Introducing Jackson Okpale, author of Turn Off The Lights

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Jackson Okpale holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is happily married to Barrister Daisy Okpale and they reside in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Book description…

The prevalence of Uterine Fibroid among black African women of childbearing age has dimmed their hope of conception and destroyed many marriages, homes, and lives. Many of these women did not realize the presence of this deadly scourge in their uterus until it became symptomatic. You don’t know what Oddie went through in trying to conceive after many years of marriage and no baby; yes, no single baby to show for it. The pains, the tears, the anguish, the pressure, the stigmatization, the rejection, the low self-esteem, and the shame were unimaginable. You certainly don’t know what Oddia and his wife Oddie did while they waited. They became vulnerable and followed all medical, spiritual, natural, and diabolical pieces of advice that did not work but rather left behind grave avoidable consequences; and like the Biblical woman with the issue of blood, their affliction left deep holes in their pockets. Some of those who were children when Oddia and Oddie first got married became themselves married, had their babies, and joined the free bandwagon of Senior Special Advisers. Soon, the couple became the bywords and objects of haggling by mockers, scoffers, and pretenders in the marketplace of public opinion. As a result, they retreated from public glare and stopped looking up to a God who was busy looking down at someone else. Read on if you really want to know.

Introducing Tess Kossow, author of I’m Very Ferris: A Child’s Story about In Vitro Fertilization

“Outskirts Press assisted me in turning my career dream into a reality. I’m Very Ferris became a real, tangible book for children to fall in love with as a beautifully illustrated story that only Outskirts Press could produce. I highly recommend this company for all authors ready to make their mark on the world through a book.”

Tess Kossow is following her entrepreneurial dream with her editorial passion which allows her to be closer to husband, Dan, their son, Ferris, and loyal pup, Mr Big. With approximately one in eight couples experiencing infertility, the topic of IVF is more and more relevant in today’s society. Children, as much as adults, deserve the knowledge of understanding this dedicated process of reproduction, lovingly told through the life of a child.

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Families are made every day, in many ways! Meet Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about his entrance into the world. Told from a child’s point of view, “I’m Very Ferris” gently explains infertility through in vitro fertilization and celebrates the miracle of Ferris’ birth in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book. So join Ferris as he kicks off this refreshingly honest children’s series with an introduction to IVF and what his mama and dad experienced so that they, too, could have a baby of their very own!

Introducing Asif Anwar, MD, author of Fainting Pulse: ICU Chronicles

“This is my second book. The staff at Outskirts Press have been phenomenal in all aspects of publication. Highly recommend Outskirts Press as a publishing company.”

Dr. Asif Anwar MD, MS, FCCP graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, with Internal Medicine residency training at the University of New Jersey and at Saint Louis University. He completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine from SLUH in 2008. In affiliation with the US Air Force, Dr. Anwar is also a Lieutenant Colonel at 128th ARW, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a Flight Surgeon, in the arena of USAF Aerospace Medicine and has worked with the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) with 934th Airlift Wing at Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Anwar is currently affiliated with the United Hospital System in Kenosha, WI, and was awarded the Red Cross Brave Hearts-Military Award for his humanitarian aid work in Nepal after the earthquake of 2015. He is also the recipient of USAF-ANG, Clinical Excellence Award.

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Book description…

Unlike other fields of medicine, with their occasional “oddities,” the Intensive Care Unit sets the stage for a steady stream of unique medical challenges and patients who don’t fit a standard profile. Fainting Pulse is a compelling compilation of stories based on these real-life cases-and told by the doctor who lived them. While some patients come and go from critical care quickly and uneventfully, others leave a permanent mark on their caregiver’s souls. Among the dramatic stabbings, shootings, and freak car crashes, there are stories of exceptional patients and exceptional circumstances. Fainting Pulse shares some of these stories-from a woman struck by lightning to a man whose toothpick habit is nearly fatal; from swine flu to maggot therapy-with compassion, respect, and a healthy dose of humor.

Introducing Danielle Yakabowskas, author of When Darkness Ends

“Brie and the team at Outskirts Press did a phenomenal job at making my dream of becoming a published author come true. They were quick, efficient, and a pleasure to work with. I am amazed by the quick response to emails that I received. This was a wonderful experience and I will definitely recommend Outskirts Press to everyone. Brie was very helpful and I will forever be appreciative of her help and kindness.”

Danielle Yakabowskas was born in Connecticut and started writing poetry at the age of 14. Her works became published at the age of 18. In her early twenties, she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Each day was an emotional challenge. The subject of her early poetry was dark; dealing with issues such as depression, suicide, and alcoholism. Over time, and after the birth of her son, she started to see the light at the end of the tunnel and her poems took on a different form. They became positive, uplifting and spiritual. She resides in Connecticut with her son, the brightest ray in her life.

Product description…

This book of poems is a journey through various moods. It will have you weeping and smiling from the dark and depressing thoughts to the positive and uplifting feelings of hope. Most of the poems depict a reflection of self, family life, and the struggle between a tear and a smile. You will feel the sadness portrayed as you read through her lonely words. The darkness breaks, letting a bright beam of light shine in, awakening her soul. As she breathes life into her lungs, a sense of serenity fills the air. With God by her side, she feels inspired and alive. Buckle up and grab a tissue while the emotions take you on a roller coaster ride, as she searches to find peace and joy within.