Aileen Kilgore Henderson

Aileen Kilgore Henderson grew up in Alabama. During World War II her work in the Women's Army Corps included airplane engine mechanic, photo lab technician, and theater manager. After attending Judson College and graduating from the University of Alabama, she taught school in Alabama,Texas, and Minnesota. Marriage to a National Park Service ranger/naturalist provided the opportunity to live in several national parks, which has enriched her writing. She is the author of numerous magazine articles and seven books, including The Summer of the Bonepile Monster, which won the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature and the Alabama Library Association Award, and Hard Times for Jake Smith, which also won the Alabama Library Association Award. She is a member of Alabama Writers' Forum and the Guild of Professional Writers for Children and has served for a long time on the board of the Tuscaloosa Friends of the Library. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Books from Blair

Eugene Allen Smith's Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped a State (NewSouth Books)