Baby Boomer Finds Luxury, Loneliness and Love in Empty Complex, Published by Outskirts Press

Punta Gorda, FL, May 13, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Empty Complex: A Story of Loneliness, Friendship, and Good Manners by Sherry Ballou. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The condominium complex was tall and elegant, and the warm balmy breezes held promise of a luxuriously tranquil lifestyle unlike the rat race of the city life she had been used to.

Moving from Philadelphia to the Pepper Isles was a dream fulfilled, but she had never expected to be the only occupant of an otherwise vacant two hundred unit condominium complex, no matter how splendid it was.

Building B-2, ninth floor, beautiful ocean view…all to herself. A gorgeous Olympic pool…all to herself. An entire life…now all to herself.

Forced to come to terms with her loneliness and her past, the heroine of Empty Complex struggles to find new friends in town and avoid the ones she has met, but come to fear, while she strives to remain buoyant in her new and lonely day to day existence.

There are laughs to be shared and tears to be shed in this poignant journey, but as readers reach the surprise ending of this tale, they will be glad they paid a visit to the Pepper Isles.

131 pages in length, Empty Complex: A Story of Loneliness, Friendship, and Good Manners 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, Empty Complex meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, Empty Complex 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: 9781432757076

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Sherry Ballou is a newly retired baby boomer who has relocated to Florida. She and her husband of thirty-five years have one daughter, who was recently married on Naples Beach. Sherry has always enjoyed writing and playing with words and, having performed on stage and in television commercials, she has decided now to bring her own characters to life in these pages of Empty Complex.

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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