Introducing Susan Brougher, author of The Strongest Bond

“Very professional. Available at all times to help me with the process. This was my first experience with publishing. My book turned out beautifully. Outskirts Press is a cohesive talented team to work with. I feel that I am only part way there … next I need to get people to read my book. I anticipate your marketing plans will be helpful too. Outskirts Press has so much to offer! Thank you.”

Susan Brougher is a professional nurse. As a nurse and writer, she created written training manuals, speech presentations, and recommendations for Army Nurse Corps applicants. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Bridgette.


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Sensitive and shy, with a rich inner world full of golden dreams, Susan spent her childhood relying on the grounding and guidance of her mother’s love. But when Susan was just twelve years old, her life was broken apart in a way that would change her forever. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and two years later, she left an empty seat at the table, and an empty place in her family that nothing else could fill. Without a center, the family began to change; Susan’s relationships with her siblings and her father unraveled and knitted back together in an unfamiliar shape. Bereft, disconsolate, and profoundly alone, Susan navigated adolescence as best she could without her mother’s wisdom and comfort…but the ache of that lost love remained with her. For many years, Susan searched for answers, but most of all, she wanted to hear someone say, “I know what you mean. I felt that way too, when my mother died.” The years went by. She never heard those words. But now, the feelings and experiences she kept buried for so long have found a voice in this beautiful, transparent, and soul-searching book. This is not just the story of Susan and her mother…it is the lyrical elegy of the world’s loss, and the humanity’s heartbreak. This is Susan’s story, and it is your story.

Introducing D.L. McLaughlin, author of The Beautiful Garden

“Lisa was very informative and responded to all of my concerns. I was very impressed with her knowledge and care that she showed my project. She was very personable and I felt comfortable self-publishing for the first time based on her knowledge and experience.”

D.L. McLaughlin, MBA, is a healthcare professional, humanitarian, and world traveler who lives in Columbia, South Carolina. In her spare time, she loves writing, painting abstracts and figurative art. The Beautiful Garden, McLaughlin’s first novel, is based on real-life experiences in her childhood growing up in Port Chester, New York.


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Sylvie is a carefree 12-year-old who is blessed with a special gift-she is able to see angels and sometimes dreams about things that are going to happen. She lives happily with her aunt and uncle while her mother attends nursing school, and it is an idyllic life-that is, until her world is turned upside down. When Sylvie’s aunt is diagnosed with cancer, Sylvie tries to adapt to the changes going on around her, but she is consumed by anguish and fear. She struggles to understand her aunt’s illness and her own special gift, and she must learn to cope with the fear of knowledge that comes along with it. When her aunt asks her to help create a beautiful garden, Sylvie knows it won’t cure her aunt’s cancer, but it just might heal their hearts. The Beautiful Garden is an inspirational coming-of-age story-a tale of discovery, tradition, faith, and hope.