Scribe Award-Winner Steven Paul Leiva to Release ‘Creature Feature’ September 2020

Kathy Anderson has shed her title as Vampire Woman on Vivicia’s House of Horrors, and is headed for the bright lights of Broadway—if she can make it, that is. A stop-over in the quintessential 1960s Midwestern town of Placidville, turns from a stroll down memory lane to a mad dash for freedom. Doom, danger, destruction—has she fallen into the twilight zone? Or is it just an election year?

Set to release on September 21, 2020 with Magpie Press, Creature Feature, is Leiva’s latest novel, twisting a horror-movie throwback feel with a heaping handful of dry wit to create a horror thriller, dripping with satire and politics.

“CREATURE FEATURE is a weird, funny, twisty romp through the creepier parts of the American landscape. Highly entertaining and highly recommended.”— Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and V-WARS

Leiva’s availability is limited to virtual signings, cons, and interviews until the current national pandemic crisis is contained.

About the Book:


It is 1962. Kathy Anderson, a serious actress who took her training at the Actors Studio in New York, is stuck playing Vivacia, the Vampire Woman on Vivacia’s House of Horrors for a local Chicago TV station. Finally, fed up showing old monster movies to creature feature fans, she quits and heads to New York and the fame and footlights of Broadway.

She stops off to visit her parents and old friends in Placidville, the all-American, middle-class, blissfully ordinary Midwest small town where she grew up. But she finds things are strange in Placidville.

Kathy’s parents, her best friend from high school, the local druggist, even the Oberhausen twins are all acting curiously creepy, odiously odd, and wholly weird. Especially the town’s super geeky nerd, Gerald, who warns of dark days ahead.

Has Kathy entered a zone in the twilight? Did she reach the limits that are outer? Has she fallen through a mirror that is black? Or is it just—just—politics as usual!

Print Length: 164 pages

Publisher: Magpie Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2020)

Publication Date: September 21, 2020

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Language: English


ISBN-13: 978-1735298504

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About the Author:

A Scribe award-winner, receiving the praise of Ray Bradbury and the Oscar-winning film producer, Richard Zanuck, Steven Paul Leiva is no stranger to the business of telling a good story. Author of several novels, and with a writing-style that lays hard on the satire, this Hollywood-escapee doesn’t pull punches when it comes to politics.

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