Genuine Torment or a Demented Mind? Parkway South Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated suspense fiction from Galloway, NJ, author Robert O. Smith.

Galloway, NJ, March 19, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Parkway South by Robert O. Smith. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the suspense 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.

Renowned for his language arts teaching expertise, Del Crandall’s rapport with his students and their parents was exemplary. The educator had raised the bar with his innovative writing and speaking techniques, and he was admired by his fellow colleagues for his caring persona and dedicated professionalism. With the addition of directing school plays and assisting in other extracurricular activities, he was at the top of his game in his middle school milieu. Having already been honored with Teacher of the Year awards, the future held only additional promise and accolades.

But there were other “players” in his life who would conspire against him and “monkey wrench” his otherwise model of order daily routines. So profound were these nemeses in their destructive machinations that Del Crandall’s personality morphed from excellent educator to twisted teacher. His mind bordered on the absurd, ranging from dedicated professional to cold blooded killer. Preoccupation with confronting his demons would cause him to lose touch with reality. Yet confront them he must, lest he lose all things good that he had accomplished and worked for.

Were these torments genuine, or were their origins the result of the inner workings of the teacher’s vacillating psyche? Would he escape, or endure, a lifetime of sustained dementia?

322 pages in length, Parkway South is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the suspense fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Parkway South meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, Parkway South 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: 9781478712770

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Rob Smith is a retired teacher, having been employed as an educator of language arts, reading and social studies at the middle and high school levels. His creative instructional techniques in writing and public speaking produced students who, after initial bouts of apathy and resistance, expressed their penned and spoken ideas with conviction while raising their self-esteem. Mr. Smith also earned recognition in the extracurricular milieu, directing school theatrical productions and coaching various sports teams. He garnered three “Teacher of the Year” awards during his thirty-six year stint in education. Rob now makes his home in southern New Jersey with his beloved wife Joann and their precious, too pampered bichon Gabby.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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