Introducing James Carson, author of Crossfire

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James Carson has a law degree and practiced as a CPA and a real estate developer. His blog about current events can be read at Americancrestinc.com. This is the second book for the author. The First was, A Judicial Conspiracy, about the corrupt criminal justice system in America and how most persons accused of a crime are pressured to plead guilty without any due process.

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Crossfire is a story about Michael and Allison and the many exciting events that dominate life in 2028. Not the least of which is the effort by a group of soccer fans who are trying to change the game of the most popular sport in the world. Their seemingly unattainable goal is to make soccer a more exciting game by changing the offside rule that gives the defense a big advantage by limiting scoring. They believe American fans will respond to more scoring and fewer tie games. Needless to say the existing leagues will do almost anything to stop this effort. The world is exploding with advancements such as self driving rental cars that have gone a long way to replace personal car ownership. Also the era of the bullet train in America has begun and it becomes a factor in our story. The heart of the story however is the torrid relationship between two young people discovering that there is more to life than success. Their lives seem charmed until a brutal mob attack changes everything. The action is fast moving and many surprises occur against the backdrop of the formation of the New American Soccer League.

Introducing John Sager, author of Madam President

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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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Worst-ever president? Eleanor Wilson, the 46th president of the United States, elected to her position by the thinnest of margins, four electoral votes. A life-long and certified Liberal from the state of Massachusetts, she brings to the nation’s capital a team of likeminded helpers. Her legislative agenda includes The Green New Deal, the forgiveness of college student debt, Medicare for All and free college education for those who want it. America’s adversaries soon learn that she is a neophyte in the realm of foreign policy, and pay her no attention. Over the course of her four-years in office, the nation’s debt climbs to 24 trillion dollars. She loses her bid for another four-year term and most political observers conclude that she was the worst president in the nation’s history.

Introducing Suzanne Hession, author of Dregz

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Suzanne Hession is an elementary school teacher who is passionate about reading and teaching children. Joseph Zimmer, the illustrator, is a lifelong friend and an incredibly talented artist.

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An evil serpent freed from the depths, a duplicitous servant, and a cruel curse merge to threaten the royal family’s very existence. King Halvar is ill and childless, so he visits the village orphanage, narrowing his search for a suitable replacement to the throne to two young brothers, Silas and Dregz. Halvar knows the new king must be strong, resilient, determined, and most of all, honest. Dregz wins the competition, and his brother Silas, in a fit of jealousy, has him banished to the Island of Dregs, warning the people that “only the dregs of the earth live there!” But Silas’s actions have dire consequences. Dregz’s son Dreck is determined to uncover the secret his father has kept for years, and as he sets out to save the people who once looked down upon him and his family, he finds himself in a terrifying chain of events. Will he be able to save Silas’s daughter, Princess Elle? And can he defeat Nazaar-the slithery stranger who seems to hold such power over them all?

Introducing Gary Graham, author of Parallels That Cross

“The thing I enjoyed the most with Outskirts Press was the amazing creative flexibility they were able to accommodate. They were patient with me as I worked through the publishing process.

Gary Graham conducted research in Peru for his PhD, has worked in executive positions for conservation organizations and has published numerous scientific and popular articles plus two nonfiction books. He grew up in Louisiana and now lives in Massachusetts with his wife, an archaeologist.

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Parallels That Cross is a delightfully creative novel that takes you down literary paths like those you have explored with Barbara Kingsolver’s books. Perfect for book clubs seeking an enjoyable alternative to dystopian or fantasy novels. This novel pivots on Mica, an archaeologist, and Clay, an ornithologist, who are independently and simultaneously resolving their sex-based relationship anxieties while searching in 1982 for extraordinary treasures hidden deep in the Peruvian wilderness. Mica is exploring for an ancient city she theorizes was founded by women led by a princess daughter of Peru’s last reigning Inca ruler. Clay, working on his doctoral research on another side of the same mountain, is testing his new biodiversity model that predicts discovery of new avian species. Mica suffers from a lifelong self-doubt that she will turn out like her lesbian mother. Clay is tormented by his own nightmare that he has become his philandering dad. Packed with mesmerizing stories, breath taking adventures into beautiful settings, complex intimacy, and user-friendly science, Parallels That Cross narrates the fascinating parallel lives of Mica and Clay as they face unimaginable personal and professional challenges. Terrorists, waterfalls, catastrophes, and psychiatrists define important life thresholds that they must step through. Ultimately, they must confront whether their lives are controlled by destiny or free will.

Introducing John J. Wells, author of A Death For Academe

“This is my second book published through Outskirts, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. All my questions and clumsy mistakes were quickly and efficiently responded to and remedied. This outfit does a great job.”

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 Deanne Morgan, author of Miss-Understood (The Next Chapter)

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I have been an author since I was eleven years of age. I wrote small novels for my friends all throughout high school; which led me to publish my first novel “Wisdom Cry’s.” This is my second novel the sequel to “Wisdom Cry’s.” My inspiration comes from God and the beauty of mankind, and I have been blessed with the creative talent to inspire millions. I love horses, books and inspiring adventures. My children are my pride and joy also the loves of my life. I am blessed to love and be loved by my significant other, and have a loving family who is a constant inspiration. I am lucky to have loyal friends and now all of you. I thank each and everyone of you for reading my novel, much appreciation. Enjoy and God bless.

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Miss-Understood (The Next Chapter). In “Wisdom Cry’s,” I lived by my own rules which is never easy. It led me down pathways and opened doors I never intended to. My path embodied dangerous choices, such as promiscuity that led me to dangerous men that was no good for my mind, heart, or soul. However, because I lived by my own rules I find that I am also responsible for my own happiness as well as all my choices, which brings me to the next chapter. In this chapter, I realized I am “Miss-Understood.” Everything I thought I knew about myself and life I had to unlearn. So, join me on a journey of fulfilled dreams, amazing discoveries, and life changing revelations that tells my story, or is it yours?

Introducing Howard J. Schwach, author of Ain’t Love Enough: A Dave Rifkin Mystery

“This is my third book with Outskirts Press and my experience was smooth and easy. I never had any problems with Outskirts Press but I have heard of terrible problems with other publishers.”

Retired New York City teacher and community newspaper editor Howard Schwach is a published author with several young adult educational books and two adult novels under his belt. This is Schwach’s third adult novel, a continuation of his popular Dave Rifkin mysteries. His first was American 587 Heavy, a novel centered on the tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Rockaway on November 12, 2001, his second, a novel centered on the age-old conflict between Jews and Palestinians in Israel and the consequences of that conflict on a group of aging Jewish tourists visiting the Holy Land. Although a secular Jew, Schwach renewed his interest in Israel and in archeology on a 2018 visit to Israel, accompanied by his daughter, Amy, the executive director for a major Upper East Side, Manhattan congregation. That visit led to The Masada Complex and the birth of Dave Rifkin as a major series protagonist. In Ain’t Love Enough, Schwach continues Rifkin’s development as a fully-developed, complex character. The question of “who has the historical right to the land now called Israel?” brought Schwach to his third novel, the second featuring retired detective Dave Rifkin and his wife, Linda.

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Dave Rifkin is Back for Another Adventure, One That Will Impact Not Only the Lives of Dave and Linda, but Also the Future of a Nation. Dave and his wife, Linda, are back in New York City after their adventures in Israel and life is not quite what the couple expected it to be. Dave has become an alcoholic and a womanizer and Linda has thrown him out of their Manhattan apartment. He is angry, depressed and drunk, so when he wakes up one morning duct-taped to a chair in a dilapidated bungalow on the Atlantic Ocean shore-front in Rockaway, he is not really surprised. He becomes surprised and alarmed, however, when responding police officers find the dead body of a woman floating in the surf nearby and that woman turns out to be Dave’s nemesis from Israel, a woman who was assumed to be rotting away in an Israeli prison. Did he kill her? He can’t remember. This begins a new mystery involving the legitimacy of the State of Israel that takes he and Linda from the bungalow to the honky-tonks and bar-b-que joints of Nashville (Tennessee) and finally, to a former airport in Brooklyn that has become a national park. Filled with mystery and mayhem, Ain’t Love Enough will have you asking for more of Dave and Linda.

Introducing Elizabeth Brown, author of Privacy is an Illusion: A Memoir of Life Events Witnessed by T.S.

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Elizabeth Brown studies the human condition and events that affect an individual’s life. The stories she writes reflect what she has seen, heard, and felt from people on their life journeys.

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Are You Ever Truly Alone? Myth and legend have long told stories of the spirits that dwell in our surroundings-mountains, rivers, earth, and everything alive. But what happens to tree spirits when their trees are cut down? This wonderfully imaginative book tells the story of a tree spirit who could not leave his tree quickly enough when the woodsmen came and became trapped in the armoire made from the tree’s wood. Watching and listening from the various rooms where the armoire is placed, the tree spirit witnesses every aspect of human life-triumph and tragedy, generosity and cruelty, love and betrayal. Vivid and unique, this collection of stories will make you wonder what it really means to be alone and will give you compassionate insight into the lives of everyday, extraordinary people.

Introducing Alexander Rassogianis, author of Clouds Over the Aegean

“I was very satisfied with Outskirts Press. I look forward to working with my Author Representative again. She was always available when I had questions.”

Alexander Rassogianis earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Elmhurst College and a master’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. He taught history in Chicago and served as a compliance officer for the US government. He is the author of Return to Glenlord: Memories of Michigan Summers, The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930, Rainbow Over Portland, and Short Stories of Life, Love and Remembrance. He is currently writing an autobiography, Growing Up Greek in Chicago.

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A Childhood Secret with Lifelong Consequences . . . In politically troubled 1920s Greece, two schoolgirls on the island of Naxos accidentally overhear a dangerous conversation near the principal’s office. Anna and Evlambia are sworn never to reveal what they know. Fifty years later, Anna’s son Nick, an investigator for the US government, returns to Greece hoping to find Evlambia. He learns that she has died, but instead, he finds her daughter Christina. Intense and romantic Nick invites intellectual, gentle Christina to visit Naxos with him. Their visit takes a startling turn when they learn about a shocking ongoing situation-for the past decades, Greek Orthodox priests have been murdered on the island, and the police have always been unable to find the culprits. With his background as an investigator, Nick isn’t about to let this opportunity slip through his fingers. Together, he and Christina search for the truth about the murders and about the secret their mothers kept. Colorful and compelling, Clouds Over the Aegean will keep you enthralled.

Introducing J.L.B. LaClef, author of McGinty Family Secrets

“This is my 2nd time working with Outskirts Press. I am still impressed with their Customer Service. Definitely working with them when a 3rd manuscript is finished.”

Animals were dispatching themselves from nearby thickets; there must have been a predator on the hunt. I knew it wasn’t one of my friends or fellow ballplayers; they knew to make themselves known. Survival instincts were summoned from within.

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Animals were dispatching themselves from nearby thickets; there must have been a predator on the hunt. I knew it wasn’t one of my friends or fellow ballplayers; they knew to make themselves known. Survival instincts were summoned from within.