Introducing Princess Ameenah, author of Straight from the Heart

“I am very pleased with my book. Lots of kudos, and inquiries such as, ‘Who did your book?’ Colleen is very talented and knowledgeable. She captured the art and spirit I wanted. I learned so much from this experience, beginning with the initial chats I had with my initial representatives (Wendy is truly a gem; I will never forget her patience), and Stephen is very cool (I needed that). He made sure my questions were answered. This is my first book, so I had a lot (lol). I feel like I am a part of a family. The president even answered my email in a timely fashion. Thank you for a job well done. ”

About Princess Ameenah: Certified in Restorative Practices at the graduate level, enhanced by my undergraduate profession, O. T. (occupational therapy), this book is my gift to the world because I really want to make it a better place, and to myself because I have had so much to say, written it down, then put it away. Suddenly I see the story again in some young person’s eyes. You can not buy intelligence; you can’t buy common sense. You can not buy integrity or honor, and so hence – The work you do, your goals and true reverence of the tasks you bear Certify, amplify accomplishments you dare. Princess Ameenah A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Developing Excellence. http://www.Princessameenah.comhttp://www.myspace.com/iamprincessameenah –  http://www.developingexcellence.net

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Bold, sensuous, honest, and enlightening. This is a book that flows with rhythmic insight. ‘Straight from the Heart’ is colorful, soulful, and socially informative. This book covers the dynamic phases of our experiences in a society where institutional racism exists, and poetically explores the challenges Black women are engaged in with ‘How Should I Wear My Crown?’ This is a book of spoken word worth reading. -Baba Jabali Wazuri (Educator, activist). “and Princess Ameenah dazzled the audience with her poetry and song.” -Healthy Music Matters, Ms. Toni Washington (2006), Philadelphia, PA, Versatility Entertainment & Image Awards 2006. “Sister Ameenah is truly a warrior queen. Her verve and desire to share her poetry bring the readers into a written vortex of ‘Ka Ba’ (soul, spirit) expression that is worthy of the Kentakes (Ethiopian Queens) from which she is ascended. Readers of this volume of poetry will know that they are reading within the realm of an artist whose familiarity with human expression is extraordinaire. This book is a valuable and worthy read.’ – Iya Adjua, Phd (Educator), Philadelphia, PA. ‘Straight from the Heart’ is a proud and passionate expression from a true Diva. It is a revelation of our greatness and struggles. I was truly entertained, yet the book was instructional, and taught me what dancing means. –
Donald Jackson (Educator), Philadelphia, PA

Introducing Tonya Monteiro, author of Inside a Butterfly

“I want to thank Outskirts Press, Inc. for making it easy to publish my first poetry book. The process was smooth with lots of guidance along the way. This was my first experience with publishing a book and I am so glad I chose Outskirts Press as my publishing source and will use them in the near future.”

About Tonya Monteiro: I do not possess a PH.D nor am I some specialist. I am just someone with a passion and love for words. I love the freedom of poetry, spoken word and other forms of art that represents free expression. I am a free spirit of sorts. My writing is inspired by my personal experiences, the experiences of others and what I see with my mind’s eye. I hope you, the reader, will find pieces of you in my writings. A dream is just that if you don’t take the first step to make it a reality!

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This is a collection of poems that touches the lives of everyone in some small or large way. Life is full of unexpected joys and sorrows. It helps to know that you are not alone in whatever life brings you. No matter what you face whether good or bad, there is always someone out there who gets it and you. Live life!

Introducing Bob Kamm, author of Gazing: More Poems and Musings

“Everyone was very responsive and the online editing was really helpful. This was a much better experience than I had with Authorhouse!”

Bob Kamm was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in the New Jersey suburbs. His unusually broad life experience has run from dropping out of high school at age fifteen to consulting Fortune 500 companies on leadership and strategy by age fifty. But being the son of two writers, his first love was always language. That devotion and his experiential wisdom are fully reflected in the five sections of this collection – Love, Family, Childhood, The World and Songbook. This is his third collection of poetry and fifth book. He lives with his beloved Andrea – wife, lover, best friend and constant inspiration – on California’s Central Coast.

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Lyric poetry, accessible to the general public, is alive and well in the hands of Bob Kamm. “Gazing is an authentic celebration of relationships – lovers, siblings, parents, grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends, strangers, and our relationship to the world. But there is something deeply personal that glimmers through while reading Bob Kamm’s work in particular…and ‘reading’ is not the right word. It’s more like meditating on, tasting, embracing.” -Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, Co-founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, authors of Getting the Love You Want and many other books. “Bob Kamm makes the mundane profound and the profound accessible. He isn’t writing for academics. He’s writing for YOU. So turn off your phone and TV, find a quiet place and be transported deeper into your own life and feelings courtesy of this rare poet.” -Barry Bernfeld, PhD

Introducing Gene Edwards, author of The Other Color of Love

“My experience was wonderful and well appreciated every step in the publication process.”

Gene Edwards is a native of North Carolina and graduated from the City College of New York. After spending his professional career as a mathematician, mathematics educator, administrator, consultant, and college instructor, he turned to writing poetry and served as managing editor of Ariadne’s Web magazine. The Other Color of Love is his fifth published book of poetry.

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Love yourself…just as you are. The Other Color of Love is a collection of poems offered as an adventure into the spirit of the imagination, into the heart and soul. Imagination constantly impels us and nurtures us with eternal gifts of love, beauty, and truth. Our choice to be honest with ourselves and others-and our awareness that there is more to our existence-sets us free. The poems touch upon birth, rebirth, gratitude, contentment, happiness, love, and mutual respect, with stunning images that serve to trigger and heighten the imagination. Indulge in this uplifting collection and be richly compensated with excitement, encouragement, and self-esteem. Feel the love, feel the joy, and embrace the journey as you look into the mirror and with courage and conviction say, “It’s okay and I’m okay. It’s okay to love myself just as I am!”

Introducing Gina Marie Stanish, author of Unlock the Key

“My author representative was a life-saver for me. She answered each and every one of my endless questions in a very timely manner, usually on the same day–even on the weekend. Thank you Sara!”

Gina Marie Stanish was born in 1986 at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She attended St. Martha Grade School, Archbishop Ryan High School, and Holy Family University. On May 18, 2010 she graduated as a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the Communications Honor Society and received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications/Journalism. Her first poem was published in Knock, Knock… Prayers for Young Adolescents when she was in eighth grade and her second poem was published in Collected Whispers: Editor’s Choice Series by the International Society of Poetry in 2008. Gina is very excited to be writing her first book and the possibility of sharing the work that she has spent the past 10 years creating with the rest of the world.

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Unlock the Key is a collection of stories (told through poetry and each with their own unique introduction) inspired by actual events, pictures, ideas, feelings, and people that were, are, and always will be a very special part of my heart.

Introducing Michael J. Narvaez, author of Keep me in the path of Your will for me

“Outskirts was cool and I plan to go again as well as get engaged in the marketing of this first book!”

Michael J. Narvaez, published poet, Three-time New York City produced playwright, Producer/Writer/Director of the feature film, “I Believe in America” [2007], is in development for his next feature film titled, “An Artist’s Emblem [2017], and next April 2017 will present a poetic event pertaining to the “True Father of Puerto Rico”, Pedro Albizu Campos! He is a father of six children, and a grandfather of seven with his darling, late wife Damaris (1966-2016) and dedicates all of his works to her loving memory!

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“We all seek, very few find!” Wholesome spirituality is distinct from man-made religions and much more blatantly poignant. Most of us souls firmly believe in a CREATOR (God, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha etc.), irrespective of dogma, too few of us are thus able to adequately remain on a clear path that is in sync with His or Her WILL that has been supposedly holistically set for each and every one of us! Would you dare to try? Would you care to attempt to find out? The poetry in this book is aimed for one to achieve objective introspection as an initial step, followed by a no holds barred personal assessment, ending in a present day tied to current event analysis of the Lord’s Prayer! No one is “preaching” here, in fact as you may know, once anyone states that he or she “knows,” only guarantees that he or she knows not! The author/poet here is no exception. Let’s journey together! Let’s help each other emerge as altruistic human beings! May make for a better world?

Introducing Angela M. Smith, author of Lost & Found: Knowledge is Learned

“I am very happy with my book and the experience was awesome. My Outskirts Press reps had so much knowledge and ideas that helped to create a beautiful book.”

Angela M. Smith lends you direct insight into her life and the situations she has had to address in relationships in Lost & Found. We have all been through some type of drama that makes you stop, think and write about it. Knowledge is learned.

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A poet in her own right, Angela M. Smith has confronted the most delicate topics of her life. Lost & Found has that life journey that you travel, taking you from one moment in time to another. Angela’s poems take you through her life as they happen, from “Calm Down Mother” to “Climb Until You Rise,” you are sure to be captivated by the stories behind some of the poems.