Alex Clermont is a creative writer, and full-time copywriter, born and raised in New York City where he received his BA in English creative writing from Hunter College.
Alex has been a contributing writer to Beyond Race Magazine, Turntable Magazine and several other publications covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians.
Alex's fiction has appeared in the anthologies The Bodega Monthly and Every Second Sunday—a collection by authors from around the world. He has been also appeared in the online literary journal Foliate Oak as well several other print and online publications.
He’s the author of the independently published, Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely. He is has also self-published a short story titled, "Missing Rib,” which features a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.
When did you first start writing?
Kindergarden, if I remember correctly. Didn't start on fiction, however until I was around the age of 13. Started writing comic scripts and later moved on to prose (skipping poetry altogether). Now I write short stories and novels.
What's the story behind your latest book?
"Planet of Thieves" is about five retail employees who wear the uniform of Widgets inc. They’ve all been stealing from the company, but they all steal different things for different reason. Widgets is going to firing everything single one of them one of them is caught in the next five days.
This story is about the lives of these working class people over these five days, but it also uses them to explore the world we live in. A world in which everybody steals - where everybody is a thief. Whether stealing someone's money, property, dignity, idea, or innocence, everybody is a thief cause its hard not to be.
Through the main character Angela, and her co-workers, we see what's it's like to live as a have not, and learn that the world is full of people like them. That, in fact, we live on a planet of thieves.
You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories is a collection of stories about those people who are all trying to find their place in the world. From the comical to the tragic, these vignettes and short stories will take you on a ride through deeply personal narratives that explore the hidden world of those that call New York City their home.
In a maternity ward, a Haitian couple hold on to their newborn and wonder about the life he'll lead. The immigrant parents try to understand what life awaits their infant son, and through their memories, readers are taken on a fast-paced journey within personal stories and political histories that prove that for people some people in Trump's America, there is no safety. There is no hiding place.
Andrew McCarthy thought he found his other half. His other half didn’t agree, and since their break up he’s been wasting away in his Atlanta apartment reliving the past. That stops the day his best friend, Donald, browbeats him into being a groomsman at a wedding.