Back in the distant mists of time, Alex spent three years at art college in Maidstone; a college that David Hockney once taught at, and later described in a piece for The Sunday Times as the 'most miserable' episode of his life. Here, Alex was responsible for producing - among other things - the college's first theatrical production in which the lead character accidentally caught fire. Following college, he found employment in the advertising industry as a copywriter. He has turned to writing fiction in the twilight years of his writing career.
His novella, Sleeping with the Blackbirds - a black, comic urban fantasy, was initially written for his children in 2011 and published by PenPress. In 2018 it was longlisted for the Millennium Book Awards and was selected the following year by The Indie Author Project to be distributed to public libraries across the US and Canada. It has since become a Kindle bestseller in the US.
In 2014 his short story, Scared to Death - the fictionalised account of the first British serviceman to be executed for cowardice during the First World War, was published in an anthology (The Clock Struck War) by Mardibooks along with 22 other short stories to mark the centenary of the Great War.
In 2015, his eclectic collection of blog posts appeared in paperback under the title Random Ramblings of a short-sighted Blogger.
Alex's psychological thriller, The Chair Man set in London following the terrorist attack in 2005 was published as an e-book by Fizgig Press in 2019 and as a paperback in 2020. It is his first full-length novel, and was a Finalist in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
During the Covid epidemic, Alex conducted 100 author interviews on the net and published them in book form under the title 100 Ways to Write a Book in which he explores authors' backgrounds, motivations, and working methods. All author proceeds go to PEN International.
In 2022, he published his second full-length novel, A Brand to Die For, a comic murder mystery set in the advertising world of 1983.
Alex's claim to fame is that he is quite possibly the only person on this planet to have been inadvertently locked in a record shop on Christmas Eve.
Alex can also be found on the Independent Author Network