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The Live Journal of James Stevens-Arce

James Stevens-Arce
Since his first short story sale at age 22 to Frederik Pohl at Worlds of If Magazine, James Stevens-Arce has sold twenty-five stories to a variety of magazines and original anthologies, some of which have also appeared in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. His first novel, Soulsaver (Harcourt 2000), won the 1997 UPC Award (Europe's most prestigious award for science fiction novels), was named Best First Novel 2000 by The Denver Rocky Mountain News, was included in The San Francisco Chronicle's Top Books of 2000 list, and has also been published in translation in Spain and France.

His historical action-drama screenplay Blind Man, Preacher Man was a semifinalist in the 2001 New York Latino International Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition, his contemporary noir detective screenplay Sins of the Heart was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the top 100 out of more than 6,000 screenplays submitted to The 2004 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and his 35-minute script Souls was named Best Short Screenplay in the 2003 Screamfest L.A. Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

Born in Miami, Fla., to an Anglo father (James Herbert Stevens) and a Puerto Rican mother (María Estrella Arce-Rodríguez), Jim has been married since 1971 to his wife Tita, with whom he has two children (Ian and Tara). In his day job, he is a freelance Creative Consultant | Hispanic Marketing Specialist in the advertising industry.