Introducing Tess Kossow, author of I’m Very Ferris: A Child’s Story about In Vitro Fertilization

“Outskirts Press assisted me in turning my career dream into a reality. I’m Very Ferris became a real, tangible book for children to fall in love with as a beautifully illustrated story that only Outskirts Press could produce. I highly recommend this company for all authors ready to make their mark on the world through a book.”

Tess Kossow is following her entrepreneurial dream with her editorial passion which allows her to be closer to husband, Dan, their son, Ferris, and loyal pup, Mr Big. With approximately one in eight couples experiencing infertility, the topic of IVF is more and more relevant in today’s society. Children, as much as adults, deserve the knowledge of understanding this dedicated process of reproduction, lovingly told through the life of a child.

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Book description…

Families are made every day, in many ways! Meet Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about his entrance into the world. Told from a child’s point of view, “I’m Very Ferris” gently explains infertility through in vitro fertilization and celebrates the miracle of Ferris’ birth in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book. So join Ferris as he kicks off this refreshingly honest children’s series with an introduction to IVF and what his mama and dad experienced so that they, too, could have a baby of their very own!

Introducing Tom Streit, author of Things That Shouldn’t Be Buried

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Tom Streit is a twice-retired former Training Director and Pharmacy Technician who believes behind every pair of eyes is a story or series of stories, as is the case with this book. Motivated by this belief, Tom encourages his readers to examine their own life stories in a search for bits of wisdom they have gained which should be shared with others to help them on their journey through life. Using his down home style, Tom speaks to the mind and the heart about practical, philosophical, and spiritual lessons learned on his personal pathway. The father of two sons, one from each of two marriages, he freely relates both ups and downs encountered along the way.

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Book description…

As surely as God made green apples, He also has set a date for us to enter into an eternal life of peace and joy. A question to consider is this: “Do I want my package of knowledge, skill, and wisdom to be buried with me?” For this voyager, the answer was clear. The purpose of this writing is threefold: first, to share things I’ve learned which should not be buried, secondly, to gratefully acknowledge those who helped me learn them, and finally, to give God all the glory for those deathless contents found in the package of my life. This book will describe times and events in life in which I struggled. It will also reveal instances when I was able to think and act effectively. Some of these experiences may parallel events and circumstances you have already faced or may encounter in the future. My desire is that you will find something here to prepare, lift, and encourage you on your journey.

Introducing Jurea Jordan-Bethea, author of Love Thy Daughters

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Jurea Jordan-Bethea is a married mother of four children, and she has three grandchildren. She works in retail management and is the CEO of Love Thy Daughters, Inc., a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and teenagers. Visit the author’s website at or

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Book description…

Help teach girls to be powerful-not powerless! “Love Thy Daughters” is a short, simple guide for young women covering topics from prayer, faith, modesty, social media, friendships, goals and dreams, and more. Written by a mother of two daughters as a work of love, this book shares life lessons and wisdom to inspire, uplift, and encourage girls to become strong, confident women.