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.

Introducing Patricia Livingston, author of Just Food for Thought

“Laura gave more than 100% service, about 200% in fact! Thanks Laura for giving me all the encouragement, support, and guidance during a quite emotionally stirring time!”

Patricia Livingston is a third generation Texan. She enjoys writing as a way of expressing her thoughts and feelings. She is inspired by Jack London’s books. She enjoys living in the country – a quiet life surrounded by nature. “Just Food for Thought” is her first book.

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“Just Food for Thought” is a story about Patty’s life during ages 18 to 25. She leaves Texas to go off to college in the Pacific Northwest, leaving behind her family and friends. Her idyllic ways of thinking are soon challenged. She experiences life on her own. She becomes ingrained into college life, where she makes many friends. However, she never forgets her strong family roots while finding her way in the world. She crosses paths with a handsome upperclassman, then enters into a darker realm. But she also crosses paths with good people who help her through rough times. She marries, has a baby, eats health foods, sews clothes, writes poetry. She sees a ghost, has dreams of the future, and dreams with messages. Patty’s memoir, begun twenty five years after the events, was based on vague recollections. Eight years later, the memoirs became intertwined with her letters. The letters were presented to her by her mother in 2013 – lovingly tied into bundles with baby blue satin ribbons. Vague recollections of her life, as it turns out, do not always match letters written at the time. Both accounts remain within the story, which has led to some duplication, as well as some contradiction. That’s just food for thought, dear reader.

Introducing Barbara A. Cefalu, author of The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, and Their Friends Versus the Manxy-Dream Pirates

“Laura has stood by me in publishing six books. She is wonderful! Anytime I am stuck, she comes to the rescue. I cannot imagine publishing a book without her help.”

Barbara Cefalu lives in California and has written the wonderful Patty Cat and Kittle Series for children.

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What can go wrong on a luxurious yacht? Ordinarily nothing, but Patty-Cat and Kittle manage to get themselves into the usual complicated situations and then they need to be dug out. Patty-Cat and Kittle have become good friends with Billy-Bom-Tom who in turn is a very good friend of the Duchess of Manx. She owns a production of a musical comedy, now between engagements, so several of the cast and their friends have been invited on a two week cruise, sailing to the Isle of Manx and back. Chester has been included as he will be doing some reporting for the Daily Howl, where he works part time. Fred, Al, and Susie, all cast members are along, plus dancers Pumpkin and Grilly who keep following Billy-Bom-Tom, much to Susie’s displeasure. The weather turns nasty, the yacht is being tossed up, down and sideways and many of the passengers are sick. Meanwhile some cat fish pirates from the Isle of Manx plan to rob the yacht of its fish. However, the crew are not really into their jobs: some are allergic to fish, others, are tired of fish and want meat. Some just don’t like to work, and to mix things up even more, the two sheep dogs, Hal and Sam, are on board, and a feisty Big=Bad-Momma-Cat, tries to take over the cat pirates. There are mixups everywhere. Please join the cats, kittens, dogs, and cat fish pirates for a lively sail on the high seas.

Introducing Christopher J. Barnes, author of The Legend of the Sleeping Dinosaur

“Please continue the excellent work.”

Christopher J. Barnes was born in Davao City, Philippines. He graduated with a B.A. from Letran College, Manilla, Philippines. He immigrated to the United States of America in January, 1985. After becoming a Green Card Holder in 1994, he became a Naturalized United States Citizen in 1999. He received a Dual Philippine Citizenship in 2004. Christopher retired and began writing historical fiction. He wrote a Detective Action Series and is on the conceptual stage of a 3rd book.

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How Dinosaurs and the survival of Man co-existed . . . This storybook is Historical Fiction. It is about how Dinosaurs and Man co-existed in the same period of time. How Man won over the difficult hardships, trials and survived in the good old days. The existence of Dinosaurs and other beasts experienced challenges against the constant ever-changing landscape, habitats and eating habits throughout the centuries. The epic struggles and the survival of Dinosaurs and Man against unpredictable and inclement weather patterns at the time while trying to live in peace and harmony. A period when Man has to endure hard work and patience with its own people, attitude and customs. Both Dinosaurs and Man experienced deep sorrow in the loss of loved ones. It is the success of Man over the community with the use of their mind and intellect. Man has to overcome adversity to improve their livelihood throughout the ages. The progress of Man has to undergo to claim prosperity is by believing in one universal GOD. And as recognized by Man, a Peninsula by the bay looks like the Sleeping Dinosaur. KIRKUS REVIEW “A retelling of the Filipino Legend of the Sleeping Dinosaur, wrapped in the debut middle-grade historical novel. Millions of years ago, glacial movements and meteorites shaped what would be the islands of Southeast Asia. Dinosaurs lived on these islands, Barnes explains, roaming about islands like the Philippines and learning to survive in a constantly changing world. There were earthquakes, storms, volcanoes and avalanches, but the dinosaurs (and the animals they fed upon) evolved along these disasters. The creatures of the region generally lived in peace and harmony but when humans came along (it’s necessary to suspend disbelief here as humans and dinosaurs did not live in the same era), things started to change. Using their common sense and evolved brains, the people began to take over the very spots where the dinosaurs lived, eating their food and usurping their land. After a particularly bloody (and imaginatively gory) feeding frenzy during which the dinosaurs interrupted a picnic on the beach and devoured several men, the islanders decided to take revenge and eradicate the dinosaurs from their corner of the world. They succeeded, except for one dinosaur – a large female that was roaming in search of her child. Lost and alone, this dinosaur eventually died in the forest, where grass and trees and leaves covered her body. This ridge formed its own peninsula, dubbed the “Sleeping Dinosaur” peninsula, where it still lies today. Barnes’ folk tale has heart and the story of how this peninsula came to be is interesting . . .”