Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Gene Pisasale

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Self-Publishing Author Gene PisasaleOutskirts Press author, Gene Pisasale, was born and raised in Wynnewood, PA on the Main Line outside Philadelphia. By the age of 30, he had visited most of the 50 states and several foreign countries, trips which fueled his desire to write and share the wonderful places through words and photographs. Gene has worked in the investment industry since 1986.

His lifelong fascination with history – mankind’s story about its many triumphs, tragedies, sorrows and accomplishments- propelled him to start his writing career.

Gene enjoys hiking, visiting historic sites, museums, cooking and fine wines. He lives in Kennett Square, PA.




Below are the three books he has published with Outskirts Press:

Abandoned Address by Gene Pisasale
Abandoned Address

The Secret of Frick’s Lock

Natalie finds a dusty old box in the abandoned 18th century town of Frick’s Lock in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania. The search to understand its contents takes her and Jim to a museum dedicated to the world’s greatest inventors, the notorious Pennhurst Asylum and the find of the century…


Lafayette's Gold by Gene Pisasale
Lafayette’s Gold

The Lost Brandywine Treasure

Jim and Natalie uncovered a secret that had been hidden for over two centuries, something that treasure hunters had sought for decades. They knew they’d have to bring it to light, but realized they could both die trying. The fragile infancy of the young nation – and a man responsible for its survival – lay in the clues. After being driven off the road, shot at and nearly killed, they were determined to follow through to the end…

This book was also named as an Outskirts Press Bestseller for May 2011.


Vineyard Days by Gene Pisasale
Vineyard Days

Jim and Natalie wanted a relaxing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with good food, sunshine and walks on the beach… What they weren’t expecting was being involved in a murder investigation linked to the Mafia, the stock market crash and massive securities fraud…and meeting Eddy, who could just as easily kill you as shake your hand…


We were lucky enough for Gene to stop by and answer a few questions about his book and the Outskirts Press publishing experience.

OP: What made you decide that self-publishing would be the best way to publish your book?

“Their options were all attractively priced and their features helped me get my book published in a cost-effective way.”

OP: Why did you decide to publish with Outskirts Press?

“Their options were all attractively priced and their features helped me get my book published in a cost-effective way.”

OP: Can you share a bit about your book promotion strategy?

“I do a lecture tour with all my books, discussing the general topic (local american history), as well as contacting local media outlets such as newspapers, magazines, radio and T.V. stations, historical socieities, Rotary Clubs and other organizations to offer a lecture and have a book signing there.”

OP: Describe your book in 140 characters or less.

“[A] historical mystery of the Industrial Revolution in America involving Edison, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford through finding a long lost invention of huge significance.”

OP: How long did it take you to write your book?

“Six months”

OP: Are you planning to publish any other books?



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Self-Publishing Spotlight: Vineyard Days

Martha’s Vineyard will never be the same after Vineyard Days, the riveting new novel about the financial crisis and murder from author Gene Pisasale.

Vineyard Days is set in the world-famous playground of the rich during the dog days of the 2008 market crash. It’s where Jim and Natalie are expecting to spend a relaxing, uneventful vacation in Edgartown – with stops at Moshup Beach, Chappaquiddick and Menemsha… but all that changes when police discover a bizarre double murder aboard a multimillion-dollar yacht.

Soon the couple find themselves drawn into an investigation that includes a wealthy businessman with ties to Wall Street and the Mafia. Jim gets his hands on a mysterious satchel which washed up on the beach and belonged to one of the deceased, drawing interest from a potentially sinister Vineyard visitor.

The satchel may hold clues that could shed light not only on two people’s deaths, but also the financial contagion that is gripping markets around the world – if Jim can survive long enough to unlock its secrets. Written by an investment professional, Vineyard Days crackles with insider quips and insight as it addresses the effect of collapsing giants like Lehman Bros. and AIG on the psyche of the elite. Its remarkably detailed portrait of Martha’s Vineyard will resonate with anyone who has ever populated the pristine beaches and tony shops, with action set in many local businesses such as Edgartown’s Seafood Shanty and Menemsha’s Beach Plum Inn.

Smart and savvy, Vineyard Days is about murder, fraud, greed, desire and the unknown lengths some will take to attain and keep money – even if it means dying for it.

  About the Author: Gene Pisasale is a former petroleum geologist for Exxon who has worked as an investment professional for the last 23 years. The author of two travel-related Web sites ( and, he is an accomplished traveler, history buff and gourmand. He lives in Kennett Square, Pa.

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