Introducing Claudia Tan, author of Crossing the Street with Tyler & Max

“As a first-time book writer, my entire experience with Outskirts Press was wonderful. My Author Representative was exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. I sent many emails which she answered in a timely manner. I cannot thank her enough for her guidance and support throughout the entire process.”

Claudia Tan has been in the Aviation Industry for over twenty-five years and has traveled extensively and embraced the world many times over. She was an editor of a weekly newsletter at a major U.S. airline, and was also a teacher in the Buffalo Public School System. While living in San Francisco, she bred Bullmastiffs. Claudia now resides in Forest Hills, New York, with her husband Robert.

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Tyler and Max are spirited twin brothers determined to find their way in the world-starting with their own neighborhood. Max has a vivid imagination and a yearning for adventure. Tyler helps Max distinguish the fine line between curiosity and the responsibility that comes with it. Fun and surprises await them as they venture out of their secure environment and glean valuable life lessons from their outings. Tyler and Max learn first-hand what a vibrant and lively community they live in. They are grateful to Aunt Julie, Cousin Teddy and everyone along the way who shows them kindness and compassion. The twins bask in their success and newly acquired sophistication and are craving for more intrigue.

Introducing Michael Tenniswood, author of How Do You Catch A Horned Mangru

“I have really enjoyed my experience with Outskirts – communication was wonderful and quick.”

Mike Tenniswood grew up with an imaginative younger brother, and their adventures together inspired him to write a story for his daughters when they were young. That story developed into this book. Mike and his wife now have four daughters: Gina, Isabel, Julia, and Liza.

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Only Billy Knows How to Catch This Mysterious Creature…Young Billy has an amazing story to tell his friends-how he cornered and captured a Horned Mangru. What is a Horned Mangru, and where does it live? What did he have to do to capture it? And will his friends even believe him? This charming story told in lively rhymes will delight and entertain children and parents alike, and if you want to catch one of these creatures yourself…as it turns out, a Horned Mangru may be closer than you think!

Introducing John Vitucci & Gianna Familette, author of Kiddie Coddles: The Goat with the Red Coat

“Dana was great! She was always there when I needed her and handled issue in a timely manner.”

John Vitucci lives in New York with his wife Christine, his 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Gianna Familette is John’s oldest granddaughter and they share a passion for writing, drawing and magical creatures. The two children in the book are Gianna’s sister and brother who didn’t make it into this world. This story and future stories will give them the life they never had.

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Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes wishes do come true-but that’s not always a good thing! Scarlett and Jackson are excited to visit their grandparents’ farm. They’re even more excited when they get to explore the attic and discover a couple of things their grandfather was secretly hoping they’d find! But Scarlett is finding her little brother Jackson to be annoying, and it takes a goat in a magic red coat to teach Scarlett what her brother really means to her. Join Scarlett and Jackson on a magical adventure-where wishes really can come true when they are backed by love.

Introducing Brianna Spencer, author of Get Back Up, Little Miss! I’m Not Afraid

“Everyone I worked with at Outskirts was extremely patient with all my questions and helpful! Thank you.”

Brianna Spencer has loved storytelling all her life. She spends most of her time pretending to be a responsible adult and looking for her keys. Her favorite hobbies include reading and napping. Brianna lives in a tiny yellow house in a little dairy town you’ve probably never heard about. Kaitlyn Whited has been in love with art of any form as long as she can remember. She is a graduate of the NYIP. Cartooning has become a passion of hers. Brianna and Kaitlyn are lifelong friends who grew up in the same town allowing the creation of this book to be a very personal, and exciting experience. Kaitlyn can be contacted at louilouis14@gmail.com

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When you fall, get back up! Little Miss wakes up with a squeal. In anticipation, she hops out of bed. Pop promised that today Little Miss gets to go to work with him-on the ranch! Camilla is the most beautiful horse Little Miss has ever seen. Pop lets Little Miss sit on Camilla’s back with instructions to, “Sit very still.” In her excitement, Little Miss wiggles around beginning the most frightening ride of her life! WILL LITTLE MISS BE OK?

Introducing Anne Toole, author of Lily Pearl

“Colleen always does a great job, is very professional and is also very patient with someone like me.”

Anne Toole grew up in Williston, South Carolina. She graduated from Anderson Jr. College in Anderson, South Carolina. She is also a graduate of the University of Georgia. She taught first grade for thirty years in Augusta, Georgia. After retiring, Ms. Toole worked part-time for three years as an ESOL teacher and also began writing stories about children and animals. Most of the stories are written in verse. Ms. Toole is an avid traveler and has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has also traveled in Northern Africa and the Middle East. She presently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. Ms. Toole is also the author of Mean Mike, The Bird That Didn’t Want To Be A Bird, The Frog That Lost His Croak, A Dog Named Cat, The Crow and the Big Oak Tree, Stan, The Little Turtle, and Fat Maxine

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There was a little girl who was named Lily Pearl. This little girl had a habit that was very bad. What Lily Pearl liked to do was to blow bubbles with the bubble gum she loved to chew. One day something happened to her that made her mad. It also made Lily Pearl very sad. What happened to the girl named Lily Pearl? Did it prevent her from chewing gum and blowing bubbles? Did it make Lily Pearl do something and get in trouble?

Introducing Vonda Jessup, author of How Danny the Dragon Came To Live With Wanda the Witch

“I used another publishing company before I knew about Outskirts Press. It was a complete disaster. I did my research before using Outskirts Press. Everyone on the team has been outstanding especially after my book was published. Every day I receive valuable information from the marketing coaches. I plan on writing more children stories and will definitely use Outskirts Press. In fact I have already mentioned them to two friends that are writing books.”

Vonda Jessup is an artist/illustrator. She has designed and created unusual decorative finishes for high-end interior designers and their clients. In addition, she has taught in London, France, Italy, Canada, and throughout the United States. She is writing an ongoing series of children’s stories about Wanda the Witch and Danny the Dragon, who lives in the basement of the Happy Haunted House. The ghost characters in these stories are named after her grandchildren. Vonda lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband Jack and their pig Tea-C.

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One evening, Wanda the Witch told the ghosts, who live with her at the Happy Haunted House, the story of how Danny the Dragon came to live with her. One day, Wanda’s dear friend the great wizard Winddorf was gathering mushrooms in a dark cave when he found a very large egg! What happens when he brings the egg back to his castle? This is a heart warming story of how Wanda adopts Danny as her own.

Introducing Jo Tanenbaum, author of Once Upon a Shelf

“Jamie was prompt and honest. She was complimentary and I always felt she was right on the ball. I valued her opinion.”

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, Crooks and Canes: Bible, Bebop and Beyond, and Get to the Point: The History of the Pencil. Randi Matushevitz is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her BA from California State University Northridge, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Miami. She has exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Caracas and Xalapa, Mexico. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Art and Cake, Diversions LA , the Las Vegas Review Journal. Jo lives across the street from Randi. One day she noticed Randi painting in her opened garage. From that, this book project was hatched

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RATS! I’ve been propped high up here on a bedroom shelf for years. What in the world do I do all day? I watch those snooty, modern battery dolls get all the attention from the family’s girls. And love? I long to be loved. My pink plush is getting flat, gray, and brown. But please don’t cry. I do triumph. I tell my story myself. Here is my picture. I’m ugly perhaps, but lovingly patched and sewn together by Tasha’s mom There are no dragons in my story. There are no wizards or magical wands. However, my story is contemporary and with a universal theme: the love between me and my little mistress.