Patrick Alexander-Lane is an English born writer who has raised his children in France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and California before settling in Miami, Florida. He has worked on four continents as, - an international financial consultant, a corporate executive and as a university professor and administrator. These wildly different experiences inspired a series of short stories published in the UK by Mainstream Publishing as "Recollections of a Racketeer".
Patrick's second book, 'Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time' was published by Vintage Books in New York in 2009 and will be followed by two other books on Proust: 'Marcel Proust on Twitter' and 'The Illustrated Proust' in collaboration with the Californian painter, David Richardson. Patrick is also engaged in re-writing all seven volumes of "In Search of Lost Time" on Twitter at 'ProustTweet'.
Patrick's first novel,'The Nigerian Letter' was released in March 2011. Apart from being an exciting page-turner of a thriller - it is also remarkable for having almost no references to Marcel Proust!
Currently Patrick is working on a Guide to Wine Appreciation based on the successful 6-week program that he has been teaching for the past several years.
When not visiting his grandchildren in France and Charleston S.C., Patrick and his wife Jude live in Miami where he teaches classes in Wine Appreciation, Creative Writing and Marcel Proust.
Patrick's website is: www.MrWrite.us
His Proust website is: www.ProustGuide.com
His wine website is: www.GablesWine.com