Building One’s Own “Empire” of Freedom: Apache Rain Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated western fiction from Menard, TX, author James T. Graham.

Menard, TX, March 19, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Apache Rain by James T. Graham. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the western fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Apache Rain is also available in a 6 x 9 hardback edition with jacket. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

This is the epic tale of the lives of a man and a woman woven together by happenstance and by historical movements that continue to shape the great southwest today. From the settlement of Texas by folks like Sam Houston to the battlegrounds of the Mexican-American War, readers will feel the bonds that hold Texans to their roots.

Based on an historical setting that brings vividness to the old “Manifest Destiny” doctrine, Mr. Graham has borrowed from his own family history to weave a tale that will tug at the heartstrings and swell the pride of every American who still believes in the power of the individual. The story of Jim Callan and Rain – “against all odds” – is the story of every Texan, every American who aspires to build a personal “empire” of freedom and personal direction founded on principles of sacrifice, virtue, hard work and risk.

523 pages in length, Apache Rain is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the western fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Apache Rain meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $18.95 and $27.95 for the paperback and hardback editions, respectively.

Additionally, Apache Rain 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: 9781478711469

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $18.95

ISBN: 9781478711476

Format: 6 x 9 hardback w/ jacket

SRP: $27.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

James Graham lives in Kimble County, Texas, in a secluded cabin not far from Fort McKavett where the historical J.J. Callan (his great grandfather and protagonist of the novel) served as a scout for the Buffalo Soldiers in the rugged Texas Hill Country. James is a career, fourth generation law enforcement and criminal justice professional having retired from twenty-eight years in the field which began as a police officer in Austin, Texas. Having earned a BBA from Texas State University and an MA in theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Graham is a Catholic Deacon of twenty-five years. He now leads rural parishes in Junction and Menard, Texas, and is an administrator for the Diocese of San Angelo. An avid collector and shooter of old west style firearms, he is a Life member of the Single Action Shooting Society.™

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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Kelly Schuknecht