Introducing Jackie Fischer, author of The Lost Branch

“Outskirts Press, especially my author representative guided me through the process with the utmost professionalism and quality service. She not only communicated with me but also my cousins in Italy with regards to completing The Lost Branch, a book that we will treasure and share with the world forever. We also want to thank Outskirts Press for having welcomed our ideas, allowing my cousin and us to make this book in collaboration. They were available at any time to communicate with us and to constantly provide us with great advice. The Lost Branch has come out magnificently thanks to Outskirts Press! We are so excited to share with Italy as well…Marialuisa and Francesca Paladino. I am so proud to have chosen Outskirts Press and I will continue to recommend them to future authors. Thank you again Outskirts Press, we couldn’t have found our Lost Branch without you. You are amazing!”

Jackie Fischer “The General” is 46 years old and lives in Coram, New York. She is a full time Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation for the past 20 years. She is married and has one son. Her interests include hiking, skiing, playing piano, tennis, and walking her dog Woody. She loves to travel when her time allows. About of Marialuisa (illustrator) “Giggles” Marialuisa is 21 years old. She lives in Petrosino, Sicily. She graduated in the top two percent of her High School, Geometra. Her expertise in English earned her a trip of a lifetime to study in England. With her passion for learning and her interests of photography, illustrating, and music, she will one day find her dream career. She loves spending time with her family, friends and enjoys all animals. Traveling and visiting the United States has always been her dream.

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The story of my Sicily connection is fun to tell. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about Sicily, and how our family in America reconnected with our relatives across the sea. There were two brothers that were separated at a young age because of the strict rules of immigration back in the early 1900’s. A hundred years later, a reunion of two families finally took place. There were sad times, happy adventures and special moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

Introducing William A. Carlson, author of From Delicate Lily Pads to Sculptured Peaks

“Lisa, my first contact with Outskirts as my Publishing Consultant was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, knowing who to get answers from as I asked her so MANY questions. A BIG thanks to her!”

Born and raised in Moline, Illinois, William A. Carlson received a B.S. degree in Geology from Augustana College (Ill.) followed by his M.S. degree from University of Kansas. He married the love of his life, Christine in 1952; has three children and four grandchildren and has been a resident of Colorado since 1974.

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John Fielder, American landscape photographer, conservationist and nature writer says: “If I am making photographs of nature as fine as Bill Carlson does when I am at 87, I will be a happy man.” AND, if there were words to express the true definition of beauty, one might be able to describe the photography you will find in this collection: FROM DELICATE LILY PADS TO SCULPTURED PEAKS: Landscape Photography with Verse Impressions from North America, Scandinavia, and New Zealand by William A. (Bill) Carlson. As the artist describes the process he has experienced, we might come a little closer to conceiving the concepts. “It is the development of a consciousness-the sensitivity-of the environment that I attempt to capture in each photograph. I search for elements and patterns of simplicity, spaciousness and sensory response. The interplay of light and shadow.” Bill Carlson’s career in geology led him to photography. While performing field and management assignments for oil, mining and utility companies, he became cognizant of the intricate landforms and abstract patterns in Nature. The desire to capture what he saw became difficult to ignore and he began taking photographs with both 120 and 35mm format film cameras. Finding “just the right vantage point” was always well worth the effort. Bill’s photography has received numerous awards and publication credits. His color photograph “DOCK” received first place recognition in a field of 6,000 International entries, a competition sponsored by the Famous Photographers School, Westport, Connecticut, and the Hartford Insurance Company. His first collection of black and white photographs with accompanying verse-A Walk Through Mountain, Meadow, Marsh and Woodland-was published in 2001. The photographs included in this book were taken during the period 1960 to 2012.

Introducing Ricardo U. Murph, author of 4 Secrets To Be Free in Christ

“Process was very quick. Exceeded my expectations. The custom cover overwhelmed me with its quality. My Author Representative kept me on task and would not let me drop the ball. Kindly persistent.”

For Ricardo U. Murph, writing a book was only a dream until he completed his study with the Wise School of Ministry, Columbus, Ohio, with Dr. C. Dexter Wise III. This book is based on the manuscript he wrote at the conclusion of his coursework, incorporating his passion for Bible study and his love of hymns and gospel music. Ricardo currently serves as a teacher for a Small Group Bible Study and helps to coordinate the other Small Group Bible Studies at Faith Ministries Church. Ricardo has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Spanish from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio. He is an avid reader and bowler, loves to travel, and participates in different charitable events. Ricardo and his wife have two adult sons.

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4 Secrets to Be Free in Christ is a study of salvation based on four simple words-grace, propitiation, justification, and redemption. These four words will show how we have been freed from the wrath of God, the power of sin, and the power of Satan through salvation. This study uses the scriptures to explore each of the words in depth and to explain the various aspects of salvation. With engaging stories and songs to enhance understanding of these powerful terms, 4 Secrets to Be Free in Christ is easy to read and nicely paced. At the end of your reading, you will have a new appreciation of the price Christ paid by giving His life so that we can have eternal life-free from the bondage of sin.

Introducing Diana Carter, author of Broken Promises: Shattered Dreams

“I was so impressed with the services received from Outskirts Press. I had a wonderful publishing experience and can’t wait to publish my next book.”

Diana Carter, after managing a home-based business providing business services to students and small business owners, found writing enlightening. She is presently working on the sequel to Broken Promises. Diana holds a Master degree in Management from University of Phoenix and working towards her DBA in Organizational Leadership at Walden University.

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Emily Ann Simmons-Blackstone had it all-a supportive husband, two wonderful children, two great siblings, and the most awesome best friend a person could ever have. Then on a cold fall morning the unthinkable happened, her husband the man she loved for almost three decades died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Emily and her children were saved by the grace of God and her best friend since they were eleven years old Arlene Simone Jacobs. Emily and Arlene’s personalities were like night and day but they got along famously and supported each other through thick and thin. Almost a decade after losing her husband Emily decided to move on with her life and then walked in handsome attorney David Lee Redmond. David brought the love back into Emily’s life that she though she would never feel again. At odds from the beginning Arlene and David did not like to share Emily’s affections so stuck in the middle Emily had to find a middle ground. Before that could happen tragedy struck and once again Emily was stuck in the middle of her new love and best friend. From sadness, to love, to disbelief this story of family support and friendship proves there can be peace after one have lived through broken promises and shattered dreams.

Introducing Ronald Montgomery, author of No Turning Back

“The beginning of my writing journey began on Carmel Beach, in California. That journey changed direction when I discovered Outskirts Press – when I decided to put my poetry into print. I selected Outskirts based on a number of factors – value, quality and responsiveness. I have remained with Outskirts Press because they have proven their worth to me over a period of seven years and seven books. Each book project has been part of my development. In the beginning, I knew a little about self-publishing and the processes. After seven books, my expectations are validated by experience, and my anticipation is whetted by positive past Outskirt Press performance. The most valuable part of the process has been the coaching and support provided by the publishing professionals assigned to my projects. What could have been painfully slow and grueling to a novice was pleasant and speedy.”

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“Because I didn’t know what I didn’t know, ‘not doing’ was never a consideration. Because I didn’t know that communicating through poetry was a particular skill that required knowledge of the rules and tradition, I never considered not beginning this adventure. I’ve spent some time watching my children grow up and realized that until they are imprisoned by words like limits, rules and boundaries, they are unfettered creators. When I write, I call on my childlike nature as I explore life’s experiences. More often than not, I walk away from my work with fresh perspectives. I have now arrived at this point, where the starting point is out of sight. The goal of the ‘High Calling’ is visible, but the journey is far from over.”

Introducing Jo D. Tanenbaum, author of Crooks and Canes: Bible, Bebop & Beyond

“Jamie is the best rep ever. She’s kind, attentive, and punctual. I have a third book ready to go.”

Jo D. Tanenbaum is a retired teacher of French and lives it up with her family and a staff in Los Angeles, California.

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Everything Returns. The cane evolved. It was no longer just a support. It became a sign of authority, dignity, wealth, and power. And then the cane became an accessory. So we see around us that change is inevitable. We adapt to the change and then we invent and go beyond. First the Beatles, then Elvis, then Jay Z and next? We invent, create, improvise, and go beyond. This book walks through the colorful history of canes from the Bible to Bebop, and Beyond. How about coming along?

Introducing Asif Anwar, MD, author of Fainting Pulse: ICU Chronicles

“This is my second book. The staff at Outskirts Press have been phenomenal in all aspects of publication. Highly recommend Outskirts Press as a publishing company.”

Dr. Asif Anwar MD, MS, FCCP graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, with Internal Medicine residency training at the University of New Jersey and at Saint Louis University. He completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine from SLUH in 2008. In affiliation with the US Air Force, Dr. Anwar is also a Lieutenant Colonel at 128th ARW, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a Flight Surgeon, in the arena of USAF Aerospace Medicine and has worked with the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) with 934th Airlift Wing at Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Anwar is currently affiliated with the United Hospital System in Kenosha, WI, and was awarded the Red Cross Brave Hearts-Military Award for his humanitarian aid work in Nepal after the earthquake of 2015. He is also the recipient of USAF-ANG, Clinical Excellence Award.

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Unlike other fields of medicine, with their occasional “oddities,” the Intensive Care Unit sets the stage for a steady stream of unique medical challenges and patients who don’t fit a standard profile. Fainting Pulse is a compelling compilation of stories based on these real-life cases-and told by the doctor who lived them. While some patients come and go from critical care quickly and uneventfully, others leave a permanent mark on their caregiver’s souls. Among the dramatic stabbings, shootings, and freak car crashes, there are stories of exceptional patients and exceptional circumstances. Fainting Pulse shares some of these stories-from a woman struck by lightning to a man whose toothpick habit is nearly fatal; from swine flu to maggot therapy-with compassion, respect, and a healthy dose of humor.