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Steve LeBel

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in Portland, Maine, The United States
April 07

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What is the best way to describe an author who writes humorous fantasy?
 
Do we tell about bookshelves full of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal books, his love of mythology, or the years he spent as dungeon master? Or is it more important to know his favorite player-character was a chaotic-good elf? What about that stack of old comic books he never seems to get rid of?

But there's a serious side too. The other half of his bookshelf is filled with books on management, marketing, computer programming, and financial analysis? What about his years as a hospital president, or the many businesses he created, his years as a stock trader? What about his early years counseling drug addicts?
 
Is there a pattern to his travels around the world? Wh
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Steve LeBel Interesting question. I think, more than anything, I love to play with ideas. I like to pick something up and examine it from every angle. Many of our…moreInteresting question. I think, more than anything, I love to play with ideas. I like to pick something up and examine it from every angle. Many of our concepts are accepted without question. I love to twist them around and see if they still hold up.

For example, in the world of The Universe Builders, they think of the universes and the creatures they create as mere tools - toys even - to be discarded if they no longer meet the purpose for which they were created. So my protagonist is the one who asks questions like "How are the creatures we create any different from us? What is it that makes us special that they do not have?" It gives me a fun way to play with ideas and concepts without offending anyone.

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Steve LeBel Hi, Debbie.

I just love this hat. I have about 6-7 just like it. As to me resembling Terry Pratchett, I take that as a high compliment. He is the autho…more
Hi, Debbie.

I just love this hat. I have about 6-7 just like it. As to me resembling Terry Pratchett, I take that as a high compliment. He is the author that I try the hardest to emulate with my writing. It's amazing to me how many times reviewers comment on the similarity in writing style.

Please forgive my delay in responding, Debbi. But I wanted to put together a post while I was at it:

http://theuniversebuilders.com/the-hat/

Thank you for your comment!

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My book is a humorous fantasy/scifi about a young god who builds universes for a living. It’s popular with both adults and young adults. It’s won 16 awards for excellence. But I’m not sure I have the right title.





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Hi, Marco. Yes, beginning with the second book, there is a 'series arc' for Bernie and his stories. You can see it in the role of Claudius, the ancient god who's been keeping an eye on our young hero. I'm continuing to develop it more in book #5, whi See Full Answer
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“It had been easy to escape into her books, where she discovered her fascination with history. History books overflowed with interesting people, heroes and heroines, the strong and the confident, and the bigger than life people who had shaped their world.”
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“It was unfair. Suzie’s shimmer flared red, as anger and outrage filled her body. She wanted to strike back; she had to strike back. If she could, she would have turned on the beast. But it was out of reach. Instead she struck at the one thing she cared about more than anything in the world. With an anger that had nowhere else to go, she hit Bernie in the chest. “Don’t you dare leave me,” she cried as she struck him again, this time with both fists. Her anger and her fury turned into repeated blows as she pounded his chest again and again. The boy she loved had abandoned her.”
Steve LeBel, The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Time Lords: humorous epic fantasy / science fiction adventure

“Bernie spent Monday morning doing research in the library.”
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Maria Lynch Thank you for being a friend.
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Martha Perez Hi Steve nice meeting you! Always nice to make more friends.
Best Wishes
Martha Perez


message 2: by Duane

Duane Simolke Steve, It was nice to meet you on twitter! Thanks for the invite here, too!

https://twitter.com/DuaneSimolke
http://DuaneSimolke.Com
Duane Simolke


Louise Hart Hi Steve,
Thank you for the friend invite.


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