At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating 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 Dell Isham, who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.
Dell Isham is a former state senator and mayor in Oregon and is also a former director of the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Isham holds history degrees from Weber State (Utah) College and Colorado State University. He served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He spent more than 30 years in politics, which helps bring realism to his historical and political works. He and his wife, Sue Tse, live in Oregon and Florida. He is the winner of the 2009 South Carolina Fiction Project.
Isom Dart and an Assortment of Scoundrels explores the life of Isom Dart. Isom Dart’s recent frontier adventures made a profound impression on the young man. In a matter of a few months he was nearly mauled by a bear, jailed with a murderer, tied up and left to die alone in the woods, lost his left ear and nearly his life to an ax-wielding woman, almost stabbed to death by an Indian brave, nearly burned at the stake, almost massacred by Indians, and ambushed for rustling horses. He was not sure how long his luck could hold out.” His real name was Ned Huddleston. The ex-slave turned cowboy was an early settler and successful rancher in the northwest corner of Colorado called “Browns Park.” He was both a friend of the infamous Butch Cassidy and his ranching neighbors. He also made some powerful enemies. The life of Isom Dart was never dull, and often dangerous.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 368 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2010)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
Deep into an isolated swamp of South Vietnam, a young lieutenant is flown to a small village, then informed he is working for the CIA. From the moment his feet hit the mud, he learns that espionage is nothing like the words in an Army manual nor a book of fiction. Clint McGregor falls in love with a beautiful Vietnamese girl, someone he is warned not to trust.
Knights of Gold: Battle Over the “Lost” Confederate Treasure
The Knights of the Golden Circle Secret financiers of the Confederacy will kill anyone who tries to take their treasure. However, that doesn’t stop people from trying. This thriller takes the reader from Oregon, to South Carolina, to Florida, to the resorts of Grand Cayman Island, and to the jungles of interior Brazil History buffs have long wondered, what happened to the Confederate treasury at the end of the Civil War? Two Oregon legislators track the clues to South Carolina. They not only have to capture it, but keep it.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 417 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 30, 2013)
Genre: FICTION / Historical
In Rock Springs Revenge, cub reporter, Clinton McGregor, is sent to Rock Springs, a violent frontier coal camp, to report the news. He soon learns that the Union Pacific Railroad, the Knights of Labor, and the huge Chinese community vie for power and influence. They will use any means necessary to gain control. Clinton, at first easily intimidated, becomes brazen, but meets with ethical dilemmas. His Hispanic barmaid girlfriend gives him encouragement and support, as well as inside information.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 284 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 22, 2015)
Genre: FICTION / Historical
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