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

Introducing Theresa Marie Vallotton, author of A Spoon Called Poon!

“I am very pleased with my book. I knew nothing going into this process and feel I was well served. Thank you!”

Theresa Marie Vallotton observed with delight the many things her grandson did with a spoon. She lives with her husband in northern California and works with an environmental nonprofit, Mattole Restoration Council. Also a singer songwriter, her inspirational album Living Stones can be found on iTunes and Pandora internet radio.

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The Power of One Spoon, The Adventures of Poon. It’s not a blanket, a toy, or a teddy bear this little boy latches onto, it’s a spoon he calls Poon. With a child’s imaginative genius, sparked by an industrious nature, Quinn discovers all the wonderful things Poon can do. Told with infectious and whimsical rhyme, this is the true story of the author’s grandson, who comes to a crisis when he literally has more than he can handle.

Introducing Vonda Jessup, author of How Danny the Dragon Came To Live With Wanda the Witch

“I used another publishing company before I knew about Outskirts Press. It was a complete disaster. I did my research before using Outskirts Press. Everyone on the team has been outstanding especially after my book was published. Every day I receive valuable information from the marketing coaches. I plan on writing more children stories and will definitely use Outskirts Press. In fact I have already mentioned them to two friends that are writing books.”

Vonda Jessup is an artist/illustrator. She has designed and created unusual decorative finishes for high-end interior designers and their clients. In addition, she has taught in London, France, Italy, Canada, and throughout the United States. She is writing an ongoing series of children’s stories about Wanda the Witch and Danny the Dragon, who lives in the basement of the Happy Haunted House. The ghost characters in these stories are named after her grandchildren. Vonda lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband Jack and their pig Tea-C.

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One evening, Wanda the Witch told the ghosts, who live with her at the Happy Haunted House, the story of how Danny the Dragon came to live with her. One day, Wanda’s dear friend the great wizard Winddorf was gathering mushrooms in a dark cave when he found a very large egg! What happens when he brings the egg back to his castle? This is a heart warming story of how Wanda adopts Danny as her own.