Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Gene Pisasale

When publishing your own book, it is important to find the right self publishing company. With so many to choose from, it can often be difficult for authors to make a decision. However, when you find a company that provides you with the assistance you are looking for in publishing/promoting your book, it’s best to stick with them. Many of our authors publish many books with us, and we like to schedule these spotlights so that you can get to know the writers that call Outskirts Press their publishing home.

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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