Writer; journalist; businessman.  Born December 17, 1943, Coffeeville.  Education: Georgia State University.  Served in the U.S.Army, Vietnam.  Worked in sales and marketing for Chanel, Inc., for 26 years; retired 2003.  Full-time writer after 2003.  Writes features and a column for the Monticello (Georgia) News.  Selected the Georgia Author of the Year in Young Adult Fiction in 2009, 2011, and 2012; received the first Yerby Award, 2013. Yellow Watermelon was named to the inaugural list of “25 Books Every Young Georgian Should Read” by the Georgia Center for the Book.


NewSouth Books website; Ted Dunagan website; Contemporary authors online.


Salvation of Miss Lucretia. NewSouth, 2014.

Secret of the Saltifa.  NewSouth, 2010.

Trouble on the Tombigbee.  NewSouth, 2011.

Yellow Watermelon. NewSouth, 2007.