Introducing Kym Gordon Moore, author of Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit

“I want to thank Bridget for her help to keep me motivated when the journey with this book got a little rough and I began to get down and frustrated. She sought and offered solutions to some of my publishing dilemmas and I am anxious to receive my copies and look at the end product. For that, I am grateful to her.”

Kym Gordon Moore, author of Diversities of Gifts: Same Spirit is an award-winning recipient in poetry contests such as the Edward Davin Vickers Memorial Award and Oneswan Productions Writing Competition. Her poems appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Poets for Peace: A Collection, Reach of Song, Home for the Holidays and The Blind Man’s Rainbow anthologies. She was selected as one of the contributing authors for the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom. Visit Kym’s website and connect with the author through her blogs, articles and social media channels.

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Poetry spans across diverse cultures, genders and dialects. Poetic thoughts via metaphors, imagination and creativity allow an individual to weave a storyline of lyrical attributes through personal interpretations. Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry is an eclectic collection of poems depicting experiences illustrated through various forms of self-expression. Kym Gordon Moore portrays versatility in rhymed and free verse poems that convey stories about people, places, nature, inspiration, cuisine, music, celebrations, epiphanies and inanimate objects. Included in her compilation is a metrical sample of a Pantoum, Limerick, Elegy and Haiku. Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry contains 81 carefully selected poems that are significant to the foundation of this collection and easy for readers to identify with. Besieged by segmented poetic elements of flight, your journey through the pages of this book will be entertaining, educational, emotional, nostalgic, stimulating and edifying.

Introducing Kristen Rogers, author of Kristen’s Diary

“Gwen was excellent. She was always responsive to questions and concerns I had, and always got back to me in a timely manner. She was so helpful. I’d recommend her to anyone!”

Kristen Rogers is naturally gifted with words, and has been writing poetry since the age of 14. Rogers studied poetry during her undergraduate career, and owns a small collection of poetry books written by several different poets. Kristen Rogers is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a 2nd year graduate student at Adler University in Chicago. She is passionate about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive rights.

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Step into a world of creative energy and emotional fulfillment with Kristen’s Diary. Rogers captures the very real, raw emotions and experiences that each of us may go through in our lifetime through the stories about her own life told in each poem. Whether it be a poem about loss, love, friendships, sorrow, or motivation, Kristen’s Diary will make you laugh, cry, but most importantly, realize the humanity in all of us.

Introducing Rolanda Harvey Harris, author of Coming Full Circle

“It was a phenomenal experience! Can’t wait to do it again!”

Rolanda Harvey Harris is a single mother of two children, Benjamin and Indiya. They reside in Pensacola, Florida. She was born and raised in Stockton, Alabama. Rolanda has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also an associate minister at First Baptist Church of Warrington in Pensacola, Florida.

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Camille Franklin thought she had the perfect life, with her handsome husband, Brian, and a rewarding career. But her perfect life is shattered one day when Brian announces that he wants to live the single life. Camille is devastated, completely taken by surprise by the announcement. With her life now an emotional roller coaster and her faith tested over and over again, she often wonders how she will make it through. And just as things appear to be looking up, tragedy strikes again, leaving Camille shattered into a million pieces. Is it possible for anything good to come out of this? Will Camille hold onto her faith in God or give in to the tragedies of life? Coming Full Circle is a powerful debut novel about a woman’s journey through the trials and tribulations of life-and the faith that helps her persevere.

Introducing Jimmie Smith, author of The Wine Bowl

“This was a first time experience for me as an author and Leona made the operation seamless. Her communications, information, and assistance were valued resources. I appreciate her and the efforts of the entire Outskirts staff. Thanks.”

Jimmie Smith is a native of Dallas, Texas. As an adult, he went to the University of Sam Houston where he earned a Degree in Business Administration while acquiring an interest in history. In his first novel, Jimmie combines his love for a good story with his compassion for history.

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The Wine Bowl chronicles several months in the lives of neighborhood friends who want to upgrade their status. They plan to take their shot at recognition by competing against the big boys. When events take a wrong turn decisions must be made that affect lives and relationships.

Introducing JoAnn Gardner, author of Return to Kemet

“Outskirts took what could have been a daunting task, and turned it into something manageable. I felt as if, you took my hand and guided me into the light. Thank you.”

JoAnn Gardner began using her gift as a child, in venues ranging from The Comedy Store, to Biola University. She performs one-woman shows, composed for a U.S. Senator, head-lined a show for the deaf community.

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We each have a responsibility to complete the purpose that we were sent here to accomplish. Whether it’s surrendered in waves, or a single act, it is God’s plan for your journey. These poetic thoughts, are the offering that begin my transformation.

Introducing Deborah Carr-Harris, author of Dilemma

“My experience with Outskirts Press was wonderful. Working with Jerry was the best. He was patient, knowledgeable, and really made the whole process easy to understand.”

Deborah L. Harris is a 46 year old wife and mother from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. She is the youngest of six children and really loves spending time with her family and friends. Deborah currently resides in Harrisburg with her husband and their daughter. She also has two step-children who both reside in Philadelphia and three grandchildren. Deborah graduated from Harrisburg High School and then attended Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City North Carolina graduating with a BA in English/News Media.


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If you could help the people that betrayed you, would you?

While attending Ashton State University, Monica King was betrayed by her fiancé Andre and her friend Kelly Montgomery. As she is preparing to tell Andre that she is pregnant, Kelly informs her that she too is pregnant by Andre. After that piece of information, Monica decides to keep her pregnancy a secret. She withdraws from college, moves to North Carolina, has her child and is living her life until one day she reads the newspaper. There is an article in the paper about how the daughter of football star Andre Johnson is suffering from a blood disorder and unless they find a donor, the child might die. The best match would be a sibling. Her dilemma: Almost seven years have passed, she has moved on and now this. Does she reveal to the people that betrayed her that she has a child by Andre? A child that could be a match for this sick child or does she close the paper and go on with her life never revealing her child’s paternity. What would you do?

Introducing Omar Rashad, author of Going Back to Cali

“I’m still in post-publication, but I’m very impressed with the professionalism exhibited by Outskirts Press. My expertly bound novel has already inspired a few of my readers to attempt to create their own books. So far, so marvelous!”

Omar Rashad received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO. The author attended Manual Arts H.S. in Los Angeles, CA during the Watts Riots. He is a native of Kansas City, MO, who now resides in Atlanta, GA.

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The year is 1988. Chance Murphy, convicted of 1st Degree Murder, is paroled from Missouri to California. All his life he lived by the street code: “Anything worth living for was worth fighting for! Anything worth fighting for was worth dying for! Anything worth dying for was worth killing for!” Would his philosophy change and allow him to walk down 5 years of parole? Or would he become just another recidivism statistic or wind up with a California tag on his toe?

It’s February, 1988. Chance Murphy, a reluctant killer, known thief and drug dealer, is out of jail after 15 years–now he must flee Kansas City because of enemies. In the custody of his mother, he must now navigate the streets of Los Angeles, but he hasn’t lived in South Central since 1965! How will he survive the treacherous gangs, the brutal LAPD, and the scandalous traps lurching in the hood? Thus begins one of the most desperate urban struggles an ex-con faces when self-preservation is the only law of the land.