S.L. (Sid) Stebel, Turned 90, Announces He Will Not Retire

Stebel announces he will not follow in the footsteps of writers Phillip Roth and Alice Munro

Stebel announces he will not follow in the footsteps of writers Philip Roth and Alice Munro

This just in: S.L. (Sid) Stebel, responding to inquiries from unnamed sources, announced today that having just turned 90 makes him more, not less eager to continue writing.

In light of the recent retirement announcements by top novelist Philip Roth, and the beloved short story writer Alice Munro, Stebel wishes to assure whatever fans he may have that he will continue his daily writing stints until he has finished Captain Jett, Crime Buster!, a novel about radio during the fractious 1932 Presidential Campaign, or until “they find me comatose with my forehead up against my computer screen.”

Blessed with reasonably good health, happily wed to the prize-winning fiction writer Karen K. Ford, and with his health care covered by Medicare and the Writers Guild of America, WWII veteran Stebel has assembled a crack medical team that has assured him that “So far, so good” is as much assurance as anyone in his position could expect.

Stebel is a five times published novelist, produced playwright and screenwriter, and former Lecturer in the Masters of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Called the “best writing teacher that ever was!” by Ray Bradbury, Stebel is also author of “Double Your Creative Power!” writing reference used at NYU, USC, U of Maryland, and others, and a founding workshop leader at the famed Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference.

In related news: four of Stebel’s previously published novels were recently re-released as Kindle ebooks, with print-on-demand versions in the works. Said Stebel, “See? I told you: I’m not going anywhere (as far as I know.)”

For further info or to book S.L. Stebel for speaking engagements or cocktail parties, contact: Karen K Ford at kk4dwriter@roadrunner.com