Introducing Pat Jameson, author of Juniper Town

Juniper Country and Juniper Town are both works of fiction. However, they mirror many of the actual conditions that played significant roles in the development and history of Harney County, Oregon. Outskirts Press has given me the opportunity to combine my interest in history with fictional writing. I have been pleased with the appearance and quality of both of these books.”

Pat Jameson was born to a family of ranchers in eastern Oregon near Burns and worked as a teenager in the 1960s on his uncle’s ranch in Drewsey. His professional career spanned over forty years in the automotive and truck stop industry, and he currently lives in Boise, Idaho. Juniper Town is the third novel about the fictional remote high desert town of Juniper. The other two books in this series are “The Juniper Story” (Dorrance Publishing 2013) and “Juniper Country” (Outskirts Press 2015).

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A small 1950s desert town with foreboding secrets. When young Steve White comes of age in the small, remote high desert town of Juniper in the 1950s, the unique phenomena of the age and the power plays of the town’s adults combine to shape and challenge his young life. Korea and the Cold War, the threat of nuclear bombing, racial prejudice, the Asian flu pandemic, polio, child abuse in the church, political conspiracy and corruption, UFOs and aliens, and the pains of teen love all have profound impacts on the town and the boy who grows up in it.

Introducing Joann Grantling Braswell, author of Generations of Fadeless Memories

“I am so pleased with Outskirts Press. You made my publishing experience so pleasant. I received my first royalty check two days ago. I plan to publish my next book with your company. Thanks.”

Joann Grantling Braswell is a retired educator whose dedicated career was recognized with two Educator of the Year awards. She was also nominated twice for the McKibben Lane Award, and appeared multiple times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Her poem “When I Look in the Mirror” appeared in the county’s Handbook for Middle School Parents.

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As Times Change, Women’s Courage Stays the Same. Three generations of mothers and daughters come vividly to life in this extraordinary family memoir, which captures and explores the experiences of women who stood up bravely to the sometimes nearly intolerable tragedies…and who survived to give life to the women after them. You might think that life in the early 1900s was very different from life today, but as you read, you’ll see that hope and heartache, duty and desire, courage and compassion have stayed the same over the past century, though the era in which events occur dictates the protocol for expressing these common experiences. You’ll meet Cora, who carried an intolerable secret; Ethel, whose marriage fell apart in ways she could not have imagined; Joann, whose lifelong fear was mirrored in the terrible experience she had to face. Visceral, unforgettable, and deeply important, Generations of Fadeless Memories bears witness not only to the extraordinary women of one family, but to the forces of social, racial, and gender equality in the 20th century.

Introducing W.A. Smith, author of Einstein’s Fiddle

“Dana is great — a pro, easy to work with, responsive. I had a difficult time with some pieces of the process, and Dana was always there to help. Thanks for a great experience.”

W.A. Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina, attended schools in Charleston, and graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He received his M.A. from San Francisco State University. His work has appeared in a variety of literary venues including Aura, Berkeley Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, Crucible, Five Fingers Review, New England Review, and Algonquin Books’ New Stories From the South, The Year’s Best. His first novel, A History of the World, and a collection of stories, His Last Nine Words, are available on Amazon. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, their four children, Brutus the dog and Violet the (slightly demented) cat.

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What kind of man leaves the infant son he loves on a doorstep in a strange town and drives away? With its present set in the summer of 1985 and its past reaching from 1950 to 1974, Einstein’s Fiddle is a dramatic examination of Davy Calhoun’s journey from home to the far country and back. The language and landscape of the novel vary between the existential and familial, tragic and comic, as the non-linear narrative – by turns realistic, lyrical, magical – focuses fearlessly on Davy’s fall, dishonor and redemption.

Introducing Gene Edwards, author of The Other Color of Love

“My experience was wonderful and well appreciated every step in the publication process.”

Gene Edwards is a native of North Carolina and graduated from the City College of New York. After spending his professional career as a mathematician, mathematics educator, administrator, consultant, and college instructor, he turned to writing poetry and served as managing editor of Ariadne’s Web magazine. The Other Color of Love is his fifth published book of poetry.

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Love yourself…just as you are. The Other Color of Love is a collection of poems offered as an adventure into the spirit of the imagination, into the heart and soul. Imagination constantly impels us and nurtures us with eternal gifts of love, beauty, and truth. Our choice to be honest with ourselves and others-and our awareness that there is more to our existence-sets us free. The poems touch upon birth, rebirth, gratitude, contentment, happiness, love, and mutual respect, with stunning images that serve to trigger and heighten the imagination. Indulge in this uplifting collection and be richly compensated with excitement, encouragement, and self-esteem. Feel the love, feel the joy, and embrace the journey as you look into the mirror and with courage and conviction say, “It’s okay and I’m okay. It’s okay to love myself just as I am!”

Introducing Diana Carter, author of Dark Revenge: The Trey Taylor Story

“It was such a pleasure to work with Outskirts Press again. This is my fourth book published. I look forward to publishing my next five books through this publisher.”

Diana Carter, author of the Broken Promises series takes a turn in a different direction with Dark Revenge: The Trey Taylor Story. Dark Revenge is the story of a former cop turned private investigator that is framed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Diana lives in the Metropolitan Detroit area with her granddaughter and currently working on her DBA in Organizational Leadership at Walden University.

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What Is One To Do When The Walls Are Closing In? Trey Adrian Taylor former cop turned private investigator had a heck of a case on his hands regarding the murder of his former girlfriend Sonya Elaine Young. Found unconscious near her dead body with the murder weapon in his hand, will Trey be able to prove he wasn’t responsible when all the evidence points in his direction? It didn’t help that Trey lost his memory or that the lead investigator on the case Chief Carl Bryson Marshall (Trey’s former boss) had issues with Trey following rules when he was on the police force. The family was torn when Trenton Aaron Taylor Jr. (TJ) and Talia Taylor-Ross, Trey’s oldest brother and younger sister had doubts about his innocence. Trey’s dad, Trenton Sr. hired the best defense attorney in the state Victoria Leah Hamilton to defend Trey. On top of Trey’s legal issues his wife Malinda had to have an emergency C-Section to deliver their first child. With all the issues that’s plaguing Trey, will he be able to overcome his obstacles or will he fall victim to the people that are most eager to see him fail?

Introducing Maria E. Rundquist, author of Maria

“Gwen was an excellent representative. She helped me navigate the Outskirts website. She answered my emails promptly and all my questions. I am very happy with Outskirts Press and I will recommend it to my friends and family.”

Maria E. Rundquist is retired from her small business as translator/interpreter, and Spanish instructor. She is still involved in her community as volunteer. She is active in the Northwest Iowa Sierra Group, The Loess Hills Audubon Society, The Sioux City Neighborhood Network, The League of Women Voters, the Missouri River Runners, and the First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, Iowa. Maria and her husband Rex have four children and seven grandchildren.

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An Immigrant Making a Difference Through Community Involvement. As a young girl growing up in Merida, Maria faced tragedy and hardship. As a young woman she endured abuse by her ex-husband. Maria found the courage to break free from her abuser and build a good life as a single parent with two small children. Maria’s life changed when she met a young American medical ex-change student from Iowa while she worked as a secretary for the medical residency program at a Hospital in Merida. Maria and her two small children came to America with a fiancé visa in order to marry Dr. Rundquist. Maria and her two children are naturalized citizens and they hold dual citizenship. She is proud to be an American yet part of her heart belongs to her native country, as well. Maria has actively assimilated into the communities where she raised her four children. She advocates for women, children and the environment. Maria wants to inspire women to face challenges in their own lives by getting involved in their children’s activities as well as volunteering in their communities.

Introducing L.F. Falconer, author of A Debt of Survival

“I am pleased with the paperback publishing process.”

She can’t sing and she can’t dance, but Nevada author L.F. Falconer has been transforming words into stories since childhood. Growing up in a haunted house fostered her fascination with the unknown and kindled her imagination while she honed her craft with classes in journalism and creative writing. When she has time to relax, she enjoys exploring the roads less traveled, discovering what might lie beyond the next curve. For more information, visit: www.lffalconer.com

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Where the west meets the unknown. The summer of 1969 sees Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. In California, the Manson family commits bloody murder. A half million people descend upon Woodstock in New York. And in Diablo Springs, Nevada, something evil crawls out of the earth. Fifteen years in law enforcement never prepared Sheriff Don Lattimore for this. Suspecting his daughter is involved in satanic activity within an abandoned house on Redwing Lane, he soon finds himself mired in an investigation straight from the depths of Hell. A wave of destruction sweeps over the county and the death toll rises daily. Plagued by a mentally unstable witness, a crumbling marriage, and the war-born ghosts of his own past, Lattimore no longer knows where to turn in his battle to preserve his community. Then a stranger comes to town, offering deliverance. Now Lattimore faces a horrific decision. Is he willing to sacrifice a child for the greater good? Even his own?