How the Chase Began: The Legend of Cats and Mice Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated cats and animals juvenile fiction book from Charlottesville, VA, author Rita McIntosh.

Charlottesville, VA, December 26, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Legend of Cats and Mice by Rita McIntosh. The author's most recent book to date is a 7 x 10 paperback in the cats and animals juvenile 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 Legend of Cats and Mice spins a delightful tale of how cats and mice started out as friends, and the humorous event that led to a lifelong chase scene. Maria, the cat, sits on her balcony dressed in an Italian-style gown and asks prospective fiancées to sing for her. By the day’s end, Maria is exhausted and goes for a walk. A small voice sings to her, and she is smitten. Later, Maria and Roberto, a field mouse, are married.

A humorous turn of events begins the practice of cats chasing mice. Readers of all ages will be deeply touched by Rita McIntosh’s inspiring story and Paula Towne’s uniquely powerful illustrations.

59 pages in length, The Legend of Cats and Mice is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the cats and animals juvenile fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Legend of Cats and Mice meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, The Legend of Cats and Mice 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: 9781432783433 Format: 7 x 10 paperback SRP: $11.95

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About the author:

Rita McIntosh is an award-winning photo journalist with more than twelve hundred articles and news stories published worldwide. She has completed fifteen children’s books and has coauthored several travel and poetry books. Ms. McIntosh holds a Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a Master’s Degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism (Strategic Communication), Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated with honors and is a member of the prestigious Kappa Tau Alpha, one of the oldest journalism national honor societies in the world. Currently, Ms. McIntosh works as a public relations professional with the Department of Defense in the Washington, DC, area.

About The illustrator:

Paula Towne is an internationally acclaimed artist known for her excellence in a wide variety of styles. In addition to creating the inspiring illustrations for The Legend of Cats and Mice, she provided invaluable creative assistance in the development of the story. Owner and operator of Trinkets Studio in Gouverneur, New York, Ms. Towne attended the State University of New York at Potsdam, specializing in printmaking, and earned a degree from the Mohawk Valley Community College in Advertising, Design and Production. She serves as a private tutor and a guest speaker and has developed a political cartoon addressing the welfare system.

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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