About The Author

I’ve been researching and writing about Fairhope history since 2006, a year after I moved here. Clay City Tile is a culmination of 14 years of research on this unique building block. You would think that once the book is published you’re done right? Nope, I’m still researching the Brown family, Clay City and Fairhope history at large. Recently, I learned that there is a man with up to 9,000 new Clay City Tile for sale. The family supplied wood for the kilns and were paid in…you guessed it Clay City Tile. Interested in buying a lot? Let me know and I will connect you. I’m learning to like the “Clay City Tile guy” nickname.

Alan’s book Stump the Librarian was published in 2018. He writes regularly at stumpthelibrarian.com.