Hey everybody, my name is Alex, and I like to write!

I grew up in the suburbs of Seattle and have lived in Western Washington my entire live. As such, I drink obscene (some would say heroic) quantities of coffee and never use an umbrella. I currently live in Tacoma with my wife and 2 year old son.

My debut novel, Paradise Squandered, was recently (self) published, and I have since learned just how terrible I am at the business side of writing. I couldn't believe how long it took me just to come up with a description.

I've been a periodic reader of the AW blog for quite a while now, but I only now summoned up the courage to begin participating in the forum.