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Outskirts Press Announces Hero or Villain, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction Book from Houston, TX Author Jim Williams

Houston, TX, August 08, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Hero or Villain: A paranormal psychological thriller! by Jim Williams, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $11.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Hero Or Villain - inspired by a true story that made history in America. One man proved the proverb that ‘man is evil’ when he unleashed his madness in a McDonald's restaurant. The author embellished when he moved the man and his madness next to the author's alma mata UALR in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The tragedy brought Little Rock to its knees that day.

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

This story begins with an old chest in his parent’s attic, where Julian Barrin discovers a chilling truth, a journal written a century before by Kevin Barrin, containing details of a murder performed by Kevin’s twin, Julian. These are Julian’s ancient cousins. And Julian figures he may be genetically programmed to become another Ted Bundy. And hearing faint ghostly voices convinces him even more.

Too many coincidences. Man is evil. And death doesn’t always kill the evil in man.

Deceiving twists that finally reveal the truth in the morgue. Ghosts in the attic and in the morgue...but talking only to Julian Barrin...until Barbara shows up. Why are these ghosts hanging around? Are they messengers? Are they real? Or a figment of Julian’s warped imagination? “I’m either a medium or a madman!”

They’re a century apart. But if the ghosts are real and the identical twins with identical names are a clue, Julian assumes he is destined to go mad.

Julian becomes obsessed with the human psyche. He figures his only hope is Doctor Dawson, a professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas. Dawson has knowledge that surprises everyone. He’s more involved in Julian’s nightmare than anyone could imagine, and Julian is abruptly confronted by his past in a moment of violence he never imagined possible. And the final truth is more shocking than the violence!.

Behind cold steel doors in the coroner’s laboratory, Julian hears a voice on its final cold journey into oblivion.

“I’m not gone yet. As you know, we ghosts have a long memory!”


“A great narrative! You hooked me right from the Introduction!” Glenna G. – Outskirts Press

“It reads like a movie!” Deming M. – Houston, Texas

“It’s a quick read.” Jerri H. – Houston, Texas

“Awesome, a great storyline.” Lori O. – Houston, Texas

Deftly constructed at 104 pages, Hero or Villain: A paranormal psychological thriller! is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Hero or Villain meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, Hero or Villain 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

ISBN: 9781432726027
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
SRP: $11.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Jim Williams was born in Arkansas. He was educated at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with an engineering degree. His short stories of fiction include Photo Finish, UFOs the Truth, Serpent of Death, The Green Door, and of non fiction include Fiddle Foot and Love with an Improper Stranger. He lives a healthy lifestyle with daily workouts including the gym, yoga, and martial arts, and consumes healthy food and beverages. He has a love for the arts, and enjoys creating charcoal drawings.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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