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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Book description…

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.

Introducing Diana Carter, author of Broken Promises: Shattered Dreams

“I was so impressed with the services received from Outskirts Press. I had a wonderful publishing experience and can’t wait to publish my next book.”

Diana Carter, after managing a home-based business providing business services to students and small business owners, found writing enlightening. She is presently working on the sequel to Broken Promises. Diana holds a Master degree in Management from University of Phoenix and working towards her DBA in Organizational Leadership at Walden University.

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Emily Ann Simmons-Blackstone had it all-a supportive husband, two wonderful children, two great siblings, and the most awesome best friend a person could ever have. Then on a cold fall morning the unthinkable happened, her husband the man she loved for almost three decades died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Emily and her children were saved by the grace of God and her best friend since they were eleven years old Arlene Simone Jacobs. Emily and Arlene’s personalities were like night and day but they got along famously and supported each other through thick and thin. Almost a decade after losing her husband Emily decided to move on with her life and then walked in handsome attorney David Lee Redmond. David brought the love back into Emily’s life that she though she would never feel again. At odds from the beginning Arlene and David did not like to share Emily’s affections so stuck in the middle Emily had to find a middle ground. Before that could happen tragedy struck and once again Emily was stuck in the middle of her new love and best friend. From sadness, to love, to disbelief this story of family support and friendship proves there can be peace after one have lived through broken promises and shattered dreams.

Introducing Nadi Williams, author of Seal the Deal

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been nothing less than remarkable. Four days after I submitted my manuscript, I learned that it had been selected for publication. Immediately, the support began to pour in. It started with Jamie. She walked me step-by-step through the process and answered every question in detail before passing me over to Laura who became my biggest cheerleader until the book was published. I believed that my book was great before submission. Outskirts Press confirmed that belief and are helping me convince others of this fact. Not only would I recommend this publishing company, I plan to use them again. So grateful our paths crossed.”

Nadi Williams received her bachelor degree from the University of San Diego. She has been working on her loving marital relationship for 26 years and is the mother of two adult children. As a military wife of 22 years, Nadi is known for her matchmaking ability and for helping others problem-solve relationship and parenting issues. Nadi has journeyed through obstacles in her own life and now seeks truth, compassion, and levels of understanding when choosing to move forward in forming and maintaining meaningful relationships.

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While every relationship has its issues, only those who are willing to work at them-truthfully and without judging-can enjoy the successes that come with building them up. Seal the Deal is an intimate book about looking at one’s self and learning to accept the person in the mirror in order to facilitate healthy relationships with others. With examples from the author’s life, this book guides the reader through their own personal journey, allowing them to explore areas that they feel confident in and to examine other areas in their relationships that could use some work. Seal the Deal is an easy-to-follow, inspirational resource for those looking to improve and retain healthy, loving relationships with others. It shares the many reasons to love, to engage in a committed relationship with one person, and to build upon a solid foundation that can then be shared with others.

Introducing T. Charles Brantley Ph.D, author of Thou Shalt NOT Be Full Time Parents

“Laura is the best. I would like to only work with her. She is the main reason I keep coming back.”

T. Charles Brantley Ph.D is chief counselor at Strong Marriages. He has earned a double Doctorate and Master Degrees from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He has an Accredited Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Diploma in Biblical Counseling from American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition, he has authored 22 national published books titles including: “Married Couples: Thou Shalt Have Great Sex,” “New Sheets: Hot Passionate Undefiled Married Sex” and “Return To The Garden Of Eden.” He is a radio and TV personality in the North East.

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Always full-time lovers never full-time parents. This statement must rain in your head like crazy. You can’t fall into the trap of being full- time parents. You have to stay the course and fight that spirit that says you must give all to the child. You must remain full-time lovers. You have to fight it. You have to make it a priority to be full-time lovers. I know the child needs you, but your husband or wife needs you more. Yes, I said it. We can admit that we will never hold down the lover part consistently, and now and then put being the parent into the mix. Usually, what takes priority is being a full-time parent. If you want to be GREAT parents be an abnormal couple in love. Go against the flow of loving your kids more than each other. The more you love your spouse the more you can love your children.

Introducing Ruth Pollack, author of Everything I Need To Know I Learned In A Dysfunctional Family

“I chose Outskirts Press as my publisher because they were rated number 1 with Consumer Reviews. They were always just an email or a phone call away when I needed help and support. I would highly recommend publishing with Outskirts Press.”

Ruth Pollack has deemed her life purpose is to help and serve others. She has worked as a Prevention Specialist in public schools helping students and their families through crisis intervention. Ruth and her husband spent several years empowering women as volunteers in a domestic violence shelter in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Ruth manages a community family resource center full time and also helps to feed and distribute contributed items to the homeless on the weekends. In 2004 Ruth was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Ruth resides in Ohio with her husband of 35 years, Gary. They have three wonderful children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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Ruth writes her memoir with raw and intense honesty. Refusing to have grown up through pain and suffering for no apparent reason, Ruth inserts a life lesson she learned as a result of experiencing a particular family dysfunction. “Sticky Notes” are inspirational lines that offer encouragement and support found throughout the book, making her book the first memoir written with a self-help connotation. Ruth realized that pain stays alive in us when we hold onto what has been done to us, so with candor and frankness, she shares her amazing story. Who better to help someone who has been mistreated, abused and neglected, than someone who also was mistreated-and overcame! An incredible book – even if its subject matter has nothing to do with your situation, this story can help you to understand your own life and circumstances more clearly. Family dysfunction touches millions of people and has no boundaries. It is found in every country and in all walks of life, taking victims in every social class, income bracket and education level. “This book is a must-read for educators. Honest and transparent, Ruth Pollack shares her personal story of tragedy and triumph, survival and success. The childhood experiences she discloses are at times uncomfortable – experiences that are current realities for many children in our schools – she reminds us to always show compassion and concern for our students.” -Melissa Thompson, K-12 Administrator

Introducing Sabrina Blount Watson, author of When You Have to Be the Man

“This was my first published piece. Outskirts Press made this process very enjoyable. I can’t wait to begin on my next project with Outskirts. I highly recommend their professional and knowledgeable services to anyone who is considering publishing.”

Sabrina Blount Watson has earned a B.S. in Psychology, a M.A. in Education with years of experience as a teacher; she is currently a PhD candidate in Human Services specializing in Family Studies. She grew up in a single-parent home with a strong loving mother and although she is now a single-mother to her two children whose father is deceased; she believes that her life experiences have been her greatest teachers.

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Single mothers are perfect for God. Imagine a people who are considered by many to be undesirable and disadvantaged because of their circumstances. What could God make of people like this? “When You Have to Be the Man” was written with single mothers in mind. It reveals the wonderful strength and human potential of women and mothers through grace given by the power of Jesus Christ. Making Christ all the man we’ll ever need. As you read through “When You Have to be the Man,” you will be challenged to open your heart and mind to the power of God in your own life. As God gives you understanding of your present, healing from your past and a clear direction for your future, allow Him to speak to you in love. Despite the criticism that has been directed at single mothers today, the time has come for women to let God be glorified through how we live our lives and how we raise our children with Him as the head. No longer should single mothers who desire to reflect the beauty and excellence of God be viewed as inferior or deprived but demonstrators of God’s ability to bless single mothers extraordinarily as we allow Him to be the Man in our lives. What extraordinary things can you expect when God becomes your Man?