Introducing Dolly Kyle, author of You Can’t Come Back for Seconds

“Thank you Brie and your company for everything you did for me. I really appreciate it. I had a good time writing and publishing my book.”

Dolly Kyle had some wild experiences during her 85 years of adventure in Nevada. Although born in Sacramento, she’s done more than earn the origin title of Nevada native. She’s lived in Hawthorne, Yerington and Fallon for 56 years. She rode the desert on horseback between all three northern Nevada towns, played in the mountains near Gabbs, hunted in Paradise Valley, wed in Virginia City, soaked in the beauty of the Stillwater Refuge and swam in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. She still lives in Nevada with her large family.


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Gain insight into the true-grit spirit and and some ol’ gumptious wisdom from the life of Dolly Kyle in the early days of Nevada. Horsewoman, bullrider, clown, Santa, cook, butcher, telephone operator, change girl, bartender, deputy sheriff, keno runner, golfer, and business owner–these are just a few of the roles in this modern-day Wild West that Dolly experienced. She reaped the rewards from an honest work ethic, honored those who touched her life and made a difference in the lives of others. Teaching by example, Dolly shows you how to bravely take care of one’s own heart, family and friends, and still maintain a healthy self-respect. Dolly demonstrates the worthiness of embracing life head-on, wringing out all that is good along the way, from both the joys and the challenges. Because…after all, “You Can’t Come Back For Seconds.”

Introducing Mark Rutledge, author of The Tale of Two Bears

“All in all….I’ll be back, and send people your way!”

Mark “TwoBears” Rutledge having many accomplishments under his belt, now adds “author” to his resume with the publication of his memoirs. He lives with his wife, and 5 wolf hybrids in the mountains of New Mexico


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Follow the journey of this half-breed from his humble beginnings in Texas, as he struggled through life and a tumultuous career in law enforcement before finally reaching his dreams of a life in the mountains.

Introducing PFC Calvin T. McKibbin and Marsha Wright, Editor, author of A Worm’s Eye View: Being A Private in World War II

“I am so overjoyed to have the help I needed to get the book published. Thank you all.”

Marsha Wright was raised by her parents in a small mid-Western town in the United States. She is an engineer and a teacher. After her father completed his memoirs, and being the product of a generation of veterans, she committed herself to revealing what war looks like from the “bottom up.”


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Set during one of the most tumultuous times in the history of America, A Worm’s Eye View is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Cal’s memories as a Private in 1944, during the invasion of Germany, reveal the everyday life and drudgery of war, and personalize the struggle of millions on both sides of the conflict.

Introducing Cathy Jones-Easterling, author of Struggles Overcome By Faith

“Through the help of God and Outskirts Press self-publishing, I have recently received my ten copies of Struggles Overcome By Faith. God placed this book in my spirit in 1990, after I experienced a terrible car accident. I was very excited to receive the finished product of my first book. It is a beautiful piece of work. I wanted to jump for joy, however, since I had my 80th birthday a week before it were published, I thought that wouldn’t be such a good idea. I would personally like to thank the entire team that helped, guided, and assisted me in this process. It was really a learning experience for me. Thank you for your patience and all you have done to help a senior citizen have the satisfaction of following her dream. Many thanks to Outskirts Press and Staff!”

Cathy Jones-Easterling worked in private industry in Philadelphia, Pa for eighteen years before moving to Maryland in 1976. She was later hired by The U.S. Civil Service Commission (later changed to) The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where she worked for seventeen years before retiring. Cathy has been blessed with 3 wonderful children and eight grandchildren. She spends her free time volunteering for several worthy causes.


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Overcoming adversity requires great faith and courage. Cathy Jones-Easterling’s autobiography, Struggles Overcome by Faith, reminds us that our faith in God can work miracles in our lives, no matter what roadblocks life throws our way. Growing up in an abusive and broken home, Cathy found the Grace of God and transformed herself from a shy little girl from a small town, who had struggled most of her life, later became a woman of the Most High God. With the amazing testimonies, miracles, and favors shown by God, she survived her childhood and found the determination to excel as an adult-to overcome by faith! Her story combines personal narrative with poetry for an inspirational and soul-satisfying read.

Introducing Sandra A. Murray, author of Infinite Scribbles in the Sand

“My Author Representative Tomica was very patient with me, and very helpful. I probably could not have done this without her. Thank you for getting me to publication.”

I was born in a small town on the New England seashore. I am the second to the last in sibling order. My parents were older than a lot of the parents of my classmates. They taught us the “old school way.” That meant creating your own entertainment and games to play. It made us all very creative. As my life progressed and I married and had children, I became a receptacle of many stories of all kinds. Some very unusual ones caused friends to tell me I should write a book.


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Now that I have come to a part in my life where I have time to reflect on the events in my life and the time to write, I have begun the task of writing a book. This one is a compilation of poems and short stories I have written. It is the culmination of all my experiences and imagination. I hope it is diverse enough to be of interest to everyone. Enjoy!

Introducing David Webb, author of Behind the Swinging Doors

” As a first time author I was overwhelmed with the number of self publishers available. Each had glowing reviews and also some not so glowing. After discussing this problem with a good friend who had just published a book I narrowed my search and found Outskirts Press. Their packages started at a lower cost and offered many options. After contacting them, I chose the Diamond Package and began receiving support for finishing my book. The responses from the various representatives were timely and helpful. I am still a bit uncomfortable with things like “formatting” and “extensions” but these folks walked me through the steps. The whole process went rather smooth and I now have “Behind the Swinging Doors” published and selling. If you are considering a self publisher look no further than Outskirts Press.”

About David Webb: 50 years ago I began my food service career with no intention of staying in it. I needed money to buy my first car. After a few different jobs I was asked to begin cooking. I found I enjoyed it and the social trappings that went with it. I was trained by skilled chefs and good managers yet never went to culinary school. I have talked people into hiring me for nearly a half century and have never once been fired from a job although I have had many. I still cook for a living and still enjoy going to work. I’d say my career path was a good one.


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You are sitting at your table in a fine dining restaurant and suddenly a muffled crash is heard. The waiter assures you it is nothing. You notice groups of employees gathered around the edge of the dining room chatting about something. There is a faint smell of smoke in the air. Your server returns to take your order stating all is well. Two firemen in full gear walk through the dining room and into the unseen back. Just a funny made up story? No because I watched it happen. This is only one example of the misadventures, disasters, and downright comical behavior that goes on without the public knowing. Food service bands together some of the most unlikely crews and somehow manages to get the job done. This book explains the victories and failures that followed me through my career. Take a trip with me Behind the Swinging Doors.

Introducing Susan Brougher, author of The Strongest Bond

“Very professional. Available at all times to help me with the process. This was my first experience with publishing. My book turned out beautifully. Outskirts Press is a cohesive talented team to work with. I feel that I am only part way there … next I need to get people to read my book. I anticipate your marketing plans will be helpful too. Outskirts Press has so much to offer! Thank you.”

Susan Brougher is a professional nurse. As a nurse and writer, she created written training manuals, speech presentations, and recommendations for Army Nurse Corps applicants. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Bridgette.


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Sensitive and shy, with a rich inner world full of golden dreams, Susan spent her childhood relying on the grounding and guidance of her mother’s love. But when Susan was just twelve years old, her life was broken apart in a way that would change her forever. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and two years later, she left an empty seat at the table, and an empty place in her family that nothing else could fill. Without a center, the family began to change; Susan’s relationships with her siblings and her father unraveled and knitted back together in an unfamiliar shape. Bereft, disconsolate, and profoundly alone, Susan navigated adolescence as best she could without her mother’s wisdom and comfort…but the ache of that lost love remained with her. For many years, Susan searched for answers, but most of all, she wanted to hear someone say, “I know what you mean. I felt that way too, when my mother died.” The years went by. She never heard those words. But now, the feelings and experiences she kept buried for so long have found a voice in this beautiful, transparent, and soul-searching book. This is not just the story of Susan and her mother…it is the lyrical elegy of the world’s loss, and the humanity’s heartbreak. This is Susan’s story, and it is your story.

Introducing Marian Ely, author of Letters from the Cold War

“Very smooth process. Thanks!”

Marian Ely lives a quiet retired life in Corvallis, Oregon and actively continues to write. “My favorite activity besides writing is reading the newspaper in the morning and then doing the crossword puzzle in my favorite college coffee hangout called The Beanery next to Oregon State University campus. If you are ever in Corvallis, try The Beanery’s Sumatra coffee with a sesame bagel and herb cream cheese. It doesn’t get much better than that!”


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This is a collection of letters that represents my experiences in West Germany during the Cold War. I served in the US Army there from November, 1974 to February, 1978. I was a Radio Teletype Operator and then had the wonderful experience of singing with the 7th Army Soldiers’ Chorus based out of USAREUR (US Army Europe) in Heidelberg. My entire time of three years and three months in West Germany was full of adventures that were delightful, challenging and occasionally downright scary.

Introducing Resty Farmer, author of A Teenager Called Nene San

“I was not happy with the publisher of my first Book. I decided to do an extensive search for a good publisher..and finally decided to send my manuscript to Outskirts Press. First time I submitted my manuscript, I was surprised and happy to received a very friendly e-mail from Brent Sampson, President/CEO, Outskirts Press, Inc. He stated that he was just checking to make sure everything was going smoothly…But if I had specific concerns, he would get involved. I was so impressed to received such friendly e-mail from the President of Outskirts Press. I am very proud to have Outskirts Press as my publisher! I want to thank all members of the Outskirts Publishing Team, the Production and Author Support departments. Everyone of them are so nice and friendly. Jamie,the Publishing Consultant, was there to answer my questions and made it easy for me through the entire process. Lisa, from the Manuscript Review Team, I thank her also for the excellent review of my book. Brie, my Author Representative–I am also very grateful for her suggestions and she guided me to make my book convince the reader to buy it. She was so nice and very friendly. I would like to extend my profound gratitude for the outstanding service to all the Publishing Team and Marketing Dept. As a published author of 2 books, if there are writers or authors out there searching for an excellent publisher, I highly recommend Outskirts Press as the best!”

Resty Vicencio Farmer is a retired nurse from Napa California. After the war, she returned to school in Manila and later went to work as a clerk typist at the Base Supply in Clark Field Air Force Base. After six months, Drake-Utah-Grove (D-U-G) inside Clark Field Air Base, hired Resty as the Company’s Librarian. It was there she met her WW II Veteran husband. Happily married, they later moved to the United States with their four daughters; one son was born in Napa, California.


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This is a true story of a teenager called Nene San by the Japanese during World War II in the Philippines. She was 15 years old, a student at St. Paul’s College Catholic School for Girls and living with her grandparents in Manila when the Japanese invaded the Philippines on December 10, 1941. Originally from Concepcion, Tarlac in the Philippines, she learned to speak the Japanese language, besides her own dialect (Pampango), Tagalog (the national language) and English. She witnessed the American flyer shot down by the Japanese during a dogfight and who was brought in front of their house. It took her 42 years searching for the family of the downed American flyer. As a teenager, she was pressed into service as an interpreter during the Japanese occupation. During liberation, she also interpreted for the American forces until the end of war. Nothing can be worse than war!

Introducing Martin D. Jessen, author of Marty’s Musings

“Great experience. I will use Outskirts press for the next book.”

Martin D. Jessen’s Marty’s Musings: Tales of the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and New Jersey is a collection of 168 short stories written by 85-year-old Martin D. Jessen. A lifelong storyteller, Marty grew up poor (like most people) in the small town of Metuchen, New Jersey during the Great Depression. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve and served as a quartermaster aboard the destroyer escort USS ALBERT T. HARRIS (DE-447). Marty attended Rutgers University thanks to the G.I. Bill and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. With the outbreak of the Korean War, Ensign Jessen was called up by the Navy as a reservist in January 1951. He graduated from the United States Naval Salvage School, Bayonne, New Jersey, as a qualified diver to 150 feet. He then served as the diving and salvage officer aboard the rescue salvage ships the USS CONSERVER (ARS-39) and USS CURRENT (ARS-22). In civilian life, Marty owned and operated an excavating business, Arnolt Bros, Inc.; The Diligent Diggers of Dignified Dirt! He still works today as president of Victorian Office Rentals, Inc. and continues to write more Marty’s Musings!


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From the foreword by: James J. Florio, 49th Governor of New Jersey & Lieutenant Commander USNR (Retired): “Marty is a deep and thoughtful observer of the human condition…someone with an observant eye for detail, with perceptive insights into everyday actions and events that are at the same time commonsensical and profound. It is clear that service in the Navy was for him, as it was for me, a major life-shaping force. Marty’s insights into the virtues and follies of military life are delightful! The military bureaucratic foolishness that some of his tales highlight can be humorous or tragic, depending on the circumstances. Marty’s stories about his business career offer us a picture as to how traits we all purport to hold in high esteem are still valued. Common sense, plain direct speaking, honest bargaining—all flow as virtues embedded in the pages of this book. In an age of business speculations and clever sharpsters, this book should be required reading. This book represents his views and values which reflect our hope that Metuchen, New Jersey, and America, even while experiencing the inevitable changes that the future holds for us, remain committed to the fundamental principles that Marty has shared with us in this delightful read…” http://www.martysmusings.us