Introducing Bruce LaChance, author of Lost and Found In Alaska: A True Story of Survival and Miracles on Kodiak Island…and Elsewhere

“I felt I was in good hands from start to finish. It took me 55yrs to get this done, and you guys made it easy. Thank You.”

Now seventy-seven years old, Bruce LaChance divides his time between his summer home in Maine and his winter residence in Florida. Clean and sober since 1994, Mr. LaChance remains forever grateful to the HELP Program and Fellowship, as well as family and friends, for his ability to live, love, and enjoy life one day at a time. Self-diagnosed with dyslexia, he enlisted the help of friend and novelist Michael A. Milardo to write his story.

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In 1964, while serving as a radioman in the United States Navy on Kodiak Island, Alaska, twenty-one-year-old Joseph Bruce LaChance set out to hunt one of nature’s most fearsome creatures-a giant Kodiak brown bear. Expecting to return to the naval base after a three-day expedition, instead LaChance suddenly found himself lost in the wilderness for ten days without a compass, map, or any other means of guidance, while running out of food. With his chances for survival near zero, LaChance had only his undaunting perseverance and faith, both in himself and God, to overcome death’s odds. His struggle to survive, however, did not end on Kodiak Island. Thirty years later, he would face another life or death struggle while again lost and alone, but in a different kind of wilderness-alcoholism. LaChance’s miraculous story provides a profound lesson for us all, not only in how to survive, but to live our lives with love and dignity, at peace with both ourselves and what we conceive as our own Higher Power.

Introducing Eric B, author of Cult of Steiphen: Night Crusaders Series Episode 1

“Communication was swift and timely, recommendations were informed and helpful, and the publishing process overall was smooth. Mostly, it’s great just knowing I am working with a publisher who is handling the details to the point where the author doesn’t need to worry. Thank you once again, Outskirts Press!”

Eric B is an enthusiast of action, adventure and superhero drama, and considers himself observant of human nature. He has published two books, that provide a unique look at volunteerism and public transportation. Eric B lives in the Midwest, loves to travel and always experiments with new passions and hobbies.

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A new law has come to town, and its name is VENGEANCE! As the governorship of the province of Nordia is seized by a narcissistic despot, the Fight for Right Provincial Chapter finds itself on the receiving end of reprehensible persecution. Out of the struggle for justice and equity arises a faction that has broken apart from the Province Chapter of Fight for Right, called “Knights of Justice.” Led by a charismatic but wrathful young minister named Steiphen Silas, the Knights use aggressive rhetoric and barbaric violence in their attempt to attain moral propriety. The clash of the provincial government, Fight for Right, the Knights of Justice and the provincial commonfolk results in a great disturbance of an otherworldly nature, the results of which could conceivably doom and consume the entire province of Nordia…for good! And yet there may be one hope. Just when all seems to be lost, North America’s most famous superheroes of the third millennium – the Night Crusaders – ride their hovercycles into the province of Nordia, just in time. But the superb duo has quite the challenge ahead of them. The Night Crusaders eventually discover they are the only ones standing between vacuous followers of dubious leaders and the forces corroding the province. With colliding powers and bloodshed on one side and mystic stabilizing forces on the other, is there any hope that the Night Crusaders can quell the impending doom? Can Nordia be saved, and in time?

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of Special Means

“This is the fourth novel I have published with Outskirts Press. The reason for that is simple – without question, they are the absolute best in the wilderness of independent publishers. The OP teams I have worked with are a great bunch of professionals who know their business exceedingly well and made this latest novel the absolute best it could be. None better.”

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent in the conduct of global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; MA from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland, MD. He is a member of the Authors Guild and lives in Colorado with his family.

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CIA agents must play catch-up in order to stop powerful men in Homeland Security and the Defense Department from overthrowing the President and his administration. Escalating gang violence in Denver, Colorado, and in other large U.S. cities captures the attention of the first term President. He wants a solution, and he wants it NOW – but legislation takes years. The Director of Homeland Security suggests that the remedy to the deteriorating situation may be a highly classified program deep within the special charter of FEMA known as Annex K. This deep-black program, nicknamed STARDUST, would be executed beneath the heaviest cloak of secrecy and without the informed consent of Congress. When the CIA sends Agent Dave McClure to Denver to investigate inexplicable lethal violence being waged with advanced weaponry against organized street gangs, McClure discovers that what has been unleashed is a sinister solution far worse than the problem. He unearths a nightmarish plot to do much more than eliminate gangs in America – rather, it’s an attempt to seize the military district of Washington and overthrow the federal government. McClure’s own life is now at especially high risk, and the CIA must act quickly and with overwhelming force. But time is short…and the clock is ticking!

Introducing David G. Fambrough, author of The Darker Side of Hope

“I am greatly pleased with my published book. My Author Representative was encouraging, supportive, and appropriately challenging when I stalemated. This was my first book, so the insights gained are beneficial should I choose to publish again.”

David Fambrough is a graduate of Mobile College, Mobile, AL, and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He is a board certified chaplain, with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc., an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains. His 30 years of ministry experience have taken him, as a sojouner, into the life crises of others in a hospice and hospitals and into pulpits in Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina. David and Sandra, his wife, currently reside in North Carolina, where he serves as a bi-vocational pastor. In 2018, he retired, as a staff chaplain, from one of the state’s largest medical centers. The Darker Side of Hope is his debut book.

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Making Meaning Through Life’s Difficult Challenges. The concept of hope is that something better awaits us in the future, so we must trek through the darker side of life until the brighter hope is realized. Discovering a path out of the darkness can be hard work. We aren’t always blessed with adequate illumination or insight, and there are both rewards and pitfalls along the way. The Darker Side of Hope offers valuable insights for navigating this journey and gravitating toward the brighter side of HOPE. Are you ready? Let’s start walking together!

Introducing George Rollie Adams, author of South of Little Rock

“I like the way my book turned out. I am a commercially published author and I have a number of friends who are writers and editors and at least three who are looking to self-publish.”

George Rollie Adams is president and CEO emeritus at Strong National Museum of Play, author of General William S. Harney: Prince of Dragoons, and coauthor of Nashville: A Pictorial History. He is a native of southern Arkansas and a former teacher with graduate degrees in history and education.

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South of Little Rock is a story of love, hate, fear, and courage as the residents of a small town in southern Arkansas deal with social change in 1957. Sam Tate is a white merchant, councilman, and widower who dotes on his two children and has not given much thought to how black people live. He only wants to play baseball with them. Becky Reeves is an unmarried northerner who ignores a warning from her mother and comes south to teach. Ida Belle Tate is a strong-willed woman who loves quilting and helping raise her grandchildren and dislikes blacks and Yankees. Life changes for all of them when Governor Faubus resists the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School and President Eisenhower sends troops to ensure it. While national authority clashes with states’ rights in Little Rock, an ambitious newspaper editor and a bigoted minister fan racial hatred in Unionville. Amid cross burnings, White Citizens’ Council meetings, and all manner of ruminating, speculating, and sermonizing among townsfolk, white and black, at home, work, and church, Sam questions old ways, Ida Belle clings to tradition, and Becky angers parents and school officials. The unrest brings Sam and Becky together then stands between them. “Remarkably relevant to society today.” – Charles Phillips, coauthor of What Every American Should Know about American History. “Meticulously researched. Crisply rendered. Smartly constructed.” – Scott Eberle, blogger for Psychology Today. “Adams creates realistic characters and dialogue like a master playwright.” – Don Daglow, Emmy-winning author of The Fog Seller: A San Francisco Mystery.

Introducing Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E., author of Words to Live By

“Thank you Outskirts Press for your assistance and support! The Support Team, from the outset along with the review team have made my book publication possible. From the day I submitted my manuscript, to the day I received the email that my manuscript was accepted, and most important, the day I received the email notification that my book is published, has been an excellent journey with great support. Details were reviewed, and the process for author corrections was well done and very smooth. This is a day that was long in coming. Thanks to the team at Outskirts Press, that help made my book and official day of publication possible. Today, I add Author to my Vitae and professional credentials. WE MADE IT!”

Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E. maintains a professional energy and management consulting practice serving clients in the commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental sectors. He has been actively involved in the energy field focused on designing various energy management programs and systems, applications of energy rates, and environmental programs throughout his entire professional career. Mr. Kogut has published a number of papers on the subject of energy. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in several states, currently holds a number of certifications in the energy field, and is an active instructor in the energy field. Mr. Kogut is also listed in several Who’s Who publications, and is a recipient of a number of energy awards and honors, including induction into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Managers’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Kogut has received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Detroit, and has also received a Ph.D. from Lacrosse University in Engineering Management. His outside interests include golf, wine, and fine dining, along with professional, social, and community activities. Personal interests include history related readings, along with readings associated with individuals involved with contributions to science, engineering, world activities, and personal endeavors. Mr. Kogut enjoys the application of variations on words and its uses in the English language.

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Words and phrases to reflect on, with the thought of thinking on ways to apply them to our daily lives. Words have become a basic form of communication in society. Taking the time to take a look at a play on words, and interesting statements by some notable Notables. Reflections on these interesting words and phrases compilation, may open up a world of thought and possible inspiration at some points in our lives today and tomorrow.

Introducing Janice N. Chapman, author of Poems With No Place To Go

“I recommend Outskirts Press to anyone in need of a publisher. I am proud to consider Outskirts Press MY publisher.”

Janice N. Chapman was born in Woodward, Oklahoma in 1941. She was raised in northwest Oklahoma just south and west of Laverne, Oklahoma. She now lives in Harper, Kansas, where she owns a small non-profit thrift shop, The Prairie Angel.

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This nostalgic collection of poems is a reminiscent episode of peoples lives. Both factual and fictional circumstances flow through the written verses of Janice N. Chapman’s poetry. This book belongs in everyone’s collection! Give family and friends a copy of it as a gift. And remember there are more books from this author on Amazon.com!

Introducing Tess Kossow, author of I’m Very Ferris: A Child’s Story about In Vitro Fertilization

“Outskirts Press assisted me in turning my career dream into a reality. I’m Very Ferris became a real, tangible book for children to fall in love with as a beautifully illustrated story that only Outskirts Press could produce. I highly recommend this company for all authors ready to make their mark on the world through a book.”

Tess Kossow is following her entrepreneurial dream with her editorial passion which allows her to be closer to husband, Dan, their son, Ferris, and loyal pup, Mr Big. With approximately one in eight couples experiencing infertility, the topic of IVF is more and more relevant in today’s society. Children, as much as adults, deserve the knowledge of understanding this dedicated process of reproduction, lovingly told through the life of a child.

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Families are made every day, in many ways! Meet Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about his entrance into the world. Told from a child’s point of view, “I’m Very Ferris” gently explains infertility through in vitro fertilization and celebrates the miracle of Ferris’ birth in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book. So join Ferris as he kicks off this refreshingly honest children’s series with an introduction to IVF and what his mama and dad experienced so that they, too, could have a baby of their very own!

Introducing Berhane Aradom Tedla, author of The New You Is Not Yet Discovered

“I am thrilled that I have published with Outskirt Press, which turned out to be a wonderful experience. I am grateful to my Author Representative for her guidance. She was very knowledgeable, amiable, supportive, and understanding. Now, I am looking forward to publish my next book with Outskirts Press.”

Berhane Aradom Tedla has a B.A. in Educational Administration and M.A. in Educational Economy and Management. Before 2011, he had been teaching education courses at the University of Asmara and Eritrea Institute of Technology, and philosophy and psychology courses at Asmara Catholic Theological Institute, Eritrea. He has also written and published some academic articles and more than twenty-five short articles on Ezinearticles.com about leadership and happiness. His writings are directed toward motivating, challenging, and transforming people of any age to discover their inherent talents. He believes that failure in life is a by-product of the failure to accept challenges and improve oneself. This book is a challenge for a new vision, transformation, and a younger world.

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Some of us are graceful, and some of us are clumsy. Some of us are brilliant, while some of us struggle to keep up. However, we are all born unique, extraordinarily rich, and endowed with treasures of inner power. Simply put, you are a divine gift, an accumulation of potentials waiting to bloom. Nothing can contain you. You are a citizen of the cosmos, and you have the power to be new each new day. You are the solution; now, what is the problem? The new you is the seed of the future, the promise of a new life. Everything is with you and for you, but you have to take the journey and discover the new you. Shake off the old you and wake up the new! This is the voyage of self-realization and your entire life assignment. I’m the new me. You’re the new you. Therefore, we are all the new us.

Introducing Neil Oldridge, author of Stuff I Remember: A Memoir 80 Years in the Making

“As an old, techno-idiot, I was particularly pleased with the technical support offered by my Author Representative and the staff. Well done and thanks to all concerned.”

Starting in rural roots, Neil Oldridge spent a lifetime as an international business executive and Middle East firearms manufacturer. His insights, as shared in tales of hunting, fishing, travel, family and human nature, reflect a lifetime of observations and experiences on why we labor and how we play.

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“Stuff I Remember” is a collection of recollections about living and playing around the globe. From small town America through Navy service and Viet Nam, to a career filled with outdoor adventures, this book is sure to entertain, inform and amuse the reader with stories of growing up, life and living.