Introducing WYN, author of Great Americans on Stage

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WYN is the pseudonym for Irwin Shishko, an “old scribe” who has penned countless words as a Wall Street economist, medical research commentator, political analyst, and author of poems and plays. A Florida resident, WYN and his wife, Renee have just celebrated their 68th anniversary, still inspired by friends, music, and ballroom dance.

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Three Fascinating History Plays. If you are a theater aficionado, you know how unusual it is to encounter plays which illuminate key figures in American history. That’s one reason for the huge appeal of the Hip-Hop Hamilton musical on Broadway. Outside that musical genre, this trilogy of “Great Americans on Stage” is a sterling addition to the repertoire of fine drama-works about our early heroes. It offers exciting, intimate, and revealing portraits of three great Americans: “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Alexander Hamilton, and Abraham Lincoln. Two of these dramas – the Light Horse Harry and Alexander Hamilton plays – lean towards realistic story-telling, though most of the sparkling dialogue had to be invented. By contrast, the Lincoln play is built around an imaginary encounter between a young Quaker “war-resister” and the President-elect en route to his inauguration, and crucial decisions on the eve of the Civil War. Whether founded mainly on actual history, or on the author’s imaginative theatrical concept, all of these plays are rich in insight about their lead characters, and the events of the period in which these eminent men are so vitally involved. We’ve probably said enough to suggest the beguiling character of this all-American play collection – a trilogy you are apt to find as edifying as it is entertaining.

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 Gary Timbrell, author of Lunar 3097: Bk 1 The AI Chronicles

“This was my first book and I was apprehensive from the start but Outskirts Press holds your hand through the entire process. Thank you Outskirt Press.”

Gary Timbrell was born on a small farm in the Cotswolds’ in the county of Gloucestershire England. He immigrated to America in his early twenties, a Resident of Florida. He has always loved telling stories, most about events that have happened throughout his life. He’s always been interested in space since the Gemini missions and the moon landings. Having an electrical and electronics background, and Following these interests, he became fascinated in AI and robotics. A culmination of his knowledge, imagination and story-telling abilities produced this, his first Sci-Fi book.

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In the near future, mankind has made amazing advances in technology and science. The human race has always had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an inherent need to explore space. In an attempt to justify mans existence, we search for extraterrestrial life, and out of pure need, we search for new forms of energy. Earth is running out of natural resources, such as fuels and arable land to grow food to support the ever growing population. A population that with the strides made in medicine, now has a life expectancy of over 100 years. The sheer amount of time it takes to reach deep space traveling at only half the speed of light, made it necessary to build robotic machines to send on one way trips, some of which could take ten years to reach their destination. Eventually, the simple robotic units evolved into humanoid forms. It was noted that feet and hands could reach places that a wheeled vehicle couldn’t. When artificial intelligence became advanced enough and introduced to the robots, they eventually became self-aware. People then began questioning the ethics and morality of sending, what some now considered sentient beings, on one way trips. Facing such a dilemma, Abbey Skyler decides to take matters into her own hands, her actions create a whirlwind of problems that quickly spin out of control. Now the question is; Can Abbey with the help of her team, regain control of the AIs and complete what started out as a routine mission. A mission that has become crucial to humanities very existence.

Introducing Jim May, author of Living in Heaven Now and Not Dying To Get There

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Jim May is a freelance writer and speaker living in Lakewood, Colorado with his wife, Maureen. www.jimmay.org

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Heaven can’t wait until you die. God wants you living at His place — now. So He raised you up, and seated you at His table with all His friends. The great men and women of history are there to chat with you. You don’t have to move or go on a long journey or wait till you die. You don’t have to read of someone else’s near-death experience to know what it is like. You can be there now, and see for yourself. Just open your eyes right where you are. Seeing reality takes you there. This poignant and moving book will raise you to His peaceful place where you fit-now and hereafter.

Introducing Al Monroe, author of Ninety-Year-Old Vet’s Journey Through Life

“I’m glad that I chose Outskirts Press publishing, which has turned out to be an education for me. Now I’m looking forward to publishing my next book.”

Al Monroe, a retired chief electrician and veteran of five wars, is not an accomplished or career author. He seeks to capture people and places in his life, and how they have changed since the 1920s to the present day, but he can’t do that without writing about himself in this series of endearing autobiographies.

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For many years now, I have wanted to write about my life, and especially about some of the people in my life. I’m sorry to say that due to my lack of faith in my writing skills, I gave up many times. In those days, I thought I wouldn’t live past sixty years old, but here I am — ninety years old, and still going strong. Well, not so strong, but people are surprised when I tell them how old I am! And would you believe it — due to the encouragement of a few of my family, friends, VA doctors, nurses, and counselors, I have completed this book about the first seventeen-and-a-half years of my life, and I have almost completed a book that ends on the year of my twenty-first birthday. And if the readers of this book will do the math, they will realize that I have a lot more writing to do!

Introducing Earl Morrison, author of Leadership Lessons Learned

“This was my first time to write and publish a book. Outskirts Press and all of the associates I have encountered have made the process easy and were very helpful along the way.”

Earl Morrison has been a peace officer for seventeen-plus years in the state of Texas. During his career as a peace officer he has risen through the ranks and held several leadership positions, such as sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police. Earl has a great passion for training and developing others and has been an instructor/trainer in those areas for the last twelve years. Earl has implemented several development and leadership programs to aid in the advancement of others throughout his career. In addition to this book on Leadership Lessons Learned, Earl has written several papers on Mentoring in Law Enforcement addressing the need to grow and develop others. Earl has also held several leadership positions in his private life within the church community as a men’s group leader and church elder and chairman of the board for a city’s employee credit union.

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Leading and Learning with Character. Earl Morrison has held leadership positions in both his private life and professional life. Throughout his life he has encountered many different types of people and leaders. Earl has striven to be the best leader that he can be no matter the place or the title he holds. Earl rose to the top of his profession as a chief of police in 2014. Leadership Lessons Learned is a collection of the lessons he learned throughout his career and most recently as the head of an organization. These lessons hone in on his struggles and triumphs as he learned how to Lead and Learn with Character.

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of The Red Shore

“This is the third book I’ve published with Outskirts Press. The reason I continue with them is that I’m convinced there is no better Independent Press publishing service east or west of the Mississippi. Outskirts Press is Top-Notch. Your author’s representative will work with you to absolutely ensure your book looks and says exactly what you want it to. Outskirts Press is simply the very best there is. Their staff makes excellent service happen time after time. None better!”

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent in the conduct of global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; MA from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He lives in Colorado with his family.

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Russia-no longer convinced of American resolve or military preparedness-has decided to test the U.S. as never before…plunging the planet toward the slippery edge of World War III. Dave McClure arrives in Bar Harbor, Maine, for some rest and relaxation before returning to the CIA-a world he left behind years ago. But he is unaware of the danger he’ll face in the days ahead as he discovers the secrets that lie in the deep ocean trenches of the Atlantic. Deadly secrets. McClure is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of a vicious Russian plot and a harbor town’s lethal intrigue, each as perilous as they are startling, and struggles to make sense of all the jumbled pieces in this deadly puzzle. Is there a connection between Russian drone submarines probing the U.S. coastline, a Top-Secret, advanced technology Navy torpedo program, and the sinister secret behind Tamarack Harbor’s missing boys? Another brutal murder is the catalyst that finally leads McClure to the juncture of high-stakes espionage and an impending attack on American soil. As the CIA and the U.S. Navy race against time and the Russian threat, the powerful pull of emotion will test the limits of Dave McClure’s skill, strength, and courage.