Introducing Carolyn Hayes, author of Perhaps You Were Born for Just Such a Time as This

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This is Carolyn Hayes’ fourth book with an important and timely message from the Holy Spirit. Carolyn Hayes retired as an elementary school teacher from the New York City Public School System in 2015. She also had the opportunity to teach in New Jersey, Washington State, and overseas at the American International School of Lagos in Nigeria, the American International School of Cairo in Egypt, and Naseem International School in Bahrain. Please visit Carolyn Hayes’ website at carolynhayes.net to view the other books the Holy Spirit has prompted her to write. About the Illustrator: Vic Guiza has extensive illustration experience and has received many awards during his 35 years as an artist. He lives happily in Mexico with his wife and two daughters.

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If I were born for just such a time as this, then what you’re saying is that there’s a plan for my life, right? Absolutely! Jesus said, “My plans for your life are good plans; they are not plans for disaster. My plans will give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Jesus said, “You are wonderfully made. I knitted all the delicate, inner parts of your body together in your mother’s womb. I watched over you as you were carefully woven in dark seclusion, and every day of your life was recorded in My book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. You are wonderfully complex and extraordinarily precious to Me!” Psalm 139:13-17

Introducing C.J. Clark, author of Storms of Tyranny

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C. J. Clark is a retired civilian with over 22 years of experience in a law enforcement agency. A graduate of Willmington School of the Bible and Liberty University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, she lives in Florida, where she is married and active in a local church.

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U.S. Marine Horace Meyers faces a world in which the U.S. Constitution no longer exists. The SCOTUS serves at the will of the Supreme Commander, and members of Congress accept lavish gifts to keep the status quo. Without constitutional rights, the United States is a faded memory…

The nation is now divided into four quadrants, but the Sapros dynasty thirsts for complete control. Political intrigue, moral decay, and growing persecution of anyone opposing Sapros’ edicts push the population even further away from fundamental rights. Horace is forced to walk a tightrope between the growing evil and protecting the integrity of his Marines and U.S. citizens as he tries to find a way to bring the tyrant down without endangering millions. The stakes are high in this futuristic thriller!

Introducing Janis Fritsch, author of Franklin’s Christmas Miracle

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Janis Fritsch is a scrapbooker and amateur photographer. She has a deep faith in God and sadness for the state of our world. Through photography she strives to give others a glimpse of the beauty that is all around us. Janis lives in Illinois with her husband and two furry kids.

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A town I would like to live in…..Christmas time is when the world is most beautiful. People are a little nicer to each other. There’s shopping and baking and gifts to make or buy. Since we can’t bottle it, we write about it. Some things we have experienced and sometimes we just let our imagination run. I hope you enjoy the little village of Franklin.

Introducing R. E. Daniels, author of Conversations with a Wild Man

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R. E. (Bob) Daniels was born and raised in the Black Hills of Wyoming, and he served six years in the United States Navy. He has traveled the world as a professional investigator in the engineering field for nearly three decades. Bob now lives in Iowa with his lovely wife, Kyle Ann, and is a father of five and a grandfather of five, along with all the unofficially adopted editions that call their place home. Conversations With a Wild Man is his debut novel.

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“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” -George Bernard Shaw. Spend a week with Cowboy, an experienced investigator who applies his unique skills and powers of observation to areas outside his profession in order to answer some of society’s most difficult questions. Through his travels, conversations, circumstances, and recollections, we recognize the wide gap between the ideas posed by religion and common sense as Cowboy poses the big questions: What are God’s intentions? What is the secret of happiness? The purpose of life? Unlike many, Cowboy unflinchingly receives the answers while breaching the limitations of theology, and while his circular logic and common sense will likely be disputed, they cannot be denied. Cowboy’s insight comes full circle to an understanding that life is not about all the things we are trying to acquire, but about all the things we are willing to let go of.

Introducing C D Swanson, author of The House on East 4th Street

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C D Swanson is an author of twenty books. Along with her books, she’s been published in several magazines, has a website of her own, and remains a woman of faith in all of her works. She’s an advocate for the elderly population, volunteers for various organizations, loves animals, and has been married to her teenage sweetheart for 37 years. They share a “furry son” named Max.

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Lies, secrets, betrayals, and heartache “live” at the House on East 4th Street, as three families strive to cope with dire, and prolific circumstances, that threaten to destroy them all.  The three families that live in the house on “East 4th Street” are as different as night and day. Each of these families has a host of hidden secrets. Each with their own set of troubles, had hearts that were broken at one time or another-albeit, different in their ethnicity, and religious views, they share a common thread in their dedication to their loved ones. As you read and learn about these three families, you’ll find yourself rooting for them, and crying with them, from the very first page, right through to the massive conclusion. The reader will want to find out more, while cheering for the characters that’ll come alive with each word. A fine story told in outstanding fashion! C D Swanson does it again, and again, and again, as only she can!

Introducing Steve Sellers, author of Unexpected Holiness

“This was my second book with Outskirts Press, after going through traditional publishers with my first book in the 1980’s. This was another fantastic experience. My author representative, Lisa, was a joy to work with! Her suggestions and recommendations were on-target, timely, and extremely positive! The finished product was improved greatly because of her conscientiousness, thoroughness, and professional insight. She’s a ’10’ in my estimation!”

Steve Sellers is a Catholic priest who served twenty-five years as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a former investigative newspaper reporter and is the author of “Terror on Highway 59” (1984, Texas Monthly Press) and “Epiklesis: A Spiritual Mystery” (2013, Outskirts Press). His first book was produced by the CBS network into a television movie in 1989: “Terror on Highway 91.” He holds two doctoral degrees (DMin and PhD) and teaches comparative religion at the University of Phoenix campuses in Houston. He and his wife Dixie live in Houston.

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Unexpected Holiness . . . Unexpected Places is a book intended to help the helpers, those who give themselves in the service of others. Those who follow the Risen Lord into the unexpected places in life. Those who walk into the lives of others when everyone else is walking out. Unexpected Holiness . . . Unexpected Places follows the simple belief that the Lord Jesus stands eternally between the flames of hell and us. And He invites His believers to do the same for others, especially the poor, the sick, the outcasts, the lonely, the marginalized. But we must learn to pay attention each moment to the Mysterious Stranger who joins us unexpectedly on our journey. When we encounter Him, everything changes. Starting with us.

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

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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.