Alex B. Stone was born in Poland and lived most of his adult life in the Midwest. He began writing fiction in middle age and carried on until about ten years before his death in 2015. He portrayed characters who were both prosperous and off-center within the larger culture. Said Professor David McFarland: "His stories connect on a level where most people live, in the day-to-day, where small decisions, good and bad, reveal a person's quality, morality and, finally, what or who is loved."