Introducing Donna Somboonlakana, author of Knowing Owls

“Publishing with Outskirts Press has been a wonderful experience. It is a joy knowing you don’t have to send loads of query letters along with your book to publishing companies to see if they may send you back a note of interest.  Publishing with Outskirts Press allows you to publish your work by selecting from several different publishing choices that they make available to clients at a very reasonable cost. It is hard to believe that we have published three books within 6 months time that are being sold all over the globe!”

Donna, an environmental engineer, met her artist husband, Oan, while serving in the United States Peace Corps. After 30 years, they decided to combine their talents to produce beautiful and factual books for people of all ages to enjoy. Their daughter, Asiamae, helps photograph her father’s artwork.

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While owls may be mysterious to some, people have learned a lot about these majestic raptors that help us understand their uniqueness. As you read and explore the lives of owls, enjoy using these educational rhymes to help you remember their special talents.

Introducing Dennis E. Chase, author of The Nun and The Guns

“I will tell you that I am very happy with the results and especially pleased with the process.”

The Nun and the Guns is the second mystery/action novel by Dennis E. Chase. His first novel is titled White God, based loosely on his experiences as a code breaker in Viet Nam. Those experiences sparked an interest in mystery writing. He is a retired wildlife biologist living just south of Atlanta.

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A Nun’s story with a surprising twist. Luci Swenson, frightened by experiences as a teenager, becomes a nun to escape and find herself. Twenty years later, still unsettled and unsure, she returns home to the small town of Crossville, Missouri, to help her sisters deal with family problems. She encounters the very people who deceived and ruined her father leaving the family nearly penniless. Her return takes place as the small community experiences the murder of several prominent citizens. Luci’s involvement increases as she takes on a leadership role to set things right. Just days after returning home, a private investigator visits and, despite herself, Luci begins to fall in love. Charles Adams, known as “Clyde” because of his size, is that Private Investigator. He resists involvement, but he finds himself attracted to Luci. They become a team as they try to solve the mysteries.

Introducing Dr. Kenneth Morton, author of Defined by Attitude

“Lisa was very prompt when responding and provided detailed answers to my many questions as a first-time author. Before my first publishing project was completed, I initiated my second and specifically asked to remain with Lisa. Excellent.”

Dr. Kenneth Morton is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, public speaker, coach, and mentor. He is CEO of Infinity Leadership Consulting, which was founded to fulfill his passion and purpose to inspire and empower people and organizations with strategies and solutions for maximum leadership impact. He has extensive leadership experience in critical roles at several Fortune 500 companies and has consistently immersed himself in helping others through coaching and mentoring. He holds a bachelor’s in finance, a master’s in management, and a doctorate in business, with a concentration in leadership. He is an Advanced Toastmaster and has successfully completed a Certified Executive Coaching Program. Dr. Morton resides with his family in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. For more information about Dr. Kenneth Morton or for event booking, visit www.infinityleadershipconsulting.org

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Ignite GREATNESS Through Your World-class Positive Attitude! Daily we encounter people, events, and situations that affect us. While we navigate our life course, our attitude either guides our success or sets us up to fall short of living a life of high-quality existence. The manner in which we approach life through the lens of our attitude compels us to act and behave the way we do. The attitude we choose is how we define ourselves. It also provides a lens of how others define who we are. In Defined by Attitude: The Power of Positivity, Dr. Kenneth Morton takes you on an exciting personal journey to explore attitudes. He provides you with life-changing transitional power through maintaining a world-class positive attitude. Dr. Morton coaches you through introspective Attitudinal Checkups and challenges you to adapt attitude-changing affirmations in each chapter. He shares personal stories and uses real-life situations to inspire you, your organization, or your team to new levels of greatness by leveraging the power of a world-class positive attitude.

Introducing Lillian M. Reinys, author of Sebastian’s Journey

“Dana was fantastic! Above and beyond, even taking week-end time to assist me. She’s a treasure.”

About Lillian M. Reinys: In Antarctica I spent time observing diverse penguin populations where a Gentoo penguin won my heart. As a teacher, I shared my experiences with Primary School age children. Retired, my husband and I live near Seattle.

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“Sebastian’s Journey” takes place in the Antarctic region. Sebastian, a tiny Gentoo penguin, finds himself stranded on an iceberg. With the efforts of other creatures, and Sebastian’s bravery, he is safely reunited with the penguin colony.

Introducing Kathryn Irby, author of Don’t Go Home: A Daughter’s Reflections

“Outskirts Press made the entire process so easy for me, from beginning to end!   Rebecca was so supportive of me, and very professional to work with — to the very end.  I would not hesitate to recommend Outskirts Press to anyone seeking a publishing company; they are the best!”

Kathryn Irby was born in Mobile, Alabama. She studied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked as a medical transcriptionist at a medical institution in New Orleans for twenty-eight years before ultimately retiring. She and her precious pet Pekinese, Tyler, live today in Gulfport, Mississippi, in the same house that her father purchased forty-two years earlier. She is an animal lover and activist. Her hobbies include traveling, enjoying wine parties with her dear friend, Ruby; reading, listening to music, as well as collecting and watching Classic movies.

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Set in a small, racially segregated town in Alabama during the 1960’s, borne out of bigotry and hatred as the result of blatant ignorance. A story of the struggles and hardships endured by a white Southern family, brought about as the result of death threats directed toward the patriarch of the family from the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the Deep South in the 60’s.

Introducing Kermit Watson, author of The Cul De Sac of Death

“Your support was superb and I include those who worked with you. Without the quality of support offered by Outskirts, the amateur self-publisher would be lost. No one would undertake to attempt to compose/write an initial production.”

Kermit Watson was with the First Infantry Division on this date, serving as Trial Counsel (Prosecutor) for the division. He is a retired 0-6 living in the mountains of W.N.C. with Phyllis, his wife. This is his 3rd book on combat in RVN; the only one factual in its entirety. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 1963. His military awards are the BS, AirMedal and MSM (2dOLC).

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A massacre in the Republic of Vietnam. This is a factual, accurate report of the Battle of Ong Thanh, 10/17/67, in the jungles about 40 miles West of Saigon, not far from the Cambodian border, near the termination of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The words herein are the words of the 70 survivors (out of 144) of the 2d/28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. The enemy, 271stVC Regiment was an experienced and crafty foe; our bravery could not balance the massive odds against us.

Introducing James A. Hunter, author of Soft and Gentle 4 — A Remembered Prose

“It has always been a pleasure to work with Outskirts Press. They have allowed me to choose and control my interior format, which is very important to me. They are very easy to work with, and I would recommend their services to anyone.”

James A. Hunter was the youngest of eleven children and grew up on a farm near the rural, small town of Metamora, Indiana. From an early age, all of the children were expected to help with the farm chores, which consisted of raising a large garden, picking berries, putting up hay, milking cows, raising crops, and anything else that went along with living on a farm. Everything took a back seat to work, but the children always found time to play and establish memories that would stay with them forever. The family farm still survives nearly a hundred years after Jim’s grandparents settled there, and his love for the land has led to him owning part of that farm for 44 years and still counting. In addition, he has owned much of the valley surrounding it. His early passion for writing began in that same valley, and that same passion has remained undiminished since.

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Making your life soft and gentle is a life choice, and it’s your choice alone. As we get older and increase our wisdom, we normally shift our priorities in life. Spending time with the ones that we love, and truly appreciating them, becomes more important. Becoming aware of the intricately-portrayed, yet simple, beauty around us can help us greater endure hardships and concentrate more on accentuating the positives in our life. Encountering hardships are a certainty in life, and we each must address them as best we can. On the other hand, the beauty of life is usually taken for granted. Being aware of beauty, experiencing it, and cherishing it, should always be a part of our life. Not taking advantage of a new opportunity to experience beauty is simply an opportunity wasted. This heartfelt collection of prose will mellow the heart as it explores life, love, beauty, nature, happiness, losses, dreams and nostalgic memories. Take time to enjoy these unique observations, and discover the soft and gentle aspects of life for yourself.