Introducing Sherry Walraven, author of A Flower for a Ranch

“My author representative did a fantastic job and made the whole process as easy as possible. Thank you so much.”

Sherry Walraven is a retired school teacher, who loves all kinds of stories, because they seem to come to life as you read them, giving all kinds of entertainment. She also loves to write stories and make up all kind of characters. Reading and grandchildren are her favorite hobbies.

Book description…

Big Daddy Flower owned a good chunk of land in a small place in Texas. Since his last name was Flower, his four daughters were named for a flower. He didn’t want to name his son after a flower, so he called his son, Thorn. His four daughters were not delicate little flowers he thought they would be. They were all older now and helped run the ranch. They also had many talents and could ride, rope, shoot, and beat up a bad man, if needed. Life was going well until someone decided they would kidnap one of Big Daddy Flower’s daughters. He took his family with him to find her, making them look more like a gang of outlaws that resembled an old timey villain, than a normal family. After searching for hours, she still wasn’t found, so they rested before going back out the next morning. A ransom note arrived saying they had a bomb, and they needed to give in to his command, or else. That’s when it became complicated. Could they really find her before the bomb exploded?

Introducing Lauren Radke, author of Will You Be My Friend?

“This was my second book with Outskirts Press and all went smoothly. I needed more guidance than the first time and my Author Representative couldn’t have been more helpful. Any questions were answered promptly. I appreciate everything and will definitely be back to publish my next book.”

Artist Lauren Radke brings Frog and his friends to share their message “always be a good friend”. The simple, colorfully illustrated book is the second in a series of kindness, friendship and acceptance. Having raised four boys and regularly surrounded by preschool grandchildren, she knows we all need reminders.

Book description…

Artist Lauren Radke’s children’s book Will You Be My Friend? introduces Frog and his friends, colorful characters she has enjoyed creating for years. The endearing characters share their message of friendship, and the many different aspects of being friends with someone. Frog learns his friends might not look anything like him and that is okay. He also learns that it is alright to have just one or two special friends as not everyone has a large circle of friends. Examples of being a good friend are shared from listening and sharing, to helping and hugging. The book concludes with suggesting being a friend to others and sharing your happiness of having someone as a friend. All friendships are different from the next one, and it is important for children to realize this.

Introducing Rev. Dr. Oscar P. Grant, author of Little Black Alice of Popadubop: The Journey of Love

“The knowledge, expertise, and patience with my Author Representative can only be described as phenomenal. I was blessed to work with an Outskirts Representative who really knew the publishing business and more importantly, her joy and fun guiding my book through the publishing process really alleviated any stress.  From the introductory call to the book printing, this has been an exceptional experience all around. I wouldn’t change a thing. There may be publishing houses that claim that it’s better to go to them, but my business goes to Outskirts Press, because they are the BEST!”

Rev. Dr. Oscar Paul Grant, Jr. has led a thousand lives – playwright, disc jockey, public speaker, government consultant, trainer, mediator, musician, counselor, psychologist, organizational developer, an expert in gun violence prevention, gang meditation, and helping troubled youth find long-term employment. However, the role that has become most prominent in his life is that of Minister. From his earliest days as a street hustler on the South Side of Chicago (hustling stage plays, that is), he has had a love and a longing for the Lord. His love of Jesus Christ goes back to his Catholic roots planted by his mother Delores. Although he heard the call to ministry early in life, he ignored it many times, running instead to drinking alcohol and abusing chemical substances, even in the midst of a brilliant, multi-faceted career characterized mainly by his extraordinary natural ability to communicate via the written and spoken word. Whether counseling at-risk youth or crafting stories for the stage, Grant is, at his core, a messenger of good news and goodwill. Eventually, after expanding his spiritual interests and awareness to include metaphysical studies and religious science, he answered the call to ministry, receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling Psychology and, more recently, a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Despite his extensive pedigree in metaphysical and religious science, he clings to his Christian roots, deftly blending threads from each to weave powerful, inspired messages and sermons ministering to hundreds of thousands. It is in his role of messenger sent by God that he has written the book Remind Them Who I Am. It is a public revelation of a private mandate he has received from on High. This time, instead of ignoring the call, he has received it and is delivering the message to all who believe. Little Black Alice of Popadubop has its roots in African American at-risk youth from the south and west sides of Chicago. Toured throughout the states of Illinois and Indiana for over three years, the story of Little Black Alice was written to be a journey of self-discovery for not only little black girls but for all children. The Off-Off-Broadway production in New York sold out after the first performance. Why? – because of its message of hope. Please enjoy and check out more of the story on LITTLEBLACKALICE.COM NAMASTE

Book description…

Little Black Alice is the story of a young teenager who wishes her skin color was different because she was bullied by other dancers. Little Black Alice felt friendless and alone. She travels to the Land of Manego (the Land of Colors), where she meets Evilida, the bad witch of Manego, who gives her the opportunity to have her wishes fulfilled. However, as this magical and fantastic story unfolds, Little Black Alice learns about embracing the power within herself. Little Alice realizes that it’s great to be her authentic self and that she is really beautiful and worthy of friendship. The universal life lessons learned through the story promote positive images of all the youth.

Introducing Stephen A. Vigiano, author of Millennials “Your Time Has Come”

“My author representative was wonderful to work with. She made the process smooth and easy to get my new book published. This is the second book she helped me with! Outstanding service from Outskirts Press!”

Stephen A Vigiano, PGA Master Professional, was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At the age of 18, he pursued a career in acting in Los Angeles, California, where he studied the art of acting for over ten years with some mild success. In the mid-eighties he fell into the game of golf, which changed his life forever. His professional resume is highlighted by the prestigious Master Professional Certification, as well as certifications in all five areas of advanced education in the PGA of America. Stephen was featured in PGA Magazine’s “Lessons in Humanity” for charitable contributions of his time and energy. Over the last 28 years, he has given over 15,000 golf lessons of which many were free of charge, golf has allowed him to pass along many of the life lessons he learned from the game of golf. Stephen has spent the past 5 years transitioning to a career as a full-time author and motivational speaker.

Book description…

What is the secret to life? Is it to take a moment to reflect on the things you have done and then ask yourself “Did I make a difference in the world”? Showing compassion and empathy towards others will never diminish your self-worth; it will only increase it. Every day we are given opportunities to positively impact the lives of those we touch along this journey. Life is an incredible opportunity to CHANGE the world through kindness and the use of our creative thinking that will lead to a better world! It is in our thoughts that our dreams are created. Our hope for the future of mankind can become a reality if we unite in a common cause that is bigger than any one individual. Don’t avoid the future, embrace your future!

“Putting off an opportunity that is presented today, thinking it can wait until tomorrow causes more regrets and heartache then you could ever imagine. We have a choice when opportunity comes knocking at our door, we can seize the moment or we can simply ignore the signs. Life is about taking a leap of faith knowing there will be someone there to catch you when you jump.”<

Introducing Henry S. Butler, author of The True Secret of Flyfishing

“I was worried at many points of the publishing process but my Author Representative was extremely helpful and professional and was able to walk me right through it. I was very impressed and would LOVE to publish another book with Outskirts in the near future now that the pandemic is over. Thank you very much!”

Henry has been a nature photographer for fifty years. His landscape photographs have won many awards. He has been fishing consistently for sixty years, from Labrador to Patagonia. Fly Rod and Reel magazine calls Henry a “haiku master” His work has appeared in Popular Photography, Petersen’s Photographic, and National Geographic Traveler.

Book description…

Pretty flies catch fishermen. Ugly, buggy flies catch fish. Tying flies utilizing fluorescent colored materials with natural feathers and fur that reflect ultraviolet light will help you catch more fish. Ultraviolet light from the sun creates colors in water that are never seen by humans. Numerous species of fish and birds use these colors to identify sources of food such as minnows and insects. I call this fly-tying philosophy “The Merging of Art and Science.” This book gives you the how and why. You will also learn where to find the best trout fly-fishing on the planet, and my best spot for stripers on the fly on the north shore of Massachusetts.

Introducing Gilbert Coleman, author of The Pursuit of Destiny: 13 Pillars of Spiritual Growth

“I received my proof copies and have had opportunity to read the book. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. In fact my wife says it’s the best book I have written!”

Dr. Gilbert Coleman is the Overseer of Freedom Christian Bible Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, and presiding Bishop of the Freedom Worldwide Covenant Ministries. After pastoring Freedom for thirty years the Lord’s assignment has expanded to now being a leader to leaders. Dr. Coleman has studied at New Life Bible Institute and Eastern Theological Seminary. He has been blessed to shepherd both nationally and internationally while still being a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is married to Deborah Coleman, who he has been married to for 35 years. Dr. Coleman is the author of several books, a singer, and a song writer for gospel recording artists. There are countless lives that have been touched by this servant, yet in this dispensation there are still many more that need to be touched. Dr. Coleman is one of those voices.

Book description…

In this newest release from Dr. Coleman, he draws on over three decades of a remarkable and fulfilling odyssey in Christian ministry to delve into the subject of destiny by highlighting areas of our journey that do not often enough receive the attention they deserve. Employing real life metaphors, Dr. Coleman expounds on what the Elements of divine power should really look like, and their interplay in the life of a true believer, while also challenging conventional thought to convincingly declare that, rather than the church being an infirmary of sorts, in actuality it is more a life-giving center that strengthens one to become an over comer in the world! Dr. Coleman will challenge one to live life in the dimension in which God originally intended, to know for certain why you were created!

Introducing Barbara Guss, author of Violette: Love in the Time of Revolution

“My Author Representative was a great hand-holder for this novice writer. She helped shepherd me through the process, and understood that this was my baby we were working with.”

Barbara Guss practiced law on Wall Street and as a New York federal prosecutor for many years. She studied history at Yale and law at Boston University. She lives in New York City with her dog Cerise and spends summers in a 12th-century chateau in Normandy. Learn more at Violettefrenchrevolution.com.

Book description…

Violette de Champfleurie takes up pen and paper during the French Revolution, first to promote the liberty trumpeted by the Revolutionaries and then to chronicle liberty’s demise. She teams with a Jewish-American Patriot, Jacob Furtado, who served under General Lafayette’s command during America’s Revolution. When Violette and Jacob uncover a plot by the Monarchists to thwart the Republic championed by Lafayette, the pendulum swings toward anarchy, and Violette must decide what is worth dying for.
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Violette also prominently features other strong women from history, in particular, Germaine de Stael, Charlotte Corday, and Marie Antoinette—women who played powerful roles in perhaps the greatest transitional period in modern western history. But none can equal Violette’s courage in exposing the truth in this riveting historical tale.

Introducing John J. Michalik, author of Another Way Over: A Novel of Immigration to America

“I can’t imagine how any Author Representative could have provided better and more consistent professional service, guidance, and assistance than my representative did on this project. It all went smoother than I could have imagined and helped create exactly what I had envisioned for this book. Kudos with a capital K to her!”

John Michalik enjoyed a 37-year career leading and managing law-related businesses, academic units, and professional membership organizations. He is the author of over 200 articles, annotations, books, and essays on legal and management topics. In retirement, he turned to history, with the publication of his book “The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899” in 2021. “Another Way Over” is his debut novel. He and his wife Diane live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Book description…

In 1910, Jan Brozek is a lone traveler, making his way across a Europe preparing for war, intent on immigrating to America to establish a new life for himself and his fiancee, Maria, who will follow once he has earned the money for her passage. Early in his travels, he saves the life of Anna Ihnacak, the beautiful daughter of a Hungarian nobleman – their easy attraction creates emotions that, as he travels on, he has difficulty dealing with and understanding. Ready to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the last leg of his journey, he is stunned when his careful plans are derailed at the last minute and he must choose an alternate course, one that sets him on a two-year odyssey covering three continents.<br /><br />In his travels, Jan moves in and out of the personal stories – involving murder and corruption, personal losses, natural disasters, and everyday situations – of those he meets along the way. And he is tempted by opportunities that would drastically change his plans and his ultimate destination. All the while, he wrestles with his own emotions concerning Anna and Maria; finally reaching a resolution as his long journey takes yet another and final unexpected turn.

Introducing Connie Finger, author of Memoria

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been great. I am very grateful for the knowledgeable recommendations, support, and kindness my Author Representative, gave a novice like me.  From my initial contact person to my Author Representative and the Production Dept, they guided me through the process in a professional manner. Thank you a million times.”

Connie Finger has brought forth a challenge that is valued by new age individuals to folks of the golden age. She was inspired to create MEMORIA as a result of helping to care for her mother who was afflicted with Alzheimer’s for 14 years. Her focus was to present a positive instrument to help obstruct memory loss and celebrate the benefits of a strengthened and robust memory.

Book description…

Allow the memorization of some or all of MEMORIA’s 60 diverse lists to be the vanguard of instituting a powerful workout method for improving your memory function. <br><br>
Boost your ability to recall and retain information conveniently by simply aiming to memorize the contents of as many lists as you choose. There are no time constraints in the completion of each participant’s MEMORIA goal. The memorization challenges that MEMORIA provides are sure to be utilized for years to come. If you memorize a list and in time forget some of it, simply repeat the workout. Let MEMORIA be a tool to help you gain confidence in your ability to recall more data in every aspect of your life.

Introducing Bernard Bentley, author of Little Ben’s Life

“This is my third published book with Outskirts Press. The details and the overall quality of my book is astonishing! The team leaders who worked endlessly to make this publication a success were highly skilled. They made helpful suggestions to me which made the process easier than ever before. With my latest book I decided to go with full color illustrations. It is amazing to see how the vivid color really brings my book to life. I plan to start writing for my next book in the upcoming weeks. Outskirts Press is my only publishing option.”

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on continuing his writing and developing his talents as an independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts. Bernard is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

Book description…

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.