Alexander McConduit is a writer, entrepreneur, and native of New Orleans, Louisiana. McConduit is very active in his community and was named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40 in 2012. He has a reputation for writing children’s books and reading to students at schools, libraries, and festivals across the state. McConduit especially enjoys helping people realize their potential and motivating them to follow their dreams.
In 2012, McConduit founded Big Boot Books and self-published his first book. The same year, he was recognized for founding a youth publishing program called W.R.I.T.E.—Write, Read, and Illustrate to Educate—through which he helps students write, illustrate, and publish their own books using print-on-demand technologies.
In 2013, McConduit was selected as an honorary board member of First Book—Greater New Orleans, an organization that provides new books to children in need. His latest project is a reward-based crowdfunding platform called FundDat, designed for projects created in or about New Orleans. McConduit has been featured in various media outlets, including MSN.com, WDSU, WWL, WGNO, NOLA38, Gambit, New Orleans CityBusiness, and the Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet.
McConduit is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and Loyola University New Orleans. The nephew of Pelican author Denise Walter McConduit, he lives in New Orleans.