Introducing Mary Manisero, author of The Sad Lonely Princess

“Everything was beautiful and went smoothly.”

My Name is Mary Manisero. I was born in North East England and my childhood consisted of playing in the woods and meadows. My half sister and brother were in my care when I was young;we had a topsy turvey life. At bedtime, I always made up stories for them after they knew all the fairy tales by heart. I married my husband in 1954 and came back with him to USA when his tour of duty in England was over. I was an Air force, we traveled many states in his 20 years in Air Force. My four children enjoyed the traveling life. I had no time for writing telling stories in 1993. I decided to try a book The Secret Of The Bramble Bush house. Then had 10 grandchildren so I wrote at odd times. I wrote poetry and stories and are in my folder. Now I have 9 great-grandchildren. It’s sad that my husband is not here to enjoy them. He passed away in 2014 after we were two months away from our 60th anniversary. I have 3 books published “The Secret Of the Bramble Bush House,” “Garwood Groundhogs Winter Adventure,” and “Miranda’s Wish.” I really enjoy writing up stories.

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Luella is unhappy with her lonely life in the huge castle. She hates the fancy clothes. The noisy parties. One day she decides to go on a adventure to find the Golden Magic Garden. Then starts her funny adventures, with many creatures to help her that they become her best friends. She loves her horse Sunstar and he loves her and listens as she tells him about her new adventures.

Introducing George Yuhasz, author of Imagine That: The Magic of the Mysterious Lights

“My experience with the Outskirts Press team was excellent in producing a beautiful children’s book. Responses to my questions were always timely and on point. At appropriate times, I was briefed on what to expect at different stages in the publishing process and found this information to be extremely helpful going forward. I never felt alone; my author representative was wonderful. She provided sound advice and effective guidance throughout this journey. There were a couple of times that I could have made a serious mistake in my choice of action and she did not let that happen. I am very grateful to her for her professionalism. Since my book is a children’s story, illustrations were crucial. The Illustration Specialist who facilitated the synergy of my detailed scene descriptions with the wonderful artistry of an Outskirts Press illustrator in creating the book’s ten illustrations was very helpful ensuring that the images met my approval. I am currently working on a suspense novel and another children’s book and look forward to working with Outskirts Press again for both of these books. Thank you Outskirts Press!”

George Yuhasz is a passionate advocate for the preservation and protection of our natural world. A proud father and grandfather, lifelong learner, and world traveler, he especially delights in sharing with children his knowledge and enthusiasm for appreciating the joy and wonder of connecting with nature.George lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and is currently working on another children’s book and a suspense novel.

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On a night when the sky is full of stars, sometimes there appears light that cannot be explained, even by the smartest astronomers… Evelyn is a little girl who lives with her parents and brother in a house with a big backyard. On nights when the sky is filled with brightly shining stars, she loves to go outside before bed to see the Milky Way and the Big Dipper and dream about the planets. But Evelyn has a secret: She is able to see flashes of light streaking across the night sky that no one else can see. And she’ll soon learn that her secret is actually a wonderful gift!

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?