Introducing Walter Soellner, author of Kalvarianhof: The Perilous Journey

“Anna did a very fine job assisting me in this completely new experience of publishing. My next book in the four book series is finished, and I am seriously considering Outskirts Press again.”

Walter Soellner’s parents immigrated to America from the German state of Bavaria in 1938. Visits over the years to his ancestral home inspired Kalvarianhof, The Perilous Journey. Travels to Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe further provided historic detail against which the novel’s men and women play out their passionate lives. Kalvarianhof is the first book of a multi-generational series.

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Follow lifelong friends Catholic Markus and Jewish Levi in this sweeping historic family saga-the story of two young men in the years before World War I. As young Imperial German soldiers in 1900, battling with other Europeans besieged in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, Markus and Levi find themselves in dire circumstances. Markus abandons the legation’s relative safety for a dangerous cross-country adventure to find his love, the beautiful Li Ling. Tragedy interrupts their romance and he soon finds himself escaping with Sun Yat Sen downriver on a pirated Chinese mail boat. He reunites with his friend Levi after the battle of Peking, and the two encounter danger and adventure on their return by ship to Germany. A shark attack off New Guinea and a sexual bacchanal with Samoan natives and icebergs in the south Atlantic challenge the two friends. Their homeward ship stops in Uruguay, where Levi meets his future wife, Katherina Obermaier, a beautiful young Jewish girl bound for university in Berlin. Home again in Bavaria, Levi returns to his ancestral home Kalvarianhof, a grand estate deep in the forests outside of Munich, and Markus to his home in the city. It is the time of ‘Belle Epoch’, the ‘Beautiful Era’ in Europe. Still, Markus and Levi and their families face challenges and heartbreak- and a forbidden love affair that threatens to tear apart the young men’s friendship. The story continues in Book II of this four-part series, where the two friends find themselves far from the trenches of France on the eve of World War I. In the splendors and perils of the vastness of Africa, Markus and Levi find romance, hardship and tragedy that endangers their very survival.

Introducing Martha Gabour Manuel, author of Political Treason

“I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I was with the help I got on my book this time. I am already working on a book for next year and I would love to be able to work with Jennifer again. She was such a delight and fun to work with – even when I kept pushing incredible deadlines on her. My sincere thanks to all of you who helped make Political Treason a reality for me!”

Martha Gabour Manuel retired from state civil service in 2007 to run for state senator. While unsuccessful in her bid for office, the experience offered her an opportunity to view the electoral process firsthand. Martha’s eminence as a registered representative with a major Wall Street investment firm; director of the EBR Parish Health Unit; and executive director of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs only highlight a few of the varied and coveted positions she has held, adding an unusual degree of credibility to her stories. Martha Manuel is also the author of Murder on False River.

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In the highly anticipated sequel to Murder on False River, a shooting at the Louisiana State Capitol sends shockwaves through Baton Rouge…and leaves Senator Devereaux’s stepson, Dylan, in critical condition. Not since Governor Huey P. Long has there been a shooting at the capitol, and the already politically charged city is on high alert. Is there a sinister plot designed to manipulate and take control of the state of Louisiana? And what is in the mysterious missing envelope that triggered the shooting? When speculation meets actual fact, it’s hard to know who to trust or what to believe. In this fast-paced political thriller, even the ghost of the late Huey Long is rumored to be roaming the halls of his beloved state capitol at night, searching for answers.

Introducing Skip Stover, author of The Ghosts of Governor’s Bridge

“After years of searching for a reputable publisher Outskirts Press delivered everything I needed as a new author. I have researched commercial and POD publishers and Outskirts won hands down. Simply because you can choose to keep your book in print as long as you desire.”

Skip Stover has authored numerous books and has won many awards for his writings.Look for the movie trailer on this novel. Update The filming of the trailer was finished on 6/10/2011 and is available for viewing on You Tube, Link to You Tube Type in >>: Ghost of Governors Bridge, Facebook and other sites.

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Seventeen-year-old Sarah has plenty to be excited about. She’s about to graduate from high school and is dating the hottest guy on campus–a grade-A stud named Derrick. But lately, she’s had the weirdest image etched in her mind. It’s always the same—a young woman on the bridge, holding a child. As if she is going to jump. When she ask her friend Alice about it, she learns of a horrifying urban legend that bears a striking resemblance. The story involves a young girl who has a baby out of wedlock in the 70’s, keeping the news secret from her parents, including her minister father. When it’s revealed, the baby brings shame upon the family. And it’s said,that after getting into a fight with her dad, the girl ran off with her baby to the Governor’s Bridge. There a mysterious old man promises her warmth and safety–but the truth is too terrible to imagine. Years later, Sarah’s family has moved into the same house, as the girl in the so-called legend. And when Sarah and Derrick become romantically involved, the consequences threaten to repeat history. Suddenly Sarah is being haunted by visions of a peculiar old man….Will Sarah end up suffering the same fate?

Introducing Steven Robert Alexander, author of Treasure Trackers

“It was a great experience. I’m shortly going to go into the marketing mode for this and my other books and expect you guys will be of immense help. I look forward to that.”

Steven Robert Alexander is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He served two tours in the Middle East and is a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge Awardee. He was also the Founder Director of the UFO Institute in 1993 and spent many years involved in UFO research and investigations. He is a student of Ancient Greece and the American Civil War. His first book, Ghost Cavalry, delved into his appreciation for the supernatural. Alexander has hosted national broadcast shows on radio, television, and the internet. He has worked in independent films. He is a playwright and board game designer. He lives in Colorado Springs where he continues to write. Visit his website at http://www.StevenRAlexander.com

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From modern Las Vegas to the Dawn of Time, Treasure Trackers, The Inception takes you on a non-stop action adventure crossing historical lines and literary masterpieces. The story tells of an Above Top Secret Government Project that uses foreign technology to do something beyond comprehension. The best of the best of the U.S. military working along with the top scientists and engineers are conducting very special operations. Area 51, Capulin Volcano New Mexico, Afghanistan, and a secret nationwide network of underground bases and tunnels all play a part in America’s most challenging endeavor.

Introducing Gary A. Miron, author of The Captive Generation

“From beginning to the present, the process has been surprisingly easy and rewarding.”

Gary A. Miron is a summa cum laude graduate of Oakland University and an avid musician. He has written for a handful of Michigan newspapers, and his prizewinning poetry has appeared in a number of national journals. Designated a Featured Poet by BlackWidows Web of Poetry, and a prizewinner in Oakland University’s 2011 Ekphrasis Poetry contest, he is also a two-time semi-finalist in his alma mater’s annual Flash Fiction contest. He currently resides in southeast Michigan with his wife and their eccentric dog.

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I Am One of the Ghosts. An estranged man, inextricably linked to a wounded Midwestern town, must decide to either embrace his past in a single night of fireworks, or walk away once and for all. Once the linchpin of a small band of misfits-a free spirit torn by his family’s opulence, a pair of lost souls drawn together by secrets of their own, and a girl yearning for freedom-he is the only one who remains after a string of tragedies peels away the intricate layers of their friendship. In a disjointed rush of memories, he recalls the chance events that brought them together, then violently tore them apart. He sifts through the debris-both mental and physical-in his steadily deteriorating lakeside town, only to find that the past is as inescapable as his ties to the land that formed him. Stripped to the barest elements of his former existence, he faces a decision that will forever change him and the only life he has ever known. A psychologically complex tale of love, guilt, and redemption, The Captive Generation is a multilayered, sometimes hallucinatory meditation on finding permanence in an evanescent world. It’s a rich, brilliantly crafted novel that will leave you examining your own conflicts, regrets, and triumphs.

Introducing Virgil Alexander, author of The Wham Curse

“A very good overall experience. My Author Representative was not just helpful, but seemed to really want me to succeed.”

Virgil Alexander was born and grew up in a rural area near Miami and Globe, Arizona, where many members of his family worked in law enforcement. He attended Miami schools. He had family who worked on a large ranch in Sulfur Springs Valley, and Pima. He lived in Central while attending Eastern Arizona College and his children are alumni of EAC. His wife’s family has deep roots in the Gila Valley; her great-grandfather donated the land on which EAC was built and served as it’s President. He is retired from an Arizona mining company and worked in mines in Miami, Safford, and Morenci. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting ghost towns and historic places, travel, history research, the outdoors and writing. He now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife of 45 years; their four children and fourteen grandchildren all reside in Arizona.

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A stolen treasure reaches across the centuries… More than a century ago the ambush and robbery of the US Army payroll in Arizona Territory produced death, injury, distrust, and mystery. In present-day Graham County the senseless murder of a young Apache boy continues the curse of Major Wham’s lost payroll. It also created an enigmatic case for Deputy Sheriff Bren Allred and Apache Tribal Policeman Al Victor.

Introducing Oscar Patton, author of When the Bough Breaks

“The process was efficient and enjoyable. My team moved me along with a minimum of effort on my part. The book, cover to cover, is everything I hoped it would be, and more. The professor who helped me with the historical background called to say, ‘Well done!’ I have already begun revising the second novel in this trilogy and will expect the same great results from Outskirts Press.”

Oscar Patton is a graduate of Berry College, the University of Tennessee, and Florida State University. A retired college professor of literature and composition, he now spends his days at his writing place on the family farm near Ambrose, Georgia. He has written and is revising for publication two more novels for a Satilla County trilogy.

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A Twentieth-Century Scarlett O’Hara. Love, hate, ambition, greed, lasciviousness–human nature is laid bare in this story about the fall of the grandest house in Hebron, Georgia. Following the sudden death on the same night of her infant son and her rich and powerful husband, Ada McCallum, too young and too beautiful, must assume control of a vast empire and make her way in a world of men at war, at home and abroad. Strong willed Ada, a twentieth-century Scarlett O’Hara, succeeds in business and in love, but her behavior can be reckless and her choices unwise. Local newspaper editor and McCallum family friend Carl Goodman narrates Ada’s life and reveals dark secrets. He also chronicles race relations, ghost sightings, and happenings in and around Satilla County.