Introducing Margaret Speicher, author of Love… One Lump or Two?? (A light-hearted, humorous story on divorce, dating, single living and determination)

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I will be at the Henderson County Public Library in Henderson, KY, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a book signing event. There were be free giveaways for your purchase. All proceeds from my book sales go to St. Jude and other charitable organizations. I hope to see you there! Maggie

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Although I have always had a life-long dream to write a book, I never thought that I would ever accomplish this seemingly impossible task. However, dreams sometimes come true – and for me, it took divine intervention! It all happened one evening when I was awakened in the middle of the night with the idea of writing a book. I recall contemplating an appropriate topic and title for my book, in addition to the various chapter headings and content, which surprisingly flowed very easily from my thoughts. Maybe this was my destiny! Upon awakening the next morning fully motivated by my newest endeavor, I immediately jotted down my thoughts from the previous night’s ideas for a book and began composing my thoughts onto paper. Thus, an inspiring story developed about my humorous and entertaining challenges and opportunities (lumps) that this determined blonde with a definite sense of humor and temporary misguided sense of direction from a recent divorce encountered. In passionate pursuit of my soul mate, “Mr. Right”, my journey began with the chapter on The Date from Hell involving many unforeseen happenings on an attention-grabbing double date through the chapter on Dating 101 describing fresh ideas and methods of surviving the singles’ scene and meeting suitable men and more leading to Mr. Wonderful, my perceived soul mate from God – or was he? I truly felt that writing and publishing this inspiring and entertaining book was influenced by the Holy Spirit and that my experiences and determination in the singles’ world could help others undergoing similar problems in finding love and living alone. This is my reason for pursuing the publication of my work, remembering that “If God takes you to it; He will get you through it!”

Introducing Maureen Scanlon, author of My Dog is My Relationship Coach

“I love my experience with Outskirts Press, two books published now and I wouldn’t use anyone else! I love the creativity of the designer and the advice my Author Representative gives me. Thank You Outskirts Press for another great book publishing experience!”

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. Maureen’s certifications include Life Coaching, NLP, DBT, REBT, ACT, and Pet Psychology. She has held group coaching and retreat for mindful change and created a 5-Step program for Fostering Meaningful Relationships. Maureen and her husband, Dennis, live in Mesa, Arizona, with Jade, a 15-pound chihuahua, and Brodie, an Australian shepherd mix. They have four children and three grandchildren. Maureen is also the author of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am. Contact Info: Email: Maureen_Nelson@hotmail.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifecoachmaureens

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Are you in pursuit of your lifetime love? Ask yourself: Do I have the time and energy to invest in a relationship? Do I hold on to anger or pain about a past relationship? Am I committed to see the truth about a person and not what I want it to be? Am I a good catch? Do I bring full confidence of who I am to the table? Explore the answers to these questions and more in My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, a guide to relationships that takes its lead from the pets in our lives and the unconditional love they offer. In our search for love, companionship, and “the one,” we oftentimes lose sight of our true selves and what we deeply desire in a life partner. This book will help you to see clearly what it takes to heal yourself, enhance your marriage or romantic relationships, and realize the whole person you were meant to be while in a relationship or searching for that perfect mate. With tips, examples, and anecdotes, this guide shares the meaning, clarity, and deep connections that enhance the journey of finding or loving “our person.”

Introducing Denise Peek, author of Leadership: What?! Growing as a Leader From the Inside Out

“My Author Representative has been very helpful and positive about my publishing experience, and her involvement made it seamless! I really appreciate her!”

Denise Peek has worked with all level of individuals to assess their current leadership level, explore the development that is possible and create a plan to execute that metamorphosis. She coaches others with care to set, adjust and achieve their goals in leadership and in life. In this book, she becomes your personal leadership coach, guiding you toward your better, more powerful self. Denise has worked with clients across the globe to develop their skills and achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Coach Yourself to Become the Leader Inside You. Learn more about the leader that already lives inside you! This insightful book will guide you through the skills and nuances of real leadership, as you explore those elements already within yourself. You will obtain strategies to develop and hone the skills and characteristics you possess and fine-tune them as you continue to grow and develop as a leader. As you read along, you become your own best coach: asking the right questions, targeting the right skills and polishing your best self as a leader. Each short chapter includes a few thought-provoking questions at its close to help you internalize and remember what you have learned and how you want to use that knowledge. This book enables you to “do and become” with its ideas, scenarios and questions. As a true leader, you are in control to use this guidebook and tailor it to your current and future leadership needs. Take the time to embark on your personal leadership journey and see where it leads. You might be surprised!

Introducing Stephen A. Vigiano, author of Enrich Your Life and the World with the Game of Golf: Every day is an opportunity to change the world

“My Author Representative was an excellent source of guiding me through the process of getting my new book published. She is a total professional with a great attitude.”

Stephen A Vigiano, PGA Master Professional, was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At the age of 18, he pursued a career in acting in Los Angeles, California, where he studied the art of acting for over ten years with some mild success. In the mid-eighties he fell into the game of golf, which changed his life forever. His professional resume is highlighted by the prestigious Master Professional Certification, as well as certifications in all five areas of advanced education in the PGA of America. Stephen was featured in PGA Magazine’s “Lessons in Humanity” for charitable contributions of his time and energy. Over the last 28 years, he has given over 15,000 golf lessons of which many were free of charge, golf has allowed him to pass along many of the life lessons he learned from the game of golf.

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Inspiration comes in many forms. If you picked up this book, there’s a good chance you enjoy a relaxing day out on the golf course. If so, then this book is certainly for you. For those who have not yet discovered the joys of golf, Enrich Your Life and the World with the Game of Golf offers so much more than the title implies. Along with exploring the many parallels between golf and life, this book also shows how golf can provide the blueprint for a more fulfilling existence. Stephen A Vigiano a PGA Master Professional, reveals how his passion for the sport provided him with a foundation for a meaningful life-one he hopes to pass down to future generations. His inspirational book not only encourages this new generation to take up the game of golf but to follow their passions and pursue their purpose in life.

Introducing Keith T. Hardeman, author of The Shadow of Trepidation: Reflections on Caregiving During my Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

“Outskirts was simply fantastic! Allison Hiles, Dana Nelson, and Anna Ely were so prompt and helpful throughout the process. I was very pleased with the finished product, and I highly recommend Outskirts Press.”

Professor Keith T. Hardeman grew up in Southern California and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech and rhetoric from California State University, Long Beach, graduating Phi Kappa Phi. He taught for two years as a teaching fellow at CSULB before joining the full-time faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. After spending eight years at UNI, he and his wife Shelley moved to Columbia, Missouri when he accepted a permanent position at Westminster College in nearby Fulton. He has received numerous teaching, research, and service awards and has taught various courses in the areas of interpersonal communication, public address, business communication, public relations, and journalism. Professor Hardeman became heavily involved in volunteer work with the American Cancer Society after his father passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He participated in numerous fundraisers and has personally raised over $50,000 for the ACS. He is a longtime member of the Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In December 2017, Shelley was diagnosed with stage III invasive lobular carcinoma, a somewhat rare form of breast cancer. As cancer indelibly rammed itself into their lives, Keith transitioned from cancer activist to caregiver, and life has been drastically different since that time.

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Cancer stories are plentiful and are, perhaps, considered by some to be a dime a dozen. On the other hand, such vast numbers of stories keep piling up at an astounding rate – more than 1.8 million diagnoses each year, according to the American Cancer Society – and each is unique to the individual patient and cancer family experiencing them. Stories can provide predictability and understanding, which are vital keys toward success in the long road of cancer treatment. From diagnosis to the impacts of treatment, The Shadow of Trepidation bluntly discloses one of those physically and emotionally agonizing cancer stories from the perspective of a spousal caregiver. It sheds light on the twists and turns of cancer and comfortably addresses sensitive cancer and caregiving issues. The book also provides some basic, understandable medical explanations, experiential wisdom, and offers numerous tips with vital interpersonal communication strategies for families navigating their own cancer fights. This is a substantive while still relatively quick read. It can also serve as a good reference guide to which readers might return if their own stories were the least bit commensurate. The author does not presume to speak for cancer fighters or even for other caregivers. But he candidly shares helpful insight gathered from his own experiences and perspectives. It is his sincere hope that this book can be valuable for those whose cancer stories are in motion or those that have yet to come. As reviewer and cancer survivor Heather Gehlert of the Berkeley Media Studies Group stated, “Professor Hardeman goes beyond common tropes and trite platitudes to offer an intimate, unsanitized look at the suffering, uncertainty, and resilience that he and his wife Shelley experienced as her cancer invaded their lives. [The book] contains valuable insights and practical suggestions that are helping me cope with the same dreaded disease. My only complaint with this book is that it wasn’t published when I was diagnosed.”

Introducing Jon Baker, author of Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisdom for a Healthy and Prosperous Life

“My Author Representative’s expertise made the book publishing process a breeze. There is no way I could have done it without Outskirts Press. Thank you!”

Jon Baker and his three siblings were raised by their single mother. There were county programs, food stamps and trailer parks for the beginning of their lives. Jon never met his biological father or any father figure until he was lucky enough to move in with his Grandparents around age 13. In High School his guidance counselor advised him because of his poor effort that he was most likely not to amount to more than an hourly factory worker, if he didn’t end up in jail. With his Grandma’s unconditional love and his Grandfather’s firm direction he went on to college and then graduate school. Because of his strong mother and the leadership of his Grandparents he graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985 and went on to build one of the largest Chiropractic Corrective Care Clinics in the country. Then lessons his Grandparents taught him gave him the tools to succeed beyond his wildest dreams as a Chiropractor and today as a private business and life coach for 70 of the top Chiropractors on the planet. His amazing marriage to Danyel, four children and four spirited Grandchildren are his most prized and treasured accomplishments. Jon and Danyel live in the beautiful resort town of Steamboat Springs Colorado most of the year and are seasonal residents of Naples Florida.

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Draw upon the wisdom of the elders in Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisdom for a Healthy and Prosperous Life! Jon Baker and his three siblings were raised by a single mother. Theirs was a life of county programs, food stamps, and trailer parks until Jon was lucky enough to move in with his grandparents at age 13. His guidance counselor advised him that he was unlikely to amount to more than an hourly factory worker, if he didn’t end up in jail, but with his grandmother’s unconditional love and his grandfather’s firm direction, Jon went on to college and then graduate school. Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisdom for a Healthy and Prosperous Life compiles the simple lessons Jon learned from his grandparents and brings the reader back to the basics to show how to: Reexamine the simplicity of what you already know about life and success and apply it; Improve your mind and body in order to flourish; Assess how and when to sit back and listen before acting; Achieve your goals; and Create freedom in your life!

Introducing Roger A. Miller, author of Something More

“What a wonderful experience! Although it was my first book and I didn’t know what to do, every step of the process was explained so I understood it and was comfortable with the results. I will recommend Outskirts Press to anyone who wants to publish their book.”

Roger A. Miller is a Vietnam war veteran. He served there from 1970 to 1971 in the United States Air Force. He is now a retired data research analyst and resides with his wife, Mary, a dog, Molly, and a cat, Kitty, in South Carolina.

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Did something happen to us thousands of years ago that stopped us from living the life we were meant to live? Things are not what they seem to be. If history repeats itself, then we may find out that what we perceive as reality today will be obsolete in the future. We no longer believe that the world is flat. We no longer worship the sun or the moon and the stars. We no longer worship the God of love or the God of war, the multiple gods. Most of us worship one God and there are 4,200 different ideas of who this God is and what He does. Everyone wants certainty. We want it to be the way we believe it is so we don’t have to think about it. But, we live in an uncertain world. Should we embrace uncertainty? Should we take back control of our lives and be responsible for our own decisions? Are we stagnated and unable to move forward into a better life because of our beliefs? Maybe it is time for us to adapt to our new conscious mind, to think and analyze. There are so many possibilities that we can’t even conceive of simply because we don’t try. Are we all wrong and our future will not be anything like it is today? Join the author on his continuing journey to find himself in a lost and chaotic world. The only thing for certain is that we are uncertain and there will always be something more.

Introducing Michele Bledsoe, author of Painting, Passion and the Art of Life

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Michele Bledsoe has been exhibiting her paintings and drawings in art galleries for almost 20 years. Inspired by the beautifully illustrated children’s books she grew up with, Michele started creating art when she was a child-and never stopped.

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The desire to create is a gift from God. Painting, Passion and the Art of Life is an inspirational, artistic journey that will change the way you think and feel about your own gifts, your purpose and your impact on the world around you. These easy-to-read meditations on painting and drawing contain universal messages on work, love and life. This thought-provoking collection of poetic anecdotes read like parables or psalms on creative action as a spiritual revelation of God’s grace. Painting, Passion and the Art of Life gives creative people of all ages the motivation and enthusiasm to cultivate their gifts, share their talents, and recognize their place in the fellowship of life. These heartwarming stories will inspire the reader to embrace their purpose, and to recognize the profound impact that dedication, faith and vision has on family, friends and all those who connect with us.

Introducing T. Charles Brantley Ph.D, author of Bid Farewell to Prison Experiences: Unchained from Emotional Bondage

“According to my Author Representative, I am the author with the 2nd largest number of books published through Outskirts Press. She is unbelievable and her customer service and timely response make me feel ViP.”

T. Charles Brantley Ph.d is one of Connecticut’s prolific authors on the subject of Intimacy, Relationship and Theology with 22 books // 746 Chapters //3,438 page // 811,842 words.
He is heard on Hot 93.7FM Hartford, Connecticut (Connecticut Number 1 Hip Hop Station) with DJ Buck, Nancy Barrow and Joey F every other Thursday as their relationship expert. In addition he is a relationship expert for ABC Channel 8 (CT Style). Dr. T. Charles Brantley is a marriage counselor who founded Strong Marriages (the new S&M). With the goal of restoring and saving marriages in all aspects and assisting couples from living together to walking down the aisle in Holy Matrimony, Dr. T. Charles Brantley is fully accredited by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition, he is a certified Professional Marriage Coach and Professional Marriage Mentor with the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. T. Charles Brantley received both his earned Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Apologetics (Ph.D.) (Cum Laude) in 2010 and his second earned Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) in 2013 from Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible. His respective dissertations were “The Spiritual Faust in the Twenty-First Century” and “Crucified Husband Gloried Husband: The Submission of a Husband to a Wife.” He is a 2008 earned graduate of Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible receiving a double degree in Master of Divinity(Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Arts of Pastoral Leadership(Summa Cum Laude). He is a 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Florida A & M University (FAMU) (Major in Business Administration & Minor in Mathematics). Dr. T. Charles Brantley is currently the chaplain for both the Naugatuck Fire Department and the Connecticut State Trooper A & I.

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The secret to Healing from Past Mental Incarcerations. This book looks at the root problem of men who are released from jail and what happens after their bid and the MAJOR ADJUSTMENT that not only the man has to make but also the wife or girlfriends. These men have been in prison for a long period of time and have been placed in confinement and such does a mental breakdown to a man.  In point, if they’re not healing of that man while in prison, he may continue the imprisonment within a relationship once he released.

Introducing Amy Jordan, author of Dance Because You Can: 5 Steps to Transform Trauma into Triumph

“Outskirts Press has published and marketed two books I have written: ‘Dance Because You Can: 5 Steps to Transform Trauma into Triumph’ and ’26 Tips for Easier Living with Diabetes.’ This was my first foray into publishing a book. What was paramount for me with Outskirts is my ability to maintain full ownership of the content of my books. This is relevant due to the documentary feature film about my life premiering soon. I was able to communicate my vision to the editing and author support team. I had specific design ideas that were completely created to my specifications. The marketing team supported the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble along with countless other author platforms. ‘Dance Because You Can’ was represented at the National Book Fair in New York City. The book was also the 2019 EVVY Award Winner for best self-help. Thank you Outskirts for supporting my intention to spread hope and possibility through my writing.”

Amy Jordan encompasses a very optimistic spirit and while wearing many hats, she has been able to bring them all together. Her professional knowledge and personal experiences have given her the insight needed to inspire others. She is a motivational speaker, coach, fitness expert and first and foremost a dancer! Amy’s dance life includes study with choreographers for Madonna, Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul. The Victory Dance Project, Amy’s professional dance company members credits include Broadway shows The Lion King, Hamilton and Chicago as well a Rockette and company members from The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem. Amy’s SWEET ENUFF Movement is an award winning youth diabetes and obesity prevention program. SWEET ENUFF was a top 5 national finalist of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘End Childhood Obesity Challenge.’ Amy has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and fought most of her life to hide her chronic condition. Life challenged Amy again when she was hit and run over by a New York City bus. The accident nearly ended her life and her leg came close to being amputated. Amy Jordan is on a mission motivating and inspiring others to overcome ANY adversity. She tells everyone she meets, ‘Please Dance Because You Can.’

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Have you ever felt pinned down by life? Have you ever had a moment when you thought things would never get better? Guess what? You are not alone. “Dance Because You Can” is a direct pathway to getting through any obstacle and transforming trauma into triumph. The book from Amy Jordan, critically acclaimed award-winning author, speaker, coach, and choreographer, walks you through her five-step system of D.A.N.C.E In the end you have a tool kit that works for pretty much any adversity in life. The book is poignant, funny, tragic, and truthful. Jordan parallels her dramatic and life-threatening experiences, proving that value can be created from any situation. She challenges and triumphs life with difficult-to-manage type 1 diabetes, recovery from an eating disorder, a dream of dancing professionally, or challenging an MTA bus. Whatever you are facing right now, no matter how tough it seems, this book will help you feel better and create answers. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Her professional company, The Victory Dance Project, has honored legends of dance and stage including Chita Rivera. Jordan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NY Post, and FORTUNE magazine among others. Amy is an in- demand motivational speaker and coach speaking for groups from ten to ten thousand, including corporations, organizations, youth programs, leadership development, health organizations, and schools. This is an amazing book. Amy’s message is empowering and impactful. Thank you for sharing your message to encourage everyone to never give up. James Malinchak, Star of ABC’s hit show ‘Secret Millionaire’, World’s premiere speaker, trainer and coach. “This book: ‘Dance Because You Can’, simply says if you reach a point of impossibility, a seemingly unfixable challenge, this 5 Step system will help anyone facing any adversity to Transform Trauma into Triumph and dance your victory dance!” -Kevin Harrington, Original Shark on ‘Shark Tank’, Inventor of the infomercial: Sold over $5 Billion on TV. “Dance Because You Can. I love that message. Thank you for inspiring the world.” -Leeza Gibbons, Emmy winning journalist, Former Host: Entertainment Tonight. “This is an amazing woman with an amazing story. If you would like to take your life to the next level and move through what you think is stopping you; Amy Jordan can help you do that.” -Jack Canfield, New York Times Best Selling Author Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Success Principles, Star of the breakthrough movie: ‘The Secret’ http://www.amyjordanspeaks.com