Monday, February 1, 2021



Many people know Todd Stottlemyre as an American former professional baseball player, most notably as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. However, Todd Stottlemyre is also an author with a highly personal, transformative story to tell through his new book. The Observer, far from being a fiction novel, is the fable of Todd Stottlemyre’s life. He rose to superstardom winning two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays but had yet to reach his true “peak” until the journey that began afterward.

Kat has it all (money, success, recognition, influence) except the one thing she desires desperately: a fulfilled life. A business entrepreneur in the high-end sportswear industry, Kat is driven in relentless pursuit of ever-greater success. The two anchors in Kat's frenzied life have been her father; a famous baseball pitcher turned team manager, and her son, who is following in his grandfather's footsteps. When both anchors become unstable, Kat's life tips dangerously out of balance. The market and her finances flip, and relationships start slipping through her fingers. Eager for solutions, she turns to find uncanny wisdom from places she never expected.

The Observer unpacks the idea of 180-degree thinking, which changes everything for Kat. Now, seemingly impossible goals now come into focus with crystal clear clarity. As Kat focuses on the right things, the impossible becomes her new reality.

Book Details:

Title: The Observer: A Modern Fable on Mastering Your Thoughts & Emotions

Author: Todd Stottlemyre

Genre: *Praised for breaking the boundaries of both fiction and non-fiction / women’s fiction, sports fiction, business, self-help, motivational, inspirational, mental health

Publisher: Made for Success Publishing (December 29, 2020)

Print length: 200 pages


Things you need in order to write: clarity, a creative environment, time.

Things that hamper your writing: stress, overwhelm that destroys creativity.

Things you love about writing: I love being able to share a message of true-life events and experiences, of tragedy and triumphs to inspire and impact others to pursue their inner greatness.

Things you hate about writing:
I find I do better talking than writing and my passion comes out deeper in my voice when I am speaking.

Easiest thing about being a writer: sharing personal stories, experiences, and moments.

Hardest thing about being a writer: relating to the masses so that it will enrich their lives.

Things you love about where you live:
I love outdoor opportunities because of our weather and the ease of travel throughout the country because of where we are located.

Things that make you want to move: the summer heat in Arizona.

Things you never want to run out of: family and friends.

Things you wish you’d never bought: golf courses.

Favorite foods: Poke, sushi, Italian. 

Things that make you want to throw up: celery, peas, wild rice.

Things you’d walk a mile for: a great meal.

Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: negative people.

Things you always put in your books: real-life experiences. 

Things you never put in your books: to teach something I have never learned through experience.

Favorite places you’ve been: Europe, Hawaii, Turks & Caicos.

Places you never want to go to again: bad hotels.

Favorite things to do: vacation with my family, fishing with my brother. 

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: cleaning the garage and moving.

Things that make you happy: dates with my wife, great food, inspiring movies, winning. 

Things that drive you crazy: losing, negative people, messy environments, excuses.

The last thing you did for the first time: rode a Segway. 

Something you’ll never do again: Pink Jeep Tours.



Relentless Success



Todd Stottlemyre is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 15 seasons most notably as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays with whom he won two World Series championships. He also played for the Oakland Athletics, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Awarded for his outstanding integrity and dedication to community service, he received the prestigious Branch Ricky Award and the Lou Gehrig Award. After leaving professional baseball, he pursued a career in finance building an asset management business at a high-profile Wall Street firm. He is the co-founder and owner of a private equity fund that owns, manages, and oversees a number of companies. Today, Stottlemyre channels his passion for winning as a high-performance business coach, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. Taking all he has learned both on and off the field, he works to help people achieve unparalleled success in every dimension of their lives. His latest book, The Observer: A Modern Fable on Mastering Your Thoughts & Emotions released on December 29, 2020.

Connect with Todd:

Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

Buy the book:

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble