Introducing Mary M. Meckler, author of Jangled Lives

“Jangled Lives, my second novel arrived and looks great! I’m so excited that Outskirts Press and my Author Representative helped me through this process again. She listened to me and was a life saver in more ways than I can say. I will definitely work with Outskirts Press for my third novel which I hope to finish this year.”

Mary has been writing for years and happily presents her second novel for your enjoyment. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with Marty, her husband of over 54 years, and her dog, an American Canine named Lacy. She is a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority and enjoys spending time with her grandkids, reading, and of course, writing.

Book description…

Rylee Jasper, an empathetic dog groomer, was tormented as a child by a neighbor who continues to haunt her dreams, only to return from prison after many years. It is assumed he is involved with the terror that surrounds her town with the torture and death of the caretaker of her new love’s elderly parents. Throw in a sexy private eye, a bad cop, along with this psychopath, then follow the path she and others take on the journey through their… JANGLED LIVES.

Introducing T.R. Kahn, author of The Death of Ralph Stone

“I was so excited to receive my copies of The Death of Ralph Stone. I took one copy over to my daughter in law and was pleased that she was not only eager to read it, but she also commented on the physical feel of the book. I want to thank my Author Representative, for helping me to pick the elements that go into that aspect. She was incredibly patient, guiding me through my first edit process. Her constant reminder that I am responsible for the quality of the finished text caused me to be extremely thorough. I want to add that I appreciate that she and Outskirts Press offer a lot of help but leave the final decision to the author on important issues. I was offered a more colorful and dramatic cover and it was an excellent job, but I picked a picture that I had found that was of the actual airplanes at the airfield that they flew from. I am very satisfied and looking forward to working with the rest of the team on the sales of my book.”

T. R. Kahn is a former Army aviator who served in the First Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, during which he came to question the validity of fighting a war with no definition of victory and no exit strategy. He is a lifelong runner, a high school cross-country and track-and-field coach, a water polo and swimming coach, an active sailor who still teaches a sailing class to high school students, and the former publisher and editor of the Central Valley Christian Times. He and his wife, Marcia, have been married 61 years and have four children, 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Book description…

Meet Major Ralph Stone, an ace pilot for The Flying Tigers in the China Burma India Theater, and a man who knew that it is always possible to serve our values and beliefs constructively, even in the face of strong opposition.

After the armistice, Ralph continued to serve until 1947, flying for various units. He learned more about the island campaigns as the Allies fought their way, island by island, across the Pacific, toward Japan. He also learned of the firebombing of almost 70 Japanese cities before the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and he began to question those tactics.

Ralph came to believe that there had been a significant and crucial erosion of respect for human life during the war. When he returned to the States afterward, he was asked to become part of a team of soldiers and sailors who had been recognized for their military prowess, appearing at events celebrating victory and the return to peace. He refused. Major Stone paid a heavy price for his refusal, but this is not a story of failure. The Death of Ralph Stone is the story of a man who was able to fight his part of the war heroically and still come to question the way it was won.

Introducing Daniel Roberts, author of Purest Mercy

“My author representative’s efforts on behalf of my novel were wonderful. I especially appreciate her patience and openness throughout the editing process, and the beautiful cover and interior layout she created. The final finished product is superb, and if the marketing assistance I receive is as outstanding as the publishing and design efforts, I will not only be delighted, but also in a position to give Outskirts Press more business in the future. Thanks so much! Outstanding work!”

Daniel Roberts is a retired pastor and Christian spiritual writer, captivated by the mysterious ways God can use the simplest and humblest vessels to achieve extraordinary results.

Book description…

A Miraculous Young Woman. A Night of Devastation. A Profound Sacrifice. And Gifts of Healing and Hope.

Mercy does not even have a name to call her own, until she arrives at a homeless shelter, sick and alone, setting in motion a chain reaction of miracles that will transform everyone around her. But the greatest Miracles are still to come…

Introducing John J. Michalik, author of Another Way Over: A Novel of Immigration to America

“I can’t imagine how any Author Representative could have provided better and more consistent professional service, guidance, and assistance than my representative did on this project. It all went smoother than I could have imagined and helped create exactly what I had envisioned for this book. Kudos with a capital K to her!”

John Michalik enjoyed a 37-year career leading and managing law-related businesses, academic units, and professional membership organizations. He is the author of over 200 articles, annotations, books, and essays on legal and management topics. In retirement, he turned to history, with the publication of his book “The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899” in 2021. “Another Way Over” is his debut novel. He and his wife Diane live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Book description…

In 1910, Jan Brozek is a lone traveler, making his way across a Europe preparing for war, intent on immigrating to America to establish a new life for himself and his fiancee, Maria, who will follow once he has earned the money for her passage. Early in his travels, he saves the life of Anna Ihnacak, the beautiful daughter of a Hungarian nobleman – their easy attraction creates emotions that, as he travels on, he has difficulty dealing with and understanding. Ready to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the last leg of his journey, he is stunned when his careful plans are derailed at the last minute and he must choose an alternate course, one that sets him on a two-year odyssey covering three continents.<br /><br />In his travels, Jan moves in and out of the personal stories – involving murder and corruption, personal losses, natural disasters, and everyday situations – of those he meets along the way. And he is tempted by opportunities that would drastically change his plans and his ultimate destination. All the while, he wrestles with his own emotions concerning Anna and Maria; finally reaching a resolution as his long journey takes yet another and final unexpected turn.