Introducing Carol Weygandt Smedley, author of If I Could Talk to the Trees: Children’s Outdoor Adventures

“Everyone at Outskirts Press was wonderful and has been helping me through the publishing process. I am a first time author, and knew nothing about it. It is so exciting! I never thought it would happen, but with your staff’s help you have made my dream come true! Thank you so very much!”

I have loved the outdoors and photography, for as long as I can remember. Being from a family of seven, had a lot to do with that. They are some of my fondest memories. I then spent five years studying Latin, botany, and horticulture at the well known Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. I had my own landscape business for about fifteen years when we lost our oldest daughter. Then came our two beautiful grandchildren by our only other child. Owen and Addison, literally saved my life. I recently have suffered a spinal injury doing a paver sidewalk that called for spinal fusion surgery( twice.) And these are the outdoor adventures that I wrote for them. My vision now is to share them with all children to excite them on this subject. There are ten stories full of great information for boys and girls. Clues on every page to help them appreciate and preserve the nature of the world around them. I hope that you enjoy them as well.

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Book description…

Children’s Outdoor Adventures with secrets of nature and it’s very survival. discovertheforest.org

Introducing Leeann Springer, author of Chase and Baby Bull Norman

“Outskirts is a wonderful publishing company. I am in the process of having two more children’s books published by Outskirts. I have already recommended a friend and will continue to do so. Brie was exceptional and very helpful!”

Knowing how some children struggle with endless frustration in reading, Leeann Springer has spent years volunteering her spare time as a reading tutor and in other literacy program endeavors. She has also tutored adults and children in both private settings and in various public schools. Leeann is retired from the Veterans Administration in Little Rock, Arkansas, and now lives in Western Arkansas. She and her husband Michael are owners and operators of a registered cattle breeding farm nestled at the bottom of the Ouachita mountains in the beautiful River Valley community. Leeann enjoys a myriad of hobbies and loves living life down on the farm. Illustrations by Blue Berry


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It’s a hot day at the farm when Norman the baby bull starts to feel sick from the heat and curls up in the shade of a tree, too weak to stand. His friend Chase notices Norman’s distress and immediately comes to comfort him and cool him down. The next morning, Chase can’t wait to go check on Baby Bull Norman to see if he is feeling better. Children who are taught to show kindness for animals tend to grow up to be kind and concerned about people too. Very often, animals become family to us, and they need to be protected and helped when they are sick, sad, or lonely. Chase and Baby Bull Norman reinforces this concept in a fun and colorful story that’s sure to delight children and adults alike! Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation.