Steinbeck Now Publishes First Print Book and eBook

Cover image from Steinbeck: The Untold Stories

Steinbeck: The Untold Stories, a book of short stories about John Steinbeck’s life, family, and friends, has been published by in print and eBook format. Written by Steve Hauk, a playwright and fiction writer from Pacific Grove, California, the 16 short stories dramatize incidents in Steinbeck’s life—some real, some imagined—that take place over six decades, from the author’s childhood in Salinas, California to the years in New York, where his circle of family and friends included Burgess Meredith, Joan Crawford, and Elaine Steinbeck, the widow with whom Hauk had a memorable conversation 30 years after John Steinbeck’s death. Illustrated by Caroline Kline, an artist on California’s Monterey Peninsula, Steinbeck: The Untold Stories represents a milestone in the mission of to foster fresh thinking and new art inspired by Steinbeck’s life and work. If you are in a position to review or write about the book for publication in print or online, email for a review copy. Please identify the print publication or website, the date when your print piece or post will appear, and whether you prefer print or eBook format. Steinbeck: The Untold Stories is available through, in Monterey-area bookstores, and at Hauk Fine Arts in Pacific Grove and the National Steinbeck Center and Steinbeck House in Salinas, California.

Steve Hauk will autograph copies from 11:30 a.m. till 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore on Dolores Street between 5th and 6th Streets in Carmel, California.


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  1. Jody Gorran says:

    Great idea! I look forward to reading it! Good luck with it!

  2. Congratulations on your new venture, publishing your first print book, Will! Looks like a fine addition to the Steinbeck legacy and evolution.

  3. Wendy Howe says:

    I’ve seen a proof of Steinbeck – The Untold Stories, and it is a visual feast and a literary feat. I can’ t wait to buy a copy! Congratulations to Steinbeck Now and author Steve Hauk.

  4. Herb Behrens says:

    If I walk into Steve’s studio, may I buy a copy of his book from him? I am looking forward to getting the first edition, first issue. Maybe Steve would autograph a copy?

    • The book can be purchased at independent bookstores in the Monterey area and at Hauk Fine Arts, 206 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove. It is also available in print book and eBook format at

  5. Wes Stillwagon says:

    Wow!! Thank you.

  6. Congratulations Steve and Will!

  7. I had the good fortune of reading Steve Hauk’s Steinbeck: The Untold Stories the first week it came available. I had a hard time distinguishing in Steinbeck’s life the real from the fictional (and upon some re-reading still do!) as Steve Hauk artfully told the stories that shaped and haunted Salinas’ native son. Upon finishing, an empathy for the people and places was stirred and I immediately went to my bookshelves and found The Pastures of Heaven and once again started reading ….



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