Introducing Mary M. Meckler, author of Jangled Lives

“Jangled Lives, my second novel arrived and looks great! I’m so excited that Outskirts Press and my Author Representative helped me through this process again. She listened to me and was a life saver in more ways than I can say. I will definitely work with Outskirts Press for my third novel which I hope to finish this year.”

Mary has been writing for years and happily presents her second novel for your enjoyment. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with Marty, her husband of over 54 years, and her dog, an American Canine named Lacy. She is a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority and enjoys spending time with her grandkids, reading, and of course, writing.

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Rylee Jasper, an empathetic dog groomer, was tormented as a child by a neighbor who continues to haunt her dreams, only to return from prison after many years. It is assumed he is involved with the terror that surrounds her town with the torture and death of the caretaker of her new love’s elderly parents. Throw in a sexy private eye, a bad cop, along with this psychopath, then follow the path she and others take on the journey through their… JANGLED LIVES.

Introducing Rick Lawin, author of Whispering Winds

“This was my 3rd book with Outskirts Press.  From sales to production, my team was always available to promptly answer my questions and guide me through the process. And, what patience these ladies have to deal with me! The customer service and friendly professionalism provided by team was 5 star-all the way. Why yes, I will be using Outskirts Press again! Thank you and see you on book 4.”

Rick Lawin spent over 25 years on the Los Angeles Police Department. While assigned to the Air Support Division as a pilot and instructor, he received the Department’s highest award, the Medal of Valor. Rick also worked as a charter and news pilot. He is rated in helicopters, multiengine airplanes, seaplanes and gliders. Rick holds a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science and has spent 22 years teaching aviation safety at a major university. He resides in Northern California, close to the High Sierra.

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Why would an inexperienced young woman go for a solo hike in the High Sierra a year ago, and never return? That is the question Jake Cahill must answer. The former police aviator, owner of the Tierra del Puma ranch, teams up with former FBI agent Mark Kincaid to search for the girl, or her body. As the two men uncover the circuitous route taken by their subject, industrial espionage and international intrigue intrude on the search.

All the while, Valerie Cahill senses her connection to the enigmatic ranch has changed. As events collide into a swirl of danger and revelations, Tierra del Puma, the land of the cougar, will be threatened with a maelstrom of destruction that may forever change futures and legends.

Introducing Cory Jenson, author of Flight of Fear

“My Author Representative was very helpful in navigating the process of publishing my first novel. The experience was very rewarding!”

Cory Jenson has always had a thirst for travel. His Air Force service and his 30-year business career have taken him to 66 different countries. International travel, therefore, plays an integral part in his writing. He holds a BS in Business. His early years were spent in Seattle, Washington where he met and married his wife, Edna. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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When Ethan Parrish boarded Flight 272 in Hong Kong, he was looking forward to an uneventful trip home. He planned to sleep most of the way. He had no idea that he would soon be facing a life or death situation. Ethan’s experience as a police detective had prepared him to face emergencies, but nothing like this. His actions over the next 24 hours could decide the fate of, not only himself, but millions of innocent people.

Introducing Charles Ray Brady, author of JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: The Gathering Storm – BOOK ONE

“As a new author I was totally overwhelmed with what was required of me but my Author Representative helped me know what needed to be done and was very patient with my many revisions of this first book. Her patience and knowledge is much appreciated and I was happy to learn I will be working with her on my other two books.”

Charles Ray Brady was born and raised in Utah. He, along with his father and mother, called the town of Santaquin their home. The small-town atmosphere always allowed him the opportunity to explore and use his imagination, often to the dismay of his parents. Ray graduated in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University because he enjoys working with children which led him to become a professional teacher for thirty years. He is a self-taught oil painter and has taught landscape painting both during and after his teaching career. He finds it fun to share this talent with local children. In addition to this series of books, he wrote a book for each of his children when they were in elementary school. He now reads those stories to his grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as an accountant and administrative assistant. He and his wife, Carolyn Seals Brady, met while attending Brigham Young University and were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children and eighteen grandchildren. Ray believes life is a grand tour of opportunities when you use your imagination to explore them.

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As Ben lay there in his semi-conscious state, his body racked with pain from head to toe, the intensely bright light that hung above him seemed to bore itself into his very soul. It happened so quickly and without warning causing him to catapult over the handlebars of his bicycle coming to a bone-crushing heap at the side of the road. He’d only caught a glimpse out of the corner of his eye of an object being thrown before it clocked him to the side of his head leaving him with clouded thoughts of WHY ME?! An angry familiar voice by the gurney where he lay in the emergency room muttered a vivid threat through gritted teeth, “When I get ahold of that kid, I’ll beat the living tar out of him!” “No you won’t son, you’re not that kind of boy.” For Ben Okura, being Japanese American took on a whole new meaning as he was to become one of the homeland’s first civilian casualties of World War II. Ben didn’t know it yet; but, at that moment, he’d already started down an unimaginable darkened road filled with intrigue, danger, and adventure to places he’d never been. He would have to settle up with fate and meet his destiny.

Introducing MP Kollman, author of MOIRAI: The Apportioners

“My author representative has been great to work with on both my most recent submission, Moirai, as well as Honeymoon which was published earlier this year.”

MP Kollman grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. After high school, she moved to Wisconsin, where she married and raised two children. As a stay-at-home mom, she wrote a series of nine crime/adventure stories: Brothers, Sequela, and Honeymoon have been published, and Moirai is the fourth in the series. MP is also the author of Skin Deep, an unrelated romance novel. Her children are now grown and she and her husband have three grandchildren. MP recently retired from a full-time job, leaving more opportunity to pursue her writing career.

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Samantha Grayson has done everything she can to stave off the chances of losing her baby—and possibly her own life—except tell Sandy, her husband, that miscarriage is a very real possibility. When the unthinkable does happen, Sandy is devastated, not just because of the loss of his first son, but also because Samantha had failed to warn him. In hurt and anger, he demands to go to Puerto Rico on assignment. An assignment they haven’t fully prepared for. The drug lord known to them only as Vargas is possibly the most vile, ruthless man the Bureau of Drug Enforcement has ever faced. Sandy’s boss, Jeff Hand, best friend, Jimmy Bauer, and Jeff’s secretary, Angela Crawford, listen in horror to a recording of Sandy being tossed overboard fifteen miles out at sea. And who knows what his condition was at that time. But where, only a week after the miscarriage, has Samantha disappeared to? And why did she remove any reference to herself in the government’s files?

Introducing W. Blaine Wheeler, author of Missing Palm Tree: Stories from America’s Clandestine Service

“I have published nine (9) books using both traditional and self-publishing methods. I can -through this experience – say that without any doubt, Outskirts Press is categorically the very best option. Throughout the entire process of publishing my book, Missing Palm Tree: Stories From America’s Clandestine Service, all of the members of the staff who assisted me were polite, knowledgeable, and kind. They never failed to answer my many questions quickly. They never intimated that I lacked technical abilities even though I do. I cannot recommend highly enough that authors – first timers or experienced – use Outskirts Press for their publisher.”

W. Blaine Wheeler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Arkansas with undergraduate and graduate degrees in languages and comparative literature. His works have appeared in many domestic and international literary journals.

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These stories were written as a tribute to a man who spent 13 years as a clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. The stories illustrate vividly the physical and mental abilities which a clandestine agent must possess. Though the actions of an agent are far removed from what most people could consider being capable of, the agent will have the will to accomplish what he was asked to do. He is also by necessity a linguist with degrees in foreign languages. His travel requirements are often enormous simply because of the necessary subterfuge to carry out his assignments.

Introducing J.E. Bean, author of Intellectual

“Leona was awesome. Also, the person who did cover was great, and it was exactly what was requested. Now I am at the marketing stage and so far finding it confusing. But this is my first time. I would say that I will definitely use you guys again and recommend you to others.”

J. E. Bean is a talented young author whose writing style is action-packed while developing strong character relationships. She is a native of Michigan where she lives with her family. Watch for more exciting young adult novels to come by J.E. Bean.

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Grace and her friends were just assigned their government jobs, and quickly realize that they won’t survive long fighting others for government entertainment. Peter was always such a jerk in school and is a government favorite, but now he agrees to help them escape. Why? As they leave for a politically unstable outside world, Grace, Peter and the others come across a young girl who leads them to a city called Detroit where they soon find themselves in the middle of a revolution. As the plot unravels in this realistic future thriller set in a politically unstable 22nd century where science is misused for power, the teens discover who will become heroes, who will find romance, and who will be pushed to the breaking point.

Introducing Hubert Guscott, author of Mystical Speed: The Revenge of the Yellow Yams

“This is the second book that I have published with Outskirts Press. Once again, the process was smooth, transparent and efficient. I have two more series to write, and I will definitely use Outskirts Press to publish them. I am very satisfied. Thanks to all the staff, especially Lisa.”

Hubert Guscott was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a human resource manager at the New York City Department of Education and has won several bodybuilding titles, including Mr. Hunter College and Mr. CUNY. He is also a part-time track-and-field coach. His first book, Mystical Speed, was a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards and an EVVY Award Nominee in 2014.

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Two American track-and-field coaches are on a quest to find the secret ingredient behind the Jamaican sprinting team’s phenomenal success. They travel to Jamaica, where a street hustler has the answer they seek. In exchange for a large sum of money, he promises to get the coaches all the yellow yams—the secret ingredient—they want. But the local farms are being depleted, and when the hustler rushes to Invincible Hill to steal the enormous, magical yams, the feisty vegetables teach him a lesson he’ll never forget. Four talking yams, a ghost, a few humans, animals, birds, and foreign produce work together to put an end to the produce pilfering! Mystical Speed: The Revenge of the Yellow Yams is the sequel to Mystical Speed—both entertaining Jamaican satires with ties to the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States.

Introducing Ann Marie, author of Into the Unknown

“I will use Outskirts Press for future books that I am writing. I am grateful for the help and how wonderful they all were for answering any questions that I had.”

Ann Marie has lived in Arizona since 1984 and has found Arizona to be filled with numerous stories of wonder and intrigue. Her favorite by far, is The Lost Dutchman and all that surrounds it.

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Well, for starters, it is a gold mine and it is said to be the greatest find of all times and unlike any other gold mine ever found. They are called the Superstition Mountains because they are said to be the sacred grounds of the Thunder God of the Apache Indians. It is also said to be the sacred burial grounds of the Apache Indians. It is said that whoever goes looking for the mine will be dealt with by the Thunder God himself.