Steven Paul Leiva

STEVEN PAUL LEIVA toiled for many years in the hills and valleys of Hollywood as a producer and writer, working with the great and the not-so-great, who were often, oddly, one and the same.

He produced the animation for "Space Jam," pairing the witty Bugs Bunny with the sweaty Michael Jordan.

And outside of Hollywood:

His play, "Made on the Moon," had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been performed in America by such actors as Paul Provenza, Robert Picardo and John Billingsley.

His satiric thriller, "Blood is Pretty: the First Fixxer Adventure," was followed by "Hollywood is An All Volunteer Army," not surprisingly the second Fixxer Adventure.

Leiva's most recent novel, a science fiction satire on man's place in the universe, is "Traveling in Space," a 21st Century Gullivers Travels with Homo sapiens as the Lilliputians.

Steven instigated and organized RAY BRADBURY WEEK IN LOS ANGELES in 2010 in celebration of the literary master's 90th birthday, and directed Bradbury's one-act play, "The Better Part of Wisdom," starring James Cromwell, as part of the celebrations. An historical record of RAY BRADBURY WEEK, with photos and videos, can be found at the RAY BRADBURY WEEK Facebook page. Steven also spearheaded the effort to name the major downtown Los Angeles intersection of Fifth & Flower Ray Bradbury Square.

Steven's latest book is Searching for "Ray Bradbury: Writings about the Man and the Writer," eight essays that Steven wrote about his friend and colleague from 2009 to 2012

Steven has written articles, essays and reviews for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, Neworld Review and The Bulletin, the quarterly magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. He became a blogger for the Huffington Post in 2012 on the recommendation of the Huff Post's then great Senior Science Correspondent, Cara Santa Maria.