Author Archives: Steve LeBel

SILVER MEDAL – Readers’ Favorite

We just learned that The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards won a Silver Medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Contest. The book was entered in the Young Adult – Fantasy – Epic category. The Awards will be given out on November 18th … Continue reading

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“The Hat”

  I just had a reader tell me I “bear a striking resemblance to Terry Pratchett.” Such flattery! If you aren’t aware of him, he’s an English fantasy author that has been one of my favorite authors for many years. … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun

This is how I dressed for Halloween last year. My costume is of the Great Protector (from Bernie and the Putty).  Underneath the white robe, I’m wearing jeans with unraveled cuffs, untied tennis shoes, and a ‘Save the Lookies’ T-shirt. … Continue reading

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TV Interview: APN TV Media

This was a very interesting interview for me.  In addition to meeting some great people, I also had a chance to talk about my book with a TV audience. Suggestion:  Move the slider 9:30 minutes into the show.

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The Senate on Alcandor’s World

On Alcandor’s world, in Bernie and the Putty, there was a special place where the Senate met in a huge amphitheater next to the Senate’s Office Building.  This is the picture that inspired that meeting place. I can almost imagine … Continue reading

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What is a Shimmer?

A godly shimmer surrounds all the gods in my stories.  It is inspired by two concepts. Each god has an inner glow that shines with a brightness that makes it hard for ‘mortal’ creatures to look directly at them.  The … Continue reading

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The Great Protector

In Bernie and the Putty, Bernie takes on the role of the Great Protector.  When it’s time for him to make first contact, Lenny convinces him that he should wear a robe with grey hair and a beard.  “It will … Continue reading

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Air Angels

In Bernie and the Putty, the lookies had a harrowing encounter with two air angels. The concept for air angels comes from two fish I used to have when I kept fresh water aquariums as a kid. The first was … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Two-Legged Snakes

In Bernie and the Lost Girl, Bernie shows Lenny and Suzie some of the creatures that live in the woods. One creature is called a two-legged snake.  It had the ability to drop off its tail when threatened, which left … Continue reading

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The Howlers

In Bernie and the Lost Girl, there is a scene where the children run into a group of giant apes who howl at them. This is the photo that inspired that scene.  They’re called Howler Monkeys and are native to … Continue reading

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