Steven Verrier has worn many hats in life, but he’s not afraid to show how little hair he has left on top. With graduate degrees from Columbia and the University of Iowa, he’s worked as a high school teacher and a college instructor, an editor and a musician, a laborer and group home attendant, and plenty more. He’s never been a stuntman or a human cannonball, but he’s not finished yet. Having lived overseas for many years before returning to the United States, 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 you 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 - and readers - to an altogether different level. More recently, he is the author of Professional Wrestling in the Pacific Northwest: A History, 1883 to the Present, published in late 2017 by McFarland & Company. He is following up with a second wrestling book for McFarland—an in-depth biography of Canada’s Greatest Athlete, Gene Kiniski.


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