Author and Instructor
With graduate degrees from Columbia and the University of Iowa, Steven Verrier has many years of experience as a writer, editor, and proofreader and as a teacher of thousands of students of all ages. Both his writing and his work as an educator have crossed international borders. Having lived overseas for many years, he’s well acquainted, through his own experience in an international marriage and the experience of others, with the immigration bureaucracy described and lambasted in Tough Love, Tender Heart. A second novel, Plan B, draws on his many observations in US public schools and, like Tough Love, Tender Heart, is sure to hold readers spellbound from start to finish. His nonfiction Class Struggle: Journal of a Teacher In Up to His Ears picks up where Plan B leaves off and takes those observations to an altogether different level.
More recently, he’s the author of Professional Wrestling in the Pacific Northwest: A History, 1883 to the Present, published in late 2017 by McFarland & Company. In early 2019 he followed up with a second wrestling book for McFarland—an in-depth biography of “Canada’s Greatest Athlete,” Gene Kiniski. Coming soon is George Gordienko: Canadian Wrestler, Artist and Renaissance Man, slated for publication in late 2021. Next in line—expected to appear in 2022—is a compelling, comprehensive, surprisingly concise narrative tracing how American democracy has taken so many wrong turns over the course of 230-plus years since electors unanimously handed the presidency to George Washington. As he continues to produce his own work, Verrier is eager to continue helping other writers, including first-time authors, gather the tools and confidence they need to write fresh new works over the course of 2022 and beyond.