Stephen Harrigan has devoted much of his life to exploring and explaining Texas, ever since his family
crossed the Red River from Oklahoma in 1953. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and
fiction, including the critically acclaimed novels A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Remember Ben Clayton, and the
New York Times best seller The Gates of the Alamo. He is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and an
award-winning screenwriter who has developed many movies for television. Old Town Books carries his
most recent book, published in 2019, entitled Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas.