Abby Mendelson is an award-winning writer who covered the Steelers in the 1970s. In addition to writing countless magazine and newspaper articles, he has contributed to Pittsburgh: Fulfilling Its Destiny and Pittsburgh Characters. His book Pittsburgh: A Place in Time, about local neighborhoods, is now in a second edition. Aside from publishing two novels set in Pittsburgh, he has written the histories of Pressley Ridge Schools and Holy Family Institute, both Pittsburgh institutions. His wife and three children are all Pittsburgh natives.