Introducing Linda A. Brown, author of Chompy, The Lonely Alligator

“It was a very good experience. I would consider publishing with Outskirts Press again and have already recommended to a fellow author.”

I would like to tell you a little about myself and how Chompy came about. I have always enjoyed writing since my teen years. Poetry to express my feelings, prayers to express my needs and stories to express life. I never thought about writing seriously until my son introduced me to Chompy when I lived on a bayou in Florida. Chompy was the resident alligator you only saw in the water, never on land. He never came close to anyone, just watched from the middle of the bayou. So Chompy became a legend in the area and now the first of a series of Chompy books. I hope you enjoy reading about Chompy as much as I enjoy writing about him. Happy reading, Linda Brown

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Book description…

Chompy, The Lonely Alligator was so lonely. He watched other animals on the bayou play together, but couldn’t figure why no one would play with him. Then, one day changed him. Find out what happened to change Chompy and could this happen to you?

Introducing Carol Creager, author of Sloths Are So Stubborn!

“I am exceptionally pleased with my Author Representative and all her help on my books. I want to publish more books with her help.”

Carol Creager is an experienced wildlife photographer, author, and Spanish teacher, who travels extensively in Costa Rica.

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As a slow-moving, slow-thinking, slow-acting sloth, I have to decide what is worth my limited energy. Once I have decided what I plan to do, I do it. When I am determined, I act. Neither Carol nor anyone else can stop me. Carol could not stop me from trying to cross a busy highway. Why was I so stubborn? How did I survive? This is my story. Stubby Sloth

Introducing Carol Creager, author of Hanging by My Toes

“I am so pleased with my Author Representative. What a great experience!”

Carol Creager is an experienced wildlife photographer, author, and Spanish teacher, who travels extensively in Costa Rica.

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A true story of a baby sloth rescued from the ground. He is being cared for until he is old enough to live in the wild.

Introducing Fred and Cheryl Lowman, author of An Inky Summer

“We contacted many publishers for printing our book, but were very impressed with all the positive comments other authors shared about Outskirts Press. Being new comers at this whole publishing thing, we were walked through the process by very friendly and helpful representatives from Outskirts Press. We were delighted by the professionally produced book when finished. Top quality all the way! A good friend, Judy Byrne, saw our book, questioned us about our experience, and also chose Outskirts Press to publish her book, The Adventures of Fireman Frank.​”

Fred and Cheryl Lowman are residents of northwestern Connecticut. Fred, a retired school teacher, enjoys carving Santa Claus figures, woodworking, reading, gardening and the wildlife of Connecticut. Cheryl, a native Vermonter, finds joy in writing and is inspired by nature, people, and the endless beauty of scenic New England. Fred and Cheryl are active in their local church and in the lives of their children and grandchildren. Dan Carsten – Illustrator For as long as he can remember, Dan knew he wanted to be an artist. Influenced by Saturday morning cartoons, he would spend hours drawing the silly stories and characters of his imagination. Today, Dan continues to bring stories and characters of all kinds to life but, he has traded in his crayons and markers for paint brushes and a graphics tablet. When not sketching and painting, Dan enjoys doing home improvement projects, skiing and watching the Boston Red Sox. Dan, a native New Englander, lives in central Connecticut with his wife, Martha, and two sons, Bennett and Eli.

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A Talking Crow!! When 12 year old Freddie discovers Inky, an American crow, sitting on the fence near the back steps of his house, it is the beginning of An Inky Summer. Read this true story and laugh as this crafty and intelligent corvid upsets neighbors and relatives with his antics.

Introducing Donna Somboonlakana, author of Wolves and the Trophic Cascade

“This was my first publishing experience. Outskirts likes to communicate via email so not feeling rushed was very calming to me. Lisa was terrific. Thanks.”

Donna Somboonlakana is an environmental engineer who met her artist husband, Oan, while serving in the U.S. Peace Corps. After 30 years, they combined their talents to produce ecological books for all ages to enjoy. Their environmentalist daughter, Asiamae, helps photograph her father’s artwork.

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Wolves were almost completely destroyed during a time in our history when people viewed them as a threat to our safety. The absence of wolves appeared to impact other wildlife and even the water quality. Now, we try to protect the remaining wolves and other endangered species.

Introducing Lillian M. Reinys, author of Sebastian’s Journey

“Dana was fantastic! Above and beyond, even taking week-end time to assist me. She’s a treasure.”

About Lillian M. Reinys: In Antarctica I spent time observing diverse penguin populations where a Gentoo penguin won my heart. As a teacher, I shared my experiences with Primary School age children. Retired, my husband and I live near Seattle.

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“Sebastian’s Journey” takes place in the Antarctic region. Sebastian, a tiny Gentoo penguin, finds himself stranded on an iceberg. With the efforts of other creatures, and Sebastian’s bravery, he is safely reunited with the penguin colony.

Introducing Karl Kronfuss, author of High Tails of High Adventure

“Leona was outstanding. I may have given up if not for her patience and help. Thank you!”

After a successful career as a custom furniture builder, Karl Kronfuss has taken a position in a mothballed uranium processing facility in an effort to kick start a new career as a writer. High Tails of High Adventure is his first book.

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The Pug, possessing considerable scholarship on the matter, speculated most republicans would evolve so as to have both eyeballs on one side of their oversized heads, similar to the Giant Flounders of the deep dark oceans. This evolution would be driven by their habit of turning their heads sideways so as to be better able to sink their teeth into the haunch of some poor unfortunate beast who has spent the better part of spring and summer, shoulder to the wheel, in the hope of putting a few extra nickels away to help tide himself through the upcoming cold and lean season.