Introducing Nora Beason, author of Windflowers

“I was very pleased with the whole thing from beginning to the end. The books were very professionally put together and I am excited to go to my next book. All the staff I worked with were very kind, supportive and encouraging.”

Nora Beason lives on 36 beautiful acres outside of Harrisonville, Missouri with her husband Don, her grandson Egan, and her Jack Russell, Buddy. Nora has always enjoyed writing poems and short stories, and in August 2013, decided to write her first novel, with the encouragement of her family and her faith in the Lord.

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Lily, Daisy, and Rose Wind were well mannered, well educated young ladies in 1874. Lily was 14, Daisy was 12, and the curly little redhead Rose, was 10. Suddenly their world came to an end when their parents died from a small pox epidemic. Daisy and Rose were put on an orphan train heading west. During the confusion at the crowded train station, Willy the Kid and Daisy had to crawl out of a tiny window to escape the law, and the train left without Daisy. Rose was alone on a train of unfamiliar faces. For seven years Daisy prayed that she would find her sisters again. Her whole world existed around 4 little cabins surrounded by mountains in the middle of nowhere in a deserted outlaw town called Hideaway, New Mexico. Willy taught Daisy to shoot and ride and Daisy taught the children and families in Hideaway about the Lord. She became the school teacher and the Bible preacher, and learned to love and respect her new families. At the age of nineteen, Daisy Wind knew she had to leave Hideaway, and take the long rough wagon ride to Silver City, New Mexico in search of Luke and Willy. She was in love with Luke, and his blue eyes, so she left her safe haven in Hideaway, and followed her heart to Silver City. She thought the Lord had sent her to this gambling town in search of Luke, but she discovered the real reason why the Lord sent her there, and her life would never be the same again. Through sickness and through health, Daisy followed her heart.

Introducing Mark Reinsmoen, author of J-Hawk Nation

“I have been very pleased with the professional treatment I have received during the publishing process. The representatives from Outskirts Press have been very knowledgeable. I am very impressed with your company. My book looks great, and I am very proud of that.”

Mark Reinsmoen is a Luther College graduate who retired from teaching after 36 years in the classroom. An Army infantry veteran of the Viet Nam War, Mark is an avid cyclist, and he has taken several bicycle trips through Norway, France, and the Western United States. In 2010 and 2011 he completed RAGBRAI, the official bike ride across Iowa along with over “10,000 friends.” Mark has enjoyed participating in sports since his early years in Iowa, and he continues to pursue athletics by running, biking, swimming, and playing softball with other “seniors” at Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona. He and his wife Dianne spend their winters there, living very active lives and hosting sleepovers for their three young grandsons, (ages one, two, and three). Mark and his wife return to Burnsville, Minnesota, for the summer months to mow the grass, cheer for the Twins, and swat mosquitoes.

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The early 1960s was a time of innocence and a time of promise as America was holding its breath, preparing itself for major changes that began emerging throughout the country. J-Hawk Nation paints a portrait of those magical years in a small rural Iowa community, as seen through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old boy. The heartfelt, nostalgic anecdotal stories recall milestones familiar to every reader . . . first love, the search for personal identity, questions that needed to be faced about the high school years and what lay ahead. But the soul of J-Hawk Nation is the extraordinary basketball team that is playing in its school’s final season, and the possibilities and dreams that open up when a sports columnist begins to write about the team and becomes involved in the team’s quest to leave a lasting legacy for the community. This lyrical tribute to the golden years of an unforgettable decade will resonate in your memory long after you have turned the final page.

Introducing K.R. Cady, author of Road Girl

“I love OP and in particular all the support I received from Colleen. On my first marketing attempt, I have been invited to participate in a book festival at Barnes and Noble in Tucson. Thank you so much for my beautiful book and all the efforts of everyone who made this a reality.”

K.R. Cady is a nurse, teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her goal as a Christian writer is to tell a story with hope as the ultimate purpose for all who read it. She lived in Alaska most of her life and currently resides in Arizona with her husband.


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Hazel E. Barnhill fled into the darkness, boots crunching in the snow, lungs filling with cold air. An image of her mom, head bowed over the kitchen table on folded arms, broke Hazel’s heart. These were the first moments of her life as a 16-year-old pregnant, emancipated teenager, although she didn’t know what that meant yet… Hazel’s remarkable journey begins when her friend Jack gives her a ride on the darkest night of her life. She encounters safe people and places and treacherous circumstances as she walks the road of young adulthood as a single mom. Along the way, she works, studies, nurses, loves, and struggles with loss. Redemption and healing play a big part in her journey, and with her faith in God, stubborn hope, and the good friends she meets along the way, there is never any doubt that this resilient young woman will go the distance. Road Girl is the inspirational story of a girl who learns to reconcile her past, embrace her future, and make her way out of the wilderness of abandonment and abuse.

Introducing Ed Robinette, author of Michael: A Story of Faith

“Looking forward to my next book published with O.P.”

Ed Robinette began writing at the age of 85, after his wife Margaret passed away. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has two children, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He volunteers for the Red Cross and Hospice of Chattanooga, and is a member of the Christian Writers Club and the Chattanooga Writers Guild. Mr. Robinette is also the author of The Adventures of a Young Marine, The Adventures of Lee Robinson, Sara, and Dominica, A Story of What God Can Do.


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December 7, 1941. Seventeen-year-old Joe Baxter has just lost his best friend, Michael, in a car accident, and he is angry. He has lost all interest in church and school, and God is no longer a part of his life. But the Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbor, and Joe has always dreamed of being a Marine… Michael: A Story of Faith is the thrilling and inspirational story of a young Marine whose life is touched by an angel-a guardian angel named Michael, who keeps Joe out of trouble during the war and helps guide his life afterward.

Introducing J.T. Dossett, author of Finding Bobby Ray

Since this as my first experience, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. From my first contact with Jerry, to be passed on to Brie, I was more than pleased with our partnership.  I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you. I just have to look more closely at the tomes of info that you supply and the cafeteria selections you offer at numerous prices. I will say that, I would like to work with you again and I’ve already started my next book. I may take a different tack the next time especially with the marketing effort. Thank you. I would love to see your production facility and meet some of the people who work there!

J. T. Dossett embarked on his journey to determine his origins in the “back forty” of his life. That’s when he discovered the identity of his biological parents and that his given name was “Bobby Ray.” He lives in East Tennessee, with his wife, Brenda, and is in the process of writing his second novel.


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My name is Harley. I was thrown away when I was a child. But I was found by angels that folded me in their wings and delivered me to a safe place. It wasn’t heaven; it was imperfect in ways that mere mortals are apt to gaum things up, but it was close to paradise, especially for a young ‘un; with creeks to swim, hollers and cool, deep woods to explore; and hillsides on which to lay down in the sun, surrounded by fields of wildflowers and the whisper of the wind in the long, waving grass. In this heaven, on the Cumberland Plateau, in East Tennessee, I felt blessed to be a child of the earth, which made me feel sacred; nurtured by folks who taught me many lessons; about humility, the sanctity of simple living, and that family, blood- kin or not, like love, is everything. As I grew older, I began to believe I was different than these angels that called me their own. I believed that I was not like them; that I had borrowed my identity from those who found me. Surrounded by their glory, I still felt alone and wondered worriedly, about my beginnings. A rage filled me that I couldn’t explain and I drifted away from my divine nature, wondering why I came into this life in the first place. After several hard-learned lessons, I felt sacred once more. But my sweet life was interrupted when I discovered Bobby Ray, and was confronted by the unhinged entity that wanted to reclaim him. This is our story.

 

 

Introducing Brook Gerity-Miles, author of Dancing In The Mouth Of The Tiger

“Leona was fast, accurate, informed, and above all, PATIENT! I am a professional copywriter, but this is my first novel and I admit to being a bit green. Leona never lost patience with my learning curve or my perfectionism. She is a treasure and an asset to Outskirts Press! Thank you!”

Brook Gerity-Miles is a professional copywriter who makes her home in Portland, Oregon, and is the mother of two boys. Her debut novel Dancing in the Mouth of the Tiger is based on her own life story. Why fiction? The author believes that sometimes fantasy can be the best way to reveal the truth.


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When five year old Cody O’Gara’s genius mother Gwen takes her aside one day to tell her she is no longer her mother but a reincarnated holy man from India, Cody’s fairy tale world falls apart. And when Gwen leaves home in the mid 1960’s to preach Hinduism to beats and hippies in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, Cody finds herself in a world where everything and nothing is real. Coming of age in an era of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Cody must learn to carve out her own reality, vanquish demons that have tormented her family for generations, and ultimately redeem her heart. Travel with Cody beyond the borders of the known world. It’s a journey you won’t soon forget.

Introducing Walter Soellner, author of Kalvarianhof: The Perilous Journey

“Anna did a very fine job assisting me in this completely new experience of publishing. My next book in the four book series is finished, and I am seriously considering Outskirts Press again.”

Walter Soellner’s parents immigrated to America from the German state of Bavaria in 1938. Visits over the years to his ancestral home inspired Kalvarianhof, The Perilous Journey. Travels to Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe further provided historic detail against which the novel’s men and women play out their passionate lives. Kalvarianhof is the first book of a multi-generational series.


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Follow lifelong friends Catholic Markus and Jewish Levi in this sweeping historic family saga—the story of two young men in the years before World War I. As young Imperial German soldiers in 1900, battling with other Europeans besieged in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, Markus and Levi find themselves in dire circumstances. Markus abandons the legation’s relative safety for a dangerous cross-country adventure to find his love, the beautiful Li Ling. Tragedy interrupts their romance and he soon finds himself escaping with Sun Yat Sen downriver on a pirated Chinese mail boat. He reunites with his friend Levi after the battle of Peking, and the two encounter danger and adventure on their return by ship to Germany. A shark attack off New Guinea and a sexual bacchanal with Samoan natives and icebergs in the south Atlantic challenge the two friends. Their homeward ship stops in Uruguay, where Levi meets his future wife, Katherina Obermaier, a beautiful young Jewish girl bound for university in Berlin. Home again in Bavaria, Levi returns to his ancestral home Kalvarianhof, a grand estate deep in the forests outside of Munich, and Markus to his home in the city. It is the time of ‘Belle Epoch’, the ‘Beautiful Era’ in Europe. Still, Markus and Levi and their families face challenges and heartbreak- and a forbidden love affair that threatens to tear apart the young men’s friendship. The story continues in Book II of this four-part series, where the two friends find themselves far from the trenches of France on the eve of World War I. In the splendors and perils of the vastness of Africa, Markus and Levi find romance, hardship and tragedy that endangers their very survival.