Introducing C.J. Clark, author of Storms of Tyranny

“The custom cover design for my book blew me away. I could not have come up with a better cover than Outskirts. What a great job. I could not be happier!”

C. J. Clark is a retired civilian with over 22 years of experience in a law enforcement agency. A graduate of Willmington School of the Bible and Liberty University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, she lives in Florida, where she is married and active in a local church.

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U.S. Marine Horace Meyers faces a world in which the U.S. Constitution no longer exists. The SCOTUS serves at the will of the Supreme Commander, and members of Congress accept lavish gifts to keep the status quo. Without constitutional rights, the United States is a faded memory…

The nation is now divided into four quadrants, but the Sapros dynasty thirsts for complete control. Political intrigue, moral decay, and growing persecution of anyone opposing Sapros’ edicts push the population even further away from fundamental rights. Horace is forced to walk a tightrope between the growing evil and protecting the integrity of his Marines and U.S. citizens as he tries to find a way to bring the tyrant down without endangering millions. The stakes are high in this futuristic thriller!

Introducing Thomas B. Sawyer, author of Cross Purposes: A Barney Moon, P.I. Mystery Thriller

“I’ve authored books issued by conventional publishers, formed my own company, used POD and other venues, and I am sooo delighted to have finally discovered Outskirts Press!”

Novelist, screenwriter, playwright Thomas B. Sawyer was Head Writer/Showrunner of the classic CBS TV series, MURDER, SHE WROTE, for which he wrote 24 episodes. Author of CROSS PURPOSES and A MAJOR PRODUCTION! Edgar and Emmy-nominated, Head Writer/Showrunner or Producer/Story Editor on 15 network TV series. He has sold, then written 9 series pilots, 100 episodes, both comedy and drama. He wrote/directed/produced the feature-film cult comedy, GOSH ALICE GOODBODY. His documentary short film, REUNION, was honored by the New York Film Festival, the Rochester and Edinburgh Festivals, and received national theatrical release. Tom is co-librettist/lyricist of JACK, a musical drama about John F. Kennedy which, backed by the Shuberts, has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe. He is publisher of STORYBASE 2.0 writer’s software. Tom’s book, FICTION WRITING DEMYSTIFIED, and STORYBASE software are Writer’s Digest Book Club Selections. The best-selling mystery/thriller about the JFK assassination, THE SIXTEENTH MAN, was his first novel. His second, best-selling NO PLACE TO RUN, was the first novel to make the case that 9/11 was a conspiracy. Tom’s memoir, THE ADVENTURES OF THE REAL TOM SAWYER, was published recently, along with the co-authored 9 BADASS SECRETS FOR PUTTING YOURSELF IN LUCK’S WAY. Tom has taught writing at UCLA, at Pepperdine University, at numerous major writers conferences, and online at Screenwriters University. http://www.ThomasBSawyer.com

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Manhattan Private Investigator Barney Moon can hack, charm or con his way into or out of damned-near anything. Barney is driven — to solve cases, nail bad guys, and to anyplace not reachable via the NY Subway. Barney never learned to drive. And, like most born/bred New Yorkers, he regards pretty much anywhere else as “Out-of-Town.” But there is one place for which he has a particular, lifelong aversion: Los Angeles, California, which Barney regards as an Alien Planet. And – guess where he finds himself stranded? In Cross Purposes, a case takes the reluctant Barney and his driver, Al Drobowsky to Los Angeles to obtain a single fingerprint. But things quickly get complicated. That night, of what by then seems sure to be only two in Tinseltown, Al learns he must immediately return to Brooklyn. Next morning, Barney notices his rented car being hot-wired by a young woman. Pragmatically, in exchange for not having Melodie Seaver arrested, he enlists the gorgeous 18 year-old Southern California delinquent to drive him around for – at most – one day. Except that things quickly escalate for this comically ill-matched pair, into murders, conspiracies, and mortal danger. Very fortuitously, the Good News for Barney: Melodie’s driving skills are awesome. Together, our off-the-wall team narrowly survives, and solves the complex, scary mess they’ve stumbled into. “Tom Sawyer’s inaugural Barney Moon P.I. novel, Cross Purposes, is the best thing to spread shoe leather on the wise-cracking streets of La-La Land since Bogey and Bacall. And Cross Purposes has Sawyer’s larger-than-life characters, refreshing humor, Hitchcockian plot twists, and his great, so-authentic dialogue.” -Andrew McAleer, Author of 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists & Fatal Deeds.

Introducing Sue Westgate, author of Pawwell Jensten The Galaxy of ELL

“Well, here is to another book. The cover is awesome and the replies were highly responsive. See ya next year.”

Sue Westgate published Eeryda Daanin Na’tu, the first book in the Galaxy of ELL series, in March 2018. She has been working in the IT field since 1998. For the past half a dozen years, she has been working in the IT Networking field. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Troy University, and several IT certifications. She currently resides outside Lonoke, Arkansas with her husband, Jeff, a green house, and a few veggie gardens.

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The next exciting adventure into the Galaxy of ELL’s past. GY 3740: Silent Partner After a Rymm comes to town demanding that a fellow colonist return to Ianea to pay for the murder of his family, Pawwell Jensten is faced with a most grim work of reading her memoirs with details of Ianea’s violent society in order to defend her. It becomes clear that even innocence will not be enough to protect her. Exactly what lengths will Pawwell go to save her from the Rymm’s revenge? GY 3741: Fateful Last Step The group of Galactic scientists have been on Henston II, a sister colony on the other side of the sector border, for a full year to determine why every member of the Srenhn colony simply walked off the exact same spot at the edge of a cliff over a two-week period. Unable to find the answer on their own, they bring in Pawwell Jensten to risk his life to determine the cause. Will he follow the same fate? GY 3742: Faults in the Solution At the head of the Galactic Counsel’s request, Pawwell Jensten, as a retired sociologist, arrives on Dust, an isolated world to help them, while risking his own colony with Galactic Isolation. He finds a society bathed in apathy and where lives have no value. Can he help these people before his own life is lost?

Introducing Neil Mahoney, author of At the President’s Request

“This is my 3rd book with Outskirts Press. My Author Representative was always responsive, helpful and accommodating.”

Neil Mahoney, PhD was born and raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Throughout his long and varied career he was fortunate to have worked with several Navy SEALs. This first story in a series is in a way a tribute to one of his closest friends, Commander Jack Schropp, now deceased. Neil now enjoys another career as a writer, spinning stories woven from his rich heritage and background. He graduated from Boston University (GI Bill, Korean War) in the fifties and moved to San Francisco in 1964. He holds multiple degrees in addition to his PhD in Public Policy, including two Master’s degrees, one in Experiential Education and another in Clinical Psychology. He also holds a Clinical Hypnotherapy certification. He has been an educator most of his life, fortunate to have taught in multiple venues from individuals to large groups. He served as Chairman of the Landmark faculty, National Director of the Breakthrough Foundation’s Youth at Risk, and created Golden Gate Consulting, designing and leading programs for some of the top 500 companies in the United States. His passion and lifelong study has been the connection between the mind and brain, the source of human behavior. He lives in San Rafael, California.

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Investigation into the Assassination of United States Attorney. This is a story of a young U.S. Attorney’s murder in Michigan that goes unsolved for seven years. The young man murdered was the son of the U.S. President’s best friend. Many years go by and the murder remains unsolved. The President turns to another old friend, Jack Murphy, head of Boston Laboratory for Electronics, for advice. Jack’s son, Colin, just home from six years as a Navy SEAL, comes up with an idea that takes him and his old SEAL team on a great adventure. Another entertaining read from the author of The Harvard Square Mob and The Connection.

Introducing C. Gary Johnston, author of Secrets Unused

“I am very, very pleased with Outskirts — the personnel, the process, and the finished product.”

C. Gary Johnston has a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Before a successful career as a business executive, Johnston worked as an advertising copywriter. Secrets Unused is his debut novel. He and his wife live in suburban St. Louis.

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Many would say that Dr. Michael O’Byrne has it all. With a beautiful, smart, if somewhat snobbish wife, a loving young daughter, a successful practice, and an elegant home in the burbs, his life seems perfect. But his cushy existence is suddenly threatened when mysterious emails begin arriving from a woman from his past. A woman he last saw at a class reunion years ago who now wants to meet him-at a very odd place and time. Intrigued, Michael welcomes the private diversion, and takes the emails at face value, purposely avoiding a serious search as to who, or even what, is really behind them. Knowing the magnitude of the risk, he formulates a credible plan and alibi to justify his absence. But at the last minute, problems arise, suspicious things, warning, perhaps, that Michael should call the whole thing off. But no. If his escalating guilt and apprehension can’t stop him, nothing can. Finally the long-awaited day arrives-a day when nothing but the unexpected occurs and one Michael wishes would both end and continue. And when it’s over, one thing is certain. This day in June will live secretly in his mind forever. Twists, surprises, deceptions, revenge-Secrets Unused has them all. With this psychological tour de force, a bookmark may not be necessary. Because putting it down might not be possible…

Introducing Wynsome Peters, author of Unlikely

“This was a good experience, and I would not have a problem using Outskirts Press in the future.”

Wynsome Peters holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently, she resides in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by family and a cat who doesn’t know his name. Unlikely is her debut novel.

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When Nate discovers that there are people trying to steal ideas from the company where his dad is employed, he jumps at the chance to uncover them. Yes, he doesn’t have any detective experience and yes, they are criminals (per se) and might be dangerous; he can handle it. Won’t his dad be impressed when he grabs the perps unless the perps nab him first. He faces more to lose than just dignity. He has put himself plus his best friend Zachary, who got dragged into this in a dangerous situation. The outcome may not be what either of them want.

Introducing WYN, author of Great Americans on Stage

“My Author Representative was a great help in getting through a long and difficult book project.”

WYN is the pseudonym for Irwin Shishko, an “old scribe” who has penned countless words as a Wall Street economist, medical research commentator, political analyst, and author of poems and plays. A Florida resident, WYN and his wife, Renee have just celebrated their 68th anniversary, still inspired by friends, music, and ballroom dance.

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Three Fascinating History Plays. If you are a theater aficionado, you know how unusual it is to encounter plays which illuminate key figures in American history. That’s one reason for the huge appeal of the Hip-Hop Hamilton musical on Broadway. Outside that musical genre, this trilogy of “Great Americans on Stage” is a sterling addition to the repertoire of fine drama-works about our early heroes. It offers exciting, intimate, and revealing portraits of three great Americans: “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Alexander Hamilton, and Abraham Lincoln. Two of these dramas – the Light Horse Harry and Alexander Hamilton plays – lean towards realistic story-telling, though most of the sparkling dialogue had to be invented. By contrast, the Lincoln play is built around an imaginary encounter between a young Quaker “war-resister” and the President-elect en route to his inauguration, and crucial decisions on the eve of the Civil War. Whether founded mainly on actual history, or on the author’s imaginative theatrical concept, all of these plays are rich in insight about their lead characters, and the events of the period in which these eminent men are so vitally involved. We’ve probably said enough to suggest the beguiling character of this all-American play collection – a trilogy you are apt to find as edifying as it is entertaining.