Introducing Angela M. Ford Roberson, author of Melodies of Life

“Thanks to all of you at Outskirts Press Publishing. I am very pleased and happy with my first book and could not have done it without your help. Kudos to my Author Representative and other team members who helped my book become a success.”

Angela M. Ford Roberson was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She is the 4th sibling of 9 children. She is the mother of 2 sons, DeMarlan and DeMaurian Roberson, both reside in Shreveport. She is a very proud grandmother of 5 beautiful souls. Angela’s passion is her love for children, she works as a paraprofessional teaching pre-k students and previously worked with special needs children. Angela’s passion for life is writing poetry. Poetry with emotion. Angela loves people and her smile is contagious. “Believe in you, hang in there and Believe God, faithfully…because what is done through Him is Blessed also by Him.”

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“I Hope Your Emotions Run As Deep As Mine… Welcome to Life’s Rhythms…..” Melodies of Life is a continuous flow of life through life’s journeys. The joys, pains, sorrows, and happiness that carries our own tune, beat, or rhythmic flow of our hearts…Welcome to Emotions…Truth, insightful, inspirational, spiritual and fun…Just Believe…..

Introducing Paula Flournoy, author of Poems Purposed by God Sending a Message of Inspiration

“My experience with Outskirts Press was awesome. My author representative was very efficient. She made the process an excellent one. Awesome job to everyone that was apart of this journey with me.”

Paula Flournoy is originally from Stamps, Arkansas and moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. Faithful and committed to the calling upon her life. She encourages others through the inspiration of God’s word to always trust Him and never give up.

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Your Daily Walk With God. God is always present with you in every situation that you face in life. You must know that He will sustain you through whatever challenges that you are dealing with. The poems in this book are purposed to encourage your daily walk with God through the spiritual, mental, financial, and physical struggles of life. Remember, no matter what you deal with in life God is always there to help you through the process of the hurt, pain, and sorrow. I pray that the poems will also encourage you to keep the faith, and know that all things will work out for your good.

Introducing Charles Sacchetti, author of Knowing He’s There: True Stories of God’s Subtle Yet Unmistakable Touch

“My Author Representative was a joy to work with. She was very responsive to all of my requests and communicated in a very timely fashion.”

Charlie Sacchetti was born in 1947 and raised in a tightly knit, working-class neighborhood in southwest Philadelphia. Here he learned right from wrong, a strong work ethic, and the importance of standing by your word, your family, and your friends. He earned a baseball scholarship to Temple University, graduating in 1969. After a brief stint in professional baseball, Charlie returned to the university and was employed there for thirteen years. In 1983, he began his current career in industrial chemical sales. In May of 2016, he submitted the commentary piece entitled Getting in the Game, which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mother’s day. One month later, his piece, Getting the Message, was submitted and published on Father’s day in the Courier-Post. The idea of publishing his first book of essays, It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Want to Change, was born from hearing many requests to do so, from friends and strangers alike. That book was published in July of 2017.

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Do you know that you’ve been touched? In 2017, soon after the author published his first book, It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Want To Change, he had a feeling that there was more to be done. While attending mass one Sunday, he realized that God was doing the nudging. Clearly, it was time to write Knowing He’s There: True Stories of God’s Subtle Yet Unmistakable Touch, a book highlighting how our loving God demonstrates His presence in our lives. The author writes of experiences through which one can see God’s influence, as these twenty-five essays are presented in ways that are solemn, humorous, and heartwarming. Throughout this work, his strong relationships with family, friends, and the influences of his ethnic heritage and religious, middle-class upbringing are obvious. Before the writing began, it became apparent that God had touched the author’s life in many ways, often quite subtly. He reasoned that God wanted him to discover the source of these blessings for himself by raising his awareness. This book is written with the hope that readers will at least consider God’s possible influence on their lives, both in the past and in the present … not to mention the future.

Introducing Linda M. Hanahan, author of Not Alone In the Unknown: Living a Life of Trust

“This was my third book published by Outskirts Press and, once again, I am very pleased! Throughout the entire process, my Author Representataive was always very prompt in responding to me, as well as very patient!”

Linda M. Hanahan is a graduate of Western Illinois University, a retired elementary school teacher, and a follower of Jesus Christ. She has published two previous books, Touched from Above and The Journey Continues. She and her husband Bob currently live in Florida. They have two married children.

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Not Alone . . . We might think we have a clear picture of what lies ahead. But in truth, each of us steps daily into “unknown territory.” Jesus desires to walk this journey personally with you and with me, sharing every joy and every sorrow. I invite you to join me as together we travel this road with Him. “Linda’s writings are refreshingly authentic. Through the lens of her own journey of life, she comes alongside of her readers and accompanies them on those pilgrimages which are unique to each one of them. As you ponder the vignettes which she shares, you will find yourself laughing one moment and shedding a tear the next, only to be assured that you are not alone as you travel through this life together.” -David M. Keazirian, Educator and Ministry Consultant “Linda’s writings reveal a relationship between her and God that is warm and loving. Her stories remind us that growth can be wonderful but can also include growing pain. In her books, we are invited to journey alongside Linda. We learn that a relationship with God can truly be personal and that God is calling each of us into a unique relationship with Him . . . a relationship not always easy but defined by love and purpose.” -Russell Holloway, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Introducing Edward Kleinguetl, author of Encounter: Experiencing the Divine Presence

“It was a good experience.”

Edward Kleinguetl is a deacon in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and also serves the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic). Deacon Ed has been extensively involved in parish missions and retreats for varying age groups, both in the United States and China. He has written extensively on Eastern Christian spirituality including works on the Jesus Prayer and theosis. In connection with his interests on these topics, he has been on pilgrimage to St. Antony’s monastery in Egypt and to Mt. Athos in Greece. Encounter: Experiencing the Divine Presence leverages his graduate thesis and is a complementary book to Journey: Striving for Our Destiny. Deacon Ed holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University, a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a MA in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. He was ordained to the diaconate on February 3, 2007 by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston. In secular life, Ed is a partner with Grant Thornton, LLP, working in Transaction Advisory Services.

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Christ is the light which pierces the darkness. We often find ourselves in darkness. Battle lines have been drawn. The messages of the secular world stand in contrast to the Gospel. We question. We doubt. We feel lost and emptiness inside seems to be growing. Where is God? Jesus himself tells us that if we lose the light, how dark that darkness will become. God is not distant. Through his Son Jesus, he reveals his great love for us; how he desires to be close to us and to enter into a personal relationship with each of us. We just need to be open to his presence. For those who are lost, who find themselves in the dark and who are searching for something lasting, we extend a simple invitation: Come and see. Consider how life in Christ is the only true source of lasting happiness. Experience a God who is always near. Discover or re-discover a faith that is ever ancient, ever new. Christ is the true light that has come into the world and darkness cannot overcome it.

Introducing Todd Greiner, author of Miracle Man

“I have been very pleased with the publishing process. I am very pleased with the physical appearance of the book.”

Todd Greiner currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Sue. They have two adult children and one granddaughter. Todd has led a multivocational life. He has been a pastor since 1975, a pilot for over twenty-six years, a flight instructor for over twenty-three years, and a small-business owner. His passion is to glorify Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life.

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Reading this book will bring you to the point of recognizing what God has done in your life. God has miraculously worked in all our lives, and too often we do not recognize that it was His grace and mercy. Reality TV shows like, I Shouldn’t Be Alive; I Survived; Trauma: Life in the E.R.; and Untold Stories of the E.R. are exciting TV shows. Unfortunately, most of the time, luck, fate, or good fortune is credited for the miracle that happened in these people’s lives instead of God’s divine intervention. In this book, you will read the story of an ordinary man whose life was touched in an extraordinary way from the moment of conception by the sovereign hand of God.

Introducing Madelyne and Larry Spann, author of May Learns To Pray

“We were pleased with our Author Representative. As far as our overall experience, there is definitely a learning curve to figure a few things out, but I would use this company again for future projects.”

Devoting most of her professional career working in the library system, Madelyne Spann LOVES books. After recently retiring of 30+ years working for the Berkeley County Library System in South Carolina, the Mayor of Goose Creek gave a special proclamation to honor her years of service to the community. Post retirement, she decided it was time to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a published author. Inspired by journal entries Madelyne recorded while observing her first grandchild Maylene, she developed a series of books about an inquisitive little girl named May. As a Pastor’s wife, Madelyne thought the first story in the series should be the simple act of teaching May a prayer of thanks. Madelyne is the mother of 3, and enlisted the help of her eldest son Larry as co-author. She is married to Pastor Samuel E. Spann, and the couple reside in South Carolina.

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Like many energetic curious toddlers, May hates bedtime. Each night she tries to find any excuse to stay awake just a little while longer. On one particular night, she is determined not to go to bed! Despite numerous attempts to stall, May is finally carried off to bed by her father. While reciting the custom children’s prayer “Now I lay me down to sleep,” May had an idea! She was going to stretch the prayer out for as long as she could. Though Dad was amused and could see through the ruse, he decided to flip the situation to use as an opportunity to teach May a prayer of thanks. We go through the day in the life of little May to discover the many little blessings to be thankful for. Any parent wishing to start their child on their personal spiritual journey will enjoy this heart-warming story of gratitude, wonder…and bananas!