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Steven Barnes

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Writer Steven Barnes, photograph courtesy of the author; 220x232

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning novelist and screenwriter who is the creator of the Lifewriting™ writing course, which he has taught nationwide.

But Steve's true love is teaching balance and enhancing human performance in all forms: emotional, professional and physical. For more information about his courses, see his web site, listed below.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Socially, interacting with fans gave me a reference group with friends, lovers, mentors and mentees. It's been great.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

There have been several cases where, years after an interaction, a fan said that I had changed or saved their lives. the greatest complement anyone could offer.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?


Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

The living human being I would most like to have a searching conversation with is Nelson Mandela. The Dalai Lama wouldn't be bad, either.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Someone without decent personal hygiene

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

An Ipad packed with the great books of the world.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

Expansion of self knowledge and understanding of how to become an aware, awake, adult human being...and spreading that knowledge.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

That I fulfilled so many of my childhood dreams.

submitted by Steven Barnes

15 October 2013

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Just the facts:
Born: Los Angeles, California. March 1, 1952.
Resides: Glendora, California
Bibliography/Awards: see Wikipedia

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