Introducing Bob Kamm, author of Gazing: More Poems and Musings

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Bob Kamm was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in the New Jersey suburbs. His unusually broad life experience has run from dropping out of high school at age fifteen to consulting Fortune 500 companies on leadership and strategy by age fifty. But being the son of two writers, his first love was always language. That devotion and his experiential wisdom are fully reflected in the five sections of this collection – Love, Family, Childhood, The World and Songbook. This is his third collection of poetry and fifth book. He lives with his beloved Andrea – wife, lover, best friend and constant inspiration – on California’s Central Coast.

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Lyric poetry, accessible to the general public, is alive and well in the hands of Bob Kamm. “Gazing is an authentic celebration of relationships – lovers, siblings, parents, grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends, strangers, and our relationship to the world. But there is something deeply personal that glimmers through while reading Bob Kamm’s work in particular…and ‘reading’ is not the right word. It’s more like meditating on, tasting, embracing.” -Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, Co-founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, authors of Getting the Love You Want and many other books. “Bob Kamm makes the mundane profound and the profound accessible. He isn’t writing for academics. He’s writing for YOU. So turn off your phone and TV, find a quiet place and be transported deeper into your own life and feelings courtesy of this rare poet.” -Barry Bernfeld, PhD

Introducing William Isadore Shines, author of 2nd Chance Coming Home

“Everyone I contacted at Outskirts along my route to become a published author was very helpful. I am very pleased with the outstanding product you guys produced.”

William Isadore Shines grew up in Macon, Georgia. He attended Ballard Hudson High School for three years. His senior year he transferred to Lanier High School as one of the pioneering black students who integrated the Macon – Bibb County school system in 1964. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 1969 and also received an Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. In 1973 he received an MBA degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 51 in College Park, Georgia. He currently lives in East Point, Georgia, with his wife, Margie.

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Timothy Lawson is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who returns home with high expectations for a new lease on life. His physical wounds have healed, but coming from the jungles of Vietnam to the crime and drugs on the streets of his bustling city make for a difficult transition. Remnants of the war remain in Tim’s head, his dreams, and his emotions, and he experiences disappointment, tragedy, and trouble with the law. However, a smart young lawyer and a benevolent judge provide this young man a path to redemption-and a second chance.

Introducing Success Oyewole, author of Be Fruitful

“Bridget and her team are excellent people, very effective and swift in communication and they have made my second publication a quick success.”

Success Oyewole is a prophetess, missionary Intercessor and a Nurturer. She is called to equip women for strategic kingdom leadership through the discovery, developing and deploying of their gifts and calling for the liberation of families, church revival, and national transformation. She is the Chief Responsibility Officer (CRO) of Female Ministers Apostolic Network (FEMAN) and Women Global Mission (WGLOM) which is the outreach arm. She trains women for excellence in life, marriage and ministry through Female Leadership Academy (FLA). Author of many anointed books available around the world. She is married to Gbadegesin Emmanuel Oyewole and blessed with glorious children.

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Fruitfulness is the covenant heritage and trade mark of every believer and a profit of your connection to Jesus. The glory of a seed is the ability to show forth in bearing, more importantly God receives dividends when your life is bringing goodness to Him. Success Oyewole, by the grace of God has given a broader understanding of God’s purpose for fruit bearing. It’s an encompassing book for the chosen and among some of the things you will get to know as you read: God’s covenant of fruitfulness, Understanding His purpose, Gaining spiritual height, Bearing fruit all rounds, Fruit of the womb as a reward, Strategic prayers. The breath of God is strong upon this work you can not barren.

Introducing Dr. Lulu Smith, author of My Path to the Light of Happiness

“I had a very good experience with all the members who helped me in publishing my book. They are professional, warm, friendly and pleasant. The process was enjoyable.”

Dr. Lulu Smith is an ordinary Chinese woman with extraordinary life experiences. For love, she gave up her full professorship with tenure in Japan and came to the U.S. to live a simple but happy life. However, her love was suddenly relentlessly destroyed by a drunk driver. Yet she miraculously recovered and regained her happiness.

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Secrets of Happiness-Love and the Law of Attraction. Life is unpredictable, full of ups and downs, fortune or misfortune. Yet no matter how life changes, the gateways to happiness are always open. When one door of happiness is cruelly closed by accident, illness, or natural disaster, another door of happiness will open sooner or later so long as we strongly desire and want happiness. This is how the Law of Attraction works. Each step, each person, and each happening in my life has helped to pave my path to the light of happiness. May this book help those who are suffering from physical, emotional and mental pains caused by all kinds of catastrophic disasters in life. This book also aims to transmit the light of happiness to those unhappy souls who are living in misery or lost in darkness. The unhappy souls can be those who are trapped in the swamps of failed marriage, or unsuitable jobs, who are tired physically and mentally because of over-stress from chasing after money and fame, who fret over trifles, who are full of hatred and resentment, who are tightly locked by the spiritual shackles they put on themselves, and who suffer from sleepless nights due to lack of peace and serenity.

Introducing Ronnie Phillips, author of Effective Principalship Is Non-Negotiable

Effective Principalship Is Non-Negotiable is my third book published by Outskirt Press. My experiences have been great. May God bless Outskirt Press for their professionalism.”

Ronnie Phillips is a former principal, superintendent, adjunct professor, and the author of three books.

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What do principals say it takes to be a good principal? All principals want to be effective and to have successful, high-achieving schools. Many principals, however, struggle with how to make that happen. This book offers both broad strategies and nuts-and-bolts techniques to help principals reach their goals. The book demonstrates how important a principal’s leadership skills are to the overall success of a school, and it discusses how a collaborative leadership style can positively impact a school. The book shows how the principal can have an effective school by starting positive routines and practices that include the staff, students, and parents. The leadership style advocated in this book empowers the staff to make significant decisions. Furthermore, this book provides step-by-step guidance for how principals can successfully change the climate of the school, as well as the overall operation of the school. This can lead to an effective school. This book is a valuable resource for educators who desire to become principals and need to know how to start successfully operating a school from day one. It also can benefit educators who are already principals and would like to learn other strategies on how to successfully operate a school. What is unique about this book is that all the strategies come from experienced, successful principals who have worked in some of the most challenging schools in America.

Introducing Katelynn Renteria, author of The Other Side of the Law

“As a teen author, the decision to become a self-published author was definitely daunting, but after my experience publishing through Outskirts Press I knew it was the right decision to make. My young adult fiction novel now has worldwide distribution, and after utilizing several of the marketing tips from my Resource Center, I have had many inquiries about book signings, guest speaking, and more events. The sequel to my novel is near completion, and I will be self-publishing with Outskirts Press again!”

Katelynn Renteria, a native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, is a teen author with a deep passion for writing. She ranks among the Top Ten Percent of her high school classes, and published her first novel at age 16. She enjoys advocating literacy to children by giving presentations at school campuses. Her hobbies include practicing calligraphy, DC superheroes, and playing guitar.

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“Remember, the world is a dangerous place.” Kay Verdant isn’t your typical high school sophomore. With her unique skill set, her extracurricular activities include catching criminals on dangerous missions and foiling evil schemes, topped off with finishing her homework. How does she do it? She attends Henderson High School, a school for spies, and learns the tricks of the spy trade. Together with her brother, Roy, and best friend, Scarlet, Kay completes her operations flawlessly. She’s always on target with her missions, until one day Kay meets an enigmatic stranger who changes her aim. When an underground tycoon threatens one of the world’s most precious cities, she finds herself having to trust this new, mysterious ally. She starts to wonder if life really is black and white, or if there are shadowy grays that can turn her entire world upside down. Kay Verdant soon learns that the line between herself and the other side of the law isn’t always so clear.