Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Tamera Lawrence

Outskirts Press applauds the extraordinary talent of our authors and each week we feature one of our successful authors and their body of work.  This week we turn our attention to Tamera Lawrence, author of four books through Outskirts Press. Learn more about Tamera and her work in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tamera Lawrence
With a passion for writing, award-winning author Tamera Lawrence entertains readers with edgy thrillers, memoirs and mysteries. Tamara brings her memorable characters to life and hooks readers with exciting, unexpected twists and turns throughout each story.

Tamara also writes movie, book and current events reviews for Berks Mont News. She loves meeting fans and writes book reviews upon request.


Do the Adam’s have more to fear from the living or the dead? Twenty-five years have passed since eight-year old Carl Weber drowned in Gray’s Pond, and now one member of the Adam’s family has returned to Kimberton, Pennsylvania, to reside again in the old mansion. It’s time for Michael Adams to revisit his past, and for wife Donna and daughter, Kim, to become acquainted with their neighbors-a rather odd old couple who own the farm next door. Each day, however, brings strange occurrences–increasing paranormal activity, till it becomes agonizingly clear that ghosts of the past are trying to make their presence known.


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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 372 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 31, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432724746
ISBN13: 9781432724740
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

The Serpent’s Mark: Book 1The Serpent's Mark

Under the cover of darkness, the serpent waits, watching for the right moment to strike.

She stared into the hypnotic eyes, drowning, thoughts scattered. The serpent’s eyes were compelling, raw, pulling secrets from her soul. It tried to merge with her mind, become as one. It was terrifying, and yet, she couldn’t stop it. When foster teen, RACHEL LARK is sent to camp, she plans to run away. But the city girl is unprepared for what she encounters in the woods, a terrifying serpent. As Rachel looks for help, she finds camp leaders aren’t what they seem. Now Rachel will face the evil changeling using survival skills she never knew she possessed. For deep within the Serpent’s lair, Rachel will come face to face with the beast from her nightmares.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 301 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 18, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478735414
ISBN13: 9781478735410
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: PENNHURSTGhosts of Mayflower: Pennhurst

A nurse who gives invisible shots, a girl who likes to dart into corners and a man who still sits in the common room are just three of the spirits haunting the Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. How do I know that? I have spent the past Halloween season working in the Mayflower building, 2nd floor and have witnessed the paranormal activity first hand. Over twenty-five years ago, Pennhurst State School and Mental Hospital was closed down due to resident abuse. Today Pennhurst has been turned into a Halloween attraction. I took a job as an orderly working in the Mayflower building, one of the most spiritually active of all the buildings. People are fascinated with Pennhurst and want to know more of its past and its present. Intrigued, I decided to do my own research. I have written a book bringing the past and present together to not just entertain, but also enlighten.

2013 Readers Favorite Silver Award


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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 122 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 25, 2012)
ISBN10: 1478718056
ISBN13: 9781478718055
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower IIPennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II

Ghost. The very word tempts the mind with lurid images of lost souls trapped in an alternate dimension. Many of us will never encounter a ghost or perhaps be aware of its presence. But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist – in fact, they do exist- in the battered walls of the Mayflower Hall, Pennhurst. With its morbid history, Pennhurst State School and Hospital left behind a tragic legacy of neglect and abuse. Opening in 1908, Pennhurst was created to isolate the mental and physically handicapped from “normal” society and institutionalize them. The most vulnerable lived at Pennhurst—children. Conditions quickly became strained by limited staff, overcrowding and lack of funding. Finally in the 1980’s, Pennhurst began closing its doors. Today the remnants of Pennhurst are hard to ignore with its towering fortress of crumbling buildings and rustic grounds. But during the Halloween season, Pennhurst Haunt offers several attractions for the curious or thrill seekers. Ghost Hunt is located in the Mayflower Hall. For several years, I have spent time in this dark, eerie building and have witnessed the paranormal first hand. This sequel to the original Ghosts of Mayflower offers a reader a chance to spend some time in one of the most haunted locations in Pennsylvania. And if you dare, please come visit us.

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Format: 5 x 8 economy color paperback, 139 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 19, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478755881
ISBN13: 9781478755883
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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