Outskirts Press Presents Patrick Scott, author of Wailing Winds

Author Patrick Scott is taking his latest book, Wailing Winds on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Patrick Scott and Wailing Winds as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Patrick was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Wailing Winds.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Wailing Winds. What is it about?

Patrick: My book is a poetic journey through life depictions of experiences that one sees along the way.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Patrick: This book was written to bring awareness of what some people experience in their life.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Patrick: I used the self-publishing method with the assistance of Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Patrick: In view of the material contained, it is my opinion this book will attract all kind of readers.

OP: What is special about your book?

Patrick: My book is special in that it allows people to reminisce.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Patrick: This book comes from a personal perspective.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Patrick: No, as of this date I have not published any other books.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Patrick: Yes, I plan to publish more, in fact, I am writing one now.

OP: Thanks for your time, Patrick! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


Patrick Scott was born in the southwest Alabama county of Choctaw. When he entered elementary school his family moved to Washington County, Alabama, town of Leroy. He attended Prestwick High School nearby, until his junior year. Patrick would graduate from Carver High School, Columbus, Georgia. After high school, he served in the US Army. While in the military, Patrick began writing poetry. Some he published in the Stars & Stripes army newspaper. After serving in the military, he would go on to earn two associate degrees. He continued writing, and eventually worked as a photo/journalist for the Columbus Times Newspaper, Columbus, Georgia. His writing talents earned him several awards, but he never decided to publish any of his works until now.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/wailingwinds

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Your Second Finalist for the 2020 Best Book of the Year Award is … George Rhoades, Author of Musings from Cowboy Country!

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2020 Best Book of the Year award: Life in the Morgue by Lance Anderson, Musings from Cowboy Country by George Rhoades and Whispers of Love by Gina Simone. These works are impressive and it’s going to be an interesting sprint to the finish!

All three books took home first place awards from this year’s EVVY Awards, qualifying the authors for Outskirts Press highest honor! Remember, only one book can win — so look into your choices, order their books and cast your vote. Voting will begin Monday, September 21st on Self-Publishing News and will close promptly on Thursday, September 24th at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

So, come back on Monday, Sept. 21st, to cast your vote for the book you believe to be the best of the three.

Meet Your Second Finalist

Musings from Cowboy Country

Poetic musings from award-winning Western poet George Rhoades about cowboys, ranch and farm life and assorted subjects— some humorous, some philosophical, some serious and some not-so-serious.

About Author George Rhoades

Rhoades is the author of Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems and After the Chisholm. He is winner of numerous poetry awards, including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Will Rogers Gold and Bronze Medallions, Readers View First Place Award, Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist and Western Music Assoc. Poetry Book Finalist, and other accolades. Born on a farm in Cotton County, Oklahoma, Rhoades has been a rancher, a reporter/editor for UPI and Oklahoma newspapers and a college journalism professor. He retired from UT-Arlington and moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, where he owned a hay farm.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/musingsfromcowboycountry
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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 21st, 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: