Introducing Roy Albert Andrade, author of Cultivating the DNA of Crime

“Outskirts Press opened the door to the literary world. I just walked through it by opening an account. If, I remember correctly, I entered an email address, and provided a down payment. I was contacted by email, and asked to provide a time, and date I would be available to discuss my manuscript. The telephone conversation lasted nearly 30 minutes, and I learned what to expect before publication. I was exalted, because I knew this was going to be the beginning of a new friendship. I met various people through Outskirts Press in the production phase, and maintained excellent communication with them through email. Outskirts Press helped Cultivating the DNA of Crime come to fruition, and provided all the essential marketing solutions on a single webpage. I’m extremely happy with the outcome, and am currently working with George Pryce, a veteran of public relations. He read Cultivating the DNA of Crime, and was electrified. He was impressed, and commented on the interior design, title, cover art, synopsis, etc. Outskirts Press made this possible, and I am very grateful. The only thing I rue, and I thought about this the other day, is not having an ‘acknowledgment’ page. Where I can thank Outskirt Press, and provide the names of the individuals that participated in the production of Cultivating the DNA of Crime. The next manuscript we publish will have one.”

Roy Albert Andrade was born in Pacoima, California. He graduated with an Associates of Arts degree with concentrations in business from the University of Phoenix in 2011. Cultivating the DNA of Crime is his first novel.

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Killer is a boy who lives with his parents in a two-story house in Sylmar, California. And when he’s not playing video games or watching TV, this thirteen-year-old child prodigy can be found working with a high-profile criminal organization. Killer is an asset desired by criminal enterprises worldwide—he’s young, intelligent, charismatic, and most importantly, he’s a killer. In this humorous and contemporary novel, Killer provides the reader a first-person point of view of the environmental factors that influence criminal behavior.

Introducing Sunny Klein Lurie, Ph.D., author of Jolt Your Career From Here to There

“At every turn an Outskirts’ expert was available to help me through the publishing process. There are many steps to take but there’s a team surrounding you from day one –and everyone was very responsive to my needs and questions. Thanks for your help.”

Sunny Klein Lurie, Ph.D., founder and CEO of FAST FOCUS CAREERS, boasts a rich background in organizational development and career management consulting. Working with Key Bank and private clients for two decades, Lurie’s proven techniques and breakthrough approaches help individuals make the right choice for the right career. She’s served on numerous boards, including the American Society for Training and Development and National Association of Women Business Owners. A prominent speaker, Lurie publishes broadly in business journals. The drive to create Fast Focus Careers was sparked by pure panic from Lurie’s early uncertainty about her own career direction. Lurie’s web-workshop series, Jolt Your Career LIVE, is based on vital lessons from clients, her doctoral research and her own experience going through corporate mergers.

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“Sunny Lurie’s knock-out book is a must read for those wanting to take charge and gain clarity in building a new, satisfying, fulfilling work life … and because career change has become a survival skill, we need new rules and fresh ideas!” – Emily Webster Love, Journalist/ former Copy Editor, USA Today. Sunny K. Lurie, PhD: “It’s your career — by decision or collision. Either you make a decision to plan for a career change or put it off and risk a collision … via merger, downsizing, or termination!” More than ever, in today’s marketplace, change closes doors as companies and jobs come and go or careers simply end. When it’s time to determine the next right career, we can either make a decision to open a new door or potentially fall victim to a career collision. But opening a new door won’t happen by itself or with outdated job-seeking tactics. New opportunities rely on today’s powerful career-change approaches. And this is the “Jolt” Sunny Lurie delivers in her high-octane, 8-step strategy that provides the best chance to meet new career expectations. “Jolt Your Career” reduces your fear of the unknown, identifies strengths and shifts mindset. Lurie’s “Jolt” widens possibilities and eases navigation through an unfamiliar marketplace to an ever-fulfilling career change. Readers will enhance self-confidence, acquiring the latest and most commanding resume tools, social media approaches and high-impact interviewing methods. “Jolt” is a life-changing encounter with yourself!

Introducing William and Mabel Doser, author of The Doser Story

“I was well pleased with the quality and overall appearance of the book.”

William and Mabel Doser’s autobiography is the story of two people, one from the North, William Doser, the other from the South, Mabel Sigmon, telling their family background, how they met, and married. They tell of the churches that they served, then retired, then how they developed a needlework business and of their travels.

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A young lad from Cleveland, Ohio, graduates from college, then goes south to Seminary, and receives his first appointment of three rural churches in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He meets the pianist at one of the churches. They find they have some of the same Christian and sociological values. They marry and begin serving various churches for a number of years. Later, they take a sabbatical and then retire. The husband begins to design cross stitch and needlepoint pieces for churches. They form their own company, Doser Designs. Two books are written featuring some of the designs. Clergy Stoles for Cross Stitch or Needlepoint and Church Paraments In Needlework (Both books are now out of print.) The husband had the privilege of stitching one of the squares in the United Nations Peace Rug and giving the Invocation when the Rug was presented. After thirty years of designing he retired again. While on the sabbatical and then in retirement they traveled, making a trip to England, Scotland, and Wales with the American Needlepoint Guild. They had the privilege of meeting Princes Grace of Monaco and having a private tour of the palace. They traveled to Nova Scotia. The Dosers are both Life Members of The Order of Saint Luke and have traveled in the United States for the Council meetings and Retreats of the order. Through the years they have had their health problems but feel they have been able to overcome them. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this year.

Introducing Latifa Hazim-Rogers, author of Six Months or Less

“I loved working with Outskirts Press. I actually did a lot of research before I selected a publisher and they did NOT disappoint. Everyone was nice, helpful, and did everything they could to make my publishing experience a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend this company! Tinamarie, Jackie, Colleen and Barbara were awesome! Please excuse me if I left someone out, you all are wonderful!”

Latifa Hazim-Rogers currently lives in Topeka, Kansas. Six Months or Less is her first novel.

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Page Langford is fifty years old, a wife and a mother-and now that she’s dead, she finds herself in the unenviable position of existing as one of the living dead. She is forced to watch as her friends and family’s lives unravel. There are secrets long since buried, lies too deep and gruesome to believe. But they’re all true, all of them, and Page is glad to be dead. Glad to feel no pain. If she were still alive, the pain of the betrayal and the lies would be too much for her to bear. As a spirit, Page watches and tries to help her loved ones. She tries to give them choices, feelings she places in their hearts and souls. She attempts to direct them so the inevitable won’t occur, but they never listen. They feel her presence but ignore her warnings, her gentle nudging. Unable to do anything else, Page just waits and welcomes her loved ones as they join her in death, one by one…

Introducing James D. Fox, author of On A Day Without Warning

“I would rate my experience as excellent. I would still use Outskirts Press again and recommend them as well.”

James D. Fox brings us his first novel with “On A Day Without Warning.” Jim is a former stockbroker and bond trader. He is a 1971 Liberal Arts graduate of Brooklyn College (CUNY) where he majored in both Economics and Political Science. He also holds an MBA from New York University (1974). As an ongoing student of history and literature, Jim believes a well-crafted work can bring more than just entertainment to his audience. In this work of historical fiction, Jim shows his belief that goodness can evolve from the difficult dilemmas that we currently face. Both he and his wife, Melissa, live with their three dogs in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.

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David Sternlight is a Wall Street executive, whose career is on the ropes despite numerous contributions to his former firm, Dean, Adams & Company. Now semi-retired, David stays active trading the markets; but has many internal battles raging under a calm exterior. His wife Eva is one of his few sources of comfort. After a celebratory party for the promotion of his ex-boss, Jack Howell, David is aggressively recruited to join a secretive government agency led by a shadowy figure named John McCabe. The reason is McCabe’s belief that certain predictive applications of Sternlight’s financial software, Excalibur, can be adapted to the war on terror. Without much choice, Sternlight agrees and sees an opportunity to do good things while also fighting the severe mental depression he suffers since the death of his son, Andy, in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Meanwhile in Iraq, a young Muslim boy, Hassan al Hassan, tips off American soldiers as to the location of their kidnapped squad member, who is saved at the last minute, from beheading. As the boy grows older, his peaceful interpretation of Islam gives him many followers and he becomes a young Imam known as “The Boy Prophet.” However, militant supporters of Jihad continue in the world and Sternlight comes to grips with his strengths and weaknesses; and the realization that more battles will still follow.

Introducing D.J. Jackson, author of The Crystal Realm

“I must say that publishing with Outskirts Press has been an exciting adventure. Thank all of you for doing such a wonderful job on my book. Bravo!! Keep up the good work. I would also like to thank my Author Representative Dana and my Digital Edition Specialist, Jackie. These two knowledgeable and professional people truly helped me along my journey at Outskirts Press. They are really people friendly and very sociable. I plan to publish my future books through Outskirts Press.”

D.J. Jackson is a chef, comic book artist, fantasy writer and part time DJ. All his life he has had a fixation for the strange and the unknown. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He now resides in North Carolina.

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The Crystal Realm, the spiritual realm that holds and binds all universes together by spiritual thought. It is a place of peace, happiness and nirvana. Coordoon, once a being of light, now an entity of darkness, will stop at nothing in his quest to rule the Crystal Realm. Four young sorcerers, Taigron, Lavana, Visionary and Solstice are on a divine mission to stop Coordoon. They must reach Mount Amenti before the closing of the Harmonic Convergence. Will the Crystal Realm be a realm of light or a realm of darkness? Read on only if you have an open mind and believe in the unknown. I….DARE….YOU.

Introducing Jennifer Renot, author of The Unexpected

“This was my first time using Outskirts and I was very pleased with every one that I worked with and the book publishing process was a painless and affordable process. I will definitely be telling others and be using Outskirts again.”

Jennifer Renot writes a love story about how even in a tragedy or betrayal that love is found unexpectedly. She currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with husband Steve, daughter Dakota and dog Zoe.

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This is a story of how love can come unexpectedly. Mike Stratford has been consumed by working with the FBI, almost ruining his marriage with wife, Sarah. After he finished on the case he was working on, Sarah and Mike decide to take a vacation to rekindle their romance. However, their happiness was short lived as Sarah is tragically killed in a shooting incident. After a year of guilt and misery for Mike, his sister Sam and brother-in-law, Tony, find a woman trapped in a car crash. Sam, being a nurse, feels the need to want to help but even more when they find out she is pregnant and has amnesia. Julie Crawford doesn’t know who she is or what happened but with Sam and Mike’s help they uncover a lot more than they thought they would. Time is running out as Mike starts to uncover things about Julie but in the process something unexpectedly happens. Mike falls in love.