Stephen F. Abney, born September 26, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a freelance writer and Instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, where he lives. He has taught writing styles from copywriting to creative writing and is an ardent film and music fan. An alumnus of the University of California at Santa Barbara, he attended graduate school at San Jose State University. Mr. Abney has been married to Ann Louise Haight for over thirty years and has two daughters, Stephanie McCord of San Francisco and Sarah Abney who currently resides in New York City.