Introducing Tess Kossow, author of I’m Very Ferris: A Child’s Story about In Vitro Fertilization

“Outskirts Press assisted me in turning my career dream into a reality. I’m Very Ferris became a real, tangible book for children to fall in love with as a beautifully illustrated story that only Outskirts Press could produce. I highly recommend this company for all authors ready to make their mark on the world through a book.”

Tess Kossow is following her entrepreneurial dream with her editorial passion which allows her to be closer to husband, Dan, their son, Ferris, and loyal pup, Mr Big. With approximately one in eight couples experiencing infertility, the topic of IVF is more and more relevant in today’s society. Children, as much as adults, deserve the knowledge of understanding this dedicated process of reproduction, lovingly told through the life of a child.

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Families are made every day, in many ways! Meet Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about his entrance into the world. Told from a child’s point of view, “I’m Very Ferris” gently explains infertility through in vitro fertilization and celebrates the miracle of Ferris’ birth in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book. So join Ferris as he kicks off this refreshingly honest children’s series with an introduction to IVF and what his mama and dad experienced so that they, too, could have a baby of their very own!

Introducing William M. Lybarger, Ed.D., C.T., author of Basics About the Typical Adult Female Human

“My Author Representative was quite excellent and I would request her again with another book.”

William M. Lybarger, Ed.D., C.T., is a licensed counseling psychologist. He earned his degree from Temple University in 1978. Dr. Lybarger has always considered himself to be a counseling “generalist” with particular interest in family/couples’ relationships, neurology, ADD/ADHD, trauma, and nutrition. He is presently a member of the APA, PPA, IATP, and is a Certified Thanatologist (grief and loss) through ADEC. He strives to stay current in his areas of interest and loves being a shepherd to those being challenged by life. “Dr. Bill”, as his colleagues call him, enjoys building and riding his 1/8 scale trains and plays his accordion as time permits. He considers himself to be, “just a regular guy!”

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The more each one of us knows about our intended life partner, the greater the opportunity to build a long-lasting, more durable and meaningful relationship. “Basics About the Typical Adult Female Human” is a work booklet designed to be an interactive communication tool for men who sincerely want to know and understand what is most important and most needed for the women in their lives. This tool provides a framework for obtaining at least some of that information and helps to set the stage for a couple to discuss these things. Intimate knowledge between two loving individuals can lead to a truly intimate relationship on several levels. Men who understand, respect and apply this knowledge in their relationship will be better able to provide the support and nurturance that is needed for the woman in their lives to blossom more fully – to achieve her spiritual intention. This intention may range from being a wife and mother to being a career woman, or to being a blend of the two, or both in different stages of her life. This booklet provides: a Background – an underlying perspective for men using this booklet which includes a list of what most women take responsibility for and/or experience, and a note about one of women’s most primal needs; Observations – a partial blend of specific areas and issues of behaviors, gender differences and misunderstandings that can be of importance in building and maintaining a long-term, loving relationship; and, Suggestions – some things that might be of particular importance to your woman when sharing a home and family life. When used as suggested in the instructions, this booklet helps set the stage to facilitate more effective communication to help establish, maintain, repair, or improve a long-term, loving and meaningful relationship.

Introducing Patricia Little-McCrain, author of How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss? Finding That Prince/Princess: Stories About Online Dating

“From the moment I decided to use Outskirts Press, I knew that I would be very satisfied. My Publishing Consultant was so very helpful and my Author Representative walked me through the process.
I thanks both these ladies for the great job they did for me. This was my second book and I decided to use this company instead of the one that I used for my first book.
I am currently working on a third book about my sleepy little town and will be contacting Outskirts Press again.”

Patricia Little-McCrain was born Patricia Ann McCrain in Flushing, New York, and was raised in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York. When she was ten, she and her family moved to Stuart, Florida. After graduating from Martin County High School in Stuart, Patricia worked as a hairdresser for twenty-five years. She also raised dogs for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and started her own dog care business. She is currently working for the Martin County School District with the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program. Patricia has also worked as a volunteer for many years, and is a volunteer for the Humane Society’s Foster Program. Patricia has two fantastic sons, Nicholas and Dar, and a beautiful daughter-in-law Sarah. Patricia also has two beautiful grandbabies named Camryn and Reese. Patricia wrote her first book, Men Really are From Mars, about her experiences with online dating. Her second book, How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, incorporates other people’s stories-both good and bad-with a few more of her own as well. Patricia is currently working on a third book about the quiet little town of Port Salerno, Florida, the Manatee Pocket, and local Tiki bars and the people that frequent them. If you would like to contact her, she would love to hear from you. Contact information for the author: Website – www.menfrommarsbook.com Website – www.howmanyfrogsdowehavetokiss.com Facebook – Patricia Little-McCrain Email – menreallyrfrommars@yahoo.com Twitter – Patricia L/McCrain @trisha5911

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In Men Really are From Mars, I shared my trials and tribulations with online dating as an older woman. Since publishing my first book, I have been contacted by men and women from all over the United States telling me their stories with the online dating world, and in How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, I share many of those stories with you. Of course, I have added a few of my more recent experiences as well. Some of the stories are heart-warming, some are cautionary tales, and some are just hilarious! Online dating should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, and as you will read, for some folks it was, but for others, it was a disaster. All of these stories are from the heart, and I have gone through it all so that, hopefully, my readers can avoid heartache and scams. The phrase “Take it from someone who’s been there” sums it up pretty well! My journey with online dating continues…

Introducing Gregory L. Pollock, author of Pennies From Josh: Stories of a Father Dealing with the Death of His Only Son

“I want to say that Outskirts did a great job on the book. Everyone I worked with was fantastic and very patient with an old man with little computer skills. I am very happy with the outcome. Thank you very much.”

Mr. Pollock spent most of his adult life as a truck driver. A mostly simple and uneventful life like most of us. He was reluctantly thrust into the role of author after the death of his son. This is a book he felt compelled to write in an attempt to help others dealing with this particular form of grief.

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These are the stories that represent a bond between father and son that even death couldn’t break. They are stories of a form of after-death communication that helped me survive and cope with the death of my only son. Losing a child is a traumatic experience that is unnatural in the order of things and something you never “get over,” you just learn to cope.

Introducing Gloria Rayborn, author of Sharing: Learning to Share

“I worked with Jamie on both books that I self-published. Jamie was patient with me and extremely helpful throughout the process. There were times when I made mistakes in completing production items and Jamie was there each step of the way to assist me.”

Gloria Rayborn is the middle of nine children born to sharecropper parents in Mississippi. She had humble beginnings, but through faith in God and applying her skills she was able to climb the corporate ladder and became an executive with a Fortune 100 company. Gloria retired in 2015 and has devoted her post-retirement time to spending time with family. She is the mother of five and grandmother (GG) to four beautiful granddaughters. Her writings are part of her legacy to her family and she focuses on sharing God’s love, building self-esteem, and instilling values and virtues.

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Four girls learn the importance of sharing and taking turns. Victoria and Mya play well together as long as they have their own toys. Each has a problem with sharing. They encounter a situation while playing with Reese and Aly that teaches them a valuable lesson about sharing.

Introducing Tom Streit, author of Things That Shouldn’t Be Buried

“Laura’s knowledge of the Outskirts publishing process was exceeded only by her personal touch in guiding me through this experience. She is the kind of representative one hopes to get when working with a company online.”

Tom Streit is a twice-retired former Training Director and Pharmacy Technician who believes behind every pair of eyes is a story or series of stories, as is the case with this book. Motivated by this belief, Tom encourages his readers to examine their own life stories in a search for bits of wisdom they have gained which should be shared with others to help them on their journey through life. Using his down home style, Tom speaks to the mind and the heart about practical, philosophical, and spiritual lessons learned on his personal pathway. The father of two sons, one from each of two marriages, he freely relates both ups and downs encountered along the way.

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As surely as God made green apples, He also has set a date for us to enter into an eternal life of peace and joy. A question to consider is this: “Do I want my package of knowledge, skill, and wisdom to be buried with me?” For this voyager, the answer was clear. The purpose of this writing is threefold: first, to share things I’ve learned which should not be buried, secondly, to gratefully acknowledge those who helped me learn them, and finally, to give God all the glory for those deathless contents found in the package of my life. This book will describe times and events in life in which I struggled. It will also reveal instances when I was able to think and act effectively. Some of these experiences may parallel events and circumstances you have already faced or may encounter in the future. My desire is that you will find something here to prepare, lift, and encourage you on your journey.

Introducing Rodney Alexander, author of Guide to Protect Your Teen

“This was a great experience publishing with Outskirts.”

Rodney Alexander, PhD, Organizational Behavior, Information Systems and Technology

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There were 13 emergent themes in this guide and those themes were; lack of parental support, anonymity on the Internet, teenage loneliness, social networking websites and chat rooms, teenage personality (introversive and extroversive), teenage rebellion, teenage need for relationships, instant gratification among teenagers, teenage low self-esteem, improved parental support, improved education, improved law enforcement and additional circumstances leading to the teenage Internet sexual assault phenomenon.