Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of The Red Shore

“This is the third book I’ve published with Outskirts Press. The reason I continue with them is that I’m convinced there is no better Independent Press publishing service east or west of the Mississippi. Outskirts Press is Top-Notch. Your author’s representative will work with you to absolutely ensure your book looks and says exactly what you want it to. Outskirts Press is simply the very best there is. Their staff makes excellent service happen time after time. None better!”

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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Russia-no longer convinced of American resolve or military preparedness-has decided to test the U.S. as never before…plunging the planet toward the slippery edge of World War III. 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 Howard J. Schwach, author of American 587 Heavy: A Novel of Terrorism and Betrayal

“Everything went very smoothly — thanks largely to my author rep. She walked me through everything I needed to know and the book is just what I hoped it would be.”

Howard J. Schwach, a retired teacher, had already authored several young adult educational books, when he became the managing editor of the local community newspaper. He turned on his police scanner on the morning of November 12, 2001 and heard the first news that a large commercial aircraft had crashed four blocks from his home. The tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 became the genesis of this novel. Did the first officer cause the crash by overflying the rudder? Did a design defect cause the tail to fall off over Jamaica Bay? Was terrorism involved? Read and decide for yourself!

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Torn from the Headlines and Brought Home. Ron Staller was a happy man. The retired teacher had, shortly before the 9-11 terrorist attacks, become the editor and publisher of the “Beachcomber,” a community paper in New York City’s borough of Queens. Now, two months later, Staller was on his way to work when his quiet life literally crashed on his head in the guise of American Airlines Flight 587. While state and federal officials were quick to say that the deadly crash was an accident caused by the erratic flying skills of the first officer, dozens of locals eyewitnesses, many of them police officers and firefighters, thought differently. Staller, working with local police detectives, is driven to believe that there was more to the crash than what was reported by the NTSB and other federal agencies. Working hard on the evidence and thwarted by federal agencies, the detectives, joined by a suspicious NTSB investigator, Staller’s police sergeant son and a Muslim Newsday reporter, begin to see the truth. Will the government, however, allow that truth to be told.

Introducing Lee Martin, author of Blood Protocol

“My Author Representative was immensely helpful when I had questions, providing timely advice in every case.”

Lee Martin, a native of West Virginia lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross for his service in Vietnam. He has a Doctorate in Counseling and is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Psychology at an Atlanta area university. Lee is the author of fourteen other mystery novels.

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If Zufar al-Massoud, the celebrated leader of the Salafist jihadists, accomplishes his planned terrorist act, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. will forever be known as America’s Day of Blood. He and his fellow conspirators will not only place multiple IEDs along the New York City Macy’s parade route, slaughtering thousands of onlookers, but will release canisters of sarin gas on the subway landings in both New York and Washington, D.C. Hours later when America thinks it’s all over, two fertilizer bombs planted at the Cowboys-Lions game at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas will kill hundreds maybe thousands more. But this will not be al-Massoud’s only crusade. As he is also on a quest to avenge the murder of his brother, Asahif, AKA the Viper, by killing Asahif’s assassin, Atticus Steed, at Steed’s beach home in Antigua, he inadvertently shoots and wounds Steed’s wife, Maria. While she lies in ICU near death, Steed, who is himself now out for revenge but helplessly compelled to stay at Maria’s side, engages the support of his old comrade-in-arms, ex-counterterrorist operative Bruce McGowan. Unbeknownst to McGowan, however, he is likewise on al-Massoud’s hit list and must take necessary steps to protect his own wife, Adriana, from certain peril. In this gripping cat-and-mouse sequel in the Wolf Laurel series, McGowan and Steed once again team up to find and kill the dangerous al-Massoud before he puts his heinous plans of attack into action. Tick tock.

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

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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