Introducing Diana McIntyre, author of Just a Piece of Me

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Diana McIntyre was born in Marianna, Florida. She attended Florida State University, where she received a BS Degree in Speech Communication and English Education. Her MS Degree in Reading is from NOVA Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her teaching career began in Bradenton, Florida and ended on Long Island, New York. She is a retired English teacher, now living with her husband in Bradenton, Florida. Just a Piece of Me is her first book.

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Book description…

I Am Not Responsible For That. It was supposed to quench his thirst- nothing like a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade. Sister Net hands it to him. Once Brother Bubba tastes it, he knows that his sister has pulled another one of her pranks…. The grass burns out of control. Toots and Ron Pipe stand transfixed as they watch the huge flames approach the family home…. It appears in the distance as a little black dot. The dot becomes a looming shadow as it moves across the field connected to the Spears home. The siblings seek shelter, but notice that one of the nine is missing. Where is the Bug?…. These incidents are among the many included in Just a Piece of Me, a memoir of laughs, entertainment, and survival as experienced by the Spears clan.

Introducing N. Meridian, author of No Crying for Elena

“I was truly surprised by Outskirts’ attention to detail and knowledge. Furthermore, I was really impressed that even though this is a self-publishing service, my team supported me throughout the entire process, from draft to publication. I never expected such wonderful results and thus, know that once I’m ready to publish again, I already know who to reach.”

So begins the provocative yet unforgettable true story of writer N. Meridian. In a thought-provoking narrative she chronicles her childhood in a cult, the true grit she earned on the unrelenting streets of Philadelphia where bloodshed and sexuality often mingled. Soon, she learns to accept yet deny her past, moving her through the beautiful lies that give her the strength to claim a life she never dreamed possible…

Product description…

When everything you’ve known to be true turns out to be a lie, how do you reconcile this fact and move forward with such dangerous knowledge?

Hiding under the bed at age ten as the SWAT team raided the cult I called home, I was suddenly born; shocked into a new reality, a world of violence. Until I was ten, I’d thought that my alias was my own name; that the things I’d known since I was five years old were irrevocably true. Once, I lived in a society where everyone had an alias. I had another identity. I had another life. From my youth, I knew myself as Leah Israel, a name given me in the cult called The Nation of Yahweh. Surprisingly, those who left The Nation were said to be dead. It would be years later before I knew how true that actually was…