Steven L. Denlinger Writer & Teacher

Steven L. Denlinger grew up Amish-Mennonite in the small town of Hartville, Ohio, and earned his BA in English and history at Malone University, Canton, Ohio. He wrote his Senior Thesis on a revival that took place in his tight-knit community in 1974. He went on to get his MA from Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English, studying both at the Middlebury and Oxford University campuses. His 30-year educational career has included teaching at high schools such as The Archer School (Los Angeles, CA), Hoover High School (North Canton, OH), and Steubenville High School (Steubenville, OH). One of the most formative influences in Steven's life was his experience abroad during his fifth year of undergraduate work when he spent a year abroad as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in London. By the end of that year, the Berlin Wall had fallen—and Steven had gained his B.A. in English and history from Malone College in Canton, Ohio. He currently lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where he teaches English (Science Fiction & Fantasy, Learning to Lie: Finding the Truth through Memoir) and advises the media program at the local high school. Steven is married to Laura Navarre. The couple live with their two cats (Pandora & Delilah) in a rambling house overlooking a quaint village on the banks of the Puget Sound. Steven is currently in the last stages of editing a memoir (How To Tie a Tie), which is based on the blogs he published for Huff Post during a teaching sabbatical from 2007 - 2008.

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