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Outskirts Press Announces The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane, by Author Dorcey Alan Wingo

Rialto, CA, March 23, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane: Autobiography of a Maverick by Dorcey Alan Wingo, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Biography & Autobiography / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket edition for $34.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

“Flying debris from exploding gasoline fireballs triggered yesterday’s freak helicopter crash that killed veteran actor Vic Morrow and two child actors as they filmed an escape scene, preliminary reports from investigators indicate.”

May 29th, 1987 - The jury in the Twilight Zone accident case acquit movie director John Landis and four co-defendants of all charges filed by the LA District Attorney. Among the jurers’ conclusions were that the Vietnam era helicopter was accidentally sent spinning out of control during filming by poorly timed special effects explosions.

In Northwest Texas, a small town shoeshine boy looks to the blue skies above Sundown and yearns to be a pilot. Ten years pass and Dorcey Wingo is drafted as part of LBJ’s massive military build-up in Vietnam. In March of 1969, “Charlie” Model gunship pilot Wingo takes to the skies over Pleiku in the defense of freedom. The author survives his tour of duty, returning to a shattered marriage, and an ungrateful and divided America. In time, his love of flying takes him as far afield as the jungles of Peru and the poppy fields of Mexico. Then came the movies, and the Twilight Zone.

Southern California has been Wingo’s home base for many years of his aerial adventures, culminating as a Huey logging pilot in the Northwestern USA and Alaska. “Captain Methane” put Wind Loggers into print in 2005, the first such book about the hazardous helicopter logging profession.

Deftly constructed at 377 pages, The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane: Autobiography of a Maverick is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Biography & Autobiography / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95 and $34.95, respectively.

Additionally, The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane 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

ISBN: 9781432748289
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
SRP: $19.95

ISBN: 9781432745189
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket
SRP: $34.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Regarded as “the Mark Twain of helicopter pilots” by publisher Tony Fonze, Wingo’s unique ribald style offers hours of compelling reading about the demanding world of precision flying.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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


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