Alex Morton lives with his wife between the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and the small Greek island of Ikaria, where he writes, grows organic vegetables, tends olives, raises sheep, and tries to swim most days.
      But his lifestyle wasn’t always quite so bucolic. After an early career in direct mail advertising, he spent many years in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. His first job in the computer industry was as vice president of Borland International, a software company that took off like a skyrocket. He marketed Turbo Pascal, the first Pascal compiler to ever sell millions of copies, and conceived, branded and marketed Sidekick, a product that also sold millions of copies.
      Following Borland, as president of Amber Systems, he conceived and brought to market a product called HomeBase, that was a PC Magazine Product of the Year.
      Alex worked with companies involved in technologies as diverse as fingerprint sensors and spreadsheet addons. He was also senior vice president of an accounting software company, and one of the founders of a company that built some of the foundation software for speech recognition.
      In the course of his tech career, in 1993, Alex Morton founded a computer mouse company that produced a mouse in the shape of a sports car, called the MotorMouse. Under license from their respective automobile companies, Motormouse was available as either a 1984 Corvette, or a Lamborghini Countach. The Motormouse is now a collector’s item.
      Out of his tech industry days came the collection, Sex, Drugs and Unix. One of the stories on this site, Annamaria and the King of Severance, is from that collection. Alex has written for many magazines, including some of the world’s leading sailing magazines. Stories from a series for Pacific Yachting can be found at his blog.
      He claims that he never really understood the art of fiction until he began writing business plans for tech startups.

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