'The Altar Boy' now available at the Book Checkout

My first novel, The Altar Boy, is now available through the Book Checkout.

This is the story of Carl Sanders growing up in a strong Catholic family during the 1960s. Everything is okay until the intrusion of a powerful Catholic priest. After that his life is changed forever.

New author Phil Stephens releases first novel

Hello everyone, I am Phil Stephens, a new author from Brown County, in southern Indiana. I just finished my first novel called The Altar Boy.

Based on a true story, it is the story of a relationship between a married woman and a Catholic priest as witnessed through the eyes of a young boy and how he dealt with it.  It takes place in the 1960s at which time the Church had undisputed power.  The book does a good job of retaining the flavor and tone of that era. At times it’s funny.  At times it’s sad.  But it’s always intense and will leave the reader questioning the Church’s position on celibacy for its priests.