Introducing Ike Avelli, author of A Year In The Life Of Ike Avelli…And It Ain’t Pretty

“Outskirts Press was amazing from the very first conference call, to changes I needed right down to the day the book was released, etc. The process was flawless, and I am thrilled I was able to work with compassionate people who wanted my book to succeed! Good luck to all who are making their dreams a reality!”

Ike Avelli is a Writer, Producer, and Star of his own Adult Variety Shows, such as “50 Shades of Gay” which has been selling out in Cabaret Theaters and Festivals throughout the U.S. He is the Winner of the Get Out Magazine Award for Best LGBT Comedy Performer. He is also a co-host on the #1 Show “The Idiots” on Wildfire Radio. When Ike isn’t performing, he loves to spend time watching his hero Joan Rivers in old clips on the internet. Visit Ike Avelli online at Ikeavelli.net, twitter.com/ike_avelli, instagram.com/ikeavelli

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A Year In The Life Of Ike Avelli…And It Ain’t Pretty! Inspired by Joan Rivers “Diary Of A Mad Diva” and Andy Cohen’s “The Andy Cohen Diaries”, Ike Avelli decided to put pen to paper throughout 2017, without knowing there were going to be some highs and lows during the year. Take a trip with Ike as he hangs out/performs with some of NYC’s brightest entertainers, and follow him as he lands gigs, puts together new shows and travels on the road. He will also treat you to outrageous conversations with his Mom, family, and friends. Ike even invites you into his personal life, which includes trying to find a man, since Ricky Martin has landed a hubby and is no longer on the market. His year is an open book, that will make you laugh out loud and get emotional too, as you will see, not everything in life is peaches and cream. His humor will help you understand why he is currently selling out shows in the U.S.

Introducing Mark Gaedtke, author of Insomniac Dreams

“My first book was published by an Outskirts competitor. I sorely wish I had gone to you first. They were very good, but there is a world of difference between very good and excellent. I am extremely happy with the finished product and will recommend Outskirts Press to my writers group.”

Mark Gaedtke has written a humor column for his hometown newspaper, the Tomahawk Leader, for twenty-five years. He hopes to continue there until either his publishers come to their senses and fire him, or he finds another way to avoid honest work. Mark and his wife, Patti, have eight grown children and eight grandchildren; they reside in a log cabin on the Tomahawk River in northern Wisconsin.

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Mark Gaedtke Tackles Issues Americans Care About; Like Ferrets on Steroids, Porcupine Sex, and Chicken Shrapnel! Why Insomniac Dreams? Good question! I only wish I’d thought of it. This is how it typically happens: It’s bedtime, and Mark dutifully crawls into bed, kisses his long-suffering wife and closes his eyes. Unfortunately, sleep eludes him. For some reason, he can’t seem to quiet what’s left of his mind. Random neural firings short-circuit his sleep patterns – fleeting thoughts of sinkholes, Kardashians, North Korea, and Thirty-Eight Shades of Peanut Butter. He soon finds himself up and writing his short yet pointless stories. Within this book you will find many of Mark’s favorite random neural firings, all of which had, at some time or another, been foisted upon an unsuspecting public as “columns.” It is his hope that this book will cure cancer, make you rich, help you find God, and even drop those last stubborn thirty-eight pounds, all while sitting on your butt at home, eating Moon Pies. But if he could simply make you laugh to the point of snorting coffee through your nose at the breakfast table, that would be fine, too.

Introducing Michael David Baswell, author of Flickering

“This publishing process went so well that I decided to publish my second book, Flickering, with the Outskirts Press team. I can highly recommend the team at Outskirts Press.”

Michael David Baswell grew up in Alabama and currently lives in Birmingham. He enjoys writing about family and friendships and how those relationships are created from paths already taken. Some we can no longer see or touch. We can still experience them in our recollections and retelling of happy, sorrowful, loving and even complicated times. We must recognize and place a high value on the gifts of love we have been given. We should also remain open to the possibility of new relationships with those we meet on the paths we have yet to take.

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More Stories from the Author of Shed Jesus. “Flickering” is a collection of stories from the author of Shed Jesus. These stories capture humorous and other challenges encountered while growing up and living in the South. They have been shared among friends and family. Hopefully these stories will remind readers that you can deal with just about anything. You have to make up your mind to do it. Michael hopes you can relate to the challenges described in Flickering.

Introducing Michael David Baswell, author of Shed Jesus

“I started the search for a publisher and found Outskirts Press. I compared Outskirts Press to other providers and decided that the Ultimate Package from Outskirts Press would be perfect to publish my first book. The team at Outskirts Press took me through the process and provided options so that my book was readily accessible in paperback, Kindle and Nook formats by the end of August 2017. Readers interested in purchasing my book are able to obtain my book in the format that is best for them. They can also provide reviews of the book so that other potential buyers can review before purchasing.”

Michael David Baswell was born in Fort Payne, AL. He was raised in Cullman, AL, where he graduated from Cullman High School. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. This is Michael’s first experience with publishing his writing. The stories are based on actual experiences Michael had while growing up and living in Alabama and the South. He currently lives in Birmingham, AL with his spouse and with…Miss T, their aging Cockatiel.

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Growing Up Southern. This is a collection of stories that occurred while I was growing up and living in Alabama and the Southeast. We began by retelling these stories at my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary party in 2005. Some of the other stories have occurred since that event. Some are just my thoughts about life in general. It is important to note that the people in these stories are mostly my friends, family and relatives. All are loved and adored. I want to be really clear about that. My intent is not to poke fun at anyone but to embrace those crazy odd things that occurred in my life. Some of my recollections may not be absolutely 100% accurate but they are as I remember and treasure them. I hope you will enjoy and relate to these events. I am sure they are not unique. We all have crazy events that happen to us. They help form the history of our lives. It is how we react to these events that set us apart. I continue to choose to try and find the humor in each situation embracing and enjoying it. Getting “ill” as we call it in the South or mad over crazy things we can’t control only hurts us. We are instructed to love and forgive.

Introducing Karl Kronfuss, author of High Tails of High Adventure

“Leona was outstanding. I may have given up if not for her patience and help. Thank you!”

After a successful career as a custom furniture builder, Karl Kronfuss has taken a position in a mothballed uranium processing facility in an effort to kick start a new career as a writer. High Tails of High Adventure is his first book.

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The Pug, possessing considerable scholarship on the matter, speculated most republicans would evolve so as to have both eyeballs on one side of their oversized heads, similar to the Giant Flounders of the deep dark oceans. This evolution would be driven by their habit of turning their heads sideways so as to be better able to sink their teeth into the haunch of some poor unfortunate beast who has spent the better part of spring and summer, shoulder to the wheel, in the hope of putting a few extra nickels away to help tide himself through the upcoming cold and lean season.

Introducing Mike McCracken, author of Dweebville

“Lisa did an excellent job communicating with me. She listened to other suggestions that were not normal to make my book even better. It was great working with someone who had a mind opened enough to work with me because I am very creative and want different things. I was really happy with the overall results. Thank you Lisa.”

About Mike McCracken: Watch my youtube videos http://www.youtube.com/user/customizedsongwriter. I’m just a customized songwriter and teacher who traveled the world writing songs and stories. I was teaching in the US and a lot of the children’s books were boring. I said, “I can write better than this!” The students said, “Do it!” I said, “OK, I will!” My book “Love and Tears” is full of customized emotional songs and the reasons I wrote the songs. My life and other lives are in this book.

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The narrator is the main character and tells most of the story wrong so you don’t know what is going to happen. The Dweebs are great teachers and teach the narrator many things. They even have a mom that can talk. They have a great celebration or did they? They wake up in time to watch their favorite show on their broken down TV and more. To sum it up, the Dweebs make boring things very interesting. WOW! Warning: If you open the book, you let the Dweebs out and they will do things. They did things before the book was published. This is really true. You have been warned.

Introducing Carlos A. Garcia, author of Twenty Years of Laughter

“I have recommended Outskirts Press to numerous people already. Mainly due to all the help I received having my book published.”

Carlos A. Garcia was raised in Brooklyn’s East New York area where growing up was hard and dangerous. He came from a beautiful family of nine and became a cop in 1990 where he was assigned to the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, and dedicated his life to helping others.

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As an N.Y.C. Police Officer the things you see will either break you down or kill you. But believe me, in this great city you can find humor in just about any situation. Or die laughing…..