Alexander Wade Stick was born in 1961 in Baltimore, MD. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University (B.A. '83); the University of Miami (M.A. '87); and served in the United States Marine Corps (Hon. Discharge).
His first published writing appeared in the high school newspaper.
Years later, his writing career was resurrected after a series of critically acclaimed open-mike performances at the nation's longest running poetry jam nightclub.
He followed up with a popular satirical newspaper column The Tangent,
and then went on to write six novels, including: Iron Rain
, High Speed Silence
, No Good Way To Die
, Her Little Angel,Good Night Amsterdam
, and The Unentitled
. He has also published under the pseudonym Alex Wade, and Area Mann.
In 2002 Alexander was awarded the President William McKinley Memorial Award in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to his community.