Introducing Norm Olson, author of Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

“If I publish another book, I will choose Outskirts Press.”

Norm Olson is a retired FBI Agent and lives in Tucson, Arizona. He can be found most days on the golf links of Tucson.

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Murder and Betrayal Run Rampant! Marc Ryder is a government agent of a little known agency, Defense Foreign Liaison, known as DFL, based in Long Beach, California. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife becomes entangled with Panamanian drug smugglers. Ryder is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. His job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. The FBI recruits him to travel to Mexico and reach out to his old friend in the Policia Federales. A hired female assassin, known only as The Bolivian enters the story and makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Ryder returns to Long Beach and starts a new life only to be thrown back into the guns sights of a new unperceived foe and The Bolivian.

Introducing Beverly Ann White, author of Joel’s Wife

“My author representative was great!”

Beverly Ann White is the author of three memoirs: Death Is A Place, a chronicle of the year of mourning subsequent to the death of two of her daughters, Sassafras, A Quilt Journal, a love story about a divorce, and Preacher’s Kid, sharing more than you want to know about a dysfunctional family in a series of parsonages. Joel’s Wife is the fictional account of a polygamous family that lives and loves in northern Utah. Beverly is a magna cum laude graduate of Whitman College at which she is inordinately proud to have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She lives in Oregon with her husband and three aged and overweight dogs.

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In 1991 it was not safe for polygamous families to reveal to the public the practice of their religion but, when a woman traveling across the continent turned on the television in her motel room that night, there they were. The husband was seated on a chair surrounded by his wives, one of which was the daughter of the oldest wife. Spellbound, she stared at the screen while quietly declaring, “I know you. I know where you are from. I know your stories.” The televised documentary followed the family through their nightly dinner in the barn activity room and showcased the family activities, which involved singing and reading aloud to the children. It explored their family structure including what appeared to be an annual crop of babies. When the woman was settled in her new home in Oregon she began each day at her typewriter, releasing the control of the keys to the women who lived and loved in the polygamous family in rural Utah. She daily emerged completely mesmerized by their stories and by her demotion from author to spectator and typist. It is their story and they tell it. They are Joel’s wives.

Introducing Pat Jameson, author of Return to Juniper

“The process was smooth and moved steadily forward.”

Pat Jameson was born to a family of ranchers in eastern Oregon near Burns and worked as a teenager on his uncle’s ranch in Drewsey. He worked for forty years in the automotive and truck stop industry and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. Return to Juniper is the fourth novel in a series about the fictional community of Juniper, in the high desert country of the northern Great Basin.

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A retired aerospace scientist returns to the remote desert town of his youth, where he seeks to unlock the mysteries of his dreams and perhaps his past. When retired aerospace scientist Kenny Young begins to experience bewildering dreams that appear vaguely familiar, intuition compels him to return to his home town of Juniper, where he hopes to perhaps find answers to the riddles that haunt him. The year is 2016 and Kenny and his wife Linda travel from their home in the East to the small high desert town in a secluded corner of the Northwest, where Kenny grew up and from which he moved away fifty-seven years ago after high school. During his sojourn, Kenny learns much about his haunting past, where he witnessed a fantastic spaceship landing in 1956.

Introducing T.K. Kohl, author of Quest of the Staff and the Sword, II: Quoin Ataraxis

“I want to thank Jami for all the help she’s given. Jamie has helped me with my book and has been a tremendous help. The process was smooth. If she didn’t know an answer to the question she was quick to get an answer for me. Thank you.”

T.K. Kohl has a bachelor’s degree from Logos Christian College. Much of his life has been spent working in the technical field and customer service. He is the proud father of two adult sons, whom he considers his greatest accomplishments. In his spare time, he enjoys bringing the world of his imagination to life through fiction.

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The Balance of Power Tilts Toward Darkness…In this compelling second installment of the Quest of the Staff and the Sword saga, John’s quest continues as he searches for understanding of his purpose. John used Luke’s confidence in his power to build the castle on Olivet. Although Luke’s control was tenuous, with control of the world’s media, he was able to convince the world that they were in danger from Luke’s nemesis, known only as “the hooded man.” The hooded man has information that can destroy Luke. Luke allowed the hooded man to take control of the castle, knowing he had the full power of the world’s military at his disposal. Luke will attempt to use this power not only to destroy the hooded man, but also to immobilize the people of the world with chains of control. Luke is prepared to wreak havoc on the world if he must, in order to retain his power. If Luke goes to extremes, a terrible change will overtake the world-a change that could return the world to the Dark Ages. John must protect the Jedidiah family, along with their friends-and he must inspire their trust to join him on his quest. As Luke’s darkness grows in him and the fate of the world trembles in the balance, John must establish the foundation of peace, save those who wish to be saved, and assure those around him that all will be well in Quoin Ataraxis

Introducing R. E. Daniels, author of Conversations with a Wild Man

“The personnel I worked with at Outskirts press did exceptional work! Their ability to educate and assist the inexperienced author was truly remarkable. I’m so pleased I went with Outskirts!”

R. E. (Bob) Daniels was born and raised in the Black Hills of Wyoming, and he served six years in the United States Navy. He has traveled the world as a professional investigator in the engineering field for nearly three decades. Bob now lives in Iowa with his lovely wife, Kyle Ann, and is a father of five and a grandfather of five, along with all the unofficially adopted editions that call their place home. Conversations With a Wild Man is his debut novel.

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“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” -George Bernard Shaw. Spend a week with Cowboy, an experienced investigator who applies his unique skills and powers of observation to areas outside his profession in order to answer some of society’s most difficult questions. Through his travels, conversations, circumstances, and recollections, we recognize the wide gap between the ideas posed by religion and common sense as Cowboy poses the big questions: What are God’s intentions? What is the secret of happiness? The purpose of life? Unlike many, Cowboy unflinchingly receives the answers while breaching the limitations of theology, and while his circular logic and common sense will likely be disputed, they cannot be denied. Cowboy’s insight comes full circle to an understanding that life is not about all the things we are trying to acquire, but about all the things we are willing to let go of.

Introducing Stephan Putnam, author of When We Were Young Together: The Lost Senior Essays of 1961

“Lisa was a terrific rep, and very helpful through the process.”

Stephan Putnam lives and writes from the coast of Down East Maine. A lifelong teacher, he has taught or supervised students from 7th grade through graduate school. He holds a BA from Valparaiso University, a MA from Northern Illinois, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephan has served on the faculties of the Department of English of the University of North Carolina, UNC’s Department of Health Education at the School of Public Health, Old Dominion University. The Whittemore Business School at the University of New Hampshire, St. Joseph’s College, Eastern Washington University in Tokyo, the University of Southern Maine, North Yarmouth Academy, and Yarmouth High School. Long retired from the classroom, Stephan is working on a new novel.

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“When We Were Young Together: The Lost Senior Essays of the Class of 1961 is an audacious concept, perfectly realized in this powerfully stirring and evocative novel which creates reverberations beyond the page. Readers will be flooded by their own memories of high school, as well as their fears and dreams for the future ahead. I read this book in one sitting. It is honest, insightful, deeply real and moving, and the pictures are perfect!” – Lee Smith, author of the New York Times Bestseller Dimestore: A Writer’s Life. “When We Were Young Together: The Lost Senior Essays of the Class of 1961 is a remarkable book in the way it speaks of gentler times, providing the reader with easy access to what for many is a time long gone but still alive in our memories, our high school days and nights, the feelings we had, and the people we knew. All of this, and so much more is at the heart of this remarkable book. Filled with insights, and deeply moving, I found it impossible to put down until I had read through to the final page.” – Richard Jacoby, author of Conversations with the Capeman

Introducing Gabriel FW. Koch, author of Beholden: A Marlowe Black Mystery

“Fantastic as always!”

Gabriel FW Koch is the winner of the 2004 L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future award; the 2016 CIPA EVVY award for science fiction; a second-place winner of the 2016 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year; and a 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.

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Rare gold coins, a beautiful woman, and a walk with death. Marlowe Black, a WWII combat veteran, walks the streets of New York with a PI license to serve justice, a .45 automatic and his fists to enforce it, and a steely determination to solve a case…regardless of the consequences. When a stranger’s body mysteriously lands in his office after a long Fourth of July weekend, Black is determined to learn why, regardless of what New York City cops say or do. As bullets fly, he hunts the killer through a maze of government agents, missing Russian gold coins, Nazi SS fugitives, dangerous greed, and women worth fighting for and knowing intimately. But to succeed, Black must right an old mistake, make a heart-wrenching discovery, and wrestle with a decision to adhere to personal principles of honor that will force him to look beyond love and death. Beholden paints a grim picture of American city life, corruption, and death. And with a morally insecure protagonist and an irresistible love interest, this hard-boiled detective novel promises to be darkly satisfying.