Introducing Joann Grantling Braswell, author of Generations of Fadeless Memories

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Joann Grantling Braswell is a retired educator whose dedicated career was recognized with two Educator of the Year awards. She was also nominated twice for the McKibben Lane Award, and appeared multiple times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Her poem “When I Look in the Mirror” appeared in the county’s Handbook for Middle School Parents.

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As Times Change, Women’s Courage Stays the Same. Three generations of mothers and daughters come vividly to life in this extraordinary family memoir, which captures and explores the experiences of women who stood up bravely to the sometimes nearly intolerable tragedies…and who survived to give life to the women after them. You might think that life in the early 1900s was very different from life today, but as you read, you’ll see that hope and heartache, duty and desire, courage and compassion have stayed the same over the past century, though the era in which events occur dictates the protocol for expressing these common experiences. You’ll meet Cora, who carried an intolerable secret; Ethel, whose marriage fell apart in ways she could not have imagined; Joann, whose lifelong fear was mirrored in the terrible experience she had to face. Visceral, unforgettable, and deeply important, Generations of Fadeless Memories bears witness not only to the extraordinary women of one family, but to the forces of social, racial, and gender equality in the 20th century.

Introducing Iris Maria Goebel, author of Pigtails and Pigweed

“My publishing experience with Outskirts Press was superb! They published my memoir, Pigtails and Pigweed, from start to finish within seven weeks, and I am absolutely delighted with the end result. I will definitely use Outskirts Press to publish my next book.”

Iris Maria Goebel grew up on a farm in Central Alberta, Canada. She and her husband now live on a farm in Michigan, and they have been blessed with many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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In Iris Goebel’s touching and entertaining memoir, discover what it was like to grow up at the end of an era when most farmhouses had no electricity, no indoor plumbing, and no telephones-an era when most farmers were still using horses to farm their land, and there were no modern conveniences. Iris grew up during and after the Great Depression. Life was busy and hard in these years, and money was scarce for most everyone-it was a time when neighbors helped neighbors, and families turned to their community for support. Iris and her family faced many challenges and a near-death experience, but she also recounts some of the embarrassing and humorous moments that come from growing up on a farm and attending one-room country schools. Many wonderful memories, indeed!

Introducing MC Hansen, author of Journal of a Camp Host

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After a 30 year career spent in the corporate world, while earning a degree in Marketing and Graphic Communications, MC Hansen sets out on a free-lance venture Camp Hosting with her cat and newly found handsome partner/photographer.

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This comedic and romantic non-fiction is a journal of actual events that take place during their time in the Nicolet and Ocala National Forests. Also recorded, cross-country travel routes with some heart-felt lessons to be learned along the way. Finally these snowbirds find their new place to call home.

Introducing Dr. Frank Eden Godfrey, Sr., author of Cracker Boy

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Dr. Frank Eden Godfrey, Sr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to William Henry and Octavia Smalls Godfrey. He attended totally segregated schools from Kindergarten through High School. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement spear-headed by Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Saint Augustine’s College; Masters Degrees from Texas Southern University, and Harvard University; and a Doctorate Degree from Harvard University. He is a retired college professor; he worked for NASA, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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Follow the painful journey of a young, light-skinned African American boy as he deals with hatred and discrimination from whites as well as from his own people. For some he was not quite black enough, but for some others, he was still too black. Being born with light skin and blonde hair was an advantage to many slaves as they might be given special status, but for young Frank, two generations removed from slavery, it was more like a curse. He was hated and despised by many of his race. Some dark-skinned Blacks hated him because of his light skin while some light-skinned Blacks hated him because he did not think as they did. And, many whites hated him because he was still Black, despite his light skin. Frank would experience a painful triple oppression.

Introducing Michele Seals McConnell, author of Life of Lieutenant Colonel James A. Seals: 100 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor

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About Colonel Seals:  I was born in a log cabin on 5 April 1916 in the Bellview Community, Bledsoe County, Pikeville, TN. I served on numerous bases throughout the world during my military career. I was awarded many decorations and awards during this time.

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I am 100 years old World War II veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. My name is Lt. Col. James A. Seals. I am 100 years old, World War II Veteran, and Pearl Harbor Survivor. This back cover photo was taken 6 December 1941 the night before the Japanese attacked Hawaii. A friend and I were supposed to go to the USS Pennsylvania that evening, however, we decided to go to Honolulu for dinner, drinks, and watch the hula girls dance. It was very late on 6 December so we decided not to go to the USS Pennsylvania until the next morning. On the beautiful calm, sunny morning of 7 December we were enjoying a walk to the USS Pennsylvania. We were about 200 feet away from the ship- another couple of minutes we would have been on board. The Japanese warplanes swooped down dropping bombs and firing machine guns. Chaos erupted.

Introducing Myrna Lovett, author of A Childhood Without Amenities

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Myrna Lovett is a full-time wife and mother. She has a son who is six, and a stepson who is sixteen. She was born and raised in the Philippines, and has lived in the United States since 2005. She earned an associate’s degree and majored in general studies at Central Texas College.

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A Childhood Without Amenities is a searing, heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of survival and determination. This is the story of a girl who had nothing in life to cherish except the very fact that she was alive. At the age of six, her mother invited her to commit suicide. But despite this shocking psychological and emotional abuse, Myrna learned how to dig deep into the very core of her being, to find the will to survive. This extraordinary personal story offers hope and the possibility of healing to those who have survived or are in the process of dealing with similar circumstances, or with the stress and trauma of any type of abuse. Myrna will show you that even in the darkest hour, you can be a hero to yourself, and you can make a difference in your own life by making choices that are good and right. With faith, persistence, and a strong commitment to moving forward in light despite dark days past, Myrna shows you that miracles are possible.

Introducing Rick Whitlow, author of Swagger

“I am so happy to be a member of the Outskirts Press family of authors. From start to finish the staff walked me through the process with the end result being the book which I had always imagined. The staff perhaps made it a little better than even I envisioned. It has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to working with Outskirts Press on my next book project.”

Rick Whitlow was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. A star athlete who attended Illinois State University on a basketball scholarship. His background in media and public relations catapulted him into the arena of politics where he gracefully navigated the sometimes hostile racial, social, and economic landscape.

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Although it has a sports backdrop, this book goes far beyond athletic accomplishments and achievements. Rick takes an up close and personal look at the broadcast journalism industry, politics, personal relationships, cancer diagnosis, and, last but certainly not least, race in America and how it affects those areas and others. Throughout the book you will probably recognize many people places and situations. Perhaps learn something about someone you thought you knew.