Brennan Avans is from the Sonoran Desert of Mohawk Valley, Arizona. He recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to study creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Brennan is proud to be an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma. Blending an array of cultural and philosophical influences, from his Native American and Mexican heritage to music and life experiences, he imagines his stories in absurdist fashion that challenges the narrative of the human experience and evaluates the truths in ourselves. With a wandering mind, constantly stumbling to and from different artistic pursuits and interests, he plans to write the next great magical realism novel at some point in the future.