Introducing Charles Taylor, author of The Demon Who Became an Angel

“Outskirts, you guys are the best! I have not had much experience with publishing in the past, but I hope other companies are almost as great as you all, for their authors’ sake!”

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Taylor grew up selling drugs and robbing people, treating women like pieces of meat, and when an adult, he went to jail, then gave his life to Jesus. When he got out, he got a job as an exterminator. Writing songs, poetry, plays, etc. are his hobbies. He’s now an owner of his own exterminating company and a father of a very handsome eight-year-old son. He also plans to write more books, songs, plays, and movie scripts.

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Growing up around career criminals had me believing that the average working class american was dumb. Being molested at a very young age made me very promiscuous. Fast money and fast females were all I wanted until my life changed. Watching people die and going through so many ups and downs I realized something had to give. My name is Charles Taylor and “The Demon Who Became an Angel” is the story based on my real life experiences. None of the names in the book are real except for mine. Certain details of this book have been altered to protect others’ identities.

Introducing Myrlande E. Sauveur, author of Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for your Soul

I would like to thank the whole team for helping me to accomplish one of my dreams. Jennifer has been great and very helpful.

Myrlande E. Sauveur is a dynamic and creative youth counselor whose personality and sense of humor enable her to convey a meaningful message accessible to all. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories, but she especially loves to teach people how to communicate on a deeper level with God. Myrlande lives in Stamford, Connecticut. She is the Co-Chair of Dorcas Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping Haitian college students and Haitian women in Stamford, CT and the surrounding areas by providing them with charitable services in the form of scholarships, college fairs and health fairs.


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Oftentimes, the vicissitudes of life get in the way of building an intimate relationship with God. We live in a fast-paced society and sometimes feel overwhelmed to the point that we question God’s plan for our life. “Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul” offers a dozen meditational reflections, supported by daily key verse, as a regulator to give our lives the rhythm we need to enhance our self-esteem, elevate our morale, increase our faith, and strengthen our fellowship with the Lord. We all need vitamins and minerals to stay physically healthy, and we need the Word of God to remain spiritually healthy. These pages contain nuggets of peace and wisdom for a troubled society and its weary people-and with daily meditation and reflection on God’s Word, you will nourish your soul and soothe your spirit.

Introducing Amirali Dossa, author of Religious Beliefs And An Alternative

“I think Outskirts Press is just awesome!”

Amirali Dossa was born in East Africa and educated on the East Coast and has a very successful computer career in California. The inspiration for this book was my other books. I found this book an intellectual challenge. I hope everyone shares the same perception when they reflect on their beliefs.


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A unique insight to beliefs of Hinduism, Islam and Christianity one has taken for granted. A book giving one an alternative path to consider.

Introducing Ivan A. Rogers, author of Grace Nuggets Uncovered

“Leona was superb in her representation of Outskirts Press. I felt confident that she was truly concerned for my best interests and was responsive to all my questions. Thanks for everything!”

Ivan A. Rogers is an ordained Christian minister of many years and has served in the following positions: Pastor; Executive Director of Churches; President of a Bible College; Chaplain at two nursing/retirement communities and, founder/president of Good Report Ministries. He is also a published author of three books: Judas Iscariot Revisited and Restored (2008), Dropping Hell and Embracing Grace (2012) and, Grace Nuggets Uncovered (2015). He and his wife, Elsie, reside in Urbandale, Iowa.


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How many times have we read the Bible thinking we had it down pat only to discover something new and wonderful the very next time we opened its sacred pages? Grace Nuggets Uncovered is dedicated to revealing beautiful truths about God’s love and grace that you may have overlooked before, but this time you won’t have to look long or dig deep to find them. However, you may need to obtain a bigger spiritual treasure chest to contain all these great revelatory grace promises you are about to uncover in this book. Enjoy!

Introducing J.T. Dossett, author of Finding Bobby Ray

Since this as my first experience, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. From my first contact with Jerry, to be passed on to Brie, I was more than pleased with our partnership.  I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you. I just have to look more closely at the tomes of info that you supply and the cafeteria selections you offer at numerous prices. I will say that, I would like to work with you again and I’ve already started my next book. I may take a different tack the next time especially with the marketing effort. Thank you. I would love to see your production facility and meet some of the people who work there!

J. T. Dossett embarked on his journey to determine his origins in the “back forty” of his life. That’s when he discovered the identity of his biological parents and that his given name was “Bobby Ray.” He lives in East Tennessee, with his wife, Brenda, and is in the process of writing his second novel.


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My name is Harley. I was thrown away when I was a child. But I was found by angels that folded me in their wings and delivered me to a safe place. It wasn’t heaven; it was imperfect in ways that mere mortals are apt to gaum things up, but it was close to paradise, especially for a young ‘un; with creeks to swim, hollers and cool, deep woods to explore; and hillsides on which to lay down in the sun, surrounded by fields of wildflowers and the whisper of the wind in the long, waving grass. In this heaven, on the Cumberland Plateau, in East Tennessee, I felt blessed to be a child of the earth, which made me feel sacred; nurtured by folks who taught me many lessons; about humility, the sanctity of simple living, and that family, blood- kin or not, like love, is everything. As I grew older, I began to believe I was different than these angels that called me their own. I believed that I was not like them; that I had borrowed my identity from those who found me. Surrounded by their glory, I still felt alone and wondered worriedly, about my beginnings. A rage filled me that I couldn’t explain and I drifted away from my divine nature, wondering why I came into this life in the first place. After several hard-learned lessons, I felt sacred once more. But my sweet life was interrupted when I discovered Bobby Ray, and was confronted by the unhinged entity that wanted to reclaim him. This is our story.

 

 

Introducing Patrick J. O’Connor, Ph.D., author of College Counseling for School Counselors

“I couldn’t have asked for more from Leona. I was on a tight deadline, and her efficient approach to handling my edits, offering advice, and giving encouragement really kept the process– and me– going. I couldn’t have asked for more– and I asked for a lot!”

Patrick O’Connor is on the political science faculty of Oakland Community College, and is associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools, both in Metropolitan Detroit. A national speaker on all issues related to college admissions and education, Patrick teaches a college counseling course to both preservice and experienced counselors, and presents workshops on these topics to students, parents, and educators. Collegeisyours@comcast.net


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With more college options and higher college costs, students and parents need the advice and support of a well-informed school counselor to guide them through the college selection process. College Counseling for School Counselors gives counselors everything needed to build a successful college counseling program, no matter how many students they work with. After creating a framework for a strong curriculum, College Counseling for School Counselors shows how to explore all college options with students and families, including options for students with special needs and talents. The follow-up activities in each chapter give counselors resources that bring the ideas to life, and a three year calendar shows counselors how to introduce every idea at a manageable pace, building to a comprehensive college counseling program and strong individual college plans for every student. Busy, caring counselors will find everything they need in College Counseling for School Counselors to improve their college counseling program, and reach every student they work with.

Introducing Rebekah Tyne McKamie, author of The Snow Fence

“For the most part, this experience was great! I knew if I had a question, I could simply ask it and it would be answered with patience.”

Rebekah Tyne McKamie has authored numerous devotionals and blogs, advocating for Marriage and aching for the hearts of Christian youth. She lives on five acres in beautiful Colorado with her husband, three children, and far too many animals. For more information, visit www.rebekahtyne.com.


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Seth Gowan, a wealthy teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome, is surrounded by love and predictability until he makes a costly mistake that sets tragedy in motion. Though he is suddenly burdened with a nearly impossible measure of grief, Seth eventually forges bonds with a set of mismatched housemates, and seems to find renewed peace with them. But when someone from Seth’s past suddenly reappears, a looming secret has the power to cause the entire makeshift family to erode. Can love endure and renewal abound enough to hold up against the current? Experience fine wine, sweet music, barbed wire bites, and dry kibble. Blur the lines between healing and hurt, friendship and family, love and hate, the impossible and what is. Each soul on Plaid Row is a work-in-progress. They are also vital brushstrokes in a masterpiece God is unveiling around Seth Gowan – one section of fence at a time.

Introducing William Kenly, author of After the Diagnosis, Medullary Thyroid Cancer Memoirs

“I have dealt with several reps at Outskirts Press, and Leona is the most responsive and professional. I would like to work with her on all future projects. Thank you.”

The 84 stories in this collection are from 66 veterans of Medullary Thyroid Cancer, from nations around the world. Proceeds go totally to cancer research. This book was edited by Elizabeth Simons, Galina McClain, and William Kenly.


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“After The Diagnosis” was conceived one dark February evening during an unusually chatty Facebook MTC cancer group session, as the winter’s third blizzard raged in the Northeast. Four months later, after 66 members of that group had put pen to paper, this collection of 84 stories went to the publisher. The only subject direction was to write about what cancer meant in their lives. No two stories are the same. Every story helps the reader understand about living with cancer. The stories are raw, insightful, and uplifting. Each story is a gem, and there are postings from those who have recently passed away, and writings from the children and parents. These stories are brimming with honesty, healing, and an understanding of our collective mortality. Comments from the cancer authors: “I feel like I live on a log in the middle of a river, waiting for it to be pulled over the waterfall.” “With all the twists and turns during my MTC years, I feel as though I am always playing ‘Whack-A-Mole’.” “I am so happy I did this. It is so relieving to pull it up and out of myself. I still get emotional reading it, though.” “I don’t like to complain usually, so it was a bit difficult to admit how hard writing my story was for me…since the big diagnosis.” Excerpts from the stories: “‘I feel a lump’, was the first thing I heard from my PCP. I had just thought I was tired and gaining weight because of menopause…” “In the end, I can nudge the cancer and tell it to move over. We’re in this together, for the long haul. The enemy, if you want to name one, is not cancer. It’s fear.” “Respectfully, I say ‘thank you’ to my cancer for showing me what an awesome life I have and what amazing family and friends I have been blessed with. And don’t forget, Cancer, “you are my bitch.” “Cancer changes people. It sculpts us into someone who Understands more deeply, Hurts more often, Appreciates more quickly, Cries more easily, Hopes more desperately, Loves more openly, and Lives more passionately.”

Introducing Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo, author of Phonetics in the Classroom: A Handbook for Beginners

“I love everything about publishing with Outskirts Press.”

Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo did her tertiary education in the University of Yaounde 1 Cameroon where she obtained a PhD in Linguistics in 2006 with specialization in Phonology. She has been teaching phonetics for the past fifteen years in the University of Yaounde 1 Cameroon, University of Burundi and now the National University of Lesotho. She has published in several accredited journals in her areas of research interest, including a book on Phonology. Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo was born in Cameroon and is married with four children. She is currently an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the National University of Lesotho.


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“Phonetics in the Classroom: A Handbook for Beginners” is a handbook that will prove invaluable to all students and teachers of Linguistics, and will also be useful to those working in other, connected fields. The aim of this handbook is to provide students with practical skills and a conceptual framework to do further work in phonetics. It will give training in the production, perception, physiological and acoustic description, and IPA transcription of the speech sounds used in the languages of the world. The main function of the handbook is to provide the essential background for beginners so that they can be equipped for further work in phonetics. The book introduces students to the sounds of languages in general while at the same focusing on the sounds of spoken English, with emphases on the description of consonants and vowels, the stress patterns of English, and the use and functions of English intonation. Throughout, hundreds of examples are given from the world’s languages although there is an obvious concentration on English.

Introducing Larry Baughn, author of The Ghost Hunter

“This is the first novel I have ever written, let alone publish, and Outskirts Press was there for me all-the-way! They walked me through all the intricacies associated with preparing and editing my book, which I was totally unaware of, and when I had too many questions for a simple email, my representative contacted me by phone and led me through all the ins and outs. I’m now a published author and Outskirts Press is still there for me, answering post publication questions and giving me excellent information about marketing my book. I will definitely choose them again when I finish with my second novel!”

Having grown up in the sixties, the author witnessed both the tragedies and the triumphs that this tumultuous decade produced. Goaded on by a personal tragedy during the early months of 1966, he set out in a world devoid of cell phones, personal computers and the internet on a life long journey to discover his place in the universe and the answer to the ultimate question: Is there life after death? A retired Navy veteran who now lives in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife Pat, Larry spends his time writing, singing and enjoying his children and grandchildren.


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On a summer night in 1966, pre-teens Pete Hanson and best friend Doug McHenry, both bored and fully awake, decide to conduct an innocent experiment during a sleepover in the wee hours of the morning. Little do they realize as they sit upon the living room floor that their curious questions about the mysteries of life and death, directed now toward an innocuous looking game board, will produce answers that instantly catapult them into a desperate life and death struggle, not only for their own lives but those of their friends and the world at large. Aided by their small group of friends: Alan Stevens, Phillip Geiger and Melanie Davis, they will race against time, space, conspiracies and the forces of darkness in a valiant attempt to save their families and their world from total destruction, even if it means that one of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.