Introducing Francis V. Adams, author of Tucker’s Eyes: Life Lessons From A One-Eyed Havanese

“Wonderful advice and support from Lisa and everyone at Outskirts Press.”

Francis V. Adams is a lung specialist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is also a Police Surgeon with the NYPD and hosts Doctor Radio on SiriusXM 110 weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife, Laura.

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Above all this dog agrees to give love and affection. Depression after the loss of your lifelong companion, blindness, cancer surgery, advancing age and its effects on your entire body – These are common occurrences in our lives and are often the source of stress and anxiety. As a physician, I see daily the consequences of these events on my patients. Quite often the results are devastating, contributing to further illness and reducing not only the quality of life but also how long we live. But what if the being faced with these events wasn’t human? What if the species was canine? Would the results be different? Can we learn from another species’ experience? At age 13 my canine son, Tucker, would be faced with these events. His response to these life challenges is detailed in this book wherein the reader will hopefully find the answers to these questions. Science has already told us that pets make us healthier and that pet owners live longer than those who do not share their lives with another species. Just holding an animal raises the level in both species of the pleasure hormone, oxytocin, and lowers the stress hormones secreted by the adrenal glands. Animals, and especially dogs, are said to live in the moment, something human beings, laden with anxiety and stress, are often not able to achieve. Tucker’s Eyes relates one dog’s experience with adversity and is not meant as a scientific work on animal behavior. Tucker’s experience and recovery, however, bears similarity to many other animals who have also made startling recoveries. His life story is meant as an example from which the reader may want to draw useful lessons. In this way, Tucker continues his life mission to provide comfort and love to all.

Introducing Ellen Deery Freeman, author of Duke (Plus One)

“Lisa was great!”

Ellen Deery Freeman, a retired teacher who taught at Ben Hazel, Brunson, Hampton, and Calhoun Falls Elementary schools, has rescued and loved many animals throughout her life. In 2005 she and her husband, Buddy, renovated and moved into her Grandmother’s 100-year-old house situated on 89 acres of land in the country, and adopted Duke shortly thereafter. As with Just George, Mrs. Freeman will donate ten percent of her profit from Duke (Plus One) to The Hampton County Animal Shelter in Varnville, S.C., as long as it remains under the management of Amanda E. Strickland whose love of animals is evidenced by the way in which she manages the shelter. Duke (Plus One) is Mrs. Freeman’s second published book.

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The true story of the trials and triumphs in the life of “Duke,” as told by Duke. Duke (Plus One), the sequel to Just George, which many of you have enjoyed, allows Duke the opportunity to share some of his life experiences, some good, some not so good, some funny, some sad, and to tell his side of the story where George is concerned. Much like an only child, Duke struggles with accepting a rival into the family, and his feelings of frustration will sometimes tug at your heart strings. Like Just George, Duke (Plus One) will be enjoyed by every animal lover from school-age children to senior adults. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride as you read Duke’s story…and it would be a good idea to have a box of tissues on hand. You just might need them.

Introducing Monica Sudds, author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Parrots

“Being a first time author, I was bewildered. Fortunately, my Author Representatives walked me through the steps easily. They were always willing to answer my questions or concerns within 24 hours. I picked the right place to self-publish for sure. And I get daily emails from my marketing coach that are very helpful. I watch for those emails daily! With Outskirts Marketing Coach, I know I will get great sales. I have had my first book signing and it went very well. Thanks to all the advice I have received.”

Monica R. Sudds was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She and her husband, Chuck are currently living on a small farm in Iowa. She has been breeding parrots since 1983. Her articles have been featured in The Missouri Valley Times-News, Parrot World, Bird World and countless organizational newsletters and Internet websites worldwide. She has appeared on KTIV Channel 4 in Sioux City, Iowa, and given many speeches to parrot clubs around the nation. Monica was also the President of Beakers Parrot Society, an International club, from the years 1993 through 1997. Monica also served two years as the Iowa State Coordinator and one year on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aviculture. She was in the first group of participants to study and pass the Certified Avian Specialist course, conducted by Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in 1993. She is the owner and graphic design artist of Beakers Enterprises, which produces and sells animal related gifts for pet lovers. Visit Monica’s eBay store online http://stores.ebay.com/cupies


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Whether you own a parrot, several parrots or are considering purchasing one of these fascinating creatures, you’ll find something in this book that will be helpful. Everything you need to know about purchasing the right bird for you and your family, proper nutrition, emergency care, taming, training, including tricks and invaluable potty training. You will also learn about caging, bedding and toys, as well as tips on constructing your own aviary. I will tell you about toxic chemicals and toxic household products, plants and foods that you should never feed. Contains over 30 tried and true recipes that I have created for my feathered friends. I will teach you how to determine sex, breed and produce offspring, as well as the basics of selling birds as a small business, including licensing and contracts. I will give you advice on incubation procedures and weaning babies. I will talk about when veterinary care should be sought. I will even explain about organizations, such as bird clubs and what can they do for you, along with their benefits and possible pitfalls. If you follow these well laid out suggestions, your experience will be much more rewarding for you both. Let your parrot be healthy enough to out live you and be passed down through your family for generations.

Introducing Mary Jo Wisneski, author of Doggie Delicious

“Thank you very much for all you do!”

Mary Jo Wisneski Johnston is a retired reading specialist who has taught at levels ranging from kindergarten through graduate school during her 44-year teaching career in several states as well as in Germany. She enjoys living on a hobby ranch with her husband and approximately twenty animals ranging in size from horse to goldfish.


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Life at the ranch is fun and happy, but nobody could have imagined how much more interesting it would become when Bibi, a very unusual dog, came to add an exponential level of joy. As Bibi explores her gifts and chases her dream, surprises abound as all the animals at the ranch find themselves catapulted out of the status quo and into a new world where anything is possible. A magnificent ranch play day evolves, where each animal makes a special contribution to share the best and most unexpected parts of themselves with the neighborhood children. The play day goes so well that the animals can hardly wait for the next adventure. Bibi’s success in realizing her intentions shows the animals what determination and courage can accomplish, and as she models faith and trust in the greater wisdom of life, all the people and animals around her begin to understand that there is much more to themselves, and to the world! This charming beginning chapter book with its positive, inspiring message is sure to become a favorite with readers of all ages.

Introducing Carlos Lopez, Ed.D., author of Pickles, Where Are You?

“I received guidance throughout the entire publishing process.”

Dr. Carlos Lopez is an educator who has dedicated his professional career to teach literacy skills to children of all ages. The teaching of reading is his passion. He believes that reading is an important tool that helps children redefine their immediate surroundings and evaluate events that transform society. Therefore, reading should be filled with many pertinent and meaningful experiences that help readers of all ages redefine society,


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Dogs’ unconditional love heals!

Introducing G.L. Ellis, author of The Crooked Dog

“If I ever decide to write again I will go immediately to Outskirts Press.”

G. L. Ellis spent most of his employment years in hospital administration. He has been recognized for his work in the field of mental health administration. His biography was selected for publication in the 1982-1983, 42nd edition of Who’s Who in America.


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A story about a five week old puppy who challenged us to give him a chance, and in return he gave us an unforgettable lesson in love and loyalty as well as a lesson to accept who you are. The Crooked Dog shows how one dog changed one man’s outlook on life.

Introducing Justene Presley, author of A Day at the Dog Park

“It was so fun to experience the publishing process from beginning to end. My book turned out wonderful and I couldn’t be more happy with it!”

Justene Presley is from Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Belmont University with a music degree in 2011. In addition to her love of animals, she enjoys singing and crafting. She lives with her husband, Will, and their dog, Archimedes.


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Your child’s guide to playing safely with dogs! Everyone loves the image of a child and a favorite pet dog. Many children say they love dogs, and claim that the dog is their favorite animal. However, it’s common for children to be hesitant or intimidated around dogs. Many fears and worries about interacting with dogs can be easily solved with some basic education about how to approach and interact with dogs of all kinds. A Day at the Dog Park introduces Carter and his dog, Snickers. Carter’s mom takes them to the dog park, and their enjoyable day gives fun, practical lessons about the best way to make new dog friends. Carter explains that there are lots of different types of dogs, and goes through a six-step method for meeting a new dog. Each step is explained clearly, simply, and with plenty of detail, so readers can feel confident in their new skills. Carter also shares advice about what not to do. Children and parents alike will enjoy this charming, educational book, which is likely to become a favorite in your library!