Introducing Ronald Montgomery, author of No Turning Back

“The beginning of my writing journey began on Carmel Beach, in California. That journey changed direction when I discovered Outskirts Press – when I decided to put my poetry into print. I selected Outskirts based on a number of factors – value, quality and responsiveness. I have remained with Outskirts Press because they have proven their worth to me over a period of seven years and seven books. Each book project has been part of my development. In the beginning, I knew a little about self-publishing and the processes. After seven books, my expectations are validated by experience, and my anticipation is whetted by positive past Outskirt Press performance. The most valuable part of the process has been the coaching and support provided by the publishing professionals assigned to my projects. What could have been painfully slow and grueling to a novice was pleasant and speedy.”

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“Because I didn’t know what I didn’t know, ‘not doing’ was never a consideration. Because I didn’t know that communicating through poetry was a particular skill that required knowledge of the rules and tradition, I never considered not beginning this adventure. I’ve spent some time watching my children grow up and realized that until they are imprisoned by words like limits, rules and boundaries, they are unfettered creators. When I write, I call on my childlike nature as I explore life’s experiences. More often than not, I walk away from my work with fresh perspectives. I have now arrived at this point, where the starting point is out of sight. The goal of the ‘High Calling’ is visible, but the journey is far from over.”

Introducing Todd Michael Putnam, author of The Garden of Life

“You may remember that you and your team helped to get my book The Garden of Life published a few months ago. I wanted to let you know that I got my first professional review back from blueink.com and it was very positive. They gave The Garden of Life a Starred Review, which puts it in roughly the top 4% of all book reviews that they do. It also means that the book will get reviewed again by a high level Review Board who will determine if it meets the criteria for a “Best Book” award, which is their top award that is very rarely given. I feel that you and your team, especially your book cover designer and your editor, are a very big part of getting such a positive review on my very first book, so I wanted to thank you and hope that you will let your team members know what a valuable part of the success of The Garden of Life they and their work have been. Their efforts and yours are deeply appreciated and I thought they just might like to know that readers and critics alike are raving about the final product of our work.”

Todd Michael Putnam currently lives in Florida and is continuing his career as an IT Professional. His passion is for uncovering simple strategies that make life more enjoyable and then using that knowledge to help others. His other hobbies include movies, psychology, flight simulators and walking. The Garden of Life is his first book.


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“An instant classic. The Garden of Life is entertaining, enlightening and empowering from the very first page to the last. This enchanting tale is filled with gentle wisdom and simple truths that offer crystal clear insight into what really matters in life. This is one garden that you owe it to yourself to spend time in.” -M. Johnson, New York
“This book could not have come at a better time in my life. I am able to take away from this read many things that will help me throughout my life. I think the author is on to something big.” -K. Campbell, Florida
The Garden of Life captured my heart and eased my grieving soul. A must read for all who are needing a different outlook on life’s challenges with the help of a charming fable that heals your pain & enraptures your spirit.” -T. Barrett, Florida “An inspirational journey of the soul meant to be read over and over again!” -H. Normandin, New York
“This book is written with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Simple words. Easy to understand. We are all on a journey in our life. Thank you for reminding me of my own journey.” -S. Houser-Segal, Florida
“Using simple yet powerful story-telling reminiscent of the great Aesop, the author provides a practical guide to creating and living a positive and purposeful life. As I journeyed along with the characters, I laughed, cried, and discovered meaningful ways to nourish relationships, deal with adversity and loss, and find focus by weeding out distractions in the garden of my own life.” -S. Baker, Florida

Introducing Linda K. Reed, author of Winter of 1950

“I would like to thank the Outskirts Team for the amazing job they did helping me publish my first book!”

Linda K. Reed is retired. She enjoys spending time on the water and the companionship of her dogs, Patsy (aka Pooper) and a big boy named Sue. She has four children and eight beautiful grandchildren, all of whom make her very proud. Winter of 1950 is her first book.


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Just when Linda thought life couldn’t be more perfect, the Universe threw her a curve she didn’t see coming-and that was just the beginning. After a long journey and despite the bumps, the bruises, and the heartache, she managed to land on her feet and find the joy of peace and serenity.

“We are all children of the Universe, and we all deserve the very best life has to offer-regardless of our beliefs and the curves life throws our way.”

Written with great wisdom and compassion, Linda’s memoir celebrates the growth we experience when life hands us unexpected “gifts” that help us discover something greater than ourselves. Just when I thought life could not be more perfect the Universe threw a curve I didn’t see coming and that was just the beginning. Believing nothing is by coincidence, I found myself, with love, writing this book.