Introducing Dale Cathell, author of Pete the Greek: An Entrepreneurial Life

“I am very familiar with the self-publishing business. I have written and published four prior books using another publisher. But the process with the other publisher was very complicated and at times even painful. I picked Outskirts Press for my last book and it was a great choice. My Author Representatives guided me through the publishing process and the process was the most efficient that I have experienced. And you produced a beautiful book. The formatting of the photos was great. I would never have thought of setting them off by the change in the color of the pages. Also, highlighting the paragraphs within the quotes was much more attractive than the way I had done it in my manuscript. Over the years, I have become very familiar with the self-publishing business. I know there are disappointed writers whose expectations exceeded their talents and they end up blaming the publisher for their own shortcomings. And then go online to vent. I have always considered them as crybabies. When a publisher, such as Outskirts Press, so improves my work by the way in which the book was formatted, I am almost stunned. Thank you again for making the publication process so pleasant.”

In 2003 the author published his first book, a novel, From Lands Over. Set primarily in Ocean City, Maryland it became a bestseller in the local coastal markets of the mid-Atlantic. It was described as a “hidden treasure” by the Writer’s Digest and was described as “an often passionate and sometimes earthy book which will hold your attention. It is entertaining . . . and moves along quickly.” “The Law Clerk.” In Books in Review in the Wave, it was described as “. . . a roller coaster ride of thrills and excitement. . . .The fishing passages are particularly vivid and demonstrate the author’s love of the sea.” His second novel, Scent of Lilacs, was also received favorably. His first biography, “Empires of the Crab,” was awarded a Silver Medal for non-fiction in the Independent Publishers ‘Ippy’ awards in 2007. He is also the author of Wading Through the Swamp – Memoirs of a Bad Boy, published in 2014 that, among other things, revealed the identity of the person who had murdered a local girl. It was met with great interest and much comment.

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From selling Christmas trees on street corners in Washington to becoming a multi-millionaire philanthropist, this is a success story of the son of immigrants who combined vision, risk-taking and a desire for perfection and became a leading restauranteur, businessman and world-class angler. It is an example of how thousands, if not tens of thousands, of immigrant families have made major contributions to the culture and economy of the United States. This is the true life legend of Peter Paul Boinis.

Introducing Jackie Fischer, author of The Lost Branch

“Outskirts Press, especially my author representative guided me through the process with the utmost professionalism and quality service. She not only communicated with me but also my cousins in Italy with regards to completing The Lost Branch, a book that we will treasure and share with the world forever. We also want to thank Outskirts Press for having welcomed our ideas, allowing my cousin and us to make this book in collaboration. They were available at any time to communicate with us and to constantly provide us with great advice. The Lost Branch has come out magnificently thanks to Outskirts Press! We are so excited to share with Italy as well…Marialuisa and Francesca Paladino. I am so proud to have chosen Outskirts Press and I will continue to recommend them to future authors. Thank you again Outskirts Press, we couldn’t have found our Lost Branch without you. You are amazing!”

Jackie Fischer “The General” is 46 years old and lives in Coram, New York. She is a full time Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation for the past 20 years. She is married and has one son. Her interests include hiking, skiing, playing piano, tennis, and walking her dog Woody. She loves to travel when her time allows. About of Marialuisa (illustrator) “Giggles” Marialuisa is 21 years old. She lives in Petrosino, Sicily. She graduated in the top two percent of her High School, Geometra. Her expertise in English earned her a trip of a lifetime to study in England. With her passion for learning and her interests of photography, illustrating, and music, she will one day find her dream career. She loves spending time with her family, friends and enjoys all animals. Traveling and visiting the United States has always been her dream.

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The story of my Sicily connection is fun to tell. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about Sicily, and how our family in America reconnected with our relatives across the sea. There were two brothers that were separated at a young age because of the strict rules of immigration back in the early 1900’s. A hundred years later, a reunion of two families finally took place. There were sad times, happy adventures and special moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

Introducing Jim Davis, author of The Last Resort: Going Back to Mexico

“Like many authors, I am interested in writing, not the details of publishing. When I discovered One-Click publishing, I said to myself, This is for me. Now I can go back to writing.”

Jim Davis is professor and dean emeritus at the University of Denver. The author of eight academic books, he is now retired from teaching and administration to work full time on writing fiction. The Last Resort is his debut novel. Widely traveled, Jim lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife Adelaide, who is originally from Brazil. Jim can be reached at: Home page: Email: Facebook: Jim Davis, author

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Marquito Gonzales, an outstanding student and high school track star, is forced to return to Mexico with his undocumented parents. The young man has lost everything-his chance to go to college, his girlfriend, and his dreams. After ten years in America, Marquito is now a waiter at the upscale Sunset Point Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, and he is angry, confused, and vulnerable. When he meets a red-haired runaway radical named Ashley-a tattooed gringa who feeds his anger and resentment-together they formulate a plan to shut down the resort and terrorize the guests. Time-share owners at Sunset Point, Vera and Ollie Webster sit at Marquito’s table for breakfast each morning. Now retired, Ollie questions the value of his law career and ponders anew the purpose of life. Vera, a retired social worker, wants to do some good with their wealth before they die by helping the workers they have befriended, particularly Marquito, who seems so lost and upset. Can she match him up with Maribel, the dimpled breakfast cook who watches him with loving eyes? Set against the glorious backdrop of a five-star Mexican hotel, The Last Resort is an unforgettable novel about losing one dream and building another. It’s the story of young romance as well as the love between an older couple, longtime friends who together discover a greater purpose for their lives.

Introducing Avinash Bagal, author of Promiseland

“Leona was outstanding in her communications with me and was a great help in every step of the publishing process.”

Dr. Avinash Bagal came to the U.S. in 1959 as a student. After getting his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, he worked in the U.S. and across the world before retiring. He has three children and five grandchildren and lives in Virginia with his wife.

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From Eisenhower to Obama, the country has changed. Landscapes have changed, politics have changed, cars and TV’s changed from American to Japanese and Chinese made. Buicks, Chevrolets and Chryslers were traded for Toyotas, Hondas, and Nissans. Starbucks redefined coffee and Tiger Woods owned the golf course. Yet the people haven’t changed! They have remained the same friendly, generous, football-loving crowd that sometimes gets fooled by politicians and TV priests alike, but not for long. I changed from a scared young man landing at Pier 90 in New York to a retired grandfather who somehow succeeded in planting both of his feet firmly, one in the U.S. and the other in his birthplace, India. My notion of being American also changed, from the John Wayne and Esther Williams images seen in Sunday matinees to a regular, life-loving, hard-working, family-first people who just don’t know how to give up. Even as I travelled into an ever-shrinking world, I found that America stayed with me. Here are a few stories from over half a century of work and life in the United States and beyond – some happy, some funny and a few that may draw a tear or two from you. There’s still more to come. Who knows, I may even write a sequel at 100!

Introducing Barbara Zavada, author of The Immigrant

“Bridget, my author representative instilled professionalism and confidence in my first attempt to publish. It was a learning experience to manage my book solely by the internet. Thanks Bridget for your patience.”

About Barbara Zavada. A unique story recounting the horrors of the author’s childhood in Germany during WW II. This account follows her new life in America as an accomplished artist, raising her family in Connecticut. The author now lives in the remote desert of Eastern Utah.

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This autobiography is the story of sheer survival in war torn Germany. Escaping the Eastern Zone, survival in the West before immigrating to the land of freedom, the USA. Joy and appreciation of the freedom of the new immigrant combined with selfless hard labor. Talents and gifts brought from the old world to contribute and enrich their adoptive land. Survival and adventure was to be the theme of my story, heritage for my descendants. More though this immigrant heritage was to enrich the United States of America. This story lay dormant for many years in a life of hard toil for every day living. Arriving on the American shores, little could I have foreseen a life so rich in experiences and colorful to unfold. Granted were freedom of choice for a satisfying career as an artist, raising a family, contributing to community and country. Many honors surprised me such as Marquis Who’s Who in American Women, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, International Woman of the Year and many more. The Immigrant is everyone’s heritage. May it be enjoyed. May it be thought provoking about everyones roots. May there be grace and thanks in a fulfilling life.

Introducing Diana S. Long, author of Over the Bridge of Yesterday

“Being a first time writer, I didn’t know what to expect or how publishing worked. I had it set in my mind on how I wanted the jacket cover to look and they worked with me. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the finished product looked. I hope to continue to write and will rely on OP to work with me in the future. Thanks to all my team members at OP!”

Diana S. Long was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan but currently resides in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

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Our story begins at Stonehenge, England in the year 1893. Monte Cootes and his family are Celtic Druids and will soon be immigrating to America. Each family member received a sacred stone representing England; when held and meditated upon they can draw energy from nature, and it serves Monte well over time. Monte’s family settles in Alpena, Michigan where Marie is born. Due to the circumstances of Marie’s birth in 1894 she is adopted by an Engineer and his wife. Monte, upon seeing Marie for the first time hears a woman’s voice whisper “wait for me, wait for me”. Several years later he hears the soft whisper again and this time he sees her image; he starts to understand the message he’s being given. Very early in the story the two families become close neighbors; although they are as different as night and day. Marie experiences both worlds; the care free natural world of the Celtic Druids and the society elite with their pampered lifestyles. Monte and Marie were always meant to share a life together and over the years they grow closer; but events, circumstances and promises made would keep them apart. Monte was determined to take Marie for his wife; he set out on a path that would give him the profession needed to give Marie the social standing she had been groomed for without giving up the traditions of being a Celtic Druid. In the end Marie made her own decision.

Introducing Rosa Gonzales, author of Jesus The Healer

“Publishing my book with Outskirts Press is the best experience. They were so patient and did better than I expected. Thanks to all the team at Outskirts Press.”

My name is Rosa L. Gonzalez, I come from a family of eleven children. I was born on a farm in Mexico. I’ve been married for 20 years and I have two children, but in truth, I have nothing good to say about myself. The only thing that is good in me is what the Lord has done for me. Since I was seven years old I began working with my father in the field. My parents would only send me to school when all the work in the field was finished. Every year I would be placed in first grade so at age thirteen I did not want to return to school. At seventeen years of age I went to work in the city and a lady taught me how to read, write and the basics of math in two weeks. I only had two weeks to learn what was being taught to me or else I would’ve gotten fired and have had to return to the field and work with my father from sunrise to sunset, which was very difficult. My goal was to work in the city in order to send money to my dad so that he too would not have had to work in the fields. That was a promise I made to my father. The Lord fulfilled the promise I had made to my father. Two years later I was promoted to manager in the place that I was employed. I do not consider myself as an example to set for others. I just want to share what the Lord has done for me over my shortcomings and mistakes. The Lord shows no partiality. Deuteronomy 10: 17 Whenever there is a broken and contrite heart, that is where the Lord will be. To save, to heal, to bless you and give you life. Just dare to speak to him directly, he is faithful and powerful and never fails.

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Walking with Jesus. On this book also I testified from a personal experience. I was dead for more than three hours. At that time I went to heaven and walk with the Lord Jesus. After That He return me to my body and gave me another chance, so I could tell the world that our God is real, trust Him because everything that He says in his word will be fulfilled. I’d like to emphasize the purpose of this book in three points: First, realize that the Lord can heal any illness through his servants. He uses his servants through his Holy Spirit. (Mark 16:17-18 NKJV) And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. Second, realize that the Lord will be manifested in their life, above all, regardless of their condition, situation, education, race, religion or denomination. (Deuteronomy 10:17 NKJV) For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. At times we think that God only works miracles on good people, or that we have to arrive at certain level of spirituality to be able to receive something of Him, but this is not true. God does good things with all the people. We all have called upon Him even when we have been entangled in crimes and sins and He has heard delivered and forgiven us. He transformed us because that is what He came for. As noted in… (Luke 19:10 NKJV) for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that who which was lost. So if consider yourself a sinner and feel unworthy of God’s favor you are qualified. The Lord came for you and he wishes to work miracles in your life. Finally I wish to make you aware of the life after physical death. Based on what I have experienced, the life after the death is more real than the very life we are living now. Because when you think of passed things you recall them vaguely but when you are there and recall passed or present things you see them in tangible form. All the senses are opened to the fullest. You are conscious of everything and you feel all. In (Luke 16:19-31) you find a story the Lord Jesus told of the rich man and Lazarus. Read and see that this is real. If I can make you aware even a little in any of these three points, I will have fulfilled my purpose.