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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Book description…

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?

Introducing Don McCullough, author of Danny Boy

“For my first foray into self-publishing, there was a learning curve, but overall it was a great experience. Staff is great and creative/production/graphic arts people are truly talented. We love the finished product. The fees began to add up, there seemed to be many, but many of them were due to my inexperience. Next book will be more cost effective… and there will be another book! I hope to have the same Author Rep! The copy editor was phenomenal. Overall a great job and we’re very satisfied!”

Don McCullough is a professional firefighter and clinical mental health counselor who lives and writes in the seacoast area of New Hampshire

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Book description…

A small north Texas town, summer of 1968. 12 year old Danny, oblivious to the tides of change sweeping America, is living a charmed Huck Finn life in the woods and pastures on the outskirts of a segregated north Texas grain mill town that harbors an ugly and violent past. But Danny also carries a dark, shattering secret that he struggles to keep from his family and classmates during the epicenter of adolescent social experience; junior high school. Wounded and afraid, he ventures into his new, racially mixed school across town that is vastly different from his modern, all white elementary school. Danny becomes witness to the social tides of change beginning to sweep through an insular town long protected from the outside world by Jim Crow and the bosom of surrounding pasture and ranch land. This is the poignant, funny, tragic and ultimately uplifting story of a wounded, lonely boy and a country at war with itself during a defining era in American history. It is dedicated to all those who struggle to overcome adversity simply because there is no other choice.

Introducing Mel Stein, author of Odyssey of a Philly Boy

“My entire experience publishing my first book with Outskirts Press was enjoyable, professional and ultimately very successful. The positive comments from my readers are testament to my proud accomplishment. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Outskirts Press and all the people involved in the process of bringing my collective writings from manuscript to terrific book. Anyone considering self-publishing should cut to the chase and go directly to Outskirts Press for wonderful guidance, professional support, real value for your publishing investment and an exemplary finished product.”

Mel Stein is the former Senior Vice President of Aetna US Healthcare, serial entrepreneur, rock-and-roll drummer, and Caddyshack extra. Odyssey of a Philly Boy is his first book.

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When a series of unanticipated events forced Mel Stein away from the comfortable life script he had been following, he began to make it up as he went along-to “play it as it lies.” In this highly entertaining memoir, he shares what it was like to grow up poor in Philadelphia during the 1950s, his life as a professional musician, the adventures of being a single dad, and his later success as a healthcare executive. Stein is a gifted storyteller and a talented humorist. His memoir is Kramer vs. Kramer without the custody battle-the story about becoming the father he never had, and the many serendipitous experiences that shaped his life. ‘Each of us has our own stories, but our most meaningful ones are not about the major accomplishments of our lives. Rather, the seemingly unnoticeable events of our daily existence become the true substance of our memories. It is the richness and color of the stories about our journeys that ultimately define our character and who we truly are.'”