Introducing Hector R. Valenzuela, Ph.D., author of Contextualized Mathematics

“My author representative was wonderful throughout the whole process.”

Dr. Valenzuela has 16 years of experience teaching mathematics to college and university students in face-to-face classrooms, and for 11 of the 16 years he has taught online mathematics to university students. Having been formally trained in the area of mathematics both in undergraduate and graduate school, he spent 15 years working in the applied fields of Management Information Systems, Business Finance, and Business Development (all for the same company). Dr. Valenzuela has a Ph.D. in Math Education with a specialty in college contextualized (applied mathematics) curriculum. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics. His love of mathematics teaching extends to writing and researching mathematics where he is a published author in mathematical research on college curriculum research topics.

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What is contextualized mathematics? What are the foundational research underpinnings of contextualized math curriculum? What have we learned about contextualized math curriculum that will improve math education in the future? These questions build the foundation for a reader to begin a journey with Dr. Valenzuela on this crucial topic for math education and for our society.

Introducing Michael Meadows, author of Interlude of the Dragons: The Gods of Olympus – Book II

“This was my second book with Outskirts Press and I was very happy about that. When my third book is ready, I will contact my Author Representative again. Communication was so good that I accused her of working 24/7. Her help with my cover was fantastic.”

Michael Meadows is a retired environmental engineer with forty years of experience with air and water pollution control, solid waste management, and hazardous waste site cleanup. He is currently living in Reno, NV with his wife, Cathy. This is the second book of his Gods of Olympus series.

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You’re an immortal. What role would you choose to play in ‘the reincarnation game’? The immortal crew of the unique spaceship, Olympus, is faced with two hundred and fifty years of travel before they reach their intended destination of the Oberlin star system. Rather than sleep the centuries away, they have decided to be reincarnated into a sword-and-sorcery world of their own creation: a world filed with adventures, dangers, and magical creatures. For the six duplicated, human personalities, this new world offers the opportunity to fulfill the dreams of their previous mortal lives and to explore the ‘paths not taken’. For the two sentient, AI personalities, it offers their first opportunity to truly experience what life has to offer. Whatever role they select—trader or magician, healer or warrior, teacher or craftsman—the Mother and the Fates gradually draw them back together over the course of their new lives in the Intermountain Valley.

Introducing Robert Stricklin, author of Profits of Doom

“So far, my second experience publishing with Outskirts Press has gone smoothly. The process seemed more streamlined this time around and I was pleasantly surprised how quickly and painlessly we got through it. Thank you for your professional assistance.”

Robert Stricklin is a freelance writer and the author of the crime thriller, A Necessary Evil, and the political thriller, Process of Elimination. A native New Yorker, he now resides in South Florida.

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The clock is ticking. The days are numbered. Are we really on the eve of destruction? Nahhhh…PROFITS OF DOOM is an irreverent, whimsical expose of the age-old doomsday for profit industry, and the ultimate antidote to all the doom and gloom that permeates our society at this time. It explores – and debunks – everything from the misrepresentation of Biblical prophecies to the wildly inaccurate predictions of modern day “psychics” to Hollywood’s lucrative exploitation of apocalyptic fears to the needless hysteria surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar – and more. It’s the doomsday book to end all doomsday books … hopefully.

Introducing Myrlande E. Sauveur, author of Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for your Soul

I would like to thank the whole team for helping me to accomplish one of my dreams. Jennifer has been great and very helpful.

Myrlande E. Sauveur is a dynamic and creative youth counselor whose personality and sense of humor enable her to convey a meaningful message accessible to all. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories, but she especially loves to teach people how to communicate on a deeper level with God. Myrlande lives in Stamford, Connecticut. She is the Co-Chair of Dorcas Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping Haitian college students and Haitian women in Stamford, CT and the surrounding areas by providing them with charitable services in the form of scholarships, college fairs and health fairs.

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Oftentimes, the vicissitudes of life get in the way of building an intimate relationship with God. We live in a fast-paced society and sometimes feel overwhelmed to the point that we question God’s plan for our life. “Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul” offers a dozen meditational reflections, supported by daily key verse, as a regulator to give our lives the rhythm we need to enhance our self-esteem, elevate our morale, increase our faith, and strengthen our fellowship with the Lord. We all need vitamins and minerals to stay physically healthy, and we need the Word of God to remain spiritually healthy. These pages contain nuggets of peace and wisdom for a troubled society and its weary people-and with daily meditation and reflection on God’s Word, you will nourish your soul and soothe your spirit.

Introducing Amirali Dossa, author of Religious Beliefs And An Alternative

“I think Outskirts Press is just awesome!”

Amirali Dossa was born in East Africa and educated on the East Coast and has a very successful computer career in California. The inspiration for this book was my other books. I found this book an intellectual challenge. I hope everyone shares the same perception when they reflect on their beliefs.

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A unique insight to beliefs of Hinduism, Islam and Christianity one has taken for granted. A book giving one an alternative path to consider.

Introducing F. Sophia, author of La Latina de Elegancia

“Lisa was extremely helpful.  She was very responsive, and prompt with her answers.  The overall process went very well, and it prepared me for future projects.”

F. Sophia is an Organic Pastry Chef, who loves to create low-glycemic recipes. She is also a writer, novelist and publisher. Feana writes about various subject matters, and her published works include: CL Etiquette, Flirting with Disasters, La Latina de Elegancia: Volume 1 in English and Spanish, Defense Mechanisms: Mastering Offenses, satan’s helpers and Now What: You’re Unemployed…How to Handle Downtime. She is a jet setter by nature, and travels globally. She often wakes up in one country, and goes to bed in another one. Feana consults in numerous industries, negotiated contracts for Fortune 500 companies and conducted etiquette seminars for a Tier 1 University. She enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, providing sustainment, biodynamic and eco-conscious consultations to restaurateurs and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Rana Martin is a no-nonsense executive that works in the IT industry. This Latina takes no mess from anyone, especially men. She has mastered every component in her life but love. Rana struggles daily with incorporating romance into her life. Her hectic schedule is often filled with putting out unnecessary fires. Rana considers herself to be an expert on men. Although, she has never been engaged, she has had too many relationships to number. Life is a journey. Rana is willing to endure her journey to reach her final destination, Unconditional Love. If you are a meats and potatoes person read Chapter 3. If you are sneaky, read “The Entertainer” located in Chapter 3. If you like a balanced meal (like myself), read the entire book.

Introducing Gil Alligood, author of Dark Paths to Light

“Lisa stayed on top of it from my manuscript submission through editing and printing. She represents Outskirts Press well as a professional. Thank you Lisa for your assistance.”

Gil Alligood’s stories are based on research as well as his own experiences as a pilot in the United States Air Force (retired colonel), a consulting engineer, and a private pilot flying his Piper Arrow-providing background information for adventure and intrigue. Alligood currently lives in Washington, North Carolina, where he serves his church as a Bible School teacher and is chairman of the local airport advisory board. His previous novel, The Devil’s Pace (2014), examines the culture and amorous adventures of a young girl in 1953 in eastern North Carolina.

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When Craig Johnson discovers that his wife, Kitty, is in the hands of terrorists, he must thwart an international terrorist plot in Israel to rescue her. Craig and his team find themselves involved in black operations as they make their way through several countries to reclaim Kitty…and ensure peace. Based on today’s international political climate and rich in foreign culture, politics, and intrigue, Dark Paths to Light is a timely, nail-biting adventure fraught with difficulty and danger.

Introducing J.T. Dossett, author of Finding Bobby Ray

Since this as my first experience, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. From my first contact with Jerry, to be passed on to Brie, I was more than pleased with our partnership.  I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you. I just have to look more closely at the tomes of info that you supply and the cafeteria selections you offer at numerous prices. I will say that, I would like to work with you again and I’ve already started my next book. I may take a different tack the next time especially with the marketing effort. Thank you. I would love to see your production facility and meet some of the people who work there!

J. T. Dossett embarked on his journey to determine his origins in the “back forty” of his life. That’s when he discovered the identity of his biological parents and that his given name was “Bobby Ray.” He lives in East Tennessee, with his wife, Brenda, and is in the process of writing his second novel.

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My name is Harley. I was thrown away when I was a child. But I was found by angels that folded me in their wings and delivered me to a safe place. It wasn’t heaven; it was imperfect in ways that mere mortals are apt to gaum things up, but it was close to paradise, especially for a young ‘un; with creeks to swim, hollers and cool, deep woods to explore; and hillsides on which to lay down in the sun, surrounded by fields of wildflowers and the whisper of the wind in the long, waving grass. In this heaven, on the Cumberland Plateau, in East Tennessee, I felt blessed to be a child of the earth, which made me feel sacred; nurtured by folks who taught me many lessons; about humility, the sanctity of simple living, and that family, blood- kin or not, like love, is everything. As I grew older, I began to believe I was different than these angels that called me their own. I believed that I was not like them; that I had borrowed my identity from those who found me. Surrounded by their glory, I still felt alone and wondered worriedly, about my beginnings. A rage filled me that I couldn’t explain and I drifted away from my divine nature, wondering why I came into this life in the first place. After several hard-learned lessons, I felt sacred once more. But my sweet life was interrupted when I discovered Bobby Ray, and was confronted by the unhinged entity that wanted to reclaim him. This is our story.



Introducing Barbara Zavada, author of The Immigrant

“Bridget, my author representative instilled professionalism and confidence in my first attempt to publish. It was a learning experience to manage my book solely by the internet. Thanks Bridget for your patience.”

About Barbara Zavada. A unique story recounting the horrors of the author’s childhood in Germany during WW II. This account follows her new life in America as an accomplished artist, raising her family in Connecticut. The author now lives in the remote desert of Eastern Utah.

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This autobiography is the story of sheer survival in war torn Germany. Escaping the Eastern Zone, survival in the West before immigrating to the land of freedom, the USA. Joy and appreciation of the freedom of the new immigrant combined with selfless hard labor. Talents and gifts brought from the old world to contribute and enrich their adoptive land. Survival and adventure was to be the theme of my story, heritage for my descendants. More though this immigrant heritage was to enrich the United States of America. This story lay dormant for many years in a life of hard toil for every day living. Arriving on the American shores, little could I have foreseen a life so rich in experiences and colorful to unfold. Granted were freedom of choice for a satisfying career as an artist, raising a family, contributing to community and country. Many honors surprised me such as Marquis Who’s Who in American Women, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, International Woman of the Year and many more. The Immigrant is everyone’s heritage. May it be enjoyed. May it be thought provoking about everyones roots. May there be grace and thanks in a fulfilling life.

Introducing Patrick J. O’Connor, Ph.D., author of College Counseling for School Counselors

“I couldn’t have asked for more from Leona. I was on a tight deadline, and her efficient approach to handling my edits, offering advice, and giving encouragement really kept the process– and me– going. I couldn’t have asked for more– and I asked for a lot!”

Patrick O’Connor is on the political science faculty of Oakland Community College, and is associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools, both in Metropolitan Detroit. A national speaker on all issues related to college admissions and education, Patrick teaches a college counseling course to both preservice and experienced counselors, and presents workshops on these topics to students, parents, and educators.

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With more college options and higher college costs, students and parents need the advice and support of a well-informed school counselor to guide them through the college selection process. College Counseling for School Counselors gives counselors everything needed to build a successful college counseling program, no matter how many students they work with. After creating a framework for a strong curriculum, College Counseling for School Counselors shows how to explore all college options with students and families, including options for students with special needs and talents. The follow-up activities in each chapter give counselors resources that bring the ideas to life, and a three year calendar shows counselors how to introduce every idea at a manageable pace, building to a comprehensive college counseling program and strong individual college plans for every student. Busy, caring counselors will find everything they need in College Counseling for School Counselors to improve their college counseling program, and reach every student they work with.