Outside of writing books, Alec enjoys gardening, working on the lawn, playing alto and tenor saxophone in local bands, dabbling in macro photography, restoring/repairing old photos, working on old motorcycles, reading, working on Alicia's and his home, cooking and canning. PHEW!
When it's not snowing and the salt is off the roads, he and Alicia enjoy riding motorcycle up in the Great Northern parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
When able, they travel to as many destinations as time allows visiting his brothers of the road. That entails covering most of the Badger state from Clark County to Bayfield County, as well as the Driftless region. Nothing like a small town diner or a forest full of birds and critters to relax in. Ahhhhh.
Not to worry his fellow Badgers, he and Alicia do cover the grounds of the Timber Rattlers, Packers, and Brewers, too. :) They are proud to say, they are season ticket holders to events in this part of the state and the Capitol area; from sports events to performing arts.
Alec began writing on a Brother typewriter with a manual keyboard back when he was in second grade.
His first story was about Tommy Turtle and Sammy Snake. It didn't get past the walls of the apartment he grew up in.
Back then he also attempted a school newspaper for his class. (That didn't go over too well. :) )
In high school he had an outdoor column in the school paper, that did a little bit better.
As he got older, writing took a back page to other things in life, but then he got into riding motorcycles. That's when an offer came about to write for a multi-state motorcycle magazine.
He did that for two years then left that to pursue writing short stories and full length books.
His style is reminiscent of Samuel Clemens -aka Mark Twain-, Edgar Allan Poe, Will Rogers and the poet John Keats.