If there is any single thing which I believe most strongly, it is that we all have the capacity to bring our most cherished dreams to life. What is required is motivating goals, discipline, honesty, and sufficient personal power to ACT.
Life is a wonderful, complex, demanding game. The way to win is to decide what you want, focus on that goal, surround yourself with people who will support your dream, and nurture the ability to laugh at yourself.
"Up, sluggard, and waste not life--there'll be rest enough in the
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Brown Belt: Shorenji Jiu Jitsu
Black Belt: Kodokan Judo, AIKKA Kenpo Karate
4th Degree Black Belt, BKF Kenpo (Wu Shur Shin Chuan Fa, Steve Muhammad (Sanders) system.
Instructor at the UCLA Creative Writing Program, 1989- 1994.
Lectured on writing and the structure of creativity for MENSA, Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USC film school, etc.
Interviewed and profiled on over 100 radio and television shows in the United States and England.
Creator and Facilitator of the LifeWriting Workshops.
Smithsonian Institute, March 2003
Maui Writer's Workshop, Summer 2003, 2004
Selected Writing Credits:
"Selena's World"--Development of Children's Educational Science-Fantasy/Science series, WGBH, PBS Boston.
"Lover's Cove" Episode of Baywatch (season opener, 1993)
"Rescue Bay" episode of Baywatch, aired Feb 1994
"Homecoming" episode of Baywatch, aired Feb 1995
"A Stitch In Time" episode of The Outer Limits, aired January 1996
"The Heist" Episode of Outer Limits, 1996
"Music of the Spheres" episode of Outer Limits, 1997
"Vision Quest" Episode of Ice Planet (1999)
"But Fear Itself" Episode of Ice Planet (1999)
"Light Dancer" Episode of Ice Planet (1999)
"Brief Candle" Episode of StarGate SG-1 (2000)
"The Sum of It's Parts" Episode of Andromeda (2000)
Inauguration Day. In development, State Street Pictures, 2009
The Kundalini Equation Tor Books, May 1986.
FUSION Five-part graphic novel for Eclipse Comics. 1987
Gorgon Child, Tor Books, December 1989.
Achilles' Choice (With Larry Niven), Tor 1991
The California Voodoo Game (With Larry Niven), 1991
These works have been variously translated into Italian, Spanish, German,
Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian and Polish.
Blood Brothers, Tor, 1996
Iron Shadows, Tor, 1997
Far Beyond the Stars, Bantam, 1998
Saturn's Race, Tor, 2000
Charisma, Tor 2000
Lion's Blood, Warner 2002
Zulu Heart, Warner 2003
The Cestus Deception, Random House 2005
Great Sky Woman, Random House 2006
Casanegra (With Blair Underwood and Tananarive Due) Atria 2006
In the Night of the Heat (With Blair Underwood and Tananarive Due) Atria 2008
Shadow Valley, Random House 2009
The Moon Maze Game (with Larry Niven)--Coming in 2010
From Cape Town With Love (With Blair Underwood and Tananarive Due)--Coming in 2010
"Sandman" for Roger Zelazny's martial arts anthology Warriors of Mist and Dream 1995
"Woman In The Wall" for Dark Matter anthology 2002
"Danger Word" for Dark Dreams anthology 2004
Ki, Sen-do publications, 1976
LifeWriting (workbook and tape set), Ronin Arts Publications, 1992
and over a dozen more.
Kung-Fu columnist for Black Belt Magazine June 1986-June 1989.
Martial and Physical Arts:
Black Belt in Kenpo Karate (AIKKA style), and Kodokan Judo, Instructor certificate inWu Ming Ta, Instructor candidate ranking in Filipino Kali stick and knife fighting, Advanced Student in Jun Fan Kickboxing (Bruce Lee method under Danny Inosanto), Instructor in Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan under Hawkins Cheung. Intermediate student in Self Defense pistol shooting (Turnipseed modified Weaver method).
Also holds Brown Belt in Shorenji Jiu Jitsu, intermediate rankings in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido. Additional (limited) experience in boxing, Western fencing, wrestling, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, and French Savate.
Completed the Yoga Works basic Hatha Yoga instructor program.
Presently studying Pentjak Silat (an Indonesian fighting system) with Guru Stevan Plinck, and Ashtanga Yoga (a rare, Aerobic form of yoga).
Steve lives in Covina, California with his wife, Tananarive Due, near his ex-wife and good friend Toni, his daughter Lauren (born March 16, 1986), son Jason Kai Due-Barnes, two cats, a ghost dog, Hipshot, and three invisible boneless pigs.