Steven Van Patten

Author & Host

Who Is Steven Van Patten?

Steven Van Patten is a celebrated writer and Brooklyn native. He has penned four novels; The Brookwater’s Curse trilogy is about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes a vampire. Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares, features a hyper intelligent black woman who becomes a serial killer. The sequel, Killer Genius 2: Attack of The Gym Rats will drop in 2018.


SVP’s short horror fiction is popping up everywhere, including Hell’s Kitties, Shadows of Deathlehem and the soon to be released New York State of Fright. There’s even a children’s book, Rudy’s Night Out, which is based on the childhood of one of the characters from the Brookwater’s Curse series. He’s also one of the hosts of the Beef, Wine and Shenanigans podcast, an internet radio show that comically explores the person of color perspective of nerd culture and all things horror, science-fiction and superhero related.


SVP can be found on Facebook by searching his name and under @svpthinks on Twitter and Instagram.


When he’s not creating scary stories, he can be found stage managing television shows. This includes various MTV, VH-1 and FUSE shows over the last twenty years as well as Comedy Central vehicles, The President Show and The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore. Currently he’s been working on Harry Connick Jr.’s daytime talk show and occasionally filling in at ABC’s The View and NBC’s The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon.

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Killer Genius

Imagine if you lived in a world where you couldn’t be racist, sexist, an uneducated bully or even a career criminal without being killed. That is at least part of the vision of The Killer Genius, the most elusive serial killer in human history.


Her methods are diverse and her knowledge is unfathomable. Sometimes she seduces her prey and kills up close, other times she’ll pull off a technological miracle and murder people from miles away. No matter how she decides to kill, one thing is clear—if you’re chosen, you’re as good as gone.


Will the one cop deemed worthy of playing cat and mouse with her stop the massacre, or will she tear New York and the world at large apart to achieve her version of a New World Order?

Coming Soon

After being forced to fake her death, Kendra the Killer Genius was going to take a break from terrorizing New York’s racists, morons and bullies. But when a pair of sexual deviants with advanced technology and ties to the Russian mob threaten her favorite police detective, Kendra declares war. The only thing that grows higher than the tension is the body count…
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Moth GrandSlam Storytelling winner Marc Abbott, fantasy writer Kirk Johnson and award-winning horror writer Steven Van Patten are three older ‘BLERDS’ on a mission! Joined by the massively talented artist Taran Lopez, this foursome chops it up over the latest in horror, science fiction, fantasy and comic book lore in print and film. No shortage of opinions, but the overall perspective is definitely not mainstream. This show is definitely not for the thin-skinned, the racist or the narrow-minded. This show IS for anyone looking to get the black-hand side’s take on what is going on in today’s nerd culture.