Introducing Maureen Chaffin, author of Joseph: Prophecy Fulfilled

“Oh wow! Amazing, awesome, tremendous — there aren’t enough powerful adjectives to describe Outskirts Press, their team, their patience, their professionalism. They took this novice first-time writer by the hand and guided me, step by step, through each procedure for my upcoming book, Joseph: Prophecy Fulfilled. They solved all of my issues and helped me leap every hurtle; which had to be quite challenging for Outskirts Press. The Interior Designer was creative, thorough, and absolutely phenomenal. She spent numerous hours fulfilling my requests, enhancing the manuscript, and making my book inviting to the reader. Not only was I allowed to change my mind, have complete say-so and total control of the layout, I was also able to immerse myself into this new-to-me artform — and I loved every moment of it! Outskirts Press is the perfect midwife for the birthing of your book; they truly bring it to life.”

Born in Colorado, I also lived in the mountains of Wyo. and S. Dak., but married a cowboy who loves the desert. What is left of the Chaffin homeplace farm/ranch is west of Grand Junction CO. In the early years we had an eight-party telephone line, no television, and farmed such remote places that we packed in our water, cooked on a campfire, and slept on the tentless ground. My four children labored in the fields with me. I also taught music and art lessons, and conducted such works as Handel’s Messiah. In 1987 I illustrated my first book, Elmer Bair’s Story. After my children were grown I returned to college and received my Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Christian University in 2001, and my Master of Science degree from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago) in 2013. Maureen can be contacted at: maureenchaffin2@gmail.com.

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Foretold since the time of Enoch is a prophet of the last days named Joseph, who would restore prophecy, priesthood, temples; and bring forth a New Torah — the Stick of Joseph. This is the incredible true story of that Joseph, born in 1805, who grew to manhood in the untamed wilderness of the American frontier. At the age of 14 his life was indelibly altered when he received a vision; wherein the Lord called Joseph to do a marvelous work and a wonder, re-establish the Kingdom of God, and prepare the way for the Coming of the Messiah. The Adversary, enraged at this threat to his reign and realm, rose up in his wrath and viciously sought to destroy Joseph. Thus, began Joseph’s extraordinary efforts to accomplish the Lord’s commands, while desperately struggling to elude the murderous hands of his nefarious foes. And in so doing, Joseph unknowingly fulfilled ancient Hebrew prophecy.

Introducing Jade Yu, author of ICPTheory.com: The First 100

“My Author Rep – Dana – went above and beyond to help me resolve all issues to my complete satisfaction and surpassed my expectations of a professional. Dana should be commended on all levels as she is a truly superstellar Rep. I have 12 more books I want to publish and really hope she continues to be my Rep (if she will have me).”

Jade Yu is an artist, writer, and philosopher from California. In 2014, she published the first volume of a four-volume book defining her philosophy: Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT). As her uniquely compelling worldview, IPT is her attempt to empower others to achieve their highest potential every day, inspiring all to their best self.


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On 5 June 2014, I launched my blog, ICPTheory.com, as a compendium to my newly-released book: Igniting an East-West Globalizing Dialogue, Volume I: Thus Spoke Chuang Tzu. The blog is designed to bring the major concepts of my book into practical and everyday relevance to all individuals – across time, space, and geography – for immediate application and use. Through my blog, I answer the ‘so what factor’ (SWF) as to how and why Infinite Potentiality Theory is critically relevant. Ultimately, I encourage all individuals to be the best version of themselves through immediate, active, and unwavering realization of their infinite creative potentiality.

Introducing Rod Sadler, author of To Hell I Must Go

“After researching several different publishing options, I chose Outskirts Press for the simple reason that they were the rated as one of the highest in the business. After my first phone call, I received information and guidance from the beginning to the end. Outskirts Press gave me the opportunity to fulfill a dream and share the story of a grisly nineteenth century murder in Michigan. I’m certain that had I tried to find a traditional publisher, this story would never have been told. Beyond simply publishing the book, Outskirts has continually provided marketing support, while working with Ingram to provide complete distribution. To be quite frank, I don’t think I could have made a better choice, and for that, I’d like to thank Outskirts Press.”

Rod Sadler is a 30-year veteran police officer, having grown up in the small town of Williamston, Michigan. He spent over ten years researching information about this murder including court documents, original handwritten eyewitness statements, books, photos, maps, and news articles. His great grandfather spearheaded the investigation while serving as the Ingham County Sheriff in 1897. Having retired in 2012, Rod and his wife, Terri, live in the Lansing area with their three children, Alex, Austin and Andy.


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Alfred Haney had suspected there was something peculiar about his wife for a very long time. On a cool spring morning in 1897, he left his Williamston, Michigan home to earn a day’s wage. He returned to find a macabre murder so bizarre that it shook an entire community to its core. This is the true story of a woman who some might refer to as Michigan’s own Lizzie Borden.

Introducing Nora Beason, author of Wind Flowers

“I was very pleased with the whole thing from beginning to the end. The books were very professionally put together and I am excited to go to my next book. All the staff I worked with were very kind, supportive and encouraging.”

Nora Beason lives on 36 beautiful acres outside of Harrisonville, Missouri with her husband Don, her grandson Egan, and her Jack Russell, Buddy. Nora has always enjoyed writing poems and short stories, and in August 2013, decided to write her first novel, with the encouragement of her family and her faith in the Lord.


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Lily, Daisy, and Rose Wind were well mannered, well educated young ladies in 1874. Lily was 14, Daisy was 12, and the curly little redhead Rose, was 10. Suddenly their world came to an end when their parents died from a small pox epidemic. Daisy and Rose were put on an orphan train heading west. During the confusion at the crowded train station, Willy the Kid and Daisy had to crawl out of a tiny window to escape the law, and the train left without Daisy. Rose was alone on a train of unfamiliar faces. For seven years Daisy prayed that she would find her sisters again. Her whole world existed around 4 little cabins surrounded by mountains in the middle of nowhere in a deserted outlaw town called Hideaway, New Mexico. Willy taught Daisy to shoot and ride and Daisy taught the children and families in Hideaway about the Lord. She became the school teacher and the Bible preacher, and learned to love and respect her new families. At the age of nineteen, Daisy Wind knew she had to leave Hideaway, and take the long rough wagon ride to Silver City, New Mexico in search of Luke and Willy. She was in love with Luke, and his blue eyes, so she left her safe haven in Hideaway, and followed her heart to Silver City. She thought the Lord had sent her to this gambling town in search of Luke, but she discovered the real reason why the Lord sent her there, and her life would never be the same again. Through sickness and through health, Daisy followed her heart.

Introducing David Tavernier, author of Stories of the Rich and Famous

“The entire Outskirts Team was very responsive and helpful.  As a first time author I can say their guidance and suggestions went a long way in taking the mystery out of the process.”

David M. Tavernier’s career has been in banking, but history has been his avocation since he was a student at Florida Atlantic University. He resides in Aiken, South Carolina, with his wife, Patrice, and their four dogs.


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Aiken was a small, relatively obscure southern town until the arrival of an aristocratic New Orleans family with strong societal ties. And it didn’t take long before there was a seasonal flood of winter visitors—with names like Hitchcock, Vanderbilt, Whitney, and Astor. This South Carolina town was drawing the country’s wealthiest and most powerful families, beginning in the 19th century and continuing on past World War II. Every fall they came by private railcar to play polo and golf, race thoroughbreds, and hunt fox. They held high tea, musicales, balls, and dinners, and every spring the “Winter Colony” migrated north again, leaving behind mansions and traditions that still resonate in Aiken 100 years later. Author David M. Tavernier has woven a fascinating collection of stories around the people and places of this era. Based on fact, fiction, and years of historical research, the stories of “the Newport of the South” are masterfully and vividly brought to life.