Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Dell Isham

Self-publishing authors are shattering the old myths about independent publishing, proving that self-publishing books are compelling, high quality and infinitely readable. Outskirts Press is so very proud of the talented authors we’ve worked with over the years to contribute to this thorough debunking. Together, we’ve racked up countless accomplishments, awards, author benchmarks and recognitions that serve as a testament to the quality of their — and our — work.

In thanks for the dedication of our authors, we like to showcase a different author in our regular Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This time around, we’re giving a nod to spiritual author Dell Isham, who has published three books through Outskirts Press: Isom Dart and an Assortment of Scoundrels, Goodbye Vietnam, and Knights of Gold. We look forward to even more great things from Isham in the future!


Dell Isham, the winner of the 2009 South Carolina Fiction Project, is the author of four books. A former state senator and mayor in Oregon, former director of the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club, Isham has a bachelors degree in history from Weber State College (Utah) and a masters degree in history from Colorado State University. He now resides in North Carolina and Florida. He is the author of Rock Springs Massacre and has been published in numerous other publications, including Catfish Stew, Petigru Review and Real West magazines.

Isom Dart and an Assortment of ScoundrelsIsom Dart and an Assortment of Scoundrels

“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.

Goodbye VietnamGoodbye Vietnam

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 what’s described 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 GoldKnights of Gold
The Knights of the Golden Circle, secret financiers of the Confederacy, will kill anyone who tries to take their treasure. But 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.


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Goodbye Vietnam

by Dell Isham

(4.5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

Dell Isham’s “Goodbye Vietnam.” Goodbye Vietnam is a story of love, war and espionage. Within a highly charged atmosphere, a love affair develops between a mysterious Vietnamese girl and a young Army lieutenant. But war rips them apart. They become separated and she searches for her lost love eventually becoming a “boat person.” This riveting story takes the reader from the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, to Indonesia, to Singapore, to Oregon, and to South Carolina.

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