Derek Streidl was born and raised in Ohio, in the greater Cleveland area. He became interested in writing at a young age and began submitting work in his early adolescence for publication. At age 22, Streidls' first short story, Have a Warm Stay, Sir, was published in The Mill; a literary journal ran by the English Department of his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University. He credits much of his style to the beat writers of the 20th century and writes mainly in fiction. Streidl is also an associate member of the Academy of American Poets since 2015.
The Mad Ones is a collection of poetry exploring the trials and tribulations that often come with the up's and down's of relationships.
Sinner Like Me is a collection of short stories and poetry revolving around peoples’ obsession with sin in all its forms. Each piece searches to display this through dramatized scenarios involving addiction, greed, obsession, toxic relationships, hubris and more. Furthermore the book begs the question to the reader, can we really be saved by our sins rather than consumed by them?
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