Introducing Darryl Prince, author of Lit: A Day of Terror on the Freeway

“I appreciate all the help provided by my Author Representative. This is my first book. Therefore, her patience and guidance through the publishing process was appreciated.”

Darryl Prince is a USAF veteran, a private pilot, an engineer, inventor, author, husband, brother, father of four, and grandfather.

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A “Captivating,” “Extraordinary” story of 2 close friends, Malik and TJ. Malik a highly decorated Army Sargent who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan war, and TJ, a street-smart civil rights lawyer. Their lives would change one faithful morning forever on the freeway.A life tragically cut short; one man will carry on the legacy of the other, fighting against a corrupt local transit authority, in-spite of the hatred and revitalized grudge of his former commanding officer and FBI Agent, Captain Nick Niles! An Iraqi Village was illegally` bomb on the orders of Captain Nick Niles murdering an innocent village woman Ani who met Malik, and they fell in love. Fire Chief Lumps served in combat during the Vietnam War, and later, he instructed Malik on demolition explosives in the Army. Paramedic Mike served in the Army with Malik in Iraq and became a Smoke Jumper. Their lives will again converge and in unimaginable ways. Follow this riveting tale of “passion,” “companionship,” “hate,” and “terror” as Malik and Mia, his new lady love, battle to save innocent lives, including their own during rush hour traffic on a jammed packed, gloomy and rainy freeway!

Introducing Margaret Speicher, author of Love… One Lump or Two?? (A light-hearted, humorous story on divorce, dating, single living and determination)

“My experiences with Outskirts Press and my Author Representative were great! I was very impressed with your book publishing process and the willingness of everyone to help me.”

I will be at the Henderson County Public Library in Henderson, KY, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a book signing event. There were be free giveaways for your purchase. All proceeds from my book sales go to St. Jude and other charitable organizations. I hope to see you there! Maggie

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Although I have always had a life-long dream to write a book, I never thought that I would ever accomplish this seemingly impossible task. However, dreams sometimes come true – and for me, it took divine intervention! It all happened one evening when I was awakened in the middle of the night with the idea of writing a book. I recall contemplating an appropriate topic and title for my book, in addition to the various chapter headings and content, which surprisingly flowed very easily from my thoughts. Maybe this was my destiny! Upon awakening the next morning fully motivated by my newest endeavor, I immediately jotted down my thoughts from the previous night’s ideas for a book and began composing my thoughts onto paper. Thus, an inspiring story developed about my humorous and entertaining challenges and opportunities (lumps) that this determined blonde with a definite sense of humor and temporary misguided sense of direction from a recent divorce encountered. In passionate pursuit of my soul mate, “Mr. Right”, my journey began with the chapter on The Date from Hell involving many unforeseen happenings on an attention-grabbing double date through the chapter on Dating 101 describing fresh ideas and methods of surviving the singles’ scene and meeting suitable men and more leading to Mr. Wonderful, my perceived soul mate from God – or was he? I truly felt that writing and publishing this inspiring and entertaining book was influenced by the Holy Spirit and that my experiences and determination in the singles’ world could help others undergoing similar problems in finding love and living alone. This is my reason for pursuing the publication of my work, remembering that “If God takes you to it; He will get you through it!”

Introducing Barbara Fleming Carmody, author of The Sunrise Guardian

“I am so very grateful to have the assistance of my Author Representative! She was always quick to respond and provided support and answers to any questions or concerns I had. This was my first publishing experience and my Rep made it extremely positive!”

As a child, a preschool and elementary teacher, and a mother, Barbara has always loved reading picture books. Barbara lives in California where she enjoys writing and sitting outside each morning with her dog, Luke, to welcome the day.

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Can Lucia assure that the sun will rise? Lucia sets out on the path to her destiny as the Sunrise Guardian. Along the way she is confronted with some fearful local inhabitants: fern fairies, tree trolls and a white wolf. If the sun is to rise, she must be able to embrace the responsibilities of her new role and reach Sunrise Ridge in time to perform the ancient sunrise ritual.

Introducing Douglas Richie, author of Life in the Old Folks Home: Where the Elderly Go to Die

“I have had the pleasure of working with my Author Representative on each of my four manuscripts. Thank you.”

Douglas Richie was raised in Brewster, New York, and attended Westtown School and Haverford College. He worked at Cal State University, Long Beach, and retired early to work at Warm Sands Villa, their motel in the heart of Palm Springs, California. He is the author of several nonfiction books.

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Wondering what it’s like to live in a retirement community? This book offers an intimate look at “Life in the Old Folks Home.” A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers retirees the opportunity to live independently, an assisted living department for residents who are ambulatory but require help with personal care, and a skilled nursing department. When Douglas and Annie Richie moved into a CCRC in their mid-seventies, they were looking for a place to meet their needs for their remaining years. Life in the Old Folks Home tells the story of the 15 active, fun-filled years they spent in the CCRC before Annie’s death. Richie describes what to look for in a CCRC and includes vignettes of his own experiences: bingo and bridge; the Chime Choir and the Liar’s Club, bowling, badminton in the pool, portrait painting and trivia contests, and bus tours. He also includes some of the fascinating life stories of his fellow residents—many of whom rallied around him after Annie’s death and offered love and support.

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of IN THE BLACK

“This is my fifth book published with Outskirts Press and the reason for that is simple – no author could ask or expect a higher level of magnificent support. Their brilliant front and back cover designs and and stellar interior appearance is marvelous. I would go no place else.”

Award-winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent focused on global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and he studied the German and French languages at the University of Maryland. Andrew is a member of the Authors Guild.

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The CIA’s most valued Russian double agents are being assassinated one by one. In Langley Center itself, Jack Barrett, Director of Central Intelligence, barely escapes assassination. When the Agency discovers the attacks originate from a Russian top secret cyberwarfare program called Chernyy Almaz, or Black Diamond, they must respond swiftly to shut down the attacks and extract their top prized agents before they’re lost forever. Chief among them is Dr. Armand Mishenkov, the head of Russia’s research and development for cold fusion weaponry. Pursued by Russian assassins and Spetsnaz teams, Agent Dave McClure must find Mishenkov and smuggle him across Europe and to the United States—but can they make it alive?

Introducing Maureen Scanlon, author of My Dog is My Relationship Coach

“I love my experience with Outskirts Press, two books published now and I wouldn’t use anyone else! I love the creativity of the designer and the advice my Author Representative gives me. Thank You Outskirts Press for another great book publishing experience!”

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. Maureen’s certifications include Life Coaching, NLP, DBT, REBT, ACT, and Pet Psychology. She has held group coaching and retreat for mindful change and created a 5-Step program for Fostering Meaningful Relationships. Maureen and her husband, Dennis, live in Mesa, Arizona, with Jade, a 15-pound chihuahua, and Brodie, an Australian shepherd mix. They have four children and three grandchildren. Maureen is also the author of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am. Contact Info: Email: Maureen_Nelson@hotmail.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifecoachmaureens

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Are you in pursuit of your lifetime love? Ask yourself: Do I have the time and energy to invest in a relationship? Do I hold on to anger or pain about a past relationship? Am I committed to see the truth about a person and not what I want it to be? Am I a good catch? Do I bring full confidence of who I am to the table? Explore the answers to these questions and more in My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, a guide to relationships that takes its lead from the pets in our lives and the unconditional love they offer. In our search for love, companionship, and “the one,” we oftentimes lose sight of our true selves and what we deeply desire in a life partner. This book will help you to see clearly what it takes to heal yourself, enhance your marriage or romantic relationships, and realize the whole person you were meant to be while in a relationship or searching for that perfect mate. With tips, examples, and anecdotes, this guide shares the meaning, clarity, and deep connections that enhance the journey of finding or loving “our person.”

Introducing Vera Steppeler, author of The Love Trap: On My Mother’s Grave

“It has been a pleasure working with Outskirts Press! In all, we have published 3 books together.  I don’t know how I would have been able to publish these books if it weren’t for the good people at Outskirts Press. They helped out throughout the process and answered all of my questions. Thank You so much!”

Writing has always been an escape for Vera, but this is the first novel she has published. She has lived in Germany and Canada, but America has been her home since 1964. Bianca’s story is thought-provoking to the end, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on their own life-choices. Other published works are “Vera’s Book Of 100-Word and Other Short Stories” and “World War II: Through the eyes of a Child.”

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Bianca seems to have it all: Beauty, Health, Family, a successful Career – So why is she crying ? A short note from a younger co-worker informing her of his upcoming marriage makes her realize that she is in love with him instead of her husband. . . . and at this moment her whole life changes from contentment to turmoil. The story begins with a flashback to the hardship of being a teen girl in post-war Germany, and continues, alternating between her romance with her American husband, and her growing involvement with the younger Frederick. In a surprising twist she finally realizes who the love of her life is. But – will it be too late for her decision, or will she finally find peace?

Introducing Claude R. Hurst Jr., author of The Ravings and Savings of a Vietnam Veteran

“I’m waiting for the virus to die down to have some local signings but have already sold many books with self-advertising. I’m looking forward to the my next publishing experience with Outskirts Press.”

Claude R. Hurst Jr. graduated from high school in May of 1966, joined the Marines in June 1966 and was in Vietnam by mid-December, 1966. He is active in a Vietnam Vet group in Huntington, WV, plays music for Chapel at the Woody Williams VA Hospital and still writes and sings about the war. He has a B.A. in Education and a Masters in Special Education. These activities help him deal with P.T.S.D. but mostly love and Christ get him through.

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Ever go on an impossible journey? Experience one with me – of war, faith and love by reading my book then you’ll realize you have been on one too! Unpopular war, faith and love are the three themes of “The Raving (I) and Savings (II) of a Vietnam Veteran.” Also Loose Ends (III) incorporates and connects all three themes. Part I incorporates poems and one short story to give the reader some insight into the Vietnam War in 1967 along the DMZ. Mamasan brings the war closer to everyday life of the people of Vietnam. Always there and the story “The Mad Minute” bring you closer to the war and to the writer’s life. Part II tells of faith in God and how it can help you in the journey that is life. Finally, Part III intertwines a variety of the consciousnesses of the writer. The long journey for this writer is woven into the poems and one short story. Forty-nine years of coping with P.T.S.D. without the help of anyone but his wife. Encountering faith, love, loss, frustration, injustice, rejection, disrespect, non-understanding, unpopular war, and coming home to a thankless America in 1968 are the fabric of this book’s writings. Now Vietnam is far away yet always near and faith and love are so dear. The journey continues with each new day and makes a way!

Introducing David Trawinski, author of The Life of Marek Zaczek Vol. 1: Under the Wings of Eagles

“My Author Representative is exceptional at what she does. I have used her for all five of my titles with Outskirts. She has helped me immensely even when issues were due to my error. She represents Outskirts Press in an outstanding fashion.”

David Trawinski is a writer of Polish Historical Fiction. His novels include the books of the Chopin Trilogy: The Willow’s Bend, Chasing the Winter’s Wind, and War of the Nocturne’s Widow.

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Marek Zaczek is born amidst the snows of Galicia in 1772. Born a simple peasant boy, Marek grows to be a man over the next twenty-five years. He dreams of the past power of Poland’s feared Winged Hussars, and of even one day riding for his country as an Uhlan Cavalier. Above all else, he wants nothing more than the hand in marriage of his beloved Maya Manuska. The story of Marek’s life becomes forever intertwined with the heinous crimes of the Partitions of Poland, the soaring spirit of Independence won in America, and the haunting terror of the French Revolution.

Introducing Rashad Parker, author of You Shoulda Known: You Wanted It. You Got It.

“My Author Representative is great. This is our 2nd go round. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

In 2015, Rashad Parker took the literary world by storm with her debut novel (My First Loves). She released her heavily anticipated sophomore novel in 2018 (What We Gon’ Do) which spiraled up the literary charts. As an advocate of all things literature, Rashad offers up her latest offering (You Shoulda Known) another vividly authentic masterpiece that’s sure to leave readers breathless.

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Be careful what you say. Watch what you do. Eliminating threats is the Davenport culture. With drama unfolding both day and night, there seems to be no rest for the weary. With a crooked cop looking into their checkered pasts; will they be able to stay afloat? Or will life’s currents wash them completely offshore? Evil lurks in the shadows. Every decision made must be executed with precision. The family has their work cut out for them.