Steve Shrott's mystery short stories have been published in numerous print magazines and e-zines. His work has appeared in ten anthologies––two from Sisters-in-Crime (The Whole She-Bang, and Fishnets). He was a winner in The Joe Konrath Short Story Contest (2006). His comedy material has been used by well-known performers of stage and screen (including Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller) and he has written a book on how to create humor. As well, he teaches humor writing at various real world and cyber schools (such as Savvy Authors and The Romance Writers of America). Some of the jokes he wrote for Phyllis Diller are featured in an article about her in the March 2007  issue of the The Smithsonian Magazine.