Introducing Neil Oldridge, author of Stuff I Remember: A Memoir 80 Years in the Making

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Starting in rural roots, Neil Oldridge spent a lifetime as an international business executive and Middle East firearms manufacturer. His insights, as shared in tales of hunting, fishing, travel, family and human nature, reflect a lifetime of observations and experiences on why we labor and how we play.

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“Stuff I Remember” is a collection of recollections about living and playing around the globe. From small town America through Navy service and Viet Nam, to a career filled with outdoor adventures, this book is sure to entertain, inform and amuse the reader with stories of growing up, life and living.

Introducing Norm Zeigler, author of Famous Fly Fishers: Profiles of Eminent and Accomplished People Who Love the Quiet Sport

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Norm Zeigler is an internationally known author and journalist. For fifteen years he worked for European Stars and Stripes — the newspaper for Americans in Europe – first as a copy editor on the news desk and later as travel/outdoor writer. His previous books — Rivers of Shadow, Rivers of Sun: A Fly Fisher’s European Journal and Snook on a Fly — remain popular. Other publications in which Norm’s work has appeared include The New York Times, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, Northwest Fly Fishing, Art of Angling Journal, Sporting Tales Journal, Der Fliegenfischer and Florida Sportsman. Norm grew up amid the scrub pine woods, marshes, beaches, estuaries, and kettlehole ponds of Cape Cod. He received an AB in English, with a minor in biology, from Clark University. He speaks and writes German and has a private pilot’s license. Norm and his family divide their time between Sanibel Island, Florida, and Dillon, Montana.

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Advance Praise for Famous Fly Fishers. To some, fly fishing is a way of life defined by a job in the fly-fishing industry, or by a vocation allowing for maximum fishing time. But for others, fly-fishing is a way in life to escape an otherwise demanding career. In Famous Fly Fishers, author, fly shop owner, and avid fly angler Norm Zeigler interviews twenty-one professionals, iconic in their fields, seeking to answer the questions of how and why the sport plays such an important role in their lives. – Jerry Kustich, author of A Wisp in the Wind. Norm Zeigler has done it again. He has captured the essence of fly fishing by providing a pithy and compelling look at the sport through the eyes of some of this country’s most interesting people. This book works and reads well not because the anglers he has chosen to highlight are iconic, but rather because he brings them down to the everyday perspective we all see on the water. – Fly fishing outfitter and Longtime Trout Unlimited TV host. Norm Zeigler’s Famous Fly Fishers is much more than a book about who. It is a book about why — why take on the challenge of fly fishing. Zeigler explores the quandary with 21 men and women unsurpassed in life achievements. From walking on the moon, to running roughshod over NFL defenses, to playing key roles in running the United States, these overachievers have turned to the way of the fly for its never ending challenge and — all admit — its healthy doses of humility. In his chapter on Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson, Zeigler notes there is no such thing as a stretch too large from profession to fly fishing. Indeed, as fly fishers know and readers will find, it’s all about the stretch. — Byron Stout, outdoors columnist, Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press

Introducing Scott Ford, author of Welcome to the Zone

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Author, clinician, and performance specialist, Scott Ford has presented his unique approach to playing tennis in the zone at the prestigious:

USTA National Tennis Teachers Conference
USPTA World Congress on Tennis
Canadian National Tennis Teachers Conference
2000 Pre-Olympic Congress of Sports Science and Health in Brisbane, Australia.

Scott teaches at the Colorado Athletic Club Inverness in Englewood, Colorado. For more information visit: tennisinthezone.com

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Listen to Scott’s interview on “The Book Club: Welcome To The Zone, Part 1” at: http://www.internetradiopros.com/bookclub/

“Scott has devoted his entire professional career to understanding and mastering the zone in tennis. His training system is both effective and practical. His approach clearly demonstrates the importance of visualization in achieving peak performance.”
– Dr. Jim Loehr, author of The Power of Full Engagement

Flow, the zone, peak performance…there are different names for it, but you know how powerful it is when you’re there. Conventional coaching wisdom says there is no reliable formula to reach that state, but Scott Ford is here to turn that thinking on its head.

Inspired by his own experience, Scott developed The Parallel Mode Process, a real protocol to get in the zone. Peak performance is directly related to enhanced consciousness, and you can learn to create it. The body-mind presence that Scott teaches has useful applications in all parts of your life, but if you’re looking to improve your tennis game exponentially and consistently, Welcome to the Zone is the book for you.

Get in the zone by choice, not by chance!

Introducing Nelly Cooper, author of Alpha Equestrian Challenge

“This was my first publishing experience. I’m extremely grateful to everyone at Outskirts Press for making it a positive one. My contacts were helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond with answers to my many questions. I have already recommended Outskirts Press to other people who are thinking about writing a book.”

During her time managing one of the largest equestrian facilities in Michigan, bomb-proofing expert Nelly Cooper spent thirteen years helping scared and injured riders regain their confidence. Believing we can do better as an industry to prevent accidents, she wrote this book out of love and respect for all the horses and horse people she’s met throughout her life. Nelly and her sweetheart Gerald, along with their cats, dogs and horses, live in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Empowering instructors, students and parents, The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge complements riding lesson programs by giving clear, detailed schooling on: why we need to be good leaders to our horses; how to be good leaders to our horses; and how to prevent our horses from reacting dangerously out of fear. Rich with full color illustrations, this book helps riders develop safe, trusting relationships with their equine partners, while teaching that more than anything Astute Leadership Prevents Harmful Accidents! Developing good riding skills allows the student to have fun in the saddle, but developing good leadership skills allows the student to keep her horse calm and cooperative so her fun time does not turn into a terrifying experience. Riding and leadership are two completely different sets of skills, yet too many riders learn the hard way, through fear and/or injury, that they missed out on the vital “leadership” part of their education. Created to benefit riding lesson programs, The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge is the instructor’s tool for providing their students with the basics of good horse leadership. It empowers instructors to bring along students who are not only good riders, but leaders who know how to keep themselves and their horses safe. The ALPHA Equestrian Challenge empowers students by helping them understand how horses think and behave; it teaches them how to deal effectively with common challenges horses present; it starts students developing groundwork skills so they can get their horses’ calm submission prior to mounting; and lastly, through bomb-proofing exercises, it helps students learn how to get their horses to behave calmly no matter what. This book helps students develop good horse leadership skills on the ground… skills they can carry confidently into the saddle for safer riding. Designed for students of all ages, this book encourages “barn parents” to develop their own leadership skills as well, empowering them to help their children have a safer riding experience.

Introducing Grandmaster Sy Cheatham, author of The Lost Forms of Tang Soo Do

“This is my first published book. The entire staff was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. Special thanks to TinaMarie, my first contact rep who guided me through the initial process. And to Deni who aided in the final process. Your help was invaluable, and I thank both of you. The process was made easier because of your guidance.”

Grandmaster Sy Cheatham, 9th Dan, has been practicing the martial arts for over forty years. His martial arts endeavors have included karate, Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan) Hapki-yusul (3rd Dan) Tang Soo Do, and Pressure Point Techniques. Grandmaster Cheatham teaches seminars for those who wish to continue their martial arts journey and increase their knowledge along the way. This book has been meticulously compiled by Grandmaster Cheatham and his senior student. Grandmaster Cheatham operates the Korean Tang Soo Do Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he resides with his wife and daughter.

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This stunning reference book is the culmination of thirteen years of study under Grandmaster Myung Seok Seo, my teacher. This book covers eleven forms from first dan to second dan midnight blue belt and includes photographs and detailed instructions of each movement. This book offers an easy to learn method which everyone can benefit from, while at the same time, increasing your knowledge of the more exotic forms of Tang Soo Do.

Introducing Lawrence Hinkle, author of Pursuing Excellence In Youth Coaching

I just had a book published through Outskirts Press. I am writing let you know how pleased I was in working with Brie. She assisted me throughout the actual publication process with quick responses to questions and perfect results. I was a bit frustrated at times during the process of getting my book ready for Brie’s area but once it was there, things went very smoothly and in a timely manner. Again, it was a real pleasure in working with her. She is most certainly, an asset to your organization.

Lawrence Hinkle is a retired educator with 29 years of experience as both a teacher and administrator. During his time as an educator and coach, he served as tournament director for numerous wrestling tournaments at the both youth and high school levels. He also coached the sport of wrestling at the high school and collegiate level for 17 years and was named as the Coach of the Year at both levels. Mr. Hinkle has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching kids of all ages.

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This book is specifically designed to meet the needs of youth coaches involved in one or more youth recreation sport activities. There is much more to coaching than just being a former athlete or knowing and understanding the plays, moves, and/or techniques of the game. There are many administrative and adult-to-adult communications that must take place both on and off the playing field – before, during and after a season. One must fully understand the types of individuals he/she will be working with: stakeholders such as participants, peers, parents, organization supervisors, and community members. Participants will be comprised of various age groups, sizes, and abilities (physical and intellectual), and in today’s society parents/guardians are very receptive to programs that are good for their children. This, of course, includes parents/guardians of children with disabilities. Just remember that there is always room for improvement and that is where this book can help. As the author, I make many suggestions and recommendations to coaches that will allow for on-going growth and success in whatever youth sport that they wish to coach. “Larry Hinkle’s handbook, ‘Pursuing Excellence in Youth Coaching: A Pathway To Success’ is must-read for all coaches of youth sports, especially for rookie coaches and for those considering a try at coaching young athletes. It is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of youth coaching, covering everything from code of ethics for all parties, to concussions, to bullying and hazing. I learned something new in the section on ‘The Role of a Culture Keeper,’ an excellent idea for all coaches. I highly recommend ‘Pursuing Excellence in Youth Coaching: A Pathway To Success’ as an easy-to-read handbook filled with valuable information in each section.” Mason Morenus Little League Baseball Coach assistant – 3 years Jr. High Football Coach – 5 years J.V. Baseball Coach – 2 years Varsity baseball Coach – 9 years High School Athletic Director – 19 years Adjunct Professor – SUNY Cortland – “Problems in High School Athletics” – 6 years “I have read the book and was very impressed … and think that it should be a handbook that all youth coaches use in their coaching pursuits.” Carl Koenig President of Upstate New York Chapter National Wrestling Hall of Fame “Often when a person becomes interested in coaching our youth, their main emphasis is on the particular X’s and O’s and techniques of the sport. My past 45 years as a coach, athletic director, and college administrator have convinced me that only 10-20 % of a coach’s time and effort is devoted to the specifics of the activity and the majority of effort is devoted to aspects of a successful youth program that are not considered by most people. Pursuing Excellence In Youth Coaching: A Pathway To Success is an excellent blueprint for comprehending those important those impotent Aspects that create successful youth programs.” Dennis “Putt” Moore Director of Physical Education and Integrated Health Community College of the Finger Lakes (retired) “I recommend this book for any new youth coaches, current youth coaches and as a great training resource for recreation departments that have paid and volunteer youth coaches.” Andrew Pierce Former Assistant Director of Dryden Recreation

Introducing Don E. Webster, author of Bury Me In My Waders

“My first-time publishing experience with Outskirts Press was successful beyond my expectations. Tina and Brie guided me through the process with patience and professionalism. As a result, my book, ‘Bury Me In My Waders: An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past’ continues to rank in the Top 100 in Amazon Books Hunting Category, having been ranked as high as 11 in Amazon Kindle Hunting. The writing experience I gained by publishing with Outskirts Press has enabled me to garner first place and win the Phil Ford Humor Award in the Outdoor Writers Association of California 2013 writing crafts competition. Thank you, Outskirts Press!”

Don E. Webster is a native Californian. He is a Vietnam veteran. He is a life member of the California Waterfowl Association, and also holds memberships in Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl. He writes a weekly column for MyOutdoorBuddy.Com. See other books coming soon from Don E. Webster online at donewebster.com.

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From a young boy shivering in the rain on his first hunt with his father, all the way to suffering the loss of lifelong hunting pals, Don E. Webster embraces almost 60 years of waterfowling. Penned with a style and flair that brings to mind outdoor legends such as Corey Ford, Robert Ruark, and Ed Zern, this collection of duck hunting memories brims with sly humor, salty wit, and poignant reflection. Bury Me In My Waders will charm and captivate you while tickling your funny bone at the same time. “Bury Me In My Waders” is a fun read, perfect for those precious moments when you want to forget your troubles and be reminded of your own waterfowl hunting adventures. Don E. Webster has a rare, special ability to spin yarns to which every waterfowl hunter can relate. If you haven’t been in the marsh lately, this book is a call you won’t be able to resist. -Frank Galusha Editor/Publisher MyOutdoorBuddy.com “Whether you have a developing passion or a longtime addiction to waterfowl hunting, you will enjoy reading Don E. Webster’s book, “Bury Me In My Waders.” Don has enjoyed the company of pot-hunters to gentile sportsmen and found their common bond – a passion for waterfowl hunting. Good humor abounds, but there are touching tributes to old friends, great dogs, and even a vision for what awaits us when our days are done. If you are a duck hunter, put this book on your reading list!” -Robert McLandress, Ph.D. Past President, California Waterfowl Association (currently – Associate In Waterfowl Management, University of California at Davis.)