Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Georgann Prochaska

Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Georgann Prochaska, who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Georgann, her caring background and how her experiences translated into her memoir and other published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

author (6)About the Author:

Georgann Prochaska lives outside of Chicago. After retiring from teaching, Georgann became a caregiver for her mother, an experience she wrote about in a memoir, On Little Cat Feet. Revisiting memories of family led to her writing mysteries. The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile is the first of the Snoopypuss series and was named as one of the ten finalists in the 2015 Lascaux Prize. Her blog appears at a site for secrets, family, and friendships.

cover (37)On Little Cat Feet: Alzheimer’s Disease: Subtle, Meddlesome, Sinister

Alzheimer’s Disease slowly and silently tangled Isabella’ brain and triggered her daughter’s denial that her mother had the disease. Surely, forgetfulness and confusion come with aging. But, other health troubles like cancer, blindness, broken bones, and M.R.S.A. were boisterous and arrived in battalions. As troubles piled on, Georgann thought, “Are you kidding me? Fate doesn’t think this is overkill?” Isabella moved through the seven stages of Alzheimer’s, and her family adjusted her daily homecare. As Isabella hallucinated and her distrust threatened others, Georgann worried about nursing home care which felt like abandonment. One day she would say, “Uncle!” The memoir is for anyone who wonders: Is this Alzheimer’s? And if it is: What questions do I need to ask?

Product details…
Format: 5 x 8 paperback white, 310 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 20, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478734299
ISBN13: 9781478734291
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

cover (36)The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile

In the spring of 1967, a child fearfully rolls diary pages into a tight cylindrical wad and hides them in the body cavity of a naked Toni doll. Forty-six years later, Lena Vincenti carefully unwraps the doll, an e-Bay purchase for her granddaughter. When she discovers the pages of the diary within it, the story that unfolds gives her both a surprise and a purpose. Lena immediately phones her dear friend, Alice Tricklebank, and together they set off on a road trip to learn the fate of the child who was wrongly accused of arson…and murder. The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile is the story of two retired widows determined to unravel the secrets of the child’s diary and learn her fate, but their quest uncovers a forty-year-old secret—and someone is determined that the secret is kept, threatening the women’s very lives.

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 236 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 30, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478759119
ISBN13: 9781478759119
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

cover (38)The Case of the Hound Who Didn’t Stay: The Second Snoopypuss Mystery

Female sleuths, Alice and Lena are once again snooping into lives, this time joined by Audrey the bloodhound. An elderly man of the Midwest town of Dingle Grove disappears, and the hound finds him digging in an open field, weeping. As Alice signals her dog it’s time to leave, Audrey lies down nearby, her jaw flat against the earth. Alice recognizes the expression in her dog’s eyes, the sad look more intense than the one Audrey reserves for dead squirrels and night crawlers. Unsure of her dog’s ability to find a cadaver, Alice questions whether she should alert the police to her suspicions. Will her report create needless trouble for the old man with dementia? Residents help Alice unravel the buried secrets involving an obsession with outlaws and gangsters.

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 251 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 30, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478777427
ISBN13: 9781478777427
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths


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