Jeff Strausser is an author, a playwright, and a freelance writer. His short stories have been published in various literary journals, and his articles regularly appear in magazines and online journals. In addition, Barron’s Educational Series has published four of his textbooks for middle school and high school students. His writing textbook, Painless Writing, recently went into its third edition.

Jeff has written over forty plays. They have been produced in theatres throughout the United States, England, and Australia. Jeff is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Beth.