Outskirts Press Announces Flight of the Piasa, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction/ Historical Book from Montgomery City, MO Author Raymond Scott Edge

St. Louis, MO, August 01, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Flight of the Piasa by Raymond Scott Edge, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Fiction/ Historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $14.95. Flight of the Piasa is also available in its 5.5 x 8.5 Hardback w/ Jacket edition for $20.95. The webpage at www.www.outskirtspress.com/FLIGHTOFTHEPIASA was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Daniel looked up at the wall clock. "Well that brings us to the end of our time, but I should tell you that the last sighting of the Piasa Bird was April 1948. Guy named Coleman, while riding on horseback about four miles from Alton, claimed to have sighted a bird "bigger than an airplane." The students were now standing, packing their bags, adjusting their coats, readying themselves to leave."Oh, by the way, be careful out there," Daniel laughed. "And remember to look up now and then, you never know. When Daniel French, a graduate student of archaeology, sets out for a romantic picnic under a mysterious local cliff painting known as the Piasa Bird, he unwittingly finds himself involved in an ancient tale filled with passion, sacrifice, love, and loss. The Piasa is a famous petroglyph overlooking the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois. First described by French explorers Marquette and Joliet in 1673 and later called "America's most fascinating free roadside attraction," the origin of the Piasa is shrouded in legend and obscured by time, with no known date of creation, name of creator, or purpose. As Daniel French seeks to unravel the mystery surrounding the ancient work of art, he learns that there is more to the Piasa than meets the eye

Deftly constructed at 280 pages, Flight of the Piasa is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction/ Historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Flight of the Piasa meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $20.95, respectively.

Additionally, Flight of the Piasa 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.www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9780979473708 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $14.95
ISBN: 9780979473715 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Hardback w/ Jacket SRP: $20.95

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

About the Author

Dr. Raymond Scott Edge was first inspired to become a teacher during a high school history class five decades ago. This decision shaped his career, leading him through a variety of universities and academic positions. He is the author of several textbooks involving health care law and ethics. Since his retirement, he returned to the high school history classroom to once again teach. Edge currently resides with his wife, Marilyn, family, llamas and other gentle creatures in Montgomery City, Missouri.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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