Introducing Rod Lewin, author of The Escalante Enigma

“My experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding from my very first contact with Jamie. I could not have done it alone, and all the help and advice I received along the way from Dodi and Jackie was nothing short of exceptional! Now, it is up to me to promote the book, and in the short term, I will be taking advantage of some of your book marketing services as well. I am already writing a sequel to The Escalante Enigma and hope to do a series of Mitch Blaine novels. I will definitely be using Outskirts Press again to bring my characters to life! Thank you all so much!”

Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia. His acclaimed autobiography, Steel Spine, Iron Will, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last 35 years as a professional aviator. He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true ‘knight of the air’ from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3s, 727s, and 737s in the U.S. The Escalante Enigma is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.

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Book description…

When Ronnie McCall, Mitch Blaine’s long-forgotten love, shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and brother-both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared in Texas-Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. Mitch and Beyer, his retired physicist partner, decide to literally fly to Ronnie’s aid in the PBY, ‘The Wayward Wind.’ Their flight across 8,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and into the vast, rugged, and unexplored canyons of the Escalante River in Utah is harrowing enough. But their attempts to trace the missing airmen turn dark and dangerous as they stumble upon something sinister and supernatural in the heart of the Navajo Nation. What they discover in that maze of mysterious canyon-lands turns out to be far more eerie, bizarre, and deadly than they could ever imagine in their wildest dreams… The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest. Filled with high drama, the book is both gripping and beautifully rendered.

Introducing Diana S. Long, author of Over the Bridge of Yesterday

“Being a first time writer, I didn’t know what to expect or how publishing worked. I had it set in my mind on how I wanted the jacket cover to look and they worked with me. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the finished product looked. I hope to continue to write and will rely on OP to work with me in the future. Thanks to all my team members at OP!”

Diana S. Long was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan but currently resides in Mount Clemens, Michigan.


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Our story begins at Stonehenge, England in the year 1893. Monte Cootes and his family are Celtic Druids and will soon be immigrating to America. Each family member received a sacred stone representing England; when held and meditated upon they can draw energy from nature, and it serves Monte well over time. Monte’s family settles in Alpena, Michigan where Marie is born. Due to the circumstances of Marie’s birth in 1894 she is adopted by an Engineer and his wife. Monte, upon seeing Marie for the first time hears a woman’s voice whisper “wait for me, wait for me”. Several years later he hears the soft whisper again and this time he sees her image; he starts to understand the message he’s being given. Very early in the story the two families become close neighbors; although they are as different as night and day. Marie experiences both worlds; the care free natural world of the Celtic Druids and the society elite with their pampered lifestyles. Monte and Marie were always meant to share a life together and over the years they grow closer; but events, circumstances and promises made would keep them apart. Monte was determined to take Marie for his wife; he set out on a path that would give him the profession needed to give Marie the social standing she had been groomed for without giving up the traditions of being a Celtic Druid. In the end Marie made her own decision.

Introducing Rod Lewin, author of The Escalante Enigma

“My experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding from my very first contact with Jamie. I could not have done it alone, and all the help and advice I received along the way from Dodi and Jackie was nothing short of exceptional! Now, it is up to me to promote the book, and in the short term, I will be taking advantage of some of your book marketing services as well. I am already writing a sequel to The Escalante Enigma and hope to do a series of Mitch Blaine novels. I will definitely be using Outskirts Press again to bring my characters to life! Thank you all so much!”

Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia. His acclaimed autobiography, Steel Spine, Iron Will, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last 35 years as a professional aviator. He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true ‘knight of the air’ from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3s, 727s, and 737s in the U.S. The Escalante Enigma is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.


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When Ronnie McCall, Mitch Blaine’s long-forgotten love, shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and brother—both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared in Texas—Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. Mitch and Beyer, his retired physicist partner, decide to literally fly to Ronnie’s aid in the PBY, ‘The Wayward Wind’. Their flight across 8,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and into the vast, rugged, and unexplored canyons of the Escalante River in Utah is harrowing enough. But their attempts to trace the missing airmen turn dark and dangerous as they stumble upon something sinister and supernatural in the heart of the Navajo Nation. What they discover in that maze of mysterious canyon-lands turns out to be far more eerie, bizarre, and deadly than they could ever imagine in their wildest dreams… The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest. Filled with high drama, the book is both gripping and beautifully rendered.

Introducing Lisa Simpson, author of Crybaby Bridge

“Colleen has been a Godsend! I became very anxious about a few things, and she answered all of my questions, and handled things in a very timely manner. She really put me at ease with the way I was treated throughout the process. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT to Colleen for all the things she has done to make my publishing a very pleasant experience! Thanks again!”

As a teenager, Lisa Simpson visited one of the hundreds of Crybaby Bridges that reportedly exist. Although swearing she heard a baby cry, she never saw the powdered footprints. Crybaby Bridge is her imagination of what might have happened many years ago. Currently Lisa lives in Northern Kentucky. Her extended family includes a husband, four children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren.


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They say that if you go to the bridge and the moon smiles down at you, you should place powder on the hood of your car, then you shall see a baby’s footprints and hear its horrific cry in the night… In the seventies, poor little rich girl, Maddie Sheppard, becomes pregnant by a thing that she called the Shadow Man. Swearing he is Satan himself, Maddie hides the pregnancy from her parents, her town and their God. Afraid her child is a “monster”, she has no choice but to give birth. The Shadow Man comes to claim his child, and in a trance, Maddie throws the child over the railing of a county bridge, jumping over behind him, killing them both. Present Day-Amanda Sheppard begins having horrible dreams that she can’t explain, or begin to understand. With the help, support and love from her friends and family, she finds a way to reach out to the woman haunting her dreams. Maddie crosses time and the afterlife to reach Amanda, her great-niece, asking for her help. Through a long journey, both awake and asleep, Amanda begins to relive Maddie’s life and everything she had lived through. Amanda realizes that the only thing Maddie is after, is to be forgiven for killing her child. Along the way, through many twists and turns, she ends up helping her grandfather learn about the sister he never knew he had. This is a story of sadness, faith, and love. But most of all…it is about forgiveness.

Introducing Latifa Hazim-Rogers, author of Six Months or LESS

“I loved working with Outskirts Press. I actually did a lot of research before I selected a publisher and they did NOT disappoint. Everyone was nice, helpful, and did everything they could to make my publishing experience a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend this company! Tinamarie, Jackie, Colleen and Barbara were awesome! Please excuse me if I left someone out, you all are wonderful!”

Latifa Hazim-Rogers currently lives in Topeka, Kansas. Six Months or Less is her first novel.


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Page Langford is fifty years old, a wife and a mother-and now that she’s dead, she finds herself in the unenviable position of existing as one of the living dead. She is forced to watch as her friends and family’s lives unravel. There are secrets long since buried, lies too deep and gruesome to believe. But they’re all true, all of them, and Page is glad to be dead. Glad to feel no pain. If she were still alive, the pain of the betrayal and the lies would be too much for her to bear. As a spirit, Page watches and tries to help her loved ones. She tries to give them choices, feelings she places in their hearts and souls. She attempts to direct them so the inevitable won’t occur, but they never listen. They feel her presence but ignore her warnings, her gentle nudging. Unable to do anything else, Page just waits and welcomes her loved ones as they join her in death, one by one…