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Steve Maze Pens New
Book About Hank Williams, Sr.

Arab author, Steve A. Maze, often referred to as " Alabama's Storyteller" recently completed his sixth book.  The book, which Maze spent five years writing, chronicles the life of Hank Williams, Sr. and his band the Drifting Cowboys.

Maze, who conducted many  interviews for the book said, "I feel this book is the most in-depth account of the Drifting Cowboys yet published. (Thirteen feature articles, 31 mini-bios, and almost 100 photos). It also offers a unique glimpse into the life of Hank Williams from those who shared the stage with him from 1938 until his untimely death on January 1, 1953. Not only does this 168-page book include stories about individuals who were in Hank's very first band, but those who were there to see his star rise to the top as well as those who were with him at the end."

Maze, who is publisher of the monthly magazine Yesterday's Memories, has completed five other books: Local Legends showcases stories about local North Alabama characters, Memorable Encounters - A Behind the Scenes Look at the Stars tells the behind the scenes stories of various stars that Maze has had the opportunity to interview, Memories From the Past and Memories From the Past II feature stories and pictures of three generations of farm life in the area,  The Best of Yesterday's Memories is a compilation of the best stories from past issues of the popular local magazine

Yesterday's Memories, is a monthly magazine filled with humorous stories, historical information, folk tales, pages of old photos, mouth watering recipes and much more.  Issues of Yesterday's Memories are available at many businesses across North Alabama or are available by subscription at a cost of $18.00 per year.

Maze has appeared on a number of television shows to share insights on the people and events about which he has written. He is very popular for his humorous, down-to-earth style of speaking, and has spoken to numerous organizations. Among them include historical societies, schools, colleges, churches, various civic groups, and many others.

Maze has graciously granted permission to reprint several of his favorite articles in the Special Features section of Arab Today.  The first article features Mr. Ralph Hammond.  Hammond was named the Alabama's Poet Laureate from 1992 to 1995 by the Alabama Writers' Enclave and was appointed to the honorary position by the Governor of Alabama.  In addition to being an accomplished writer and poet, Hammond has led a varied life, having rubbed elbows with many of the great men of recent history. Click here for the Ralph Hammond story.

To subscribe to Yesterday's Memories, purchase a book or inquire about a speaking engagement by Steve Maze, visit or call (256) 586-2403 or email




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