Introducing Steve Oldfin, author of People of the Rain

“My questions were all answered.”

Steve Oldfin was born and raised in the Puget Sound region with ancestors that homesteaded in this area. The diversity of people and environment so closely interwoven in this beautiful place that he calls home, has shaped him as a person and in his writing.

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Are you a person of the Rain? A young man finds himself slipping into the dull gray oblivion of ordinary, day to day life in the city. He is struggling against being absorbed by the mundane routine, when his perception of the natural world around him, is suddenly and dramatically changed. He has an experience that opens the door to the discovery of psychic powers that, up to that moment had lain dormant in him. At first, he cannot control, nor does he fully understand his abilities. The young hero finds the most unlikely of mentors in a Native American man named John that he first encounters as a homeless street person. Alex our hero, is forced to reconsider common stereotypes as he gets to know his mentor, not as an alcoholic street person but as a powerfully gifted psychic, a highly respected medicine man in his indigenous tribe as well as a husband to a missing, presumed taken wife, father to an estranged daughter and a son to a powerful tribal elder that is known to all as grandma. John had left his people that live on the beautiful and heavily forested Olympic Peninsula, crossing the inland sea known as the Puget Sound to the big city of Seattle, in search of his wife. By luck, John perceives Alex’s awakening event. Alex, John and a cadre of other gifted individual’s team up to turn the table on the “Scanners,” a group that has been quietly and systematically hunting any individuals with the gift and are suspected of taking John’s wife. In their quest to trace the “Scanners” back to their source, John must face a council of first nation’s elders that will challenge his past alcohol fueled transgressions and his decision to facilitate none natives to develop this gift which has been a long standing secret part of their culture. All their skills will be tested as they battle the Scanners in the middle of the busy streets of Seattle.

Introducing Blaine R. Smith, author of The Learning Season

“Outskirts was and continues to be very helpful.”

A former high school teacher, football and wrestling coach, Blaine R. Smith is currently an elementary school Superintendent/Principal. He has over 30 years of experience in the education profession. His grandfather was a WWI infantryman, his father was a pilot in WWII and several members of his family served the US military. His deep respect for the United States Armed Forces is an integral part of his books.

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MIA-Presumed KIA In Iraq. Will anything help John Douglas’s heart heal? Seemingly unable to recover from the grief he feels after the US Army notifies his family that his father is listed as presumed KIA in Iraq, this high school football player learns hard life lessons with the help of his mother, his football coach and his friends.

Introducing Littlewolf Griffith, author of Katie and Spirit Wolf

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been wonderful. I have never seen a more caring group of people. They seem to go out of their way to help their authors any way they need to. My experience with my last publisher left a lot to be desired. I almost gave up on publishing my books again. Outskirts Press has gone far beyond what I expected them to do. Like helping me with getting my book published and out into the market place. I hope to be publishing my children’s book with Outskirts Press soon.”

Lorraine Littlewolf Griffith born in 1938. She grew up in Danville, Virginia and spent much of her young years with an Aunt who lived in the Amherst Virginia area of Bear Mountain a Monacan Indian community. She is the eldest of 15 children.

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The Mind has the Power to Understand All Things Be It Human or Animal. Littlewolf Griffith Grew up in the Native American world during the depression area. Littlewolf has always had her feet part in the white man’s world and part in the Indian’s spiritual world. Her mind has imagined her in many different avenues of the real and the spiritual. She has seen and heard many stories from her Indian people of the here and now and the spiritual aspects of the Indian world. She bears the birth right of a seer, as did her mother and her Mother’s Mother. So it is not unusual to see how she would finally come to write the story Katie and Spirit Wolf. The life and happenings of Kate Cody a private Detective, an unusual wolf named Spirit Wolf and Mama Blue an Elder of Monacan heritage. With their help she is guided into the Native American spirit world in solving crimes that the three of them worked on together as a team.

Introducing G. Mason, author of The Domino War

“It was another very excellent experience with Outskirts Press.”

This narrative is drawn from the author’s actual experiences in a land of death-from which sprung love, hope and new life. The people, events and letters are real. Only the American names and one place name, have been fictionalized.

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“…THE FALLING DOMINO PRINCIPLE” -U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, on the communist threat to the countries of Southeast Asia. The Domino War,” sequel to The Crags of Old Rag, continues the Parsten family saga-now with son Jesse drafted into the U.S. Army, sent to the Vietnam War he detested, and surrounded by the raging conflict. Spanning the peak war years 1966-70, the story alternates between the Parsten’s eccentric utopian Virginia farm and Jesse’s wide-ranging adventures and escapades during a time of upheaval in both countries.

Introducing Peter F. Warren, author of The Parliament Men

“After completing my fourth manuscript, and after having already published my previous book with Outskirts Press, I did not hesitate to have my latest book – The Parliament Men – published with Outskirts Press. During the entire process I was again pleased by both the attention my book was given, and by the timeliness of the process. The entire publishing process was very professional. As the book went into production a small problem arose, but this was something that was quickly corrected to my satisfaction by Outskirts Press – kudos to them for realizing the problem and correcting it a timely manner. I have nothing but positive comments to offer about the entire staff I worked with – Brie, Tina, and others were great to work with. One of the many positive steps I like about Outskirts is how they handled everything needed to turn my book into a Ebook for me! Great job by all!””

Peter F. Warren is retired from the Connecticut State Police Department. An Honor Graduate of the Connecticut State Police Academy, he is also a graduate of the University of New Haven, and of the FBI National Academy. He is also the author of The Horry County Murders, and two Civil War novels. Currently, he resides in South Carolina with his wife.

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“Peter Warren has again created another extraordinary piece of work with his latest book. As a former homicide commander, this book captured so well the experiences and encounters homicide detectives are confronted with each case they investigate. Readers will find this story riveting and hard to put down as they follow Warren’s detectives and the clues they are pursuing.” Director Roy E. McKinney, Maine Department of Public Safety Drug Enforcement Agency, and co-author of The Journey North.

“Once again Peter Warren delivers a book full of suspense and intrigue. This wonderful story keeps the reader engaged until the very end.” Nancy Engle, author of ‘Murder at Mount Joy’ and ‘Image of Perfection.’

“Peter Warren once again delivers a compelling read, inviting all to his captivating storyline. Entrancing us with character and intrigue, Warren carefully weaves a tale that will hook the reader, dragging one into a net of suspense and drama and begging for more! The Parliament Men is a must read!” Catherine Lowery, author of Bella and the Muddy Puddle.

“I have just finished reading the newest book written by Peter Warren. Even from my position as that of a veteran law enforcement officer, I found the story to be exceptionally well written, full of suspense, and very exciting. Readers who enjoy a good murder mystery will thoroughly enjoy The Parliament Men.” Captain (Ret.) Edward L. Odom, Alabama Department of Public Safety, and co-author of The Journey North.

The Parliament Men is the newest in Peter F. Warren’s series featuring retired state trooper Paul Waring and his Georgetown County law enforcement friends. I have been a fan of this series since “Confederate Gold and Silver” and “The Horry County Murders.” These books introduce us to Warren’s hero, Waring, a retired state trooper from Connecticut who becomes friendly with local law enforcement and is drawn into a quest for confederate treasure and solving crimes. Subsequent books enlarge the role of Donna, the protagonist’s wife, and in this novel, we see a wider role for female police officer Lt. Audrey Small, who works for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department Major Case Squad’s Capt. Bobby Ray Jenkins (also Waring’s close friend). Warren knows his police procedures. Like his protagonist, Warren is a retired Connecticut state trooper and lives in Pawleys Island with his wife, Debbie. As with his other books, Warren is great on characterization, plot and dialogue, and I love the way he establishes and builds the camaraderie among characters. In addition, no matter how tough the crimes, Warren always writes with respect. He knows how to convey horror and mayhem without resorting to bad language or graphic detail. He can horrify us without gore. The crime that opens this book is a horrible one–the death of a group of young men sharing a home, murdered and found in a burned house. The death toll climbs to five, and Waring, despite wanted to stay out of things, is drawn into the investigation once more at the behest of his local crime-fighting friends because of his experience…The book moves well and, once again, to a conclusion that satisfies. It also opens the way to another novel. I look forward to the next adventure in the series.” —Joan Leotta, For The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC

Introducing Leonard Almond, author of Trust or Lies, Life or Death

“I was very pleased with my book when it arrived. The finished book was better than I expected. The support that I have received pre-production and post-production has been excellent. I have already recommended Outskirts Press to others that I know are thinking of writing a book. I am looking forward to publishing my next book through Outskirts Press.”

Leonard Almond wrote Truth or Lies, Life or Death after it came to him in a dream. He has published poetry in the past but, this is his first novel. His next book will be Here Before, Here and Now and Hereafter. When not writing he likes to keep his mind active by doing Crossword and Jigsaw puzzles and composing music. He has been working for the post office for forty years and married to his wife Nancy for twenty-nine years.

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Would you give up the chance to possess limitless power? Adventure story writer Paul Rogers, creator of rich playboy and treasure hunter Jack Stanton, is presented with this decision. Due to a gambling problem, his life is in shambles. His bookie wants money, his publisher is after him for a book he hasn’t written, and his wife is threatening to divorce him. One night in a hotel room before he is to speak at a conference, he decides to solve his problems by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. He is so mentally and physically tired; he falls asleep before he can carry out his plan. The next morning, he meets a stranger who invites him to live the life of his character Jack Stanton and go on a journey to search for an ancient manuscript that holds the secrets to great power. He is also told there are forces that do not want this manuscript with the secrets to be found and will do anything to keep it hidden. Just talking to Paul has put his life in danger. At the conference he meets another stranger that wants him to go hunting for the manuscript, but for different reasons. His journey will not be easy, but if he goes and endures to the end, and finds the manuscript his life will never be the same. He will be in possession of secrets to great power that many men have died to possess. Does Paul take these men up on their offer to go hunting for the manuscript and if he does, does he find it? The answers can be found in Truth or Lies, Life or Death. What would you do? This story may be fiction, but the manuscript and its secrets are real and so are the forces that fight to keep it hidden.

Introducing Phyllis Brooks, author of Portal

“I am completely satisfied with Outskirts Press publishing company. The custom cover is so awesome. So pleased. Thank you very much.”

Phyllis Brooks, a retiree from the food industry, resides in Galway, New York. Phyllis Brooks, experienced in many professions, and once owning her own bakery, lives in a small town forty miles northwest of Albany, New York. Coming from a broken home, she struggled through her unsettling childhood years moving from town to town unable to assemble normal daily living. While riding the waves of life, experiencing the bad with the good, she excelled and became the woman she is today, now enjoying contentment and love with family and friends.

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A fight for life takes an inconceivable turn. Where is she? While struggling to cope with an agonizing assault, an eleven year old girl experiences the separation of mind and body, which finds herself interacting with many others suffering from the same misfortune, in another realm. Faced with a decision no child should endure, she must choose to stay in her safe haven or come back to reality to face her nemesis. Glen is in a motel room with one of his many girl friends. He is so happily involved at the moment that it has completely slipped his mind that Jenny, his eleven year old daughter has been outside the locked doors of her school waiting for him to pick her up. Jenny’s heart sinks as she glances toward the winding bike path at the mouth of the tall dense pine rows and the very sight of it triggers a flip flop in the pit of her stomach. No one, to her knowledge, has ever volunteered to take a solitary stroll through the pines this time of the day, not that it isn’t beautiful and refreshingly quiet, with all the busy hub bub going on these days, it’s just the eerie feeling it lays on you once you’ve reached the center half way mark. The thirty foot tall pines tend to block out the sun light and then suddenly, you’re faced without daylight and your mind begins to play tricks on you with all the silly things that go bump in the night. Even during the early hours of the day children are warned to always travel in groups when it’s necessary to walk to school, seeing that the bike path starts at the neighborhood park and ends at the school playground. Parents like the convenience because they don’t have to get up and drive their kids back and forth, although a handful still do, sometimes still in their bathrobes and slippers, only because their kids are to young or to afraid of the unknown, some say it’s all hype, but whatever the reason, it all comes to mind for Jenny now that she is facing the dilemma. Karen, Jenny’s loving mother is aware of this situation too, but she also is pre-occupied at this time. Those damn red high heels flaunting themselves in the store front window have taunted her long enough and come hell or high water, their coming home with her…. today. Just like Glen’s insatiable lust for sex will be fulfilled once again… today, and poor Jennifer Stevens life, as innocent as a new born kitten, will never, ever be the same … today. Who knows when this horror first started, maybe at the beginning of time. Were they always around? What made them do the things they did? They’re very good at keeping their secrets, someone must have taught them, someone obviously very evil. Life was pretty much normal up till now. A silly little brother, always finding a way to get attention and getting himself into trouble, while the youngest of them all keeps a low profile. What happened to Jenny must not be brought out into the open for the threats of doing harm to the family are way to frightening for her to handle and it has intentionally put her into a trap. What happened to her when all hope was gone? Was Fran really there? Or did Jenny create this whole realm and everyone in it? It doesn’t seem so since they all really do exist. Can body and mind separate? Jenny is a prime example that it can. The nemesis has had a lot of luck on his side for far too long, but there is a hero that will finally break the long silence of this unforgivable crime, but it’s not who you may think it would be. The truth will come out, it always does.