Introducing Mary Murry, author of He Ain’t Our Bill No More

“Once Elaine and Becky got my manuscript, things started happening. I can’t tell them how much I appreciate their work. Thank You!”

Mary Jane Jones was born in 1947 during a very important poker game in Stringtown, Arkansas. I was the oldest of eight children born to Hilary and Margaret Jones and graduated from Jasper High in Jasper, Arkansas in May of 1965. Right out of high school, I started college at the Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.  I met my husband in Kansas City through a friend and we had three children. During the child raising years I ran a licensed home daycare, and that is when I started compiling information for this book. I have had numerous jobs since that time and ended up in the Post Office in Odessa, Missouri and since retired.

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My story is about my father, Hilary Jones, who believed a handshake and a man’s word were binding. The love of politics is how Hilary and Bill Clinton became friends. Hard work and determination is how the Hilary Jones Elk Herd came to Newton County, Arkansas.

Introducing Sun Eastley, author of Subtraction

“Outskirts Press is appreciable; that’s why I’m leaning on it.”

Sun Eastley lives in Queens with his kids. He’s still writing books that can amuse people.

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This book is made in order to help kids understanding the veritable answer of two numbers when they get together in order to produce a reduction as an answer. The same answer, however, can also produce a quantitative answer when you take the result of any take away and add it to the middle number in order to have the top number as a final result. This book is made easy in order to help children assimilating the contents of it.

Introducing John Foley, author of Guitar Music for the Mid-Life Crisis

“I particularly appreciated the extra time and assistance for the technically-challenged among us.”

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John Foley is (still) a musician and Music Therapist. He has performed across the US and Canada. Recordings include Rock, Folk and children’s music as well as educational material for the BBC and the Smithsonian Institute.

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After forty years as a music fan, student, professional musician and Music Therapist I found myself losing interest in music. For years I had played because I wanted and needed to. Now I played when I had to and wasn’t listening with much interest. I knew a lot about the “how” of music. Now I had to re-discover the “why.”

Introducing Haji Razmi, author of The Alliance

“What I experienced with Outskirts Press in publishing my book was a lot more than what I expected. The process was smooth, my questions were answered, and I received suggestions and recommendations from my Author Representative, which were very helpful.”

Haji Razmi was born in Kandahar-Afghanistan. He went to the School of Law and Political Sciences, Kabul University. While employed at the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan, he earned the certificate of graduation from the Institute of Diplomacy. He worked for four years as a diplomat at the United Nations in New York. Utilizing a UN fellowship, he earned the certificate of attendance of the 1990 full summer sessions of the International Law Commission in Geneva and of the International Law Academy of The Hague. From 2010 to 2014 he taught Pashto language at California State – East Bay and Stanford Universities. He is the author of Afghans Don’t Cry – a collection of short stories. He works and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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“Even if the sky falls to the ground, even if the whole world begs me, and even if all the people in the city and in the country kiss my hands and feet, I swear to God, I swear to the Prophet and I swear to the Quran that this cannot and will not happen, you all know me very well, when I say no to anything, that thing cannot be done even if it costs my life. If my son is really my son, he will never be able to do this. I am known in the whole world, from here to London, from Pakistan to America, as a hero of Jihad, so tell my son not to mess up with me…” This novel takes you on a fascinating journey into the moral, cultural, social, political and historical lifestyle of a nation where both ancient and modern empires and super powers; Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the Mogul Empire, Persian Empire, the British Empire, Sikh Empire, the Soviet Union and finally the richest country in the human history, the United States of America adventured but lingered in knowing the uniqueness and the real convolution of its way of life. This novel takes you deep down to that point of the journey where I bet you have never been.

Introducing James C. Maddox, author of Bowfin

“I find that working with the publishing staff is a pleasure. Dana and her staff are all highly competent and thorough in the performance of their duties. I hope to work with them again in the near future.”

James C. Maddox grew up in Florida, where he still lives today. He retired after 27 years at a high-tech plant for the Department of Energy. At almost the same time, Jim completed another 27-year career with the Florida National Guard. He began as a private and worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Jim’s love of the outdoors and wildlife knowledge is expressed in his other books, Lake Pan and The Dream. When he is not writing, he enjoys target shooting and both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Jim is divorced and has one adult son.

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In the highly anticipated sequel to Lake Pan, Jim and the gang are called upon to help when a rancher down in south Florida reports a problem: Something is eating the rancher’s herd of prizewinning experimental Brahma cattle. As the new director of the South Regional Fish and Game office, Anna Mae Jones knows that the rancher’s problem has landed squarely in her lap as he claims the marauding animal, whatever it is, is coming from her jurisdiction-the Everglades National Park. Anna sends one of her top park rangers to investigate the rancher’s losses, but he returns with disturbing news. The mysterious animal is big and unidentifiable, at least to Sgt. Wayne Shucks, who asks his new boss for help. Anna immediately thinks of the group of fishermen who helped further her career earlier at a lake called Pan. The men are ex-service members of the United States Armed Forces, and with their military skills and vast knowledge of the region’s fish, animals, and swamplands, Jim and his gang are perfectly suited for this assignment. If only Anna can drag them away from their bass fishing on Lake Pan…

Introducing P.L. Woods, author of From A-Z

“Thank you guys SO much for everything you have done. I appreciate it so much!”

P.L. Woods was born in New York and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. This is her first published novel.

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Leila Woods is nearly twenty-three years old, not-so-recently single and currently crushing on a co-worker, Zane. He’s great to look at, great to talk to, and apparently great to hang out with, as she comes to find. He’s got all the characteristics that make him a perfect potential boyfriend, except one teeny detail: Leila’s ex-boyfriend, Alan, is Zane’s friend. One morning, Leila finds Zane in her bed-with no recollection of the night before. As Zane clears up the previous day, things get a little more complicated, for Leila. Zane’s a really good guy, but is there more? Does she like him, more than just solid eye-candy? Is he being nice or does he possibly have feelings for Leila too? Just when it seems like things couldn’t get any more complicated, Alan finds out that her and Zane are talking, and he’s definitely not happy.

Introducing Martha Gabour Manuel, author of Underwriting is Murder

“Thanks again for another great experience in the world of book publishing! Each time I have another book published through Outskirts Press, it only gets better. I was particularly impressed with Elaine this time. She was quick to respond to every question I had, and was a real pleasure to work with. ”

Martha Gabour Manuel, a Louisiana native, lives in Ventress, thirty-two miles from the state’s capitol of Baton Rouge. Martha’s strong ties to Louisiana are what inspire her writings. The author of Murder on False River and Political Treason, Martha started writing books after retiring from the traditional work force. Her love of surprises keeps friends wondering who will be the next to appear in a novel written by Martha Gabour Manuel.

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Margie grabbed the police chief’s arm as he was taking aim; instinctively he swung around. There was a loud explosion as the gun went off. The illustrious Dr. Marguerite Hinckley’s body plummeted to the floor. Henry dropped to his knees beside her and began crying out, “Oh my God, what have I done?” In shock and disbelief, Mel watched from her vantage point outside the window. An extra surge of adrenaline shot through her body, reminding the relatively new private investigator she had to quickly distance herself from the unimaginable scene just witnessed. Mel had been hired to follow Margie by her husband, Seth, in order to find out if his wife was having an affair. Little did she know that the horror viewed scarcely minutes earlier was only a preview of what was to come, as she is thrown into the middle of what may be the strangest and most bizarre murder investigation she will likely ever know.

Introducing Glenn Proctor, author of Love, Lust & Flirts

“Lisa remained patient with me through a couple missteps I made, which I appreciate.”

Glenn Proctor is the author of KICKING BOTTLES, NEWS & DUST, his first book of poetry. A retired newspaper editor, he shared in the Pulitzer Prize at the Akron Beacon Journal and taught journalism at Kent State and Washington and Lee universities. A career and small business coach, media strategist and leadership trainer, Proctor lives in North Carolina.

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This work – second of the Finding Dust Trilogy – is the author’s perspective on the joys and pitfalls of love and relationships. These poems were written to inspire thoughts about love issues, generate necessary skepticism and find laugh out loud moments.

Introducing Keith Mosher, author of On a Sphere’s Edge

“Outskirts Press, and my representative, Lisa, are the definition of professional. I am Keith Mosher, author of On a Sphere’s Edge. This was my first novel, but there are more to come. The publishing story, along with the writing, was a long and twisted path. I initially self-published as an ebook, and then as an audio book, knowing all along I had to get the novel in print. I did a good deal of research and opted for Outskirts Press, and I’m glad I did. The process was clear, clean, and effortless. Lisa and the rest of the team at Outskirts were helpful and accommodating, even when I requested some out-of-sequence changes to the cover. Thank you Outskirts Press.”

Keith Mosher earned his Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC in 1980. During his multifaceted past, he has been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and a computer software programmer. He currently teaches Martial Arts, blogs, and is an established author. Listed by Indies UNITE! as a “Producer to Watch” (Twitter @IndieOwnership).
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Alex finds herself in possession of a legendary device that has the potential to destroy civilization. It is then she learns the device is addictive. She cannot turn this device over to her commanders. Military minds and all-consuming destructive powers do not make a good match. She reluctantly accepts her need to drop out of the system to protect the device and humanity. To do that, she enlists the aid of a crafty ex-con.

Mark Szasz writes: “I was very impressed by the detail. The characters and the setting are developed in the most exciting and complete ways, ways that you almost exclusively see in science fiction. If you enjoy Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, then I suspect you will find On a Sphere’s Edge thoroughly enjoyable!”

Introducing James D. Patalon, author of Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story

“I have had my very first published work, Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story, published by Outskirts Press! I am so excited over the work they have done and the time they took with me to make sure that I was happy with the product they helped me to produce. They answered all my concerns, are still emailing me marketing suggestions, keeping me posted on updates and have even given me a Web page that offers my book online sales through Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as being able to purchase an ebook edition at a very low cost! I will definitely be publishing my second book through Outskirts Press! I bought the Diamond Package deal and I am completely satisfied over everything it includes as well as the extras that I can later purchase at a reasonable price! I want to express a sincere thank you to all my publishing consultants who have made me feel as if I were the only one they had been working with! They really do put their customers needs above everything else!”

About James D. Patalon: I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I am the oldest child of four. I now currently reside in Nevada. I will always be glad to sign a copy of my book for you!

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A spine-tingling adventure into unknown realms…Two men,each facing an unimaginable, inexplicable journey, each must face horrors and promises in an alternate reality that is both surreal and yet oddly familiar. One man suffering from depression deals with his pain by imagining an easier world…until an accident pushes him into another realm where he is reunited with a lost love, but also must face zombies and an evil demon. He must face the truth of the comforting illusions he created but as his dream world becomes more and more compelling and satisfying, what will happen when he has to return to real life? The second man enters an alternate reality by committing suicide, an act that, as he has been warned, will have serious consequences. He is reunited with his soulmate, but they can’t stay in the reality they currently inhabit. An adversary that they thought they had destroyed is back and they must face him again…and, to their horror, they come to learn that they must defeat their demons over and over as they move to new realms; the price for taking your own life is to be doomed to move continually from one reality to the next. Red Eyes and the Human Horror Story is a thrilling, endlessly inventive exploration of the ways in which imagination shapes our reality…and how reality shapes our dream worlds.