Author Archives: Steve LeBel

Marshal of Books and Literature

This is from a posting on the 2nd Annual Muskegon Day of Gratitude Website: The Muskegon Day of Gratitude Committee is pleased to introduce Marshal of Books and Literature, Steve LeBel. Muskegon County and the West Michigan shore is a … Continue reading

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Prize Money Arrives!

  Woo woo!! Guess what arrived in the mail? A check from Writer’s Digest for $3,000.  (It’s the cash prize for winning Grand Prize in their book contest.) I’m thrilled. The kid likes it, too…    

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Judge’s Commentary – Writer’s Digest

I think we all wonder exactly what the judges are thinking when they look over your book.  They sent me not only their rating scales, but the actual ratings and the narrative submitted by the judge. 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest … Continue reading

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FINALIST – Stargazer Literary Prize (2015)

We have been informed that The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty has won a FINALIST award from Stargazer Literary Prizes for Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction. This is a nice category for us because Amazon declared my book to be … Continue reading

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Editorial Review from Writer’s Digest

I just received this editorial review from Writer’s Digest.  It was written by one of the contest judges.  What a great review! The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty is one of those books you remember long after you finish … Continue reading

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100th Five-Star Review

Have you ever looked at the number of reviews books receive by their readers?  For some of the super-star books, you may find hundreds of reviews.  Most, however, have less than a handful. Understandably, most people don’t leave reviews.  To … Continue reading

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Still Top Rated!

Amazon has several ways to describe how a book is doing. Sales, of course, is a big one.  But, honestly, it’s hard to complete with the big publishing companies that can push out thousands of books all over the country … Continue reading

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GRAND PRIZE – Writer’s Digest

I just learned The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty won the GRAND PRIZE in the 2014 Writer’s Digest book contest, beating out every book in eight different categories. Needless to say, I’m thrilled. Writer’s Digest will do an interview with me … Continue reading

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Best Seller Status

The Universe Builders reached Best Seller / Top 100 Paid status on Amazon in several categories during the six months after it’s release. We were delighted to see it ranked in the top 100 in all these categories: Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Dashing Through the Night…

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