Introducing Kathie Jamison Cote, author of The Cats of the Cottage Cafe

“Overall, I am very happy. My book looks fabulous! Thank you.”

Kathie Jamison Cote’s love for children, including her own five and four grandchildren, spark her passion for life. Having taught dance for 40 years, Ms. Kathie has worked with nearly 2000 students from Maine to the Florida Keys, whether at her studios or various public/private schools or community centers. She loves her family, nature, reading, writing, photographing life around her and dance. She lives in a nook in the woods of Mount Desert Island with her husband Craig. Her awe for the island is part of the inspiration behind this tale.

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Join The Cats of Cottage Cafe for travels and adventures around Mount Desert Island. Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine is a magical place with its mountains, ocean and nature galore! In this story, cats and kitties who live on the island explore their prized spots, including a cafe and some local shops. MDI has shimmering seas, majestic mountains and Acadia National Park. The island is known for quaint towns, scenic harbors, miles of hiking and biking trails, wild blueberries and of course, lobster. When visiting, keep your eyes open wide and on the lookout for island felines. You will take pleasure learning of their special places to visit and fun things to do as you read this delightful book. The cats of the Cottage Cafe enjoy Sand Beach, touring lighthouses, hiking mountains and visiting town parks. They have favorite places they frequent, just like you. Join them on their fun adventures around the island.

Introducing Nora Beason, author of Windflowers

“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 Lucinda Waldron, author of Mosquito County

“Publishing with Outskirts Press has been an experience that far exceeded my expectations! From the beginning, the staff was highly knowledgeable, helpful and patient. My questions were addressed quickly and professionally. Brie, my author representative, was a blessing, guiding me throughout the entire process. There is no doubt that Outskirts Press will be my choice for future publishing needs!”

Lucinda Waldron grew up in Central Florida’s Orange County, which was known as Mosquito County in the early 1800s. Her love for this tropical paradise, rich in history and year-round beauty, became her inspiration for Mosquito County. A retired school principal and college professor, Lucinda lives with her husband on their farm in North Florida.

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Emma’s father hasn’t been the same since his wife’s death, but when he rouses Emma in the middle of the night, her bags already packed, she knows something is desperately wrong. Trying to protect her from an unknown evil, Richard Kingston hustles his eighteen-year-old daughter off to the backwoods wilderness of the Florida peninsula to live with her grandfather, Russell Duvane. Mosquito County becomes the backdrop for Emma’s thirst for adventure as she explores its pristine wilderness, embraces its mythical intrigue, and becomes enthralled with her grandfather’s citrus and cattle empire. Amid the splendor of this turn-of-the-century tropical paradise, Emma encounters mystery surrounding Seminole Indian legends, danger from an unknown and evil source, and romance when she meets a young rancher who captures her heart. Kip Morgan is unlike any young man Emma encountered in her former Bostonian life, and she soon finds his alluring smile as intoxicating as the abundant tropical flowers of Mosquito County. Set in the late 1800s, Mosquito County is a hauntingly beautiful debut novel, richly layered with family secrets, mystery, passion, and revenge.

Introducing Sherwin Presley Brown, author of Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty

“They came yesterday: my ten free copies of Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty. Perfectly beautiful, very happy with the result! Thanks for contributing to my goals, dreams and visions or as we all know it — ‘LIFE’.”

Born on the island of Jamaica in dirt-poor poverty, Sherwin Presley Brown was blessed with the personality, great work ethic, and positive attitude that rocketed him to unimaginable heights of success. Through the support and guidance of hard-working parents and siblings, Sherwin is living proof that honest effort and great expectations are truly the path that will lead you anywhere you want to go. The second of nine children born to Thomas and Joyce Brown, Sherwin realized his boyhood dream of coming to the United States in 1982. He graduated from the prestigious University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1986 with a BA in accounting; not bad for a kid who grew up in the jungle and didn’t own a pair of shoes until he was fourteen years old. Mr. Brown became a US citizen in 1988, and went on to distinguish himself as a successful investment advisor. In 2000, after working for only three years with one of the largest insurance and brokerage firms in America, he became the top producer among its 3,000 nationwide representatives. Impressive by any standards, but especially when viewed through the lens of his provincial Caribbean background where even the poor people in his home village of Greencastle, Jamaica, looked upon his family as poverty stricken. Sherwin’s story is the stuff of dreams and is an inspiring rags-to-riches tale all unto itself. Despite his successes in corporate America, Sherwin was not satisfied with a stable, well-paying job and opted to flex his entrepreneurial muscles by developing his own investment models and methods. After three years, he realized his business philosophy differed too significantly from that of his partners, which subsequently led him to found, as sole owner, the aptly named financial services firm Jamerica Financial, Inc. Sherwin currently coaches, writes, and speaks to people about how to improve and safeguard all aspects of their financial portfolios. Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty is the third book by Sherwin. His first book, Safer 401(k) Investing: How to Protect All Your Investments from Wall Street Greed and the Government, was published in 2012. He also co-wrote two children’s book with his 6 year old son Thomas: The Next Door Neighbor Cats with the Funny Names and Why Do We Eat Animals?, which were also just published in 2014 and is available in print and as an eBook. His other book, The Lies of the DOW, will be published in late 2014. For more about Sherwin and his books, please visit www.sherwinpbrown.com.

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The improbable rags-to-riches story of a Jamaican who went from shoeless poverty to the top of the roller-coaster finance and investment world—with a twist.

Introducing Adrian Castaneda, author of The War Prince

“I’m so glad I found this publishing company! Without them, my dream of publishing a book probably wouldn’t have come true. Thank you Leona for all your help!”

About Adrian Castaneda: My whole life has been a crazy adventure with many dreams, and visions that I can’t wait to share with everyone. My name is Adrian Castaneda, and I am the author of The War Prince. I am also a happily married man to my wife Vianet, father of two little girls Annete and Suri and a baby boy Alexander.


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The War Prince is a story about “Anthony Cast” a special boy who wasn’t supposed to be born alive. Moments before dying, the War Prince gave Anthony Cast his heart, giving him a chance at life. With the help of friends, Anthony has to survive all attacks from evil to raise the War Prince, who reincarnates as his son.

Introducing Debra Hanna, author of My Journey In Life

“I am not a lucky person, but when I found Outskirts Press, I became the luckiest person ever! Everyone I had contact with was unbelievably wonderful! Their knowledge is superior, and they gently but precisely guided me all the way through and the end result? The most beautiful book inside and out! I couldn’t be more pleased and happy! Thank you so much for everything! My next book I am writing won’t go anywhere else, but with them! Feeling so blessed and ecstatic…on top of the world! Thank you again. I am 1 happy camper. I appreciate each and every one of you dearly. I do have to add that my book is very personal, I wrote for a lot of people., Outskirts Press made me get signatures & releases from all the people I wrote for, and if I had had any other publisher I could be in big trouble right now, as no other publisher cared what I wrote, they’d just publish, but Outskirts Press did care about more than just publishing me, and they made my book legal and right. I am so very thankful for them!”

Debra Hanna was born and raised in Illinois. From the time she was small, nature and adventure were kindred to her soul. Growing up, she scared her parents, quite a lot. She would disappear. At three years old, with all the neighbors looking for her, she was eventually found across a busy street, behind the bowling alley, playing in a creek, trying to catch a frog. She didn’t understand why everyone was mad, when she was so happy. They had to look for her quite a lot. By six years old, she would make it deep into the next town over before they found her. Her parents would be furious, but her smile and laughter almost always changed the atmosphere. She could have happily grown up in the fields with a sleeping bag. She daydreamed in beautiful ways; poetic in her mind, while she gently played with all the bugs. As she got older, her thoughts started coming to the forefront. Her sensitivity made by nature, captures the emotions of others with words that come alive In her mind. To this day, she is still the same way, and to her longtime boyfriend’s dismay… He still keeps catching her – feeding a group of baby ants behind the shop; Also back there is a chain link fence, where a round flat bowl of water sits and ripped up bread. It’s for the little birds that nest around there. If a bee gets inside, she’ll catch him in a cup and return him to the outside. Back at home, a skunk, an opossum and a raccoon, get their left-over dinners. She hides the food in the corner of the back yard so that no one but them will know. The wild cat she feeds under the planted Land Rover in the driveway. This freaks him out, but he loves her just the same; and as she herself would say, I’m just me, not a delectable flower, but one of the cuter weeds in the field. Lastly, they have been together 15 years. He is used to her by now, but yes, she still freaks him out.


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The Ruins originally were built with blood, sweat, and tears. It was cruel. It was gratifying. It was pride and happiness. It was heart and soul; So as my book goes. My poems have enriched people’s lives. I hope they do the same for you. If not, do not despise; But at least – Try me on for size.

Introducting Don Friesen, author of Memories: Mostly True

“I have just published my first book and experienced some technical computer challenges because of my inept computer literacy. However, my Outskirts Press Consultants were always very patient and helpful. So, if any of you first-time authors are having any doubts, go ahead and pull the trigger. There is help for you.”

Don Friesen is a retired elementary school principal and former avid mountain climber and runner. Don lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with his wife Nancy. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.


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No man, said one of the Greeks, loves his city because it is great, but because it is his.

How can one begin a worthwhile story without the immortal words Once upon a Time? My Once upon a Time is set in the 1940s and fabulous ’50s, a time where our world was being redefined by a post-war economic boom, all the while remaining true to the universal and unchanging plights and endeavors of humanity that will forever remain untouched by the passage of generations. It is a story of my boyhood in Thomas, Oklahoma, from my earliest childhood memories all the way through high school graduation. And like my world at the time, my story both uniquely defines me and simultaneously reflects my mere commonality to all mankind. Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” implies that everyone and everything will ultimately be forgotten: “Nothing beside remains…” It is this espousal that should compel those of us who have stories to tell, and each of us does, to write them down, to pen them into timeless monuments to the past and heralds to the future before they escape into the mists of history. As we age, our treasured memories age with us . . . evolving into greater and greater historical and personal significance, but fading and calcifying as time marches on. Napoleon said that geography is destiny. I hope you’ll find within these pages that mine was a blessed destiny . . . one each of us can find some relic to share in and relate to as I recount endearing times at home with my family, adventures with my brothers, and infamous school day escapades with my classmates who helped carry the 40’s and 50’s into the memories of our hearts.