Introducing Patricia Little-McCrain, author of How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss? Finding That Prince/Princess: Stories About Online Dating

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I thanks both these ladies for the great job they did for me. This was my second book and I decided to use this company instead of the one that I used for my first book.
I am currently working on a third book about my sleepy little town and will be contacting Outskirts Press again.”

Patricia Little-McCrain was born Patricia Ann McCrain in Flushing, New York, and was raised in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York. When she was ten, she and her family moved to Stuart, Florida. After graduating from Martin County High School in Stuart, Patricia worked as a hairdresser for twenty-five years. She also raised dogs for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and started her own dog care business. She is currently working for the Martin County School District with the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program. Patricia has also worked as a volunteer for many years, and is a volunteer for the Humane Society’s Foster Program. Patricia has two fantastic sons, Nicholas and Dar, and a beautiful daughter-in-law Sarah. Patricia also has two beautiful grandbabies named Camryn and Reese. Patricia wrote her first book, Men Really are From Mars, about her experiences with online dating. Her second book, How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, incorporates other people’s stories-both good and bad-with a few more of her own as well. Patricia is currently working on a third book about the quiet little town of Port Salerno, Florida, the Manatee Pocket, and local Tiki bars and the people that frequent them. If you would like to contact her, she would love to hear from you. Contact information for the author: Website – www.menfrommarsbook.com Website – www.howmanyfrogsdowehavetokiss.com Facebook – Patricia Little-McCrain Email – menreallyrfrommars@yahoo.com Twitter – Patricia L/McCrain @trisha5911

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In Men Really are From Mars, I shared my trials and tribulations with online dating as an older woman. Since publishing my first book, I have been contacted by men and women from all over the United States telling me their stories with the online dating world, and in How Many Frogs Do We Have to Kiss?, I share many of those stories with you. Of course, I have added a few of my more recent experiences as well. Some of the stories are heart-warming, some are cautionary tales, and some are just hilarious! Online dating should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, and as you will read, for some folks it was, but for others, it was a disaster. All of these stories are from the heart, and I have gone through it all so that, hopefully, my readers can avoid heartache and scams. The phrase “Take it from someone who’s been there” sums it up pretty well! My journey with online dating continues…

Introducing Paul Kartinen, author of “re-Constituting” the United States Government

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Paul Kartinen is a concerned U.S. citizen. As a retired engineer, he took the time to make a terrible mistake: reading the U.S. Constitution and observing present day federal government activities. Paul is not a politician, political science academician, investigative journalist, or “Constitutional scholar.” However, he can read and observe and think! He is concerned about the future and shares his controversial thoughts in these few pages. He may be wrong, but then again he may be right.

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Created in 1787 the U.S. Constitutional system encouraged the country’s development for some 130 years, resulting in one of the better (if not the best) societies/civilizations in human history. Well, the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned, or maybe better stolen, by ignorance of the concept and/or misinterpreting the document as written. It is clearly the time to review some of the difficulties generated by that ignorance/misinterpretation. The Constitution’s writers originated a great concept, but left “holes” in the document that misguided people have taken advantage of. Can we get the U.S. back on track? The trip back will be difficult, but we’ve got to try something; the last several decades of “non-Constitutional” skulduggery have imposed a disastrous course for the greatest society ever created in human history – a steep downhill slide into an abyss! Maybe, if we’ve got enough guts, we can recover?

Introducing Sharon D. Green, author of Torn Bible

“My publishing experience was amazing and so professional. Everyone I worked with throughout the process was attentive and helpful. Every email was answered in a timely manner and courteously. The finished product, my book, looks beautiful. I’ve gotten nothing but great compliments. I would gladly recommend anyone I know to Outskirts for their publishing needs.”

Sharon Green is an author and freelance writer. She’s a Bible teacher and a sexual/domestic abuse advocate. Sharon has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from DePaul University and currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Urban Leadership from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sharon resides in Chicago, IL

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Love and Grace – The Enemies of Religion and Abuse! Torn Bible is a brutally honest and thought provoking memoir of perseverance, resilience, and redemption. It is a look into a life plagued by sexual, domestic, church abuse, and mental illness. Sharon takes you on a very personal journey into her pursuit of love and acceptance. Her life takes many twists and turns through fear, trauma, and the fog of religion and legalism in her quest to know Jesus and His love for her. It is a story permeated by the love and loyalty of one family, while chasing love and acceptance from another. It is a story of a transformed heart and a developing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharon brilliantly tells her story, with humility and boldness. Torn Bible is truly riveting and astonishing.

Introducing Norm Olson, author of Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

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Norm Olson is a retired FBI Agent and lives in Tucson, Arizona. He can be found most days on the golf links of Tucson.

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Murder and Betrayal Run Rampant! Marc Ryder is a government agent of a little known agency, Defense Foreign Liaison, known as DFL, based in Long Beach, California. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife becomes entangled with Panamanian drug smugglers. Ryder is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. His job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. The FBI recruits him to travel to Mexico and reach out to his old friend in the Policia Federales. A hired female assassin, known only as The Bolivian enters the story and makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Ryder returns to Long Beach and starts a new life only to be thrown back into the guns sights of a new unperceived foe and The Bolivian.

Introducing Veronica Marme, author of Woman of Integrity: How God Raised Me in the Wilderness For 20 Years

“I just got my very first book published titled Woman of Integrity. Thanks so much to the President of Outskirts Press, Mr. Brent Sampson, with his great Outskirts Publishing, Production and Marketing Team. God bless you all. Cheers.”

Veronica Temai Marme is a Journalist by profession. Ms Marme graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Degree in 1994. Thus, for the past 22 years she had practiced the various fields of Journalism with the government of PNG as a Press Officer, Researcher, Press Secretary and Journalist to career politicians and Prime Ministers like Sir Julius Chan and Paias Wingti, Post-Courier as a Sub-Editor and Wantok Radio Light the PNG Christian Broadcasting Network as a pioneer News Editor, senior Journalist and a spiritual counsellor and mentor to the young girls, broadcasters. Currently, she is a senior Producer & Presenter with the NBC TV Programs section producing and presenting church and positive development programs. She is now a widow and is happily living with her three sons namely; Bobby Umba, Willie Umba and Charles Okuk Umba.

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This book is an account of how God raised the Author in the wilderness for 20 years. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I sanctified you, I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 Holy Bible, The New King James Version, pg 506). As the Author realised after 20 years when she started writing about her own life story that God had called her to be a prophetess to her nation, Papua New Guinea. The Author was adopted into the Marme family who raised her with so much love and care. She was brought up in a village called Hoblesuhul meaning ‘stone place’ (in the Goling vernacular) in the remotest parts of Simbu called Gumine in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. She moved around with her adopted parents during the colonial days as her father Peter Marme was a ‘Mangi Master’ (domestic servant) with her illiterate mum Elizabeth Balua from Simbu to Port Moresby to Madang and back home, Gumine in the late 60’s and early 1970’s. Eventually, in 1984 she was fostered by a British woman who is an Anthropologist and an Oxford scholar who raised her in Brisbane, Queensland Australia for three years doing her grades 9, 10 and 11 in 1984, 1985 and 1986 respectively. And, that’s where the Author actually completed her secondary schooling at the Gap State High School in Brisbane successfully and achieved her Queensland Junior School Certificate in 1985. Her English woman guardian is normally known as Dr Joan Johnstone Drikore. She was one of the Professors at the University of Queensland with the Anthropology Department at the time the Author was fostered by her. After Brisbane she came back home and attended the University of Papua New Guinea where she met her husband and children’s father Robert Umba who just returned from attending People’s Friendship University in Moscow, USSR of Russia for his summer holiday on the 8th of July, 1988. She met Robert during her first year at the University of Papua New Guinea and started family while still being a student becoming a teenage mother and wife, and all the troubles and challenges she had gone through in life at that stage. And, she spent 20 years of her young vibrant life with Robert raising her family and she had faced a lot of situations and challenges in her life. However, despite all these her dreams of getting a University degree, becoming a Journalist and Author one day never shattered. She made it through and believes any teenager in her situation can make it like herself as she shares her life’s experiences and testimonies in this powerfully written book which is her autobiography.

Introducing Jerad P. Bisson, author of Shining Christs Light

“Lisa was really good. This is my second book that I have published with Outskirts Press and Lisa listened to all of my needs and wants. Now, I have a second book that will help many people. Thank you Outskirts Press.”

Jerad P. Bisson is a tradesman by day and a writer by night. He is a husband, a father and a published author. He is a devout man of God who is dedicated to helping others by serving Christ and Christ’s Church. It is through his personal life experiences and his dedication to Jesus and the scriptures that this book was born. It is his greatest hope that many people who are searching for God can come to rely on him by using the principles that Jerad has created in this book. “It is with God and only with God that we can accomplish all things, therefore we must not exclude him from the smallest matters of our lives, to the greatest. Our relationship with Christ should be intimate and life giving. It is by falling in his arms and trusting in what he taught and what he promised. That we may truly learn how to live the life that God has designed for us to live.” “Glory To God in the Highest”

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Love Your Enemies. All of us have people in our lives that we feel are impossible to deal with. They just won’t be nice to us or respect us in anyway no matter how kind we are to them. whether it be a family member, a coworker, someone you go to school with or even someone whom you have just met. For some reason they just don’t care about you. Jesus calls us all, to love all people, especially our enemies. How then can we love those who are always putting us down? Jesus teaches us that there is no credit in only loving those who love you back (Luke 6:32 KJV). The merit is received when we love the ones who don’t love us at all. How then can we love someone that wants to hurt us? Christ has given us his teaching that we should all love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those that hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use us, and persecute us. This seems somewhat impossible, but anything is possible with God. When we rely on all that Christ has taught us and fall back on his love for us, we can do anything, we can change the world. This book contains nine practical principles on how to love your enemies. It is by applying these principles in our daily life, that our lives will get better and we will learn how to deal with those people who hate us and those who just down right ruin our day. Each of these principles has been derived from Christ’s teachings of how we should love our enemies. These nine principles are a fundamental approach to a Christ centered life, that makes you Christ’s light in the world. By applying these nine principles in your daily life. You will find that most of the people who don’t care about you, will start to care about you more and those who continue to treat you badly wont bother you at all. It is through Christ That we are saved and through Christ’s teachings that we learn how to live a life that is worthy of Heaven. So, let’s use a practical approach to this issue and ask Jesus for his grace, to learn these new behaviors. So that we may shine Christ’s light in the darkest of places.

Introducing Beverly Ann White, author of Joel’s Wife

“My author representative was great!”

Beverly Ann White is the author of three memoirs: Death Is A Place, a chronicle of the year of mourning subsequent to the death of two of her daughters, Sassafras, A Quilt Journal, a love story about a divorce, and Preacher’s Kid, sharing more than you want to know about a dysfunctional family in a series of parsonages. Joel’s Wife is the fictional account of a polygamous family that lives and loves in northern Utah. Beverly is a magna cum laude graduate of Whitman College at which she is inordinately proud to have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She lives in Oregon with her husband and three aged and overweight dogs.

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In 1991 it was not safe for polygamous families to reveal to the public the practice of their religion but, when a woman traveling across the continent turned on the television in her motel room that night, there they were. The husband was seated on a chair surrounded by his wives, one of which was the daughter of the oldest wife. Spellbound, she stared at the screen while quietly declaring, “I know you. I know where you are from. I know your stories.” The televised documentary followed the family through their nightly dinner in the barn activity room and showcased the family activities, which involved singing and reading aloud to the children. It explored their family structure including what appeared to be an annual crop of babies. When the woman was settled in her new home in Oregon she began each day at her typewriter, releasing the control of the keys to the women who lived and loved in the polygamous family in rural Utah. She daily emerged completely mesmerized by their stories and by her demotion from author to spectator and typist. It is their story and they tell it. They are Joel’s wives.