Introducing Jason Akley, author of Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee

“I’m very pleased with how Outskirts Press handled the publication of my books. As a writer it can be frustrating when you hit that wall of ‘salability’ most traditional publishers adhere to. It’s good to be out of the slush pile. I’ve received e-mails every week from Outskirts, guiding me through the process as my books have gone into production and then into print. I had my first children’s story in my hands in about ten weeks! I’m very happy with the professionalism and quality of service. I recommend Outskirts to any writer who wants to see their work in print.”

Jason Akley resides in New Athens, Illinois, and is the author of four books. Akley has a BS degree from Tulane University in physics and mathematical economics. The writing of Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee was inspired by Akley’s newborn daughter.

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In a beautiful garden, Sweet Pea has just been born. As she awakens, she is filled with a sense of wonder and so very many questions…At first all she noticed was the light. She wanted to weep it was so bright. Then she noticed the light was warm. Before she knew it her petals had formed. But what was this light that she could feel? And who was she really? What was the deal? But even if she wanted to she couldn’t answer such questions. For Sweet Pea didn’t know she was Sweet Pea. She was still open to suggestions. As a parent or teacher, how do you discuss the meaning of life and nature of being with a child? In this book, author Jason Akley uses rhyming verse to explore life’s intriguing philosophical concepts, as the wise bumblebee guides Sweet Pea in her quest to discover her purpose in life.

Introducing Sara Jo Bowling, author of Feel The Mind, Touch The Heart

“I had the help of Kirsten and Deni and they were with me through thick and thin. They were timely with email and phone responses. They told me what to expect…and that’s what I received. I’m very pleased. I’m not really a computer person. Deni gave good instruction on how to use the proofing technique. When I received the first box of books, I was so excited. The cover and print far exceeded my hopes. Thank you Outskirts Press for making it possible to share my story.”

Sara Jo Bowling is a native of Beaumont, Texas. She currently lives in Salem, Arkansas. Sara attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville her freshman year of college. In 1986 she graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont with a B.S. in Physical Education and Health Education. She has worked as a recreation trainer at a state school, a lab technician for the USDA and held various jobs at an advertising paper. During her life, Sara has volunteered work for social agencies and settings.

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Survival – the ability to outwit your emotions. Do you ever feel like you’re losing your mind? Have you been so sad you couldn’t cry? Did you have great parents and a stable upbringing? Are you unable to finish what you start? Do you have trustworthy friends? Can you laugh at yourself with ease? Do you ever doubt your belief system? Can you feel love? Are you OK with being alone? Has shame lingered around your conscience? Do you want to scream profanities at the top of your lungs? Have you ever been scared to the point that you lost consciousness? Do you experience spiritual insights with occasional rejoicing? Do you talk to the God of your understanding? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction and warmth that “you broke the mold”?! If any of these questions pique your interest, take a look inside!

Introducing Lamin Tombekai Kamara, author of New Business Beginners’ Guide

“Outskirts Press made me more enthusiastic in the writing process. Now I am also engaged in writing two other books. This is all because of the encouragement I received from Outskirts Press! I don’t, for any reason, feel despair any longer. I am now a true writer through the help of Outskirts Press. Outskirts Press, I must commend you greatly for the role you played in my life. Publishing with Outskirts is like being in the classroom with an instructor who wishes you all the best in your endeavor to learn.”

Lamin Tombekai Kamara is a student of the human condition with a MBA in Business Administration, 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. New Business Beginners’ Guide is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up.

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Top Secrets of Business Tips Unveiled Within! The tactful structure of this first edition is making Small Business owners to achieve their goals in managing their minuscule businesses. Also, special attention is in support of office management, employee services and public relations techniques. The second edition of this book will explore managerial ethics and services in pursuing a better business structure for the good of entrepreneurship in relative managerial structures.

Introducing Janice Johnson, author of Deception: Lies and Secrets

“Dana was an exceptional Author Rep. I don’t know when she sleeps! I would often send inquiries late at night when I was working or getting frustrated with a particular process, and I would hear from her immediately. She is very knowledgeable, tolerant, and was very helpful in assisting me with my book. I could not have asked for a better individual to work with. She is absolutely very professional as well as very knowledgeable. She is a definite asset to Outskirts Press Publishing.”

Author Janice Johnson is a rehabilitation therapist with over 27 years of medical experience. She has worked with trauma patients, traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, and soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She worked with The Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Hood, Texas as a contract therapist. She has extensive knowledge of working with patients that have psychological and behavioral issues. Her real-world experiences lend credence to the factual details and anticipation of the story line for her novel. She is also a military veteran and, has a master of arts in human services degree. She lives near Austin, Texas.

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What happens when two women who are first cousins, the off springs of two sets of identical twins (quaternary unions, and share the same DNA), plot to deceive a man when one of the women impersonate the other? They are so similar in appearance that they could, and have, passed for twins when they were younger. What develops when one of them, Camilla (the therapist), pretends to be Karmen to help her cousin out of a sticky situation? Although they look alike, their personalities are quite different. Karmen is self-absorbed and selfish, and Camilla is caring and considerate. Karmen has two rich men on the hook and is not willing to give up either. She convinces Camilla to take her place and meet up with Josh, a cardiac surgeon with a past he’s hidden, while she takes off to Paris to enjoy the other man. Karmen and Josh agree to meet at his lodge in the remote Texas Hill Country. Josh, is unaware that a psychotic hillbilly has been tracking him for years, determined to exact revenge for what he believes Josh’s surgery did to his wife. Their weekend is interrupted by this psychopath and his emotionally unstable son. Will they survive a violent, long harrowing night where lies, secrets and deceptions are revealed? The truth that is finally exposed is totally unexpected, and changes the lives of all involved.

Introducing Norm Zeigler, author of Famous Fly Fishers: Profiles of Eminent and Accomplished People Who Love the Quiet Sport

“Outskirts Press was very friendly and professional.”

Norm Zeigler is an internationally known author and journalist. For fifteen years he worked for European Stars and Stripes — the newspaper for Americans in Europe – first as a copy editor on the news desk and later as travel/outdoor writer. His previous books — Rivers of Shadow, Rivers of Sun: A Fly Fisher’s European Journal and Snook on a Fly — remain popular. Other publications in which Norm’s work has appeared include The New York Times, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, Northwest Fly Fishing, Art of Angling Journal, Sporting Tales Journal, Der Fliegenfischer and Florida Sportsman. Norm grew up amid the scrub pine woods, marshes, beaches, estuaries, and kettlehole ponds of Cape Cod. He received an AB in English, with a minor in biology, from Clark University. He speaks and writes German and has a private pilot’s license. Norm and his family divide their time between Sanibel Island, Florida, and Dillon, Montana.

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Advance Praise for Famous Fly Fishers. To some, fly fishing is a way of life defined by a job in the fly-fishing industry, or by a vocation allowing for maximum fishing time. But for others, fly-fishing is a way in life to escape an otherwise demanding career. In Famous Fly Fishers, author, fly shop owner, and avid fly angler Norm Zeigler interviews twenty-one professionals, iconic in their fields, seeking to answer the questions of how and why the sport plays such an important role in their lives. – Jerry Kustich, author of A Wisp in the Wind. Norm Zeigler has done it again. He has captured the essence of fly fishing by providing a pithy and compelling look at the sport through the eyes of some of this country’s most interesting people. This book works and reads well not because the anglers he has chosen to highlight are iconic, but rather because he brings them down to the everyday perspective we all see on the water. – Fly fishing outfitter and Longtime Trout Unlimited TV host. Norm Zeigler’s Famous Fly Fishers is much more than a book about who. It is a book about why — why take on the challenge of fly fishing. Zeigler explores the quandary with 21 men and women unsurpassed in life achievements. From walking on the moon, to running roughshod over NFL defenses, to playing key roles in running the United States, these overachievers have turned to the way of the fly for its never ending challenge and — all admit — its healthy doses of humility. In his chapter on Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson, Zeigler notes there is no such thing as a stretch too large from profession to fly fishing. Indeed, as fly fishers know and readers will find, it’s all about the stretch. — Byron Stout, outdoors columnist, Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press

Introducing Yvonne Pastolove, author of Wheel of Fate Book 1

“Dana had the patience of a saint with this electronically-challenged writer. I hope to be working with her again in the future!”

I grew up in Zurich, Switzerland, speaking French at home but had to learn German in a hurry when I entered school. Many years later I met my husband-to-be while an exchange student in Boston and eventually moved to the US. Twenty years later I felt comfortable enough with the English language and wrote stories for children. Now that my time is my own, I enjoy the research and love writing novels set in the 19th century.

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Twins Nicolas and Madeleine, born 1836 in Paris, France, are separated at birth and grow up in wildly different surroundings: Nicolas with a poor but amazing wet nurse, Madeleine in the loving comfort of an upper-class family in the city of Rennes. What brings them together is, of all things, the Crimean War (1854/55). If you want to know how this happens and to what it leads – read the book!

Introducing Gene Olson, author of Bipolar Boy From Bothell

“I must admit this is my sixth book with Dana and what a pleasure it has been!”

Gene Olson lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He has traveled extensively in Eastern Europe. He currently resides in Vancouver, Washington with a beautiful Polish girl a Dr. of Internal Medicine. And two adult sons out of the nest.

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It has been written you should not write memoirs unless you are famous, an actor or have unusual experiences. The author is not famous. He is not an actor. But his life has been filled with many unusual experiences. After dropping out of college in 1965, the escalation of Vietnam caught the author. Army released him to the Navy. Amphibious Force, Saigon River and Mekong Delta, a lot different from the Pacific Northwest. Then Okinawa would be the place of an investigation with ONI, The Office of Naval Intelligence. How or when bipolar seeds start sprouting is still a mystery. Walk with the author in his first psychiatric hospital, then years in and out on the Seattle VA Hospital Psych Ward. Finally during the summer of Bicentennial of ’76 at American Lake VA Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, after 5 months God healed his mind with lithium. “The Bipolar Boy From Bothell” is the author’s fight for sanity. And how God never left his side.