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.

Introducing Barbara A. Cefalu, author of The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, and Their Friends Versus the Manxy-Dream Pirates

“Laura has stood by me in publishing six books. She is wonderful! Anytime I am stuck, she comes to the rescue. I cannot imagine publishing a book without her help.”

Barbara Cefalu lives in California and has written the wonderful Patty Cat and Kittle Series for children.

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What can go wrong on a luxurious yacht? Ordinarily nothing, but Patty-Cat and Kittle manage to get themselves into the usual complicated situations and then they need to be dug out. Patty-Cat and Kittle have become good friends with Billy-Bom-Tom who in turn is a very good friend of the Duchess of Manx. She owns a production of a musical comedy, now between engagements, so several of the cast and their friends have been invited on a two week cruise, sailing to the Isle of Manx and back. Chester has been included as he will be doing some reporting for the Daily Howl, where he works part time. Fred, Al, and Susie, all cast members are along, plus dancers Pumpkin and Grilly who keep following Billy-Bom-Tom, much to Susie’s displeasure. The weather turns nasty, the yacht is being tossed up, down and sideways and many of the passengers are sick. Meanwhile some cat fish pirates from the Isle of Manx plan to rob the yacht of its fish. However, the crew are not really into their jobs: some are allergic to fish, others, are tired of fish and want meat. Some just don’t like to work, and to mix things up even more, the two sheep dogs, Hal and Sam, are on board, and a feisty Big=Bad-Momma-Cat, tries to take over the cat pirates. There are mixups everywhere. Please join the cats, kittens, dogs, and cat fish pirates for a lively sail on the high seas.

Introducing Brian McClure, author of Trigger

“After a bad experience with another publisher, Outskirts Press was a welcome light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Everyone who worked on Trigger was helpful and professional. Thank you.”

Brian McClure is a husband and father. Brian currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife of 28 years Emily, Brian has two successful sons, Boomer and CJ. He is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard. After a 2012 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease he began to write. Brian, when not writing fiction can be found raising awareness for Young Onsets Parkinson’s disease, and enjoying all life has to offer. All thanks be to God. With Him everything is possible.

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“Hot and muggy… hot and muggy,” that’s all anyone had to say about that summer day, but if they only knew why the ground rumbled in those North Carolina hills? If they could see the mountains come alive? If they only knew the story of… Trigger! The Moonshine hills of North Carolina hold many secrets, and for every secret there is a story, and for every story there is a hero. Born to make moonshine and raised to destroy It. Trigger’s story unfolds in a blaze of buck shot leaving a path of spilled white lightning and failed injustice along the way.

Introducing F.C. Wolf, author of Sam

“Publishing a story was a totally new experience and adventure for me. Everyone I encountered was polite, patient and and knowledgeable. What I found most helpful was my production team. I cannot praise them highly enough. In this high tech world, it is amazing how important it is to establish personal relationships. I know, without this talented team and the individual assistance I received, this fabulous and professionally finished book would have been impossible. I was excited to see my book on the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites. My overall experience with Outskirts Press has been wonderful and I enthusiastically recommend them.”

F. C. Wolf was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from York College CUNY and currently lives just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Wolf has been teaching for more than thirty-five years and is still a special education teacher with Hanover County Public Schools. She enjoys teaching, reading and traveling. For the past five years she and her dog Sam, have been associated with Intermountain Therapy Dogs Inc., and Sprite’s Hero. Through these programs, they became a certified pet therapy team and also participants with “Paws to R.E.A.D” – Reading Education Assistance Dogs. The R.E.A.D. program works with people of all ages, but especially with children to encourage and develop reading skills. Ms. Wolf and Sam also trained with a canine search and rescue unit for more than a year in rural Virginia. “Sam, Search and Rescue” is a direct result of Ms. Wolf’s passion for teaching, working with children, love of animals, reading and the great outdoors.

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When ten-year-old, Petey, disappears on Halloween Eve, Sam and his handler get the call. Sam leads the way to an isolated and hidden cave. Once inside, all communications are cut off. They are all alone in the cave, or are they? Sam senses the danger first and without a moment’s hesitation, springs into action and not a second too soon. Sam is the story of a retired, ten-year-old Search and Rescue dog. As a young pup, Sam was wild and undisciplined. He would escape from his kennel and tear up the neighborhood. He was a free-spirited, country dog, stubborn and with a mind of his own. Sam’s journey from outcast rebel to trusting acceptance and heroism will keep young readers wanting to know what happens next.

Introducing Richmond Lafayette Holton, author of Le beau jardin…A Love Story

“I’d like to thank the entire team at Outskirts Press for the remarkable job they did in turning a novice writer into a published author. My initial contact set the standard for a collaboration that I will always cherish. I look forward to publishing my next book with Outskirts Press, its already in the works. Please let everyone know that this former Marine Sergeant was moved to tears after re-reading my manuscript in book format. Many thanks to you all.”

Richmond Lafayette Holton, a former United States Marine, is an artist and writer living in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Where Love and Destiny Blossom. Marcella de Marseille: An exquisitely fashionable beauty in her mid thirties, as intelligent as she is loving and generous, Marcella arouses the envy of every woman she meets, and the desire of every man. Her sagacity and determination have raised her nearly-dying family business, Château de Marcel Vineyards, to a household name. But despite her accomplishments, something is missing in her life … Herbert Tempest Remington: Twenty-eight, a college dropout, the handsome and charming Herby is an outsider, longingly watching the privileged class enjoy luxuries he can only dream of. But there is a bright spot in Herby’s grey life – the beautiful Marcella, who takes him under her wing and teaches him to move through her world as if he had been born to it. Herby inspires and delights Marcella, and he loves her. But there is more to Herby than meets the eye … Bruno Casiano: A clothing designer with world-class talent, Bruno has been waiting for the right opportunity to break into the world of high fashion. When the stunning Marcella de Marseille takes an interest in his designs, thrilling new possibilities unfold. But conflicts in Bruno’s life threaten to ruin his empire even as he builds it … From the dazzle of Chicago’s high society to the glamour of Paris fashion; from the sun-drenched beaches of San Juan to the rich heritage of France’s wine country, Le beau jardin shows us the beauty of friendship, the dangers that accompany ambition, and the transforming power of true love.

Introducing Mike Kostensky, author of The Island of MacBeth

“I have four fiction books with two completed sitting on my computer where they probably would have stayed if it wasn’t for my wife prodding me to get Outskirts Press help. Writing to me has always been an escape and relaxed me and never for profit, but with the help of Outskirts staff I have published my first book and the ease, professionalism, helpfulness and follow through. I could not have asked for anything more. With the great feedback and sales of my book, I will surely be a repeat author with them. Thank you for all your help with my first fiction novel, The Island of Macbeth and keep those marketing tips coming, they work!”

Mike Kostensky was born in 1958 in Dayton, Ohio. Mike and his wife Debbie own and operate the Kent, Ohio landmark restaurant Mike’s Place, established in 1987. Mike’s Place features the largest menu in Ohio…and maybe in the nation: an obscene, exotic celebration of down-home cooking and comfort food, generously garnished with humor. Mike’s Place sells hundreds of its menus annually to delighted guests. Mike and Debbie have four children, who put up with their father’s insanity at home, in the restaurant, and beyond.

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Mitch started his writing career with big dreams, but he’s settled into an empty life of one-night stands, late nights at the bar, and failed ambitions. His latest assignment seems like a dead end: he’s been assigned to Macbeth, a tight-knit island community off the coast of Massachusetts, where the quaint down-home values of Norman Rockwell and Mayberry still hold sway. But this little piece of paradise isn’t immune to the modern world, and Mitch finds himself caught up in the unthinkable: Macbeth, lacking support from the mainland, yet not allowed to govern itself, secedes from Massachusetts. The consequences of this decision are far-reaching, as a small community shakes the foundation of the United States, facing a bloody battle they would never have chosen…and their spokesman becomes Mitch, the journalist who learns that he is not the man he thought he was, as he becomes more enmeshed in the life of the islanders, and discovers what love really is. A modern-day epic about the ways in which war impacts real people. The Island of Macbeth is a thought-provoking, inventive novel that will challenge and entertain you.