The First Children's Skateboarding Book in Space is a Gas!

Author/Teacher literally launches his book into space!

Jun 27, 2013, 15:53 ET from Joseph Gutiz Publishing

RANCHO BELAGO, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  L.A. native and middle school author/teacher literally launches his first children's novel into space! ( Joseph Gutiz used a weather balloon, a GoPro camera and a GPS satellite-tracking device for the launching of his book.


Gutiz wanted to do something different for the launching of his children's novel, THE ADVENTURES OF CHUBBY CHEEKS: THE PRO QUEST. His out of the box idea turned out to be a success as he was able to retrieve the video with all of its footage 80 miles into the Mojave Desert, from where it was launched.  "Due to the latest in technology and the-ever changing state of the publishing industry, anything is possible," said Gutiz.

THE ADVENTURES OF CHUBBY CHEEKS: THE PRO QUEST is a children's novel for ages 8-13, but can be a good read for adults as well.  This urban children's novel brings awareness to the various common issues that plague today's youth. Diverse characters are featured in a well-plotted story that eventually leads to an inspirational Venice Beach skateboarding competition between his bullies and his group of friends.

The novel begins as Chubby Cheeks and his best friend, Jimmy Jam, are making the most out of their last elementary school summer break. Their busy summer and middle school agenda include becoming pro skateboarders, learning to swag, recycling to raise money for their skateboarding expenses and ultimately diminishing the looming presence of their bullies.

"Call it extreme teaching, but the main reason for writing this book is to hopefully inspire and educate today's technology driven youth," said Gutiz. ""Even though I teach English and Social Science, I also enjoy writing  books for others to read."

Joseph Gutiz is the author of two other books, DREAM TO ACHIEVE and SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. His books can be found in print and eBook formats on most major online book distributors and his website.

To watch the literal launch of the book and for upcoming events, please visit the website below:,

Contact Information:
Joseph Gutiz
Cell: 951-552-0603

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