Introducing Allen Mahon, author of Gone Home For Angels

“This was my first experience publishing a novel and Outskirts Press held my hand every step of the way. Everyone I had contact with were knowledgeable and professional in every way.”

Allen Mahon has been a student of the Civil War since the age of twelve. His main focus of study has been devoted to his ancestors, who served in the 45th New York. Allen currently lives in Buchanan, Virginia, with his wife of 41 years. They enjoy the company of their two adult daughters and two grandsons.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

When Nick Siler joined the Union Army, he left a world of loving family and plans for a happy future, and entered a world of physical challenges, hardship, and the horrors of war. As Nick adjusts to his new life and finds the bonds of family replaced by the fierce loyalties and deep friendships among comrades-at-arms, he feels that he will be able to survive the Civil War. But even two years of combat cannot prepare him for the unthinkable bloodbath at Gettysburg, which will take a toll on the Union Army, and on Nick personally. Overnight, the wounding of a loved one and the loss of a close friend will force Nick to mature from a nineteen-year-old boy into a man. Nick finds love in an unexpected place while he reaffirms his loyalty to his regiment and to the North. Amidst the chaos and carnage of war, Nick will dig deep to find his own reserves of courage, compassion, and determination. But will the best of Nick’s heart and soul, and the devotion of the girl he loves, be enough to carry him through? Gone Home for Angels is a meticulously researched, deftly plotted historical novel rich with authentic detail and characters you will care about long after you have turned the final page.

Introducing William L. Pittenger, author of It All Matters: An Appraisal Anthology

“Outskirts has truly exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable. Having self-published (way too much work) and published with a conventional publisher (gave up way too much), the Outskirts model was perfect for me. The Outskirts people I worked with were outstanding and the finished product is outstanding. Thank you Outskirts.”

William L. Pittenger is a long time appraiser, economist, banker and bank regulator. His career spans more than 40 years. He holds the MAI and SRA professional designations of the Appraisal Institute. He is retired from daily practice but remains a prolific economic and real estate writer as well as speaker, lecturer, teacher and consultant. He is at home in Saint Cloud, Florida, a suburb or Orlando.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

Volumes have been written about both appraising and real estate lending. Little has been written that bridges the gap between both disciplines. Bill Pittenger has done that. He has distilled a lengthy series of original and contemporaneously written essays produced over four decades into a comprehensive anthology. In it he explores such diverse but relevant topics as using a real estate appraisal to gauge loan repayment risk and how to develop appraisal and community bank risk management policies. He explores federal appraisal regulation – both current and its evolution – as well as fair lending and compliance issues every banker and appraiser needs to understand. He writes about getting behind a value estimate to determine what a value estimate is saying and what the relationship of value indications really means. Appraising and lending on the security of real estate development projects has been a long term research interest of his for which he has received awards for his writings as well as for innovation and provocative thought. He writes about economic feasibility, marketability and highest and best use as well as the economics of development cost, the role of entrepreneurial profit, cash flow analysis and discounting. It All Matters: An Appraisal Anthology is a must read for real estate appraisers and bankers alike. Keep it close as a desk reference.

Introducing Iris Maria Goebel, author of Pigtails and Pigweed

“My publishing experience with Outskirts Press was superb! They published my memoir, Pigtails and Pigweed, from start to finish within seven weeks, and I am absolutely delighted with the end result. I will definitely use Outskirts Press to publish my next book.”

Iris Maria Goebel grew up on a farm in Central Alberta, Canada. She and her husband now live on a farm in Michigan, and they have been blessed with many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

In Iris Goebel’s touching and entertaining memoir, discover what it was like to grow up at the end of an era when most farmhouses had no electricity, no indoor plumbing, and no telephones-an era when most farmers were still using horses to farm their land, and there were no modern conveniences. Iris grew up during and after the Great Depression. Life was busy and hard in these years, and money was scarce for most everyone-it was a time when neighbors helped neighbors, and families turned to their community for support. Iris and her family faced many challenges and a near-death experience, but she also recounts some of the embarrassing and humorous moments that come from growing up on a farm and attending one-room country schools. Many wonderful memories, indeed!

Introducing Gina Marie Stanish, author of Unlock the Key

“My author representative was a life-saver for me. She answered each and every one of my endless questions in a very timely manner, usually on the same day–even on the weekend. Thank you Sara!”

Gina Marie Stanish was born in 1986 at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She attended St. Martha Grade School, Archbishop Ryan High School, and Holy Family University. On May 18, 2010 she graduated as a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the Communications Honor Society and received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications/Journalism. Her first poem was published in Knock, Knock… Prayers for Young Adolescents when she was in eighth grade and her second poem was published in Collected Whispers: Editor’s Choice Series by the International Society of Poetry in 2008. Gina is very excited to be writing her first book and the possibility of sharing the work that she has spent the past 10 years creating with the rest of the world.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

Unlock the Key is a collection of stories (told through poetry and each with their own unique introduction) inspired by actual events, pictures, ideas, feelings, and people that were, are, and always will be a very special part of my heart.

Introducing Melissa Brown, author of Country Zoo

“Enjoyed this journey!”

Melissa Brown is a six-time award winning Maestro Kindermusik educator. She teaches music to over one hundred students a week. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their beautiful daughter. Writing children’s books has been a hobby since she was twelve. A portion of her royalties from this book will be donated to The Pacer Center, a bullying prevention center for children and teens.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

In the heart of Kentucky, where the grass is blue, there is a country zoo. In this zoo is a runt of a giraffe named Gretchen. Gretchen doesn’t like being so small. She can’t reach the tastiest leaves to eat or play games that the big animals play. When she grows bigger than the other giraffes, new sets of problems arise and she wishes she were small again. Gretchen tries to shrink her neck with a rock, but it only gives her a headache. Growing up is hard and children will laugh watching Gretchen grow accustomed to her new size. Gretchen learns to love herself just the way she is, and we can’t help but fall in love with her as well in this adorable picture book.

Introducing Gloria D. Edwards, author of Made On Purpose

“My publishing journey with Outskirts Press was simply amazing! Every step of the way Jamie, my author’s Rep was there with a ready answer to my questions, no matter what time I reach out to her. After my book was finally published I received a form that I wasn’t able to fax back to the number that was provided and guess who I reach out to? Yes, My author’s Rep and sure enough she provided a solution. I am almost finished with my sequel to Made on Purpose and can’t wait to take the journey again with Outskirts Press. Kudos to you guys.”

Gloria Edwards was born in Hanover, Jamaica, grew up in Hanover, and spent her early adulthood in Kingston, Jamaica. It was during her time in Kingston, Jamaica, while away from close family and friends that Gloria started writing. During those years her myriad emotions were written in poetic form. She made an attempt to publish her poems but was discouraged by the only known publishing house in Kingston, Jamaica, at the time, being told that poetry was not doing well in Jamaica. Her work was later partially destroyed by a fire which ravished her grandmother’s house in 2009. Her first book Made On Purpose was published in 2017.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

Your struggles, Your setbacks, Your circumstances are designed for a specific purpose. Embrace them and watch God work wonders through your life. Joseph was loved and pampered by his father, to the point where his special treatment created friction in the home. Jealousy eventually drove his brothers to sell him into slavery, but Joseph continued to dream big dreams, and later became the first prime minister of Egypt. David was disregarded by his older brothers and was given the lowly task of taking care of his father’s sheep, alone in the wilderness, but his ‘alone-ness’ helped him develop a relationship with the Designer, and when God wanted a king, He sent Samuel to anoint David, though he was but a youth. Sarah was a beautiful woman but she was barren, and in her culture that was a curse. In time, God visited her and promise that she would bear a son. Years passed and Sarah became discouraged and advised her husband to get another woman pregnant, but even after she was past the age of childbearing God kept His word, and through her the nation of Israel was born. Ruth came from a tribe that was greatly despised, and thought that she could change her circumstances by marrying a Levi, but her husband died young, leaving her with nothing. The opportunity came and she left her homeland, and one who was despised, became the mother of the kingly lineage of the King of Kings. Moses was born at a time when his people were enslaved and every male child that was born was to be thrown in the river, but the very thing that was meant for his destruction became the vehicle for the deliverance of not only his family, but an entire nation.

Introducing Jon Washington, author of The Fabulous Brit Brothers: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Tragedy

“Colleen did a wonderful job. This is my second publication with Outskirts Press and Colleen was instrumental in solving my problems and answering my (never ending) questions! Great job Colleen!”

Jon Washington is a veteran of the British and American Pop Music Industry. In the literary world, he is best know for his nonfiction books on the workings of the music business. He has been a successful recording artist, author, actor and songwriter for the past 50 years. His book “The Fabulous Brit Brothers” is a novel, and his first work of fiction.

self-publishing authorClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

The Saga of a Show Business Family. The story of the mysterious disappearance of the Fabulous Brit Brothers. On the cusp of pop music stardom, the Brit Brothers vanished, never to be seen again. This book tells the story of the Brother’s and their family. The sweeping tragic saga of a British show business family. At last the mystery is solved…