Steve De Jarnatt
Steve De Jarnatt grew up in the small logging town of Longview, WA, where he briefly held the state high school record in the 440-yard dash. He attended Occidental College, graduated from the Evergreen State College, and recently returned to school for a Creative Writing MFA at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Known primarily for his involvement with a few ‘80s “cult” films—Strange Brew (1983), Cherry 2000 (1987), and Miracle Mile (1988)—he also worked in extensively in television during a 30 year career, writing or directing ER, American Gothic, The X-Files, Nash Bridges, Æon Flux, Lizzie McGuire, and a dozen pilots. Recently fiction has become the prime creative focus, with work published in The Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New England Review, and other literary magazines. A short story collection, Grace for Grace, is out now from Acre Books. More information on past and present projects can be found at a new (in progress) website, stevedejarnatt.net.