Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Rebecca Rockwell

Self-publishing authors write for many reasons: to educate, to express themselves, to make a living … and yes, to tell a compelling story. Outskirts Press author Rebecca Rockwell has taken the art to new heights with no just one but three historical fiction novels published through Outskirts Press: The Outlaw’s Wife, In the Shadow of Death Alley and The Last Desperado. For that reason, Outskirts Press proudly features author Rebecca Rockwell in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.Rebecca Rockwell

Rebecca Rockwell has always had a passion for the American West and its famous figures; subjects of her previous historical novels include Jesse James and the Dalton Gang. She is a proud member of Western Writers of America (WWA). She lives in Southern California. The Last Desperado is her third novel.

The Outlaw's WifeThe Outlaw’s Wife

Zerelda “Zee” Mimms is an innocent young woman of twenty in 1865 when her dashing first cousin, Jesse James, is brought to her family home gravely wounded and near death. Against all odds, Zee nurses him back to health and realizes that her feelings for her cousin have deepened into love. Though Jesse begins ringleading the infamous James Gang, robbing banks, stagecoaches and trains, the love he and Zee share remains true, and the two marry after a long engagement wrought with separations and close calls with the law. Through her diary, Zee reveals the man behind the legend that was Jesse James-the most notorious outlaw in the Old West-as a charismatic, complex man who was a devoted husband and father even as he was wanted by the law in ten states…until one act of betrayal and jealousy takes him away from her forever.

Based upon historical fact, The Outlaw’s Wife tells the tale of a woman guided through life by her simple love for her husband, despite his flaws-a woman with the courage to follow wherever her heart took her, no matter the outcome.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback, 246 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 08, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432737198
ISBN13: 9781432737191
Genre: FICTION / Historical

In the Shadow of Death AlleyIn the Shadow of Death Alley: A Novel of Emmett Dalton

At seventeen, Emmett Dalton leaves his life as a cowboy behind to follow two of his older brothers into law enforcement in untamed Indian Territory during the winter of 1889. Circumstances change, however, and by the age of nineteen Emmett has become a full-fledged member of one of the west’s most notorious and most feared outlaw gangs–the Dalton Gang. Torn between his adoration of his brother Bob, the gang’s leader, and his moral objections to the gang’s activities, Emmett eventually finds himself a key participant in one of the most infamous acts in the history of the Old West: the Dalton Gang’s daring double bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892. Based upon historical fact, In The Shadow of Death Alley examines the inner-workings of the Dalton Gang from the point of view of its youngest member–and its sole survivor.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 274 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 23, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432780980
ISBN13: 9781432780982
Genre: FICTION / Historical

The Last DesperadoThe Last Desperado

In the last days of the Old West, outlaw gangs ran wild in the Twin Territories encompassing Kansas and Oklahoma, robbing trains, banks, stores and stagecoaches. Out of the ashes of the Dalton Gang’s downfall in 1892 rose the infamous Wild Bunch, led by easygoing cowboy-turned-outlaw Bill Doolin. The Last Desperado chronicles Doolin’s compelling journey from the cattle ranches to the outlaw trail as his fame grows to legendary proportions—and as he struggles to reconcile his life of crime with his desire for a peaceful home life with his wife and son. Meticulously researched and based upon historical fact, The Last Desperado brings to life a cunning, intelligent and fascinating man, at heart a simple cowboy, who managed to make an indelible mark on the face of history and become the stuff of legend.

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Format: 5 x 8 paperback white, 560 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 22, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478725443
ISBN13: 9781478725442
Genre: FICTION / Historical

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