Introducing Cory Jenson, author of Flight of Fear

“My Author Representative was very helpful in navigating the process of publishing my first novel. The experience was very rewarding!”

Cory Jenson has always had a thirst for travel. His Air Force service and his 30-year business career have taken him to 66 different countries. International travel, therefore, plays an integral part in his writing. He holds a BS in Business. His early years were spent in Seattle, Washington where he met and married his wife, Edna. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Book description…

When Ethan Parrish boarded Flight 272 in Hong Kong, he was looking forward to an uneventful trip home. He planned to sleep most of the way. He had no idea that he would soon be facing a life or death situation. Ethan’s experience as a police detective had prepared him to face emergencies, but nothing like this. His actions over the next 24 hours could decide the fate of, not only himself, but millions of innocent people.

Introducing Bernard Bentley, author of Little Ben’s Life

“This is my third published book with Outskirts Press. The details and the overall quality of my book is astonishing! The team leaders who worked endlessly to make this publication a success were highly skilled. They made helpful suggestions to me which made the process easier than ever before. With my latest book I decided to go with full color illustrations. It is amazing to see how the vivid color really brings my book to life. I plan to start writing for my next book in the upcoming weeks. Outskirts Press is my only publishing option.”

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on continuing his writing and developing his talents as an independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts. Bernard is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

Book description…

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

Introducing Charles Ray Brady, author of JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: The Gathering Storm – BOOK ONE

“As a new author I was totally overwhelmed with what was required of me but my Author Representative helped me know what needed to be done and was very patient with my many revisions of this first book. Her patience and knowledge is much appreciated and I was happy to learn I will be working with her on my other two books.”

Charles Ray Brady was born and raised in Utah. He, along with his father and mother, called the town of Santaquin their home. The small-town atmosphere always allowed him the opportunity to explore and use his imagination, often to the dismay of his parents. Ray graduated in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University because he enjoys working with children which led him to become a professional teacher for thirty years. He is a self-taught oil painter and has taught landscape painting both during and after his teaching career. He finds it fun to share this talent with local children. In addition to this series of books, he wrote a book for each of his children when they were in elementary school. He now reads those stories to his grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as an accountant and administrative assistant. He and his wife, Carolyn Seals Brady, met while attending Brigham Young University and were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children and eighteen grandchildren. Ray believes life is a grand tour of opportunities when you use your imagination to explore them.

Book description…

As Ben lay there in his semi-conscious state, his body racked with pain from head to toe, the intensely bright light that hung above him seemed to bore itself into his very soul. It happened so quickly and without warning causing him to catapult over the handlebars of his bicycle coming to a bone-crushing heap at the side of the road. He’d only caught a glimpse out of the corner of his eye of an object being thrown before it clocked him to the side of his head leaving him with clouded thoughts of WHY ME?! An angry familiar voice by the gurney where he lay in the emergency room muttered a vivid threat through gritted teeth, “When I get ahold of that kid, I’ll beat the living tar out of him!” “No you won’t son, you’re not that kind of boy.” For Ben Okura, being Japanese American took on a whole new meaning as he was to become one of the homeland’s first civilian casualties of World War II. Ben didn’t know it yet; but, at that moment, he’d already started down an unimaginable darkened road filled with intrigue, danger, and adventure to places he’d never been. He would have to settle up with fate and meet his destiny.

Introducing Sarah Sebring Binder, author of Kitty S. Hawk

” My Author Representative was patient, positive and easy to work with!”

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling with students. Her stories share the joy of family, friends, and the great big world around us. When she is not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt. Brad, her husband of many years, is her biggest fan.

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By day, Wilbur and Orville Wright owned and operated the Wright Cycle Exchange Company, where they fixed broken bicycles and designed and built them, too. By night, the brothers worked on their pride and joy—the first motor-operated airplane. Together, they made the perfect pair: Wilbur dreamed up the designs; Orville built the things. Kitty S. Hawk is the story of a special feline stowaway who shared the Wright brothers’ grand adventure. Kitty, named Katharine, accompanied Wilbur from Dayton, Ohio, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Orville followed. The trip took Wilbur and Kitty by wagon, train, steamer, skiff, and schooner. Orville and Wilbur had found the perfect spot to test their new invention in the Kill Devil Hills, which had strong winds, soft sands, and very few people, as the brothers did not want the whole world to know what they were up to. The journey was an exciting expedition in itself, but the Kill Devil Hills was where the real excitement began. And Kitty, with her nine lives, was in the thick of it from start to finish!

Introducing MP Kollman, author of MOIRAI: The Apportioners

“My author representative has been great to work with on both my most recent submission, Moirai, as well as Honeymoon which was published earlier this year.”

MP Kollman grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. After high school, she moved to Wisconsin, where she married and raised two children. As a stay-at-home mom, she wrote a series of nine crime/adventure stories: Brothers, Sequela, and Honeymoon have been published, and Moirai is the fourth in the series. MP is also the author of Skin Deep, an unrelated romance novel. Her children are now grown and she and her husband have three grandchildren. MP recently retired from a full-time job, leaving more opportunity to pursue her writing career.

Book description…

Samantha Grayson has done everything she can to stave off the chances of losing her baby—and possibly her own life—except tell Sandy, her husband, that miscarriage is a very real possibility. When the unthinkable does happen, Sandy is devastated, not just because of the loss of his first son, but also because Samantha had failed to warn him. In hurt and anger, he demands to go to Puerto Rico on assignment. An assignment they haven’t fully prepared for. The drug lord known to them only as Vargas is possibly the most vile, ruthless man the Bureau of Drug Enforcement has ever faced. Sandy’s boss, Jeff Hand, best friend, Jimmy Bauer, and Jeff’s secretary, Angela Crawford, listen in horror to a recording of Sandy being tossed overboard fifteen miles out at sea. And who knows what his condition was at that time. But where, only a week after the miscarriage, has Samantha disappeared to? And why did she remove any reference to herself in the government’s files?

Introducing Kathy Stevens Bradley, author of Healing In Spirit: Poems to Comfort and Encourage the Heart

“My author representative was personable and knowledgeable. She worked with me patiently, as I had some difficulties with my computer skills! Kudos to her, and Outskirts Press! “

Kathy Stevens Bradley has enjoyed writing acrostic poetry for almost 20 years. This type of expressive writing was especially helpful when she had an unexpected stroke at age 60. Before her retirement from classroom teaching in 2013, she spent a wonderful 31 years as an elementary school arts teacher and writer. As a drama and music teacher, she taught kindergarten—5th grade. During these years, she had the opportunity to write and produce numerous plays and video productions for public schools in Columbia, SC. She is the author of 18 original plays for children, and wrote and co-produced the 6-part social studies series DETECTIVE BONZ & THE SC HISTORY MYSTERY (presently viewed on SCETV’s educational website knowitall.org). Some of her favorite pastimes are playing guitar, writing country songs, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is hoping her two grands will be her cohorts in singing and making up new tunes…and they seem to be willing, with spontaneous rhymes and songs springing forth at a regular pace. She is presently employed as a writer with SCETV.

Book description…

Kathy Stevens Bradley has enjoyed writing acrostic poetry for almost 20 years. This type of expressive writing was especially helpful when she had an unexpected stroke at age 60. Before her retirement from classroom teaching in 2013, she spent a wonderful 31 years as an elementary school arts teacher and writer. As a drama and music teacher, she taught kindergarten—5th grade. During these years, she had the opportunity to write and produce numerous plays and video productions for public schools in Columbia, SC. She is the author of 18 original plays for children, and wrote and co-produced the 6-part social studies series DETECTIVE BONZ & THE SC HISTORY MYSTERY (presently viewed on SCETV’s educational website knowitall.org). Some of her favorite pastimes are playing guitar, writing country songs, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is hoping her two grands will be her cohorts in singing and making up new tunes…and they seem to be willing, with spontaneous rhymes and songs springing forth at a regular pace. She is presently employed as a writer with SCETV.

Introducing David Alan Smith, author of It Was A Freewill Rapture: Day of the Lord Diaries – Book One

“I love the patience and understanding my Author Representative showed me. Like the first book, I had a lot of questions and concerns, but she walked me through with ease. Not once did anyone give me the impression that I was bothersome, even though many of the questions and concerns were probably trivial.”

David was born in Tucson, AZ; a middle child in a middle class family. He attended Arizona State University, earned a BS Degree in Construction Engineering, and shortly thereafter, moved to California. There, he pursued different avenues, dreams and careers in construction, songwriting, and entertainment. Contact Info: dayofthelorddiaries@gmail.com

Book description…

Dear Diary…, the Rapture finally came and went…, a couple of days ago. It didn’t go down the way I thought it would…, or the way I was told it would, not even close, and it makes me mad. I had to choose whether or not to go…, I just wasn’t ready for that. I was like a deer in the headlights. I choked…, I blew it…! You know I blew it, otherwise I wouldn’t be here writing this down. I don’t know how many of us blew our chance to go, but I know I can’t be the only one, no way! I’m scared. I’m really scared; scared to go outside. It’s really ugly out there, weird stuff goin’ on. And the fact that there’s no electricity, or phones to really find out what’s going on isn’t helping. More later.

Introducing Roy Phelps, author of Echoes of My Footsteps

“My Author Representative was very helpful in following up with all of my inquiries.  I highly recommend any future author getting started in this business to work with Outskirts Press and their team of author representatives”

Roy Phelps was born in London, England. After surviving the London wartime bombing he was evacuated out of London, returning to his post war family at war’s end. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force, and after his RAF discharge he immigrated to New York in 1958. He lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

Book description…

It was a chilly September night in 1940 when we first heard the air raid siren begin its wailing warning of another air raid by German bombers. The sound of aircraft engines was getting closer and louder. My mother wrapped me in a blanket and took me down to our garden air raid shelter. I could see the search lights sweeping the sky seeking the bombers whose intent was to destroy London. I could hear the guns on the English coast firing at the German bombers. So it was decided that I was to be evacuated out of London to a surrogate mother in the country for the duration of the war. I was evacuated to Thundersley, Essex for six years. After war’s end I returned home to London. I attended school until graduation when I enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1955 and was assigned to an American/RAF air base. I was fascinated by the American life style and I knew that my destiny was to go to America when I was discharged. I made my travel plans and soon embarked to America on the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth and arrived in New York in 1958. Here began my adventures living in New York City and traveling in my old 1952 Chevy on the famous Route 66 to Los Angeles. My adventures continued as I was offered sales jobs that allowed me to travel across America. I was no longer an Englishman, but was now an American citizen.

Introducing Toni Rich, author of Babyless Boomers

“Nothing was too much trouble for my Author Representative. I had anxiety but she helped me through my nervousness.”

Toni Rich is a retired school nurse having spent better than 30 years in that position at the Atlantic City High School. She had been a cruise nurse … Boys Camp nurse in Maine… She was published once before and went to Iceland for a book signing. Due to the Pandemic, she had been furloughed from her Hospice volunteering. She then finished two books she had started after the death of her husband.

Book description…

The agony of empty nests is alleviated with the help of a school nurse and a lawyer who partner to customize adoptions. They try to match up young people over the age of 18 to specifications of the desired couple…usually by coloring or ethnicity….or both. The solicited couple get financial remuneration and in some cases, a scholarship for college. It went along well until a legal problem reared its ugly head…putting both the lawyer and nurse into the arms of the law.

Introducing W. Blaine Wheeler, author of Missing Palm Tree: Stories from America’s Clandestine Service

“I have published nine (9) books using both traditional and self-publishing methods. I can -through this experience – say that without any doubt, Outskirts Press is categorically the very best option. Throughout the entire process of publishing my book, Missing Palm Tree: Stories From America’s Clandestine Service, all of the members of the staff who assisted me were polite, knowledgeable, and kind. They never failed to answer my many questions quickly. They never intimated that I lacked technical abilities even though I do. I cannot recommend highly enough that authors – first timers or experienced – use Outskirts Press for their publisher.”

W. Blaine Wheeler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Arkansas with undergraduate and graduate degrees in languages and comparative literature. His works have appeared in many domestic and international literary journals.

Book description…

These stories were written as a tribute to a man who spent 13 years as a clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. The stories illustrate vividly the physical and mental abilities which a clandestine agent must possess. Though the actions of an agent are far removed from what most people could consider being capable of, the agent will have the will to accomplish what he was asked to do. He is also by necessity a linguist with degrees in foreign languages. His travel requirements are often enormous simply because of the necessary subterfuge to carry out his assignments.