Buffalo Tales

Stories from the 716

@ photo by Steven D. Desmond


Powered by Jeff Schober (words) and Steve Desmond (photos)

Jeff Schober has a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in English and history from the University at Buffalo.  In addition to writing hundreds of news articles for diverse publications, he is the best-selling author of ten books, including the true crime book Bike Path Rapist with Det. Dennis Delano, Growing Up Gronk with the Gronkowski family, and the Buffalo Crime Fiction Quartet.  His latest book, Justin Time: A Memoir of Faith and the Fight for Life, was released in 2019. Learn more about his books here.  By day, he teaches English at Frontier High School in Hamburg.

Steve Desmond, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is an award-winning photographer who has earned an Associated Press Award and five New York State Press Association honors.  He has worked for a variety of newspapers around Western New York.  Nationally, his photos have appeared in memoirs by Hillary Clinton and Maynard Ferguson.  With his son, Francis, he is the author of A Life of Purpose, which raises money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.  As president of Heintz & Weber Company, the makers of Weber's Mustard, he can be found on Facebook under “Steve Desmond.”

Meet the Buffalo Tales team:

Director of Promotions: Taylor Fillenwarth

Copy Editor: Joyce Maguda


Buffalo Tales: Stories from the 716



Buffalo Tales began with a simple idea: tell interesting stories happening around Western New York. Steve Desmond, one of the region's premier photographers, agreed to add images to my words.  When we first published in September 2018, it was anyone’s guess whether we would find an audience.

Thanks to you, we have.  Thousands of people are reading Buffalo Tales, then sharing the site with friends and relatives.  We’re honored and humbled to publish stories about the region we love.

Send us your email address in the link below so we can let you know when our next story is available — usually once a month.  Or click to join us on Instagram. We have a partnership with Buffalo Spree, so you may find our stories there too.

—Jeff Schober

@ Photo by Steven D. Desmond


© Photos by Steven D. Desmond


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