Introducing C D Swanson, author of Five Hearts

“I will be back yet again!  I love Outskirts Press.  I have published eight books with this company and have found them to be above and beyond all expectations each and every time. Thanks!”

This is C D Swanson’s ninth book. Her Christianity figures prominently in all of her books. The author maintains, “My books will continue to reflect the fundamental principals of Christianity. I give all thanks, honor and praise to my Almighty God.” C D and her husband live on the East Coast with their little “boy Max.”

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Sarah’s life had been uneventful…until now. After regular business hours, Sarah goes to visit an orphan battling cancer. While ascending the stairs in the hospital, her life takes a dramatic turn when she encounters a man bleeding from a head wound. She immediately springs into action helping him, not realizing forthcoming consequences will ensue. Meanwhile, a deranged person is on the loose. His target, the homeless population. A socialite gets involved offering a significant reward for the person(s) leading to the arrest of the crazed individual. Sarah, the orphan, the socialite, the wounded man, and the homeless attacker have a story to tell. Three, of the five have secrets lurking in their hearts. The startling revelation will have paralyzing repercussions for those involved.

Introducing Jerry Morrow, author of It Was Just A Dream But It Seemed So Real

“I would like to thank Outskirts Press great staff for all they did for me, in helping me publish my work. I’m so satisfied with the hard work and patience they had with me. I appreciate every thing your staff did to help me get my book out in the world. Tina, Brie, Jackie, and the marketing people, next year my second book will be put in your hands again. I would highly recommend Outskirts Press to any other new author that feels as helpless as I did. What a blessing you were to me!”

Jerry Morrow acknowledges, with sincere thanks and my appreciation to the person who helped me with this book, which is Dalia Hodge, and to my precious family who keep me going down that straight road, and provide a lot of love and fun in my life. They give me hope and told me to always be honest, and always do the right thing, and just do my best in whatever I do in life.

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Dream is successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not yet understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as sleep; psychologically as reflections of the subconscious; and spiritually as messages from God.. I been told that during the night there may be many external stimuli bombarding the senses, but the brain often interprets the stimulus and makes it a part of a dream in order to ensure continued sleep. Dream incorporation is a phenomenon whereby an actual sensation, such as environmental sounds, are incorporated into dreams, such as hearing a phone ringing in a dream while it is ringing in reality or dreaming you are having sex. The mind can, however, awaken an individual if they are in danger or if trained to respond to certain sounds, such as a baby crying. Except in the case of lucid dreaming, people dream without being aware that they are doing so. Some philosophers have concluded that what we think of as the “real world” but still it was just a dream. The significance of dreams has probably been debated since people first developed the ability to communicate. Despite this, there’s still no agreement on why we dream. It’s hard to believe that dreams have no meaning at all, though, especially when it’s so much fun to try to figure out what they’re trying to tell us. Another good thing to try when interpreting dreams is just to trust your instincts! Keep in mind that this is for entertainment purposes and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

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.

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 Rhonda Nichols, author of Treasure in the North Tower

“As it was my first time trying to publish a book, I was pretty much ignorant of how to go about it. Outskirts Press made publishing easy and affordable with the many options available, and the guidance they gave me along the way. Thanks again Outskirts Press for a job well done.”

Rhonda Nichols is a late bloomer in the field of novelists. Raising six children, singing Gospel music, and working as an LPN kept her far too busy. With the children now grown, she has embarked on this new path of ministry. Writing to share the truths of the Bible through thrilling, suspense stories. Be sure to watch for ensuing titles as her new career unfolds.

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A story of love, loss, mystery, and intrigue in which Judith Hunter is able to define her own relationship with God, while helping FBI agent, Jack Connors, learn to trust in Him again. Jack’s wife was killed in an unsolved museum heist five years earlier, leaving Jack to cope with his loss by burying himself in his work. When the artifacts from the heist are discovered in the north tower of Judith’s new home, Jack begins to hope that Romans 8:28 is true.

Introducing Bernard E. Bentley, author of Little Ben’s Pledge

“A special thanks to the Outskirts Press team for the great quality book and for an outstanding publishing experience. I have published in the past, but nothing has compared to what I received through Outskirts Press. The amount of options that I was given and the fact that I was kept in the loop throughout the entire process was greatly appreciated. I have referred Outskirts Press to all of my writing associates and Outskirts Press is my only consideration for publishing in the future.”

Bernard E. Bentley owns a telecommunications/energy business in Seattle Washington. Formerly involved in acting and modeling, the author also writes and produces local plays. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts. Loving language study, Bernard speaks Tagalog and Haitian Kreyol. He also studies Vietnamese. The author is an ordained Elder and ministers in the State of Washington with his wife Natacha Bentley.

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In this book “Little Ben’s Pledge” Little Ben makes a pledge of allegiance to the people of Africa, America, Australia, England, Japan, Mexico, Native America, and the Philippines. These stories are full of fun and exciting observations about the people and countries that Ben loves. Take a trip around the world, meet the people, view the landscape, taste the delicious food, and experience their entertainment. Written in rollicking rhyme, this is sure to be your favorite reading choice at bedtime.

Introducing Jerry Uhlig, author of Cutting the Rope

“Outskirts is a great publishing company. They worked hard to publish my novel in a timely and professional manner. The only slow part of the process was me pouring over the proofs. Thanks, Lisa, for an outstanding job of bringing my lifelong dream to fruition.”

Jerry Uhlig grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, ventured to Missouri to graduate from Ozark Christian College, and settled in Alaska. He hunts bear, dipnets salmon, and fishes for trout. A full-time volunteer under Youth With A Mission, Jerry has also worked as a teen counselor and a high school football coach. He resides in Homer, Alaska with his wife, two sons, and daughter. He camps out in the front yard when he can’t get across the bay for adventure. Jerry secretly hopes to build a log cabin some day.

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Ronin is a risk-taker. Gunner is a teddy bear. Their friendship is forged on the football field and in the forests, through pranks and predicaments. Nothing can separate these die-hard buddies. Eager to take on any challenge, the seventeen-year-olds handcraft a canoe and launch their senior summer. When they attempt to rescue a girl floating toward a treacherous waterfall, the lighthearted trip ends in tragedy. The survivors somehow carry on, haunted by guilt. But will they learn to choose forgiveness before another life is lost?