Alex Wade

Alex Wade is a freelance journalist and lawyer who advises several national newspapers on legal issues. He lives with his family in Cornwall.

Books by this Author

Surf Nation
Wrecking Machine

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't be afraid of anything, except when strictly necessary

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Walking the dogs

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can, ever so slightly and every now and then, be a bit too emotional about things.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. All Blues (Miles Davis), Peace Piece (Bill Evans), Le Freak (Chic), The Illinois Enema Bandit (Frank Zappa), Voodoo Child (Hendrix)

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Stan Bowles

Author Voices

December 18, 2009

I've been suffering a bit lately from an unusual double whammy - cervical myelopathy (a serious and degenerative spinal condition) and Lyme disease. The former is the more worrying. I was diagnosed with it a few weeks ago and told that to go surfing was to risk paralysis. No wave is that good! However, I had a op yesterday which will hopefully see me back in the water, maybe within six months. I am now bionic with a titanium cage where a disc once was in my neck. Next up, plenty of rehab and vanquishing Lyme. Then it'll be some warm waves for the summer - Barbados, I reckon. I update with what's going down and will check in here... see more


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