In December 2014, Steven included the following with his Christmas message to friends and family: "I owe Mom my life! There isn't anything that I can do to pay her for what she has done for me except keep writing." His mother - Mary Salmon - devoted 47 years of her life to caring for Steven. Sadly, she passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at age 74.
Steve is shown above with Cleone Reed of
Robert D. Reed Publishers
It's a New Life! Mom is Gone
published by Robert D. Reed
will be available on January 12, 2017,
which is Steven's 49th birthday.
Cleone provided the following links:
Amazon Kindle Link
Link to Steve's book on the
Robert D. Reed web site
Also coming soon in 2017 ...
FALL 2016 - Steve spent time "up north" during the end of September visiting his college classmates and teaching their middle level students about the life of an author.
Steve enjoys teaching almost as much as he enjoys writing!
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September 2015 - Steven & his cat Lindy spend many hours working (Steve) and sleeping or guarding the TV remote control (Lindy) near a large window that allows both opportunities to watch birds, squirrels and neighbors walking their dogs.
June 2015: Click the link below to read an article Steve wrote for The Shepherd Express:
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Follow this LINK to read an article about Steve by
Mary Ellen Bell that appeared
in the Isthmus:
Rest in Peace, Mary Salmon
“Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say.” ~ Steven B. Salmon
Just under a year ago, Steven was mourning the untimely death of his mother, but what a difference a year can make! Steve has been oh-so-very busy in recent months, writing, guest lecturing in English classes "up north," writing, attending the annual Writers' Conference at UW, writing, coping with his new life, writing and rewriting. All work and no play, however, would make for some mighty dull prose and poetry, so he's factored in some fun, too. Here's a photo of Steve and a good friend enjoying The World's Biggest Brat Fest in Madison, Wisconsin.
MORE SUMMER 2016 FUN
LATE AUGUST 2015
So much has been happening in Steven's life
- both personally and professionally -
within the past two months.
Steven and his cat, Lindy, have recently moved
and settled into a new home adjacent to a park. While Steve works at his computer each day, Lindy keeps a watchful eye on him from
her cat tree nearby.
Steven's books are currently unavailable;
but please stay tuned and check back.
He is revising previous editions
as well as working on totally new books.Steve was among the authors to receive recognition for success at the annual writers' conference in Madison, WI on March 27.
Steve Salmon, published author with severe Cerebral Palsy shares his story of overcoming challenges to write about the physically
disabled and serves as a voice for many who
often do not have a voice.
DATELINE: June 20, 2013 - An excerpt from Steve's novel The Silent Witness has been posted on The Cambridge Review web site. Follow this link to access the review:
For more information about Steven,
please click the underlined links below:
Steven using Morse Code [1 minute]
Steven discusses effects of budget cuts
on people with disabilities [2 minutes]
Steven is interviewed by Carlene Wild
for NBC-15 News [5 minutes]
Steven using his old voice recognition software [51 seconds]
Steve's kitty, Lindy, was adopted in September 2013 at Shelter from the Storm, an all breed dog and cat rescue located in the Madison, WI area.
Steve taught himself Morse Code and now uses it to type rather than the voice-activated system he previously used. Steve is shown in the first photo below wearing the headset he used with his old voice-recognition system. The second photo shows the buttons he now taps at either side of his head to use Morse Code. Using Morse Code is much faster!