Introducing Tabitha Eichelberger, author of Diary of a Lonely Prom Queen: Reflections on Parenting Teenage Girls from a Teenage Survivor

“My Author Representative was incredible! She took time to listen and got back with me even on weekends.”

As a teenage survivor, Tabitha experienced many opportunities that have helped her form a unique insight into the adolescent experience. High School Credentials 1. Prom Queen, 2004 2. Homecoming Queen, 2003 3. Consistent table for 1’er 4. Prom Princess, 2003 5. Expert bathroom stall crier 6. Homecoming Court, 2002 7. Cheerleader, 2002, 2003, 2004 8. Skilled Friday night laundry folder 9. Chorus member, 2000-2004 10. Introvert in Disguise 11. Recipient of the Masonic Lodge Scholarship 12. Participant in the Young Life Organization 13. Participant in the school mentoring program 14, Teenage Survivor! Tabitha is an author, business owner, wife, and mother. She lives with her husband Brad and their three children, Tinley, Garret, Noah, and their dog Hank. Tabitha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running, biking, and exploring their country property on summer evenings with her family.

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….Sometimes looks can be most deceiving….”There is a reason God is putting you through this.” These words spoken from my mother’s mouth when I was a teenager still echo in my head. Fifteen years later I now understand that reason: to share my own junior/high school experiences in this book. My hope is to encourage parents as they help their daughters navigate through the prickly forest of “Girl World.” While this book focuses on my own personal struggles and triumphs, I also share stories, perspectives, and advice from many other mothers and daughters who have gone through or are going through these tough teenage years. We will look beyond the thorns, twisted paths and shadows to see the light at the edge of the forest. The light that is waiting for them even though it may seem far away.

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

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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.

Introducing Linda Klein Means, author of Passport to the World

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Linda Klein Means has spent her life writing and teaching. She was a reporter and editor for her college newspaper, then a feature writer for The Wilmington (Del) Morning News and Evening Journal, followed by similar posts at The Chicago Tribune and US News and World Report magazine. She has taught ESL in college and privately, and free-lanced. She lives near Boston with her husband, close to her daughter and three beautiful granddaughters.

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From the Midwest to Paris…Former Chicago Tribune reporter Linda Klein Means was born on a farm in Illinois and raised with strong values amidst family tragedies. Follow her travels through the world of newspapers, after which she spent years in Venezuela, Brazil and France, each offering amazing insights into other cultures while providing fertile breeding grounds for hilarious adventures and misadventures. Learn how the power of a grandmother’s love shined before her like a guiding star. Although she approached the abyss more than once, that guiding light made sure she never fell over the edge. Think with her about the issues surrounding Down Syndrome, a condition affecting her beloved brother John. Think with her about issues of racial “purity” while she and members of her Norwegian-American family look more closely into their heritage. Think with her about “unconscious” prejudice,” the ways in which we sometimes hurt others without meaning to, without even knowing we did. Only a dose of “Amazing Grace” will save us from that. Enter a very special church in Paris with her, and think about the ways in which it symbolizes the long, complex, and rewarding relationship between the United States and France. Enter a women’s prison with her, and become close to the unfortunates trapped within. Get to know them on a one-to-one basis. You will empathize and sympathize with them.

Introducing Diana Carter, author of Broken Promises: Shattered Dreams

“I was so impressed with the services received from Outskirts Press. I had a wonderful publishing experience and can’t wait to publish my next book.”

Diana Carter, after managing a home-based business providing business services to students and small business owners, found writing enlightening. She is presently working on the sequel to Broken Promises. Diana holds a Master degree in Management from University of Phoenix and working towards her DBA in Organizational Leadership at Walden University.

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Emily Ann Simmons-Blackstone had it all-a supportive husband, two wonderful children, two great siblings, and the most awesome best friend a person could ever have. Then on a cold fall morning the unthinkable happened, her husband the man she loved for almost three decades died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Emily and her children were saved by the grace of God and her best friend since they were eleven years old Arlene Simone Jacobs. Emily and Arlene’s personalities were like night and day but they got along famously and supported each other through thick and thin. Almost a decade after losing her husband Emily decided to move on with her life and then walked in handsome attorney David Lee Redmond. David brought the love back into Emily’s life that she though she would never feel again. At odds from the beginning Arlene and David did not like to share Emily’s affections so stuck in the middle Emily had to find a middle ground. Before that could happen tragedy struck and once again Emily was stuck in the middle of her new love and best friend. From sadness, to love, to disbelief this story of family support and friendship proves there can be peace after one have lived through broken promises and shattered dreams.

Introducing Chakeva A. Harris, author of Beyond the Break

“Stupendous is a word used to describe my experience with Outskirts Press. At the close of writing my book, I had no idea how to get it published or even where to start. I didn’t even know much about Outskirts Press as a company. However, in researching several options with other publishers, I found Outskirts Press to be the most effective and affordable option for me. From the beginning process to the very end, the representatives held my hand and walked me through every fine detail with ease. They made me feel important and that my ideas and thoughts mattered. They even made me feel as if my book was the only book with purpose! I am sure everyone else who has published through Outskirts Press feels the same way! My dream of becoming an author is no longer a dream, but now a reality and I am most grateful! Thank you Outskirts Press! I will definitely use your services again for my next masterpiece!”

Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is a native of Macon, Georgia born from the parentage of Samson Harris and the late Minister Gladys S. Harris. She received her undergraduate education from Georgia Southern University and Christian Life School of Theology. Evangelist Harris began singing for the Lord at the tender age of 5 and gave her life willfully to Christ at age 8. She discovered her true identity as a chosen vessel in Christ at age 16 and accepted the call to preach the gospel in May of 2006. From that time forward, she has devoted her life to being a messenger for Christ. Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is truly a singer, songwriter, recording artist, worship leader, teacher, preacher, prayer warrior, and now author infused by the hand of God. Evangelist Harris is passionate about working with battered and abused women, hurting families and the youth of today. She is also empowered to cross racial barriers and help those of all ages, nationalities, creeds and colors. Her mission is to play a vital role in cultivating nations to return to the heart of God through authentic worship in spirit and in truth. Through this mission, God allowed Evangelist Harris to give birth to “Heart of Judah Outreach Ministry” in January of 2009. Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is a “powerhouse” of a preacher known for speaking a rhema word into the lives of others. Her unique zeal for God, charismatic delivery of His Word, and angelic voice has been proven to transform the lives of others for the better. Evangelist Harris proudly serves as an Associate Pastor at Agape Covenant Worship Center in Macon, Georgia, under the dynamic leadership of Pastor R. Marquis and Lady Marlena Belcher. In closing, Evangelist Harris truly believes that all things are possible through Jesus Christ…Only Believe!

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Have you ever encountered a “David-Saul” situation in your life? Have you ever been entangled by your loyalty to someone whom you loved, admired and looked up to only to experience the devastation of their unrequited love toward you? Have you ever felt “used up” and treated like a puppet of performance by those of false leadership…, only seeking what your gift could do for them, but never really having your best interest at heart? Perhaps you feel forsaken, broken, withdrawn, used, abused, neglected, hated, discredited and downright discouraged because the pursuit of the enemy after what God invested in you has been catastrophically great. If so, then this book is just for you! Beyond the Break has been designed specifically to encourage those who are currently in or those who have survived the struggles of being anointed and appointed by God, but still considered the unlikely candidate by mankind. Even after surviving the deepest church hurt, many of us are often left with a film of residue that tends to linger in our hearts and minds. Yet, through the entrance of the Word of God that brings light to the darkest elements of our lives, there is great hope! Through the life of King David, Evangelist Chakeva Harris will take you through an epic journey with God that will leave you with a greater understanding of the “why” factor in your life, as well as, assist you in evoking the power embedded in you to overcome the javelins being so furiously launched at you. As you read each page, it is with sincere hope that the words of encouragement, restoration and reconciliation leap off of the pages and into your innermost being as you began to move Beyond the Break! Ready? Let’s go!

Introducing Dr. Shirley Durham, author of Marriage Better With Time

“I am very pleased with the overall service Outskirts Press has provided to me.”

Dr. Shirley Durham is a faith-based belief therapist and anger management facilitator in Arlington, Texas. She is the author of Pastoring from Scratch.

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Every couple desires a long and loving marriage, one that can overcome difficulties and survive hard times. But sometimes couples need help. Across the nation there are many seminars, conferences, fellowships, and retreats that address what makes a successful marriage. In Marriage, Better with Time, Dr. Shirley Durham offers her own recipe for a successful marriage, combining the word of God with the professional advice she gives her clients. She discusses sharing, finances, communication, praying together, and even taking a vacation, drawing on examples from her own marriage as well as the real-life challenges of husbands and wives who seek her counsel. Warning that society poses a potential danger to the biblical principles of marriage, Dr. Shirley provides the antidote to help couples, young and old, avoid unhealthy marriages, endure life’s changes, and stay together.