Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Alan Robertson

The waning days of winter are the perfect time to curl up under the covers with a thrilling crime fiction or action-adventure novel. You’re in luck! Our featured self-publishing author in this week’s Spotlight is a prolific producer of just such works – and we couldn’t be prouder.

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Alan Robertson, author of several action-adventure and crime fiction novels through Outskirts Press.

Alan Robertson earned a BS and MA from Northern Michigan University, and lives in Fresno, California with his wife and two children.

The Money BeltThe Money Belt

Hapless, thirty-something, loner, Willie Salo, finds an old, black, money belt. The discovery spurs his imagination to new heights as he sets to work on a plan to steal a fortune, win back ex-girlfriend, Carmen, and live the good life.

An evening at the Flat Squirrel bar and a steamy meeting with Carmen firms his shaky resolve.

The plan develops a life of its own when handsome, young, bank president, Eric Kramer, has car trouble and stops at the Squirrel to make a phone call. A battle of wits begins, and nothing is sacred, as Willie works every angle to convince Eric to rob his own bank.

With more twists and turns than a two-rut road. Northern Michigan is the setting as Willie puts it all on the line in, The Money Belt.
Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 216 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 15, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432727354
ISBN13: 9781432727352
Genre: FICTION / General


Ex-jock Jack Tramp thinks he’s got it made when he learns he’s inherited a small fortune. Short of cash and waiting for probate to close, he’s hired to find a missing young musician named Jimmy Wright. Big money for a couple days work. He thought it would be easy.

Before long, Jack finds himself tangled in a web of lies and deceit as he struggles to rescue Jimmy from the clutches of a crooked record producer who wants his songs, a sleazy scammer who wants money, and a beautiful woman who wants everything!

“Robertson balances a wild imagination with a droll sense of humor . . . intricate plot twists kept me engrossed right up to the unexpected climactic conclusion . . . escapist reading at its best.” –

“Fast-paced . . . complex . . . tight, compelling dialogue . . . a satisfying and enjoyable read.” – Tyler Tichelaar, The Marquette Monthly
Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 223 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 31, 2009)
ISBN10: 1432742000
ISBN13: 9781432742003
Genre: FICTION / General

Sierra Joe 9Sierra Joe 9

Searching for adventure, aging Mendocino County grape rancher, Joe Taylor, sets off alone on a month-long hike of the scenic John Muir Trail. After befriending two strangers in need, he finds himself dragged into a desperate battle to save a woman with a dark past from a bounty hunter willing to kill to uncover her secret. The Sierra Mountains offers a rugged and unforgiving backdrop as Joe struggles to survive . . . not only the wilderness . . . but man’s greed!
Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 216 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 12, 2013)
ISBN10: 1432785354
ISBN13: 9781432785352
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure


Wild and sexy Lila Barzoon died alone in a one-car accident on a snowy winter night. Her father called it murder. Now her husband is missing and Lila’s death is back in the spotlight. Fortunes and lives hang in the balance as ex FBI agent Mike Tate is rousted from retirement to untangle a web of love, lust, greed, and murder in . . . Lila!
Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 278 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 28, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478725095
ISBN13: 9781478725091
Genre: FICTION / Crime

Man's WorkMan’s Work

Ex-cons Billy and Zim are on the run from a murder rap. Short on cash, they rob a mansion in Loon Haven, Michigan. Getting in is easy, but plans change when they find Illiana, a sexy young Ukrainian woman with mob ties and a bad attitude. Before long, Billy and Zim are under her power, and one by one the good citizens of Loon Haven are disappearing. Bodies are piling up, the mob is after them, cops too, but life in the castle has never been better.
Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 187 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 11, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478733535
ISBN13: 9781478733539
Genre: FICTION / Crime

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