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Leiva, Steven Paul

Works: 11 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 1,450 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Christmas fiction  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Animal films  Children's films  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Paul Leiva
The 12 dogs of Christmas by Kieth Merrill( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this heartwarming holiday tale set during the Great Depression, 12-year-old Emma brings the meaning of Christmas to a small rural town during a bleak season. Sent to live with her Aunt Delores in down-and-out Doverville, the irrepressible Emma sets out to treat the community to an inspiring pageant starring some spirited canines -- much to the dismay of the local dog catcher
The 12 dogs of Christmas by Steven Paul Leiva( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Emma needs a miracle or two. Her dad's lost his job and she's been packed off to Doverville to live with a not-so-friendly family friend until her dad gets back on his feet. To make matters worse, the town has a strict no-dogs law -- and Emma's just rescued a puppy. (back cover.)
Chicken soup for the soul( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon being sent to live with her aunt in the small town of Doverville, 12-year-old Emma O'Conner finds herself in the middle of a dog-fight with the mayor and town dogcatcher. In order to strike down their no-dogs law, Emma must bring together a group of schoolmates, grown-ups, and adorable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a spectacular holiday pageant. A fun, heartwarming story featuring a diverse canine cast of over 101 pooches
Blood is pretty : the first Fixxer adventure by Steven Paul Leiva( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a film geek is discover dismembered, the Fixxer is compelled to know why and finds worlds of evil centering around a computer program called Veritas. With the aid of Roee, his friend, companion and cook, the Captain and Petey, extraordinarily brilliant and comically strange and--the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, --the Fixxer goes forth to do battle
Hollywood is an all volunteer army : the second Fixxer novel by Steven Paul Leiva( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood is an all-volunteer army : the second Fixxer adventure by Steven Paul Leiva( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What those in the know in Hollywood really know is that if they need a dark deed done, if they need a sticky personal or professional problem "fixed," they can call upon the mysterious and dangerous Fixxer. Whether you are a successful comedy film director whose "art" has never truly been appreciated because the country's most important film critic has held a grudge against you since college, or you are a neophyte and naïve screenwriter who resents the professional blackmail she has just suffered, you call upon the Fixxer. For the former, the Fixxer co-ops the identity of a Network morning talk show host and solicits the aid of his personal Prospero, Petey-who conjures up the worst blizzard in Manhattan's history-to effect a "personality change" on the critic. For the latter, the Fixxer gives her the advice to just deal with the slings and arrows of Hollywood life for, after all, "Hollywood is an all-volunteer army." But when the beautiful young screenwriter's body is found in a snowdrift on the frozen Bering Sea just off the Seward Peninsula in Alaska wearing a Donna Karan evening gown and high heels and with her lips burnt off, the Fixxer's moral outrage becomes his most important client and he goes into action to avenge her death, finding evil plans afoot to "draft" Hollywood into a class war conspiracy. Hollywood is an All-Volunteer Army will thrill you with a story that moves from Hollywood to Manhattan to London to the Greek Island of Corfu to a castle by the sea steeped in Hollywood history and, finally, to the skies over California where World War II Spitfires and Messerschmitts dogfight to the death, and wherein the Fixxer, his comrade-in-arms Roee, the Captain (the Fixxer's personal police officer), Petey, Newsstand Mike and-most excitingly-Lydia Corfu, a sexy and beautiful Greek actress, film director, tycoon and human typhoon, do battle against the amorality of the universe
Blood is pretty : the first Fixxer adventure by Steven Paul Leiva( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Fixxer. With wit and aplomb, he works the fields of Hollywood, fixing the sins and correcting the stupidities of its denizens. He comes to the rescue of a beautiful woman and investigates the murder of a film geek who wouldn't cooperate with a director who wanted to claim his film treatment as his own
By the sea : a comic novel by Steven Paul Leiva( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern comic adult fairy tale with an ensemble cast of Cinderellas. Instead of a kingdom by the sea, our story takes place in and around a residential hotel by the sea. The architecturally eclectic Briers Hotel is situated on Leech Beach, a not particularly inviting beach, being often fog-bound and always scruffy. But it's the perfect setting for our Cinderellas, male and female, who put up with the scruffy-ness of life while striving to make it through their various personal seaside fogs. Theater; art; antiques; old movies; sex; more sex; death; fast and slow cars, chicken shit and cow poop; military bearing and erotic emissions-not to mention the wicked witch, the sea serpent by the sea shore, the village ogre, the village idiot, and several Prince Charmings-all figure into this merry tale with a multitude of happy endings"--Back cover
Les 12 chiens de Noël( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made on the Moon [eBook - Biblioboard] by Steven Paul Leiva( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I had wanted to go to the moon from the time I was an infant," So declares Stanley Lewis to three mysterious interviewers known only as R and S and T as they sit in a bare, grey room in a grey facility in a grey, desolate landscape and pull out of Stanley the story of his life. It is a story that ranges from his birth in 1949 to somewhat past his 100th birthday, and which "travels" to landscapes real and imagined; encompassing the American space program, science fiction, brand spanking new Southern California suburbs, cartoons, small town America, poetry, a little yellow bubble-domed space taxi, benevolent visitors from outer space, violence in America, super-hero comic books, pop culture, and football. During the telling Stanley is at times docile, at times uncooperative and pugnacious, at times disingenuous, at times completely honest, and always, always in control. Is Stanley Lewis the ultimate "lunatic" or the ultimate Everyman?
Imp [eBook - Biblioboard] : a Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

POLITICS AS UNUSUAL Thomas P. Powell's ascension in politics was both unusual and yet very American. From traffic cop to Vice President of the United States, his climb up the ladder of public service was often due to the push of random acts and not-so-happy accidents--although Thomas held the opinion that it was due solely to his singular innate moral authority. What matters is what's within, that's the Powell political philosophy. Then, on the cusp of his grasping the last rung of the American political ladder, something truly within suddenly appears. A horrible homunculus, an impetuous imp, climbs out of Thomas's right ear to bedevil his nights and confuse his days and take him on a crazy, wild, nauseating, and nuclear journey. It's as if The West Wing was done as a Twilight Zone episode. And you thought our last political nightmare was surreal
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The 12 dogs of Christmas
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