Introducing Ralph Yourie, author of Dear Caroline…

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Ralph Yourie is a writer, businessman, veteran, husband and father. His first book, A Sneaker on My Pillow: Lessons for business. Lessons for life., is a collection of work-life essays. A native of New Jersey and Connecticut, Ralph Yourie now resides in Palm Coast, Florida.

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“The greatest sins of our lives are sins of omission.” -Ralph Campbell. Honeymoon in Key West. What could possibly be better? But for newlywed, Caroline Smythe, the joy has been painfully lessened by the sudden, unexpected loss of her father. When a mysterious folder appears at the hotel, the young bride is thrown into a tumultuous journey through the life of a man she loved but never really knew. It is a story of incomplete goals, unrealized passions and fractured relationships, all molded by a childhood that never was. In telling his story, her father not only reconnects with his daughter, but also with his own turbulent past. “Dear Caroline…” is an exploration of the soul. It speaks to the uncertainties of life, where big events have big consequences and small events are even greater. It is reflective, emotional, mournful and funny. Above all, it is real. Dear Caroline… leaves us with the hope and the belief that it is never too late to say now what we should have said long ago.

Introducing Pamela Roberts Lee, author of The Darkness at Dawn

“First rate timely service made my experience wonderful. I have started my next book and am definitely planning to use Outskirts Press when its ready for publication.”

Pamela Roberts Lee is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate Colonel and former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney who has appeared in courts throughout the United States. She currently lives in Alamogordo, New Mexico with her husband Matt, where she is Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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You will be taken to a world of characters you never imagined and events that shaped our world, as two men struggle for wealth and power in early New England. Its 1634 and a ship of Puritans struggles through a storm on its way to Boston. Among them are John Lee, an ancestor of two future princes of England, and Grace Newell, both 13-year-old wards of William Westwood, their congregation’s lawyer. During the storm, John sees 19-year-old Richard Hawkes, a petty thief and murderer, steal their church’s gold inlaid silver chalice. The next day, when the chalice is missing, Richard threatens to kill Grace unless John swears to conceal the theft. John agrees if Richard returns the chalice. With few options, Richard agrees. Over the next 40 years, challenges and opportunities present themselves amidst Indian wars and witchcraft trials. Richard lies, steals, and murders his way to fortune and influence, while John becomes a soldier, civic leader, and Indian teacher. Each attracts followers, while both compete for the affection of the same woman. John’s guilt over his oath grows as he blames himself for unleashing Richard’s evil upon his community. At the same time, he believes breaking his oath would be a great sin. Nesehegan, one of John’s Indian students, tells John how he resolved his conflict between loyalty to his tribe and his belief in God. Months later, Richard calls John as a witness at Richard’s murder trial. Confronted with a question he can’t answer without breaking either his oath to God or his oath to the court, John remembers Nesehegan’s story.

Introducing John Sager, author of The Caravan

“I’ve already received congratulations from several friends who have read the book.”

John Sager is a retired United States intelligence officer whose services for the CIA, in various capacities, spanned more than a half-century. A widower, he makes his home in the Covenant Shores retirement community on Mercer Island, Washington.

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From far-away Pakistan the long arm of Islamist terrorism reaches into the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Islamic State operatives are using the northward-moving caravans of Latin American asylum-seekers as cover for their nefarious schemes: to sever Interstate 90 by destroying the Lake Washington floating bridge and render inoperable Seattle’s newly completed SR 99 tunnel. In a remarkable display of intragovernmental cooperation, the FBI and CIA manage to thwart the plotters’ schemes; but they nearly fail to do so.

Introducing Robert Steven Habermann, author of The Promise in the Morning Sky: An Immigrant’s Story

“This novel is my third book with Outskirts Press. Each time, my Author Representative provided me with the upmost professional guidance and well-founded recommendations, and she made my journey through this process most enjoyable. If I decide to write a fourth book, I hope that I will use Outskirts Press again.”

Robert Steven Habermann resides in Roanoke, Virginia, with his wife, Linda, and their dog, Baxter. This book is his third novel. The Last Emperor of Rome, published in 2017, concerns the life and times of Julius Valerius Majorian and is a story of conquest, betrayal, and forbidden love during the final years of the Roman Empire. Published in 2014, Music in the Key of Time captures the essence of the middle to the late 1960s as seen through the eyes and actions of two young men. A musical CD by the same title and containing twelve of the author’s original songs taken from his first book was released in 2015.

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Living Takes a Lifetime, and It’s Over in the Blink of an Eye. A classic tale of a grandfather telling his grandson the story of a German immigrant and his struggles to establish a life in the New World. A moving chronicle of hardship and gallantry involving tall sailing ships and steam locomotives; slaves and emancipators; homesteading on the treeless Nebraska prairie; and the coming of modern times. A story of an American pioneer and his attempts to make sense out of the chaos swirling all around him.

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of The Red Shore

“I want to thank you and all the staff of Outskirts Press for making my latest novel, THE RED SHORE, the very best it could be! Three books: MERIDIAN, SNOW MEN, and THE RED SHORE – Three CIPA EVVY First Place Awards and three Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year awards! How could I possibly ask for more? You are all top-notch, first class, and I thank you for all the awesome efforts you’ve made in my behalf.”

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent in the conduct of global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; MA from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He lives in Colorado with his family.

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Dave McClure arrives in Bar Harbor, Maine, for some rest and relaxation before returning to the CIA-a world he left behind years ago. But he is unaware of the danger he’ll face in the days ahead as he discovers the secrets that lie in the deep ocean trenches of the Atlantic. Deadly secrets. McClure is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of a vicious Russian plot and a harbor town’s lethal intrigue, each as perilous as they are startling, and struggles to make sense of all the jumbled pieces in this deadly puzzle. Is there a connection between Russian drone submarines probing the U.S. coastline, a Top-Secret, advanced technology Navy torpedo program, and the sinister secret behind Tamarack Harbor’s missing boys? Another brutal murder is the catalyst that finally leads McClure to the juncture of high-stakes espionage and an impending attack on American soil. As the CIA and the U.S. Navy race against time and the Russian threat, the powerful pull of emotion will test the limits of Dave McClure’s skill, strength, and courage.

Introducing Lynne Hoover, author of The Magical Ways of Dragons

“The making of this book has been truly magical. As I begin to grow this wonderful book out to everyone, I feel your continued support will help get me there. Thanks to all the staff.”

My undying love of fantasy (especially dragons) and science fiction has always been a special part of my life since I was young. Opening up my magical world and filling the void that everyday ‘hum drum’ life could never fill. During my younger days, the artist in me took hold eventually blossoming into my own passionate style that is a part of this book. I must say that my life has not been the same since the dragons arrived and thankfully I know I will continue on into new adventures because of them.

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Dare To Come In And Let Your Adventures Begin. The magical short story adventures that lie within, brings forth a special family of dragons with good hearted unique stories and those who have journeyed with them. They are eager to share those tales and insights with any and all adventuresome readers curious enough to know just what these dragons are all about.

Introducing Ed Moroney, author of Die Young as Old as Possible: The Incomplete Short Stories

“Overall, a good experience and my Author Representative was always quickly responsive and never got impatient with me. The final product is something to be proud of. The posters produced for me were high quality. If I write anything anymore with an intent to publish, I will be back. Thank you.”

An Air Force brat, Ed Moroney was born in 1949 and attended six elementary schools and three high schools before his family settled in Bowie, Maryland. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, he maintained a Marine Corps Reserve commitment for 43 years, while simultaneously pursuing a career as a police officer with the Prince George County police department. After 27 years on the force, he retired as a patrol sergeant. Moroney holds a BS from the University of Maryland and an MS from Nova University. In his third career, he is a professor at the College of Southern Maryland, coordinating the Criminal Justice curriculum. He presently resides in Huntingtown, Maryland.

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The Best and Worst of Human Nature. A police officer involved in a controversial event is reassigned to a quiet district to avoid attention, but he encounters a ghost who leads him on a high-speed chase. A newspaper article leads a Marine down a complex path of memory toward a deserter who saved his life. A man desperate to prove the existence of God goes searching for a ghost…and finds something he couldn’t imagine. A boy on the brink of adolescence is attracted to an eccentric neighbor and struggles to make sense of a scene he accidentally sees. In these stories and more, author Ed Moroney illuminates the shadows of the soul and channels the brilliant light that shines from the human heart. From lonely policemen to brutal men in battle, from the poignant immediacy of small-town life to the insignificance of one person in a crowd, from transcendence to degradation, these beautifully observed tales teach, inspire, surprise, and entertain.