Stephen Cline grew up in southern California and earned his Master's Degree in Literature from CSUDH. He is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to study Arthurian Literature of the Middle Ages at the University of Puget Sound. He currently lives in Hawaii and is an Assistant Professor of English for Hawaii Community College. Prior to his move to the islands, he lived in Carpinteria, California where he chaired the English department of Laguna Blanca School for seven years after stints at Santa Barbara City College and Ventura Community College. Stephen has been involved in the arts most of his life. He has had numerous short stories, essays, and cartoons published both in the US and in Britain in magazines and anthologies, such as, Short Story, The Surfer's Journal, Petroglyph, The Easy Reader, The Surfer's Path, H20, The Julian News, Skateboarder Magazine, The Fretboard Journal, Lives On Board, and Inside English. His first novel, The Last Orange Grove, about present day and historical California, is available from such sources as Amazon.com. He has also performed professionally as a musician on the West Coast and in the Midwest, being selected in 2001 to perform with his partner, Chuck Roehm, in the Vashon Allied Arts New Works Series Concert in Washington State. He has also recorded and toured more recently as part of the band, Tiger Rising. In addition, he worked in the art studio of the internationally acclaimed artist, James Hubbell, crafting such things as stained glass windows, bronze sculptures, and carved doors.