Steven Luna

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Arizona State University
Plant-Based Eating, Home Cooking, Snack Foods
  • Steven started a small home-baking company called The Bakerman in college.
  • He has been investigating food and its preparation since childhood.
  • In 2009, he began an adventure in plant-based eating to improve his health and the well-being of the planet.


Steven started testing his kitchen skills before the age of 10 and continues to do so to this day. His love of exploring food topics led him to his role as a feature writer at Mashed, with a focus on food rankings and reviews, as well as taste-testing odd and interesting new products. Steven began writing fiction in 2005. His interactive blog about a fictional office-working vampire went on to become a successful three-book franchise bringing his published novel total to 14 and counting.


He received a B.A. in psychology at Arizona State University. This background gives him insight into human nature, which helps inform his writing.
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