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Steve Zell

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A kid who spent many days exploring abandoned hotels and stores in then ghost town, Jerome, Arizona, Steve Zell always loved to tell stories, draw scary pictures, and sing. Later, he became an animator and digital animation tools instructor for the LA area animation and FX studios and, as a singer, became the "Voice of Doom" for Baywatch. Steve was the first interdisciplinary studies graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he studied studio art, vocal production, drama, journalism, and chemistry. He was an early member of the Tucson Invisible Theatre Company, and the cartoonist for The Tombstone Epitaph, a town he later combined with Jerome, Arizona, and with Bodi, California, to create the setting, Pinon Rim, for his first ...more

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Steve Zell I’m fascinated by the crossover between people who develop battle skills through mental challenges like computer games and those who practice those…moreI’m fascinated by the crossover between people who develop battle skills through mental challenges like computer games and those who practice those skills through physical games, as winter pentathletes and biathletes do. In Urban Limit, the main characters are twins who represent opposite sides of that coin. My daughter, who slaughtered me constantly in video games, but who also lettered in 4 sports in high school, was certainly an influence. But another influence is Oregon itself, where you’re always footsteps away from a beautiful wilderness that can turn deadly on a dime...(less)
Steve Zell Hi Jennifer - glad you asked! WiZrD, my first, is still out there in hardcover and paperback on Amazon and Barnes&Noble and the e-book is…moreHi Jennifer - glad you asked! WiZrD, my first, is still out there in hardcover and paperback on Amazon and Barnes&Noble and the e-book is available for the Kindle and on iTunes thanks to Macmillan. I'm currently narrating the audio version of Running Cold, and expect that and the paperback to be available in March 2017. Right now RC is Kindle only, but the nook version should be coming soon. WiZrD's fairly long...so I probably won't tackle the audio/Audible version until later in the year - likely October/November. (less)
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Wizrd

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