Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Omar Scott

Do you remember the last time you were completely absorbed in a story?  Can you remember what made that story so captivating?  The gift that storytelling affords, the total immersion into an experience that is not our own, is one that we celebrate here at Outskirts Press.  We hail the art of storytelling and the sharing of well-crafted stories through publication.  We love to celebrate the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.  This week we highlight self-publishing author Omar Scott, who has published three titles with Outskirts Press.



In the late seventies, Omar Scott moved with his family from Los Angeles to Dallas, TX. Omar’s parents divorced when he was eight years old and he, along with his two younger siblings, was raised by his mother.  During his teens, Omar turned to gangs and the street life.  After brushes with the law and losing his best friend to a brutal murder, Omar was forced to turn his life around.  He graduated from high school, studied allied health in community college, and creative writing at Mountain View College.  Omar lives in Dallas, TX with his family.

When A Good Will Goes Bad

When A Good Will Goes Bad is a story that hits deep inside of the soul of a man dealing with hurts, bad habits, and emotional hang-ups. Will is a man looking for love in all the wrong places just to fill a void in his heart filled with hurt and pain from a past love that betrayed him. When Will’s best friend is murdered, Will seeks revenge. Dealing with a guilty conscience, he is forced into the depths of his own personal hell and ends up feeling that suicide is the only option to free him from the guilt of his sins. But that was not the path Karma chose for him. Years later, life looks bright once again after a new life in the military—until he receives a letter one morning about his class reunion. He is overcome with desire to see a past love. Will goes, only to find that he once again must face the pain of the past. When he finds the courage to do so, it becomes a catharsis, cleansing his troubled soul so that he can have a productive future. He is a man who overcomes his own personal demons. Be prepared for sleep deprivation because this is a real page-turner!

Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 196 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 31, 2007)
ISBN10: 1432713175
ISBN13: 9781432713171
Genre: LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American

Lorenzo Love, or Ren as he’s known on the streets, is not your typical veteran detective. He’s a smooth-talking, streetwise brother who is quite cunning. He cleverly juggles his home life, which includes his young son and loving wife, a needy mistress, and a narcotics unit of dirty cops that have been taking money under the table from dangerous drug-dealers. Ren has always been crafty at maneuvering his way out of difficult situations. But now his “bad-boy” ways are finally catching up with him. His relationship with his mistress is unraveling, Internal Affairs is investigating his crew for an illegal shooting, and a string of young ladies are brutally murdered one by one with the evidence pointing directly at Ren. The race is on to cover his tracks, clear his crew, and find a serial killer before it’s too late. Can Ren slip out of another tight squeeze, or will he finally go down? The Hands of Love is a fast paced well-crafted novel weaving its way through the crime infested streets of East Dallas. This intense thriller will have your eyes glued to every page right up to the unbelievable ending.

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Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 310 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 29, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432734024
ISBN13: 9781432734022
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers


When notorious gangster Neil Wright got a sudden call late one evening, he never imagined he would be walking into a deadly ambush by a mysterious figure. Clinging to life in intensive care, he meets Sister Simmons, a peculiar nun doing her nightly rounds, praying for the sick and trying to save souls. Through her desperate pleas, she convinces Neil to confess his sins. Figuring he has nothing to lose, Neil decides to confess every dirty little secret. He takes her on a disturbing journey through his tumultuous life filled with murder, forbidden love, and betrayal as he ascends to the top of a criminal empire. But as his confession unfolds, Neil realizes this is no ordinary nun. Is Sister Simmons there to finish the job, or is his true enemy waiting for the right time to strike? Meet Mr. Wright is an intense and captivating narrative with an ending so explosive and clever, you’ll never see it coming.


Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 309 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 02, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478731273
ISBN13: 9781478731276
Genre: FICTION / Suspense


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