Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Stephen Douglas Hayes

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This week Outskirts Press proudly features prolific writer Stephen Douglas Hayes, who has published two of his 10 books through Outskirts Press: The Unraveling of America and 1968: A Bad Year to Come of Age.

Stephen Douglas HayesABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Douglas Hayes has read voraciously and studied history his entire life. He has written 10 novels and six plays. After cancer and successful treatment, a massive heart attack left him in a six-week coma, during which he conceived this book. Additional books came to him in the coma and are still to be written. Living in southern California now, Mr. Hayes was born in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Exhibiting that New York style and brashness, as well as the gift of language from his Irish forebears, he is proud of his Navy years, his wife and daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.

1968: A Bad Year to Come of Age1968: A Bad Year to Come of Age

Against the background of Vietnam, Bobby Kennedy’s murder, Martin Luther King’s murder, Lyndon Johnson’s refusal to run and the Chicago Democratic Convention a group of friends in California try to endure.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback, 226 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 20, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432727893
ISBN13: 9781432727895
Genre: FICTION / Historical

The Unraveling of America

The Unraveling of America

America is going to the dogs? Of course it is. Everything falls apart. We are no different. So relax and enjoy it. LBJ was the reason for JFK’s murder. Of course he was. I am not a conspiracy wacko. In face of all the evidence for a cover-up, to believe otherwise makes you the wacko. Once you understand the extent of the cover-up, all roads lead to LBJ. Consider this – all other presidential assassinations occurred right after an election. JFK was slain before the election because LBJ had no other way to become president, and the only way to stay out of prison was to become the President of the United States. The personal relationship between a history teacher and his protégé during years of friendship, correspondence, and travel tell this fascinating story.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback, 76 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 18, 2013)
ISBN10: 143279924X
ISBN13: 9781432799243
Genre: HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century

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Gregory Mark Juzwick was born in Tampa, Florida. Gregory was raised with his three brothers and sister by very caring and understanding parents. They moved to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area where he grew up most of his childhood. While going to Moon Senior high school he dabbled with his writing ability, creating poems, short stories and a novel called Phoenix, around the age of fifteen. After graduating from school, Gregory entered the United States Army for three years serving in Fort Benning, Georgia. Returning to Pittsburgh in 1986, he began his retail career in the Jewelry industry. In 1988, his family moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, to assist his parents with their Jewelry store. In 2004 he moved back up to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued his sales career as well as continued working on his books. After years of writing, rewrites and editing this book Rising from the Ashes has been completed.


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