Introducing T.K. Kohl, author of Quest of the Staff and the Sword, II: Quoin Ataraxis

“I want to thank Jami for all the help she’s given. Jamie has helped me with my book and has been a tremendous help. The process was smooth. If she didn’t know an answer to the question she was quick to get an answer for me. Thank you.”

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 Balance of Power Tilts Toward Darkness…In this compelling second installment of the Quest of the Staff and the Sword saga, John’s quest continues as he searches for understanding of his purpose. John used Luke’s confidence in his power to build the castle on Olivet. Although Luke’s control was tenuous, with control of the world’s media, he was able to convince the world that they were in danger from Luke’s nemesis, known only as “the hooded man.” The hooded man has information that can destroy Luke. Luke allowed the hooded man to take control of the castle, knowing he had the full power of the world’s military at his disposal. Luke will attempt to use this power not only to destroy the hooded man, but also to immobilize the people of the world with chains of control. Luke is prepared to wreak havoc on the world if he must, in order to retain his power. If Luke goes to extremes, a terrible change will overtake the world-a change that could return the world to the Dark Ages. John must protect the Jedidiah family, along with their friends-and he must inspire their trust to join him on his quest. As Luke’s darkness grows in him and the fate of the world trembles in the balance, John must establish the foundation of peace, save those who wish to be saved, and assure those around him that all will be well in Quoin Ataraxis

Introducing Gabriel F.W. Koch, author of Paradox Effect: Time Travel and Purified DNA Merge to Halt the Collapse of Human Existence

Paradox Effect is my first publication experience with Outskirts Press. Since I felt skeptical about the process, I kept my expectations low. However, I could’ve set my expectations as high as I might imagine and y’all would’ve exceeded them. The experience was more a journey that led me along a path through a forest where rays of light speared through overhead foliage lighting my doubts with assurances. The end result was, I felt, and still do quite amazing. I highly recommend Outskirt Press to any writer frustrated with the more commercial means of publication. Heck, I recommend them to any writer period. They’re that good.”

Gabriel F.W. Koch is a 2004 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award, a 2016 winner of the CIPA EVVY Award for Fiction/Science Fiction. He is the 2nd place winner of the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, as well as an award-winning photographer.

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In 2554, the World is Coming to its End, unless an impossible mission through 600 years of time travel succeeds. Maternal instinct knows no boundaries, including the nano-neural-net intravenously installed in Dannia Weston’s mind to repress her identity, allowing her to perform a mission 300 years before her time. Transported to the year 1954, Dannia becomes a woman with a mid-twentieth century persona, college educated with an aptitude for mechanical invention. Due to her work during the war, she is employed by the U.S. government on a secret project. But what no one knows—including Dannia or those who sent her back to tinker with the mechanical past to reduce future pollution—is what might happen should she become emotionally involved in 1954. The 2254 science team programmed the nano-net to prevent the possibility of pregnancy, but each person reacts to strong emotional stimuli differently, and using birth control not available in 1954 is out of the question. When Dannia falls in love with Peter Hersh and becomes pregnant, her hormones erode a small section of the nano-chained network that stabilizes her new identity, triggering a mild memory rebirth…and threatening her mission and the fate of the world. 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist Science Fiction, Best Book of the Year Finalist, CIPA EVVY Second Place Science Fiction Award

Introducing Gil Alligood, author of Firsthand Knowledge

“This is my third novel published by Outskirts Press. This publication process proceeded quickly and professionally.”

Gil Alligood grew up in a conservative farm culture in Eastern North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from NC State University, then entered the US Air Force and retired as a colonel pilot with 26 years of service. After receiving a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, he worked as a municipal engineer, and finally retired as a consulting engineer. While serving in the Air Force, he flew to 40 countries, and often uses them as settings for his writing. He is active in church and community service and still flies the Piper Aircraft flown by the main character in his novels, Craig Johnson. Alligood’s other books include The Devil’s Pace, Dark Paths to Light and Team Alpha.

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New Team Alpha Adventure Takes on Terrorism. After an explosion at Union Station kills 235 people and wounds hundreds more, tempers flare among American citizens who insist that the government should have prevented the disaster. Responding to the pressure, U.S. President Ray Gill coordinates with Craig and Kitty Johnson from the Alpha Planning and Consulting Company to locate persons who plan or who have engaged in terrorist activities. But such identification must stem from absolute and firsthand knowledge before action is taken against anyone, as that action will be terminal.

Introducing Jago Muir, author of Libido: Rise of the Ox

“Deni is a professional. She makes it happen. One of the reasons Outskirts Press is simply the best.”

Jago Muir is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he took a B.A. in English in the 1960s. He later did Master’s work at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. His study of linguistics and the English language earned him a place as a scholarly writer, publishing his work in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities. Muir currently lives in Liuzhou, China, where he teaches English as a foreign language. His wife, Xue Qing Wen, teaches philosophy and English at Laibin Vocational College.

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Beware of the Oxen! You’ll howl as Harvey encounters a Cajun “grabber” and a porpoising Cessna Cardinal. But then things turn dark when he finds himself caught up in an FBI investigation of a double murder. What is the mysterious Ox Club? Who are its members, and what baleful, unholy rituals do they practice? Finally, what is the terrible secret carried by Maybelle Lowther, Harvey’s mentally challenged sophomore student? You’ll find yourself shocked, but mesmerized, as this gripping story continues.

Introducing Janine DiGiacomo, author of Down the Drain

“My experience with Outskirts Press was absolutely wonderful! A life-changing adventure!! My author representative was professional, knowledgeable, helpful and patient with me. This was my first time to publish anything and all my questions were answered thoroughly and in a timely manner. It was a great experience and I learned so much! I would recommend Outskirts Press to anyone who is thinking about publishing. Thank you so much Outskirts Press!”

Janine DiGiacomo has been an educator in health care for the past fifteen years. She has worked with both adults and children in her professional life and enjoys teaching people how to live a healthy life. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area and has plans to write more children’s books, poetry, folk songs and other works. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking and spending time in the beautiful California nature. The main character in this book was named after her son, Erik.

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WHAT IS DOWN THE DRAIN? Children love to take a bath! They splash and play and daydream. They also wonder what is down the drain. Children will delight in this fantasy, water wonderland down the drain!

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.