Introducing Deacon Bill Rich, author of Conscious Contact: A Camino Pilgrimage

“My book has just been published…three weeks ahead of schedule. This is my third self-published book, but my first with Outskirts Press. The difference between my experience with Outskirts and the other publishers I used has been incredible. Everyone I dealt with at Outskirts was responsive, thoughtful and eager to help. I really felt like they had my best interests at heart.”

Deacon Bill Rich is a retired business executive and Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. After surgeries on both feet allowed him to walk pain free for the first time in eight years, he decided to use this gift on a special pilgrimage. Deacon Bill is the author of two other books on spiritual growth, Scattered Raindrops, and Joy, The Journey Home. Bill and his wife have six children and eleven grandchildren. They currently live in Juno Beach, FL.

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Book description…

Deacon Bill Rich had a dream. To walk the Camino de Santiago; at 76, with severe arthritis and a shaky lower back. Accompanied by his son-in-law John McGrath, he was able to do just that. This is his story, a photo diary covering his preparations and thrilling journey across northern Spain. What did he learn? It is good to have a dream.

Introducing Ann Marie Duquette, author of Little Sam and Little Riley’s Big Halloween Adventure

“I did not know what to expect with Outskirts. I have never published a book before. I thought they would dime and nickel me, but that was not the case. They were helpful and professional. Leona always got right back to me with answers to my questions and with her suggestions.”

Ann Marie Duquette Illustrated by Jacquelyn Hersom: Ann Marie Duquette lives with her family on Sebago Lake in Raymond, Maine. She is an early childhood educator in Gardiner, Maine. Jacquelyn Hersom is a mother and special education teacher that currently resides in West Gardiner, Maine, with her two children.

Product description…

What sort of trouble could possibly happen to a little Yorkshire terrier and a baby boy out trick-or-treating with their grandpa? Sam and Riley discover that strange things can happen on a dark Halloween night in Sebago, Maine. Sam, the Yorkie, takes charge when he and baby Riley are mistaken for real owls. He is determined to return Riley safely back to Grandpa Duke. The lyrical, rhyming text, endearing characters and adorable illustrations are sure to make this story a favorite for young children. Author’s note: I wrote this book after my grandson, Riley, was born with a rare genetic disorder called Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorder – Zellweger Spectrum Disorders (PBD-ZSD). With this book, I honor his strength, gentle spirit and remarkable disposition. I hope many children will enjoy this fun adventure as a dedication to our sweet, blue eyed Riley. Sam is our Yorkshire terrier, a tough little pup, with lots of personality. Together, this affectionate pair create a heartwarming combination. For further information regarding PBD-ZSD, please contact