Donald A. Ranard's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New World Writing Quarterly, Vestal Review, The Best Travel Writing, and many other publications. His play Elbow. Apple. Carpet. Saddle. Bubble. was one of three finalists in Veteran Repertory's 2021 playwriting contest. Based in Arlington, Virginia, he has lived in 10 countries in Asia, Europe, and the United States.