aboutHarold Eppley

Harold Eppley has been writing stories for as long as he can remember. In third grade he sold hand-printed copies of his “books” to classmates for a quarter each until his mother made him stop. Despite being born in the decadent metropolis of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Harold had a happy childhood. He grew up in the idyllic village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont, where he graduated as valedictorian of his high school class.

He is also a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Olaf College in Minnesota. He received a master’s degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Iowa. With his wife, Rochelle Melander, Harold is the author of 7 nonfiction books, including Our Lives Are Not Our Own. He has worked as a religious professional in various capacities for 23 years, in cities, suburbs and very small towns-- including 4 years as a pastor in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, where Ash Wednesday is set.

Harold currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and children, Samuel and Eliana.


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Harold's story "The Doctor's Son" was chosen one of the best 101 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories and was published in two books in the series.
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