Introducing Claudia Tan, author of Crossing the Street with Tyler & Max

“As a first-time book writer, my entire experience with Outskirts Press was wonderful. My Author Representative was exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. I sent many emails which she answered in a timely manner. I cannot thank her enough for her guidance and support throughout the entire process.”

Claudia Tan has been in the Aviation Industry for over twenty-five years and has traveled extensively and embraced the world many times over. She was an editor of a weekly newsletter at a major U.S. airline, and was also a teacher in the Buffalo Public School System. While living in San Francisco, she bred Bullmastiffs. Claudia now resides in Forest Hills, New York, with her husband Robert.

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Tyler and Max are spirited twin brothers determined to find their way in the world-starting with their own neighborhood. Max has a vivid imagination and a yearning for adventure. Tyler helps Max distinguish the fine line between curiosity and the responsibility that comes with it. Fun and surprises await them as they venture out of their secure environment and glean valuable life lessons from their outings. Tyler and Max learn first-hand what a vibrant and lively community they live in. They are grateful to Aunt Julie, Cousin Teddy and everyone along the way who shows them kindness and compassion. The twins bask in their success and newly acquired sophistication and are craving for more intrigue.

Introducing Neil Mahoney, author of At the President’s Request

“This is my 3rd book with Outskirts Press. My Author Representative was always responsive, helpful and accommodating.”

Neil Mahoney, PhD was born and raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Throughout his long and varied career he was fortunate to have worked with several Navy SEALs. This first story in a series is in a way a tribute to one of his closest friends, Commander Jack Schropp, now deceased. Neil now enjoys another career as a writer, spinning stories woven from his rich heritage and background. He graduated from Boston University (GI Bill, Korean War) in the fifties and moved to San Francisco in 1964. He holds multiple degrees in addition to his PhD in Public Policy, including two Master’s degrees, one in Experiential Education and another in Clinical Psychology. He also holds a Clinical Hypnotherapy certification. He has been an educator most of his life, fortunate to have taught in multiple venues from individuals to large groups. He served as Chairman of the Landmark faculty, National Director of the Breakthrough Foundation’s Youth at Risk, and created Golden Gate Consulting, designing and leading programs for some of the top 500 companies in the United States. His passion and lifelong study has been the connection between the mind and brain, the source of human behavior. He lives in San Rafael, California.

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Investigation into the Assassination of United States Attorney. This is a story of a young U.S. Attorney’s murder in Michigan that goes unsolved for seven years. The young man murdered was the son of the U.S. President’s best friend. Many years go by and the murder remains unsolved. The President turns to another old friend, Jack Murphy, head of Boston Laboratory for Electronics, for advice. Jack’s son, Colin, just home from six years as a Navy SEAL, comes up with an idea that takes him and his old SEAL team on a great adventure. Another entertaining read from the author of The Harvard Square Mob and The Connection.

Introducing Freddie Remza, author of Shattered Bangles

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Storytelling and international travel are two passions of Freddie Remza’s. Combining the two is what she does in her novels that include The Stolen Brooch, The Poison Ring, The Orchid Bracelet, Ride the Wave, and The Journey to Mei.

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Three Paths Converge. Three women traveling to India. A journalist, a college intern, a victim. Each on their separate journey. Allison, Lynne, Kasi. Here is their story.

Introducing J.G. Possum, author of Tara: The Goldilocks Planet

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Jerry G. Possum was born in central Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, he joined the US Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Korean Conflict. His ship was awarded three battle stars. After his service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Quality Control. In his extensive engineering career, he has written over one thousand quality-control test methods and procedures and issued several quality control manuals for manufacturing. After retiring, he worked as a Manufacturing Quality Control Consultant. Presently, he lives in central New England, near his five children and thirteen grandchildren. He’s a patented inventor, an artist, a billiards instructor and a lifelong science fiction enthusiast, he wrote his first novel at the age of eighty-six.

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Can a Perfect Planet Save the Human Race? Risking everything, leaving the known world behind as the Earth is being totally decimated by an atomic war, a brave and visionary crew leave Earth on the spaceship Aquarius, traveling to another galaxy where a planet has been identified that can sustain human life. They call it Tara, and it represents hope for a new beginning. But a planet that is ideal for human life is certain to be inhabited by an intelligent life form already. As the crew approaches Tara, they make contact with the race already living there. Will the crew of Aquarius have the chance to prove that the human race can redeem itself and not make the same mistakes of the past? How will they handle the encounters of hostile creatures as well as understanding an advanced society? They are the last of the human race. Inventive, insightful, and adventurous, Tara is explorer science fiction in the best tradition. A must read.

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

“Everything went very smoothly — thanks largely to my author rep. She walked me through everything I needed to know and the book is just what I hoped it would be.”

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