Introducing Murdis Young-Hamlett, author of Running Blindly Through Life

“I like the professionalism of Outskirts Press and, if I publish another book, I will use Outskirts Press again. I enjoyed writing my book because it was a personal experience. I recommend Outskirts Press to all who want to self-publish especially first time authors.”

Murdis Young Hamlett was born in Shaw, Mississippi in 1952. She is the youngest of five children. She was educated in Montgomery County Public Schools in Mississippi. Later, she moved to Detroit Michigan where she attended Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English Education. She taught in Detroit Community Schools for twenty-nine and one half years, where she instructed students in English/reading at the middle school level. In 1996, she was inducted into the Fourth Edition of The Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, which was recommended by her many students. Murdis also received The distinguished Service Award from the AFT Local 231 AFL-CIO organization. There have been many other honors and certificates awarded to her for distinguished service. Her favorite hobbies are reading and writing poetry.

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“Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbor”. (Proverbs 19:4-K J V) Trauma has a way of crippling some people, whereas others grow stronger because of it. The drama we must face in life is never the real issue, but the way we internalize and respond to it is what matters. You either get up and greet success or lie there and cope with failure!

Introducing C.J. Clark, author of Storms of Tyranny

“The custom cover design for my book blew me away. I could not have come up with a better cover than Outskirts. What a great job. I could not be happier!”

C. J. Clark is a retired civilian with over 22 years of experience in a law enforcement agency. A graduate of Willmington School of the Bible and Liberty University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, she lives in Florida, where she is married and active in a local church.

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U.S. Marine Horace Meyers faces a world in which the U.S. Constitution no longer exists. The SCOTUS serves at the will of the Supreme Commander, and members of Congress accept lavish gifts to keep the status quo. Without constitutional rights, the United States is a faded memory…

The nation is now divided into four quadrants, but the Sapros dynasty thirsts for complete control. Political intrigue, moral decay, and growing persecution of anyone opposing Sapros’ edicts push the population even further away from fundamental rights. Horace is forced to walk a tightrope between the growing evil and protecting the integrity of his Marines and U.S. citizens as he tries to find a way to bring the tyrant down without endangering millions. The stakes are high in this futuristic thriller!

Introducing Janis Fritsch, author of Franklin’s Christmas Miracle

“Since this was my first experience with publishing, I was nervous about doing things correctly. I wasn’t afraid to ask for help because everyone that I worked with was great and would answer my questions in a positive manner. I appreciated my Author Representative’s assistance. Thank you one and all. And, wow! Your shipping department moves things fast!”

Janis Fritsch is a scrapbooker and amateur photographer. She has a deep faith in God and sadness for the state of our world. Through photography she strives to give others a glimpse of the beauty that is all around us. Janis lives in Illinois with her husband and two furry kids.

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A town I would like to live in…..Christmas time is when the world is most beautiful. People are a little nicer to each other. There’s shopping and baking and gifts to make or buy. Since we can’t bottle it, we write about it. Some things we have experienced and sometimes we just let our imagination run. I hope you enjoy the little village of Franklin.

Introducing Dorothy L. Williams, author of My Best Friend Was A Butterfly

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Dorothy L. Williams is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. “My Best Friend Was A Butterfly” is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up.

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Astonishing answers to unspoken questions revealed! Dorothy has always loved butterflies. She looks forward to summer just so she can watch the butterflies. In this children’s book, her imagination takes the reader on a trip of laughter and strong belief that one can talk with a butterfly.

Introducing Janice N. Chapman, author of Poems With No Place To Go

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Janice N. Chapman was born in Woodward, Oklahoma in 1941. She was raised in northwest Oklahoma just south and west of Laverne, Oklahoma. She now lives in Harper, Kansas, where she owns a small non-profit thrift shop, The Prairie Angel.

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This nostalgic collection of poems is a reminiscent episode of peoples lives. Both factual and fictional circumstances flow through the written verses of Janice N. Chapman’s poetry. This book belongs in everyone’s collection! Give family and friends a copy of it as a gift. And remember there are more books from this author on Amazon.com!

Introducing Thomas B. Sawyer, author of Cross Purposes: A Barney Moon, P.I. Mystery Thriller

“I’ve authored books issued by conventional publishers, formed my own company, used POD and other venues, and I am sooo delighted to have finally discovered Outskirts Press!”

Novelist, screenwriter, playwright Thomas B. Sawyer was Head Writer/Showrunner of the classic CBS TV series, MURDER, SHE WROTE, for which he wrote 24 episodes. Author of CROSS PURPOSES and A MAJOR PRODUCTION! Edgar and Emmy-nominated, Head Writer/Showrunner or Producer/Story Editor on 15 network TV series. He has sold, then written 9 series pilots, 100 episodes, both comedy and drama. He wrote/directed/produced the feature-film cult comedy, GOSH ALICE GOODBODY. His documentary short film, REUNION, was honored by the New York Film Festival, the Rochester and Edinburgh Festivals, and received national theatrical release. Tom is co-librettist/lyricist of JACK, a musical drama about John F. Kennedy which, backed by the Shuberts, has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe. He is publisher of STORYBASE 2.0 writer’s software. Tom’s book, FICTION WRITING DEMYSTIFIED, and STORYBASE software are Writer’s Digest Book Club Selections. The best-selling mystery/thriller about the JFK assassination, THE SIXTEENTH MAN, was his first novel. His second, best-selling NO PLACE TO RUN, was the first novel to make the case that 9/11 was a conspiracy. Tom’s memoir, THE ADVENTURES OF THE REAL TOM SAWYER, was published recently, along with the co-authored 9 BADASS SECRETS FOR PUTTING YOURSELF IN LUCK’S WAY. Tom has taught writing at UCLA, at Pepperdine University, at numerous major writers conferences, and online at Screenwriters University. http://www.ThomasBSawyer.com

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Manhattan Private Investigator Barney Moon can hack, charm or con his way into or out of damned-near anything. Barney is driven — to solve cases, nail bad guys, and to anyplace not reachable via the NY Subway. Barney never learned to drive. And, like most born/bred New Yorkers, he regards pretty much anywhere else as “Out-of-Town.” But there is one place for which he has a particular, lifelong aversion: Los Angeles, California, which Barney regards as an Alien Planet. And – guess where he finds himself stranded? In Cross Purposes, a case takes the reluctant Barney and his driver, Al Drobowsky to Los Angeles to obtain a single fingerprint. But things quickly get complicated. That night, of what by then seems sure to be only two in Tinseltown, Al learns he must immediately return to Brooklyn. Next morning, Barney notices his rented car being hot-wired by a young woman. Pragmatically, in exchange for not having Melodie Seaver arrested, he enlists the gorgeous 18 year-old Southern California delinquent to drive him around for – at most – one day. Except that things quickly escalate for this comically ill-matched pair, into murders, conspiracies, and mortal danger. Very fortuitously, the Good News for Barney: Melodie’s driving skills are awesome. Together, our off-the-wall team narrowly survives, and solves the complex, scary mess they’ve stumbled into. “Tom Sawyer’s inaugural Barney Moon P.I. novel, Cross Purposes, is the best thing to spread shoe leather on the wise-cracking streets of La-La Land since Bogey and Bacall. And Cross Purposes has Sawyer’s larger-than-life characters, refreshing humor, Hitchcockian plot twists, and his great, so-authentic dialogue.” -Andrew McAleer, Author of 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists & Fatal Deeds.

Introducing Michael Rand, author of Mental Illness

“My Author Representative was wonderful and it appeared that she was working for me night and day. Great Job!”

Michael Rand, is an Author, Architect, Artist, Aviator, Photographer, and Music Composer who lives in Frederick, Maryland. Other books by Michael Rand included WW Vietnam and The First One Hundred Years of Washington Adventist Hospital.

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This book is dedicated to the combat soldiers that suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This illness is a Mental Disorder that affects the lives of almost all combat Veterans. WAR is HELL on earth and in combat, there are no unwounded soldiers. PTSD is not visible on the outside of his or her body.