live in Maplewood, New Jersey with his three delightful grandchildren.           

Bigelow does weekly radio shows on behalf of all the critters at Caring for Creatures, which, in 1987, became the area’s first private no kill sanctuary.  A portion of the proceeds from all of his publications is dedicated to www.caringforcreatures.org.           


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