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Exciting New Memoir God Never Came to California: He Stayed in El Paso Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated autobiography and personal memoir from author Tom Parker with Ed Brown.

Denver, CO - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published God Never Came to California: He Stayed in El Paso by Tom Parker with Ed Brown.  The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the autobiography and personal memoirs category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  God Never Came to California is also available in a 6 x 9 white matte casebound edition.  The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

1922;, El Paso, Texas: A boy was born.  They called him Al and sometimes Alton.  He played on his trusted stick horse chasing bad guys and imaginary cattle, a Texas cowboy.  Twenty years later an Army PFC at the induction desk, commanded: “First name, middle initial and last name, in that order!”  Thus Al officially became Thomas A. Parker or Tom to his new friends.

From his occasional Sunday school as a youngster, he developed a deep belief in God.  He talked to God.  They became good friends.  His wispy image of God had long gray hair, a thick grey beard and wore a fedora.  Al and God kept their friendship private.  In 1929, the family moved to East Los Angeles.  But God didn’t follow.  He stayed in El Paso.

1929’s East L.A. was a cauldron of Mexican, Swedish, Russian, Italian, Armenian, and Jewish immigrants and their American-born offspring plus Mid-West migrants.  Alton was forged on the anvil of that environment and tempered by the Great Depression.  His UCLA ROTC class was inducted in early ’43, eighteen months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.  Tom was sent to Ft. Benning Infantry School in Georgia.  On the day the atomic bomb was dropped, he sailed by troopship to the Philippines.  Peace was declared during the trip.

In the Philippines he married his Colonel’s daughter, Mary Jean.  She gave them a daughter.  After five years overseas they returned to California and added three boys. Mary Jean taught school in Pasadena and Tom worked in the import business and later as a building designer.  As this is written, Tom is watching the Second Great Depression of his ninety-two years.

315 pages in length, God Never Came to California: He Stayed in El Paso is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography and personal memoirs category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, God Never Came to California meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95 and $24.95 for the paperback and white matte casebound editions, respectively.

Additionally, God Never Came to California 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: 9781478706397

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $16.95

ISBN: 9781478745617

Format: 6 x 9 casebound white matte

SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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

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