Introducing David M. Tavernier, author of More Stories of the Rich and Famous

“As with my first title, your personnel were pleasant, knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient during the entire process.”

David M. Tavernier resides in Aiken, South Carolina, and is married to Patrice Durban Tavernier, a third-generation Aikenite. His first book, Stories of the Rich and Famous: Aiken’s Winter Colony in the Gilded Age, was selected as the Featured Book for “In Author’s Words” on July 6th 2013. In October and November 2012 it was recognized as “Top Ten in Sales” for Outskirts Press. Both titles are available online at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com, and http://www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.


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The reader is placed in the action as witness to the high and low events that enmeshed the country’s rich and famous in their winter playground, Aiken, South Carolina. The activities of the Astors, Iselins and Hitchcocks, among others, are restored to life offering the reader insight into their desires, joys, fears, and regrets. Each chapter delivers a riveting story about the lives and times of those who occupied the highest perches of America’s societal peaks. “Eyewitness to History and/or The Great Escape” could be the title of Tavernier’s latest book, sequel to his well-received earlier work. Now the reader is also present and mesmerized as he or she watches the burning of the Highland Park Hotel, witnesses the abject horror from a lifeboat as the Titanic sinks, and is in a heartbeat with Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. as he escapes from a German POW train in World War I. Once again the author’s laidback style and imaginative approach make for easy and enjoyable reading. Highly recommended.” -Robert J. Harrington, Headmaster Emeritus, Aiken Preparatory School

More Stories of the Rich and Famous offers a wealth of stories centered around Aiken, South Carolina-a small town that attracted some of the country’s most affluent and powerful families in the 19th century and on past World War II. Based on extensive research, this collection is a fascinating piece of historical fiction featuring the rich and famous of “the Newport of the South.”

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Introducing B.R. Mason, author of My Friend, My Lover, My Killer

“This was our first experience with self-publishing and you made it an easy and rewarding experience. One we will be repeating shortly.”

B. R. Mason has spent hundreds of hours participating and riding patrol with a small-town police force. A US Air Force vet, Mason is married, lives in a small New Hampshire town and has three dogs and six cats. My Friend, My Lover, My Killer is Mason’s debut novel.


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When Police Officer Jacqueline “Jake” Kilborn stops at Carlson’s Convenience Store to get a soda for lunch, she walks past the four motorcycles parked out front without a second thought. But when the towering Nordic beauty steps through the door, a bullet slams into her shoulder. She has walked in on a robbery in progress. Despite her injury, the former Marine officer kills three of the suspects and critically wounds the fourth: Charles “Ace” Foster, a twisted sociopath fond of using large knives. At his trial, as Foster is dragged from the courtroom in shackles, he screams obscenities at the witnesses and Officer Kilborn, threatening to cut them to pieces when he gets the chance. Several years later the sadistic biker is released from prison early due to overcrowding and Chief Jake Kilborn begins receiving threatening letters signed only with a crudely drawn ace of spades. Unsure when and where Foster will strike first, she and her department are on full alert in an effort to stop him before he can make good on his threats. Things are complicated by the arrival of a handsome biker and Jake is at odds over her growing attraction to the Harley-riding stranger and her fear that he is in league with Foster. Soon Jake will find herself the unwilling focal point in a battle of wills involving obsession, love, seduction, fear, betrayal, and murder-all because of a man she loves…

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Introducing Sophia Santucci, author of One Face

“I truly appreciate working with Dana during entire publishing process. It was a great pleasure and her expertise, patience and superb customer support throughout entire process was appreciated. Job well done and prompt e-mails and assistance were exceptional. Thank you!”

Sophia Santucci is a writer, yoga instructor, and inspirational art visionary. She has facilitated empowerment workshops and meditation classes for over forty years, and is the author of From Across the Ocean to Electromagnetic Energy in Motion to Waking up in Light; World’s Greatest Treasures: Reaching the Summit of One’s Nature; Yoga Practice Demystified: Four Simple Yoga Guidelines to Wellness; and Multidimensional You, Even When Baking Cookies. Sophia lives in Florida with her husband.


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We’ve come a long way since prehistoric times. We’ve made great progress and advancements, and the current generation has grown up with the latest and greatest in technology. But has our consciousness evolved as well? Have we reached a higher level of thinking, acting, communicating, and relating to others? One Face, Seven Billion Masks reveals how our past thinking and old habits create energy in our mind and body that affects our everyday life, creating either harmony or stress and drama. How we can balance our daily lives—our fast-paced lives filled with modern technology—and find a way to nourish self and soul? Empowering ourselves is to know ourselves, but we must update the digital technology in our brain to effect positive changes. One Face, Seven Billion Masks explores how we can bridge generational differences and find commonality—how to move beyond the mask we choose to wear in the external world and reveal our true face. The book is a reminder for all human beings to take responsibility and action to initiate positive changes in thoughts, feelings, and action—a guide to moving beyond the caveman mentality and creating a better life for yourself and future generations to come.

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Introducing Julie Bettendorf, author of Anthony Ant Goes To France

“Fantastic first-time publishing experience. Outskirts is custom made for the first timer, like myself, and the more experienced writer who wants excellent service!”

Julie Bettendorf is a world traveler, with a background in history and a degree in archaeology. Through her books, she shares the wonderful world of travel with children and their parents as Anthony Ant teaches kids about other cultures, customs, and traditions. When Julie is not traveling with her children, she lives in Central Oregon.


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Hi, my name is Anthony Ant, and I love to go places. When I travel, I can fit into some pretty small spaces. Once I curled up in a suitcase, as snug as could be. When I came out, I was in beautiful France. Whoopee! These are the tales of Anthony Ant, a child’s travel companion and all-around great adventurer. Anthony travels in style, comfortably lodged in a suitcase, and he never knows what strange, new country he will find himself in. In Anthony Ant Goes to France, he travels to Paris, where he meets Lulu Ladybug. Together they explore the food, culture, and sights of the city. Anthony visits the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, eats French pastry, and gets to know the French people, all with his new friend Lulu.

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Introducing Lucinda Waldron, author of Mosquito County

“Publishing with Outskirts Press has been an experience that far exceeded my expectations! From the beginning, the staff was highly knowledgeable, helpful and patient. My questions were addressed quickly and professionally. Brie, my author representative, was a blessing, guiding me throughout the entire process. There is no doubt that Outskirts Press will be my choice for future publishing needs!”

Lucinda Waldron grew up in Central Florida’s Orange County, which was known as Mosquito County in the early 1800s. Her love for this tropical paradise, rich in history and year-round beauty, became her inspiration for Mosquito County. A retired school principal and college professor, Lucinda lives with her husband on their farm in North Florida.


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Emma’s father hasn’t been the same since his wife’s death, but when he rouses Emma in the middle of the night, her bags already packed, she knows something is desperately wrong. Trying to protect her from an unknown evil, Richard Kingston hustles his eighteen-year-old daughter off to the backwoods wilderness of the Florida peninsula to live with her grandfather, Russell Duvane.

Mosquito County becomes the backdrop for Emma’s thirst for adventure as she explores its pristine wilderness, embraces its mythical intrigue, and becomes enthralled with her grandfather’s citrus and cattle empire. Amid the splendor of this turn-of-the-century tropical paradise, Emma encounters mystery surrounding Seminole Indian legends, danger from an unknown and evil source, and romance when she meets a young rancher who captures her heart. Kip Morgan is unlike any young man Emma encountered in her former Bostonian life, and she soon finds his alluring smile as intoxicating as the abundant tropical flowers of Mosquito County.

Set in the late 1800s, Mosquito County is a hauntingly beautiful debut novel, richly layered with family secrets, mystery, passion, and revenge.

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Introducing Leona Hollis, author of The Angel That Touched My Head

“My experience with Outskirts Press was great. They are thorough, helpful and very professional. I highly recommend them to anyone desiring to publish a book especially a children’s book. I also plan on using them again for my next children’s book. My experience was excellent. Special acknowledgments to Brie, my Author Representative, and Richa, the illustrator for my children’s book. I was very pleased with their professionalism. I give the company an “A” from my experience with them.”

Leona Hollis is a writer and author who lives in New York. She was compelled to write this book not only because her son was once hospitalized with a condition where the doctors didn’t know what to diagnose but also because she wanted to find a way to comfort the hearts of children as well as parents when they are sick and don’t know what to do. She believes that reading comforting and positive books to these children can make a difference in how they feel and give them a sense of hope whether the story is fiction or non-fiction. She loves singing, dancing, going to the beach, cooking and good clean comedy and having fun with her children. She also has upcoming books soon to be published including, “Wilamina and the Talking Junk Foods” and “Connected Hearts.”


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After years of battling a crippling, very painful disease, Brad encounters a strange man that changes his life forever.

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Introducing Clarence Hines, author of Faith Behind the Blue Wall

“Wow! From the very first consultation, the representatives at Outskirts Press were amazing. I can’t say enough good things about the top notch level of professionalism and service. Publishing a book can be an intimidating process; however, I felt like Outskirts Press partnered with me and held my hand the entire way. I would recommend Outskirts Press to anyone interested in self-publishing. I already have one friend who is finishing his second book and has indicated he’s going to use Outskirts Press. I am hard at work already planning my second book and feel like I have found a home with Outskirts Press. I can’t thank them enough for helping to make my dream of publishing my first book come true. Thank you Outskirts Press!”

Clarence Hines is a retired Detective Sergeant with the St. Louis Police Department where he served for 21 years. He serves as a Criminal Justice Instructor and Associate Pastor in St. Louis. Clarence is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. He also serves as a Police Chaplain and writes a monthly faith based column in a police newsletter. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Julia and two children.


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Often referred to as the “Blue Wall of Silence,” most people give little consideration to the sub-community that is law enforcement. Most officers and soldiers accept the inherent dangers of their vocation without reservation; however, are rarely prepared to deal with the residual emotional effects of policing a community and defending our borders. Because of the strong professional standards and polished uniformed image of our warriors of justice, most people never stop to consider that because officers and soldiers encounter so much brokenness on a daily basis, they themselves can eventually break. This book is a personal career devotional for the entire law enforcement community and their families to bring them face to face with the loving presence of the God of Grace who called them, understands them, protects them, loves them and seeks to heal them. Throughout its pages, the law enforcement community will find transformative vocational meaning and purpose as they favorably live out their faith in the tough terrain of defending a city or nation. Through the often overlooked stories of soldiers and law enforcement officers in the bible, they will learn valuable lessons and gain priceless pearls of wisdom to better protect and serve our communities. Families and Communities will have never before seen access to the inner struggles and daily obstacles officers must overcome to serve them. Chaplains and clergy will be better informed and equipped to minister to the needs of their law enforcement congregants and parishioners.

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