Introducing Maria Sakowitz, MS, RDN, author of Do Food Labels Drive You Crazy?

“It was a very good experience with my first book!”

With over twenty years of experience in nutrition counseling, Maria Sakowitz, MS, RDN, has educated patients about the real science behind food through her visual teaching tools and ability to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. President of a large private practice group of registered dietitians since 1998, Maria and her team service hundreds of patients referred by doctors throughout New Jersey. Nutrition Associates of East Brunswick, Inc. is located at 123 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, phone: 732-254-0113, website: www.weightobetterhealth.com.

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You’re not alone! With recent changes to the food labeling system, there is more confusion than ever. Do you spend a lot of time at the supermarket comparing labels to determine the healthier choice? Do claims on the front of food packaging influence what you buy? This book is a simple start to basic nutrition knowledge that can empower you take control of your food choices and make sense of the information printed on food labels. It is an essential reference for both beginners and veterans on the path to better health through nutrition education.

“I came to Maria with the hope of losing weight and lowering my blood sugar. I learned that I could succeed at both because of the choices I make. I can enjoy all the foods I like and never feel deprived. Thank you, Maria!” -Georgette P.

“I developed three health conditions all related to being obese. The most important thing I learned is how foods work in the body, so I know how to choose the correct foods to eat to stay healthy. As of today, I have lost about 40 pounds. I am off my medications.” -Robin P.

Introducing Howard J. Schwach, author of American 587 Heavy: A Novel of Terrorism and Betrayal

“Everything went very smoothly — thanks largely to my author rep. She walked me through everything I needed to know and the book is just what I hoped it would be.”

Howard J. Schwach, a retired teacher, had already authored several young adult educational books, when he became the managing editor of the local community newspaper. He turned on his police scanner on the morning of November 12, 2001 and heard the first news that a large commercial aircraft had crashed four blocks from his home. The tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 became the genesis of this novel. Did the first officer cause the crash by overflying the rudder? Did a design defect cause the tail to fall off over Jamaica Bay? Was terrorism involved? Read and decide for yourself!

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Torn from the Headlines and Brought Home. Ron Staller was a happy man. The retired teacher had, shortly before the 9-11 terrorist attacks, become the editor and publisher of the “Beachcomber,” a community paper in New York City’s borough of Queens. Now, two months later, Staller was on his way to work when his quiet life literally crashed on his head in the guise of American Airlines Flight 587. While state and federal officials were quick to say that the deadly crash was an accident caused by the erratic flying skills of the first officer, dozens of locals eyewitnesses, many of them police officers and firefighters, thought differently. Staller, working with local police detectives, is driven to believe that there was more to the crash than what was reported by the NTSB and other federal agencies. Working hard on the evidence and thwarted by federal agencies, the detectives, joined by a suspicious NTSB investigator, Staller’s police sergeant son and a Muslim Newsday reporter, begin to see the truth. Will the government, however, allow that truth to be told.

Introducing Elizabeth Garcia, author of Resilience: A Personal Memoir

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been remarkable. Every person that I interacted with was pleasant and professional. Thank you so much to my author representative Lisa for the amazing support during the entire process.”

Elizabeth Garcia is the author of the Best Selling bilingual picture book El Viaje de Lucita Lucita’s Journey. She is a librarian in New York City. Elizabeth loves reading, writing and spending time with her family. She adores her children and grandchildren, and lives with her husband in Long Island, New York.

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Life Was Peaceful Until the Dreadful Telephone Call. Elizabeth’s life seemed nearly perfect. Then she received a dreadful telephone call. Her sister Blanca was being treated in a clinic in Mexico and was in a coma. In this heartfelt, inspiring memoir the author opens her heart and invites the reader to experience the events that followed. Sometimes it takes an unfortunate event for us to realize how significant people really are in our lives. The reader is sure to connect with the characters of the story. This is a remarkable story that will remain with you long after you have finished reading the book.

Introducing Ronald J. Wichers, author of Collected Stories

“What was most pleasing about working with Outskirts Press is their ability to accomplish the task with speed and accuracy. I had used other such publishers and have found Outskirts, together with my Author Representative, to be the best by far. By Far!”

Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, until drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining the loss of a limb, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism, the Bronze Star Medal. He later studied theology, at the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley California.

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“My God. I honestly don’t know how that kind of stuff could happen. I come from a really good family.” Among the other items collected here, the nine Myrmidon stories are of men drafted into military Service and assigned to an infantry company, in a combat zone, and once there to fight to the death if need be. These are glimpses of little people trapped into a wide and sweeping conflagration; moreover, they are descriptions of the kinds of things that can and do go wrong in war, any war but especially one in which the troops are given no clear reason as to why they are to kill or be killed. While there were many stories of true heroism that came out of the war in Vietnam, those examples of self-sacrifice are, in a way, clouded, by an overall sense that none of it should ever have been allowed to happen. If there was any “Glory” to be had there it was on the side of the Vietnamese people in defense of their homeland. Myrmidons was written not because I’m a glass-half-empty type but, rather, as a kind of prayer, a cry, a hope that this kind of thing – our nation’s propensity for wildly and recklessly careening around the world, guns blazing – may never happen again. They are intended as a warning to anyone entering military service to be made aware that, when it comes to war, there is no such thing as a neat “surgical strike” or a “cake walk.” It’s a ragged, messy, bloody affair in which, even with the best of intentions, everyone suffers, especially the “little people.”

Introducing Michael Tenniswood, author of How Do You Catch A Horned Mangru

“I have really enjoyed my experience with Outskirts – communication was wonderful and quick.”

Mike Tenniswood grew up with an imaginative younger brother, and their adventures together inspired him to write a story for his daughters when they were young. That story developed into this book. Mike and his wife now have four daughters: Gina, Isabel, Julia, and Liza.

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Only Billy Knows How to Catch This Mysterious Creature…Young Billy has an amazing story to tell his friends-how he cornered and captured a Horned Mangru. What is a Horned Mangru, and where does it live? What did he have to do to capture it? And will his friends even believe him? This charming story told in lively rhymes will delight and entertain children and parents alike, and if you want to catch one of these creatures yourself…as it turns out, a Horned Mangru may be closer than you think!

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!

Introducing Patricia Tyson Redmond, author of We the Widows: A Guide to Your New Life

“Thanks for all your support and I highly recommend OP to my potential ‘author’ friends.”

Pati Redmond is a retired physical therapist who has been published in professional journals but this is her first attempt to write the story she has lived for the past ten years…widowhood. Pati loves traveling and has seen all the New 7 Wonders of the World. Her passion is interviewing over 100 veterans for the Veterans History Project in the Library of Congress. Pati lives in Frederick, MD, with her dog Rojo.

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Are you a Widow? This book is for you! This book is for those of you who have spent many years sharing the decisions, burdens and joys of life with the one you loved. Now your husband has died; what do you do? You are once again a single woman and how do you become that independent person you need to be to manage your new life? How do you take care of the chores of the day, the home maintenance, the decisions, and still cope with the grief and stress of your loss? Pati Redmond has spent ten years dealing with these problems after the death of her husband and wants to share her experiences with you. She has lived these pages, gathering years’ worth of thoughts, experiences, challenges, and solutions in the hope that other women will be able to face their future as a widow more empowered and equipped after experiencing one of life’s greatest tragedies. It is not only relevant to the widow left behind, but also to the children who remain. The information in the text is well thought out, clear, concise and thorough. We the Widows will give you suggestions on how to deal with many things you may face as a grieving widow. You will learn that you are stronger than you ever thought you were, and that you can do things you never dreamed you could! Perhaps it will also make you smile at the memories and help guide you into your new life.