Steve Logston grew up in Chester, West Virginia. He attended Oak Glen High School, Shepherd University, and the University of Dayton, where he earned a Master’s degree in Education. He retired after 35 years of teaching in Wellsville, Ohio. A Year of the Teacher is his first fictional novel. He enjoyed writing this novel and creating the characters. His knowledge of teaching, music, and coaching aided immensely in developing the story. Steve previously had published a book, Even Her Tears Were Yellow, which detailed the story of his step-daughter, who passed away during a liver transplant in 2013. He and his wife, Joni, live in Highlandtown, Ohio.