Alex de Kok is the pseudonym behind which hides a now retired part-time computing tutor. Fiction is his escape from the world of bits and bytes, and erotic fiction his favored genre for writing, although his reading is more eclectic. He cites Robert Heinlein, C J Cherryh, Dean Koontz, George R R Martin and David Eddings as influences, but blames none of them for his erotic fiction, for which he accepts full responsibility. Like every other writer he knows, he loves feedback, particularly constructive feedback. Even when it hurts.