Introducing Dolly Kyle, author of You Can’t Come Back for Seconds

“Thank you Brie and your company for everything you did for me. I really appreciate it. I had a good time writing and publishing my book.”

Dolly Kyle had some wild experiences during her 85 years of adventure in Nevada. Although born in Sacramento, she’s done more than earn the origin title of Nevada native. She’s lived in Hawthorne, Yerington and Fallon for 56 years. She rode the desert on horseback between all three northern Nevada towns, played in the mountains near Gabbs, hunted in Paradise Valley, wed in Virginia City, soaked in the beauty of the Stillwater Refuge and swam in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. She still lives in Nevada with her large family.


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Gain insight into the true-grit spirit and and some ol’ gumptious wisdom from the life of Dolly Kyle in the early days of Nevada. Horsewoman, bullrider, clown, Santa, cook, butcher, telephone operator, change girl, bartender, deputy sheriff, keno runner, golfer, and business owner–these are just a few of the roles in this modern-day Wild West that Dolly experienced. She reaped the rewards from an honest work ethic, honored those who touched her life and made a difference in the lives of others. Teaching by example, Dolly shows you how to bravely take care of one’s own heart, family and friends, and still maintain a healthy self-respect. Dolly demonstrates the worthiness of embracing life head-on, wringing out all that is good along the way, from both the joys and the challenges. Because…after all, “You Can’t Come Back For Seconds.”

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Introducing Cindy North, author of Little Markie

“I wanted to let you know what a great experience I’ve had with Outskirts Press! I’m in the final days of publishing my children’s book, Little Markie, and every step of the way, your talented staff and organization have been terrific to work with. I would like to especially recognize the following people: Elaine, Cheri, Richa and Lisa. They were always so friendly, helpful and above all patient with my many changes and questions. Publishing a book can be overwhelming, but they walked me through each step and helped turn my dream into a reality. I hope to keep writing/publishing and will definitely recommend Outskirts Press to my fellow writers.”

Cindy North’s passion for writing children’s books is inspired by her children, Chris and Katie, and the second-grade students she taught in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She loves reading to children and watching their faces light up as they become immersed in the stories. Mrs. North and her husband, Kevin, live in Virginia with their children and pets, Emmie and Lily.


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“No one wants a little pencil that’s all used up!” jeered the new pencils. Little Markie sadly wonders if the new pencils are right. Are my adventures over? he worries. Do I belong in the trash can? Little Markie is the smallest pencil in the classroom. He’s been sharpened many, many times, and he’s so small, he can hardly be seen so far down in the pencil cup. Students always seem to choose the brand-new pencils, looking tall and proud with nice fresh erasers. Standing as tall as possible, Little Markie gathers his courage and confronts the bullies. This lovable little pencil may be short, but he’s still full of BIG ideas!

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Introducing Dianne Wallace, author of Jungle in the Sky

“The website ease of use and the personal help of the Author Rep and the Publishing Rep are outstanding. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Outskirts. Thanks so much for making this book a reality!”

Dianne Wallace was born in Texas and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area She attended Brookhaven College and the Institute of Children’s Literature. Dianne loves people and has had a career in the field of Customer Service Management.


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Ryan dreams of going to his “Jungle In The Sky” to live with all his animal friends away from the teasing and torment of his brothers. They keep telling him the “Jungle In The Sky” is all in his head. Ryan experiences the thrill of a lifetime when he makes his way to the “Jungle In The Sky” with the intent of living there forever.

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Introducing Leigh Ann Egli, author of The Music I Hear

“As a newcomer to publishing, I have been very pleased with how helpful my team has been. I have future books planned and I intend to stay with Outskirts Press.”

About Leigh Ann Egli: Nurse, quilter, orchid grower, music lover, ancient Egyptian history buff and child of the ’70’s, Leigh Ann’s wide variety of interests, sense of humor and spiritualism are reflected in her writing. She lives in south Texas with her family.


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This book has something for everyone, from how to’s to self-help to stories for children to fun walks down memory lane, all stitched together with candor, humor and spirituality. From “How Not To Grow Orchids”-Orchids are…”temperamental, spoiled little beasts that are the Goldilocks of the plant world.” From “Most Improved”-“…there were skills to be passed on the course. It looked more like stunts when it was my turn.” From “How To Teach A Child Faith (In A Photoshop World)”-“Show them evidence of God in everyday things; from the infinite patterns of diatoms to the vastness and beauty of the universe…” Here is a collection of some of my favorite and best essays meant to enlighten and entertain. I try to write what I like to read, something that I can enjoy that also teaches me. It is my sincere hope that you enjoy reading these stories. This is the music I hear.

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Introducing Nellie Branan, author of Fritzi Finds a New Home

“My whole experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding. From the time I first submitted my children’s story book for publication, a team of specialists guided me through the entire process of publishing Fritzi Finds a New Home.  As a novice writer, I knew almost nothing about the publishing procedures.  I had many questions, which they answered quickly and they patiently helped me to overcome my hesitancy and maintain enthusiasm. I am very happy with the book.”

Nellie Branan’s story is based on a real dog who came to their house as a forlorn, bedraggled stray with soulful eyes begging for someone to love him. She and her husband considered Fritzi a special blessing because he gave them unconditional love and loyalty. The pleasure he brought to their lives filled a void that they had not known existed. Nellie is a retired English teacher and her husband, Bud, a retired mechanic. They live in rural Ohio and their lives revolve around home and an extensive family.


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Abandoned and afraid, Fritzi searches for a new home. Left alone in a deep woods, Fritzi realizes that no one will be coming to rescue him. He is terrified by a violent thunderstorm and becomes truly lost. He then determines to find his own way out of the woods and to search for a new home. Chased, attacked, and rejected time and again on his long journey, Fritzi is injured and tired and hungry. But he continues on, bravely clinging to the hope of finding a new home where someone will welcome him and he can feel safe.

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Introducing Betty Ruth Read, author of The Silver Flask

“Throughout the last few months, I’ve looked forward to the day I see my book in print and ready for friends and family to purchase. Outskirts Press has been my life buoy so many times as I was beginning to think I’d drown before My Silver Flask could be shared with others. They have helped me make it even better, although it is a darn good book and hopefully the world will smile a bit more when they read it. Thank you, Leona, you’ve always been there for me.”

Betty Ruth Read has been on the verge of writing a novel since the 1940s, when her high school teacher predicted she was destined for greatness. College was a snap, as she mastered the power of the written word to convince her professors that she knew more about a subject than she did. Even the ex-husband who dumped her after 23 years predicted she’d write a book someday. Her children, Alan and Robbie, have always had faith that she would write down the stories she’d told them. Her granddaughter Tyler asked when she was going to write her book-and at the age of 86, she figured she’d waited long enough. She hopes to crank out a couple more before she turns 100.


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The Roaring Twenties come to life in this extraordinary story of two couples who become soul mates and are on their way to wealth and fame. Talented teenager Annie sees the amazing dancer Mark at local dance contests in Fort Worth, Texas. She watches Mark and his beautiful dance partner tear up the floor, and sip from a silver flask. Determined to dance with Mark and find out what is in the flask, Annie defies her conservative parents and starts following Mark. Eventually she becomes his dance partner, and discovers that the lovely woman he used to dance with is his sister, Lorraine. Against her parents’ objections, she moves in with Lorraine, who is the mistress to Greg, a very wealthy man in an unhappy marriage. Greg recognizes Mark and Annie’s potential, and becomes their manager. United in talent and love, Mark and Annie marry, and become “The Dancing Kromers.” Mark and Annie, and Greg and Lorraine bond deeply through adventures as wild as the times they live in, from Fort Worth to Broadway, from the glow of the footlights to the glare of temptation, from show girls to gangsters, and from unknowns to millionaires benefiting from the oil boom. Vivid, colorful, richly characterized, The Silver Flask is a page-turner that will draw you in and enchant you with the best of a bygone era.

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Introducing JustasPoetic, author of Pieces of My Reflection

“Both Leona and Lisa were exceptional. Their communication, suggestions, and help during my publication process was amazing. My experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding!”

Kimberly Smith, who writes poetry under the pen name JustasPoetic, has always used writing as a form of self-expression. It wasn’t until an 8th grade Creative Writing class that she realized that she had a passion for writing short stories and poetry. From then to now, she has been committed to pursuing her life-long dream to become an author. With this publication of “Pieces of My Reflection,” her dream has come true. Kimberly was born and raised in Mississippi, but moved to Indianapolis, IN, in 2000. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and owns a company called Eskay Footprints, LLC, which provides virtual bookkeeping services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and churches. Kimberly will also release her first children’s book in 2016. Kimberly continues to reside in Indianapolis with her husband and 3 children.


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The words literally jump off the page and into your heart and mind; nostalgia at its best. Each poem takes you to a place frequently visited in the mind and reality, as it embodies just what the heart and soul hungers for. Taking you on a journey that is melancholy and reflective, the mood is set from start to finish. Pieces of My Reflection is a contemporary composition of poetry that gives you a glimpse into the thoughts of JustasPoetic and a preview of what’s to come for this modern day writer. If you follow closely, there is a story written of love that withholds an empathetic heart; plus the rage that exists towards the naysayers of the world, who never believed. The author carefully, but aggressively, introduces the inner voice that longs for the reality of fantasy and dreams, yet finds contentment and happiness in the roller coaster of emotions that exist in this journey called life.

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