Introducing John Wozniak, author of The Moment

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John Wozniak is an international trouble-shooter and problem-solver in a mechanical trade. His job requires him to constantly hit the books, seek out the experts, and reject misinformation in order to find true solutions. He was born into a religious family, but became an atheist in his teens. At the age of 21, he discovered he was misinformed and that God exists. He has since applied his trouble-shooting skills to life, love, God, and creation.

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Cliff Montgomery was a confirmed atheist. He had extensively studied primitive peoples throughout the world, and he had witnessed bizarre rituals and supernatural events supposedly caused by their gods. Although greatly intrigued, he was not a believer in the spirit world. At least not until that bizarre world threatened to collide with his own. A tragic accident had taken Cliff’s beloved wife from him decades earlier, and now cancer was about to take his life. Suddenly the fear of what would happen to him after that flat-line moment overwhelmed him. Reincarnation, enlightenment, heaven, hell-it all became a cesspool of words in his mind. His soul tortured by uncertainty, Cliff determined to discover the truth of what lay beyond, and to ensure that he and his wife, a religious woman, would be reunited in the afterworld. But his window of opportunity was closing quickly. The Moment is more than a love story. It’s an intriguing foray into the minefield of religion-and the mysteries of life after death—that will have you evaluating your deepest beliefs.

Introducing Chris Dieterich, author of Tales From The Blind Side: A Strange Journey Into Football

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Chris Dieterich played football and graduated from N.C. State University, then went on to play seven years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions (1980-1986). He is semi-retired and devotes much of his time to helping men trying to recover from the devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction. Chris also spends time volunteering for Pet Haven of South Carolina, a no-kill animal shelter. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his two dogs, Slinky and Snoodle. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to children and animal charities.

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The eleven short stories in Tales from the Blind Side are based on the experiences of former NFL Offensive Lineman Chris Dieterich, who played for the Detroit Lions from 1980 to 1986. Diagnosed with depression from the many concussions he received on the playing field, Dieterich used the writing process as therapy-a release from the dark and painful memories of his decision to give up both his physical and mental health to be in the “limelight” for seven years. Writing served as an outlet for Dieterich’s physical and mental torture, the daily stress and strain of performing at a world-class level. From the grueling misery of summer training camp, to the injuries sustained on the field, and to never-ending post-career bouts of mental confusion, delusions, and addiction to painkillers and alcohol, Dieterich has expertly spun fantasy and hard-core reality into eleven short stories that explore the depths of living on the mental edge of madness. Readers will experience the agony and the ecstasy of the NFL as Dieterich offers a glimpse into the world of professional sports…and its often devastating aftereffects.

Introducing Kay Peterson, author of Beating the Odds

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Kay Peterson’s articles, books, and seminars have encouraged countless dreamers of the wanderer’s lifestyle to take the plunge. Joe and Kay were named among the 100 people who most influenced the RV industry during its first century, and Kay has published eight non-fiction books, including the first book ever published on full-time RV living.

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The Escapees RV Club was founded by Joe and Kay Peterson in 1978. Originally there was no detailed plan-the Petersons were simply two working travelers who wanted to make the RV lifestyle the best it could be for themselves and for fellow travelers. They had no idea that over 100,000 Escapees members would eventually join the club! With a magazine, an RV park system, a licensed adult day care center, and the largest mail service under one roof, the Escapees RV Club is now one of the largest in the industry. It provides a total support network for all RVers. The Petersons have inspired countless others to follow their dreams and discover the joy of this traveling lifestyle. Along their journey, Joe and Kay learned lessons in resilience, compassion, and an understanding that it is people-not places-that are important. In Beating the Odds, Kay Peterson shares the memories of their mistakes, disappointments, and heartaches. She shares her family’s history and how it all led to finding Joe, her soul mate, and the lifestyle that gave them so much happiness.

Introducing Barbara Lopuszynski, author of Angel and Brie

Angel and Brie is the second book I’ve self-published, the first book with a different publisher. My experience this time was refreshingly different. My author representative and the team that I worked with were responsive, professional, and meticulous. Outskirts Press has the online tools that make the process efficient and expeditious. Thank you Outskirts Press!”

Award-winning author, Barbara Lopuszynski, lives with her husband and two cats in Seattle, Washington, where Angel and Brie start their journey. She’s been a computer professional and teacher and now enjoys writing fiction. Her writing has been recognized by Independent Publisher Book Awards, Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition, Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Whidbey Island Writers Conference, and Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest.

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Angel & Brie are foster sisters, Angel a sassy rebel, Brie a nerdy scientist. Both 13-year-olds are on a quest to save a wolf-dog hybrid by taking a road-trip on their bicycles. Angel has been in and out of over a dozen foster homes. She hangs out with delinquents and has to do community service to pass 8th grade, but never gives up hope that her rocker dad, Jocko, will pull his life together and give her a home. Enter Brie, her new super-smart, animal-loving foster sister, who is also in denial about needing a home. When Brie discovers that a wolf-dog hybrid named Wolfie is going to be euthanized, she sets out to take her to Wolf Home, which just happens to be near the town Angel’s dad is playing. Please visit http://www.barbaralopuszynski.com for more information.

Introducing Mary James, author of When Freedom Turned Green

“I was pleased with my publishing experience through Outskirts Press. It was great to open the box and see my book for the first time. Thank you for helping make my dream a reality.”

Mary James is an avid outdoors person and has a longtime interest in wild edibles, wilderness and urban survival skills. She grew up in the high desert, in the heart of the recreational region of Central Oregon. When Freedom Turned Green is her first novel and it contains a perfect blend of factual places and experiences with a fictional story. She was inspired to write this book as a way to present a small part of a lifetime of learned survival skills into story form. She lives in northern California with her husband and five children.

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Out of the ashes of total economic and social collapse comes a new era, built on ideas and dreams of a better world, but at what point does the quest for a better tomorrow, turn into a battle of blurred moral boundaries. Jane, 17, learns firsthand how fragile our lives can be, and how easily changed when the world she knows comes crashing down and the new world comes at a high cost. Jane lives in a small town of 300 people in the rugged mountains of northern California, and through her and her family’s fight for survival she discovers the preciousness of love and the painful depths of loss. Through it all she learns the importance of a small but powerful thing called hope, and finds strength that can only come when there is no other choice.

Introducing Regina Ozoemela, author of Success Against All Odds

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Regina Ozoemela is a lifestyle and career coach, author, and contributing author of two international bestsellers. After struggling for years as a poverty-stricken and divorced teen mother of three in Nigeria, Regina is passionate about helping men and women who feel stuck in their career and life to break through the perceptions, environment, and mind-set that hold them back from true happiness. By transforming hardship into opportunity, and persistence into achievement, she naturally inspires others to do the same. Regina and her husband live in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Don’t let the obstacles in your life discourage you from accomplishing your goals! In “Success Against All Odds,” you’ll discover the secrets behind finding inspiration and success in your life and career. This simple, easy-to-implement guide will teach you how to: Set positive intentions that inspire you every day so your past does not determine your future; Create alternatives, because the power to change our lives lies within each of us, as does the power to realize our dreams; and Find and secure your ideal career using five proven steps. Plus useful tips and practical advice at the end of every chapter to put these practices into motion. This is a great time to begin a more successful life. Why not start now?

Introducing William Howard, author of The Gym Is A Zoo

“This was the best experience I have had thus far in the self-publishing business. E-mails were responded to each time, and the flow of the publishing process was very efficient. Each person involved in the publishing process was knowledgeable and focused on the tasks at hand.”

William Howard was raised in a Christian household in the Southeastern area of the United States. Though his college background was in the technical area of applied science, he was always well-rounded in his interests and had a lively sense of humor. As he learned early in life, scientists are observant, and he considers himself a scientist. He has always been committed to health and fitness. Mr. Howard has been a member of many gyms and fitness centers over the years. Whether he was at home, traveling on leisure or traveling for business, he has always understood the link between longevity and fitness. He is one of those people who always checks into the hotel, spends a day coordinating projects and finishes his day working out in the hotel’s fitness center. In this book, Mr. Howard takes a close look at the people who congregate at gyms and fitness centers and especially their quirky behaviors. The actions of the characters are based on real incidents but their names have been changed to preserve their privacy.

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Once you read this book, going to the gym will take on a new meaning. This book will transport the reader into the wild kingdom, where he will be able to identify numerous animals that have sometimes escaped his attention. The information provided in this book will be more helpful to the avid health and fitness group than energy drinks and protein shakes. Since knowledge is power, purchase this book and jump-start your power generator.