Afghan Family’s Destinies: The Sleeping President, Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated historical fiction and fantasy book from DeLeon Springs, FL author Peter L. Harding.

DeLeon Springs, FL, September 09, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Sleeping President by Peter L. Harding. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the historical fiction and fantasy 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.

Threats of a Russian invasion of Afghanistan shattered the idyllic wedding and future dreams of a young Mustafa Rahman and Shereen Taraki. Accepting offered help to escape, their terrifying “flight to freedom” over the infamous Khyber Pass into Pakistan quickly follows. Securing American refugee status in Karachi, the frightened, penniless immigrants are befriended and well mentored by New York based Afghans where, over the ensuing years, they will amass a personal wealth and affluence, unimagined.

Combining radio and television, first born Shawn achieves enviable popularity as a respected political broadcaster. His media network notoriety will serve him well when graduating to election for public office and the ultimate pinnacle of political success.

His younger twin brother George enlists in the U.S. military to help fight the new war on terror. Ironically, he is sent to Afghanistan. Sister Kristen, skilled in languages, chooses a government career in Washington, DC.

Against Shereen’s wishes and her children’s advice, Mustafa, with idle time and the advantage of money and connections, decides to honor a youthful, lifelong, family promise. Unwittingly, this time the help sought and given guarantees a “Mission Accomplished” to a once meticulously planned, sinister and evil plot.

Spanning almost one hundred years, this epic fictional story, with factual historical events and people woven through the headlines of the day, is as much about love and survival, business and high-stakes politics as it is about patience and intrepid, masterful forethought. It culminates, when the ultimate price of freedom, as originally expected, is finally and shockingly claimed.

481 pages in length, The Sleeping President is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the historical fiction and fantasy category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Sleeping President meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $21.95.

Additionally, The Sleeping President 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 Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432779344

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $21.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

An experienced worldwide traveler, Peter L. Harding has lived and worked in five countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain (London) and the USA. Raised in a home for unwanted children, at sixteen he was sent alone into an unknown world that quickly became his life’s educational workplace and ultimate playground. Today, Florida is his home, and the world is still his fascination.

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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