Christian David Loeffler is a fiction writer and teacher. He earned his undergraduate degree in both biochemistry and English at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Loeffler is founder and editor of Curious Curl Publishing, a small press currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. He also serves as a teacher 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.
Career & Projects
Loeffler has also served as a senior staff writer for The Review, a newspaper publication at Saint Vincent College, and as an associate editor for The Fourth River literary magazine published through Chatham University.
Currently, Loeffler is 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 launched a publishing company, Curious Curls Publishing, in 2021 and continues to create personal 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