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Steve (far left) at the Fall Gathering of Authors in Texarkana.  Kathy Patrick is dressed in pink in the middle.

Charlene Harris (sitting in middle dressed in blue) is inducted into the 2010 Arkansas
Writers Hall of Fame.

Tim and Pam Ernst pose with young fans at their annual open house  at Cloudland in Pettigrew, Arkansas.  There are no better photographers, check out their website: www.timernst.com/.

One of Steve's mentors, Arkansas Poet Laureate Peggy Vining, at the 2008 Arkansas Literary Festival's Author's Party.

Greg Graham with the Little Rock Writing Project/UALR speaks at the PCCUA's Literary Symposium at Stuttgart Arkansas in March 2008.

Jefferson Elementary PTA invited Steve to sign his children's book at their annual Book Fair.  What wonderful assistants he had!

Steve, third from left, with many great Arkansas authors.  Event at the Central Arkansas Library System on 11/10/07.

Above, Steve poses with his books beside the Heimingway desk at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott, Arkansas.  Notice Domino checking things out in the background.

Books are good!Katie McManners with the Arkansas Literary Festival, Steve, and Andrea Campbell at the Arkansas Book and Paper Show in Jacksonville, AR.

The professor in the bathroom with deadly gas.Laura Underwood and Judi King work with Steve to solve the mystery of the bathroom death at Sleuths Mystery Bookstore.  Steve had the honor to be among the first book signer at this wonderful new bookstore on Markham in Little Rock.  Check it out and be sure to view the restroom facility--but be careful!  Many activities take place at the bookstore, including Clue tournaments.

Gloria Gushue, owner of Don Quixote's Restaurant (one of Steve's favorite).  Photo taken during the 1st Annual Bootlegger Daze Festival in Calico Rock, Arkansas.  Notice authors of Twin Lakes Writers in the background.  They include Wiley Russell, who wrote Izard County Badlands, and Chuck Butkus, author of The Thinking Rocks.

Wiley Russell in an existential momentSteve contemplates getting rid of writing competition!  Photo on the bluff above the White River near Calico Rock, Arkansas.  Check out Wiley Russell's website:  www.wileyrussell.com/

O. Henry Prize winning author Cary Holladay gives words of encouragement to Steve.  He served as her guide at the 2007 Arkansas Literary Festival.  Steve also had the honor to escort authors Tom Franklin, Jack Pendarvis, and non-fiction Spur Award winner Conger Beasley.

A young reader poses by the ALF sign outside the library.  Some have argued that she looks a lot like Steve's daughter.

From left:  Reginald Martin, Ron Davis, Patricia Spears Jones, and Jashub Israel.  Steve served as their literary festival guide in 2007.

Thank you, Kathy and Peggy, for your support at Prairie Pages Booksellers in Pierre, South Dakota.

Phillips Community College writing conference, Stuttgart, Arkansas.  From left:  Laura Parker Castoro, Susan Leder, Ellen McWhirter, and Monica Petter.

Steve with his assistantsSteve's daughters are a lot of help at book signings!

From left to right, Steve with his incredibly talented critique group:  Steve, Carol, Lorna, Mike, Rhonda, and Ellen.  Photo taken at the 2006 White County Creative Writers Conference.  We totaled 19 awards spread out over 13 contests this day! At 2007 Arkansas Writers Conference, 4 members placed in 15 awards out of over 30 contests.

I'm his ghost writer.2003 Arkansas Writers' Conference.

Ace Atkins & SteveSteve served as Ace Atkins' 2005 Arkansas Literary Festival guide.

Steve served as their Arkansas Literary Festival guide in 2005.  From left to  right:  Steve, Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, and James Whorton, Jr.

Skylar signs it:  To Dusty.Skylar 'helps' Dusty and his wife Pat sign books.  In 2007 Dusty won two Spur Awards for a novel and short story!

Steve served as 2005 Arkansas Literary Festival Guide for Pulitzer Prize nominated author Bill Sloan.

Award-winning photo by Stan Whisnant.  It was not a crazy baby contest either.Those stories my daddy tells.  They just make me want to scream.

Make fun of us and we'll make you a villian in a story.Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas' (FWCA) Executive Board 2003.  Steve served as President for two years and Vice-President for two years.  From left to right:  Steve Whisnant, Jane Rowland, Jim Bell, and Warren Watkins.

The future of publishing is in their hands!Power lunch at Sparkys Roadhouse Cafe during the 2005 Ozark Creative Writers' Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Beginning clockwise with Steve:  Helen, Margaret, Betty, Dan, Gale, Eddie, Mary, and Peggy.  Notice Trish wearing yellow in the back room under the fan.  Got you, Trish!

Steve served as a festival guide for Nate Powell at the 2006 Arkansas Literary Festival.  Nate is an artist for graphic (cartoon) novels. Other duties assigned for Steve included picking up writers George Singleton and Michael Kaufman at the Little Rock airport.

Arkansas author, Gary Weibye, showed Steve "The View" from Gary's back porch in Newton County.  Steve had conducted a presentation at the county library.

Mike, who owns Cliff House Inn and Restaurant with his wife Becky, stands next to the book rack, which includes Steve's.  Thank you Mike and Becky!  The restaurant is one of Steve's five favorite in Arkansas.  A must stop if you visit Jasper, Arkansas, in Newton County.

Ozark Mountaineer Bookstore manager, Avis Seay, enjoys a laugh with Steve and his father-in-law, Tom Mann, at a 2007 booksigning in Branson, Mo.

Ed Madden on left.  Steve had the great opportunity to serve as Ed's guide at the 2008 Literary Festival.

Steve explains how Domino saved the day to The Storyteller editor, Regina Williams, at the 2008 Maumelle Writing Conference.

From left:  Steve, Amy Light Gray, Sara Gipson, Madelyn Young, Pam Withroder, and Ellen Withers.  Steve's wonderful critique group took many awards at the 2009 White County Creative Writers' Conference.