Alan Lemerande is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Creative Writing and Literature at Antioch University with an expected completion date of December 2021. He believes in the importance and value of words to create thoughts and reality, an opinion which has been reinforced and enhanced during his time at Antioch. Alan’s great passion, other than words, is travel. He has been to Alaska and Florida, and most places in-between, but his favorite experience was sandsurfing down the dunes in the Sahara to an audience of camels. This adventure, as well as other experiences, has taught him the importance and joy of the harmony and balance between mind and body, an aspect he hopes gives his words life beyond the pixels that give them form. He enjoys cooking and cinema in his spare time.