Introducing Harry Anderson, author of Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie

“I am 80 years old and have learned to be suspicious of the hype coming from businesses. But that same inner voice that compelled me to write Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie – a factual account of coping with the loss of my house to fire – whispered to me to sign on with Outskirts Press. A miracle got me through my disaster, and a miracle again got my book published.”

Harry Anderson, a retired teacher of writing and literature, lives happily in the village of Harmony, Rhode Island, where he leads book discussions and writes for Your Smithfield Magazine. The Rhode Island Press Association has twice awarded him First Place honors.

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Book description…

They fled their burning home into the night and watched with horror and disbelief the flames eating through the roof over their daughter’s bedroom. Thus began an elderly couple’s struggle to overcome trauma and to rebuild. Braced by the outpouring of good will, they regained composure. But more than good will was needed to deal with such exigencies as insurance matters, temporary shelter, demolition, and reconstruction. With almost no library materials to be had to help, they relied on what they thought to be a sign of hope: only their Bible, miraculously, lay undamaged among all the other books. Was it happenstance or was it a miracle that guided them through the maze of decisions and requisites that faced them? Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie gives a candid account of this elderly couple’s triumph over adversity. It is written with the intent that others – victims of house fires – may glean from this story something to help them also to triumph.

Introducing Caron Asgarali, author of From Lion to Lamb

“The decision to self-publish left me with many questions, many of them quite daunting. After discussions with another Outskirts Press author, I decided to research the site. I was impressed with the ease with which I was able to glean information from the site and at the range of services offered, catering for any budget. Working with Outskirts Press provided solutions for any difficulties which arose, their responses were prompt and effective and the quality of the front and back cover as well as the layout of the interior was excellent. Thank you Outskirts Press.”

Caron Asgarali is a chemistry teacher in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was the victim of a violent crime in January, 2013 when she was shot in the face. She shares the challenges encountered and how she overcame them as a means of imbuing hope to others.

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Is it your desire to emerge victorious from the stranglehold of adversity? Then walk in the footsteps of a gunshot victim and experience the austerity of physical and spiritual recuperation! In this book, From Lion to Lamb: A Spiritual Journey, you will learn lessons, influenced by the Sermon on the Mount, on faith and submission, empathy and magnanimity, Hope and courage, and the promise of greater glory. “Caron gives her message in simple and clear terms, promoting such universal principles as love, peace, kindness…, From Lion to Lamb is well worth reading.” — Philip G. Rochford, Author and Empowerment Strategist

Introducing Jacqueline Mortenson, author of Using the Sword of the Spirit

“For more than twenty years, I’ve had a dream of making the scriptures readily accessible for people with various needs. Many thanks to Outskirts Press for making my dream come true. They published my book and what an awesome job they did. Everyone on my team did incredible work. They took such tender care of the scriptures and did everything I asked of them. What a publishing company!”

Jacqueline Mortenson grew up in northern Wisconsin, attended Catholic school taught by Franciscan nuns, and today resides with her husband, Dick, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. They have four grown children.

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Can’t Find the Right Scriptures – Look No Further. Have you ever searched for a scripture when you, or someone you knew, were in need of healing, protection, or financial provision? This book contains dozens of categories with scriptures taken from the New American Bible which enables one to find the right verse from God’s Word in a hurry. Whatever your own needs might be, God’s Word has the answer – and this little book will help you find it!

Introducing Sue Carver, author of Above the Fog

“This is the first book I have published. I do plan on using your company again and now I know more of what to expect.”

Sue Carver is a wife, mother and grandmother based in Sequim Washington for the past 42 years. You will see her passion in everything she does and the fight to retain her happiness and the will to never give up. Her true story will amaze you.

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Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was one of the most tragic mistakes made by man and it has affected millions. Above the Fog is a powerful story of one women’s struggle with DES (diethylstilbestrol). The drug was developed in 1937 as the first synthetic estrogen..Millions of pregnant women who had previous miscarriages or premature births were given this drug in hopes of correcting the problem with their pregnancies.. Years later the tragic results started showing up in the daughters and later on in the sons. This story is about one women, who never gave up in the face of her repeated health issues caused by DES or her family’s extraordinary health problems. She was determined to face the hard times with dignity and grace.

Introducing Carolyn Young, author of The Six of Me

“I had a wonderful experience with Outskirts Press. I definitely will be a repeat customer when my next book is ready for publication.”

As a child of only 8 years of age, Carolyn Young’s life was saved by the gift of fragmenting her psyche. But living with DID as an adult, her life was shattered, dysfunctional, and chaotic. Through the anguish experienced during therapy, she diligently worked to overcome and she have since integrated leaving her whole and living a life she never thought possible.

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most widely misunderstood psychological conditions. Many people are not comfortable with the concept of DID due to their fear and mis-perceptions. However, the exquisite and complex psychological and emotional mechanisms at work in dissociative identity disorder provide life-saving safety to trauma victims. In The Six of Me, Carolyn Young explores ideas and feelings about DID, bringing an informed first-hand perspective to this misunderstood and controversial diagnosis. If you have never been introduced to the idea of DID, this book will open your mind and heart. A beautiful and important book for all readers, The Six of Me opens a window into a unique and beautiful form of self-preservation in extreme circumstances. Visit the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation website, www.isst-d.org for further information about Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Introducing Julie Gonder, author of Prayer Testimonies

“Going into this I was totally clueless about how to get a book published but my book was written, and I couldn’t wait to see it ‘out’ there to help people so I jumped on board with Outskirts Press. Their website was easy to navigate which is a big plus for someone like me who isn’t real ‘techno-savvy’ and every question I asked from the beginning until the very end has been answered with clarity and personal attention. I thank you Outskirts Press team and highly recommend anyone wanting to pursue this rewarding, fun-filled world of writing to go with Outskirts Press!”

Julie Gonder was born and raised in a small town in Wyoming. She is 49 years of age and happily married to her husband of 26 years. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren with another on the way. Having endured an intense, bully-filled childhood and stormy, alcoholic teen years with little family support, she found herself wanting to take her own life. One night in a drunken stupor, she almost succeeded. However, the next morning she awoke only to realize that God had miraculously stopped the pistol from firing. From then on, she started searching for Him and when she entered into a marriage that later, she would understand was part of God’s plan to deliver her from her past’s influence, she knew she had found the love of her life. Two wonderful children came from the marriage and since then, 2 wonderful grandchildren. The Lord has used every experience and person in Julie’s life along the way to teach her about Him and to see the miracle in living a faith-filled life. She still resides in the same town and has been aiding in teaching elementary aged children for 10 years. She enjoys singing and playing bass guitar at the local Pentecostal church which she and her husband founded in the year 2000, as well as in the Christian Contemporary band “Upper Millstone” which writes its own music to bring glory to Jesus. When not spending leisure time with the grandbabies, Julie can be found fishing, camping, or writing to preserve all the masterful, splendid dealings God has enriched her life with. hungabunga16@live.com

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In finding a desire inside to want to relate personal issues in my lifetime to my children and grandchildren, as well as influence them with how Christ can save, protect, heal, empower, and accompany us, I found writing to be unequaled in its ability to serve. As the writing advanced, I found myself seeking the Lord so much on the issues that have sprung up throughout the years, that I could hardly wait for the next opportunity to sit down and write. I would then experience His presence again and again as He spoke through scripture and His Holy Spirit which would prove to clear up questions that obviously had remained unanswered for too long a time. When giving loved ones an opportunity to read some of the text, I was surprised at how they yearned for more. When a few close friends would read it, their laughter and concern assured me that not only was the text informative and helpful, but entertaining as well. This led me to ask God for guidance as I pondered through prayer if these short testimonial stories were to be in book form and shared with many people. The day to day situations that comprise the book range from trivial, light hearted matters to major life changing events and God’s supernatural presence is sometimes expected, and other times surprising to witness how He had an event all lined out. The short stories keep the reader engrossed as first it is recommended to read the scripture verses that create an overtone for the lesson learned. The testimony is then given, next a short connection between the scripture and the events that took place, and then the outcome of how God brought about His desired results in the lives involved. The purpose of this book is to help people see that through the worst situations, God can and does mold us into righteousness, desires for us to live in peace, and creates a curiosity within us to find out who He is and how we can get to know Him.

Introducing Lisa Hare Wimberly, author of My Heart Makes Its Home in a Faraway Land

“My experience publishing with Outskirts Press has been exceptional! I did extensive research on them and other self-publishing companies, as this was my first book, before I made my decision to go with Outskirts Press. On average, the others would have cost me at least twice as much to go through them, with less to show from it. I chose the Ultimate package, because it offered everything I was looking for–and more! Jackie and Brie have been there for me every step of the way, answering questions in a timely manner. And we were thrilled when the books arrived at our doorstep days before we expected them! The marketing materials that I have received by email have been very informative and useful. I received good reviews from readers that can be seen on Amazon.com. I have my own webpage and Sales Sheet; I even got to do an audio excerpt for my webpage! Outskirts Press makes the process of marketing the book very user-friendly. If and when the time comes for me to get another book published, I will not hesitate to use Outskirts Press!”

Lisa Hare Wimberly enjoys expressing herself through poetry and songwriting as an outlet of her faith. She has three children and four grandchildren, and owns a small business in Elkhart, Indiana, where she resides with her husband, Mark.

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This book is comprised of poems and reflections that the Lord has given me over the past few years. Finding that so many need to wake up to the fact that the Lord is coming back soon, I have felt an urgency for others to read and hear what, I feel, comes from the heart of God. We don’t know when He will return for His own, but He has called me to do my part in sharing His love and His Word with those who will hear… I began writing poetry as my mother-in-law lay in the hospital in Elkhart, Indiana… just days before going home to meet her Lord Jesus, whom she loved and served for over 60 years of her life. Even though I knew her for only four short years, during that time she inspired a longing in me to know my Lord better and to draw closer to Him. As a result, my Father in heaven began pouring into me words that became poems and songs… Some of the poems may make you laugh, some may make you cry, but they will all make you THINK!