Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Stephen R. Champi

At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Stephen R. Champi , who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Stephen and how his lifelong passion for writing plays, short stories, and essays has inspired his works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

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A native of New Jersey, Stephen R. Champi retired in 2005 from a law career that spanned over five decades. He is a former founder and managing partner of a mid-size law firm, and also served as a county prosecutor and judge. He now enjoys reading, writing, limited traveling, and expanding his knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for a dynamic and changing society in the new global world of the 21st century.

 

Molly O’Grady’s Home Runcover (40)

In Champi’s first book, readers are introduced to John O’Grady, the legendary manager of the New York Bombers, and his wife Molly. The Bombers have made it to the World Series and as  the crucial seventh game of the World Series approaches, emotions are running high for both the New York Bombers and the New York Stars. O’Grady has his hopes pinned on winning the World Series but readers quickly learn that his loyal and loving wife, Molly, secretly wishes for a different outcome, dreaming of a peaceful retirement to Florida. Unexpectedly, O’Grady has a vision of a different kind of sports legacy … but will it affect the outcome of the game? Find out in this unique and delightful baseball story for all ages.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 14 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 25, 2012)
ISBN10: 1478720743
ISBN13: 9781478720744
Genre: FICTION / Sports

cover (41)Three New Olympus Gods and Their Universe

In Three New Olympus Gods and Their Universe, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle have just received their ordination to the Kingdom of the Gods. Although they had thought that a new celestial perspective would make everything clear, they find that there are still questions about the world and the universe that are worthy of discussion. As a kaleidoscope of colors lights up the perfect sky, these three great men engage in an inquiring dialogue regarding the highlights of science, religion, and philosophy. Together they shed light on man’s past and present, and on what the future might hold. Join these great ancient philosophers in their unique perspective on current questions, as they turn their famous minds to the modern world.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 69 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1478720735
ISBN13: 9781478720737
Genre: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution

cover (42)The DNA of Gender Relationships

In The DNA of Gender Relationships, Champi brings to light the male-female relationship and the fact that it is the most natural, the most controversial, and the most talked-about interaction in the world. In this concise yet thorough examination of the male-female relationship through history, octogenarian author Stephen Champi discusses the evolutionary arc of sexual and gender politics, from the appearance of mankind on earth all the way to the ways in which technology, science, and changing philosophies may impact the future of the male-female dynamic. Thought-provoking and compulsively readable, this book enlightens and educates.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 62 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1478720727
ISBN13: 9781478720720
Genre: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies

cover (43)The Renaissance and the 21st Century

What can the Renaissance teach us about life in the 21st century? Well, the gods of Mt. Olympus want to find out. Zeus resurrects four giants of the Renaissance: Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Lorenzo de Medici to examine the genesis and impact of the Renaissance. Unexpectedly reunited after 500 years, these four great men engage in an intellectual dialogue to study, analyze, and evaluate Renaissance history but first, they must determine what the Renaissance was, and how they themselves contributed to it. Educational, engaging, and thought-provoking, this delightful short play is an excellent way to learn about the Renaissance, and to think about how the lessons of that amazing time can play a role in meeting the global challenges of the scientific and technological 21st century.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 57 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 08, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478728515
ISBN13: 9781478728511
Genre: HISTORY / Renaissance

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Julie Bettendorf

At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Julie Bettendorf , who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Through her series of children’s travel books, Julie shares the wonderful world of travel with children and their parents. She also reaches into the world of adult historical fiction with her third book. Learn more about Julie through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

author (6)About the Author:

Julie Bettendorf is a world traveler with a background in history and a degree in archaeology.  Julie shares her love of traveling and history through her books. When Julie is not traveling with her daughter Erin, and son Max, she lives in Portland, Oregon while working on her dream of writing books make history come alive for the reader – not just the history of the famous, but the history of the forgotten as well.

 

cover (33)Anthony Ant Goes to France

Join Anthony Ant as he travels around the world in the first installment of the Anthony Ant book series. Follow along as Anthony travels in style, comfortably lodged in a suitcase. In Anthony Ant Goes to France, he travels to Paris, where he meets Lulu Ladybug. Together they explore the food, culture, and sights of the city. Anthony visits the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, eats French pastry, and gets to know the French people, all with his new friend Lulu.

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Format: 8 x 10 color paperback, 31 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 29, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478738863
ISBN13: 9781478738862
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

cover (34)Anthony Ant Goes to Egypt

The second installment of Anthony the Ant follows the friendly and curious ant as he curls up in a suitcase and gets out in Egypt, ready for the fabulous adventure of a lifetime. Anthony Ant is in Cairo, Egypt…and luckily, he meets an expert tour guide, Babu Beetle. Together they explore Egypt’s history, culture, and food, with adventures including a camel ride, and a visit to the famous pyramids…and more! The second book in the Anthony Ant series continues to introduce kids to the excitement of world travel, with an enjoyable companion who is ready to share his experiences.

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Format: 8 x 10 color paperback, 31 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 30, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478749180
ISBN13: 9781478749189
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


cover (32)Luxor: Book of Past Lives

Set against the rich tapestry of ancient Egypt, Luxor: Book of Past Lives is the story of Nebamun and Iramen, two brothers who are embalmers in Egypt during the era of the boy king, Tutankhamun. It is their duty to prepare the many bodies of the dead who land on their embalming table for a journey into the afterlife. Paralleling this ancient tale is the story of two different brothers, Abdul and Karim, who make their living by robbing the ancient tombs of Egypt in the late 1800’s, when the theft and sale of artifacts was at its peak. Woven throughout the novel are the mysterious intersections of the brothers’ lives, though separated by thousands of years.

Luxor: Book of Past Lives is a masterful blend of fiction and historical detail, each chapter offering a window into the past, with details gleaned from countless historical accounts. It is a riveting tale of violence and greed, riches and poverty, and good and evil in the time of the pharaohs and beyond.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 320 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 24, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478749474
ISBN13: 9781478749479
Genre: FICTION / Historical

 

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Tracks

by Daniel McLinden

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Daniel McLinden’s “Tracks.” There is a special magic to America, the land of opportunity, when it comes to the diversity of its people. “Tracks” is a testament to the spirit of immigrants who trekked to America from countries throughout the world and made it great by raising America’s next generations.

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Kenny’s Summer

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Edward Going’s “Kenny’s Summer.” African Americans have been an integral part of the history of the United States. Because many of these great Americans were not gifted orators or incredible athletes, they have faded away from our history books. In this book, I hope to bring some of these lesser-known African-Americans from history to life. I want readers to find inspiration in what these people had to endure and in what they were able to accomplish and contribute to our society.

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Characters, Tales and Tragedies In the Boston Fire Department

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Richard Connelly’s “Characters, Tales and Tragedies In the Boston Fire Department.” This book contains real-life, true action stories about one of the busiest firehouses. The humorous tales of the The Boston Fire Department are captivating, but the arson and tragedies will bring tears to your eyes. You will understand what it is like to see death and destruction regularly. Join Rick as he reminisces about this exciting part of his life. A must-read for any firefighter or fire buff!

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This Controversial Freemasonry and Its Repercussions

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Ross Brillantes’s “This Controversial Freemasonry and Its Repercussions.” Masonry has existed for hundreds of years but what it consists of is little known to most people. This little book attempts to shed some substantial information about the fraternity. It explains what the brotherhood is about and exposes those who attack its ideals.

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Dominica

by Ed Robinette

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Ed Robinette’s “Dominica.” Jim survives a harrowing accident but is scarred physically and spiritually. He starts life anew on the island of Dominica where he hopes for acceptance and meaning. In his renewed quest to pursue medicine, Jim finds himself deeply devoted to the Carib Indians and life on the tiny island.

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