Introducing Martina Potucek-Palladino, author of TOMMY: “Thru Eyes of REM…” Second Narrative

“It was a very good experience. The Outskirts Press team cross-checked my previous books, as this is a series, to make sure the layout and all related items were consistent from the first book into this one. Whenever something needed to be addressed, it was handled professionally and promptly.”

Martina Potucek-Palladino has had a lifelong love affair with books, magazines, and all things written. She writes for pleasure, is currently a magazine editor, has collaboratively ghostwritten/edited a non-fiction memoir, written for magazines, is an accessories designer, a hair stylist, and lash extension specialist. Martina currently lives in New Jersey.

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“Foresta dei Sette Fratelli”
Imagine… for a moment, the most powerful of vampires, delusional, hence…
Imagine… him, returning to the beginning, longing for his eternity to end, now…
Imagine… that pivotal moment he realized she was his kryptonite, and, ultimately…
Imagine… him realizing what she really was, how they met, 1,000 years ago, yes…
Imagine… finding your savior, the one who was meant to help you die, only to…
Imagine… the betrayal, born of blood, that comes full circle; this won’t do, no…
Imagine… once more, finding that will to live, only now you’ve been cursed, and…
Imagine… that this curse cannot be reversed, is this my fateful end?… HELL NO!
My imagination envisages… anger, vengeance, pain, and my version of justice!
I WILL RISE ONCE MORE!… I WILL BREAK THIS CURSE!…
I WILL FIND MY QUEEN!…
I WILL BECOME KING!… Imagine the revenge I now seek!…
I AM FAR FROM DONE!…

Introducing Linda Quillian, author of House on the Corner: Talking Walls, Walking Sins

“My Author Representative and Outskirts Press made the publishing process seamless and they did an outstanding job.”

Atlanta, Georgia, was her launching pad. Taking flight as Traffic Assistant for Ted Turner at Channel 17 landed Dr. Linda Quillian at a number of stops on the way: DJ serving commercial radio for the blind; Instructor for disadvantaged youth in D.C.; Executive Assistant for D.C. Public Schools; and professorial employment at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Howard University in D.C., University of the District of Columbia, Bowie State University in Md., and Benedict College in S.C., where flight touched down and coasted to the runway of Chair and Dean. “Whatever your passion, it has to resonate like a party within. A passion like writing makes you forget about the time you spend dancing with it. Even when the party music stops playing, you never want to leave. I sometimes do not choreograph the words. Angels visit and show me the Plie’, Ballotte’, Arabesque, or Tendu, while ancestors teach the Gwara Gwara, Stanky Leg, Mambo, and Bachata. Writing is a dance with the reader whose partnership is unimpeachable.”

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Now and again, Kandi would approach to socialize and ingratiate herself into the women’s gossip, but on seeing her coming, the church sisters would ineptly change the script or nervously excuse themselves one at a time. Both bad actresses and worse Christians, Conway’s congregants salivated with rumor that dripped like honey from their lips, and they were not groomed enough to know that smacking gossip in another’s ear was just plain rude.

Introducing John J. Wells, author of Die Like A Dog

“I had no idea how to go about publishing a book, and Outskirts took me through the process step by step with clear instructions and explanations so that I never made a false step. I am tremendously pleased by all that Outskirts did for me, and the final product is exactly what I wished. I will certainly print my other books through them.”

I worked at various New England boarding schools for thirty-odd years, then retired to Maine to get in some of the reading and writing I’d never had time for. As it happens, though, I find that my daily schedule now is determined primarily by the whim of my dogs.

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“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.” Someone is killing the dogs of London, Maine, and Bill Williams is convinced that one of his neighbors or acquaintances is responsible. But which one? It could be any of them: Eleanor Bird, the village tyrant, who collects other people’s secrets and exploits them ruthlessly; her son Eddy, a preoccupied country realtor who, people say, isn’t at all as simple as he seems; Roy Emory, once the boy genius who went off to the ivy leagues and wound up in jail on drug charges and now lives as a hermit back in the London woods; his parents, Charlie and Kristin, who are afraid of him and struggling over a failing business; Rosie Brig, a subservient school teacher who becomes infatuated with the wrong men, first Roy Emory and then Sean Winder, the high school hero who gave up on college to run his father’s general store and marry the shy and self-effacing Patricia instead of his fiancée Rachel Morgan, who, recently widowed, has returned to London to claim him; or Linc Mundy, owner of the local garage and a professed dog hater. And Bill is very much afraid that, if the guilty party is not identified soon, the nightmare will only grow darker. And then people start to die…

Introducing Julie Cull, author of Transformation: 30 Years

“Dreams come true! Exceptional Customer service from down payment to final publishing. They make writing a book possible for those who may not have tons of $$$ just laying around!”

Ms. Cull is a born again believer in Jesus Christ. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix. She resides in the Sunshine State, Florida. Ms. Cull loves reading, writing, and going to the beach. She has a daughter and a grandson. She believes in the power of transformation because of the adversities she experienced in her own life. Going through life’s trials can lead you to a personal relationship with Jesus that can forever change your life!

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Experience Jenny’s journey as she “escapes” the overly-protecting arms of Mama and dives into the life of darkness and despair that she craved and fantasized about. She longed to enjoy the darkness and see what it held for her. What was she missing? What was Mama keeping her from? Why was Mama keeping her from it? She wouldn’t be Mama’s “yard dog” anymore. She was gonna get off the porch and run with the big dogs.

Introducing T.W. Messer, author of The First Two Seasons

“As a first time author, Outskirts Press made my experience a very positive one. My Author Representative was a pleasure to work with. She assisted with me with all my questions. Thank you!”

T.W. Messer is a former journalism major who has written columns for his college and hometown newspapers. Retired, after a two decade career in law enforcement, he currently runs his The Sportsnutt blog. T.W. has one adult son and resides in California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

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The year is 1985. Willie Stewart and B.J. Jackson are as opposite as best friends can be. Willie is tall, white and likes to rock. B.J. is black, short, and prefers rap. Willie is the only child to two loving parents. B.J. is one of six children, with no father figure. What they do have in common is their love of sports at El Dorado High. They are set for a big senior year, but can they stay out of trouble long enough to succeed?

Introducing Brenda Marie Black, author of The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

“Thanks to the entire team at Outskirts Press! As a first-time author, there’s been much I’ve learned about getting a book published and I am glad Outskirts Press was recommended to me by an author friend who was published with Outskirts Press. Indeed, my publishing experience with Outskirts Press has been rewarding and positive; and, I received guidance and assistance along the way. The quality of my book in all versions is outstanding.”

Brenda Marie Black currently lives in Hanover, PA with her husband, Clay, and two adult puppies, Buffie Delizia and Antonio “Tony” Giocoso. Previously, Brenda worked as an administrative assistant for a county government and two colleges. During her career she humbly received recognition and awards for her work. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, Summa Cum Laude, from Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. She enjoys painting, writing, walking, jogging, camping, golf, baseball games, and bike riding. She feels blessed to have a loving family and wonderful friends. Brenda looks forward to making new friends with readers.

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Accompany Pasquale and Lena in this One of a Kind Story. Brenda Marie Black is a first-time author. As a child, she was filled with an incessant curiosity about the mysterious and unspoken past of her beloved Italian grandparents, Pasquale and Lena Donofrio. As an adult, she set out to discover and unlock abounding secrets through years of research, interviews, and travel. Brenda was gifted time to fulfill a dream-to write and now share this unique and faith-filled novel brimming with romance and suspense. Actual events, research and interviews, along with the author’s memories, were used to fabricate a natural fiber as the basis of the novel. An artificial fiber, composed of artistic embellishments of prose and fictional characters, was created for enhancing and materializing the story. Both fibers were spooled into one yarn and woven, nimbly and creatively, throughout the novel. Brenda Marie Black celebrated and cried in researching and writing The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby. All are invited to travel back in time to experience the riveting legacy of the author’s grandparents. Through precise period details, one will experience, first-hand, the treasured story of handsome Pasquale and beautiful Lena. The aura of their hearts and souls are revealed in raw, in-depth characterization. Along the journey, there are many other unique individuals to discover. Pasquale and Lena gift us with an extraordinary and inspirational story. Join them. Read of their challenges, celebrations, tragedy, heart break, deep regret, and . . . Was Lena’s mother right? Would a covenant be broken? Can a single tragic event change everything? Is it possible to bury love? Are coincidences just that-or are our lives in synchronicity? Is there a Heaven? The answers are found as you accompany Pasquale and Lena in this one of a kind story. Are you ready to travel? Bring a wrap for your arms as you might find the esoteric folklore a bit chilling. Be sure to lace-up your most sturdy shoes for this bumpy, unconventional and unpredictable journey. Pasquale and Lena’s venture is full of twists and turns. Take a few deep breaths before beginning the expedition to the many unique places this story takes you. You’ll be traversing on mountainsides, navigating rough ocean waters, exploring an enchanting lakeside, riding in diverse modes of transportation, and walking and running in various bountiful tracts of nature. And, just an important piece of advice, be sure to pack a cotton handkerchief.

Introducing Rick Lawin, author of Legend of Tierra del Puma

“I’m new at this writing stuff and self-publishing. And, being a guy, I have a hard time reading directions! But, I took the plunge. My initial contact with Outskirts quickly responded to my emails then did several telephonic follow-ups with me. Her knowledge and honest assessments of my needs convinced me to fly with Outskirts. In a world of electrons and emails, it is refreshing to deal with folks who are professional, know their craft and show a personal side. Please ensure my thank you goes to all involved in this project. If I am crazy enough to do this again, it will be Outskirts that will bear the brunt of my attempts to scribble words into readability.”

Rick Lawin spent over twenty-five years on the Los Angeles Police Department. He served as a pilot and instructor at LAPD’s Air Support Division. Rick received the LAPD’s highest award, the Medal of Valor. He is rated in multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, seaplanes and gliders. Rick was also a charter and news pilot. He holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and has spent nearly twenty years teaching aviation safety at a major university. Rick resides in Northern California, close to the High Sierra.

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Jake Cahill is a pilot for the Los Angeles Police Department who has become restless and bored with flying over the City. He’s torn between duty with LAPD and a responsibility to run his late parent’s ranch, Tierra Del Puma. That changes when Jake uncovers a scheme to take his family’s property, by any means necessary. Powerful people want Tierra Del Puma for its water and to build a mountain resort. But one man believes there is something more on the land. He holds an ancient clue that speaks of a natural treasure buried somewhere on the ranch. And it sparkles far brighter than gold. Valerie Paige leads an independent and busy life in Los Angeles; juggling her job as a project analyst for a large property development firm and as a part-time actress. After losing her grandparents, the only parents she ever knew Valerie senses a vague recollection of a task yet to be finished. It is a distant memory shrouded in fog, unclear and unexplainable. By an odd coincidence, Jake and Valerie meet at a small airport in New Mexico and share an adventurous helicopter ride across the Southwest. Once back in Los Angeles they part ways. Their paths cross again when she learns of Jake’s involvement in a harrowing helicopter rescue. Valerie’s personal and professional lives collide when things go awry at the development company. Past bad decisions and strange dealings intersect with her questions about Jake Cahill’s true identity. Struggling to find the answers she stumbles upon murkier secrets that may prove lethal for her and Jake. They both become ensnared in a deadly confrontation that will test their bravery and will to survive. Events unfold as Valerie discovers a 175-year-old promise, and the obligation that comes with it.

Introducing Joshua Burleson, author of The Body in the Woods

“I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Outskirts Press. The team involved with helping me accomplish my goal were knowledgeable and always quick to respond when I had questions. I would definitely recommend Outskirts Press to anyone looking to publish their book.”

Joshua Burleson was born in Crane, Texas, and grew up loving books and writing, always hoping to one day become a published author. He currently resides with his family in San Angelo, Texas. The Body in the Woods is his debut novel.

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A drive home takes a horrific turn when William and his wife accidentally hit a man with their car. Fearing the consequences, they make a decision that will have deadly repercussions.

Introducing Martina Potucek-Palladino, author of MARTINKA: “Thru Eyes of REM…” First Narrative, New Adult

“My publishing experience was enjoyable with my second book with Outskirts Press. The team worked with me making sure everything went smoothly. Good communication!”

Martina Potucek-Palladino has had a lifelong love affair with books, magazines, and all things written. She writes for pleasure, is currently a magazine editor, has collaboratively ghostwritten/edited a non-fiction memoir, written for magazines, is an accessories designer, a hair stylist, and lash extension specialist. Martina currently lives in New Jersey.

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IN DREAMS, WE LIVE… IN REALITY, WE EXIST. What if…you were told you aged like a human, but didn’t, and… What if…they said you were mortal, only you’re not, exactly, then… What if…the man you’ve always dreamt of, finally appears, but… What if…you must turn your back and walk away, for now, hence… What if…you were conceived by a vampire, unknowingly, and… What if…you aspire to eradicate the most evil of demons, ironically, because… What if…you hadn’t a clue that the evil demon, was your mother…

Introducing James Smith, author of Robots and Mad Scientists

“It couldn’t have gone any smoother; great cover and great interior. I’m looking forward to passing out copies to my friends.”

James Smith is a semi-retired baby-boomer. He’s always loved robot stories; and soon they won’t be science fiction anymore.

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A whimsical collection of stories about robots, artificial intelligence and androids; some good, some bad and some ugly.