A Father's Dream Gift Spins Off Into a Nightmare for an Innocent, Inner-City Youth in the New Non-Fiction Book, Theft by Court Announced by Outskirts Press

Carl could scarcely predict the uneventful August evening in Los Angeles would careen out of control. The inner-city youth would learn a harsh lesson about justice in the true tale, Theft by Car.

Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Carl's dad had bestowed on him the dream gift for any inner city youth: a car. But those spinning wheels would lay at the center of an episode that would change the young man's life forever. It's the true story that lies at the heart of author Esther M. Lofton's brand new non-fiction book, Theft by Court, published by Outskirts Press.

Carl's friends in Los Angeles had found work, but he had not. So, the friends, who worked in west LA where transportation was not ideal agreed Carl would pick them up after work for the return trip to the inner city and they would share the cost of gas. The plan worked brilliantly until one August evening when Carl stopped his vehicle at a stop light behind the wrong reckless driver.

What started as a minor summer fender-bender, not uncommon in the city of Los Angeles, soon mushroomed out of control. Officers from two different police departments swarmed the scene, and Carl found himself embroiled in two court cases in two different cities of the County of Los Angeles. Theft by Court is an anecdotal record of how institutions of the people related to this innocent, inner city youth. The book is a short read of 105 pages that chronicles real events and asks the reader to apply careful scrutiny to all documents, records, actions and letters therein.

Theft by Court 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 www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the non-fiction and history categories.

ISBN: 978-0-9884507-0-7 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-9884507-1-4 Format: 6 X 9 casebound (hardback) Retail $29.95
Genre: Non-Fiction/History eBook: $9.95

Learn more about Sell Out at the authors Outskirts Press page, www.OutskirtsPress.com/theftbycourt.

About the Author: Esther M. Lofton is a graduate of Coppin State Teachers College and was wed to the late Leon E. Lofton, Jr., an honorably discharged, disabled American, combat infantry veteran of a foreign war (WWII), and a graduate of West Virginia State College who took graduate studies at Morgan State College, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Lofton has eight children. Esther currently lives in the city of Los Angeles with her eldest son, a 30-year employee of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), now retired minus all retirement benefits. Contact Information: c/o Esther M. Lofton, 1327 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019-4601; phone 323-735-6538; or email ceyseauinc@ceyseauinc.com.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press 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 www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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