Hiram College

Michael Olin-Hitt is a professor of English at the University of Mount Union where he teaches creative writing, American Literature and Native American Literature. He has published short stories in such journals as “The Notre Dame Review,” “The Nebraska Review,” “Puerto Del Sol,” “Windhover” and “The Other Side.”

His novel, “The Homegoing,” was published in 2012. In addition to fiction, he has published two books on mystical awareness, “The Word of God Upon My Lips” and “A Fish Made of Water.” Olin-Hitt was born in Dayton, Ohio, earned his B.A. at Otterbein College and his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. All of his fiction is set in Ohio, and his novel, “The Homegoing,” is a mystery set in Laurelville, Ohio—a small town in Logan County, where he spent his summers with his grandparents as a boy. The common theme to his writing, in addition to the Ohio setting, is a deep interest in the interplay between spiritual experience and human struggle. Olin-Hitt currently lives in Clinton, Ohio with his wife, Jennifer, their two children, Samuel and Lydia, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Zia and a cat named Kitty Yin.