Introducing James D. Fox, author of On A Day Without Warning

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James D. Fox brings us his first novel with “On A Day Without Warning.” Jim is a former stockbroker and bond trader. He is a 1971 Liberal Arts graduate of Brooklyn College (CUNY) where he majored in both Economics and Political Science. He also holds an MBA from New York University (1974). As an ongoing student of history and literature, Jim believes a well-crafted work can bring more than just entertainment to his audience. In this work of historical fiction, Jim shows his belief that goodness can evolve from the difficult dilemmas that we currently face. Both he and his wife, Melissa, live with their three dogs in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.

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David Sternlight is a Wall Street executive, whose career is on the ropes despite numerous contributions to his former firm, Dean, Adams & Company. Now semi-retired, David stays active trading the markets; but has many internal battles raging under a calm exterior. His wife Eva is one of his few sources of comfort. After a celebratory party for the promotion of his ex-boss, Jack Howell, David is aggressively recruited to join a secretive government agency led by a shadowy figure named John McCabe. The reason is McCabe’s belief that certain predictive applications of Sternlight’s financial software, Excalibur, can be adapted to the war on terror. Without much choice, Sternlight agrees and sees an opportunity to do good things while also fighting the severe mental depression he suffers since the death of his son, Andy, in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Meanwhile in Iraq, a young Muslim boy, Hassan al Hassan, tips off American soldiers as to the location of their kidnapped squad member, who is saved at the last minute, from beheading. As the boy grows older, his peaceful interpretation of Islam gives him many followers and he becomes a young Imam known as “The Boy Prophet.” However, militant supporters of Jihad continue in the world and Sternlight comes to grips with his strengths and weaknesses; and the realization that more battles will still follow.

Introducing D.J. Jackson, author of The Crystal Realm

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D.J. Jackson is a chef, comic book artist, fantasy writer and part time DJ. All his life he has had a fixation for the strange and the unknown. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He now resides in North Carolina.

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The Crystal Realm, the spiritual realm that holds and binds all universes together by spiritual thought. It is a place of peace, happiness and nirvana. Coordoon, once a being of light, now an entity of darkness, will stop at nothing in his quest to rule the Crystal Realm. Four young sorcerers, Taigron, Lavana, Visionary and Solstice are on a divine mission to stop Coordoon. They must reach Mount Amenti before the closing of the Harmonic Convergence. Will the Crystal Realm be a realm of light or a realm of darkness? Read on only if you have an open mind and believe in the unknown. I….DARE….YOU.

Introducing David K., author of www.Toolnet.us

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Author David K. weaves a net of fiction and fact in the hope of inspiring others to deeds of honor and self sacrifice for the betterment of all.

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Visitors from another world come to earth for help. Enlisting the aid of two modern day adventurers they may be in for more than they bargained for. Everyone seems to have their own agenda, which may threaten the rescue attempt. Battling against time and the elements our erstwhile heroes must pit their wits and resources against the Powers That Be. Relying on the skills of friends and family they rush to build a human and electronic intelligence network to protect the nation from impending catastrophe. Ideas, like seeds grow quickly in the fertile soil of imagination. In an effort to inspire others the author has created a story line filled with clues and hidden links to draw the reader deep into an interactive experience.

Introducing Linda Griffith, author of The Fictitian

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Coming from a large family of ten children, Linda Griffith grew up listening to her relatives telling tales during family visits and functions. As a member of the Chicago Police Department, Linda heard even more tales on the streets. Today she is retired and surrounds herself with giggling grandchildren who love to hear her stories.

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Get ready for a thrilling ride! This collection of tense, finely crafted stories will take you through the gritty realism of violence, fear, and injustice — and leave you wanting more.

  • In “Bloody Hands,” a woman kills a man after coming to her brother’s rescue when he is attacked by a gang of violent gamblers.
  • “His Fare to Jackson” is a story of a family tortured by their patriarch’s dissatisfaction at living “up north.” Frequently drunk and threatening, he demands to be given his fare back home, but his actions one hot summer night will change the lives of his family forever.
  • In “I Bear Witness,” a poor, simple soul explains how he unwittingly became a witness to a murder and how helpless he was to prevent it as the victim locked eyes with him the entire time.
  • “Nightmare Freight” deals with a town of mischievous kids taking advantage of a striking railroad system-and the heavy price they pay.
  • “The Fork in the Road” is a tale of a young boy trying to deal with racism and bullying, with devastating consequences.
  • “Looking at the King’s English” is a look at statutory rape in its starkest sense and at opportunities lost because of the heavy hand of the law.
  • “Tough Titty” is about a woman who has been abused all of her adult life by her husband. When she finally escapes, she is brutally beaten by a stranger and kills him in self-defense. The detective who brings charges against her says, “That’s a Tough Titty, but somebody has to suck it.”

Introducing Julie Bettendorf, author of Anthony Ant Goes To France

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Julie Bettendorf is a world traveler, with a background in history and a degree in archaeology. Through her books, she shares the wonderful world of travel with children and their parents as Anthony Ant teaches kids about other cultures, customs, and traditions. When Julie is not traveling with her children, she lives in Central Oregon.

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Hi. My name is Anthony Ant, and I love to go places. When I travel, I can fit into some pretty small spaces. Once I curled up in a suitcase, as snug as could be. When I came out, I was in beautiful France. Whoopee! These are the tales of Anthony Ant, a child’s travel companion and all-around great adventurer. Anthony travels in style, comfortably lodged in a suitcase, and he never knows what strange, new country he will find himself in. In Anthony Ant Goes to France, he travels to Paris, where he meets Lulu Ladybug. Together they explore the food, culture, and sights of the city. Anthony visits the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, eats French pastry, and gets to know the French people, all with his new friend Lulu.

Introducing George Winters, author of Jasper Creek Lives On

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George Winters was born in Eldon, Missouri. He was in the Army during the Viet Nam war and met his wife while stationed at Fort Ord, California. George is now enjoying retirement with his wife, four children and ten grandchildren. Other books by George Winters are Reality Poetry, Angel in Disguise, Just Memories and True Love, Real Fear. He loves writing and hopes to continue for many years to come.

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The old west comes alive in this down to earth old west story of a great town. The rough times in the life of Jasper Creek. Also the good times as the people work together like family.

Introducing Ramon D’Elosua, author of Disaster in the Gulf

“With out the help and encouragement of the entire team at Outskirts Press, I never would have seen this through. As a failure in English class, I had a lot of concerns and fears. The crew did all they could to put those fears to rest, and now my book has been published. I was assured that: first, it was not a homework assignment, and would not be graded! Second, that authors of fiction had a lot of latitude as far as style and content. I can’t thank everyone involved at Outskirts Press enough.”

Ramon D’Elosua has done most of what this story embodies. He has driven big rigs over the road, has been a pilot since 1964, flying with a local search and assist group since 1994, is an experienced advanced open water SCUBA diver, has salvaged a number of vessels up to 60 feet, and had worked as a marine mechanic. In writing this book he drew from his many experiences through out his life.

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This is a fictional story about one man’s attempt to do something about an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that threatened the Gulf shore line along the southern states. The threat was to the tourist trade, the fishing industry, and the many species of wildlife that lived in and around the waters affected. Terry Jackson sees a unbelievable disaster on the news. He has always worked, and made a living on the water, as a Captain and marine mechanic. He feels he wants to give something back for the life he has carved out for himself. He attempts to do something about the mess with the help of his family, and a lot of the new friends he meets. He has to fight the narrow-minded bureaucrats that get in the way, and then has to convince others to help; his program does make a difference. It is a riveting adventure that is action packed, as his group overcomes obstacles, from simple to very involved. You will feel like you are there with him as he deals with issues from the law, a hurricane, to the new love in his life. He is a simple man that has to lean on his friends for help, and knows he can not do this on his own, but does end up relying on the skills he has gained through out his life. While the story is based on a factual event; it is a fictional accounting of the events following the failure a major off shore oil rig, and the resulting oil spill. —You might remember the disaster that the story is based on.—