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Steve Moore

Biography

Steve Moore

Steve Moore is a writer, internationally syndicated cartoonist and former news executive for the Los Angeles Times. He grew up in La Canada Flintridge, California. Moore graduated from Oregon State University and completed his masters in Journalism at the University of Oregon.
 
While working as sports editor at The Maui News in Hawaii, he created the comic "In the Bleachers." Soon after, Moore moved to The Times where he worked in sports, news and features. He served as Exec. News Editor on reporting teams that won Pulitzers for breaking news in 1992 and again in 1994. Moore resigned from The Times in order to focus on the syndicated comic and to work in entertainment. "In the Bleachers," distributed by Universal Uclick, appears in hundreds of newspapers and websites worldwide. 
 
Moore currently is writing a series of four middle-school “novels with cartoons” for HarperCollins titled KING OF THE BENCH. The first book publishes March 29, 2017. Moore's humor was inspired by his father, Bob, and cartoonists Don Martin, B. Kliban, Gary Larson, Charles Addams and Gahan Wilson. He lives in Idaho with his three children --- Jakob, Lauren and Christopher.

Steve Moore

Books by Steve Moore

by Steve Moore - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It’s just a fact. And this season, Steve and his athletically challenged best friends Joey and Carlos --- along with super athlete Becky O’Callahan --- are joining the Mighty Plumbers basketball team. But instead of playing on the court, Steve is waiting on the sidelines to perform his top-secret ritual that turns the tide of every game in an instant. Why is it a secret? Well, big, drooly duh, everyone knows it’s a strict rule when selling a book not to blurt out the whole juicy plot! 

Written and Illustrated by Steve Moore - Fiction, Humor, Sports
Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It’s just a fact. But this season, his soccer-loving pals Joey and Carlos --- plus soccer superstar Becky O’Callahan --- are dragging him off the bench to play for the Spiro T. Agnew JV soccer team, even though soccer doesn’t exactly fry his burger. Will Steve’s epic and hilarious weekend at an away tournament leave him hating soccer more than ever? Or will he finally discover what all the kicking and screaming is about?
by Steve Moore - Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Social Issues

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. That’s just a fact. And this season, Steve and his friends are ready to sit on the sidelines of the Spiro T. Agnew Middle school football field. But then they stumble upon an old-school video game controller, and they become convinced it can control sports plays. With it, Steve might become King of Football too!

by Steve Moore - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Sports
Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It’s just a fact. But this year, Steve and his friends are excited to try out for the Spiro T. Agnew Middle School baseball team. The only problem is, after watching another player get beaned by a fastball, Steve has developed a serious case of bean-o-phobia --- the fear of getting hit by a pitch. If Steve ever wants to get off the bench and get in the game, he’s going to have to muster up some courage, and fast.