Introducing Teresa Tuten, author of Silent Agony

“I am enjoying my new book: Silent Agony – A novel. The Outskirts Press team has done an awesome job with the designed cover and interior. Now, I look forward to writing my children’s book. I will use this publisher again for my fifth novel. I have used three different publishers and Outskirts Press is, by far, the best!”

Teresa Tuten lives in South Carolina with her husband and children. She has been writing for ten years and has a degree in creative writing, fitness and nutrition, and cosmetology and barbering. She has published three other books, and has owned and operated her own business for the past sixteen years. She enjoys writing fiction novels about everyday life and the issues we all face. In the future, she plans to write a children’s book as well. Teresa enjoys spending time at her happy place-the beach. And she also enjoys listening to other people tell her about their own life story.

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No matter how hard she tried, Jenna couldn’t save them all. Jenna was too involved with her clients-had been since day one at the agency. Having walked the horrid path of abuse in her marriage to Tom, it still played on her emotions causing self-doubt. Since her divorce, she vowed to help every abused woman and child she could. Each time Jenna had to attend the funeral of a client she felt like a failure. Refusing to give in to her feelings, she fought hard to start over and put the past behind her, even though she still experienced a silent agony of her own. Jenna had worked side by side with the local DA on many domestic violence cases. And on occasion, she’d had to testify regarding a client causing her life to be put in danger. But if she could save one woman from meeting their demise, it was worth it. Roger Hawthorn had been DA for many years, and hadn’t lost a case thus far. He’d earned the respect and support of fledgling attorneys as well. But a woman he knew had been placed in a penitentiary and held against her will. Not even Roger could get the judge to overturn the sentence. Working with Roger and helping abused clients had pushed Jenna out her comfort zone, making her have compassion for others when she reaches out to offer hope of seeing change. But will it be enough to help Jenna bury the past and finally find the man of her dreams?

Introducing Jo D. Tanenbaum, author of GET to the POINT: A History of the Pencil

“My rep, Jamie, was kind, efficient, prompt and knowledgeable.”

Jo Tanenbaum grew up in Chicago and studied at the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, and Florida State University, where she received a Ph.D. in French Literature. She taught French to middle school and high school students in Tallahassee, Florida for thirty years. She and her husband now live in Los Angeles, California.. She has written FDR and the Dime: the Defeat of Polio and Crooks and Canes: Bible, Bebop and Beyond.

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We have a big selection of writing instruments today—3D pens, mechanical pencils, dry erase markers, watercolor pencils, rollerball pens, and gel ink pens. Technology never stops. Fads come and go. But through thick and thin, there’s one writing instrument that’s still around—the pencil. This book relates the journey of this humble survivor. And what a journey it has been—Egypt, Rome, Athens, Siberia, England, Germany, the United States. The reader will discover that it takes a world of resources to produce the simple pencil.

Introducing Dan Wemer, author of A Toilet Book to Positive Living: Easy Steps to a Positive Life

“This the second time Bridget has helped me through the book process.  As before, she is extremely diligent and keeps me informed at all times during the process.”

Dan Wemer is originally from Indiana. He enjoys his family, writing, hunting, motorcycle riding and studying Native American history.

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Do you get tired of people telling you what you are doing wrong in life? Do you get caught up in the daily drama of life? Then, this uplifting motivation book, written by the uncommon working man, is going to help you get through life’s daily obstacles.

Introducing T.L. Needham, author of Kitty Claus

“I am and was very demanding and anxious to get this project done before Thanksgiving, since it is a Christmas book. Colleen was very patient with me and responsive . . . and most importantly, the book was published the day before Thanksgiving. So, I am thankful to Colleen and the entire team that worked on this book. Thanks!”

T.L. Needham has published several award-winning books, including When I Was a Child and a collection of poetry called Pesky Poems, in which Kitty Claus was originally published. Needham was also founder and publisher of Relocation/Realty UPDATE, a national news magazine on corporate relocation and real estate issues, and he was publisher and editor of Kansas City Parent magazine during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has also been a national speaker and trainer on real estate and relocation issues. Now retired, Needham lives in the Chicago area and writes full time. Kitty Claus is illustrated by Lizzy Dodig, a talented young artist and high school freshman. She has a wide variety of interests and talents, but illustrative art is her passion.

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On a snowy Christmas Eve, a fierce cat named Kitty Claws rules over a family of thin, starving mice, keeping them from the tempting treats left out for Santa. But when the father mouse rescues Kitty Claws from danger, their relationship is transformed from one of adversity to a new bond of mutual friendship and Christmas spirit. Kitty Claus is a delightful story-poem of transformation, courage, and righteous behavior. With beautiful illustrations and endearing characters, this book will be a treasured addition to any family’s library.

Introducing Angela M. Smith, author of Lost & Found: Knowledge is Learned

“I am very happy with my book and the experience was awesome. My Outskirts Press reps had so much knowledge and ideas that helped to create a beautiful book.”

Angela M. Smith lends you direct insight into her life and the situations she has had to address in relationships in Lost & Found. We have all been through some type of drama that makes you stop, think and write about it. Knowledge is learned.

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A poet in her own right, Angela M. Smith has confronted the most delicate topics of her life. Lost & Found has that life journey that you travel, taking you from one moment in time to another. Angela’s poems take you through her life as they happen, from “Calm Down Mother” to “Climb Until You Rise,” you are sure to be captivated by the stories behind some of the poems.

Introducing Larry ‘Von Lars’ Wehunt, author of The Bachelor’s Guide to the Galaxy!

“I am really excited about my first book publication with Outskirts Press! They did a wonderful job in prepping my book and getting it ready for a mass audience! I know my book will be very successful.”

This is the first book project from the author Larry ‘Von Lars’ Wehunt which he hopes will go to press and create quite a stir and become a national and international underground cult classic and best-seller. He is also a prolific writer and a blogger in cyberspace. He details how he worked the American dating scene as a former nightclub prowler turned “International Man of Mystery” 007 Style. He generously shares his dynamic insight, wit, advice and manly wisdom. Von Lars lives in Glendale Arizona near Phoenix in his own swinging retro and modern style space-age bachelor pad and has many friends and admirers along with his black Labrador retriever. Visionary, saint, huckster, rebel, snake-oil salesman, wiseguy, modern-day charlatan and man-about-town, office desk jockey, jack of all trades, entrepreneur, a foot soldier and braveheart in the corporate cubicle trench warfare of today, bachelor extraordinaire and Hugh Hefner wannabe, Von Lars pulls no punches like a raging bull boxer in the ring of life. He tells it the way it really is like an arrow in flight, shoots his intellectual wit and life observations with both barrels loaded and takes no prisoners for his first written bachelor manifesto and man’s man debut to the entire world! Enjoy!

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The Bachelor’s Guide To The Galaxy is not your typical self-deprecating cheesy and kind of funny at times bachelor cookbook, bachelor how to decorate or grill-out guide, how to start a campfire, how to make a killer martini, or laser-focused college dormitory party guide, but instead it is rather a comprehensive and insightful mind-blowing journey into the all-encompassing jet-setting lifestyle of the free modern day American and western bachelor including all aspects of life. Whether you are a taxicab driver or bartender, a professional corporate desk-jockey or manager in business, a stockbroker or lawyer, a tech-savvy dot com guy, a plumber or rancher or truck driver, or just the regular guy who lives next door going to college or trade school, this book was written exclusively for you! Experience the ultimate bachelor lifestyle whether you are a fat cat in business, a middle class cubicle dude on the so called corporate fast track like in the movie Office Space or on a tight fraternity or high school budget still able to party your ass off every night of the week. It is time to tell your girlfriend a good story line and get out of town to be the fearless weekend warrior and domestic and international traveler who indulges his desires in hedonistic verve for life and for more lustful passion! This book IS the Big Leagues, the Adult Disneyland and the Great Pyramid of combined ancient and modern male wisdom and knowledge which I have accumulated for you in these written pages while smoking my trademark pipe and wearing my playboy bachelor robe and slippers. I think you will love it! This book will challenge conventional wisdom and shake up the status quo and show you how to take control of your manly life. The smart bachelor knows that to change your life that you must first change your thinking! Learn to plan for a life of success and to be one of the lucky ones. As our credo echoes in time immortal and as we race in our roman chariots we boldly proclaim to all, “Onwards to the Empire! And May God Save the Bachelor King!”

Introducing Trisha K.M. Szto, author of Hapa Babies, Happy Blessings

“I’d like to thank each one of you for helping me along my Outskirts Press journey in publishing my book “Hapa Babies, Happy Blessings.” You made each stage of the process a very positive experience. I really appreciate your patience. Getting my book going took longer than I had initially thought and that was my doing. I also had to incorporate my dream of publishing this book into everyday living. Everything fell into place in good time. I hope my book is read and seen as a testimony of my faith in God and a gift my children will one day appreciate.”

Trisha K. M. Szto is the mother of three loving and energetic little boys. She was baptized and raised in the Catholic faith. Trisha was born to a Chinese-Jamaican mother and an American born Scotch-Irish father. She currently resides in Southern California with her American born Chinese husband and their Hapa sons. She has a B.S. in Human Development with a minor in Psychology and a M.A. in Organizational Management. She is a full-time working mom.

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This is a story of a mommy’s heartfelt prayers for her unborn babies that really did come true. All expecting mommies hope that their babies are healthy in every shape, way, and form. This mommy wasn’t any different. However, with her deep faith in God she prayed every night before each baby was born to ask for His blessings on her babies. Knowing that each baby would have a unique look because of his mixed Asian ethnicity, the mommy so graciously asked in the silence of her heart a little something different and special for each one. By the grace of God her prayers were answered.