Ted Dunagan remembers when he fell in love with books. It all started with his cousin’s reading of Hansel and Gretel--the seed from which everything else would come.
At the age of 12, Dunagan began reading great authors like Mark Twain, Daniel Defoe, and Robert Louis Stevenson. And, by loving the characters they created, he began to love the art of writing.
Ted Dunagan also writes sports, feature news articles, and a popular weekly column, ‘I’m Fixin To,’ for The Monticello News. In addition, he makes regular appearances at schools where he speaks on reading, writing, and what it was like to be a kid quite some time back.
Dunagan has been praised as an author who masters language in such as way as to tell a story, weaving both the good and bad into compelling prose that impact his readers whether young or old.
Ted Dunagan has twice been named Georgia Author of the Year (2010-2011) for young adult content, an outstanding accomplishment considering he was chosen for his first ever novel: A Yellow Watermelon (a book that was also named one of the first 25 books every young person should read by the Georgia Center), and his second: Secret of the Satlifa (also nominated for the 2010 Christopher Award).
Dunagan also won the 2013 Augusta Literary Festival Yerby Award for his third book: Trouble on the Tombigbee.