K. Raymond Zabielski, author of The Cantrill Book One

“Let’s face it. Getting a literary agent is extremely difficult. Luckily I came across Outskirts Press and after digging deeper as to how they work and what they offer, I decided it was exactly what I was looking for. All questions were answered right up front. My Author Representative was always there to help guide me. This gave me the freedom to continue writing, while they took care of the nuts and bolts of getting a book out into the market. I presently have my first book published, the second manuscript being edited now with a third in queue. I look forward to having all six books in this series published by Outskirts Press and I couldn’t be happier.”

K. Raymond Zabielski is a native of Long Island New York, where he spent time hiking and camping in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, reinforcing his deep love of nature. He started writing The Cantrill series there. In addition to his passion for storytelling, he loves animals. After a stint in Florida, Zabielski moved to Colorado, back to the mountains, which continue to inspire him as a writer.”

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When eleven-year-old Etob Sheerbain starts learning about the legendary history of his homeland, little does he know that the stories he will hear are about to change his life forever. As the pageant of good and evil, brave men and women, shared values and family lore comes to life, a cloud is darkening on the horizon. As Etob comes to understand his calling as scribe and historian for his people, events are unfolding that will test him as never before. Warm, beautifully imaginative, rich with detail, this is both a sensitive, insightful coming-of-age story and the first installment in a gorgeously woven epic fantasy.

Introducing Joan Haddix Chisley, author of The Family Table, Too: Letters to My Granddaughter

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JOAN HADDIX CHISLEY is a genealogist and collector of family lore. By sharing her family’s history, Mrs. Chisley documents part of the African American experience. She enjoyed a 39-year career as an elementary teacher, a school psychologist, and a college professor. Mrs. Chisley is a proud grandmother, and she and her husband currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Our people were kidnapped from their Native land, their extended families, and their God and brought to America by force. Their lineage or pedigree goes back to creation. The reality of my genealogy, however, goes back only a few generations. I have endeavored to record and describe as many branches of our family tree as possible using the facts of limited records augmented by family lore or oral history. Each branch represents a real-live person who lived, loved, worked, passed down genetic code— and passed away. Each branch (person) left behind and passed on a lifetime of experiences and colorful stories. The Family Table, Too: Letters To My Granddaughter is an amalgamation of those branches, those wonderful stories. In retelling those stories, the American story is enhanced by adding the African American portion as an important adjunct rather than a marginally inconvenient and scarcely reported history. We need to continue recording stories from previous generations and complete all possible branches, and we need the younger branches to expand the visions that they must pass on to future generations.

Introducing Eric B, author of Realm of the Invader

“The Outskirts Press team was helpful, attentive, prompt and detail oriented during the publishing process. It really felt like a team effort, and everyone worked hard to create an awesome final product that was my fully published book!”

Eric B is an enthusiast of action, adventure and superhero drama, and considers himself observant of human nature. Aside from episode one of this series, he has published two books, about volunteerism and public transportation. Eric B lives in the Midwest, loves to travel and experiments with passions and hobbies.

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Here is a story of devastation and anguish and slavery…and the ensuing triumph and celebration. Lord Draegahn descends upon Earth, under the guise of a friend, but with aspirations of total world domination. He brings havoc and despondency to an unsuspecting world from where he is a stranger. Yet somehow, out of this iniquity, a curious friendship emerges between Siris — one of the wrongly convicted aliens — and four likewise incarcerated Earthlings. Hopeless and discouraged, Siris does not realize that though he is a little guy, he has a big destiny. This story is Siris’s journey as a detainee of injustice, a fugitive, an abated former soldier, a military prisoner and a military commander. All the while, Siris finds himself a mentor to his four Earthling friends who are destined to rise from the ashes of the alien invasion to become Earth’s most famous third-millennium superheroes: the Night Crusaders. Yet Siris has his own personal demons against which to struggle; his own insecurities haunting him night and day. But the moment of truth seizes Siris when he finally comes face-to-face with Lord Draegahn. Can Siris stand against his greatest fears, advancing toward him all at once? Siris will have to master his morality, conquer his insecurities and rediscover his great determination and strength if he will have any hope of leading the campaign to end the alien invasion on Earth once and for all!

Introducing Sujal Das, author of The Media Midas

“My Author Representative was patient with my requests and prompt and professional from start to finish.”

Sujal Das is a technocrat, business leader and social entrepreneur, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, he is an executive at a large software company. As a supplier of data center technology, he has worked extensively with giant social media companies. His deep technology background and penchant for comprehending dramatically changing human behavior as a result of social media use give him a unique foundation to explore the pursuits of Donald Trump in a different light.

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When Trump’s net worth – his sole life mission – begins to stagnate, he decides to recreate his star status by running for the highest office in the planet.  He utilizes the pervasive influence of social media a step ahead of the pundits to win the election.  With increased scrutiny, his true financial status begins to unfold. He needs a recourse.  Emboldened by his power to fracture societies at will, he devises a plan that could turn the world’s most powerful financial system upside down.  But then, can he collect the haul?

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of IN THE BLACK

“This is my fifth book published with Outskirts Press and the reason for that is simple – no author could ask or expect a higher level of magnificent support. Their brilliant front and back cover designs and and stellar interior appearance is marvelous. I would go no place else.”

Award-winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent focused on global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and he studied the German and French languages at the University of Maryland. Andrew is a member of the Authors Guild.

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The CIA’s most valued Russian double agents are being assassinated one by one. In Langley Center itself, Jack Barrett, Director of Central Intelligence, barely escapes assassination. When the Agency discovers the attacks originate from a Russian top secret cyberwarfare program called Chernyy Almaz, or Black Diamond, they must respond swiftly to shut down the attacks and extract their top prized agents before they’re lost forever. Chief among them is Dr. Armand Mishenkov, the head of Russia’s research and development for cold fusion weaponry. Pursued by Russian assassins and Spetsnaz teams, Agent Dave McClure must find Mishenkov and smuggle him across Europe and to the United States—but can they make it alive?

Introducing Maureen Scanlon, author of My Dog is My Relationship Coach

“I love my experience with Outskirts Press, two books published now and I wouldn’t use anyone else! I love the creativity of the designer and the advice my Author Representative gives me. Thank You Outskirts Press for another great book publishing experience!”

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. Maureen’s certifications include Life Coaching, NLP, DBT, REBT, ACT, and Pet Psychology. She has held group coaching and retreat for mindful change and created a 5-Step program for Fostering Meaningful Relationships. Maureen and her husband, Dennis, live in Mesa, Arizona, with Jade, a 15-pound chihuahua, and Brodie, an Australian shepherd mix. They have four children and three grandchildren. Maureen is also the author of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am. Contact Info: Email: Maureen_Nelson@hotmail.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifecoachmaureens

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Are you in pursuit of your lifetime love? Ask yourself: Do I have the time and energy to invest in a relationship? Do I hold on to anger or pain about a past relationship? Am I committed to see the truth about a person and not what I want it to be? Am I a good catch? Do I bring full confidence of who I am to the table? Explore the answers to these questions and more in My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, a guide to relationships that takes its lead from the pets in our lives and the unconditional love they offer. In our search for love, companionship, and “the one,” we oftentimes lose sight of our true selves and what we deeply desire in a life partner. This book will help you to see clearly what it takes to heal yourself, enhance your marriage or romantic relationships, and realize the whole person you were meant to be while in a relationship or searching for that perfect mate. With tips, examples, and anecdotes, this guide shares the meaning, clarity, and deep connections that enhance the journey of finding or loving “our person.”

Introducing Vera Steppeler, author of The Love Trap: On My Mother’s Grave

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Writing has always been an escape for Vera, but this is the first novel she has published. She has lived in Germany and Canada, but America has been her home since 1964. Bianca’s story is thought-provoking to the end, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on their own life-choices. Other published works are “Vera’s Book Of 100-Word and Other Short Stories” and “World War II: Through the eyes of a Child.”

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Bianca seems to have it all: Beauty, Health, Family, a successful Career – So why is she crying ? A short note from a younger co-worker informing her of his upcoming marriage makes her realize that she is in love with him instead of her husband. . . . and at this moment her whole life changes from contentment to turmoil. The story begins with a flashback to the hardship of being a teen girl in post-war Germany, and continues, alternating between her romance with her American husband, and her growing involvement with the younger Frederick. In a surprising twist she finally realizes who the love of her life is. But – will it be too late for her decision, or will she finally find peace?

Introducing Claude R. Hurst Jr., author of The Ravings and Savings of a Vietnam Veteran

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Claude R. Hurst Jr. graduated from high school in May of 1966, joined the Marines in June 1966 and was in Vietnam by mid-December, 1966. He is active in a Vietnam Vet group in Huntington, WV, plays music for Chapel at the Woody Williams VA Hospital and still writes and sings about the war. He has a B.A. in Education and a Masters in Special Education. These activities help him deal with P.T.S.D. but mostly love and Christ get him through.

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Ever go on an impossible journey? Experience one with me – of war, faith and love by reading my book then you’ll realize you have been on one too! Unpopular war, faith and love are the three themes of “The Raving (I) and Savings (II) of a Vietnam Veteran.” Also Loose Ends (III) incorporates and connects all three themes. Part I incorporates poems and one short story to give the reader some insight into the Vietnam War in 1967 along the DMZ. Mamasan brings the war closer to everyday life of the people of Vietnam. Always there and the story “The Mad Minute” bring you closer to the war and to the writer’s life. Part II tells of faith in God and how it can help you in the journey that is life. Finally, Part III intertwines a variety of the consciousnesses of the writer. The long journey for this writer is woven into the poems and one short story. Forty-nine years of coping with P.T.S.D. without the help of anyone but his wife. Encountering faith, love, loss, frustration, injustice, rejection, disrespect, non-understanding, unpopular war, and coming home to a thankless America in 1968 are the fabric of this book’s writings. Now Vietnam is far away yet always near and faith and love are so dear. The journey continues with each new day and makes a way!

Introducing David Trawinski, author of The Life of Marek Zaczek Vol. 1: Under the Wings of Eagles

“My Author Representative is exceptional at what she does. I have used her for all five of my titles with Outskirts. She has helped me immensely even when issues were due to my error. She represents Outskirts Press in an outstanding fashion.”

David Trawinski is a writer of Polish Historical Fiction. His novels include the books of the Chopin Trilogy: The Willow’s Bend, Chasing the Winter’s Wind, and War of the Nocturne’s Widow.

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Marek Zaczek is born amidst the snows of Galicia in 1772. Born a simple peasant boy, Marek grows to be a man over the next twenty-five years. He dreams of the past power of Poland’s feared Winged Hussars, and of even one day riding for his country as an Uhlan Cavalier. Above all else, he wants nothing more than the hand in marriage of his beloved Maya Manuska. The story of Marek’s life becomes forever intertwined with the heinous crimes of the Partitions of Poland, the soaring spirit of Independence won in America, and the haunting terror of the French Revolution.

Introducing Rashad Parker, author of You Shoulda Known: You Wanted It. You Got It.

“My Author Representative is great. This is our 2nd go round. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

In 2015, Rashad Parker took the literary world by storm with her debut novel (My First Loves). She released her heavily anticipated sophomore novel in 2018 (What We Gon’ Do) which spiraled up the literary charts. As an advocate of all things literature, Rashad offers up her latest offering (You Shoulda Known) another vividly authentic masterpiece that’s sure to leave readers breathless.

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Be careful what you say. Watch what you do. Eliminating threats is the Davenport culture. With drama unfolding both day and night, there seems to be no rest for the weary. With a crooked cop looking into their checkered pasts; will they be able to stay afloat? Or will life’s currents wash them completely offshore? Evil lurks in the shadows. Every decision made must be executed with precision. The family has their work cut out for them.