Introducing Leonard Almond, author of Trust or Lies, Life or Death

“I was very pleased with my book when it arrived. The finished book was better than I expected. The support that I have received pre-production and post-production has been excellent. I have already recommended Outskirts Press to others that I know are thinking of writing a book. I am looking forward to publishing my next book through Outskirts Press.”

Leonard Almond wrote Truth or Lies, Life or Death after it came to him in a dream. He has published poetry in the past but, this is his first novel. His next book will be Here Before, Here and Now and Hereafter. When not writing he likes to keep his mind active by doing Crossword and Jigsaw puzzles and composing music. He has been working for the post office for forty years and married to his wife Nancy for twenty-nine years.

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Would you give up the chance to possess limitless power? Adventure story writer Paul Rogers, creator of rich playboy and treasure hunter Jack Stanton, is presented with this decision. Due to a gambling problem, his life is in shambles. His bookie wants money, his publisher is after him for a book he hasn’t written, and his wife is threatening to divorce him. One night in a hotel room before he is to speak at a conference, he decides to solve his problems by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. He is so mentally and physically tired; he falls asleep before he can carry out his plan. The next morning, he meets a stranger who invites him to live the life of his character Jack Stanton and go on a journey to search for an ancient manuscript that holds the secrets to great power. He is also told there are forces that do not want this manuscript with the secrets to be found and will do anything to keep it hidden. Just talking to Paul has put his life in danger. At the conference he meets another stranger that wants him to go hunting for the manuscript, but for different reasons. His journey will not be easy, but if he goes and endures to the end, and finds the manuscript his life will never be the same. He will be in possession of secrets to great power that many men have died to possess. Does Paul take these men up on their offer to go hunting for the manuscript and if he does, does he find it? The answers can be found in Truth or Lies, Life or Death. What would you do? This story may be fiction, but the manuscript and its secrets are real and so are the forces that fight to keep it hidden.

Introducing Phyllis Brooks, author of Portal

“I am completely satisfied with Outskirts Press publishing company. The custom cover is so awesome. So pleased. Thank you very much.”

Phyllis Brooks, a retiree from the food industry, resides in Galway, New York. Phyllis Brooks, experienced in many professions, and once owning her own bakery, lives in a small town forty miles northwest of Albany, New York. Coming from a broken home, she struggled through her unsettling childhood years moving from town to town unable to assemble normal daily living. While riding the waves of life, experiencing the bad with the good, she excelled and became the woman she is today, now enjoying contentment and love with family and friends.

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A fight for life takes an inconceivable turn. Where is she? While struggling to cope with an agonizing assault, an eleven year old girl experiences the separation of mind and body, which finds herself interacting with many others suffering from the same misfortune, in another realm. Faced with a decision no child should endure, she must choose to stay in her safe haven or come back to reality to face her nemesis. Glen is in a motel room with one of his many girl friends. He is so happily involved at the moment that it has completely slipped his mind that Jenny, his eleven year old daughter has been outside the locked doors of her school waiting for him to pick her up. Jenny’s heart sinks as she glances toward the winding bike path at the mouth of the tall dense pine rows and the very sight of it triggers a flip flop in the pit of her stomach. No one, to her knowledge, has ever volunteered to take a solitary stroll through the pines this time of the day, not that it isn’t beautiful and refreshingly quiet, with all the busy hub bub going on these days, it’s just the eerie feeling it lays on you once you’ve reached the center half way mark. The thirty foot tall pines tend to block out the sun light and then suddenly, you’re faced without daylight and your mind begins to play tricks on you with all the silly things that go bump in the night. Even during the early hours of the day children are warned to always travel in groups when it’s necessary to walk to school, seeing that the bike path starts at the neighborhood park and ends at the school playground. Parents like the convenience because they don’t have to get up and drive their kids back and forth, although a handful still do, sometimes still in their bathrobes and slippers, only because their kids are to young or to afraid of the unknown, some say it’s all hype, but whatever the reason, it all comes to mind for Jenny now that she is facing the dilemma. Karen, Jenny’s loving mother is aware of this situation too, but she also is pre-occupied at this time. Those damn red high heels flaunting themselves in the store front window have taunted her long enough and come hell or high water, their coming home with her…. today. Just like Glen’s insatiable lust for sex will be fulfilled once again… today, and poor Jennifer Stevens life, as innocent as a new born kitten, will never, ever be the same … today. Who knows when this horror first started, maybe at the beginning of time. Were they always around? What made them do the things they did? They’re very good at keeping their secrets, someone must have taught them, someone obviously very evil. Life was pretty much normal up till now. A silly little brother, always finding a way to get attention and getting himself into trouble, while the youngest of them all keeps a low profile. What happened to Jenny must not be brought out into the open for the threats of doing harm to the family are way to frightening for her to handle and it has intentionally put her into a trap. What happened to her when all hope was gone? Was Fran really there? Or did Jenny create this whole realm and everyone in it? It doesn’t seem so since they all really do exist. Can body and mind separate? Jenny is a prime example that it can. The nemesis has had a lot of luck on his side for far too long, but there is a hero that will finally break the long silence of this unforgivable crime, but it’s not who you may think it would be. The truth will come out, it always does.

Introducing Rod Lewin, author of The Escalante Enigma

“My experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding from my very first contact with Jamie. I could not have done it alone, and all the help and advice I received along the way from Dodi and Jackie was nothing short of exceptional! Now, it is up to me to promote the book, and in the short term, I will be taking advantage of some of your book marketing services as well. I am already writing a sequel to The Escalante Enigma and hope to do a series of Mitch Blaine novels. I will definitely be using Outskirts Press again to bring my characters to life! Thank you all so much!”

Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia. His acclaimed autobiography, Steel Spine, Iron Will, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last 35 years as a professional aviator. He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true ‘knight of the air’ from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3s, 727s, and 737s in the U.S. The Escalante Enigma is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.

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When Ronnie McCall, Mitch Blaine’s long-forgotten love, shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and brother-both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared in Texas-Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. Mitch and Beyer, his retired physicist partner, decide to literally fly to Ronnie’s aid in the PBY, ‘The Wayward Wind.’ Their flight across 8,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and into the vast, rugged, and unexplored canyons of the Escalante River in Utah is harrowing enough. But their attempts to trace the missing airmen turn dark and dangerous as they stumble upon something sinister and supernatural in the heart of the Navajo Nation. What they discover in that maze of mysterious canyon-lands turns out to be far more eerie, bizarre, and deadly than they could ever imagine in their wildest dreams… The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest. Filled with high drama, the book is both gripping and beautifully rendered.

Introducing Kay Peterson, author of 13 Days in Africa

“Before I found Outskirts Press, I used another publisher for an earlier book and the difference was like night and day. Throughout the process of publishing 13 Days in Africa, all the members of my appointed Outskirts team helped me make decisions about what would work best from the content to the cover without exceeding my budget. The Outskirts print-on-demand service was quick and efficient in filling book orders. I would not consider working with any other publisher again. And yes, I’m already starting on the next book-a sequel to 13 Days in Africa.”

Kay Peterson’s life experiences and extensive travels have brought her in contact with people from many walks of life. After nine successful non-fiction books, “13 Days in Africa” is her first venture into the creative world of fiction. Kay’s devoted readers hope she will continue to offer stories as intriguing as this safari adventure.

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When tourists on an African safari are kidnapped by bandits, it changes their lives…forever. For Sarah, an American nurse who has just lost her job, it means accepting her past in order to find the family she always wanted. Sarah’s group includes a teenager named Boy trying to discover why he is alive; his racist father who resents his son’s existence; a former drug addict trying to rebuild her life, and the wealthy Englishman who loves her. Their leader is an Anglo-African guide haunted by his own ghosts. When the group is left stranded in Africa’s wild savanna, Sarah learns the value of living every moment, the importance of helping each other, and that hate and cruelty are two of the disguises worn by fear. 13 Days in Africa is a memorable and evocative story of love and hate, kindness and cruelty, and the peace that comes when we can accept who we are.

Introducing Randy Cochran, author of Critter Golf: The Adventures at Owl’s Nest

“This is the first book I have had published and I entered each stage nervously. As any author that has worked with Outskirts can tell you, each department will not let a rookie get too far ahead of themselves. The system has so many necessary check points …and there is always someone e-mailing you ‘great job’…before you can go on to another step. I had an incredible experience and will be using Outskirts when my next book is completed.”

Randy Cochran grew up as a caddy and attended Marquette University after receiving a Chick Evans Scholarship. He finished Marquette majoring in communications. After college he joined the PGA of America to become a golf professional. Randy married his wife, Barb, in 1984 and they have three daughters, Mandy, Tracy and Katie. Randy worked as the Golf Professional at Briarwood Country Club near Chicago for 26 years, teaching countless junior golfers. Having winters off, he coached youth and high school soccer where he helped even a greater number of kids. Throughout his golf pro and coaching life, he wrote hundreds of silly poems and told many made up stories for all occasions. As his own children became adults they and Barb urged him to write some of those stories down. Now he has.

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Critter Golf: The Adventures at Owl’s Nest is a story that mixes friendship, golf and true amazement. A possum, a rabbit, a raccoon, and a squirrel sure make an odd foursome, but these four furry pals prove there is nothing they won’t do for one another. You will cheer for them while they root for each other. You will laugh and smile as these friends giggle their way through many exciting adventures. There are so many questions to answer. How do these critters learn to play golf? Can a rabbit really learn to climb a tree? Can a possum escape a hungry pack of coyotes? What begins as a story of golf becomes a test for survival. These buddies never forget the lessons learned from local PGA pros or the lessons gained from the bonds of great friendship.

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 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.