Writer/Writing Coach/Creative Consultant/Speaker

Alex Simmons is an award-winning author with more than thirty years of experience writing for stage screens, comics, games, and novels.

He’s shared his years of experience globally as a teaching artist and consultant. 

What He’s Been Up To:

  • He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. 
  • Created and wrote the acclaimed adventure comic book series Blackjack. As well as several juvenile mysteries under various pseudonyms for many well-known publishers.
  • He has penned educational documentaries, and his stageplay, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise. It was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama by Signet/Mentor Books.
  • As a teaching artist, he has led numerous workshops and master classes for middle school children and professional educators. Simmons has led master classes in the United States, the Netherlands, Ireland, Senegal, India, Russia, and Serbia.
  • He has served on panels and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment, education, and empowering young people through the arts.
  • He produced the annual family event, Kids Comic Con (which he co-founded), and three comic arts exhibits he has traveled abroad.

Simmons has been a member of various arts and education boards.

  •  The Board of Advisors for the Africa Cartoon Centre in Nigeria. 
  • The U.S. State Department’s Speakers List.
  • The New York State Alliance for Arts Education,
  • The New York States Council on the Arts,
  • The Museum for Comics & Cartoon Art.

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I help writers break through creative blockades, the ‘messy middle,’ and complicated conclusions! So you can achieve your creative and career goals faster and easier.

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