Curtis Harrell

Curtis Harrell is a native southerner now living in the Mojave Desert outside of Los Angeles, California. After receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas in 1985, he moved out of the academic world and supported himself, at various times, as an insurance appraiser, auto-parts store manager, and carpenter. In 1994 he returned to teaching as an instructor at an experimental private high school. Currently he teaches at The Odyssey Academy, a private school he created that is totally resident on the internet; and he substitutes in the local elementary school district. He credits his wife, Vicki, and his two daughters, Autumn and Summer, for his return to writing.

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