Brett Champan was born and raised in north-central Wisconsin, where he developed a passion for books and the outdoors early on. Already as a grade-schooler, he knew he wanted to write. He remembers walking to a bookshelf in his small classroom, picking up a novel and saying to himself, “One day, I’m going to write one of these.”
After earning a degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Brett moved to Chicago, where he began working professionally and became active with a life-giving ministry that stretches throughout the city. The city’s people, contagious energy, and fast pace easily grew on him. But even amidst the bustle, he had not forgotten his desire to write, and in 2009, he published his first novel, Rearview Sunset.
In addition to writing, Brett enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends around the fire. His dog Cruzer is usually close by his side.
“Rearview Sunset, a novel by Wisconsin author Brett Champan, is a retrospective look at the life of Beau Jamison. It
can also initiate a retrospective look at the reader’s life. Beautifully written…I expect we will see more from this
Wisconsin author. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and predict it will be a winner.”
—Joyce Laabs, The Lakeland Times, Minocqua, WI full article
Fingerprints of God
“While many words have been written to describe The Word, Brett Champan in his new book, Fingerprints of God, takes us on
a splendid tour of nature’s beauties and dangers in order to illustrate deep life principles that concern us all. Brett limns
out personal scenes and vignettes from his faith journey and work experiences and combines them with a rich spiritual backdrop.
Stepping vicariously into the author’s treks and journeys along striking, pristine hiking and horseback-riding trails, the
reader discovers rippling brooks, warming campfires and distant, stirring winds used as nature metaphors to illuminate a
greater purpose and calling to the Creator.”
—Adam Spurgeon Zens, Public Librarian, Wisconsin