Steve Abbott’s writing interests have centered on local history, antique collecting, short stories, song lyrics, and a little poetry. He has a B.A. in English from Butler University, an M.A in English from CSUS, was a high school English teacher for thirty-two years, and still evaluates writing skills for prospective California teachers through CBEST.
An interest in Fair Oaks led him to write a brief history of Fair Oaks on its historical society’s website. Additionally on that site under “Articles,” appear his published piece on the Fair Oaks Fruit Company and an unpublished paper on the origins of Fair Oaks.
So far he has published eight articles on Sacramento or California pre-Prohibition whiskey companies and has three more in line.
He has two pieces of music on YOUTUBE, the first a bluegrass piece and the second a piece for classical guitar and baritone, his lyric.
He recently entered a short story contest and submitted a piece of “creative non-fiction” to a literary magazine. He has two other short stories completed and is near completion of another.
His interests in the writing club are to receive criticism from established writers and guidance about publication sources.