Introducing David Tuttle, author of Tailpipe: A NASCAR Tale

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Tailpipe, is Dave Tuttle’s second novel, which continues in his unique writing style; what if everyone in a story has quirky sounding names, yet nobody finds it unusual. Puny isn’t funny, but we will still laugh on their behalf. As a self-proclaimed satirical humorist, Tuttle enjoys placing interesting characters with distinctive names in a storyline and then take the reader through a gambit of wonderful and emotional life experiences. Dave Tuttle is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and a retired Air Force veteran. He is a published author, lyricist and poet. Tuttle draws his characterizations from a lifetime in public relations to formulate his bizarre certainties; that to be genuine, you need to be unusual. My Favorite Proverb “Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”

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…always put your money into performance, not chrome tailpipes. “Tailpipe” is a humorous fictional story of a devoted son’s quest to fulfill his father’s dream and at the same time make his own mark in the world of professional stock car racing. The distinctive characters and satirical puns come at you at full speed, with the right blend of high-octane adventures and racecar lingo. Ride with Martin Aston in his Aston Martin as he accelerates through life’s learning curves and pursues his own dreams straightaway. Be there trackside as he handles some banking concerns and occasionally swerves below the yellow line for some romantic and unexpected pit stops. All of Tailpipe characters are quirky loose and oddly tight, but determined to steer their lives in the fast lane. So buckle up your witty seatbelt and get prepared to accelerate through this NASCAR (New Adventures of Silly Characters And Racecars) parody…the green flag is about to drop.

Introducing Bruce LaChance, author of Lost and Found In Alaska: A True Story of Survival and Miracles on Kodiak Island…and Elsewhere

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Now seventy-seven years old, Bruce LaChance divides his time between his summer home in Maine and his winter residence in Florida. Clean and sober since 1994, Mr. LaChance remains forever grateful to the HELP Program and Fellowship, as well as family and friends, for his ability to live, love, and enjoy life one day at a time. Self-diagnosed with dyslexia, he enlisted the help of friend and novelist Michael A. Milardo to write his story.

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In 1964, while serving as a radioman in the United States Navy on Kodiak Island, Alaska, twenty-one-year-old Joseph Bruce LaChance set out to hunt one of nature’s most fearsome creatures-a giant Kodiak brown bear. Expecting to return to the naval base after a three-day expedition, instead LaChance suddenly found himself lost in the wilderness for ten days without a compass, map, or any other means of guidance, while running out of food. With his chances for survival near zero, LaChance had only his undaunting perseverance and faith, both in himself and God, to overcome death’s odds. His struggle to survive, however, did not end on Kodiak Island. Thirty years later, he would face another life or death struggle while again lost and alone, but in a different kind of wilderness-alcoholism. LaChance’s miraculous story provides a profound lesson for us all, not only in how to survive, but to live our lives with love and dignity, at peace with both ourselves and what we conceive as our own Higher Power.

Introducing Eric B, author of Cult of Steiphen: Night Crusaders Series Episode 1

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Eric B is an enthusiast of action, adventure and superhero drama, and considers himself observant of human nature. He has published two books, that provide a unique look at volunteerism and public transportation. Eric B lives in the Midwest, loves to travel and always experiments with new passions and hobbies.

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A new law has come to town, and its name is VENGEANCE! As the governorship of the province of Nordia is seized by a narcissistic despot, the Fight for Right Provincial Chapter finds itself on the receiving end of reprehensible persecution. Out of the struggle for justice and equity arises a faction that has broken apart from the Province Chapter of Fight for Right, called “Knights of Justice.” Led by a charismatic but wrathful young minister named Steiphen Silas, the Knights use aggressive rhetoric and barbaric violence in their attempt to attain moral propriety. The clash of the provincial government, Fight for Right, the Knights of Justice and the provincial commonfolk results in a great disturbance of an otherworldly nature, the results of which could conceivably doom and consume the entire province of Nordia…for good! And yet there may be one hope. Just when all seems to be lost, North America’s most famous superheroes of the third millennium – the Night Crusaders – ride their hovercycles into the province of Nordia, just in time. But the superb duo has quite the challenge ahead of them. The Night Crusaders eventually discover they are the only ones standing between vacuous followers of dubious leaders and the forces corroding the province. With colliding powers and bloodshed on one side and mystic stabilizing forces on the other, is there any hope that the Night Crusaders can quell the impending doom? Can Nordia be saved, and in time?

Introducing Ann Beavers, author of Bike and Seek: A Geocache Adventure on Hilton Head Island

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Ann Beavers is a retired school counselor who has a passion for helping children and families develop positive relationships. She writes about geocaching to encourage families to get outside and have exciting adventures. Ann is married with two daughters and several grandchildren. She splits her time between Hilton Head, SC and Europe.

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Let’s go on an adventure! Children love treasure hunts! Bike and Seek is about Wendy and Scott’s adventure filled search for a geocache treasure on beautiful Hilton Head Island. When a one-eyed alligator threatens to spoil the fun, Spanner, a legendary firehouse dog, makes a rare appearance adding to the excitement.

Introducing Barbara A. Cefalu, author of The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, Their Friends, and the Gnomes

“It’s been a marvelous experience, having eight books published by Outskirts Press. My Author Representative was remarkable, smart, kind, and helpful and she has coddled me through it all. And all the others! Thank you everyone.”

Barbara A. Cefalu is a musician/composer/author who has written several musicals and plays. Barbara lives with her cat, Puddy, in Florida.

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What can be more fun than a picnic where friends who haven’t seen each other for a while gather to eat and talk? Maybe nothing . . . but when the whole group of friends gets swallowed up by a huge sinkhole, then things aren’t so rosy! At least at first. But the kittens are found by some friendly gnomes who repair the kittens’ broken bones and take them back to their caves and welcome them to the gnomes’ kingdom, the Land of the Nibelungencan. There, the kittens share a feast and thank their hosts and hostesses by performing. Fred plays the flute while Billy-Bom-Tom and Al sing and Susie dances. The gnomes are charmed and insist they stay for the grand once-a-year celebration of all the gnome clans. However, the Cement Clan wants the visitors to be handed over to be killed. Of course, King Gob refuses, and finally the Cement Clan joins the celebration, where there are races, a grand feast, and singing and dancing. The feast is held in a fabulous huge cave lighted by twinkling lights and emeralds, plus other gems covering the walls and ceiling. Joe and Willie, the bat-ball friends, are introduced to pod racing, a new concept where the gnomes race through solid objects, water, and other obstacles by altering their vibrations. Won’t you join Patty-Cat, Kittle, Fred, Susie, Al, Chester, and others and read all about their adventures Underground, in The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, Their Friends, and the Gnomes?

Introducing James Smith, author of Robots and Mad Scientists

“It couldn’t have gone any smoother; great cover and great interior. I’m looking forward to passing out copies to my friends.”

James Smith is a semi-retired baby-boomer. He’s always loved robot stories; and soon they won’t be science fiction anymore.

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A whimsical collection of stories about robots, artificial intelligence and androids; some good, some bad and some ugly.

Introducing Howard J. Schwach, author of The Masada Complex: A Dave Rifkin Mystery

“This was my second time around with Outskirts Press and both were outstanding. I am working on my third book and I will be back.”

Retired New York City teacher and community newspaper editor Howard J. Schwach is a published author with several young adult educational books and one adult novel under his belt. At 79 years of age, Schwach took a two-week trip to Israel, his first to that Jewish nation, with his daughter, Amy, and several older members of Upper East Side Congregation that she serves as executive director. His life-long interest in archeology and his secular Jewish upbringing added to his excitement visiting the historic sites that he had only read about, including Herod’s fortress on the Masada Plateau near the Dead Sea. Schwach was familiar with the story of how 900 Jewish zealots committed mass suicide rather than submit to captivity by the Roman Legions, but had no idea that the new, post-Zionist theory posits that the events on Masada may never have happened. Listening to the tour guide speak of the new theories, he thought to himself, “There must be a story in here somewhere.” These was, and it is The Masada Complex. This is Schwach’s second adult novel. His first was American 587 Heavy, a novel centered on the tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Rockaway on November 12, 2001.

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Jewish Tour Group Fights for Survival in Modern Israel. Retired NYPD detective Dave Rifkin was on his way to Israel and he wasn’t sure why he was going, Most likely it was because his present girlfriend (although he wasn’t sure he wanted to call her that), whose name was Linda, was going on the trip along with a group of senior citizens from her West Side synagogue and he felt pressured to go along. He was on line to go through security and passport control and it was too late to back out, a move that would have cost him money and probably Linda as well. Waiting to board, Rifkin notices a man off in the corner, looking intently at his tour group and making notes in a little reporter’s notebook that he was carrying. The hair on the back of his neck started to tingle, his detective’s instinct kicking in for the first time since his retirement. Like most cops, Dave doesn’t believe in coincidences, so when he sees the same man several times in his first few days in Israel, he talks to Yoni Leitner, an IDF intelligence specialist who happens to be the grandson of two of his fellow travelers. So begins an adventure that leads Dave and Linda, along with other members of the tour group, from Tel Aviv to Masada and Jerusalem, where they are kidnapped by a surprising group of terrorists who plan to kill them all even as the sun comes up on the Masada Plateau. It takes all of Dave’s experience and cunning to keep them all alive and bring the terrorists to heel. After chasing the terrorist leader through the streets of the Old City, his adventure ends and his nightmares begin in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem with a surprise ending that will make you want to read more.

Introducing Lance Anderson, author of Life in the Morgue

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Lance Anderson spent most of his life as an ironworker until he decided it was time for a change. He took a job at the medical examiner’s office, where he worked for six years and assisted in more than two thousand cases until he was forced to retire due to vision problems. Life in the Morgue is his debut novel, but he has also written two movie scripts that are in the process of being produced.

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When Greg Benson took a job as a morgue technician, he was told on his first day, “You can’t make this stuff up.” What an understatement that turned out to be… From his first autopsy (a teenage girl), deaths by accident and homicide, dumpster removals, subway electrocutions, and ghostly activity, this job was anything but normal. Just when Greg thought he had seen it all, something else would take place-and it wasn’t only the cases being brought in… Take a rare peek into the life of a morgue technician in this fascinating foray into Life in the Morgue.

Introducing T. K. Kohl, author of Quest of the Staff and the Sword III: The Dark Kingdom

“Quest of the Staff and the Sword 3 is my third book in the series. My Author Representative has been there on each book. She quickly answers any questions I may have and helps the process go smoothly.”

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 Veil of Darkness Drops…In this riveting third installment of the epic adventure of the Quest of the Staff and the Sword Saga, Luke has destroyed his nemesis, the hooded man. Luke tightens his grip on his kingdom, while a division threatens to tear at the fabric of hope in Quoin Ataraxis. Millions of half-dead soldiers, whom Luke raised from the dead, ensure that Luke’s power will grow, with seemingly no one to stop him. Luke entices his people to worship, celebrate, and serve him. But just as Luke’s power seems unstoppable, a mysterious stranger steps out of the shadows, confounding Luke’s plans. With his frustration growing, Luke journeys to search out allies in his battle against enemies of his kingdom. Luke retrieves thousands of scrolls and tablets, hidden in an ancient tower. These scrolls reveal dark secrets forgotten long ago. His castle rests upon the richest source of darkness, from which the darkest of weapons are forged. The scrolls reveal designs to build these dark weapons. With the help of these scrolls, Luke is able to summon warriors out of long-forgotten dark chasms, achieve powers of sorcery the world has never known, and establish his throne as Dark Lord in The Dark Kingdom.

Introducing Lynne Hoover, author of The Magical Ways of Dragons

“The making of this book has been truly magical. As I begin to grow this wonderful book out to everyone, I feel your continued support will help get me there. Thanks to all the staff.”

My undying love of fantasy (especially dragons) and science fiction has always been a special part of my life since I was young. Opening up my magical world and filling the void that everyday ‘hum drum’ life could never fill. During my younger days, the artist in me took hold eventually blossoming into my own passionate style that is a part of this book. I must say that my life has not been the same since the dragons arrived and thankfully I know I will continue on into new adventures because of them.

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Dare To Come In And Let Your Adventures Begin. The magical short story adventures that lie within, brings forth a special family of dragons with good hearted unique stories and those who have journeyed with them. They are eager to share those tales and insights with any and all adventuresome readers curious enough to know just what these dragons are all about.