Author: Steve LeBel

How do you describe an author who writes humorous fantasy?

Do we tell of bookshelves full of fantasy, scifi, and the paranormal? What about his love of mythology or the years he spent as dungeon master? Perhaps it's more important to know his favorite character was a chaotic-good elven fighter/mage? And 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 bulges with titles on management, marketing, computer programming, and financial analysis. What about his years as a hospital president, the many businesses he created, or the time he spent in board rooms? What about his early years counseling drug addicts, or his years as a stock trader?

What is he seeking in his travels around the world? Why visit places like King Arthur's Camelot, the Temple of Delphi, Buddha's Tree of Enlightenment, China's Forbidden City, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt? What is he after?

What does this have to do with writing good fantasy?

Perhaps it's that dichotomy within Steve that makes The Universe Builders such a powerful story.


The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards - Humorous fantasy & science fiction for young adults

The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards
  • Number: B06XWJZTPB
  • Release: 2017-06-15
  • Author: Steve LeBel
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Argon Press
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For God School's latest graduate, the adventure continues...

Bernie fixes broken universes for a living. Unlike other gods who tend to take a hellfire-and-brimstone approach to problem-solving, Bernie prefers a more gentle approach.

With a hard-to-please boss breathing down his neck and a personal life badly in need of relationship advice, Bernie's chances of success are dwindling fast. Yet he's determined to do everything in his power to save the civilization on this damaged world.

Even if the murderous wizard who is causing all the problems is powerful enough to hurt a god...


All books in The Universe Builders are standalone and can be read in any order. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.

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