Introducing Yolanda Jones, author of Silent Victims, Domestic Violence Does Not Discriminate

“I had a phenomenal team. Everyone remained professional, understanding, and very helpful in every way. Thank you all for your input, suggestions and comments; of which I’ve warmly embraced and respected. I look forward to starting book # 4 next year…hugs to you all.”

Ms. Jones is a divorced mother of two beautiful adult children, ages 29 and 25. She is a Disabled Iraq Army Veteran; served in the Army National Guards, Army Reserves and Active Army; of which, she was deployed to Iraq in Support of Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2003-2005. She is an inspiring Author of “Scarred, but Not Broken”, “Life Goes on After the War – From Uniform to Classroom and Living with PTSD and Other Service Connected Injuries; Whether Major or Minor.” Ms. Jones is a High-Red belt in Tae Kwon Do; has an Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice; graduated with honors. Ms. Jones’ thirst for knowledge led her to obtain her Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and Development, from Texas Woman University, Denton Texas. She believes that material possession can be taken; however, “knowledge is power.” Knowledge is something that cannot be taken from her, by anyone. Some of Ms. Jones other hobbies are, reading and listening to motivational and inspirational materials.


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I was young and giddy, so I blushed hearing his comment. Huh, back then, I wore a beginning stage of Jheri curls [laughing]. Yes, back in the 80’s jheri curls was the shiznick [laughing]. A year has passed and we were six months into our marriage with our son. He had become very confrontational at home and at work. It was as though I was now married to night and day. Some days he was thoughtful, respectful, a gentlemen, and lovable. Other times, I hated him and despised him. Many days I regret being married, yet I wanted my marriage to work. The majority of our arguing revolved around finances, never having enough, and never knowing where the money was going. Other times our arguing was because of his over drinking or his family interference and negative influences in our marriage. Yes, his drinking went from drinking a can or two after work to drinking a 40oz along with drinking one to two cans of beer after work; to drinking a can of beer while he, as he use to say, “S-Showered-shaved.” His excessive alcohol intake became so uncontrollable that, he now became the alcohol. He didn’t care what he did, what he said, or who he hurt. He became numb. He no longer was the man I met nine months ago on the college stairwell. He now became a stranger to me. I no longer knew who he was; it felt strange living under the same roof with him. You would have thought I was a burglar who just broke into his home, because he choked me so hard until I began to see silver specs floating in my eyes; not knowing that I was losing oxygen to my brain. Yes, he was slowing killing me, and I was dying.

Introducing Yuketha Polk, author of Mama, Where Art Thou?

“My experience with Outskirts Press was absolutely more than I initially expected. I have to admit I was very skeptical in the beginning but that quickly changed as I began conversing back and forth with the staff. Each of them were so very professional, informative, patient and kind. A great big thank you to all of your staff especially Tinamarie and Dana for displaying professionalism at it’s best. For anyone who may be considering publishing their work elsewhere, I strongly and confidently recommend Outskirts Press. My end results were rewarding and I couldn’t have asked for better. For every question that I had, they expedited an answer to me in return. Thank you Outskirts Press for making my first publishing experience one that will not easily be forgotten and I look forward to doing business with you all in the future.”

Yuketha Polk uses writing as a vehicle to reach those who are facing tough situations, and she credits her strength to Christ, who strengthens her daily. Mama, Where Art Thou? is her first novel.


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Have you ever wondered why life seems to take away more than it gives? Have you ever felt pushed aside, invisible, lost, or alone? Have you ever lost a loved one and felt as if the grief would go on forever? You are not alone. Mama, Where Art Thou? is the true story of a woman fighting to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds in her life. As a single young mother whose own mother was shot and killed before her eyes, Yuketha Polk survived by keeping God close and allowing Him to lead her through the many twists and turns she encountered. Eventually, she was able to come out on the other side. Yuketha’s story will encourage those who are suffering to keep pressing forward, to take a closer look at their own issues and perhaps make better choices for their lives. Mama, Where Art Thou? will inspire people from all walks of life and remind us that quitting is not an option, no matter how difficult the struggle.

Introducing Nichole Ellis, author of Entertaining Angels

“I am usually quite a skeptical person by nature.  When the time came for me to start investigating and researching who I wanted to publish with, I was careful to do my research.  Even after I purchased my initial package with Outskirts, my skepticism continued.  I started to realize I wasn’t ready to publish, and that I wanted to upgrade my package.  This went on for a year. Outskirts was very patient with me, and even allowed me to upgrade my package and “pay as I went.”  I received all of the services as promised in my contract, and even some useful information not included in my purchase along the way.  Finally the time came that I nervously hit the production button.  My heart was in my stomach.  A few days thereafter I was officially published, I began to find my book all over different search engines AND different languages.  I can find my book in Australia, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Japan, and more.  I cannot describe the feeling of knowing that I have shared something important to me with the world, literally. I think the greatest asset that Outskirts contributed was their patience in dealing with my skepticism and their professionalism my production team carried as I went through the process.  I was always well informed and knew what was happening every step of the way. Thank you, Outskirts for helping me share my story with the world.”

About Nichole Ellis: After losing custody of her children and enduring a lifetime of domestic violence involvement, Nichole knew she wanted to change her lifestyle. This story is about her journey toward a healthier life, her growth as a parent, and the spiritual awakening she would encounter over and over again.


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Entertaining Angels will open the eyes of community leaders regarding the youth lost among our society. This intense novel will tug at your heart strings as an outcry for families living in dire circumstances. Entertaining Angels begs for an understanding and commitment from our community leaders—not just to enforce justice but to educate and prove to down-trodden families that life can be different. Walk with the author on a spiritual journey that begins in childhood and stretches into adulthood. Stay with her as she struggles to find compassion in a life where she feels worthless and unloved. Although designed for professionals in the social services industry, Entertaining Angels is also a useful guide for families involved with their local child welfare agency, inmates, those participating in a court ordered activity, and especially the lost soul who is begging to be found. An example of existence without nurture rests in the pages of Entertaining Angels. Whatever your profession, position, or religion, this story calls for a healing in both our personal family lives and the services designed to care for our families. It is an awakening in what should matter most and a call toward reliving oaths taken to make a difference in our world.