Editor, writer. Born– May 15, 1941, Anniston. Parents– James Robert Maxwell and Cornelia (Thompson) Alston. Education– St. Mary’s High School; junior college in Raleigh, N.C.; University of North Carolina, B.A. in English with honors in writing, 1963. Worked for the children’s book department at Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964-1965; Harper & Row, 1965-1969; T.Y. Crowell, 1969-1970; Reader’s Digest Books, 1970-1973. Project editor for Oxmoor House in Birmingham for Southern Antiques and Folk Art,  designated one of the 50 best art books in 1976 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Worked for the Anniston Star, 1977-1982.


Edith Alston, Anniston, Ala.


Come Visit a Prairie Dog Town. New York; Harcourt, 1984.

Emergency Room. New York; Harcourt, 1984.

Growing Up Chimpanzee. New York; T. Y. Crowell, 1975.

Let’s Visit a Space Camp. Mahwah, N.Y.; Troll Associates, 1990.

Me and the Reluctant Robin.  London:  Me-Too Books, 1974