Award Winning Author
New York Times Best Selling Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Lecturer, Creative Consultant, and Human Performance Expert, Seven Barnes, went from a job guiding tours for CBS Television Studios in Hollywood, California, to become the most celebrated black science fiction writer of his generation. A New York Times Best Selling Author, Steven Barnes has written more than 20 novels, and dozens of television screen plays for shows like The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Andromeda, Baywatch, and Stargate SG-1.
Barnes' screen play for The Outer Limits, A Stitch In Time, helped earn an Emmy Award for Amanda Plummer as best dramatic actress, and for The Outer Limits Television series.
Early in Barnes' career established science fiction writer Larry Niven was so inspired by Barnes's raw talent and imagination that he took Barnes under his wing. Soon they were a writing team: working together to create the ground breaking work Dream Park, and other novels.
Barnes persuit of his early passion for writing has led to achievement of many of his greatest dreams. Steven Barnes is author of the best selling Star Wars book, The Cestus Deception, for George Lucas and Lucas Film. He has written Batman comic, worked as a creative consultant on the animation feature film the Secret of NIMH, written over 20 science fiction novels, written more than a dozen television episodes, written Saturday morning cartoon episodes for The Real Ghost Busters, and his curent projects include working with his wife, who is also an award-winning best-selling author, Tananareve Due, turning two of her books into major motion pictures. Their screenplay based on Due's Novel, The Good House, was purchased by Fox Searchlight Studios. When the couple created their first novel together, Casanegra, in collaboration with actor Blair Underwood, Publisher's Weekly called Casanegra, "seamlessly entertaining." Barnes' next 4 books are already in process.
A gifted lecturer and teacher, Barnes' teaching venues include, the Smithsonian Institution, the Maui Writers Workshop, UCLA, Mensa, Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Lab, USC, and others. Barnes Hollywood friends, and business associates include Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Wesley Snipes, Pamela Anderson, and the list goes on.
Barnes is an science-fiction Novelist, television and motion picture screen writer, martial arts and yoga instructor, and a teaher and lecturer of writing, story, and fitness. Couple this with Steven Barnes' unparalleled willingness to share and teach, and his constant drive improve his own life and that of his friends, and you just begin to scratch the surface of one of the most interesting people I have ever met, a man I am privileged to call one of my closest friends, Steven Barnes.
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