Todd Alexander Takes on The Human Psyche with New Novel “Tom Houghton”

“I didn’t want to write a story about Katharine Hepburn and I didn’t want to write a story about Thomas Houghton Hepburn but I thought that the whole concept of emulating your brother to, I guess, sustain his life beyond his death was a fascinating idea that I wanted to explore,” he says. “I wonder what would have happened if someone wanted to emulate him just like his sister? That kind of started the initial idea. I thought: What if a young boy found out about Thomas Houghton Hepburn and was really intrigued by this just like I was as an adult, and as a child I thought: I wonder what impact this would have on that kid.” - Todd Alexander on "Tom Houghton"