“The process was efficient and enjoyable. My team moved me along with a minimum of effort on my part. The book, cover to cover, is everything I hoped it would be, and more. The professor who helped me with the historical background called to say, ‘Well done!’ I have already begun revising the second novel in this trilogy and will expect the same great results from Outskirts Press.”
Oscar Patton is a graduate of Berry College, the University of Tennessee, and Florida State University. A retired college professor of literature and composition, he now spends his days at his writing place on the family farm near Ambrose, Georgia. He has written and is revising for publication two more novels for a Satilla County trilogy.
A Twentieth-Century Scarlett O’Hara. Love, hate, ambition, greed, lasciviousness–human nature is laid bare in this story about the fall of the grandest house in Hebron, Georgia. Following the sudden death on the same night of her infant son and her rich and powerful husband, Ada McCallum, too young and too beautiful, must assume control of a vast empire and make her way in a world of men at war, at home and abroad. Strong willed Ada, a twentieth-century Scarlett O’Hara, succeeds in business and in love, but her behavior can be reckless and her choices unwise. Local newspaper editor and McCallum family friend Carl Goodman narrates Ada’s life and reveals dark secrets. He also chronicles race relations, ghost sightings, and happenings in and around Satilla County.