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

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Book description…

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 June Alexis Johnson-Ferrell, author of This Little Light

“Outskirts Press did an excellent job of helping me to publish my book. They were cooperative and knowledgeable with guiding me through the process and did consider my wishes and concerns in my interaction with them. They sincerely endeavored to assist me to accomplish my desired goals with regard to my book, “This Little Light.” I am very pleased with how I was treated throughout the process and with the excellent results of their production team in the appearance of my book when completed.”

June Alexis Johnson-Ferrell won the “Golden Poet Award” in 1989 from the World of Poetry organization and was selected for inclusion of her biography in “Who’s Who in Poetry” in 1989 by The World of Poetry organization. She has also had poems published in several poetry anthologies over the years by the World of Poetry Organization and the National Library of Poetry. She won the Editor’s Choice award from the World of Poetry in 1994, 1997. The book can be purchased online at,, Barnes and and Ingram books.

Product description…

This book of poetry is a testament to what I have learned, observed and experienced as I have traveled this road through life. This book will encourage and inspire you to never ever give up. These poems also express the myriad of emotions and experiences that we encounter in life and how sometimes situations make us feel. We all have trials and tribulations in this life. Some people’s problems you know about but many you don’t. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have any. However if God takes you to it, he will take you through it. That is how awesome he is. You may stumble and fall as I have many times, just get back up and keep it moving. God will help you and he will use his angels here on earth to help you. You may feel that sometimes you can’t make it. However faith, trust in God and belief will take you where God wants you to go which is always for our best. Just don’t give up. Stay positive and keep a good attitude. God is watching and testing our faith. Hang on in there. Rewards are ahead if we just don’t give up. Always listen to the still small voice inside. It is always your guide. Think good thoughts do good deeds. Remember there are consequences for every action. Always strive for excellence. Be important but never too important to be nice. Remember in the end we answer to God not man AND IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD?