Baltic Sea Cruise, Characters: Tales from the Sea Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated action and adventure fiction from Staten Island, NY, author Alexander Flint.

Staten Island, NY, March 20, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Tales From the Sea: Secrets From a Cruise Ship by Alexander Flint. The author's most recent book to date is a 5 x 8 paperback in the action and adventure fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

In 2000, Alexander Flint sailed on the Millennium World Cruise and left New York City aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. After circumnavigating the globe, the ship returned to New York Harbor amidst rumors that twelve bodies were in the freezer awaiting pickup by various funeral directors. Although the details of the deaths were vague, it was said they died of natural causes. Gleaning what he could from gossip, rumor, and innuendo, Flint set about writing The Frozen Dozen. It was published in 2002 and four of the stories were produced on stage in several off-Broadway productions.

Flint also spent two weeks aboard the Queen Elizabeth, a newer, more modern version of cruise ships, departing from Southampton, England, for a cruise of the Baltic Sea. He was inspired by the enchanting beauty of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Tallinn, Kiel, and St. Petersburg -- and also by the wide array of characters he encountered. The stories born from these experiences are witty, entertaining, and infused with rich character, proving that Alexander Flint is indeed a master of the short story genre.

159 pages in length, Tales From the Sea: Secrets From a Cruise Ship is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the action and adventure fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Tales From the Sea meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $10.95.

Additionally, Tales From the Sea 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: 9781478712763

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream

SRP: $10.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Alexander Flint, an award winning author, is a native New Yorker and a retired New York City high school teacher. He is also a retired military officer, having served in the United Stated Marines Corps during the Vietnam War. He also served in Europe during the Balkan War in the 1990s. Flint is the author of two previous books, The Frozen Dozen (Rutledge Books 2002) and Stress Survival (Xlibris, 2006) and he edited his father’s memoir, The Way It Was: From Second Avenue to Staten Island (Xlibris, 2005). The father of five children and six grandchildren, Flint lives on Staten Island, New York, and Hollywood Beach, Florida.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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