Introducing Angela M. Ford Roberson, author of Melodies of Life

“Thanks to all of you at Outskirts Press Publishing. I am very pleased and happy with my first book and could not have done it without your help. Kudos to my Author Representative and other team members who helped my book become a success.”

Angela M. Ford Roberson was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She is the 4th sibling of 9 children. She is the mother of 2 sons, DeMarlan and DeMaurian Roberson, both reside in Shreveport. She is a very proud grandmother of 5 beautiful souls. Angela’s passion is her love for children, she works as a paraprofessional teaching pre-k students and previously worked with special needs children. Angela’s passion for life is writing poetry. Poetry with emotion. Angela loves people and her smile is contagious. “Believe in you, hang in there and Believe God, faithfully…because what is done through Him is Blessed also by Him.”

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“I Hope Your Emotions Run As Deep As Mine… Welcome to Life’s Rhythms…..” Melodies of Life is a continuous flow of life through life’s journeys. The joys, pains, sorrows, and happiness that carries our own tune, beat, or rhythmic flow of our hearts…Welcome to Emotions…Truth, insightful, inspirational, spiritual and fun…Just Believe…..

Introducing Todd Greiner, author of Miracle Man

“I have been very pleased with the publishing process. I am very pleased with the physical appearance of the book.”

Todd Greiner currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Sue. They have two adult children and one granddaughter. Todd has led a multivocational life. He has been a pastor since 1975, a pilot for over twenty-six years, a flight instructor for over twenty-three years, and a small-business owner. His passion is to glorify Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life.

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Reading this book will bring you to the point of recognizing what God has done in your life. God has miraculously worked in all our lives, and too often we do not recognize that it was His grace and mercy. Reality TV shows like, I Shouldn’t Be Alive; I Survived; Trauma: Life in the E.R.; and Untold Stories of the E.R. are exciting TV shows. Unfortunately, most of the time, luck, fate, or good fortune is credited for the miracle that happened in these people’s lives instead of God’s divine intervention. In this book, you will read the story of an ordinary man whose life was touched in an extraordinary way from the moment of conception by the sovereign hand of God.

Introducing David M. Tavernier, author of More Stories of the Rich and Famous

“As with my first title, your personnel were pleasant, knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient during the entire process.”

David M. Tavernier resides in Aiken, South Carolina, and is married to Patrice Durban Tavernier, a third-generation Aikenite. His first book, Stories of the Rich and Famous: Aiken’s Winter Colony in the Gilded Age, was selected as the Featured Book for “In Author’s Words” on July 6th 2013. In October and November 2012 it was recognized as “Top Ten in Sales” for Outskirts Press. Both titles are available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

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The reader is placed in the action as witness to the high and low events that enmeshed the country’s rich and famous in their winter playground, Aiken, South Carolina. The activities of the Astors, Iselins and Hitchcocks, among others, are restored to life offering the reader insight into their desires, joys, fears, and regrets. Each chapter delivers a riveting story about the lives and times of those who occupied the highest perches of America’s societal peaks. “Eyewitness to History and/or The Great Escape could be the title of Tavernier’s latest book, sequel to his well-received earlier work. Now the reader is also present and mesmerized as he or she watches the burning of the Highland Park Hotel, witnesses the abject horror from a lifeboat as the Titanic sinks, and is in a heartbeat with Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. as he escapes from a German POW train in World War I. Once again the author’s laidback style and imaginative approach make for easy and enjoyable reading. Highly recommended.” -Robert J. Harrington, Headmaster Emeritus, Aiken Preparatory School. More Stories of the Rich and Famous offers a wealth of stories centered around Aiken, South Carolina-a small town that attracted some of the country’s most affluent and powerful families in the 19th century and on past World War II. Based on extensive research, this collection is a fascinating piece of historical fiction featuring the rich and famous of “the Newport of the South.”

Introducing Roberta Kennedy, author of The Island

“Anna is wonderful to work with. She’s also understanding and responds to e-mails easily. I appreciate that she was a true professional and yet also friendly.”

Roberta Kennedy was born in West Virginia and raised in a small town near the Ohio River. She has traveled to all parts of the USA as well as Ireland, Scotland, and England, and currently lives in Mesa, Arizona. The Island is her first book, a culmination of her experiences and the people she met in her travels, both imagined and real.

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Joanna Kelliher is a 32-year-old missionary teacher on an island in the Indian Ocean. A devout, single mother of four adopted children, Joanna has never had a serious romantic relationship, and she believes that her chances for true love have passed her by. Along comes Ian MacDonald, a newly arrived missionary and doctor. From the moment he meets Joanna, he plans to marry her and raise her four sweet children as his own. Joanna finds herself falling in love with Ian as well, but she is cautious and shy from a childhood of abuse. And Ian has issues of his own to overcome. Their love will be tested to its limits in The Island, where the past can make or break you.

Introducing S.M. Leblond, author of Innocence Lost, Innocence Taken

“Writing Innocence Lost, Innocence Taken was a life long dream come true. This is my first experience with self-publishing and I couldn’t have done it without the help and assistance of Outskirts Press. From the initial first contact, all my questions and concerns were handled in a timely manner. I was assisted with book interior decisions as well as book cover decisions.”

S.M. Leblond lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and family.

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Innocent lives are forever changed when a summer romance turns into a twenty year journey through the dark underbelly of Human Trafficking. One man will risk everything to find and rescue his brother. A past love will search for answers among dangerous questions. Leaving all involved mentally and physically scarred.

Introducing Deanna Nese, author of Shelter in Place

“After extensive research, I chose Outskirts Press and I am eternally grateful that I did. I like that I can keep control of my story. From the initial contact, I had very positive feelings. I feel that your team really listened to what I wanted, my vision, and what I could afford. I am really pleased with the cover and text and have had so many compliments on it. I had no idea how the interior format should look so I trusted your production team and was not disappointed. It looks and feels professional. I also am really happy with the bookmarks, a beautiful marketing tool.”

Deanna Nese has an MA in Multicultural Education from California State University Dominguez Hills. She teaches English and History to middle school students. Her Flash Fiction has been published in the VC Reporter. Her short story, “Mother” (an excerpt from her novel, “Shelter in Place”) has been published in Fandemonium 2014. She lives with her husband and two children in Ventura County, California. She can be contacted at nesedeanna@gmail.com

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Would you offer a stranger a hand up? In this compelling debut novel, a young woman finds herself alone and in need. She reaches out to three strangers asking them to put their faith to the test and what transpires will transform them all. Through snapshots in time we glimpse into the lives of four ordinary women who committed to trust in God and each other. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to programs that support women and children in need.

Introducing Chris Adams Kalima, author of From Darkness to Light

“I am grateful that my book is published and the quality of the book is very high standard. It has attracted many authors who are looking to switch to Outskirts Press. I want to say thank you to Bridget who laid a strong foundation for me to love Outskirts Press and Lisa who was there for me until the book was published. Thank you.”

Chris Adams Kalima’s father, who used to be a devoted Buddhist, made a vow to dedicate the child he had yet not seen, because at the time he made a vow he was still a single man. The first born was a girl. He couldn’t send her to the monastery. The second born-my brother-was not accepted. I am the third. After looking at the wheel of prophecy I was accepted at the age of seven, and was taken to the monastery. The journey took 90 days on foot. I had become the first black person to study at Lao-Tzumayana Monastery. At a tender age I qualified as a master in the Buddhist tradition of Kung Fu, graduated in the school of mysteries, studied the six most secret arts, trained in the highest order of monks and qualified as a priest, to mention a few accomplishments. I was the 76th monk to enter into the Death Tunnel. All 75 students were assigned to enter into the Death Tunnel after ten years of study. In 750 years, not one monk came out. I was the first monk to emerge alive from the Death Tunnel, after staying inside for six months. This is far from elevating the devil and his kingdom, but more about highlighting how far the mercies and grace of God can go to free a man from the claws and jaws of the devil.

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Six Months in the Death Tunnel. Christopher Kalima at a tender age was sent to a Buddhist monastery in Tibet, where he was trained as a monk. He was the first black person to study at Lao-Tzumayana Monastery. Historians say the monastery was built in BC. He attained a higher level in Buddhism and became the first black person to be a high priest in Buddhism. After serving for 27 years as a Buddhist priest he had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He was given the mandate by the Lord Jesus Christ to go and scatter the burning coals to all the nations, so that the thicket closing the people will be burnt and they would return to the Lord Jesus Christ.