Introducing Edward Goodliffe, author of Nailed It: The Story of the Granum Gripper

“Having lived through an amazing adventure migrating from London to a little town in Western Canada and establishing a nail manufacturing plant, I wanted to make sure the story was preserved. I had never attempted to write a book before and had no idea what was involved. I came across Outskirts Press. The whole experience has exceeded my expectations and the finished product is excellent. Everyone I have dealt with has been friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Being from Britain, I wanted to retain the English spelling of words rather than the American way and the Editor was most accommodating. Where she really excelled was her ability to make suggestions for improving my choice of words without changing the meaning or my style of writing. She knew precisely what I was trying to say and she knew how to say it better than I did. The review process was so well thought out. To have three reviews was precisely what was needed. The icing on the cake is that the quality of both the hardback and the paperback version is first class. The cover is perfection, the paper quality is excellent, the text is clear and the colour photographs are vibrant. Thank you Outskirts Press for a job well done.”

Edward Goodliffe is the Speaker of Congress for Freedom Force International and is a promoter of individual liberty. He grew up in England; resides in Alberta, Western Canada; and has established and operated several businesses over the years.

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This is the action-packed, real-life story of three young Brits who leave the crowds and high taxes of London, England, in 1975 and make a new life in Granum, Alberta, Western Canada, population 325. It documents the trials and tribulations of acquiring cheap industrial land, constructing a building, and establishing a nail manufacturing plant, despite knowing almost nothing at all about what was involved. They overcome a daunting number of surprises and obstacles to get production up and running, doing it all on the cheap. Along the way, they encounter wonderful and unique people as the company is established and then built up. Numerous diversions throughout the book cover humorous and characterful locals, as well as customers and suppliers, and the establishment of Granum Radio, thanks to a makeshift transmitter made by the local television repairman. But this book is more than the story of making nails; it’s thought-provoking as well. The author, a promoter of individualism, addresses some of the damage done by collectivist governments and the fraudulent banking system. He documents some basic liberties we have lost since the 1970s that nobody seems to have noticed. Nothing is really as it appears, he maintains, and we have been lied to about almost everything. When you reach the end, there will be plenty to reflect upon.

Introducing Julie Cull, author of Transformation: 30 Years

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Ms. Cull is a born again believer in Jesus Christ. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix. She resides in the Sunshine State, Florida. Ms. Cull loves reading, writing, and going to the beach. She has a daughter and a grandson. She believes in the power of transformation because of the adversities she experienced in her own life. Going through life’s trials can lead you to a personal relationship with Jesus that can forever change your life!

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Experience Jenny’s journey as she “escapes” the overly-protecting arms of Mama and dives into the life of darkness and despair that she craved and fantasized about. She longed to enjoy the darkness and see what it held for her. What was she missing? What was Mama keeping her from? Why was Mama keeping her from it? She wouldn’t be Mama’s “yard dog” anymore. She was gonna get off the porch and run with the big dogs.

Introducing T.W. Messer, author of The First Two Seasons

“As a first time author, Outskirts Press made my experience a very positive one. My Author Representative was a pleasure to work with. She assisted with me with all my questions. Thank you!”

T.W. Messer is a former journalism major who has written columns for his college and hometown newspapers. Retired, after a two decade career in law enforcement, he currently runs his The Sportsnutt blog. T.W. has one adult son and resides in California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

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The year is 1985. Willie Stewart and B.J. Jackson are as opposite as best friends can be. Willie is tall, white and likes to rock. B.J. is black, short, and prefers rap. Willie is the only child to two loving parents. B.J. is one of six children, with no father figure. What they do have in common is their love of sports at El Dorado High. They are set for a big senior year, but can they stay out of trouble long enough to succeed?

Introducing Brenda Marie Black, author of The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

“Thanks to the entire team at Outskirts Press! As a first-time author, there’s been much I’ve learned about getting a book published and I am glad Outskirts Press was recommended to me by an author friend who was published with Outskirts Press. Indeed, my publishing experience with Outskirts Press has been rewarding and positive; and, I received guidance and assistance along the way. The quality of my book in all versions is outstanding.”

Brenda Marie Black currently lives in Hanover, PA with her husband, Clay, and two adult puppies, Buffie Delizia and Antonio “Tony” Giocoso. Previously, Brenda worked as an administrative assistant for a county government and two colleges. During her career she humbly received recognition and awards for her work. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, Summa Cum Laude, from Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. She enjoys painting, writing, walking, jogging, camping, golf, baseball games, and bike riding. She feels blessed to have a loving family and wonderful friends. Brenda looks forward to making new friends with readers.

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Accompany Pasquale and Lena in this One of a Kind Story. Brenda Marie Black is a first-time author. As a child, she was filled with an incessant curiosity about the mysterious and unspoken past of her beloved Italian grandparents, Pasquale and Lena Donofrio. As an adult, she set out to discover and unlock abounding secrets through years of research, interviews, and travel. Brenda was gifted time to fulfill a dream-to write and now share this unique and faith-filled novel brimming with romance and suspense. Actual events, research and interviews, along with the author’s memories, were used to fabricate a natural fiber as the basis of the novel. An artificial fiber, composed of artistic embellishments of prose and fictional characters, was created for enhancing and materializing the story. Both fibers were spooled into one yarn and woven, nimbly and creatively, throughout the novel. Brenda Marie Black celebrated and cried in researching and writing The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby. All are invited to travel back in time to experience the riveting legacy of the author’s grandparents. Through precise period details, one will experience, first-hand, the treasured story of handsome Pasquale and beautiful Lena. The aura of their hearts and souls are revealed in raw, in-depth characterization. Along the journey, there are many other unique individuals to discover. Pasquale and Lena gift us with an extraordinary and inspirational story. Join them. Read of their challenges, celebrations, tragedy, heart break, deep regret, and . . . Was Lena’s mother right? Would a covenant be broken? Can a single tragic event change everything? Is it possible to bury love? Are coincidences just that-or are our lives in synchronicity? Is there a Heaven? The answers are found as you accompany Pasquale and Lena in this one of a kind story. Are you ready to travel? Bring a wrap for your arms as you might find the esoteric folklore a bit chilling. Be sure to lace-up your most sturdy shoes for this bumpy, unconventional and unpredictable journey. Pasquale and Lena’s venture is full of twists and turns. Take a few deep breaths before beginning the expedition to the many unique places this story takes you. You’ll be traversing on mountainsides, navigating rough ocean waters, exploring an enchanting lakeside, riding in diverse modes of transportation, and walking and running in various bountiful tracts of nature. And, just an important piece of advice, be sure to pack a cotton handkerchief.

Introducing Barbara A. Cefalu, author of The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, Their Friends, and the Gnomes

“It’s been a marvelous experience, having eight books published by Outskirts Press. My Author Representative was remarkable, smart, kind, and helpful and she has coddled me through it all. And all the others! Thank you everyone.”

Barbara A. Cefalu is a musician/composer/author who has written several musicals and plays. Barbara lives with her cat, Puddy, in Florida.

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What can be more fun than a picnic where friends who haven’t seen each other for a while gather to eat and talk? Maybe nothing . . . but when the whole group of friends gets swallowed up by a huge sinkhole, then things aren’t so rosy! At least at first. But the kittens are found by some friendly gnomes who repair the kittens’ broken bones and take them back to their caves and welcome them to the gnomes’ kingdom, the Land of the Nibelungencan. There, the kittens share a feast and thank their hosts and hostesses by performing. Fred plays the flute while Billy-Bom-Tom and Al sing and Susie dances. The gnomes are charmed and insist they stay for the grand once-a-year celebration of all the gnome clans. However, the Cement Clan wants the visitors to be handed over to be killed. Of course, King Gob refuses, and finally the Cement Clan joins the celebration, where there are races, a grand feast, and singing and dancing. The feast is held in a fabulous huge cave lighted by twinkling lights and emeralds, plus other gems covering the walls and ceiling. Joe and Willie, the bat-ball friends, are introduced to pod racing, a new concept where the gnomes race through solid objects, water, and other obstacles by altering their vibrations. Won’t you join Patty-Cat, Kittle, Fred, Susie, Al, Chester, and others and read all about their adventures Underground, in The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, Their Friends, and the Gnomes?

Introducing Rick Lawin, author of Legend of Tierra del Puma

“I’m new at this writing stuff and self-publishing. And, being a guy, I have a hard time reading directions! But, I took the plunge. My initial contact with Outskirts quickly responded to my emails then did several telephonic follow-ups with me. Her knowledge and honest assessments of my needs convinced me to fly with Outskirts. In a world of electrons and emails, it is refreshing to deal with folks who are professional, know their craft and show a personal side. Please ensure my thank you goes to all involved in this project. If I am crazy enough to do this again, it will be Outskirts that will bear the brunt of my attempts to scribble words into readability.”

Rick Lawin spent over twenty-five years on the Los Angeles Police Department. He served as a pilot and instructor at LAPD’s Air Support Division. Rick received the LAPD’s highest award, the Medal of Valor. He is rated in multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, seaplanes and gliders. Rick was also a charter and news pilot. He holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and has spent nearly twenty years teaching aviation safety at a major university. Rick resides in Northern California, close to the High Sierra.

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Jake Cahill is a pilot for the Los Angeles Police Department who has become restless and bored with flying over the City. He’s torn between duty with LAPD and a responsibility to run his late parent’s ranch, Tierra Del Puma. That changes when Jake uncovers a scheme to take his family’s property, by any means necessary. Powerful people want Tierra Del Puma for its water and to build a mountain resort. But one man believes there is something more on the land. He holds an ancient clue that speaks of a natural treasure buried somewhere on the ranch. And it sparkles far brighter than gold. Valerie Paige leads an independent and busy life in Los Angeles; juggling her job as a project analyst for a large property development firm and as a part-time actress. After losing her grandparents, the only parents she ever knew Valerie senses a vague recollection of a task yet to be finished. It is a distant memory shrouded in fog, unclear and unexplainable. By an odd coincidence, Jake and Valerie meet at a small airport in New Mexico and share an adventurous helicopter ride across the Southwest. Once back in Los Angeles they part ways. Their paths cross again when she learns of Jake’s involvement in a harrowing helicopter rescue. Valerie’s personal and professional lives collide when things go awry at the development company. Past bad decisions and strange dealings intersect with her questions about Jake Cahill’s true identity. Struggling to find the answers she stumbles upon murkier secrets that may prove lethal for her and Jake. They both become ensnared in a deadly confrontation that will test their bravery and will to survive. Events unfold as Valerie discovers a 175-year-old promise, and the obligation that comes with it.

Introducing Constance Smith, author of Mid, A Girl In The Mountains

“This is my debut book. With patient guidance, my Author Representative opened my eyes to the exciting publishing world.”

Constance Smith, a registered nurse, tells her mother’s compelling story in “Mid, A Girl In The Mountains,” her debut book. Constance, born in West Virginia, lives with her husband on Lake Houston, Texas.

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Betrayed by her family, betrayed by love, and farmed out to relatives during the Great Depression, a young woman is determined to rise above. In 1931, spirited 17-year-old Mid Cover and her family are battling the hardships of the Great Depression. Set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, Mid’s story begins in the great outdoors, with clear, cold streams, brilliant green vegetation, and fields and forests teeming with berries, nuts, greens, and roots to forage. Restless after a bitter-cold winter, Mid and her siblings tumble outdoors to greet the spring. But Mid’s sheltered childhood is soon shattered by scandal, and her Pop can’t cope: He splits up the five children, and Mid is sent to her uncle’ s farm in Greenbrier County. It is here at a country dance that she meets Pat, her first true love. Against the emotionally charged backdrop of World War II, Mid’s story takes the reader down a path of betrayal and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, as the resilient young woman seeks closure-and a second chance at happiness.