Introducing Jake Pixley, author of The Testimony of a Dead Man

“This experience of publishing with Outskirts Press has been above what I expected. I really was in control of my book! Furthermore, what I appreciated most was that there were no gimmicks to deal with. Everything was straight forward. I will be using Outskirts Press again for other books I am currently working on.”

As a young boy, Jake Pixley lived on a small farm and worked like a grown man. To get out of work on Sundays, I would ride my bike two miles to church, and the two miles back home. Spiritually it was the best thing to happen to me. I have never been without a connection to the Father. I have grown to be more spiritual than religious, but I still like to go sit in the church where it all started.

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Sometimes a soul must enter into the deepest darkness to find its own light. MICHAEL makes a mistake that is taking a lifetime to find redemption. Along his journey, Michael is being called to battle against great evil and dark spirits. At one time in his life, Michael had sit at the table beside the lake of fire and was rescued. Now the darkness wants him back. Michael must follow the commandments given to him if he is to complete God’s mission for him on earth and in Hell.

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Introducing Mahamad Ali Elfakir, author of The Ancient Secret of the Leprechauns

“Jennifer is the BEST Author Rep!”

Mahamad Ali Elfakir was born in Detroit, Michigan, in January of 1975. He is an entrepreneur who is blessed with a wonderful wife and amazing children. Mahamad’s books include Blueberry Bubble Gum and Stinky Fumes. The Ancient Secret of the Leprechauns has been a childhood vision that’s finally coming to life.

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Long ago, during the time of the dinosaurs, three leprechauns—D’Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully—built a hidden home on the top of a mountain inside of a gigantic boulder. For millions of years, the three friends have risen each day to greet the sun and set sail to their secret island at the end of the rainbow, where they play all day in a sparkling pool of gold. But when the leprechauns forget to secure their island before leaving one evening, they are in for a terrible surprise the next day—the gold is gone! D’Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully will have to face rough seas, sharks, a gigantic sea monster, a massive octopus, and the dreaded Captain Sea Gore and his pirate crew in their quest to recover the treasure. It’s up to Squawky the rainbow bird to teach the friends how to work together—and that through teamwork and perseverance, they can overcome any obstacles that come their way.

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Introducing Demetrius Zeigler, author of Fatherless Sons

“I was afraid coming into the publishing process due to the fact that I didn’t know what exactly to expect. I researched for weeks looking for a self-publishing process that would meet my expectations of what I wanted. Once I clicked on Outskirts Press link, I was sold! Everyone that was assigned to my team was absolutely outstanding. I love Outskirts Press because they made my publishing process fun, most importantly that made my dream come true!”

Demetrius Zeigler, the composer of this book, is a fatherless son himself. Through his desire to bring his story to others in the same situation, he has found a way to forgive his own father for not being there in his life, and he has realized that the people who remained there for him are truly the people who are worth his love and gratitude-for they made his fatherless life complete!

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Fatherless Sons is a poignant collection of stories told by a group of men who grew up without fathers in their lives. They all have a different story, but the theme is the same-a boy without a father. You will learn how each of these men, who were hurt badly by the absence of fathers in their lives, learned to grow into the men they are today. As their stories are all different, so are the outcomes. Some of them were successful and some were not. The moral of this story is that no child should ever be deprived of having both parents in his/her life. But both parents have to be the best parent they can be to their children. Every child deserves the best.

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Introducing James A. Solomon, author of The Living Water

“The team at Outskirts Press demonstrated both competence and character in how they handled my book from soup to nuts! I would definitely recommend them to other prospective authors.”

A highly respected Life-Coach, Counselor, and Pastor, Rev. Jim Solomon began his career as a businessman, having studied Accounting and Business Administration in undergraduate school, several years before his seminary days. He worked in the realms of Accounting, Finance, Public Relations, Quality Assurance and Corporate Training, before he began his pastoral training in seminary. He enjoys helping people find their place in this world when it comes to their unique set of gifts, abilities, education, and experiences. Jim is active in the community not only leading New Hope Community Church of Newtown, but also serving as a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit and educational organizations. Jim also serves as chaplain of the Newtown Police department as well as the Civil Air Patrol. Jim has been sought after as a Guest Speaker and Retreat Leader on both coasts in the realms of men’s matters, marriage and family issues, and spiritual formation, with an emphasis on small groups as a tool through which community is built and sustained. With plans to begin his Doctoral studies, Jim holds a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He and his wife had worked for Fortune 500 corporations for several years in Boston prior to 1995 when they transitioned to vocational ministry. Jim and Anne have two daughters and reside in Newtown, Connecticut. As for hobbies, Jim loves reading, writing, running, hiking, horse-back riding, playing musical instruments, traveling, and most of all, spending time with his family.

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Even in the midst of doing things for God, we often lose sight of Him in the process. We need the refreshment of not only His grace but also His truth to get back on track. Otherwise, whether we realize it or not, we are blind-sighted, wandering aimlessly, lost in the wilderness of this world and the lost-ness of our lives, yearning for but never finding that water that can quench our thirst forever. It is my prayer and hope that the Lord will use the pages of this book to quench your soul’s thirst for Him. In a dry and weary land, may the pages of this book give to you the rich and wonderful hope that is ours as we draw closer to the One whose well never runs dry.

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Introducing Artis Tolbert, author of Death Before Dawn

“It was an overwhelming experience for me and this team of a staff pulled me through every obstacle that seemed to hinder me at the time. Thanks be to God for you all!”

About Artis Tolbert: I was raised as a country girl, therefore I loved the outdoors; the feel of the sun beaming against my body and the breeze of a cool wind blowing my spirit across the fields. I consider myself a gracious lady, being thankful for the ability to encourage, inspire and motivate others to believe in how precious life really is. In 1973 I married a wonderful man just home from the U S army. We have two lovely children together with three grandchildren, four godchildren and a niece who preceded my husband in death whom we loved dearly. I spend most of my time now getting to know who God really is, where he is in my life and what he is to me.

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This book was written to inspire anyone who may have lost the person who was once the one you felt was your soul mate. The one that you thought you would grow old together with. You may be wondering is there really life after the death of the one you truly have loved? The one you seemed to be with longer than life itself? Then death comes along and takes that person away from you. The experience in itself is so unbearable until it seems as though you have died too. You will read in this novel how traumatic and overwhelming the experience is when the one whom you loved so dearly has left you behind. The sadness alone can take you places you were just not prepared to go. You will walk along with me to see how long the journey really can be. But through all my sorrow, my weeping, the heartache and the pain, I never gave up on hope. That night this man died in my arms was the darkest hour just before dawn.

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Introducing Alva D. Henehan, Jr., author of And Not A Man Flinched

“Throughout the process, from the very beginning to the actual publishing of the book, I received outstanding support from all of the teams assigned to me. My representatives, Tanya and Lisa, often made me go to work, but I greatly appreciated that. I hope to have the same team leaders assigned to me on my next project. Thank you all.”

Alva D Henehan, Jr. is a retired librarian currently living in Peru with his wife, Carmen. And Not a Man Flinched is his first book.

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During the spring of 1882, Ottoman Egypt’s legitimate ruler, Khedive Tewfiq, was pushed aside by a nationalist army colonel, Ahmed Urabi Pasha. By that summer, Urabi’s defiant opposition to Anglo-French control over Egypt’s finances had transformed into a national movement openly hostile toward all things foreign and Christian. Concern over Egypt’s apparent slide into political instability and the security of European financial investments caused alarm throughout Western Europe. The violence of the June riots and the 11 July bombardment of Alexandria compelled the British government to intervene. Within days of the bombardment, the British military machine was in motion, and troops began to steam their way to the city. What followed was a well-planned and executed campaign, led by Lieutenant General Sir Garnet Wolseley, lasting less than two months. This is the story of that campaign and the men who fought it. And Not a Man Flinched, originally intended as a research project about the Victorian-era British army regiments, contains over 600 pages of facts, dates, and eyewitness accounts—plus photos and historically accurate illustrations—to form a vivid, three-dimensional picture of this short period in history. It’s a fascinating sociopolitical and military history of Britain’s involvement with Egypt in the 1880s.

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Introducing Gary Winterburn, author of Mythbuster!

“Dana was extremely helpful. Especially helping me through the copy editing stage. She is a big reason that I will choose to publish my next book with Outskirts. Thank you Dana. Cheers, Gary”

Gary Winterburn is an author who has chosen to write about what he knows and for what he has a passion. Gary has lived his life as a hardworking sales professional, sales manager, and business owner who has been recognized for outstanding achievement in all areas of his career. He has sold cars, homes, insurance, mobile homes, land, and even Christmas trees in his career. He has knowledge that will help every salesperson regardless of what you sell or your experience level. What’s more is his honesty that every professional in the field of sales will experience setbacks, slumps and even failures. He knows because he has lived the life, and wants to share the truth about working through these obstacles and attaining the level of Sales Professional. He has a passion for the truth about what it takes to learn your craft and to bust through the myths of sales. Gary lives in South Carolina where he is an avid outdoorsman, a father, and still applies his craft as a sales professional. He continues to be inspired by hardworking sales pros.

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Learn from the words of a guy who has worked on the firing line of sales and sales management his whole adult life. This book cuts to the real world answers and techniques of selling for the new or experienced salesperson. Or if you are aspiring to land your first sales position…read this book, it will ground you in the knowledge of interviewing, learning your craft and making sales. The sales professional who is feeling just a little rusty can refocus him or herself with the fundamentals and techniques that got you there. There are no buzzwords, “magic beans”, or B.S. between these covers that you hear from trainers who are the popular flavor of the day. If you want to learn things that work as well as develop your own style and thought processes while embracing fundamental sales truths…this book is for you. At times it is humorous, even irreverent, but always passionate about helping hardworking salespeople become true Sales Pros. You do work that most people can’t or won’t do…that makes you special! Don’t settle for being average, start today by learning how to give just a little more effort, not through longer gruelling hours, but by being great at what you do. Be bold, be different, and be yourself. Stay grounded in the fundamentals and together we will bust the myths that are perpetuated in the sales world.

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