Introducing Patricia Little-McCrain, author of How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss? Finding That Prince/Princess: Stories About Online Dating

“From the moment I decided to use Outskirts Press, I knew that I would be very satisfied. My Publishing Consultant was so very helpful and my Author Representative walked me through the process.
I thanks both these ladies for the great job they did for me. This was my second book and I decided to use this company instead of the one that I used for my first book.
I am currently working on a third book about my sleepy little town and will be contacting Outskirts Press again.”

Patricia Little-McCrain was born Patricia Ann McCrain in Flushing, New York, and was raised in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York. When she was ten, she and her family moved to Stuart, Florida. After graduating from Martin County High School in Stuart, Patricia worked as a hairdresser for twenty-five years. She also raised dogs for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and started her own dog care business. She is currently working for the Martin County School District with the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program. Patricia has also worked as a volunteer for many years, and is a volunteer for the Humane Society’s Foster Program. Patricia has two fantastic sons, Nicholas and Dar, and a beautiful daughter-in-law Sarah. Patricia also has two beautiful grandbabies named Camryn and Reese. Patricia wrote her first book, Men Really are From Mars, about her experiences with online dating. Her second book, How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, incorporates other people’s stories-both good and bad-with a few more of her own as well. Patricia is currently working on a third book about the quiet little town of Port Salerno, Florida, the Manatee Pocket, and local Tiki bars and the people that frequent them. If you would like to contact her, she would love to hear from you. Contact information for the author: Website – www.menfrommarsbook.com Website – www.howmanyfrogsdowehavetokiss.com Facebook – Patricia Little-McCrain Email – menreallyrfrommars@yahoo.com Twitter – Patricia L/McCrain @trisha5911

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In Men Really are From Mars, I shared my trials and tribulations with online dating as an older woman. Since publishing my first book, I have been contacted by men and women from all over the United States telling me their stories with the online dating world, and in How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, I share many of those stories with you. Of course, I have added a few of my more recent experiences as well. Some of the stories are heart-warming, some are cautionary tales, and some are just hilarious! Online dating should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, and as you will read, for some folks it was, but for others, it was a disaster. All of these stories are from the heart, and I have gone through it all so that, hopefully, my readers can avoid heartache and scams. The phrase “Take it from someone who’s been there” sums it up pretty well! My journey with online dating continues…

Introducing Sharon D. Green, author of Torn Bible

“My publishing experience was amazing and so professional. Everyone I worked with throughout the process was attentive and helpful. Every email was answered in a timely manner and courteously. The finished product, my book, looks beautiful. I’ve gotten nothing but great compliments. I would gladly recommend anyone I know to Outskirts for their publishing needs.”

Sharon Green is an author and freelance writer. She’s a Bible teacher and a sexual/domestic abuse advocate. Sharon has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from DePaul University and currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Urban Leadership from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sharon resides in Chicago, IL

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Love and Grace – The Enemies of Religion and Abuse! Torn Bible is a brutally honest and thought provoking memoir of perseverance, resilience, and redemption. It is a look into a life plagued by sexual, domestic, church abuse, and mental illness. Sharon takes you on a very personal journey into her pursuit of love and acceptance. Her life takes many twists and turns through fear, trauma, and the fog of religion and legalism in her quest to know Jesus and His love for her. It is a story permeated by the love and loyalty of one family, while chasing love and acceptance from another. It is a story of a transformed heart and a developing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharon brilliantly tells her story, with humility and boldness. Torn Bible is truly riveting and astonishing.

Introducing Norm Olson, author of Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

“If I publish another book, I will choose Outskirts Press.”

Norm Olson is a retired FBI Agent and lives in Tucson, Arizona. He can be found most days on the golf links of Tucson.

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Murder and Betrayal Run Rampant! Marc Ryder is a government agent of a little known agency, Defense Foreign Liaison, known as DFL, based in Long Beach, California. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife becomes entangled with Panamanian drug smugglers. Ryder is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. His job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. The FBI recruits him to travel to Mexico and reach out to his old friend in the Policia Federales. A hired female assassin, known only as The Bolivian enters the story and makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Ryder returns to Long Beach and starts a new life only to be thrown back into the guns sights of a new unperceived foe and The Bolivian.

Introducing Jerad P. Bisson, author of Shining Christs Light

“Lisa was really good. This is my second book that I have published with Outskirts Press and Lisa listened to all of my needs and wants. Now, I have a second book that will help many people. Thank you Outskirts Press.”

Jerad P. Bisson is a tradesman by day and a writer by night. He is a husband, a father and a published author. He is a devout man of God who is dedicated to helping others by serving Christ and Christ’s Church. It is through his personal life experiences and his dedication to Jesus and the scriptures that this book was born. It is his greatest hope that many people who are searching for God can come to rely on him by using the principles that Jerad has created in this book. “It is with God and only with God that we can accomplish all things, therefore we must not exclude him from the smallest matters of our lives, to the greatest. Our relationship with Christ should be intimate and life giving. It is by falling in his arms and trusting in what he taught and what he promised. That we may truly learn how to live the life that God has designed for us to live.” “Glory To God in the Highest”

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Love Your Enemies. All of us have people in our lives that we feel are impossible to deal with. They just won’t be nice to us or respect us in anyway no matter how kind we are to them. whether it be a family member, a coworker, someone you go to school with or even someone whom you have just met. For some reason they just don’t care about you. Jesus calls us all, to love all people, especially our enemies. How then can we love those who are always putting us down? Jesus teaches us that there is no credit in only loving those who love you back (Luke 6:32 KJV). The merit is received when we love the ones who don’t love us at all. How then can we love someone that wants to hurt us? Christ has given us his teaching that we should all love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those that hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use us, and persecute us. This seems somewhat impossible, but anything is possible with God. When we rely on all that Christ has taught us and fall back on his love for us, we can do anything, we can change the world. This book contains nine practical principles on how to love your enemies. It is by applying these principles in our daily life, that our lives will get better and we will learn how to deal with those people who hate us and those who just down right ruin our day. Each of these principles has been derived from Christ’s teachings of how we should love our enemies. These nine principles are a fundamental approach to a Christ centered life, that makes you Christ’s light in the world. By applying these nine principles in your daily life. You will find that most of the people who don’t care about you, will start to care about you more and those who continue to treat you badly wont bother you at all. It is through Christ That we are saved and through Christ’s teachings that we learn how to live a life that is worthy of Heaven. So, let’s use a practical approach to this issue and ask Jesus for his grace, to learn these new behaviors. So that we may shine Christ’s light in the darkest of places.

Introducing Beverly Ann White, author of Joel’s Wife

“My author representative was great!”

Beverly Ann White is the author of three memoirs: Death Is A Place, a chronicle of the year of mourning subsequent to the death of two of her daughters, Sassafras, A Quilt Journal, a love story about a divorce, and Preacher’s Kid, sharing more than you want to know about a dysfunctional family in a series of parsonages. Joel’s Wife is the fictional account of a polygamous family that lives and loves in northern Utah. Beverly is a magna cum laude graduate of Whitman College at which she is inordinately proud to have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She lives in Oregon with her husband and three aged and overweight dogs.

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In 1991 it was not safe for polygamous families to reveal to the public the practice of their religion but, when a woman traveling across the continent turned on the television in her motel room that night, there they were. The husband was seated on a chair surrounded by his wives, one of which was the daughter of the oldest wife. Spellbound, she stared at the screen while quietly declaring, “I know you. I know where you are from. I know your stories.” The televised documentary followed the family through their nightly dinner in the barn activity room and showcased the family activities, which involved singing and reading aloud to the children. It explored their family structure including what appeared to be an annual crop of babies. When the woman was settled in her new home in Oregon she began each day at her typewriter, releasing the control of the keys to the women who lived and loved in the polygamous family in rural Utah. She daily emerged completely mesmerized by their stories and by her demotion from author to spectator and typist. It is their story and they tell it. They are Joel’s wives.

Introducing Pat Jameson, author of Return to Juniper

“The process was smooth and moved steadily forward.”

Pat Jameson was born to a family of ranchers in eastern Oregon near Burns and worked as a teenager on his uncle’s ranch in Drewsey. He worked for forty years in the automotive and truck stop industry and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. Return to Juniper is the fourth novel in a series about the fictional community of Juniper, in the high desert country of the northern Great Basin.

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A retired aerospace scientist returns to the remote desert town of his youth, where he seeks to unlock the mysteries of his dreams and perhaps his past. When retired aerospace scientist Kenny Young begins to experience bewildering dreams that appear vaguely familiar, intuition compels him to return to his home town of Juniper, where he hopes to perhaps find answers to the riddles that haunt him. The year is 2016 and Kenny and his wife Linda travel from their home in the East to the small high desert town in a secluded corner of the Northwest, where Kenny grew up and from which he moved away fifty-seven years ago after high school. During his sojourn, Kenny learns much about his haunting past, where he witnessed a fantastic spaceship landing in 1956.

Introducing Robert D. Easton, author of Sailing Around the World In 300 Days

“I have just written my fourth book entitled Sailing Around the World in 300 Days: The Last World Cruise of the Yankee Trader. This was my first experience writing a book electronically since I had no cell phone or computer knowledge. So I bought a cell phone and with the patient help of my Author Rep and some hard working and patient local librarians in Sacramento, we were finally able to complete the book in late August. My book is an attempt to recapture some of the places and names from bygone days. It will be an enjoyable read for everyone who likes ships, oceans and travel.”

Robert D. Easton is a native of the state of Washington. He earned two liberal arts degrees from Central Washington State College at Ellensburg, Washington and has done postgraduate work at colleges in California. Even though classified as a veteran of the Korean War, he served only in Europe and in Stateside army posts as a teletype operator and message center clerk for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during 1953 and 1954. At various periods in his life, he has worked as a custodian, section hand, truck driver, newspaper reporter, schoolteacher, technical writer, landscape technician, parks maintenance worker, nurseryman, salesman, public school classified employee, warehouseman, and computer assembler. His latest employment is serving as foster grandparent in an elementary school in Sacramento California. His article, about Jack London, placed 22nd (out of 100) in the 1974 Writer’s Digest Article Contest. He has written nonfiction articles for Air California, National Humane Review, Horse and Rider, Sacramento Magazine, and Good Old Days magazines. The Hibiscus Press (In A Nutshell) of Sacramento, California, has published four of his short stories. In May, 1978, he published a book of nostalgia entitled Tales from the Palouse Country and in 2004, a memoir entitled Beyond the Palouse. In 2009, he wrote a paperback entitled, Cobwebs, Echoes, and Footprints. He lives in Sacramento and has four grown children and six grandchildren.

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This book is a narration, written by the author, about a 31,000 nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe by the ship, Yankee Trader. In the early days of February 1979, Easton embarked on this voyage joined by approximately 75 other passengers, plus about 20 crew members. During this 300-day adventure, the Trader visited 61 ports and sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans as well as the Caribbean sea. Yankee Trader, on this, its last trip, also crossed the Equator four times, the International dateline, and the Greenwich meridian once each. This was largely an island hopping voyage, enjoyed by many in the group who were engaged in the exploration, fishing, scuba and skin diving, meeting Islanders, savoring other cultures, and sailing into many beautiful sunsets.

“Avast, me hearties, let us splice the mainbrace, raise our glasses high and shout hurrah for the everlasting majesty and glory of the tall ships.” – Robert D. Easton, author