Media Kit – Steve LeBel

 


AUTHOR BIO #1

Steve LeBel

Steve_LeBel_1500x2250_smallerBusinessmen are serious people, right?  Not always. Steve LeBel — hospital president, technology entrepreneur, algorithmic stock trader — is definitely not serious.

Not when he writes.

Whimsy overcomes him at the word processor. And whimsy is at the core of his novel, The Universe Builders, which he tells with a unique balance of seriousness, humor, and imagination.

LeBel lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife Marge, and Mindy and Dexter, their cats.  When not writing, he is planning his next trip, cussing out the stock market, doing tech support for friends, or dreaming up new plots for The Universe Builders.

Book Site:  www.TheUniverseBuilders.com
Email:  Steve@TheUniverseBuilders.com
Facebook Fan Page:  www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author2
Amazon Follow: www.amazon.com/author/stevelebel
Twitter: @SteveLeBel


AUTHOR BIO #2

Steve LeBel

Steve_LeBel_1500x2250_smallerHow best to describe an author who writes humorous fantasy?

Do we tell of bookshelves full of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal books, his love of mythology, or the years he spent as dungeon master? Or is it more important to know his favorite player-character was a chaotic-good elven fighter-mage? And what about that stack of old comic books he never seems to get rid of?

There’s a serious side, too. The other half of his bookshelf bulges with titles on management, marketing, computer programming, and financial analysis. What about his years as a hospital president, the many businesses he created, or the time he spent in board rooms? What about his early years counseling drug addicts, or his years as a stock trader?

Is there a pattern to his travels around the world? Why choose places like King Arthur’s Camelot, the Temple of Delphi, Buddha’s Tree of Enlightenment, China’s Forbidden City, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt? What is he seeking?

And what does this have to do with writing good fantasy?

Perhaps it’s this dichotomy within Steve that makes The Universe Builders such a delightful story with such serious undertones.

Book Site:  www.TheUniverseBuilders.com
Email:  Steve@TheUniverseBuilders.com
Facebook Fan Page:  www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author2
Amazon Follow: www.amazon.com/author/stevelebel
Twitter: @SteveLeBel


 

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  • Title:  The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty
  • Author:  Steve LeBel
  • Genre(s):  young adult fantasy, young adult scifi, fantasy, science fiction, for young adults and adults
  • Description:  A young god graduates from God School and gets his dream job of building his first universe.  Plagued by a school rival and aided by his friends, he struggles to create a world he can be proud of.
  • Length:  110k words, approximately 410 pages
  • Awards:  Won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
  • Book Trailer:  View Book Trailer
  • ISBN-13 (ebook edition):  978-0-9910554-1-8
    • Publication date:  June 2014
    • Price:  $4.99
  • ISBN-13 (print edition):  978-0-9910554-0-1
    • Publication date:  August 2014
    • Price:  $16.95
  • ISBN-13 (Ingram edition):  978-0-9910554-9-4
    • Publication date:  October 2014
    • Price:  $17.95
  • Library of Congress Control Number [LCCN]: 2014900580
  • Publisher:  Argon Press  (www.argonpress.com)
  • Book Excerpt:  Prologue & First Chapter
  • Purchase Info:  Check here.

 

  • 3d-cover-02.1Title:  The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Lost Girl
  • Author:  Steve LeBel
  • Genre(s):  young adult fantasy, young adult scifi, fantasy, science fiction, for young adults and adults
  • Description:  This is the prequel to the award-winning book, Bernie and the Putty. This story begins when our young gods are twelve years old. A little girl is lost, and our young heroes are the only ones who can save her from the deadly woods.
  • Length:  24k words, approximately 118 pages
  • ISBN-13 (ebook edition):  978-1-944815-66-0
    • Publication date:  June 2016
    • Price:  $1.99
  • ISBN-13 (print edition):  978-1-944815-67-7
    • Publication date:  June 2014
    • Price:  $9.95
  • Library of Congress Control Number [LCCN]: 2016906241
  • Publisher:  Argon Press  (www.argonpress.com)
  • Review Copies (free):  Request from Argon Press (publisher).
  • Book Excerpt:  Prologue & First Chapter
  • Purchase Info:  Check here.


BOOK AWARDS

The Universe Builders has won numerous national and international book contest awards:

  1. GRAND PRIZE – Writer’s Digest – 2015
  2. BOOK OF THE YEAR (FIRST PLACE) – Independent Author Network – 2015
  3. GOLD – Readers’ Favorite – 2015
  4. GOLD – San Francisco Book Festival – 2015
  5. GOLD – Independent Author Network – 2015
  6. GOLD – eLit Book Awards – 2015
  7. SILVER – Literary Classics Book Reviews – 2015
  8. SILVER – New York Book Festival – 2015
  9. FINALIST – Stargazer Award – 2015
  10. FINALIST – Beverly Hills Book Awards – 2015
  11. FINALIST – Next Generation Indie Awards – 2015
  12. FINALIST – International Book Awards – 2015
  13. FINALIST – Best Indie Book Awards – 2015
  14. AWARD – Literary Classics Book Reviews – 2015
  15. AWARD – Readers’ Favorite – 2015
  16. SEMI-FINALIST – Kindle Book Awards – 2015

AMAZON – BEST SELLER AND TOP RATED

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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

Steve LeBel enjoys participating in interviews, blog tours, and giveaways.

Please contact Steve directly about interviews, blog tours and promotional opportunities, including giveaways.


IMAGES

Images for book cover and author photo.

The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty

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The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Lost Girl

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Steve LeBel

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BOOK REVIEWS

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BOOK EXCERPTS

You can read excerpts of the book here.


COMPLETE CONTACT INFORMATION

This is the contact info for Steve LeBel:

Book Site:  www.TheUniverseBuilders.com
Email:  Steve@TheUniverseBuilders.com
Facebook Fan Page:  www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteveLeBel.Author2
Twitter: @SteveLeBel
Amazon Author Follow: www.amazon.com/author/stevelebel
Goodreads:  www.Goodreads.com/SteveLeBel
GooglePlus:  www.Google.com/+SteveLeBel
Pinterest:  www.Pinterest.com/SteveLeBelAutho
Personal:  www.SteveLeBel.com
Publisher:  www.ArgonPress.com


PUBLISHER

Steve LeBel’s work is published by:

Argon Press
3442 Pigeon Hill
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:  231-224-6468
www.ArgonPress.com
info@ArgonPress.com


NEW WORK

Steve LeBel is working on new material for his award winning series, The Universe Builders.  He’s working on a short novella and a second novel.  For more info, check here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you want more info about the author or his books, contact him here.