Steven Duff has been “retired” since 1996 following a very intense thirty-plus years’ career in secondary school music education. Since that time, he has explored the other artistic disciplines of writing, drawing, and watercolour; he is also an avid armchair student of history, an enthusiasm that has spilled over into much of his writing and visual art.
As well as over one hundred magazine and newspaper articles concerning history, music, and transportation, Steven now has seven published novels to his credit, and has done “book talks” in such various locations as Oakland (Maryland) Cleveland and Cincinnati (Ohio), as well as Toronto. He also collaborated with two other writer/historians on The Grey Ghosts, a history of the Lower Lakes Co., whose ships deliver road salt to Parry Sound.
Steven’s art-works have been displayed
When not engaged in the arts, Steven enjoys sailing and maintaining his collection of classic boats and has cruised extensively under sail on all the Great Lakes, as well as a memorable trip to New York City.
Steven has two daughters, Christine and Roberta, and two grandchildren. He lives in Parry Sound, Ontario, with his wife Debra and their toy poodle Bruno.