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Alice Wilson-Fried's Biography

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Jan 2008

Alice Wilson-Fried grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. After attending Grambling College and Tulane University, she worked as an administrator in public relations at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Alice now lives in Alameda, California, with her husband, Frank. She is a mother of two, stepmother of three, and grandmother of eight.

After suffering through menopause for five years, Alice took up tennis, and finally found relief. By extending herself physically and mentally on the courts, she was able to regain control of her life from the inside out. She wrote her debut nonfiction book, Menopause, Sisterhood, and Tennis, to share this experience with other women, and help them recognize and prepare for menopause.

For her first fiction novel, Outside Child, Alice returned to her Louisiana roots to craft a murder mystery set in the corrupt business world of pre-Katrina New Orleans. Alice's childhood in the Magnolia Housing Project and her life thereafter in New Orleans enabled her to open up the world of native-born New Orleans blacks, their communities and their abilities to succeed in their city. Alice is currently working on a sequel to Outside Child, focusing that novel on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


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