Introducing William J. Goyette, author of In Our Blood: A Jake Hawksworth Thriller

“I had a wonderful experience publishing my first novel with Outskirts Press. The process can be very daunting, but the team at Outskirts assisted me through each step of the way. They also worked with me to create an eye-catching cover design, which I receive positive comments on quite frequently!”

William J. Goyette has worked as a copywriter in the corporate world for more than twenty years. A native of Massachusetts, he is married with two daughters. In Our Blood is his first novel…but there are another dozen in his head screaming to get out.

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Evil isn’t always learned,,, sometimes it’s IN OUR BLOOD. Nearly thirty years ago, Detective Jake Hawksworth and best-selling author Drew McCauley were brought together by a horrific crime. Jake, still reeling from the unsolved hit-and-run death of his wife, and Drew will be reunited once again when a crime from Drew’s novel-in-the-making becomes a devastating reality. Is the kidnapping of Drew’s son somehow linked to the murder Jake is investigating? Was Jake’s wife’s death really an accident? And could the person who has haunted both men for decades be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events? As Jake races to protect Drew’s family, they find themselves on a collision course with fate – derailed by a series of breakneck twists and turns that culminates at an isolated, snow-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and Jake realizes, to his horror, that his hunches are not always right. That the keys to solving his wife’s death and a heinous, decades-old crime have been under his nose all along.

Introducing Daniel Stone, author of Crossroads at the Manor

“It was my first experience, and from start to finish. Outskirts Press has done a wonderful job to meet my needs and successfully get my novel published. My cover is the talk of people everywhere I go. Great Job! Then, they get to the real jewel – the story itself!”

Daniel Stone lives in Los Angeles, California. Crossroads at the Manor is his first novel.

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Daniel Stone’s new novel is a powerful mix of suspense and paranormal mystery based on the connection between two love stories that take place 100 years apart. Both stories take place at the same manor on a beautiful island that legend said was the angels’ playground on earth. The manor was built on a plateau between two tall mountains where the legend also said the angels ascended and descended from Heaven to their playground. This land was sacred and hallowed ground-not to be violated! Against this magical backdrop, the book takes a satirical look at an extremely rich and powerful couple who get caught up in the ultimate spiritual warfare. This couple is used to solving everything with logic and money and power, but they are in a situation that cannot be solved with any of the above-and they risk losing everything, including their massive empire. Crossroads at the Manor is the first book of a trilogy that will keep you in suspense from start to finish!

Introducing Barbara P. Walsworth, author of The Red Dirt Road

“Sometimes I felt everything was moving too fast! But overall I have had a great experience.”

Barbara P. Walsworth lives in northwest Louisiana with her husband, Tom. They have two grown children and five grandchildren. Her passion is family and writing family-driven stories. Watch for the release of her next book in early 2017. Contact her at b.walsworth@yahoo.com

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The Red Dirt Road is a dramatic portrayal of a family’s struggle to overcome poverty, loss and grief. In the summer of 1962, fourteen year old Partheny Preiste’s abusive, alcoholic father moved his family from southwest Texas to the backwoods of northwest Louisiana…and then, immediately abandons them. While struggling for the basic necessities, they discover someone is watching from the surrounding woods. And, even more disturbing, they learn of the recent murder of a small black child found in the swamp behind their shanty. What this evil wants and takes almost destroys this family. They battle to keep their faith and stay strong in the face of a heartbreaking tragedy and bring a murderer to justice.

Introducing Kevin A. Dowdy, author of The Life of Shaliquha

“Great job guys!”

Kevin Anthony Dowdy was born on the island of St. Croix, U.S Virgin Island in 1972, the fourth son of Francia and Charles Sr. During his early childhood years, Kevin developed a love for writing and began to write poems which led Kevin to write his first book. Kevin is the proud father of four children Aida, Nkosi, Tichelle & Tyshawn. He describes his children “As the greatest gift that God has given to me.” They bring great happiness and fulfillment to his life. Having children gave him different way of seeing things and has made him develop a great love for other children. Kevin has previously authored the novel “The Death of Jack and Jill” which speaks to some of the relational struggles during college years of which a love triangle evolves. In his spare time Kevin enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, reading, writing, coaching and playing sports.

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High school encompasses youthful adventures where teenagers look forward to obtaining their driver’s licenses, hanging out with their friends, attending their prom etc. Unfortunately, not for this extraordinary teenager – Shaliquha who faces some extraordinary high school years. As a young and beautiful African-American female, she unwittingly runs into adversities. As you turn the pages of this book, uncover the difficult labyrinth of Shaliquha’s life. Prom? Friends? for Shaliquha, it becomes exponentially daunting. This young teenager may easily succumb to the events that unfold in her life……. or will she?

Introducing Donna J. Thompson, author of Lost Causes

“I have been very happy so far with everything. The book was good quality and I was proud of it. Thanks for everything.”

Donna J. Thompson is a reader turned writer. She believes that everyone has a story and her observation of people helps her to write about complex characters, and make them come to life. This is Donna J. Thompson’s second novel. Lost Causes isn’t a who done it like her first, but it will keep you wondering why they are doing it until the end.

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When beautiful Psychologist Casey West goes to Detective Karl Larkin with a wild story about the mental hospital where she works, he quickly dismisses it. He has worked in Springfield for twenty years and Lakeview has never had a complaint lodged against it. But when Casey’s friend, a nurse named Trudy Madison, is brutally murdered and the management’s story doesn’t agree with the evidence, Detective Larkin begins to think Casey’s story doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore. Having friends in high places, Jerry Connors, who runs Lakeview, uses his influence to stop the detective’s investigation. Casey then begs Larkin to allow her to become his eyes and ears inside of the place. Will she help him crack the case, or will she wind up dead like her friend?

Introducing Roy Albert Andrade, author of Cultivating the DNA of Crime

“Outskirts Press opened the door to the literary world. I just walked through it by opening an account. If, I remember correctly, I entered an email address, and provided a down payment. I was contacted by email, and asked to provide a time, and date I would be available to discuss my manuscript. The telephone conversation lasted nearly 30 minutes, and I learned what to expect before publication. I was exalted, because I knew this was going to be the beginning of a new friendship. I met various people through Outskirts Press in the production phase, and maintained excellent communication with them through email. Outskirts Press helped Cultivating the DNA of Crime come to fruition, and provided all the essential marketing solutions. I’m extremely happy with the outcome, and am currently working with George Pryce, a veteran of public relations. He read Cultivating the DNA of Crime, and was electrified. He was impressed, and commented on the interior design, title, cover art, synopsis, etc. Outskirts Press made this possible, and I am very grateful. The only thing I rue, and I thought about this the other day, is not having an ‘acknowledgment’ page. Where I can thank Outskirt Press, and provide the names of the individuals that participated in the production of Cultivating the DNA of Crime. The next manuscript we publish will have one.”

Roy Albert Andrade was born in Pacoima, California. He graduated with an Associates of Arts degree with concentrations in business from the University of Phoenix in 2011. Cultivating the DNA of Crime is his first novel.


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Killer is a boy who lives with his parents in a two-story house in Sylmar, California. And when he’s not playing video games or watching TV, this thirteen-year-old child prodigy can be found working with a high-profile criminal organization. Killer is an asset desired by criminal enterprises worldwide-he’s young, intelligent, charismatic, and most importantly, he’s a killer. In this humorous and contemporary novel, Killer provides the reader a first-person point of view of the environmental factors that influence criminal behavior.

Introducing Bruce Hayden, author of Parallel Lives

“Leona was very proactive and precise in her communications, and that was extremely important to me in this process. Thank you!”

Bruce Hayden, an insurance executive in the U.S. and overseas for more than forty years, also spent many years teaching part time for a major midwestern university. Hayden and his wife live in Washington, D.C. This is his first novel.


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Catherine Johnson is intelligent, articulate, well-connected and beautiful, but when she graduates at the top of her elite law school class, she turns her back on a promising Wall Street career to work for the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division. In her first major case, she stumbles into a tangled web of powerful and often violent forces who will stop at nothing – including murder – to see her fail.