Alex Birch (?-2010) was a British author of spanking fiction who wrote much of his early work under that name for the soc.sexuality.spanking newsgroup. He was the moderator of another USENET newsgroup, alt.sex.spanking.moderated (ASSM) and of a web forum entitled Flaming Cheeks. Alex also wrote a spanking blog entitled Taste of the Birch (closed following his death). All of his stories are currently archived at the Library of Spanking Fiction. His short stories can also be found on the SSS website and some of his longer works have been archived on the Alt Sex Stories Text Repository (ASSTR) site.