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 Dan Bisher, author of Faded Memories

“Lisa did a fine job of assisting me with the process. The entire publishing process began in February and ended with my book being published in August. It might have taken a little less time, but then again, the time involved was necessary to produce a decent final product that took 25 years to complete. So, Lisa’s patience and knowledge proved to be invaluable in leading me through all the hoops to UPS delivering my author’s copies. I’ve already had about 1,000 orders and requests continue to pour in. I’m exceedingly pleased. Thanks Outskirts for everything. I’d publish with you again.”

Dan Bisher is a published author, writer, journalist and public relations expert. A native of Hillsdale County, MI, he is U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran having served as a Combat Correspondent. Dan attended California State University, Fullerton and was employed by Hillsdale College in Media Relations as a writer. For many years he narrated a historical program titled Tales of the Old Sauk Trail on Hillsdale’s WCSR radio station, and served as a color commentator for high school and college football and basketball. He resides on his family’s Michigan Centennial Farm (1872) with his wife Noel.

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Following the War of 1812, pioneer settlement of the Northwest Territories began. The U.S. government encouraged the westward movement by offering newcomers cheap land at $1.25 per acre. The government purchased vast tracts of unencumbered land through numerous negotiated treaties with several Indian tribes, or it was taken by cheating or force. Tens of thousands of inhabitants from mostly New England states, and Europe, migrated to these new lands for an opportunity to begin new lives on the frontier. One of the more popular routes traveled by pioneers began in upstate New York along the Erie Canal to Buffalo and then across Lake Erie by steamship to Detroit. A family could buy wagons, beasts of burden, tools and whatever they needed in the future motor city to clear land, build a log cabin and start farming. A steady stream of covered wagons left Detroit along the old Sauk Trail called the Chicago Pike. Faded Memories: Examination & Profiles of Hillsdale County’s Pioneer Period offers readers a glimpse of the lives and events experienced by original settlers and Native Americans. Although not the complete history of Hillsdale County and the tri-state area, 36 chapters plus the introduction and selected poems illuminate the beginnings of civilization upon these hills and dales. It’s important to remember your own culture and heritage, and who you are and where you came from. Faded Memories will hopefully add to your knowledge about your own family history.