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

“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 Robert W. Zinnecker, author of Sell Out

“The publishing process with Outskirts was very satisfying. This is my second novel and the representatives I dealt with, Jamie, Jackie and Colleen were very professional.”

Robert W. Zinnecker is a 55-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. He spent 33 years with CONTEL Corporation, managing operations in Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, and New York, prior to leading the New York State Telecommunications Association. He currently operates a consulting service, providing practical management assistance for today’s changing world. Bob is a Senior Certified Professional Manager and is a charter member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He is the author of Acquisition, a Christian fictional novel set in the telecommunications industry. He has written numerous articles and devotionals that have been published in religious and business media. Bob has four grown children and eight grandchildren. He and his wife, Elaine, reside in Penfield, New York. To contact the author, e-mail him at rzinnecker@rochester.rr.com or visit him on Facebook and Linkedin.

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Wilson McCann is a high-powered CEO whose personal priorities were severely out of whack. He lost his company, his mother, his dog and the love of his life. Driven to his knees, he found God. Three years later, the nation’s economic deterioration impacts his friends’ livelihood, and the investors in his new company threaten to sell out. A national telecommunications firm vies with an unscrupulous hedge fund operator seek to acquire McCann’s company, and McCann comes face-to-face with the need to commit totally to his faith and his company – to “sell out” to God and the beautiful woman God has sent to stand beside him. Set against the backdrop of a greed-driven corporate espionage, the potential collapse of the nation’s financial system, and misplaced priorities, Sell Out is the compelling story of a man seeking to know what it means to love God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength.

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.