Alex is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the City News Bureau of Chicago, the Washington DC bureau of the Baltimore Sun; Newsday; NBC in Tucson; and many other media organizations. He is the author of Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials (Walker 2009) and the novel Bad Day for the Home Team (Zumaya 2010.) Originally from New York, Alex lives in Bisbee, Arizona.
I just got word today that I am a semi-finalist for an Amtrak Residency for Writers. They chose 115 people out of 16,100 applicants. Out of those, they will select 24 people for a get away for up to five days on a private sleeping car doing nothing but seeing the country and writing. Amtrak [...]More »