Introducing William Isadore Shines, author of 2nd Chance Coming Home

“Everyone I contacted at Outskirts along my route to become a published author was very helpful. I am very pleased with the outstanding product you guys produced.”

William Isadore Shines grew up in Macon, Georgia. He attended Ballard Hudson High School for three years. His senior year he transferred to Lanier High School as one of the pioneering black students who integrated the Macon – Bibb County school system in 1964. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 1969 and also received an Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. In 1973 he received an MBA degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 51 in College Park, Georgia. He currently lives in East Point, Georgia, with his wife, Margie.

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Timothy Lawson is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who returns home with high expectations for a new lease on life. His physical wounds have healed, but coming from the jungles of Vietnam to the crime and drugs on the streets of his bustling city make for a difficult transition. Remnants of the war remain in Tim’s head, his dreams, and his emotions, and he experiences disappointment, tragedy, and trouble with the law. However, a smart young lawyer and a benevolent judge provide this young man a path to redemption-and a second chance.

Introducing Bess T. Chappas, author of Wrath of Aphrodite

“My relationship with Outskirt Press during the planning and printing of my book, Wrath of Aphrodite, was very pleasant and business-like. The contact personnel were always ready to listen and solve any problem and to answer my many questions. They were knowledgeable and eager to help me, someone with few computer skills. Outskirts Press delivered exactly what I was promised and in a timely manner. I am writing another book and would have no problem working with them again. My author representative deserves my special thanks for her consideration and patience.”

Bess T. Chappas is a retired educator, newspaper columnist, and professional teller of Savannah ghost stories. Although born in Greece, she has lived in Savannah most of her life. The late Pinkie Masters was a family friend so she didn’t think he would mind being a pivotal character in the story of Wrath of Aphrodite. Chappas has published two children’s books based on her early life in Greece, Kiki and the Red Shoes and Kiki and the Statue of Liberty.

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A love-struck and possibly vengeful marble statue of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, becomes the third party in a love triangle in hot and sultry Savannah, Georgia in the 1970s. Michael Andrews, a handsome but troubled young man, is on the lam, fleeing Las Vegas pursued by a violent mobster. He seeks refuge with his godfather, Pinkie Masters-modeled on a real-life almost legendary Savannah figure. From there, Michael’s southern sojourn includes an encounter with a powerful politician, who has unusual marriage plans for his beautiful daughter, Stephanie, and a mysterious sexy encounter with a dangerous sculpture in the senator’s garden. Maggie, the senator’s housekeeper and granddaughter of a Gullah medicine woman, believes the statue is evil and becomes Michael’s unlikely ally. Michael searches for history of the statue he both admires and fears and is led to St. Augustine, Florida and a possible connection to a little known settlement of European settlers near New Smyrna established in 1767. Can he find a way to destroy the statue before he loses Stephanie’s love and the surprisingly happy life he has found in Savannah?

Introducing Georgann Prochaska, author of The Case of the EX Who Plotted Revenge

“Thank you Outskirts! Pacific Book Awards 2017 named the cover of The Case of the EX Who Plotted Revenge as a finalist in their Best Book Cover Design Fiction. Please thank the artist who worked on this cover. I may have made suggestions, but it was the artist’s vision and creativity that put it all together. Thank you for listening and tapping into the spirit of the mystery.”

After retiring from teaching, Georgann Prochaska became a caregiver for her mother, an experience she wrote about in a memoir, On Little Cat Feet. Revisiting memories of family led to writing mysteries. The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile, the first in the Snoopypuss series, was named one of ten finalists of the 2015 Lascaux Prize. The second mystery involves slobber with Audrey the bloodhound: The Case of the Hound Who Didn’t Stay.

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He’s Coming Back Dangerous. Angry with the people who didn’t lie to keep him out of jail, Phil Greer is back in Limekiln, ready to cause prolonged pain for his enemies. At the top of his list are his old partner, his ex-wife, and the woman who never kept her snoopy nose out of his business. His brother warns him the town will gladly send him back to jail, but Phil laughs. Postings on Internet give him all the ammunition he needs to twist arms, strike fear, and destroy happiness. But the residents of Limekiln are working on a White Christmas wedding. Alice and Lena have no time for a murder. There are cakes to bake and elderly guests to house. Audrey, the bloodhound, eagerly throws herself into searches for those missing but protests dancing Santa decorations. All the while, fear grows in Limekiln: how will Phil shatter lives?

Introducing Charles Cranston Jett, author of Bess: A Pioneer Woman’s Journey of Courage, Grit and Love

“Dana is excellent and I will always ask for her assistance. I’m getting ready to submit Bess II and hope that Dana will help. ”

Charles Cranston Jett is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He served in the US Naval Nuclear Submarine Force and has thirty years’ experience in the management consulting and executive recruiting world. A native of the Western Dakotas, Mr. Jett is also the author of WANTED: Eight Critical Skills You Need To Succeed; The Doom Loop; Field Studies; and Super Nuke! A Memoir About Life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a “Super Nuke” the USS RAY (SSN653) Toward Winning the Cold War.

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Bess Parker is only 21 years old when she sets out by herself in 1908, leaving the safety of her childhood home for southwestern North Dakota to establish a homestead. And it takes all the strength she can muster to succeed-facing the perils of the vast prairie, making her homestead productive, conquering the dangers of the frontier, flirting with romance, struggling with the emotional needs of her heart and body, and meeting the challenges of life on the prairie. But this unique young woman has a steely determination, and her story is the epitome of courage and grit in a difficult and sometimes cruel time in the history of the west.

Introducing Dr. Selena Nicholas-Bublick, author of Tiare and the Circle of Worlds

“Writing a book is hard work but is only the first stage in the publishing process. Many more steps are required to produce a manuscript with fabulous illustrations, minimal mistakes and a beautiful eye catching cover. The One-Click Children’s book package facilitated the metamorphosis of my countless hours of typing into the final product I envisioned and am extremely proud of.”

Dr. Selena Nicholas-Bublick is a neurologist originally from the Cook Islands who wrote this book in order to help her daughter Tiare with her 4th grade vocabulary words. Not wanting to be left out, her two other children, Mana and Leilani-Rose, encouraged her to include them in the adventure. Tiare and the Circle of Worlds is Dr. Nicholas-Bublick’s first children’s book.

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The tri-prophetsí power has been awakened . . . After an attack at school with a shard of the lost blade of Makea, Tiare and her siblings find their lives drastically altered. Tiare discovers that she now has the power of an awesome warrior, with the ability to use any weapon in battle. Her brother Mana is able to run with amazing speed and has the ability to deconstruct and understand how any object functions, and baby sister Leilani-Rose becomes the rare glow child. Together, the children are the tri-prophets of power-descended from the marriage of a Polynesian princess from the island of Rarotonga and the most powerful immortal to have ever lived. Tiare and her brother and sister are whisked off on the tail of a giant goldfish through a portal to another solar system made up of six worlds: the Circle of Worlds. An ancient evil wishes to claim their powers in order to rule both the Circle of Worlds and Earth. With Rangatira, a warrior stag from the animal world of Vaevaeā, as their guide, the children set out to discover how to defeat the ancient evil. But they quickly become lost on the tree world of Maunga, where they encounter killer butterflies, flying treehorses, pegacorns, giant walking insects, and a magical dragon. Will they be able to defeat the evil Kekete and witches of the dark world of Maki? Will they find the king of the sun world of Rā to help them carry out their quest? Join the fun as the children travel through space in this exciting new series that explores Polynesian legend and introduces the fantastic Circle of Worlds.

Introducing Lauren E. Beale, author of Newcomer: The St. Cross Choir Series, Book 1

“I appreciated Dana’s patience as I learned to navigate the system. I never felt like I made a mistake hiring Outskirts. The quality of the printed product far exceeded my expectations. It’s a beautiful book.”

Lauren E. Beale has been an editor and writer for the Los Angeles Times. Like her protagonist, she is a lifelong singer. Her debut novel draws on her experiences volunteering at a local animal shelter and spending vacations in the Sierra Nevadas. But there the similarities end, and fiction takes over.

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Welcome to the St. Cross Choir. Having left her career as a newspaper reporter, newcomer Harper Henshaw seeks a fresh start in an offbeat mountain town in the rugged Sierra Nevada range. So she settles into the St. Cross church choir to prepare for a performance of Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. But illegal pot plantations and the activities of a drug cartel threaten the settlement’s seemingly idyllic life just as she starts to find her niche in the community of singers, parishioners and animal lovers.