(1977 - )
Lewis Aleman grew up and still resides just outside of New Orleans. In 1999, he received a degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. While there, he published short stories and poems in various publications. At 19, he was offered a publishing contract for his first novel, Alone. After graduating, he taught high school English for five years, where he established and moderated a Writer's Club for four years.