Introducing Kathy Stevens Bradley, author of Healing In Spirit: Poems to Comfort and Encourage the Heart

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Kathy Stevens Bradley has enjoyed writing acrostic poetry for almost 20 years. This type of expressive writing was especially helpful when she had an unexpected stroke at age 60. Before her retirement from classroom teaching in 2013, she spent a wonderful 31 years as an elementary school arts teacher and writer. As a drama and music teacher, she taught kindergarten—5th grade. During these years, she had the opportunity to write and produce numerous plays and video productions for public schools in Columbia, SC. She is the author of 18 original plays for children, and wrote and co-produced the 6-part social studies series DETECTIVE BONZ & THE SC HISTORY MYSTERY (presently viewed on SCETV’s educational website knowitall.org). Some of her favorite pastimes are playing guitar, writing country songs, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is hoping her two grands will be her cohorts in singing and making up new tunes…and they seem to be willing, with spontaneous rhymes and songs springing forth at a regular pace. She is presently employed as a writer with SCETV.

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Kathy Stevens Bradley has enjoyed writing acrostic poetry for almost 20 years. This type of expressive writing was especially helpful when she had an unexpected stroke at age 60. Before her retirement from classroom teaching in 2013, she spent a wonderful 31 years as an elementary school arts teacher and writer. As a drama and music teacher, she taught kindergarten—5th grade. During these years, she had the opportunity to write and produce numerous plays and video productions for public schools in Columbia, SC. She is the author of 18 original plays for children, and wrote and co-produced the 6-part social studies series DETECTIVE BONZ & THE SC HISTORY MYSTERY (presently viewed on SCETV’s educational website knowitall.org). Some of her favorite pastimes are playing guitar, writing country songs, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is hoping her two grands will be her cohorts in singing and making up new tunes…and they seem to be willing, with spontaneous rhymes and songs springing forth at a regular pace. She is presently employed as a writer with SCETV.

Introducing David D. Bernstein, author of Voices of the Heart

“From the beginning, and throughout the process of publishing my first book, I felt that I was in the hands of a pro. My author representative always took the time to answer my questions in detail and swiftly. If she didn’t have 100% confidence, she researched the question and got back to me. I was very pleased with her and I am also thankful that I was paired with her as an author rep”

David D. Bernstein was born in Moscow and immigrated from the Soviet Union in 1981. He has been writing poetry from the heart since high school. Several of his poems have been published in anthologies and magazines, and David has been the recipient of five Editor’s Choice awards. He has hosted several open mic events in bookstores and in college was the co-founder of The Poetry Society. He is the author of two picture books, The Enchanted Rope and Peanut. His middle grade book The Portal won a CIPA Envy Merit award in Juvenile Fiction in 2018. He also authored Spirral and Rebirth in The CORT Chronicles. David is the proud uncle of two teenage boys.

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Take an emotional roller-coaster ride through a ten-year snapshot of one man’s life in this compelling collection of poetry. The poems will not only inspire you but guide you on your life’s journey. Voices of the Heart combines beautiful photography with powerful words in a collection that also serves as a memoir.

Introducing Bob Fedell, author of Poetic Jazz

“My author representative did such a wonderful job on both of my poetry books that– even though I am a poet– it is hard to express in words how invaluable she has been.”

Bob Fedell graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College (now University) with a B.A. in English, received his masters from Rollins College, and spent a summer in 1983 studying Modern British Poetry at Exeter College, Oxford. He lives in Orlando, Florida where he taught English for 41 years (he also coached tennis and golf and helped direct several Shakespearean plays).

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New masterpieces from (until recently) the best unpublished poet in America! Polish up the Pulitzer!

Introducing Dr. John (Satchmo) Mannan, author of The Pearls of Love

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John “Satchmo” Mannan is the nom de plume or nom de guerre, if you will, of Dr. Mujib Mannan retired Professor of the American Experience law, literature and history at the College of New Rochelle, University of the Virgin Islands and other university venues for nearly 30 years. The author is an educator, lawyer, historian, poet, short storyteller, essayist, jazz musician, marketing consultant and executive director of an affordable housing initiative in Harlem. Born in Harlem, the author has written several books, including Cultural Imperialism, The History of the Harlem Mosque, The Legend of Lute, Tales of the Nightingale, The Arabic Words in the English Language. His poetry is in several anthologies, but under an earlier nom de plume John McRae, including Ghetto 68, We Be Word Sorcerers, Three Hundred Sixty Degrees of Blackness, etc. and on other venues such as the African Sun Times, Living City, The Thinker. under the name Mujib Mannan. His peace Haiku have been chosen for inclusion in the city of Philadelphia “Peace Project” and his Jazz C.D. “Ten O’clock Jazz” was released December 2014 by New Savoy Records.”

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Those who love. Those who have loved. Those who will love and for all who dare to dream of love. The poems in this book were born on nights when the eyes of my beloved were like songs, and the perfume of our love pursued the midnight air. When the rising sun embraced the moon and our love did not disappear, we discovered that our kisses had become stories and stars in the Land of Nod. Nod is where music retires after it is played, and where night calls a moment of its passing a day. Here, dreams recline on chaises waiting to whisper their tales into the hearts of readers and nightingales.

Introducing Elwood Gene-Mishmah, author of Syncopated Love Dreams

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Elwood Gene-Mishmah is a retired educator and administrator who now spends his time writing, publishing, and traveling. Syncopated Love Dreams is his sixteenth self-published book. Currently, he resides in Palm Coast, Florida.

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Every dream is a mirror of self-reflection. Syncopated Love Dreams is a conglomeration of poems and poetic writing centered around themes of inspiration, growing up in a racially divided nation, family relationships, a hearty determination to be successful in life, and the impact of dreams upon growth and self-development. Woven throughout this lyrical work is love as a thematic reminder to help us to always maintain a sense of harmony, balance, respect, and oneness in the spirit of togetherness.

Introducing Marco Martin, author of Poetic License: Freedom is to be a Storyteller

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Storyteller I want to be a storyteller, people dream about. I want to be one, people are inspired to be. I want to tell witty and funny stories, which makes them giggle and fart. I want to tell stories so good they’ll make a person slap their mother and ask for more. I want to write the kind of story that’ll make the world stand up and take notice. I want the kind of story that’ll make a person cry, ball up into the fetal position, stomach in knots and ask for forgiveness. I want to be a storyteller. I want to tell stories.

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Numerology One thing I want is Two have peace. Three sides of the truth. What’s the lie be-Four me? My Five fingers want to slap reality, as my Six sense tells me, “Be cool.” Every Seven minutes, I have Eight regrets, as I survive in this Nine by Ten world.

Introducing Rizalina Ramos-Talag, author of Following No. 45

“My Author Representative always has great suggestions to offer whenever I need help making decisions. She supports me throughout the creation process — she is the life of my project — she and the Outskirts Press professional team of talented design staff.”

Rizalina Ramos Talag hails from Del Monte, Bukidnon (in Mindanao, Philippines). Lynn completed her office administration training at Gregg Business College, was enrolled in the school for Liberal Arts at the University of the East, and received her Accounting and Finance degree from the Far Eastern University. She attended accounting classes at the Golden Gate University in California and various short courses at Foothill College. She co-authored a book of poems, Embers, published in 1966, and was a part of an editorial panel in a national magazine, contributing short stories, commentaries, and poems. Lynn came to the U.S. with her family in 1972. She has three grandchildren and is also the author of Every Child Is A Poet, a collection of poems written as a grandparent.

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Today’s political scene dictates that we pay close attention to the goings-on around the seat of government, where we find that no two minds can agree on anything. The huge political divide in the United States is glaring, and the media account for most of this divide. Sometimes we don’t know which version of the news, or lack of coverage thereof, we can count on as accurate. We have to follow the source. President Trump has succeeded in bringing unity and strength to our nation, and he is looked up to as the anointed one-yet he was set up to play the villain from the day he was chosen by the people. With the cast of characters surrounding the “search for an impeachable crime” insisting the accomplished task was done by the book and finding nothing in Mr. Mueller’s lengthy quest to connect anyone to a crime, we, the people, need to move on and allow the new sheriff to do his job!

Introducing Kelly Inviere, author of Where the Light Shines Through: A Memoir in Poetry

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Kelly Inviere is a poet, author, and artist living in the greater Washington, D.C. area with her wife and two cats. Having experienced a range of life’s highest highs and lowest lows, Kelly wanted to use her creativity as an outlet to find healing and catharsis, sharing her story with the world in hopes of offering the same to her readers.

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“This is my story, So turn the page, If you dare, If you care to know, Who’s really there…” In Where the Light Shines Through, Kelly Inviere takes a new approach to telling her story: A Memoir in Poetry. She wanted to portray the human condition in a way that was relatable, while showing that there is joy in sorrow and sorrow in joy. Like light and darkness, one cannot exist without the other. The message of this book is one of rebirth and inspiration. Kelly invites you to join her as she explores the topics of life that unite us, from the pain of loss to the hope found in love.

Introducing Sean Juan, author of Let Somebody Love Me

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Sean Juan has written a collective number of diverse poems for over 25 years. His poetry shares his experiences on life, touching all the methods of perception. Sean has worked in the hospitality field as a chef and dietary manager. He is married with five children and currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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My Worship, My Woman, My World. This emotionally charged collection of poems is written from a captivating perspective that reflects on a multitude of topics-things that have been witnessed and felt in the heart of a man who has lived, loved, and lost. These poems are passionate and descriptive, sharing a love for women, God, and new views of the world. Embark on a journey of Love, Trust, Understanding, Respect, Loyalty, Joy, Pain, Deception, Deceit, Self-Love, Transformation, Worship, Praise, Faith and Belief. Allow the words to speak as if they were written just for you. You’ll find yourself smiling, laughing, and maybe even shedding a tear. After all, at some point in our lives, we’ve all said, “Let Somebody Love Me!”

The Fate of Our States is Great: 101 Poems on American History

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Bill Jordan is a sales manager by trade. He wrote for many publications during his time in college and still contributes to some websites. His first novel, Second Chance at Love, was published in 2018 by Outskirts Press and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Just a kid from Akron, OH, he lives, works, and writes in Ellicottville, NY with his wife and pets. He can be reached by email at billjordaniv@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @billjordan4.

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Rhyme your way through time with this entertaining collection of poems on American history. Immerse yourself in a unique journey through United States history. With sections covering significant events, important people and the presidents, this collection is guaranteed to bring you back to history class and help prepare you to win the fight during trivia night as you rhyme your way through time.