Outskirts Press Announces Meltdown, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction Book from Authors Katrina Kuntz & Eduardo Baez

Denver, CO, June 30, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Meltdown: I Need a Plan by Katrina Kuntz & Eduardo Baez, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback cream in the Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $12.95. Meltdown is also available in its 6 x 9 Hardback w/ jacket edition for $26.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/Meltdown was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Romance novel? Sort of. Depiction of corrupt corporations? Partly. Self-compiled journal of a foreign citizen who lands in one American predicament after predicament, works in astonishing environments, and has racy relationships from coast to coast? That's "Meltdown."

While every home owning American has been affected by the mortgage crisis, few understand how or why it happened. "Meltdown" answers the questions-but it is much more than a dry reference book.

The "Meltdown" story teller arrived in the US in the late 1990s at age 23 with his national soccer team. Through a series of misadventures, he stayed and secured a wild job selling home loans. But his initial experiences paled in comparison to all that happened later.

While readers will often cringe over the greed, sleaze, and dishonesty depicted in "Meltdown," they'll cheer as our lead wins one battle after another-for himself, his employees, his family and his clients. He is, however, certainly not flawless. Eyebrows will raise over the escapades at corporate "incentive trips." Mild shock will result when drug abuse and infidelity are described and used both for and against characters. Moral compasses will seek true north as careers are lost, found, changed and trashed. Readers will see that significant income does not significantly improve character.

These mortgage business escapades provide entertainment-and shock. Characters are touching-or touched. Readers will often cheer for career successes-and be saddened by the failures.

To protect the authors and publisher, "Meltdown" has been fictionalized. But the details are all based on real people-often doing really foolish things. The end provides a twisted 'fairness' and some smiles in a "Devil Wears Prada" meets "Wall Street" fashion.

"Meltdown" was written by two seasoned mortgage executives using pen names Katrina Kuntz and Eduardo Baez.

Deftly constructed at 165 pages, Meltdown: I Need a Plan is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Meltdown meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $12.95 and $26.95, respectively.

Additionally, Meltdown can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432740887
Format: 6 x 9 Paperback cream
SRP: $12.95

ISBN: 9781432740894
Format: 6 x 9 Hardback w/ jacket
SRP: $26.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/Meltdown

About the Authors

Katrina Kuntz and Eduardo Baez have stories to tell. Kuntz was, most recently, Executive Vice President at the nation’s tenth largest home loan lender. When the mortgage business started its collapse and her company closed, Kuntz returned to a former love--writing. She has previously published under a different pen name.

Mr. Baez came to the US from South America and landed in the home loan business, where he is still an executive. In addition, he competes in triathlons and is a table tennis champion.

Kuntz and Baez live with their families on the east coast.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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