Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Daru “D.J.” Mincy

The life of a self-publishing author often requires flexibility, multiple talents and the willingness to explore new territory, creatively. It’s what keeps a writer’s mind supple and endlessly productive. In no other author is that principle better demonstrated than Daru “D.J.” Mincy, this week’s spotlighted self-publishing author.

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Daru “D.J.” Mincy, author of several books, ranging from juvenile fiction to poetry to action/adventure, through Outskirts Press. Learn more about “D.J.” Mincy and his exciting works in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

D.J. Mincy has been writing for more than 20 years. He lives in Maryland with his wife and daughter. His daughter Ava inspired him to turn his years of writing experience to children’s books.

The Dark OnesThe Dark Ones
The Dark Ones is a poetic journey into the darkness of us all. This book will take you into the hearts of the characters and the paths they chose.

“Captivating, exciting, and emotional! The Dark Ones will grab you and give you a first person perspective of darker experiences.”
– Kim
“Fantastic imagery through out the Hiker’s poem. Every word draws you in deeper. Thrilling and thought provoking!”
– Joe
“The short story, The Hikers, would be a great movie!”
– Ronald
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 100 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 02, 2005)
ISBN10: 1598000632
ISBN13: 9781598000634
Genre: POETRY / General

Anarchy RxAnarchy Rx
Morgan Beckett on her drive to work witness a man randomly kill several people on a major highway. Morgan escapes the mayhem of that day but is about to discover that mankind’s days are numbered. Morgan along with her brother and an unlikely group of new friends are faced with the destruction of humanity. They are on a quest to find the Tablets of Lucifer and battle the forces of evil, human or otherwise and save humanity’s soul. They will find strength in each other and from the most unlikely of sources in the darkest days of mankind.
Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 480 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 28, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432718673
ISBN13: 9781432718671
Genre: FICTION / General

Adventures of Apple & BananaAdventures of Apple & Banana: Aisle of the Cookies
Towards the back of the store, a dim yellowish light could be seen. There were still some aisles left in the grocery store. At the back of the store, the silence was broken by a loud crash and laughter as the magical light swept through the last parts of the Safe and Fresh Grocery. The sound of the crash and laughter was coming from where the fruit, produce, and bakery section used to be. Near the fruit and produce in the bakery section were several overturned trays of pies and doughnuts. “Shh! You will wake up the bread,” a voice said in a hushed tone.The laughter stopped. “Yeah whatever, let’s wake up the bread! Yippee!” said a banana swinging on a makeshift rope and crashing into another tray of doughnuts and pies.
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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 107 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 31, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432752049
ISBN13: 9781432752040
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Diego MontoyaDiego Montoya
At nightfall his redemption from darkness begins.

Born a slave Diego Montoya and his alter ego have roamed the earth for over two hundred years. He received his emancipation from slavery in the form of immortality. He hunts the scourges of humanity hoping to make amends for the many innocent lives he had taken. Diego is now ready to reveal his true self to the woman he loves but by doing so he will be breaking a rule from his kind and inviting the wrath of his maker.
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Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 298 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 16, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432761218
ISBN13: 9781432761219
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Adventures of Apple and Banana: The Mysterious Ebenezer GrapefruitAdventures of Apple and Banana: The Mysterious Ebenezer Grapefruit
Four friends travel to a mysterious house. In this second adventure Apple and Banana along with their friends Peach and Orange go to the mysterious Ebenezer Grapefruit’s house. Once inside the mysterious house Ebenezer tells them of an incredible adventure that he and his friends went on over fifty years ago! Ebenezer’s adventure went terribly wrong and some of his friends disappeared on that fateful day. Ebenezer needs the four brave adventurers to help him locate his missing friends. Will the four friends accept Ebenezer’s request?
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 123 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 11, 2011)
ISBN10: 143276733X
ISBN13: 9781432767334
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Mystery of the Plum StatueMystery of the Plum Statue
Safe and Fresh, a small and strange village has a new resident: a young apple, named Edward Edison. Edward had been going to Safe and Fresh Elementary for two weeks. As he walked towards school his feet shuffled. His oversized backpack slowed him down, along with the dread of another day at school. Every day at school Edward was bullied. He wondered if he would ever fit in. One day a statue of a plum girl was stolen from school and Edward vowed to find it even though he did not realize the importance of the statue or how important he would become in the battle against a rising evil. Would Edwards’ quest to find the missing statue turn him from a school joke to a hero?
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 97 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 25, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478727179
ISBN13: 9781478727170
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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