Introducing Howard J. Schwach, author of American 587 Heavy: A Novel of Terrorism and Betrayal

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Howard J. Schwach, a retired teacher, had already authored several young adult educational books, when he became the managing editor of the local community newspaper. He turned on his police scanner on the morning of November 12, 2001 and heard the first news that a large commercial aircraft had crashed four blocks from his home. The tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 became the genesis of this novel. Did the first officer cause the crash by overflying the rudder? Did a design defect cause the tail to fall off over Jamaica Bay? Was terrorism involved? Read and decide for yourself!

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Torn from the Headlines and Brought Home. Ron Staller was a happy man. The retired teacher had, shortly before the 9-11 terrorist attacks, become the editor and publisher of the “Beachcomber,” a community paper in New York City’s borough of Queens. Now, two months later, Staller was on his way to work when his quiet life literally crashed on his head in the guise of American Airlines Flight 587. While state and federal officials were quick to say that the deadly crash was an accident caused by the erratic flying skills of the first officer, dozens of locals eyewitnesses, many of them police officers and firefighters, thought differently. Staller, working with local police detectives, is driven to believe that there was more to the crash than what was reported by the NTSB and other federal agencies. Working hard on the evidence and thwarted by federal agencies, the detectives, joined by a suspicious NTSB investigator, Staller’s police sergeant son and a Muslim Newsday reporter, begin to see the truth. Will the government, however, allow that truth to be told.

Introducing Michael Tenniswood, author of How Do You Catch A Horned Mangru

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Mike Tenniswood grew up with an imaginative younger brother, and their adventures together inspired him to write a story for his daughters when they were young. That story developed into this book. Mike and his wife now have four daughters: Gina, Isabel, Julia, and Liza.

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Only Billy Knows How to Catch This Mysterious Creature…Young Billy has an amazing story to tell his friends-how he cornered and captured a Horned Mangru. What is a Horned Mangru, and where does it live? What did he have to do to capture it? And will his friends even believe him? This charming story told in lively rhymes will delight and entertain children and parents alike, and if you want to catch one of these creatures yourself…as it turns out, a Horned Mangru may be closer than you think!

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

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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!