Introducing the Finalists for the 2018 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

And the Winner of Best Book of the Year is… determined by YOU!

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2018 Best Book of the Year award: Two Towers by T.D. Arkenberg, Genetics Isn’t Everything by Katherine S. Egan and Wasp on the Wind by C.R. Norris. All three books took home first place awards from this year’s EVVY Awards, qualifying the authors for Outskirts Press highest honor!

While each of these books have achieved great heights, the highest honor of Best Book of the Year is determined by… YOU! So, study your choices, order their books, visit their webpages and social media and cast your vote. Public voting will begin Monday, September 10 on Self-Publishing News and will close promptly on Friday, September 14th at 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

These works are impressive and it’s going to be an interesting sprint to the finish! Here’s a recap of the finalists:

Two Towers

In his poignant memoir, Two Towers, T.D. Arkenberg navigates readers through a personal perfect storm. A resurgence of his father’s long-dormant cancer and chaos at his job in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks serve as the backdrop for a private struggle with a secret hidden for thirty-seven years. The story opens on Christmas Eve, 2001. Alone, he stands in his empty childhood home. Two months earlier, his father succumbed to cancer after a lengthy struggle. Five weeks after that painful loss, his mother’s unexpected death shattered his world. The double-barreled blast toppled his towers of strength and unconditional love at a time he was barely treading water. Eighteen colleagues were killed and thousands of others were soon without jobs.

About Author T.D. Arkenberg

Two Towers is the fourth book and first memoir from award-winning author T.D. Arkenberg. Independent Publisher Book Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society have recognized his work. T.D. studied at The University of Chicago, London Business School, and Northwestern University. He lives with his spouse, Jim, and their cat outside Chicago. Visit www.TDArkenberg.com.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/webPage/isbn/9781478791874
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1478722002

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Genetics Isn’t Everything

Epigenetics proves that environment, food, lifestyle, and daily toxin exposure can lead us down a path of health or illness, depending on the decisions we make every day. By supporting the genes you were born with, you can live a healthier and happier life—and your jeans will fit better too. “My passion is to help people understand that genetics isn’t everything. Just because you have certain family traits and genes or certain diseases seem to run in your family, there is no guarantee that you will get the same illnesses or conditions as your parents or grandparents.” Genetics Isn’t Everything shares wrenching yet heartwarming stories about women who have taken health into their own hands and ultimately changed their lives with nutrition and self-care. A happy and healthy life, while not guaranteed to everyone, is within reach. You can change your genetic destiny. You can take back your life!

About Author Katherine S. Egan

Katherine S. Egan combines a Master’s in Professional and Technical Communication with over 20 years of writing experience and numerous awards; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Mathematics; a US Coast Guard Third Mate unlimited license (and a commission as an ensign in the US Navy); and lessons learned as a vibrant and healthy, loving wife, step-mom, blogger, optimist, philanthropist, lifelong learner, traveler and outdoors enthusiast. Katherine found her true calling when her beliefs were validated at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Today she is an internationally certified Holistic Health Coach helping clients rediscover their path toward optimal health. She shares stories of women who have suffered and conquered illness, and she wants to help you find your extraordinary life too.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/genetics_isnt_everything
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1478790377

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Wasp on the Wind

The saga continues as a future apocalyptic world begins to reveal its secrets . . . Chris, now a Trax, was what the West Sand Command called “a greeny.” Bruce, Chris’s friend, and fellow “Before Time” band geek, was rejected by the Trax. While Chris trained, his path hooked him to the side of the Taden’s greatest nemesis, the Captain. Now as his lieutenant, he must help the Captain save his command by aiding him in the capture of Ponopin, a genius Tader entrepreneur, and the Brigade’s greatest thorn. But as fate would have it, neither mission is as easy as it sounds, the tangle of circumstances sending Chris and Bruce on a collision course with each other.

About Author C. R. Norris

C.R. Norris is a perpetual student of science and mathematics whose varied career has included experience as a musician, a blood banker and an electrical engineer. Although she has written some technical scientific papers, this is her first foray into science fiction. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she indulges her passions for green chile, playing music and writing.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/wasponthewind/
Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/1478785985

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The Best Book of the Year winner will receive a Grand Prize of $1,500 as a direct result of your choice at the polls. So, come back on Monday, September 10, to cast your vote!

Are you ready to publish your own award-winning book and perhaps find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year award? Connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

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