Outskirts Press Announces The Altar Boy, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Poetry/ Anthologies Book from Camp Hill, Pa Author Horace R. Busch, Jr.

Philadelphia, PA, December 25, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Altar Boy: An Anthology of poetry and writings by a Catholic and former altar boy by Horace R. Busch, Jr., which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Poetry/ Anthologies category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $7.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/horacebusch was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

A serious, sometimes humorous, selection of poetry and writings by a prolific, 60 year old, yet novice author.

Deftly constructed at 80 pages, The Altar Boy: An Anthology of poetry and writings by a Catholic and former altar boy is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Poetry/ Anthologies category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Altar Boy meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $7.95.

Additionally, The Altar Boy 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.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432717889 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $7.95

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

About the Author

Horace Busch is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. The Altar Boy is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up.

The author, eldest of six and only boy, was born of meager means in St. Louis, Mo. Unknown to him at the time, his parents struggled, putting him and his five younger sisters through Catholic schools. After graduation from a Catholic High School, in Chesterfield, Mo., Maryknoll Jr. Seminary, he joined the U.S. Air Force. His tours in the Air Force took him to places like San Antonio, TX.; K.I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette, MI.; Tachikawa AFB, Tachikawa, Japan; and Suwon AFB, Suwon, Korea. After four years and an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he attended the Kansas City Art Institue, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor's Degree in fine art (BFA). After struggling as a "starving artist" for a little more than a year, in 1974 he decided to enlist into the U.S. Navy with the hopes of using his degree to get him into Officer Candidate School (OCS). Being a starving artist did not work out so well and was not his idea of a successful lively hood. He enjoyed seven months as an enlisted Navy Sea Bee Engineering aid stationed at the Naval Station in Mayport, FL. While there, he applied for and was accepted for OCS. He attended OCS, in Newport, R.I. at the time, graduating as an Ensign in the U.S. Na;vy. While in the Navy, he served aboard the USS John Barry (DD933) and went on cruises to the North Atlantic, Carribean, Baltic Sea, and the Meditteranean. After eight very adventurous years in the Navy, he decided that he'd had enough of the military and resigned his commission. In 1984, he was hired into the civil service at the Navy Ships Part Control Center (later to become the Navy Inventory Control Point--NAVICP--Mechanicsburg, PA.). After a combined total of 35 years of military and civil service he retired from NAVICP in the fall of 2007. He and his wife of 21 years divorced in 2006. They have two children, Horace III, and Christina Marie. He now resides, happily retired in Camp Hill, Pa.

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