Introducing Bradford C. Edwards, author of Let’s Talk About Guns

“My Author Representative, Lisa, was great! She not only responded to my many questions, she answered them and explained all the choices offered by Outskirts Press that applied to my book. My artist Richa was so patient and understanding. She brought my written words to life with the greatest, bright, fun, and colorful illustrations I had hoped for. Cheri, my Production Manager, is the best! She pulled it all together, always had the answers and advice that made this project so much fun. She calmed me when I was overwhelmed and she encouraged me when I was right! They are still helping me as my wonderful book is growing in popularity every day! Thanks to all at Outskirts Press!”

About Bradford C. Edwards: I was born on a dairy farm in Cooperstown, New York. Guns were often kept behind the kitchen or closet doors just like a broom or an umbrella. A gun was a tool. Back then, kids knew where the guns were kept. Don’t kid yourself. Today’s kids know were the guns are kept. The question is do they know what to do if a young friend or relative finds and shows them a gun?


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Today, children are growing up in a high-tech, animated world of make believe. This book reminds kids and parents they must learn the difference between real and fake. Teach kids what to do if a young friend or relative finds and shows them a gun. The book reads in a fun flowing and easy to understand way that could truly save a child’s life. My book is not for or against guns. It is a tool to help stimulate the conversation. It may not be your gun; it may not happen in your home. Tragedy is too often the result when a child finds or shows off a gun. Guns are kept as heirlooms, for hunting and for family protection. Studies show that as many as, one in every three homes on your street may have a gun in it. Be sure your kids know what to do! Teach them it’s okay to tell. Read “Let’s Talk About Guns” with the kids you love today!

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Introducing Todd Ivey Senior, author of How To Grow Hard Strong Long Fingernails

“I am very satisfied with Outskirts Press.”

Todd Ivey Sr. was born 1962 in Detroit. He is the author of How To Grow Hard, Strong, Long Fingernails. Todd received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology. He is a sound designer and lives outside of Detroit.


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Todd’s fingernails were in bad shape, breaking, peeling, and splitting, until he discovered the secret to growing long, hard, strong fingernails.

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Introducing Obi Simic, author of Getting Over Yonder

“Laura made a great effort to keep me informed and on schedule. She took great interest in publishing my book and made me feel like I was more than just a queue number. Laura corresponded with me outside of regular office hours. She truly did a great job and I would love to work with her again someday.”

Obi Simic is a creative writer with an honours B.A in Psychology and a minor in English Literature. Rooted in Canadian content, Getting Over Yonder is Obi’s debut novel. This new author is also looking forward to expanding her readership with her upcoming novel, And So I Danced. While she lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal still holds Obi’s heart. Visit her at:  obisimic.com.


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Follow Olivia Ugochinyere on her journey of self-discovery as the young, Black Canadian struggles to find her place in modern society. A knack for investigation, paired with the curse of unfortunate timing, leaves Olivia at the centre of several uncovered secrets. Blatant prejudice and ignorance test her mental health as she fights to hold on to a culture that her family has taught her is unique and important. Starting with bike trails down the roads of her small, Quebec town, to the hilly climb of her ancestors’ paths in Kingston, Jamaica, the reader will be transported into the life of someone who, in spite of herself, has willed to live.

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Introducing George Norton Snider, author of How I Killed JFK

“Thank you so much for being the best publisher I could have chosen to help me on my first manuscript. Everything went smooth and easy. I was assigned the best publishing agent, Dana, and the people who work with her on my book. I am near completion of my second manuscript to summit for printing. Thank you so much for the professional attention you gave me and my book, “How I killed JFK.”

About George Norton Snider: Retired…World Wide Detective At the ripe old age of 67, now turned writer, author, poet, play write, time traveler, living to write, enjoying the quite time behind the key board reminiscing old friends and fun times, finding words to connect them all together, watching the sun rise and set, praying for another day to write and say, my next books are: “The Most Haunted Place In The World,” “The Time Warp Road,” “Who Murdered Miss Lee,” “Missing In Aruba,” “The Time Travelers,” “My Collection of Short Stories,” and “A Walk in the Wind Prose and Poetry.”


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The Truth, The Lies, The Cover-Up. This is where we sort them all out. How the real untold story could have happened. Read as the plot unwinds and the characters come to life through the eyes and mind of a retired worldwide detective. Understand my knowledge and experience. I make Sherlock Holmes look like Nancy Drew.

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Introducing Art Stanton, author of Searching for the Church

“If all Author Representatives are as efficient as Lisa, Outskirts Press has no equal in the industry.”

Art Stanton spent his formative years as a member of a family of diverse religious denominations. Consequently, he was exposed to mudslinging and grudge grinding among the holiest people in his world, his family members. After years of subjection to various inflexible opinions, it came as a jolt; all of these dissenting opinions were based on one source document, the Bible. This revelation was more than strange. Where intellects were above average, it seemed that religion stymied reasoning capacity so that otherwise cordial family members bordered on hostilities, at least on subject matters that dredged up religious faith. At length, the slogan,” the devil made them do it”, did not seem so farfetched. This text is the result of seeking for resolutions to family disagreements on biblical beliefs in the hope that zealotry may no longer leave the room when reason arrives at the family reunion.


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This book extends a reason for the denominational structure of the international Christian Empire, from a biblical perspective. The report also suggests some clarity for the persistent defiance of one lord, one faith, one baptism instruction. These apologetics duplicate the urgency driving the rapture phenomenon, hoping that the reader will delve deeper into the wisdom of our traditional faith teacher (The Bible). If not emerging with synonymous acceptance of its teaching, at the very least with a plausible explanation for persisting disagreement. I, too, see the need for a “more perfect” expounding of the way of God. In a community beset by the trend of increasingly merging different faiths within a single nation, does anyone genuinely feel that the Church concept can survive persisting internal strife? I am alarmed with the proposition that the Spirit of Grace, the word of life, fails in his ability to communicate when he clarifies the word of God to Church leaders. A private interpretation of scripture does not rise to the level of divine inspiration! Finally, uniformity in thought, as assessed by the Creator himself, should encourage our efforts to try again to find the uniformity that once existed among children of God: “And the Lord said behold the people is one, and they have all one language…now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (Genesis 11: 6, KJV) Thus saith the Lord.

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Introducing Dick Nelson, author of The Prince and the Scorpion

“The custom cover specialists did a fabulous job on my cover. One of the two choices offered was exactly what I wanted in terms of color and graphics.”

Dick Nelson is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former Navy fighter pilot. During the Vietnam War, Nelson flew the supersonic F-8E Crusader and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 13 Air Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with star, and other decorations. After the Navy, Nelson flew with Continental Airlines as a commercial airline pilot, and then attended the UCLA School of Law. He moved to Florida in 2005, where he worked as an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security and the FDIC. Now retired, Nelson is also the author of The Contrail Chronicles and The Trojan Horse Conspiracy.


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In the highly anticipated sequel to The Trojan Horse Conspiracy, Brad Tilsdale—former Navy SEAL, FBI agent, CIA operative, and now National Security Advisor to the President—expands his influence over the U.S. government’s clandestine operations, while a weak President looks the other way. As Tilsdale weaves his way through the Washington bureaucracy to head off a massive Al-Qaeda attack, his sharply etched character begins to evolve in sinister ways, revealing a dark and ruthless side of his personality. Tilsdale plots and schemes to protect the United States, often from itself. His unorthodox alliance with the two most influential women in Washington—a romantic triangle with treacherous implications—becomes a struggle for control of the nation’s Special Operations and clandestine services, exposing layer upon layer of personal agendas and an insatiable pursuit of power. In a final cataclysm of violence and duplicity, Tilsdale’s character emerges as a flawed hero who will kill without remorse in order to achieve his secretive goals, aided by a beautiful, powerful woman who is irresistibly drawn to his strength. The Prince and the Scorpion is a gripping, action-packed tale of political intrigue, assassination, and heroism—a tale that will leave the reader with an entirely new view of their government in Washington…and the people who manipulate it.

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Introducing Wes Wetzel, author of 1001 A.D.

“A very positive publishing experience.”

Wes Wetzel is a playwright turned novelist. Some of his plays can be found on the internet at seniortheatre.com. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and a retired U.S. Navy pilot. This is his first novel and is based on the Vikings’ discovery of the New World. He is married with four grown children. He resides in Arizona where his zeal turned to writing for Senior Theater and then to novels.


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Jonathan Henry, a present day archaeologist, joins other scientists to evaluate global warming in the arctic when he finds Viking scrolls in an ancient village deep in a hidden fjord in Greenland. In the scrolls is the account of Leif Ericson during his historic sea voyage to the New World. Join Leif and his lifelong comrade Eric Thorson on their exciting encounter with the peoples of North America. Live with these two adventurers and others as they find danger and surprise in going beyond the beyond and into the unknown seas to the west. A hair raising good saga of courage and fortitude. Don’t miss 1001 A.D. or you miss the adventure story of the century, the discovery of early North America by the Vikings.

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