Introducing Dr. Michael S. Figgers, author of Healing the Hearts of Broken Men

“I felt that the process of producing my book was rather simple and easy. The Author Representatives were responsive, informed and accommodating. I especially liked the number of chances I was given to review my galley proofs before sending them to print. In addition, I like the various tools that are offered to enhance the promotion of my book. I’m looking to start my next book with Outskirts.”

Dr. Michael S. Figgers has been an inspirational speaker, an ordained minister, and Christian counselor for over twenty years. He is also an educator and musician. As a seasoned speaker and former college professor, Dr. Figgers has had the privilege of addressing public school student bodies, college and university audiences, and church congregations. His presentation is engaging, uplifting, motivating, yet challenging. His primary topic of focus is Emotional Health and Purposeful Living. Dr. Figgers believes that healthy emotions have a direct impact on successful living. He has earned degrees from Florida A&M University and Florida State University. He is the Director of Worship, Arts, & Music at Nations Ford Community in Charlotte, North Carolina where he lives with his wife, Dr. Vanessa C. Figgers and four sons, Michael II, Jonathan, Donovan, and Julian.

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Book description…

Many men have been emotionally wounded by experiences they suffered as a child. Some endured varied forms of abuse while others battled brutal accounts of rejection, disappointments, low-self, and loss. As men grow from childhood into adulthood, so does the inner pain and brokenness that have been hidden and left untreated. Healing the Hearts of Broken Men takes you to the very core of emotional pain. It brings to the surface the causes and devastating effects that entrap men’s ability to live freely and experience real happiness within. Not only do the words in this book reveal the obvious signs that expose hurting men but more importantly, it offers practical biblical principles and emotional medicine for their wounded hearts. As you delve into these real life stories, you will gain the tools needed to overcome your hurts, remove the scars and live a better life! He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3

Introducing CoCo Saltzgiver, author of The Forgotten Temple

“Being a first time author, I have to say I am very pleased in choosing Outskirts Press to publish The Forgotten Temple. Every question I had – no matter how small – was answered with respect and great care. I would recommend Outskirts Press to any first time author. Outskirts Press goes out of its way in making sure you understand and are aware of every turn in publishing your book takes. What I really appreciated, the final decision was always mine. My hat is off to you Outskirts. I had no idea what to expect and you made it fun and exciting to publish a first time book. Thank you. I look forward to working with you now and in the future.”

CoCo Saltzgiver has taught workshops from self-healing to guided meditation. She is a 12 year breast cancer survivor and going strong. Her studies focus on the power and resilience of the human spirit and the process to recognize and overcome life’s emotional grips.

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The Forgotten Temple‘s birth all started with the unfortunate death, of a beloved sister. The personnel story brings forth a Journey the main character and Author CoCo Saltzgiver embarked on, to realize and find that she had forgotten the most important part of herself. It is a unique story of forgiveness, releasing old pain and habits that we all hold on to for one reason or another. The willingness and effort it took to reach a positive outcome. The Forgotten Temple is based on 30 years of walking a Spiritual Path, realizing every day is a new day to become aware of what we are changing in our lives, and what we are holding on to that will not allow change and growth. It empowers people to go within, and find what they have protected. If feeling the pain is too much to deal with from all your experiences, this book can give you the tools to move forward in your everyday life and make those changes. You can take your own journey in discovering what resides in your Temple that needs forgiveness and freedom to let go….enjoy! It is the willingness and the longing for a new life that set CoCo free, which in turn gave her the opportunity to give it to others. With the Work Book as a guided tool, it allows the reader to write down all that is in need of healing and releasing in their lives. The Forgotten Temple, is a powerful Journey to take inside of you. This empowers the reader to breathe in this World even that much more!

Introducing Tony Richards, author of F.E.A.R. Factor

“I will publish again with Outskirts Press and telling friends to use as well. Great experience. Thanks for all you do!”

Tony Richards is a writer, leadership and management consultant, and keynote speaker. He is a motivator that works with individuals and businesses to define and shape their true destiny. Tony is an adjunct instructor in business and leadership, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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If time and money were no issue, what would you be doing? The dreams that are deep within and have been with you all your life are still there and it is never too late to turn them into reality. Tony Richards has written a short book packed with power and punch that will inspire you to move through your current situation and into your true destiny.

Introducing Ruth Pollack, author of Everything I Need To Know I Learned In A Dysfunctional Family

“I chose Outskirts Press as my publisher because they were rated number 1 with Consumer Reviews. They were always just an email or a phone call away when I needed help and support. I would highly recommend publishing with Outskirts Press.”

Ruth Pollack has deemed her life purpose is to help and serve others. She has worked as a Prevention Specialist in public schools helping students and their families through crisis intervention. Ruth and her husband spent several years empowering women as volunteers in a domestic violence shelter in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Ruth manages a community family resource center full time and also helps to feed and distribute contributed items to the homeless on the weekends. In 2004 Ruth was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Ruth resides in Ohio with her husband of 35 years, Gary. They have three wonderful children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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Ruth writes her memoir with raw and intense honesty. Refusing to have grown up through pain and suffering for no apparent reason, Ruth inserts a life lesson she learned as a result of experiencing a particular family dysfunction. “Sticky Notes” are inspirational lines that offer encouragement and support found throughout the book, making her book the first memoir written with a self-help connotation. Ruth realized that pain stays alive in us when we hold onto what has been done to us, so with candor and frankness, she shares her amazing story. Who better to help someone who has been mistreated, abused and neglected, than someone who also was mistreated-and overcame! An incredible book – even if its subject matter has nothing to do with your situation, this story can help you to understand your own life and circumstances more clearly. Family dysfunction touches millions of people and has no boundaries. It is found in every country and in all walks of life, taking victims in every social class, income bracket and education level. “This book is a must-read for educators. Honest and transparent, Ruth Pollack shares her personal story of tragedy and triumph, survival and success. The childhood experiences she discloses are at times uncomfortable – experiences that are current realities for many children in our schools – she reminds us to always show compassion and concern for our students.” -Melissa Thompson, K-12 Administrator

Introducing Darien Davis, author of The Basic Rules of Realness

“Simply put, I love my book!”

Darien Davis was born in Dallas, Texas in 1980 the third oldest of eight children. He attended schools in DISD. He loves to cook and spend time with his family in his spare time, when he’s not at work driving trucks. He loves giving advice to the youth and anyone else he can about his past experiences. He’s a first time author who feels the need to spread his wealth of knowledge and wisdom to anyone who just wants to gain understanding about life and keeping it real.

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“The Basic Rules of Realness” is a book complied of concepts (Rules) that will assist in everyday life situations. What’s real, received as real, or what’s considered right or wrong isn’t always black and white. Everyone has their opinions or assumptions of what “Real” or “Being Real” consists of. Inside these pages are concepts (Rules) that can enhance the way one approaches and handle situations based on real life scenarios lived by the author. These concepts have been documented and elaborated on to enrich the minds of our generation. No one wants to keep making the same mistakes in life. Why not minimize going through loops by learning how to assist and analyze issues. The concepts in the book are meant to give readers the means to make efficient, positive decisions, with limited mishaps. This book is meant to motivate and educate individuals who wish to enhance their lives by realizing the rules of life that are the most genuine and effective. After reading, apply “The Basic Rules of Realness” to your life.

Introducing Tim Fiscue, author of Choice and Consequence

“Outskirts Press under promised and over delivered. As a process person, I was impressed with the organization and execution of the work flow. Although the web-based work was not intuitive at first, I quickly got used to the author’s process and was quite pleased.”

Tim Fiscue was born into a family of meager circumstances, far more meager than he knew at the time. His childhood was not the happiest and in looking back, the nurturing and comfort left a lot to be desired. But he embraced a better story for himself to propel himself to more happiness and success in his life. His path was not without epic fails and epic successes. He is currently a Senior Project Manager for a major financial institution. He spent 24 years in the military, active and reserves, and also teaches college business classes. Along his path, he embraced a universal concept around his spirituality and continues to gain understanding of our universe. This book was produced years after accepting the challenge from his spiritual mentor to help others in need of coaching on their path.

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Life is a series of moments guided by our choices. Do you know your designed path, are you on it? Would it be a good idea to know? I think so and I will tell you the how and why to your destiny. Happiness is your destiny and you can get there. Change your choices and you will change your life. This book is either intense or light reading, preferably light the first time. It is your choice to take the next step. Make no mistake, you are where you are in this life as a direct result of your choices, good or bad. The ending can and should be happy. Here is how, hard or easy, to make it so. This book is for everyone that wants to be happy. Deep down, all-consuming happiness is at your fingertips. The funny thing is that you are reading this and you choose to keep reading. Why? Can you be happier, regardless of your current place in this life? The short answer is a resounding YES! Will you do what is necessary to get there, why or why not? Life, literally, is not for the faint of heart. Choose happiness every step of the way. This book will give you a step by step process to ensure that you are happy.

Introducing Tony Richards, author of F.E.A.R. Factor

“Will publish again with Outskirts Press and telling friends to use as well. Great experience. Thanks for all you do!”

Tony Richards is a writer, leadership and management consultant, and keynote speaker. He is a motivator that works with individuals and businesses to define and shape their true destiny. Tony is an adjunct instructor in business and leadership, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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If time and money were no issue, what would you be doing? The dreams that are deep within and have been with you all your life are still there and it is never too late to turn them into reality. Tony Richards has written a short book packed with power and punch that will inspire you to move through your current situation and into your true destiny.

Introducing Shirley Alarie, author of Losing the Girls

“When I was faced with choosing an independent publishing company, I researched all my options. Outskirts Press was listed among the Top Picks for customer satisfaction, quality, and cost. In addition, they were the only publishing house that offered an expedited service at a reasonable cost. For $100, I could shorten the normal 10-13 week turnaround time into 7-10 weeks. Much to my surprise, in 4 weeks and 3 days from entering into the production phase, my book was ready – far exceeding my expectations! This exceptional service allowed me the opportunity to publish press releases of the book launch. Another wonderful surprise was the outstanding book cover crafted by the Outskirts team. I had my own vision of the cover, which was incorporated into one of the two designs I was given. The cover I actually selected was the one created by the Outskirts team, who had used their own vision of my story and proposed a completely different method to communicate it. The custom cover is simple yet adorable and explains the story at a glance. I would have never conceived of the idea on my own and was grateful to have the backing of this talented staff. I enjoyed the good service and professional staff as so many other Outskirts customers have experienced, but their ability to deliver a quality product so quickly impressed and thrilled me the most. Thanks, Outskirts Press, for your help in making my writing dream a reality.”

Shirley Alarie wrote her memoir in order to spread awareness of NSM, and she published a website that identifies some of the hospitals that perform this surgery. Check it out at http://nsmcenter.blogspot.com/ or join her on Facebook to celebrate God’s presence in our world at Finding God Among Us.

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Delve into the breast cancer journey and beyond in “Losing the Girls,” a unique memoir differentiated by the author’s cutting-edge nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM)—a little-known breast cancer surgery technique that leaves the breast completely whole. Shirley Alarie shares her story to boost awareness of this specialized procedure, which is only offered at select hospitals. She believes that women facing mastectomies deserve to know all of their options. Shirley found that the biggest challenge of her life began with a convoluted breast cancer diagnosis; and then there was the overwhelming array of surgery options. Mastectomy or lumpectomy? Single mastectomy or double? Reconstruction or no reconstruction? She worried about making the right choice and how her decision would affect her both in the short and long term. How would it affect her marriage? Was it crazy to choose a hospital three hours from home? After the surgery, Shirley’s determination to beat the cancer triggered a lifestyle transformation that resulted in a stronger, more empowered woman. Her deep faith in God and her peace with the afterlife helped shape her response to this life-changing ordeal with cancer – and the love and support of an amazing posse of family and friends, along with a liberal dose of humor and hope, pulled her through the darkness and back into the warm, sunny light. “Losing the Girls” is a powerful and uplifting book that every woman – and the people who love them – should read.

Introducing Nick Olsen, author of Inspirations of the Universe

“The Outskirts Press team is the ‘A-Team’ of publishers who worked hard every step of the way from beginning to end. The Outskirts Press Team was always quick to respond in true professional style. When I needed additional assistance, the Outskirts Team was there with patience and thoroughness. Thank you Outskirts Press for the outstanding job. You were the missing piece that helped me realize my dream!”

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Nick Olsen began his spiritual journey, seeking answers to the questions he had about his life, more than 12 years ago, shortly after his father passed away. He found that through meditation, he could find the peace, harmony, calmness, and answers he had been longing to achieve. Meditation gave him the focus and direction he was looking for in his life! Three years ago, the metaphysical or “The Universe” Nick, and “The Physical” Nick intersected into his present form of expression. “The Inspiration of the Universe” became a reality on the premise of bringing words of Hope, Encouragement, Unconditional Love, and Understanding to all. Nick hopes that the thoughts in this book help address your everyday struggles, challenges, and lead to answers to your life questions.

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Truly meditative! Totally addictive! Filled with all kinds of instructions to help you walk your life-path. A must read for everyone regardless of where you are on your journey.

Introducing Tyesha Gray, author of The Cookie Doesn’t Always Crumble

“My experience with Outskirts Press was remarkable. This is my very first publication and it was a blessing to be picked up by Outskirts Press to publish. The entire Outskirts team – from beginning up until my final preparations were awesome. I was kept fully informed and that gave me the sense that I was in very capable hands. Thank you Outskirts Press for publishing – The Cookie Doesn’t Always Crumble: A Story of a Virtuous Woman. It’s my personal story of faith and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share it! I’m already in preparation mode for my next book!”

Tyesha Gray currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, mother of two children and has a Business Administration & Management Associates Degree. She is the owner of Kitsy Lane Boutiques, an online jewelry boutique.


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Here is a story of a Virtuous Woman. Being accepted and loved by the very first male was what Trina always wanted but it was never validated. It lead her to continuously search for that love with great heartache until she realized that her Lord and Savior loved her. Trina had to learn that patience is definitely a virtue, and that God works it all out, but only on his time and not hers. Stumbling blocks, health issues and trials and tribulations of life here on this earth almost made Trina give up, but her faith kept her strong. Having that close personal relationship with God is the first relationship we all must begin with.