Donald A. Ranard is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New World Writing Quarterly, Vestal Review, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Washington Post, The Best Travel Writing, and many other publications. His play, ELBOW. APPLE. CARPET. SADDLE. BUBBLE., was named one of three finalists in Veteran Repertory’s 2021 playwriting contest. Based in Arlington, VA, he has lived in 10 countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.