The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty

Argon Press

*** This Book Won 15 Awards for Excellence ***

Meet God School's latest graduate in this humorous award-winning fantasy for young adults.

One might think a god with the ability to create universes would have no problems, but that isn't so.  Bernie comes from a broken home, lives on the poor side of town, and is plagued by a mischievous invisible cloud.

Against the odds, Bernie lands his dream job and a chance to build his own universe, only to find problems everywhere.  Mysterious asteroids, unexplained volcanoes, and shifting continents lead him to suspect sabotage.  But who could sabotage his universe?  Only another god could do that...

It's god vs. god and good vs. evil.  If Bernie fails to outwit his vicious foe, it will cost him everything in this fascinating tale of an unusual young hero on a journey of self-discovery.


Discover answers to questions you never knew existed: 

 -- What are the gods really like?

-- Why does their economy depend on the universes they build?

 -- How do the gods actually create something?

 -- And, most importantly, why are the gods so afraid of the woods?


Winner of 15 Awards for Excellence, including:

-- Grand Prize, Writer's Digest

-- Best Book of the Year, IAN

-- Gold, Readers' Favorite

-- Gold, San Francisco Book Festival

-- and 11 more awards...


Listen to what reviewers have said:

"Highly recommended. One of the most unique and well-written YA books I've ever read."

~ Judge, 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards 


", witty, creative, and captivating like nothing I have ever read before. Almost impossible to put down. Awesome!" 

~ S. Fisher, Readers' Favorite 


"...a top pick for teens and adults interested in ... unique stories filled with unpredictable action!" 

~ D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review 

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About the author

 Businessmen are serious people, right?  Not always.  Steve LeBel — hospital president, technology entrepreneur, algorithmic trader — is definitely not serious.  Not when he writes.

Whimsy overcomes him at the word processor. Whimsy is at the core of his novel, The Universe Builders, which is told with LeBel’s unique balance of seriousness, humor, and whimsy.

Steve lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife and two cats.  When not writing, he can be found cursing the stock market, or thinking up new plots for The Universe Builders.

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Argon Press
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Published on
Apr 13, 2015
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
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