Christian David Loeffler is an American fiction writer and teacher. Loeffler earned his undergraduate degree in both Biochemistry and English with a concentration in Creative Writing through Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Loeffler is currently pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When he is not writing his own work, he enjoys teaching. Loeffler served as an English teaching assistant at the Winchester Thurston Upper School. He also serves as a teacher during the academic year and summer for the Trio Upward Bound Program at Saint Francis University, where he has taught everything from Science Fiction Literature & Dystopia to Video Game Design. Loeffler's teaching and writing are heavily influenced by interests ranging from science, literature, and philosophy to video games and anime.
Loeffler was born on June 5th, 1998 and spent his early childhood in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, Loeffler moved to Derry, Pennsylvania. Loeffler attended Derry Area High School, where he met a number of teachers who allowed him to develop as a writer and educator. In 2016, Loeffler began attending Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and graduated in May of 2020. Loeffler moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in June of 2020 to pursue higher education and a career as a teacher and writer.
Career & Projects
Loeffler has experience in both teaching and publication. He served as a tutor and teaching assistant for a wide array of classes, with subjects ranging from chemistry to mathematics to English during and prior to his undergrate career.
Other notable positions include his work as a senior staff writer for The Review, a newspaper publication at Saint Vincent College, and serving as an associate editor for The Fourth River literary magazine pulished through Chatham University.
Currently, Loeffler serves as a teacher and tutor counselor for the Trio Upward Bound Program at Saint Francis University, where he helps high school students in a number of subjects.
Loeffler is launched a publishing company, Curious Curls Publishing, in 2021 and continues to create work routinely.
Inspirations & Influences
The following authors and books deserve a big shout-out for serving as my primary sources of inspiration and as direct influences on my writing:
J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A.S. King's Reality Boy