Introducing Susan Lee, author of Hello, You Don’t Know Me

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Susan Lee has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She taught University students in China before becoming Senior Editor of China Central Television International News and the host of her own talk show, ‘English Outlook Magazine,’ broadcast to 1.3 billion Chinese and several Asian countries. She has won several International awards for documentaries on AIDS and other topics. She is currently writing a new book called “The Jaded Dragon,” about living and working in China and a political thriller, “The Rise and Fall of Philip Whittemore.”

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Slowly in the distance, the figure of the woman approached. She still wore the old fashioned clothes and the locket and the blue hair ribbon. She was holding something in an open palm. It was a very small key. It looked like a jewelry box key. She looked worried. “Why have you come to see me?” Susan asked the apparition. “There is grave danger from without and from within. He is coming and death is in his eyes. Beware of those who are your own. Warn the others. Terrible times are almost upon you. Some of you will not survive, I fear. I cannot stem the flow of the tides. Watch for the key. Remember, remember, remember,” she finished with a whisper and began to fade away. On board the private yacht in the Gulf, wine and camaraderie seem to flow, but Susan is haunted by visions of what is to come. From the dead calm sea, her predictions of a terrible storm seem foolish. But the computer reports of fair weather ahead aren’t the only things that lie on this ship. From the blackness Susan wonders where the others are and will any of them be alive to see the sun rise?

Introducing Mike Kostensky, author of The Island of MacBeth

“I have four fiction books with two completed sitting on my computer where they probably would have stayed if it wasn’t for my wife prodding me to get Outskirts Press help. Writing to me has always been an escape and relaxed me and never for profit, but with the help of Outskirts staff I have published my first book and the ease, professionalism, helpfulness and follow through. I could not have asked for anything more. With the great feedback and sales of my book, I will surely be a repeat author with them. Thank you for all your help with my first fiction novel, The Island of Macbeth and keep those marketing tips coming, they work!”

Mike Kostensky was born in 1958 in Dayton, Ohio. Mike and his wife Debbie own and operate the Kent, Ohio landmark restaurant Mike’s Place, established in 1987. Mike’s Place features the largest menu in Ohio…and maybe in the nation: an obscene, exotic celebration of down-home cooking and comfort food, generously garnished with humor. Mike’s Place sells hundreds of its menus annually to delighted guests. Mike and Debbie have four children, who put up with their father’s insanity at home, in the restaurant, and beyond.

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Mitch started his writing career with big dreams, but he’s settled into an empty life of one-night stands, late nights at the bar, and failed ambitions. His latest assignment seems like a dead end: he’s been assigned to Macbeth, a tight-knit island community off the coast of Massachusetts, where the quaint down-home values of Norman Rockwell and Mayberry still hold sway. But this little piece of paradise isn’t immune to the modern world, and Mitch finds himself caught up in the unthinkable: Macbeth, lacking support from the mainland, yet not allowed to govern itself, secedes from Massachusetts. The consequences of this decision are far-reaching, as a small community shakes the foundation of the United States, facing a bloody battle they would never have chosen…and their spokesman becomes Mitch, the journalist who learns that he is not the man he thought he was, as he becomes more enmeshed in the life of the islanders, and discovers what love really is. A modern-day epic about the ways in which war impacts real people. The Island of Macbeth is a thought-provoking, inventive novel that will challenge and entertain you.

Introducing Bako Ambianda, author of Destined to Win

“All the people who were involved with publishing my book were great. The publication went faster than I thought, which is really great and worked out very well. It displayed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble earlier than expected. It was a really great experience and I was always up-to-date with the process.”

El Haji Nero is an authority on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is the CEO of El Nero Business Hub, Inc. He is respected internationally as a speaker who has been delivering keynotes to varieties of audience. He has spoken in colleges and public audiences on personal and professional development. Widely known for his contagious wisdom’s, he is often recognized for his extensive knowledge in personal growth, his deep researches on life and his regular interactions with experts. Nero is a man of integrity, inspiring and energetic. Having spent several years studying self – improvement and personal development techniques. He has written several articles on self-improvement that were published in several widely-read publications. He is a contributor to many self-help blogs and he is the recipient of a number of awards. He is now on a mission to help others to stop waiting and to start creating a career by designing the life they want using his book “Destined To Win In The Game of Life.”

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When you give someone this book, you don’t give the person just paper, ink, and glue. You give the person the possibility of a whole new life because Destined to Win In The Game of Life has the knowledge that if put into practices, whatever you can imagine can become possible and open the floodgates to possibility, brings a smile to your face and win in the game of life. The acknowledged mindset improvement expert, El Haji Nero shows you how to construct a stair case to your goals and take small steps that will transform your life and reach your goals, find your personal inspiration, rediscover your motivation, propel yourself out of an unfulfilling existence, harness the force that shape your destiny, improve your mindset, take control of your life, define, pursue and celebrate personal success while playing the game of life to win. It is possible to unlock your potentials. It’s never too late. You have started today by looking at this book. Don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary. You have the power to do anything you desire. The possibilities are within you. It’s time to nurture that spark and let the fire be ignited. You may be standing in front of a huge stack of firewood but without a spark, it doesn’t have much of a chance to turn into a roaring fire.

Introducing Alan Blackwell, author of The Summer of ’79

“I chose Outskirts Press because of a recommendation from a friend. He handed me a the paperback copy of how your company works and it sounded very simple and easy…just what I was looking for! As a first time author I was rather lost and really didn’t know what to expect, but Outskirts Press really did make my publishing experience a pleasure…easy and simple. I’ve begun my second book and I know I have another long road ahead of me, but I can rest assured knowing that Outskirts Press will be at the end waiting for me. Thank you for your continual and informative support on my first book. With your help, It’s already been my success story! Thanks again.”

Al Blackwell has been an avid pool player since childhood. He began playing in local tournaments and leagues in the mid 70’s and is still actively playing in them today. He resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia and plays regularly at Q-Master Billiards. Al considers himself a student of the game and enjoys playing one pocket, nine-ball, eight-ball and three cushion billiards.

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Jesse Quantrell, is abandoned as a child by his backwoods, dysfunctional family. He’s left to spend his formative years with the vets at the local VFW in Blackstone, West Virginia. Here, he learns the game of pool from one of the vets, who, was also a retired road player and master of the game. The sociopathic Jesse breaks away and leaves ten years later, at the age of twenty, and embarks on his pool odyssey through the south. Follow this “Pool Wizard’s” journey as he encounters many colorful characters and places, while sharing his passion for the game and hustling his way from town to town searching for the love and acceptance he so desperately longs for.

Introducing Gloria Eshrati, author of U & Your Food

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Gloria Eshrati has been traveling many times to over 12 different European countries and China. She lived in Los Angeles, California, and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a BA in Business Management and a BA in Translation technique. She also has finished her Master studies in International Business. She has many passions, including cooking. She loves to create new and savory dishes with international harmony. Her goal is to help others to gain the knowledge of better cooking habits to live healthy and happy lives.

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This cook book is truly a book for everyone. Whether you are meat eater or vegetarian or vegan you all will find many delicious recipes that would uniquely satisfy your palate. Are you looking for a new way to satisfy your hunger and feel good after eating it? Look no more – these dishes and techniques cooking will deliver variety of simple delicious foods. One of the author’s co-workers told her “Whenever I eat your food I feel it is hugging me from inside!” Empower yourself with choosing the right food to bring satisfaction and healthy balance into your life.

Introducing Carolyn R. Prescott, author of Twin Flames

“The last chapter of my book is ‘The End is The Beginning.’ When you put the last period on the last line, if you are a beginner like me, you might be tempted to think you’re done. Well, you’re not. You’re just starting up the next hill. You can’t give birth to your baby and say, ‘Job over.’ The baby needs nourishment and TLC in order to grow. That’s where Outskirts Press comes in. They are, first, the midwife, then the school teacher during the growth step-marketing. I thank The Creator every day for creating Outskirts Press, the care givers of my creation. Thank you.”

Carolyn R. Prescott, a former student of shamanism, is a graduate of Stanford and Columbia Universities, with advanced degrees in maternal and child health. She has been privy to intimate stories of the heart, a witness to the paranormal, and a visitor to shades of herself-all of which helped birth Twin Flames.

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Twin Flames is more than a love story. It’s a cross-culture, cross-dimension, and cross-time story of longing that shows the effects of unenlightened use of personal subtle energies. When two innocents, members of the First Nation People, are torn apart, it seems their love is doomed. But with unwavering determination, the lovers Ahhatome and Lily, formerly known as Little Bear/Two Bears and Sings To Flowers, propel themselves through adventures of emotion, mind, and past-life memory, where two beings are more than soul mates. They are transcendent, timeless twin souls-they are “Twin Flames.” This moving and thought-provoking book reminds us that our bodies are not only ephemeral vehicles for our time here on earth, but also a temporary home for our spirits and our love-which are eternal.

Introducing Princess Ameenah, author of Straight from the Heart

“I am very pleased with my book. Lots of kudos, and inquiries such as, ‘Who did your book?’ Colleen is very talented and knowledgeable. She captured the art and spirit I wanted. I learned so much from this experience, beginning with the initial chats I had with my initial representatives (Wendy is truly a gem; I will never forget her patience), and Stephen is very cool (I needed that). He made sure my questions were answered. This is my first book, so I had a lot (lol). I feel like I am a part of a family. The president even answered my email in a timely fashion. Thank you for a job well done. ”

About Princess Ameenah: Certified in Restorative Practices at the graduate level, enhanced by my undergraduate profession, O. T. (occupational therapy), this book is my gift to the world because I really want to make it a better place, and to myself because I have had so much to say, written it down, then put it away. Suddenly I see the story again in some young person’s eyes. You can not buy intelligence; you can’t buy common sense. You can not buy integrity or honor, and so hence – The work you do, your goals and true reverence of the tasks you bear Certify, amplify accomplishments you dare. Princess Ameenah A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Developing Excellence. http://www.Princessameenah.comhttp://www.myspace.com/iamprincessameenah –  http://www.developingexcellence.net

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Bold, sensuous, honest, and enlightening. This is a book that flows with rhythmic insight. ‘Straight from the Heart’ is colorful, soulful, and socially informative. This book covers the dynamic phases of our experiences in a society where institutional racism exists, and poetically explores the challenges Black women are engaged in with ‘How Should I Wear My Crown?’ This is a book of spoken word worth reading. -Baba Jabali Wazuri (Educator, activist). “and Princess Ameenah dazzled the audience with her poetry and song.” -Healthy Music Matters, Ms. Toni Washington (2006), Philadelphia, PA, Versatility Entertainment & Image Awards 2006. “Sister Ameenah is truly a warrior queen. Her verve and desire to share her poetry bring the readers into a written vortex of ‘Ka Ba’ (soul, spirit) expression that is worthy of the Kentakes (Ethiopian Queens) from which she is ascended. Readers of this volume of poetry will know that they are reading within the realm of an artist whose familiarity with human expression is extraordinaire. This book is a valuable and worthy read.’ – Iya Adjua, Phd (Educator), Philadelphia, PA. ‘Straight from the Heart’ is a proud and passionate expression from a true Diva. It is a revelation of our greatness and struggles. I was truly entertained, yet the book was instructional, and taught me what dancing means. –
Donald Jackson (Educator), Philadelphia, PA