New York, New York
Alejandro Pérez is a healthcare consultant by day and an aspiring writer by night. Though his day job requires business casual wear, his writing job only asks him to show up in whatever clothing available.
He has been writing since he was fifteen, when he delved into poetry. At Princeton University, he continued exploring rhythm and sound, taking a creative writing workshop and film production class. Winning the Dale Award, Alejandro spent one summer walking the Way of St. James while writing poems.
After Princeton when he moved to NYC, he started experimenting with fiction and worked on a novel about south Texas and its drug trade. Living above an Indian restaurant, the cardomom soothed him during those initial hard days of learning the craft of writing. He learned to depend less on the muse and more on his sense of discipline (probably a cousin of the muse).
During his time at Columbia University where he sometimes studied for his MPH, he worked on several projects, including three screenplays with another Princetonian and a manuscript for a science fiction novel.
He hopes to publish his science fiction novel and has begun work on another project, which should take him to other planets.