Introducing James A. Hunter, author of Soft And Gentle 6 — A Remembered Prose

“This is my sixth book with Outskirts Press, and they have been great to work with. They have continually allowed me to contribute input on the interior format, resulting in a great publishing experience.”

James A. Hunter is the youngest of eleven children and grew up on a farm near the rural, small town of Metamora, Indiana. His parents started their life together about the time of the Great Depression, so their values and principles were a reflection of those hard times. They passed on their values to their children, and most of them patterned their life after those values. We were raised under old-school discipline, which seemed hard at the time; however, it has served us well throughout our lives. We were also raised on hard work, but we were clever and innovative enough to find time for hard play as well. That same family farm where we were raised still survives nearly a hundred years after Jim’s grandparents came from Kentucky and settled there. His love for the land has led to him owning part of that farm for 46 years and still counting. In addition, he owned much of the valley surrounding it for quite some time. Growing up and living with nature in that valley has provided the backdrop and inspiration for much of his writing.

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Book description…

Soft and gentle sounds a little sissified, but all of us should yearn for a life filled with both. We are living in an electronic world which has speeded up our lives considerably. Gone are the days when families interact with conversation that is void of interruptions. Settling into daily routines and keeping pace with the children’s activities can be very stressful. Nature visits are beginning to be considered good therapy for children who have known nothing other than city and suburban life. That works for adults as well as it does for children. If one becomes friends with nature, that could very well be the best friend that they will ever have. Realistically, the best that most can ever expect in today’s busy world is to read about life simplified. This heartfelt collection of prose will mellow the heart as it explores life, love, beauty, nature, happiness, hardships, dreams, and nostalgic memories. Take a break from a hectic schedule and enjoy these observations which uniquely capture the soft and gentle aspects of life.

Introducing Gail Banter, author of The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems

“The journey toward publishing my book was amazing. My Author Representative knew every facet and she lead me forward in a most professional way. The copy writing was first class and so was creating the cover and interior formatting, which resulted in the birth of a beautiful, elegant book.”

Israeli-born Gail Banter came to the USA via Canada, where she raised a family, taught, was a public speaker, and graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Now a resident of Lauderhill, Florida, she much prefers the endless summers to the ice-glazed Canadian winters. The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems is her debut poetry collage.

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Dive into a unique collection of poems and vignettes with The Cloistered Oyster and Other Poems. Some poems are controversial, unorthodox-even taboo-while others are tender love poems, both breakups and makeups, or quirky observations of the otherwise mundane. Laced with wit, humor, and good intentions, this delectable collection makes a perfect gift for someone special-or simply indulge for your own pleasure!

Introducing Rosalva Bermudez Venegas, author of Living Through Poetry: Life Experiences and Thoughts

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In Living Through Poetry, Venegas takes the reader through various difficult yet common life situations and obstacles. Her descriptive detail and imagery catapult the reader into a world of emotion and strength, inspiration and encouragement, as they discover a commonality in different experiences they never imagined.

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Poetry with a story-finding strength through overcoming challenges. From experience we learn to grow. In Living Through Poetry, Venegas takes the reader through various difficult yet common life situations and obstacles. Her descriptive detail and imagery catapult the reader into a world of emotion and strength, inspiration and encouragement, as they discover a commonality in different experiences they never imagined.

Introducing James A. Hunter, author of Soft And Gentle 5 – A Remembered Prose

“I have had a great relationship with Outskirts Press on all five books that I have published with them. I have always been able to have my input followed on the interior format, which has been very important to me. My Author Representative has always been very helpful. I would definitely recommend the services of Outskirts Press to anyone.”

Jim Hunter is the youngest of eleven children and grew up on a farm near the rural, small town of Metamora, Indiana. From an early age, all of the children were expected to help with the farm chores, which consisted of raising a large garden, picking berries, putting up hay, milking cows, raising crops, and anything else that went along with living on a farm. Everything took a back seat to work, but the children always found time to play and establish memories that would stay with them forever. The family farm still survives nearly a hundred years after Jim’s grandparents settled there, and his love for the land has led to him owning part of that farm for 45 years and still counting. In addition, he has owned much of the valley surrounding it. Growing up and living with nature in that valley has provided the backdrop and inspiration for much of his writing.

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The only questionable thing about putting soft and gentle into your life is its misperception by others. Most of us spend our younger years getting caught up in trying to have it all and do it all. Only after years of life do we begin to recognize what is more important to us. At some point, we begin to shift our priorities around, realizing that many of the dreams that we spent chasing in our younger adulthood will probably never come to fruition. Going to our children’s and grandchildren’s soccer and basketball games begin to replace the dreams that we once dreamed. It becomes hard to put things in proper perspective. Eventually, we seem to settle into an acceptable routine that most of our friends and family are comfortable with. Unfortunately, we also discover that we are getting older, and time to fulfill dreams and mark things off the bucket list is clicking away too rapidly. This heartfelt collection of prose will mellow the heart as it explores life, love, beauty, nature, happiness, hardships, dreams, and nostalgic memories. Take a break from a busy schedule to enjoy these unique observations, and discover the soft and gentle aspects of life for yourself.

Introducing Janice N. Chapman, author of Poems With No Place To Go

“I recommend Outskirts Press to anyone in need of a publisher. I am proud to consider Outskirts Press MY publisher.”

Janice N. Chapman was born in Woodward, Oklahoma in 1941. She was raised in northwest Oklahoma just south and west of Laverne, Oklahoma. She now lives in Harper, Kansas, where she owns a small non-profit thrift shop, The Prairie Angel.

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This nostalgic collection of poems is a reminiscent episode of peoples lives. Both factual and fictional circumstances flow through the written verses of Janice N. Chapman’s poetry. This book belongs in everyone’s collection! Give family and friends a copy of it as a gift. And remember there are more books from this author on Amazon.com!

Introducing Angela M. Ford Roberson, author of Melodies of Life

“Thanks to all of you at Outskirts Press Publishing. I am very pleased and happy with my first book and could not have done it without your help. Kudos to my Author Representative and other team members who helped my book become a success.”

Angela M. Ford Roberson was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She is the 4th sibling of 9 children. She is the mother of 2 sons, DeMarlan and DeMaurian Roberson, both reside in Shreveport. She is a very proud grandmother of 5 beautiful souls. Angela’s passion is her love for children, she works as a paraprofessional teaching pre-k students and previously worked with special needs children. Angela’s passion for life is writing poetry. Poetry with emotion. Angela loves people and her smile is contagious. “Believe in you, hang in there and Believe God, faithfully…because what is done through Him is Blessed also by Him.”

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“I Hope Your Emotions Run As Deep As Mine… Welcome to Life’s Rhythms…..” Melodies of Life is a continuous flow of life through life’s journeys. The joys, pains, sorrows, and happiness that carries our own tune, beat, or rhythmic flow of our hearts…Welcome to Emotions…Truth, insightful, inspirational, spiritual and fun…Just Believe…..

Introducing Paula Flournoy, author of Poems Purposed by God Sending a Message of Inspiration

“My experience with Outskirts Press was awesome. My author representative was very efficient. She made the process an excellent one. Awesome job to everyone that was apart of this journey with me.”

Paula Flournoy is originally from Stamps, Arkansas and moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. Faithful and committed to the calling upon her life. She encourages others through the inspiration of God’s word to always trust Him and never give up.

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Your Daily Walk With God. God is always present with you in every situation that you face in life. You must know that He will sustain you through whatever challenges that you are dealing with. The poems in this book are purposed to encourage your daily walk with God through the spiritual, mental, financial, and physical struggles of life. Remember, no matter what you deal with in life God is always there to help you through the process of the hurt, pain, and sorrow. I pray that the poems will also encourage you to keep the faith, and know that all things will work out for your good.