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


Bigelow holds a B.A. from California State University Hayward and a Masters Degree in Legal History from The University of Virginia. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Writers (BRW).


Waiting on Nantucket: Season of ‘78 is Bigelow’s most recent book. It takes place on Nantucket Massachusetts in 1978. It is the poignant memoire of a struggling writer who drifts amongst a cast of fascinating characters on a magical island. The characters come alive in this masterful, eloquent and engaging tale. Readers have called Waiting on Nantucket a gripping story of love, suspense and heartache.


Bigelow’s also wrote Killing Time in a Small Southern Town, historical fiction about the tumultuous times of early Integration in Charlottesville.


A third book, Norton’s Lament, is a novel about a young man with psychological issues coming of age in an unknowing and unsympathetic world.


Bigelow’s fourth 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. 


His fifth book, The Great American Mammal Jamboree, is a fable which deals with animal rights and the fight against animal abuse. 


Alden Bigelow supports and donates to 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


Bigelow lives at Lake Monticello, Virginia, with his wife, Marjorie, and their dog, Elvis. His son and daughter-in-law live in Maplewood, New Jersey with three delightful grandchildren.             

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