Introducing Stephen Johnson, author of J.T. Stone: Till Death Do Us Part

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In this his third book in the J. T. Stone Private Detective series, Stephen Johnson has relied on his experience as a former police officer and his eighteen years as a private detective. He and his wife Judy reside in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Child Abduction, Honeymoon and Death. Private Detective J. T. Stone’s marriage is put on hold until he finds a stolen horse. Little does he know that his honeymoon will be interrupted by a child’s kidnapping and a near death experience.

Introducing Sue Cory Person, author of The Secret Inside Berryhill Mountain

“My first experience at publishing and each step I felt like I was in very good hands. Very pleased with the finished product and amazed at the patience each rep had with me, to get the perfection I wanted. They went above and beyond what I expected. Thank you Laura, Jerry and Barbara and the whole group at Outskirts!”

I love mystery and have always seen life through sneaky and suspicious eyes. This story gave me great joy because I felt like I followed along as Joey and Mattie brought it to life. My husband and I recently moved to a lake home so I write full-time. I thank my heavenly Father, that the mystery and adventure I have swirling in my head, can now come to life on paper.

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A rescue home — you need to be rescued from? Joey’s life is changing for the second time as he and his sisters go into action to save their mother from an out of control stepfather. A new friend comes to their aid, gaining them access to a secret refuge hidden inside the gorges of Berryhill Mountain. Berryhill Amusement Park has the only entrance with a rollercoaster ride that dislodges to enter the paradise community of billionaire, Charles Berryhill. Joey has a secret and soon learns the perfect community has its own secrets, when he finds Mattie hiding inside the house of mirrors. Joey ventures out on his own to investigate and sees more than he bargained for. He must find a way out because those in charge of the home could be involved.

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

“I must say that publishing with Outskirts Press has been an exciting adventure. Thank all of you for doing such a wonderful job on my book. Bravo!! Keep up the good work. I would also like to thank my Author Representative Dana and my Digital Edition Specialist, Jackie. These two knowledgeable and professional people truly helped me along my journey at Outskirts Press. They are really people friendly and very sociable. I plan to publish my future books through Outskirts Press.”

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

“I am a first time author and I had no idea what to expect. Outskirts Press took me by the hand and guided me. I felt comfortable and secure. The team that assisted me took the time to explain things to me over and over. I had the sense that I could ask them anything. I have utilized a number of the products they offer and I have been satisfied with all of them. Soon I will be publishing my second book and without question I know I will bring it to Outskirts Press.”

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

“Fantastic first time publishing experience. Outskirts is custom made for the first timer, like myself, and the more experienced writer who wants excellent service!”

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.