For many years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books.
Simmons has written three movie novelizations for Disney and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington. He has also written numerous comic book stories for DC Comics, Archie Comics, and Graphic Classics, as well as his own original creations.
As a voiceover talent, Simmons has be heard on a wide range of projects from O'Henry Bars, to podcasting financial information.
Simmons has traveled globally as a guest speaker and teaching artist. He has developed and conducted creative writing workshops (prose, comics, journalism, and playwriting), as well as consulted on a number of creative arts programs, curricula for children, and professional development workshops for educators.
Currently, Simmons is the founder of the annual Kids Comic Con, founder and curator of the Color of Comics Exhibition. He also served on the board of the New York State Alliance for Arts and Education for five years; is a consultant for the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation; and is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.