Introducing Johnny Coomansingh, author of Seven Years on Adventist Street

“Writing and publishing this little book: ‘Seven Years on Adventist Street’ is a milestone in my life. I have always wanted to pen my childhood experiences while growing up on Adventist Street in the town of Sangre Grande, Trinidad. It is now a reality! Outskirts Press has made my dream come true. The Outskirts Press personnel assigned to me in publishing this book were patient, kind, prompt, and effective. Their constant attention to the process gave me the assurance that they were working tirelessly to have my book on the shelves. I am working on another book as we speak, and Outskirts Press will have my contract for the production of this new book. I am so proud of my accomplishment. Thank you Tina and Lisa…and thank you Outskirts!”

Born and raised in the town of Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago, Johnny Coomansingh received his education from Kansas State University (KSU), Fort Hays State University (FHSU) (Kansas), Andrews University (Michigan), The College of Teachers (London), The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture, Forestry (ECIAF) and Northeastern College, Trinidad. He read for his doctoral and master’s degrees in Geography at KSU. At FHSU he graduated with a Master of Science in Communication with emphasis on Public Relations. During the course of his development, he served as a high school teacher at Bates Memorial High School, Sangre Grande (mathematics, geography, and human and social biology), an agricultural extension/communication agent in the Ministry of Agriculture, Trinidad, a corporate communications practitioner in the petroleum industry, and a university professor in the United States.

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Have hope. Written especially for youth everywhere in any station of life, Seven Years on Adventist Street distills hope…hope for all; all who think that they are living under the worst of circumstances. Seven Years on Adventist Street dissects, analyses, and synthesizes the impact of cultural forms on a young boy’s mind during the period 1960-1966. The narrative provides a window into the societal structures that fashioned his belief, his positive outlook, and his anchor of hopefulness as he journeys through life. On any given street in Trinidad, an individual could find an array of cultural variables similar to that of Adventist Street. Despite this fact, Adventist Street is unique. His emic view of Adventist Street as place, establishes the great value he has ascribed to this street in directing his intellectual leanings and perception of the world. Part of his soul is everlastingly entwined in the noise of the street-scape. More than any other place, he identifies with Adventist Street, and sadly, could offer no explanation for the placelessness of the basin in the Guaico River where he used to fish; no one fishes there anymore. In such a cultural melee, he was able to find a compass, and subsequently, chart a course for life. Seven Years on Adventist Street characterizes the play and interplay of people and their roles, rituals, and religion in the creation of a community. In his poverty-stricken world during those early years, he became a literal forager of sorts in his immediate environment and was able to sometimes fend off his physical hunger. Nevertheless, the hunger for intellectual stimulation and development was ever present. Written on the wall of his elementary school was the proverb: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Taking this bit of biblical scripture as his guide, he purposed in his heart to keep focused on the goals that would emancipate him from the shackles of rebuff, ridicule, and want. Seven Years on Adventist Street reveals a fulfilling story of hope, prayer, perseverance, and providence.

Introducing Kent Mills, author of Once Upon A Time When Tobacco Was Good

“Since this is my first published book, I don’t know what I expected from a publishing company. What I found is a refreshing business relationship with Outskirts Press. They seem as excited about my book as I am. I have found a major difference in the way I am received by strangers when I introduce myself as an author. I have already recommended two people to Outskirts Press. Thank you so much for your continuing marketing support.”

Kent Mills lived through the time when tobacco was considered a good thing and a wonderful way to earn your living. Born in 1942, as a young boy, Mr. Mills’ winters were for schooling in the area’s only city, but all his summers were spent on his uncle’s tobacco farm where he lived from June until October. His humorous and streetwise writing style was developed from a mix of city boy/country boy living. Kent’s self-described punchline poetry, can be found in several books including Poet’s Domain, published by Patricia Adler of Hampton Roads Publishing, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902. Kent Mills’ contact information:

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Tobacco has not always been a negative word. A famous movie star who was later to become president of the United States was on billboards all over America, encouraging us to light up and enjoy life. “Once Upon a Time When Tobacco Was Good” tells this heartwarming story in a way that lets you live it just as if you were there.

Introducing Allen Boyle, author of Rejoicing Comes in the Morning

As a 65 year-old author, writing a first book, and being clueless about publishing, I found the Outskirts staff is not only helpful but also incredibly patient in answering all my dumb little questions. They’ve put together a great team of people and my wonderfully finished book is proof of their expertise. Thank you!

Allen Boyle and his beautiful bride of 45 years have four grown children and 13 grandchildren. He now lives in Southern California with his wife and two dogs, an AKC Champion Australian Cattle Dog named Tank and a miniature short-haired dachshund named Gretel (not a champion but she is a sweet little girl). Allen practices teaching Bible lessons to Gretel, who sits patiently but with questionable comprehension! This teacher’s alma mater is Dallas Bible College where he studied Bible following his eight years of service in the military. Now a retired elder, he holds a Masters-level DCS degree from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Mr. Boyle is currently finishing His Doctor of Ministries Degree (D. Min.) while he continues to write and teach adult Bible Studies. Allen is an accomplished writer, classroom and seminar teacher. He has taught throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Allen’s goal through his Bible studies, devotions, and treatises is to help Christian adults mature in Christ and to become more like Him, as He is revealed to them in the Scriptures. A Ph. D. Professor from another well-respected seminary recently described Allen as “sharp as a tack” after proofing one of his treatises. He went on to say, “Clearly, 23 brain surgeries have not affected this man’s thinking or writing ability.” Mr. Boyle’s testimony and other writing may be seen on his Website at:

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In 1992, Allen Boyle, a successful businessman, was hit by sudden, searing pain in his head, sending him to the emergency room. Eventually he was diagnosed with a cyst in the brain, a condition that would have a tremendous impact on his future, both physically and spiritually. After 23 surgeries, Allen has learned much about pain. But he has also gained some valuable insights into the benefits of pain and loss—-that there is hope and purpose behind suffering. He has discovered the secret to coping with pain both mental and physical and he shares his findings in a way that all readers can relate to. His hope is to encourage and give comfort to others, even as God has encouraged and comforted him. …REJOICING Comes in the Morning is a powerfully moving testament of courage, faith, and hope.

“Allen Boyle is living proof that his message and teaching on the subject of pain are grounded in the eternal reality that God is purposeful and that ‘all things work together for the good of those who love God…’ (Romans 8:28, HCSB). On that foundation of belief and understanding, Allen presents evidence from his personal journey, with clear and compelling support from Scripture, that the power to help others in times of crisis and pain emanates from the suffering that God allows to come into the lives of faithful Christians. Without a doubt, REJOICING Comes in the Morning will comfort and strengthen many of its readers who are struggling to make sense out of their own or others’ pain.” Dr. Gene A. Getz, President, Center for Church Renewal

What a fabulous story of a man’s faith through a long, serious battle with pain. Imagine, having 23 brain surgeries! Remarkable. Allen Boyle was a successful businessman, but a cyst in his brain discovered in 1992 drastically changed his life. And through it, he has come so much closer to God. What an inspiring story. It’s an “easy” read, something that is appropriate for both believers and non-believers. Allen uses just the right mix of Scriptures with his life story to explain his journey. I highly recommend it! Rick Monroe, Editor/Publisher Good News, etc. Christian newspaper Serving San Diego County for 29 years

Introducing Derold “De” Bates, author of Three Steps to Success in Parenting and in Life

I had a great experience as I went through the publishing procedures. Bridget and the others in each part of the the publishing were extremely helpful and quick to answer my questions. I am pleased with the final results. Thank you. Thank you.

Derold “De” Bates is an educator who has unique insights into effective human relations skills. Being raised in a blended family of 17 children gave him many opportunities to study parent to child and child to child interactions. Formal training: BS, University of Utah; MS, University of Utah; ED.S, Idaho State University. He was an Elementary School teacher for 10 years in Magna, Utah, and an Elementary School Principal 26 years In Pocatello, Idaho. He taught in Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and at Erdem Hotlogch College in Darkhan, Mongolia. Books he has written include: Discipline Made Easy and Keys to Success, for schools. And for parents, How to be a Parent in 3 Easy Steps. His popular presentations to the National Elementary School Principal’s Conventions, include “Discipline Made Easy,” “How to get Parents to do Their Jobs,” and Handling Hostile Humans.” He has taught discipline and parenting seminars in many of the Western United States and in Canada. He has taught Successful Parenting classes more than 10 years. He and his wife, Nyla have raised four children.

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Today many children leave home unprepared to succeed in the world they live in. Three Steps to Success takes stress out of parenting and puts fun in. We also help parents have more satisfaction in raising responsible, happy children.

Introducing Lawrence J King, author of Crumbs

Working with Outskirts Press to get my dream book Crumbs published was a tremendous experience. I learned a lot with the help and experience of Jerry Banks, my Publishing Consultant, Elaine Simpson, my Author Representative and others in the process who helped to make Crumbs (Cousins, Relatives, Uncles, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters) a success.

Everything in my process went well and on time, I was so happy when I received the finished copy of Crumbs and had it in my hands, I look forward to working with Outskirts Press on my next book. Thanks to the wonderful people at Outskirts for helping to make my dream of becoming the author of Crumbs, a successful and enjoyable read for many.

Lawrence J. King, is a first time author and life-long resident of Washington, DC. He enjoys real life stories, history, sports, music, family and friends.

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A tale of lives from a small country road to paved city streets of the nation’s most powerful city. Through difficult struggles surrounding lives of certain undervalued people who travel in a crumbling circle of uncertainty, broken promises, hunger and despair. Fresh minds spring with character, pride, joy and conviction that rough times don’t last forever. Damaged dreams with a strong heart, sense-full mind, endure in the eyes, minds and souls to gather ample crumbs of a normal life.