Introducing James K. Ocansey, PhD, author of The Case for Cancer As A Deficiency Disease

“I dealt with three other publishers previously but none of them was so helpful and responsive. I had a really positive experience and I would very highly recommend Outskirts to any one looking to self-publish.”

James K. Ocansey, PhD was born in Ghana; raised on Nitriloside-rich cassava; educated in Ghana to BA(Ed); taught in the US for two years in “Reversed Peace Corps” program. Earned double Masters and a Ph.D., Columbia University; taught for 22 years in the NYC Schools, learned about Nutrition and Deficiency diseases. Lives in Yonkers, NY

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Dr. Linus Pauling said: “You could trace every disease and every ailment to mineral deficiency”, and that research has shown that cells experience a breakdown that can lead to chronic conditions. Cancer is a chronic metabolic disease resulting from B17 deficiency the same way scurvy and pellagra resulted from deficiencies in Vitamins C and B respectively. In 1952 Dr. Krebs Jr., advanced the theory that as a chronic metabolic disease, cancer was a nutritional deficiency disease that could be controlled by supplementing with Vitamin B17 he refined from amygdalin. Amygdalin was first used in 1834 in France to control cancer in two patients. Dr. Richardson was introduced to Laetrile/B17 and to his amazement, he began to see: “terminal cancer patients abandon their stretchers and wheel chairs and return to normal life of health and vigor.” Dr. Contreras from Mexico was also introduced to Laetrile by a cancer patient from the United States who urged him to treat her with it. He did and she recovered. He went on and used it to save the lives of many American citizens who have been denied that freedom in their own country. Many reputable doctors around the world tested and proved for themselves the superiority of Laetrile. Dr. Hans Nieper from Germany said that Laetrile is far more superior to any other known cancer treatment he had ever found. “In my opinion, it is the only existing possibility for the ultimate control of cancer,” he said.

Introducing Shirley Alarie, author of Losing the Girls

“When I was faced with choosing an independent publishing company, I researched all my options. Outskirts Press was listed among the Top Picks for customer satisfaction, quality, and cost. In addition, they were the only publishing house that offered an expedited service at a reasonable cost. For $100, I could shorten the normal 10-13 week turnaround time into 7-10 weeks. Much to my surprise, in 4 weeks and 3 days from entering into the production phase, my book was ready – far exceeding my expectations! This exceptional service allowed me the opportunity to publish press releases of the book launch. Another wonderful surprise was the outstanding book cover crafted by the Outskirts team. I had my own vision of the cover, which was incorporated into one of the two designs I was given. The cover I actually selected was the one created by the Outskirts team, who had used their own vision of my story and proposed a completely different method to communicate it. The custom cover is simple yet adorable and explains the story at a glance. I would have never conceived of the idea on my own and was grateful to have the backing of this talented staff. I enjoyed the good service and professional staff as so many other Outskirts customers have experienced, but their ability to deliver a quality product so quickly impressed and thrilled me the most. Thanks, Outskirts Press, for your help in making my writing dream a reality.”

Shirley Alarie wrote her memoir in order to spread awareness of NSM, and she published a website that identifies some of the hospitals that perform this surgery. Check it out at or join her on Facebook to celebrate God’s presence in our world at Finding God Among Us.

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Delve into the breast cancer journey and beyond in Losing the Girls, a unique memoir differentiated by the author’s cutting-edge nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM)—a little-known breast cancer surgery technique that leaves the breast completely whole.

Shirley Alarie shares her story to boost awareness of this specialized procedure, which is only offered at select hospitals. She believes that women facing mastectomies deserve to know all of their options.

Shirley found that the biggest challenge of her life began with a convoluted breast cancer diagnosis; and then there was the overwhelming array of surgery options. Mastectomy or lumpectomy? Single mastectomy or double? Reconstruction or no reconstruction? She worried about making the right choice and how her decision would affect her both in the short and long term. How would it affect her marriage? Was it crazy to choose a hospital three hours from home?

After the surgery, Shirley’s determination to beat the cancer triggered a lifestyle transformation that resulted in a stronger, more empowered woman. Her deep faith in God and her peace with the afterlife helped shape her response to this life-changing ordeal with cancer—and the love and support of an amazing posse of family and friends, along with a liberal dose of humor and hope, pulled her through the darkness and back into the warm, sunny light.

Losing the Girls is a powerful and uplifting book that every woman — and the people who love them — should read.

Introducing Robin Archambault, author of Dear Autism

“I would definitely publish with Outskirts Press again.  I had a great experience from beginning to end.  I would like to thank everyone for making it such a wonderful, easy experience.”

Robin Archambault is the mother of two grown sons. Her oldest, Ryan, is autistic. She lives in Bristol, Rhode Island, with her husband, Peter, and their dog, Hopkins. She works in a doctor’s office by day and writes because she loves to. In addition to a few short novels, she has also written several short stories and an article for The Advocate. She enjoys reading and getting her hands dirty in the flower garden usually fixing what the dog has ruined!

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My oldest son, Ryan, was fourteen years old and still pooping in a diaper when I realized that my life would never fully be my own. I knew he would forever need me; forever need some form of care. The sleepless nights, crazy obsessions, ritualistic behaviors, temper tantrums, head banging, and even messy diapers all seemed endless. Autism was never going to leave me alone. It was going to haunt me until my dying day unless I decided to fight back somehow. Even on the worst of days, when tears seemed to be my only friend, I tried to find something to make me laugh, even a little. I tried to turn the wrong into something right, something laughable. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when you’re laughing so hard, the tears are not only running down your face but also your leg. Dear Autism: One Parent’s Journey is a realistic, down-to-earth, honest depiction of what it is like to raise a low-to-moderate functioning child with autism to adulthood. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was always filled with love.

Introducing E.P. Baptiste-Cox, author of Ring of Remembrance

“I will recommend Outskirts Press to anyone I know who is planning to publish a book.”

E.P. Baptiste-Cox is a freelance writer. She and her husband, Curtis, a retired neurosurgeon, live in Laguna Niguel, California. They have four sons: Neil, Brian, David, and Kevin.

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Jean had been feeling ill for a few months. Finally, in February of 2007, she called her sister-in-law E.P. Baptiste-Cox in the United States from her home in the United Kingdom to tell her that a diagnosis had finally been made—Jean had blood cancer. She began a long and rigorous cancer treatment to help restore her health, but after months of hospitalization, and not responding to treatment, Jean was told there was nothing more her doctor could do for her, and he sent her home to live her last days. Disappointed and no doubt forlorn, she went home and made phone calls to all of her family members to relay the upsetting news. When Jean’s condition turned from bad to worse, E.P. Baptiste-Cox went to visit her beloved sister-in-law at her home in England. Jean showered her with many gifts while she was there, including a lovely jewelry box. But just three weeks after returning home from the hospital, Jean’s battle with cancer ended in June 2009, just ten days after her “sister” returned to the United States. Ring of Remembrance is a heart-warming story about the love from one sister to another, and it’s a gentle reminder that the love in our hearts can illuminate our lives and the lives of others, long after our physical body is released and our soul is safely in God’s hands.

Introducing Lorrena Bishop, author of Raincoat Diary

“Outskirts Press made my dream a reality. There is no doubt in my mind Outskirts Press was the best choice I could have made for a publishing company. The support and the overall quality of my book made me extremely happy. I would recommend this company to anyone that ask what publisher they should use. Thank you Outskirts Press for being such a wonderful support and making my vision for my book come to life. I can only say great things about Outskirts. Everyone that worked with me was so kind and so quick to help me. I am proud to have this name on my book as the publishing company.”

Lorrena Bishop is a Christian striving to help others with the same problems she has faced. She is a mother who deals with Autism in her children and Obesity and Depression in her own life. Her desire is to help others find strength and love.

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Lorrena shares her story and journey back. She faces her biggest fears with the help of her raincoat. Her struggles, financially and emotionally, pour out into her stories. She reconnects with the world and finds that her biggest enemy was herself. Her battle with her weight takes over her life and she begins to face it. Spiritual growth and physical healing take place in the course of four years.

Introducing William Kenly, author of The Dogs of Cancer

“”The Dogs of Cancer” is the third in the “Dogs” series and I still get a rush when I see that e-mail announcing that the book is published. Thank you Outskirts, and special thanks to Jennifer, my Author Representative. Navigating through this on-line publishing for someone (like me) who is only semi-computer literate is not without its bumps. But everytime I was stuck, Jennifer was always there quickly and with just the answer I needed. She had very good suggestions, most of which I heeded, and I am looking forward to publishing my next book, the fourth and last in the “Dogs” series, “The Dogs of Business”, probably early next year. Outskirts Press has a well-thought out process with almost unlimited options for the author, and is a great choice for any author trying to decide among publishers.”

William Kenly is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Dogs of Divorce (2010) and The Dogs of Luck (2012). The Dogs of Business is due out in 2014. Kenly was diagnosed with MTC in 2008 and writes frequently on the subject. He and his wife live north of Boston in their empty-nest home abutting a state park. They enjoy biking, kayaking, skiing, traveling, and watching their four 20-something-year-old children start their own adult lives. Contact the author at

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“The Dogs of Cancer” is a book of hope. While it is about a specific and fairly rare form of Thyroid Cancer, Medullary Thyroid Cancer, in a larger sense it is about all cancers. There is a chapter on: 1. General, holistic understanding of cancer, including nutrition and environment but especially about the recently established causal role that stress plays in developing cancers. 2. Another chapter is on “Cancer Humor”, that out-of-the-box brand of humor that only people facing their own mortality can enjoy. 3. An important chapter about caregivers elegantly brings to light the psychological and emotional pressures on a cancer person’s primary support. 4. A favorite chapter, and it’s more of a rant, is about the things people say, usually with the best of intentions, to someone with cancer. “Medullary Thyroid Cancer”. These three words changed author William Kenly’s life as he began a very intimate journey of personal discovery. Some friends would move closer, some would distance themselves. Some people would open up and share their deepest secrets because he now belonged to their “meddie” club, and other people would move against him, driven by the bully inside as they saw a vulnerable target. Kenly suffered at the hands of incompetent doctors having unnecessary procedures and treatments. He was steered away from nutrition and other alternative medical treatments, but he also met doctors whose advice about this rare disease was insightful to the point of ethereal vision. The Dogs of Cancer is a courageously open and uplifting personal exploration of cancer and its effects on not only the cancer patient but the lives of those around him. The book explores dealing with cancer, and MTC in particular, but it also delves into the rewards of spiritual growth. The reader will discover glimpses of an inner god-consciousness, a spirit that leaps from the part of us that routinely handles the everyday triumphs and tragedies, and connects the day-to-day routine with universal energy and understanding. This beautifully written memoir assures the reader that although “cancer sucks,” it can lead to a better understanding of self and the universe that surrounds us.

Introducing Allen Boyle, author of Rejoicing Comes in the Morning

As a 65 year-old author, writing a first book, and being clueless about publishing, I found the Outskirts staff is not only helpful but also incredibly patient in answering all my dumb little questions. They’ve put together a great team of people and my wonderfully finished book is proof of their expertise. Thank you!

Allen Boyle and his beautiful bride of 45 years have four grown children and 13 grandchildren. He now lives in Southern California with his wife and two dogs, an AKC Champion Australian Cattle Dog named Tank and a miniature short-haired dachshund named Gretel (not a champion but she is a sweet little girl). Allen practices teaching Bible lessons to Gretel, who sits patiently but with questionable comprehension! This teacher’s alma mater is Dallas Bible College where he studied Bible following his eight years of service in the military. Now a retired elder, he holds a Masters-level DCS degree from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Mr. Boyle is currently finishing His Doctor of Ministries Degree (D. Min.) while he continues to write and teach adult Bible Studies. Allen is an accomplished writer, classroom and seminar teacher. He has taught throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Allen’s goal through his Bible studies, devotions, and treatises is to help Christian adults mature in Christ and to become more like Him, as He is revealed to them in the Scriptures. A Ph. D. Professor from another well-respected seminary recently described Allen as “sharp as a tack” after proofing one of his treatises. He went on to say, “Clearly, 23 brain surgeries have not affected this man’s thinking or writing ability.” Mr. Boyle’s testimony and other writing may be seen on his Website at:

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In 1992, Allen Boyle, a successful businessman, was hit by sudden, searing pain in his head, sending him to the emergency room. Eventually he was diagnosed with a cyst in the brain, a condition that would have a tremendous impact on his future, both physically and spiritually. After 23 surgeries, Allen has learned much about pain. But he has also gained some valuable insights into the benefits of pain and loss—-that there is hope and purpose behind suffering. He has discovered the secret to coping with pain both mental and physical and he shares his findings in a way that all readers can relate to. His hope is to encourage and give comfort to others, even as God has encouraged and comforted him. …REJOICING Comes in the Morning is a powerfully moving testament of courage, faith, and hope.

“Allen Boyle is living proof that his message and teaching on the subject of pain are grounded in the eternal reality that God is purposeful and that ‘all things work together for the good of those who love God…’ (Romans 8:28, HCSB). On that foundation of belief and understanding, Allen presents evidence from his personal journey, with clear and compelling support from Scripture, that the power to help others in times of crisis and pain emanates from the suffering that God allows to come into the lives of faithful Christians. Without a doubt, REJOICING Comes in the Morning will comfort and strengthen many of its readers who are struggling to make sense out of their own or others’ pain.” Dr. Gene A. Getz, President, Center for Church Renewal

What a fabulous story of a man’s faith through a long, serious battle with pain. Imagine, having 23 brain surgeries! Remarkable. Allen Boyle was a successful businessman, but a cyst in his brain discovered in 1992 drastically changed his life. And through it, he has come so much closer to God. What an inspiring story. It’s an “easy” read, something that is appropriate for both believers and non-believers. Allen uses just the right mix of Scriptures with his life story to explain his journey. I highly recommend it! Rick Monroe, Editor/Publisher Good News, etc. Christian newspaper Serving San Diego County for 29 years

Introducing the lovely Dr. Reggie Ewesuedo, author of Medical Specialty Training in The United States of America

“I had a blast with the project. The process was very professional and rewarding.”

Dr. Reggie Ewesuedo is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He undertook residency and subspecialty training at Childrens’ Hospital of Michigan and The University of Chicago Hospitals, respectively, in the United States of America.

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Physician’s Guide for Specialty Training in the USA.

There are many medical students and physicians especially in developing countries who aspire to undertake graduate training in countries other than where they obtained their medical degrees. For most who prefer to undertake such training in The United States of America there is no concise and comprehensive source of information on how and when to prepare for such an endeavor and, what to expect during and after training. This book is a fun and easy to read guide on how and when to prepare for the sojourn to the United States of America, what to anticipate prior to, during and after residency training. It also provides suggestions on how and where to get relevant must have information. It does not substitute for, or replace good moral judgment or legal advice.