|Born||December 10, 1858
|Died||March 10, 1947
Los Gatos, California
Alice L. MacGowan (December 10, 1858 – March 10, 1947) was an American writer.
She was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, the daughter of John Encil MacGowan and Malvina Marie Johnson. The family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where her sister Grace was born. Alice was educated in public schools in addition to being home schooled by her father, a captain during the American Civil War and editor of the Chattanooga Times from 1872–1903. She was living with her sister at Upton Sinclair's Helicon Home Colony in 1907 when it burned to the ground. Both were taken to Englewood Hospital to recover.
She became a writer of short stories and novels, while collaborating with her sister Grace on most of her works. Together they would write over 30 novels, about a hundred short stories, and some poetry. Briefly married, Alice lived in Texas working as a governess. In 1908, Alice, Grace and their mother relocated to Carmel in California, where they were a member of art community. There she collaborated on works with writer and actor Perry Newberry.
- The last word (1903)
- Judith of the Cumberlands (1908)
- Wiving of Lance Cleaverage (1909)
- The sword in the mountains (1910)
- The million-dollar suitcase (1922) with Perry Newberry
- A girl of the plains country (1924)
- The mystery woman (1924) with Perry Newberry
- Shaken down (1925) with Perry Newberry
- The seventh passenger (1926)
- Who is this man? (1927) with Perry Newberry
- Leonard, John William (1914), Woman's Who's who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914–1915, American Commonwealth Company, p. 520, ISBN 0252093135.
- Baym, Nina (2011), Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927, University of Illinois Press, p. 289, ISBN 0252093135.
- Well Known Daughters of Famous Men: Mrs. Grace MacGowan Cooke, The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 4, 1910: 6.
- Hartzell, John Calvin (2005), Switzer, Charles I., ed., Ohio Volunteer, Ohio University Press, p. 16, ISBN 0821416065.
- Sinclair Colony to try Tent Life, The New York Times.
- Alderman, Edwin Anderson; Harris, Joel Chandler; Kent, Charles William (1910), Library of Southern Literature: Biographical dictionary of authors, The Martin & Hoyt Company, p. 282, ISBN 0252093135.
- Smith, Geoffrey D. (1997), American Fiction, 1901–1925: A Bibliography, Cambridge University Press, p. 432, ISBN 0521434696.