Introducing Brian Rini, author of Beer in the Bleachers

“The correction process only took two attempts which was very good for the size of the book. The timeliness of the book being published was very impressive.”

Brian Rini is a devout sports fan with baseball being his game of choice. He offers a modern perspective regarding the tradition-rich sport of Baseball based upon his research as well as his observation of countless games. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

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While a multitude of books on Major League Baseball have been written by those within the industry, this book is the voice of an educated and opinionated fan. Included are comprehensive examinations of players, teams, and the game itself, with a chronological emphasis on the 1980 through 2013 seasons. Within these pages, bold and intriguing arguments are made on the topics of statistical analysis and strategy. Unorthodox tactics and elements are presented which could revolutionize the game if implemented. The presentation of new statistical categories offers readers an opportunity to compare contemporaries as well as the careers of baseball legends to modern stars utilizing new criteria. This book also serves as an alternative baseball almanac, as it chronicles over three decades of Major League Baseball listing leaders in new or obscure statistical categories, as well as identifying and analyzing various trends throughout the game. An array of lists, charts, and graphs enliven the text which will delight any stats junkie. Beer in the Bleachers examines various facets of America’s Pastime, including attendance, stadium design, and the much debated topic of the Hall of Fame, which has reached a crossroads due to the recent eligibilities of Steroid Era stars. Arguments regarding who should have won various awards and suggestions to improve the league are also presented. Beer in the Bleachers offers the viewpoint of a fan regarding where the game has been, where it is now, and where it may be headed in the near future.

Introducing Christine E. Mackenzie, author of Hoofbeat Heartbeat

“Thank you for your patience and encouraging words. It takes a team to create a book, and I always felt you guys were supporting me, the humble wordsmith. I dream of being nominated for…(your guess) and love you all.”

Christine E. Mackenzie lived in International places as a photo-journalist, and on the road, supporting her husband Stuart, a great polo player. Now, she enjoys writing screenplays and fiction…but always incorporates some relevant facts. Stories are her passion. She currently resides in Santa Fe, N.M. with family, friends and pets like her Arabian ‘Shadow,’ her Aussie shepherd ‘Lil’ Bear’ and a Siamese cat called Mr. Pips.

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Come take an exciting journey to distant lands, meet the most fascinating people, ordinary and extraordinary alike, but most of all see the beauty in the beast! This is a thrilling adventure/ action/ romance that will keep you turning the page and make you care about what happens to these three people whose lives intersect in unexpected ways.

Introducing Grandmaster Sy Cheatham, author of The Lost Forms of Tang Soo Do

“This is my first published book. The entire staff was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. Special thanks to TinaMarie, my first contact rep who guided me through the initial process. And to Deni who aided in the final process. Your help was invaluable, and I thank both of you. The process was made easier because of your guidance.”

Grandmaster Sy Cheatham, 9th Dan, has been practicing the martial arts for over forty years. His martial arts endeavors have included karate, Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan) Hapki-yusul (3rd Dan) Tang Soo Do, and Pressure Point Techniques. Grandmaster Cheatham teaches seminars for those who wish to continue their martial arts journey and increase their knowledge along the way. This book has been meticulously compiled by Grandmaster Cheatham and his senior student. Grandmaster Cheatham operates the Korean Tang Soo Do Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he resides with his wife and daughter.

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This stunning reference book is the culmination of thirteen years of study under Grandmaster Myung Seok Seo, my teacher. This book covers eleven forms from first dan to second dan midnight blue belt and includes photographs and detailed instructions of each movement. This book offers an easy to learn method which everyone can benefit from, while at the same time, increasing your knowledge of the more exotic forms of Tang Soo Do.

Introducing Bobby Zen, author of Trifecta

“This is my second book with Outskirts, my third overall. You have improved greatly, and I thank you.”

Bobby Zen has been picking winners and making money at the track for over 40 years. He covers not only the basics, but teaches you about your own styles in his third book on horse racing.

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Bobby has gone deep into areas never before covered in handicapping and money management. A must read for those who want to make money playing the ponies.

Introducing Mark Reinsmoen, author of J-Hawk Nation

“I have been very pleased with the professional treatment I have received during the publishing process. The representatives from Outskirts Press have been very knowledgeable. I am very impressed with your company. My book looks great, and I am very proud of that.”

Mark Reinsmoen is a Luther College graduate who retired from teaching after 36 years in the classroom. An Army infantry veteran of the Viet Nam War, Mark is an avid cyclist, and he has taken several bicycle trips through Norway, France, and the Western United States. In 2010 and 2011 he completed RAGBRAI, the official bike ride across Iowa along with over “10,000 friends.” Mark has enjoyed participating in sports since his early years in Iowa, and he continues to pursue athletics by running, biking, swimming, and playing softball with other “seniors” at Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona. He and his wife Dianne spend their winters there, living very active lives and hosting sleepovers for their three young grandsons, (ages one, two, and three). Mark and his wife return to Burnsville, Minnesota, for the summer months to mow the grass, cheer for the Twins, and swat mosquitoes.


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The early 1960s was a time of innocence and a time of promise as America was holding its breath, preparing itself for major changes that began emerging throughout the country. J-Hawk Nation paints a portrait of those magical years in a small rural Iowa community, as seen through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old boy. The heartfelt, nostalgic anecdotal stories recall milestones familiar to every reader . . . first love, the search for personal identity, questions that needed to be faced about the high school years and what lay ahead. But the soul of J-Hawk Nation is the extraordinary basketball team that is playing in its school’s final season, and the possibilities and dreams that open up when a sports columnist begins to write about the team and becomes involved in the team’s quest to leave a lasting legacy for the community. This lyrical tribute to the golden years of an unforgettable decade will resonate in your memory long after you have turned the final page.

Introducing Dirk Dunbar, author of Confessions of a Basketball Junkie

“Dana is a knowledgeable and professional representative. He was extremely helpful and his response time to my concerns were immediate. I am very appreciative.”


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A former All-American and European pro basketball player, Dirk Dunbar is a humanities professor at Northwest Florida State College. He has published essays in ReVision, The Trumpeter, The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Quodlibet, Ashé Journal, and others. His books include “A Matter of Perspective,” “The Balance of Nature’s Polarities in New Paradigm Theory,” and the soon-to-be-released, “Renewing the Balance.” Dirk Dunbar’s “Confessions of a Basketball Junkie” offers a personal glimpse into the archetypal journey that we are all destined to navigate-from the call, departure, and tribulations to the return to the place and person we are meant to be. Filled with poetry and athletic anecdotes, mystical and humorous experiences, and truth-seeking explorations into our local and planetary purpose, this extraordinary memoir affirms the grandeur of being at home in the universe. All this while recapping a phenomenal, yet injury filled basketball career that is captivating, painful, and inspiring. The ideas are big, but simply and profoundly expressed. This book is sure to touch athletes, incite seekers, and enthrall human-interest readers worldwide. “A walk in the woods never lies,” Dirk Dunbar says up-front in “Confessions of a Basketball Junkie”, and this autobiography by the pro athlete, humanities professor, musician and sometime mystic demonstrates the point. In easygoing, familiar language that belies the depth of his knowledge, Dunbar here retraces the many paths of his life as a promising NBA star, a finely tuned philosopher, and a devoted friend and family man. What you take away from this book are not just recollections of his walk through life and depictions of sung and unsung athletes and friends, but a startling ebullience of spirit, an appreciation of life in all its flower, and an unflagging sense of hopeful good humor-even during the darkest days of career-altering injuries. As if that’s not enough in a book, you also get accessible explanations of the Earth-centered philosophies that have shaped a real life. “Confessions of a Basketball Junkie” is a saunter through the woods of the human spirit at its everyday and sometimes buzzer-beating best. -Dana Wilde, author of “The Other End of the Driveway: Observations in the Maine Woods”

Introducing Brian Rini, author of Beer in the Bleachers

“The correction process only took two attempts which was very good for the size of the book. The timeliness of the book being published was very impressive.”

Brian Rini is a devout sports fan with baseball being his game of choice. He offers a modern perspective regarding the tradition-rich sport of Baseball based upon his research as well as his observation of countless games. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.


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While a multitude of books on Major League Baseball have been written by those within the industry, this book is the voice of an educated and opinionated fan. Included are comprehensive examinations of players, teams, and the game itself, with a chronological emphasis on the 1980 through 2013 seasons. Within these pages, bold and intriguing arguments are made on the topics of statistical analysis and strategy. Unorthodox tactics and elements are presented which could revolutionize the game if implemented. The presentation of new statistical categories offers readers an opportunity to compare contemporaries as well as the careers of baseball legends to modern stars utilizing new criteria. This book also serves as an alternative baseball almanac, as it chronicles over three decades of Major League Baseball listing leaders in new or obscure statistical categories, as well as identifying and analyzing various trends throughout the game. An array of lists, charts, and graphs enliven the text which will delight any stats junkie. Beer in the Bleachers examines various facets of America’s Pastime, including attendance, stadium design, and the much debated topic of the Hall of Fame, which has reached a crossroads due to the recent eligibilities of Steroid Era stars. Arguments regarding who should have won various awards and suggestions to improve the league are also presented. Beer in the Bleachers offers the viewpoint of a fan regarding where the game has been, where it is now, and where it may be headed in the near future.

Introducing Nelly Cooper, author of The Alpha Equestrian Challenge

“This was my first publishing experience. I’m extremely grateful to everyone at Outskirts Press for making it a positive one. My contacts (Jerry, Colleen and Jackie) were helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond with answers to my many questions. I have already recommended Outskirts Press to other people who are thinking about writing a book.”

During her time managing one of the largest equestrian facilities in Michigan, bomb-proofing expert Nelly Cooper spent thirteen years helping scared and injured riders regain their confidence. Believing we can do better as an industry to prevent accidents, she wrote this book out of love and respect for all the horses and horse people she’s met throughout her life. Nelly and her sweetheart Gerald, along with their cats, dogs and horses, live in Grand Rapids, MI.


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Empowering instructors, students and parents, The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge complements riding lesson programs by giving clear, detailed schooling on: why we need to be good leaders to our horses; how to be good leaders to our horses; and how to prevent our horses from reacting dangerously out of fear. Rich with full color illustrations, this book helps riders develop safe, trusting relationships with their equine partners, while teaching that more than anything Astute Leadership Prevents Harmful Accidents! Developing good riding skills allows the student to have fun in the saddle, but developing good leadership skills allows the student to keep her horse calm and cooperative so her fun time does not turn into a terrifying experience. Riding and leadership are two completely different sets of skills, yet too many riders learn the hard way, through fear and/or injury, that they missed out on the vital “leadership” part of their education. Created to benefit riding lesson programs, The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge is the instructor’s tool for providing their students with the basics of good horse leadership. It empowers instructors to bring along students who are not only good riders, but leaders who know how to keep themselves and their horses safe. The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge empowers students by helping them understand how horses think and behave; it teaches them how to deal effectively with common challenges horses present; it starts students developing groundwork skills so they can get their horses’ calm submission prior to mounting; and lastly, through bomb-proofing exercises, it helps students learn how to get their horses to behave calmly no matter what. This book helps students develop good horse leadership skills on the ground… skills they can carry confidently into the saddle for safer riding. Designed for students of all ages, this book encourages “barn parents” to develop their own leadership skills as well, empowering them to help their children have a safer riding experience.

Introducing Chris Dieterich, author of Tales from the Blind Side: A Strange Journey Into Football

“I intend to soon publish again and I hope I get Colleen. She was outstanding!! Always got back to me in a very timely manner. I have published with another company in the past and you guys “blew them away!” Keep up the great work. I’m impressed.”

Chris Dieterich played football and graduated from N.C. State University, then went on to play seven years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions (1980-1986). He is semi-retired and devotes much of his time to helping men trying to recover from the devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction. Chris also spends time volunteering for Pet Haven of South Carolina, a no-kill animal shelter. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his two dogs, Slinky and Snoodle. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to children and animal charities.


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The eleven short stories in Tales from the Blind Side are based on the experiences of former NFL Offensive Lineman Chris Dieterich, who played for the Detroit Lions from 1980 to 1986. Diagnosed with depression from the many concussions he received on the playing field, Dieterich used the writing process as therapy-a release from the dark and painful memories of his decision to give up both his physical and mental health to be in the “limelight” for seven years. Writing served as an outlet for Dieterich’s physical and mental torture, the daily stress and strain of performing at a world-class level. From the grueling misery of summer training camp, to the injuries sustained on the field, and to never-ending post-career bouts of mental confusion, delusions, and addiction to painkillers and alcohol, Dieterich has expertly spun fantasy and hard-core reality into eleven short stories that explore the depths of living on the mental edge of madness. Readers will experience the agony and the ecstasy of the NFL as Dieterich offers a glimpse into the world of professional sports…and its often devastating aftereffects.

Introducing Don E. Webster, author of Bury Me In My Waders

My first-time publishing experience with Outskirts Press was successful beyond my expectations. Tina and Brie guided me through the process with patience and professionalism. As a result, my book, ‘Bury Me In My Waders: An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past’ continues to rank in the Top 100 in Amazon Books Hunting Category, having been ranked as high as 11 in Amazon Kindle Hunting. The writing experience I gained by publishing with Outskirts Press has enabled me to garner first place and win the Phil Ford Humor Award in the Outdoor Writers Association of California 2013 writing crafts competition. Thank you, Outskirts Press!”

Don E. Webster is a native Californian. He is a Vietnam veteran. He is a life member of the California Waterfowl Association, and also holds memberships in Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl. He writes a weekly column for MyOutdoorBuddy.Com. See other books coming soon from Don E. Webster online at donewebster.com.


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From a young boy shivering in the rain on his first hunt with his father, all the way to suffering the loss of lifelong hunting pals, Don E. Webster embraces almost 60 years of waterfowling. Penned with a style and flair that brings to mind outdoor legends such as Corey Ford, Robert Ruark, and Ed Zern, this collection of duck hunting memories brims with sly humor, salty wit, and poignant reflection. Bury Me In My Waders will charm and captivate you while tickling your funny bone at the same time. “Bury Me In My Waders” is a fun read, perfect for those precious moments when you want to forget your troubles and be reminded of your own waterfowl hunting adventures. Don E. Webster has a rare, special ability to spin yarns to which every waterfowl hunter can relate. If you haven’t been in the marsh lately, this book is a call you won’t be able to resist. -Frank Galusha Editor/Publisher MyOutdoorBuddy.com “Whether you have a developing passion or a longtime addiction to waterfowl hunting, you will enjoy reading Don E. Webster’s book, “Bury Me In My Waders.” Don has enjoyed the company of pot-hunters to gentile sportsmen and found their common bond – a passion for waterfowl hunting. Good humor abounds, but there are touching tributes to old friends, great dogs, and even a vision for what awaits us when our days are done. If you are a duck hunter, put this book on your reading list!” -Robert McLandress, Ph.D. Past President, California Waterfowl Association (currently – Associate In Waterfowl Management, University of California at Davis.)