Introducing Bob Kyle, author of The Hogger

“My first book and the experience was great. My Author Representative was right there with any answers that I needed. A big tip of the hand to my line editor who was a huge help. Would I do it again? I already am, with plans for my next release. I will absolutely use Outskirts Press again, and hope I get the same team. Again, thanks.”

Growing up in rural West Virginia in a small town where the train tracks run down Main Street, Bob Kyle has held several positions throughout his railroad career, including Conductor, Trainmaster, and Engineer, making him uniquely qualified to tell the story of the golden era of railroads.

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Born into a railroad family in the mountains of West Virginia, Daniel Edwin James decides from an early age to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a railroader. Living at the crest of Cranberry Grade, young Dan is fascinated with the trains and especially with the locomotives that pull them. The men gather and watch the passing parade of man and machine doing battle against the mountain. The sound, the exhaust, the steam that envelops the locomotives-all call to the young boy. But it’s the guys who run these giant fire-breathing beasts that really capture Dan’s imagination. These engineers are called “hoggers,” and Dan is determined that one day he, too, will claim this coveted title.

Introducing William J. Goyette, author of In Our Blood: A Jake Hawksworth Thriller

“I had a wonderful experience publishing my first novel with Outskirts Press. The process can be very daunting, but the team at Outskirts assisted me through each step of the way. They also worked with me to create an eye-catching cover design, which I receive positive comments on quite frequently!”

William J. Goyette has worked as a copywriter in the corporate world for more than twenty years. A native of Massachusetts, he is married with two daughters. In Our Blood is his first novel…but there are another dozen in his head screaming to get out.

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Evil isn’t always learned,,, sometimes it’s IN OUR BLOOD. Nearly thirty years ago, Detective Jake Hawksworth and best-selling author Drew McCauley were brought together by a horrific crime. Jake, still reeling from the unsolved hit-and-run death of his wife, and Drew will be reunited once again when a crime from Drew’s novel-in-the-making becomes a devastating reality. Is the kidnapping of Drew’s son somehow linked to the murder Jake is investigating? Was Jake’s wife’s death really an accident? And could the person who has haunted both men for decades be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events? As Jake races to protect Drew’s family, they find themselves on a collision course with fate – derailed by a series of breakneck twists and turns that culminates at an isolated, snow-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and Jake realizes, to his horror, that his hunches are not always right. That the keys to solving his wife’s death and a heinous, decades-old crime have been under his nose all along.

Introducing George Rollie Adams, author of South of Little Rock

“I like the way my book turned out. I am a commercially published author and I have a number of friends who are writers and editors and at least three who are looking to self-publish.”

George Rollie Adams is president and CEO emeritus at Strong National Museum of Play, author of General William S. Harney: Prince of Dragoons, and coauthor of Nashville: A Pictorial History. He is a native of southern Arkansas and a former teacher with graduate degrees in history and education.

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South of Little Rock is a story of love, hate, fear, and courage as the residents of a small town in southern Arkansas deal with social change in 1957. Sam Tate is a white merchant, councilman, and widower who dotes on his two children and has not given much thought to how black people live. He only wants to play baseball with them. Becky Reeves is an unmarried northerner who ignores a warning from her mother and comes south to teach. Ida Belle Tate is a strong-willed woman who loves quilting and helping raise her grandchildren and dislikes blacks and Yankees. Life changes for all of them when Governor Faubus resists the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School and President Eisenhower sends troops to ensure it. While national authority clashes with states’ rights in Little Rock, an ambitious newspaper editor and a bigoted minister fan racial hatred in Unionville. Amid cross burnings, White Citizens’ Council meetings, and all manner of ruminating, speculating, and sermonizing among townsfolk, white and black, at home, work, and church, Sam questions old ways, Ida Belle clings to tradition, and Becky angers parents and school officials. The unrest brings Sam and Becky together then stands between them. “Remarkably relevant to society today.” – Charles Phillips, coauthor of What Every American Should Know about American History. “Meticulously researched. Crisply rendered. Smartly constructed.” – Scott Eberle, blogger for Psychology Today. “Adams creates realistic characters and dialogue like a master playwright.” – Don Daglow, Emmy-winning author of The Fog Seller: A San Francisco Mystery.

Introducing Bob Love, author of Peg Leg Annie: Pistol Packing Madam, Rocky Bar, Idaho Territory

“I want to tell you how pleased I am with my book. The cover has struct a chord and raved about in the local area where the story originates.”

Bob Love was born in 1933 by a mid-wife at Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho, and raised in the territory in which this story is set. From age four years, he spent the summers with his aunt and uncle, the county road overseer, following along the 80-mile road through Pine Grove, Featherville, Rocky Bar, and over the summit of Mt. Baldy to Atlanta, opening and maintaining the corridor. Love spent his 52-year career in law enforcement and the insurance industry. He served for 43 years as an independent adjuster/investigator including major case aviation, maritime and commercial risk cases. His research stretched from the conception in 1957 to the publication of his first non-fiction book, Destiny’s Voyage, in 2006. Following his Korean War service in the USAF Love joined the Boise Police Department. He ultimately became the Chief of Police in Nyssa, Oregon, then served as a detective for the Ada County Sheriff in Idaho. Declining a bid to run for Sheriff, Bob entered the independent adjuster profession in Idaho. In 1967 he took a mid-winter trip with his wife and daughters to Fairbanks, Alaska. He also spent two and a half years in Hawaii handling major case claims, including aircraft accidents in the Marshall Island and during filming of the Magnum PI TV show. Love has been a student of journalism since he was editor of his high school paper, and his college major before the military draft interrupted his studies. Now retired Love resides with his lovely companion Patricia and their Bishon, Murphy, in Boise, Idaho.

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Annie McIntyre is a four-year-old girl from an Iowa farm, trekking across the vast uncivilized lands of the American frontier. This is a young girl growing up in an Idaho Territorial mining camp of Rocky Bar whose experience from the gunfight in the street involving her father, a marriage to an abusive man old enough to be her father, and the birth of her children, escaping the abuse of her miner husband, and leads Annie on a path to destiny. Being alone and in need of self-preservation she became a saloon dancer ultimately forming her own brothels. Becoming a strong gruff woman packing a .44 pistol, she still had a compassionate soul and humanitarian spirit, evidenced by her aid and financial assistance to miners. Then tragedy struck in the high mountains when caught in a snowstorm. Annie McIntyre Morrow’s story tells of the strength and resolve of this pistol-packing madam to survive. For the first time, this story lays to rest the identities of the two people who become the most intertwined in her life. The ending will perhaps pose controversy among those who hold Annie’s lifestyle in disrespect, but the author finds a deeper understanding through his personal faith. After hundreds of articles over the years this is the first book written about the life of Peg Leg Annie McIntyre Morrow. As her great-grand daughter in-law states, “she can now rest in peace.”

Introducing Francis V. Adams, author of A Letter for Albert Einstein

“My Author Representative was again a great help to me in the publishing process of my fourth book.”

Francis V. Adams is a lung specialist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU Langone Health. He is also a Police Surgeon with the NYPD and hosts Doctor Radio on SiriusXM weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife, Laura, and beautiful Havanese, Lily.

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Peter Miller Loved To Talk And When He Mentioned Meeting Albert Einstein I Had To Listen. Praise for A Letter for Albert Einstein: “This is an appealing memoir…that emphasizes values-attentiveness, kindness, and trust-that are in short supply today. The warmth of Francis V. Adams’ concern and love for family and patients glows appealingly in his self-described memoir.” -IndieReader. Francis V. Adams has spent nearly 50 years doctoring patients and a lot of time listening. In A Letter for Albert Einstein he shares some of what he has heard as well as his thoughts on the current state of medicine. Dr. Adams also describes insightful and meaningful moments from his life as a Police Surgeon, broadcaster, stepparent, and animal lover. Remembering where he came from he introduces the reader to his parents who came together from vastly different backgrounds in turbulent times.

Introducing Patricia G. Johnson, author of Spirituality A-Z: Spiritual Awakening Guide for Healing and Transformation

“The Outskirts Publishing experience was one of painless precision and assistance throughout. From the beginning Game Plan; use of printed tips; great editorial team, creative cover designer and illustrator; production team; to Certificate of Publication; all guided and directed by my wonderful Author Representative. The online 24 hour Publishing Center fit my busy schedule to get the work completed. All in all a most satisfying work relationship for someone like me who had never published before; and who is now looking forward to marketing this book with Outskirts assistance!”

Patricia Griffith Johnson is an addictions counselor, licensed therapist, and spiritual director with more than 30 years experience working with the military and those suffering from addictions and other physical, emotional and psychological distress. The practices suggested in this booklet were developed from working with clients who were looking for something to enhance their lives by learning to love themselves through being loved and appreciated using faith and spirituality. These practices are encouraged to be used by those who are working spiritual steps as part of recovery, and anyone else who wishes to expand their spiritual awakening. Pat wishes she had had such a guide when starting her spiritual journey.

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A Practical Guide to Awakening Your True Self. Are you experiencing the feeling that something is missing in your life, that you are totally alone without support or assistance? Does there seem to be a gap that is not able to be filled with food, alcohol, sex, or the myriad temptations that are available? Spirituality A-Z: Spiritual Awakening Guide for Healing and Transformation provides a road map for exploring and experiencing transformation through the use of everyday spirituality, with 60 suggested practices that are simple and easy to try. Spirituality acknowledges that a relationship is possible with our God or higher power through spiritual practices that tangibly strengthen the connection to God or higher power. Spiritual practices help to build a love and appreciation of ourselves and God in all creation. They are meant to build and strengthen appreciation, compassion, and kindness in ourselves for all living things and to give us a feeling of never being alone. Spiritual practices give us a feeling of being a viable part of the universe and are a tangible way to show appreciation for all that has been given from God, as we understand God. These tried and true and sometimes ancient practices can be used for healing and transformation by anyone who wishes to explore and advance their spiritual life.

Introducing George Yuhasz, author of Imagine That: The Magic of the Mysterious Lights

“My experience with the Outskirts Press team was excellent in producing a beautiful children’s book. Responses to my questions were always timely and on point. At appropriate times, I was briefed on what to expect at different stages in the publishing process and found this information to be extremely helpful going forward. I never felt alone; my author representative was wonderful. She provided sound advice and effective guidance throughout this journey. There were a couple of times that I could have made a serious mistake in my choice of action and she did not let that happen. I am very grateful to her for her professionalism. Since my book is a children’s story, illustrations were crucial. The Illustration Specialist who facilitated the synergy of my detailed scene descriptions with the wonderful artistry of an Outskirts Press illustrator in creating the book’s ten illustrations was very helpful ensuring that the images met my approval. I am currently working on a suspense novel and another children’s book and look forward to working with Outskirts Press again for both of these books. Thank you Outskirts Press!”

George Yuhasz is a passionate advocate for the preservation and protection of our natural world. A proud father and grandfather, lifelong learner, and world traveler, he especially delights in sharing with children his knowledge and enthusiasm for appreciating the joy and wonder of connecting with nature.George lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and is currently working on another children’s book and a suspense novel.

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On a night when the sky is full of stars, sometimes there appears light that cannot be explained, even by the smartest astronomers… Evelyn is a little girl who lives with her parents and brother in a house with a big backyard. On nights when the sky is filled with brightly shining stars, she loves to go outside before bed to see the Milky Way and the Big Dipper and dream about the planets. But Evelyn has a secret: She is able to see flashes of light streaking across the night sky that no one else can see. And she’ll soon learn that her secret is actually a wonderful gift!