Introducing Linda Klein Means, author of Passport to the World

“Lisa was very patient with my poor computer skills!”

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.

Introducing Robert Lovelle Rooks, author of Best Broken Promise

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Robert Lovelle Rooks is a published author from Texas. On top of publishing fiction, he’s an avid blogger. You can keep up with his periodic rants here:

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Can a man ever overcome the foibles that haunt him? Meet Percy James, a man whose girl friend won’t give him what he’s always wanted, a child of his own . . . a man who flits from relationship to relationship, unable to find love. And then one day, Percy James finds himself in the same room with the one woman who carries a secret that can provide him with true happiness.

Introducing Jean Bolin, author of Betrayal, Lies and Karma

“Wonderful experience and great step-by-step process!”

Jean Bolin was born in Boston, grew up in the small town of Norfolk, Massachusetts. She has an Associates degree in Business Administration, is dedicated to studying and practicing Tai Chi and also enjoys knitting. Currently she lives in Connecticut with her husband, Mark and their two cats. This is her first book.

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“Betrayal, Lies and Karma” is a fictional story about three women from different parts of the country that were complete strangers until they connected through Facebook. They discovered they had something very unusual in common – the same ex-husband. They worked together to determine the truth behind the lies that he had told each of them. They found a unique way to get even with him; they became very close friends. It is about forgiveness, healing and a new meaning of “family”.

Introducing Tasha Mayes Brookman, author of The Pursuit of Happiness After a Divorce

“I am so excited to get my book out! Thank you for helping me with the whole process.”

From the author: I wrote this book to teach people how to find help for their problematic marriage, separation and divorce. Please use my story as a tool to help you identify the red flags that might appear in your relationship. I want to help you identify the problems and address them with solutions. This book will help you move forward with your relationships for a positive future outcome. I will help you expose the excuses and lies and help you discover the truth regarding your relationship. You will meditate on your current relationship and learn how to become healthy and successful. Stop finding excuses to stay in a chaotic marriage and start taking the steps required to fix it. I believe that if you seek the truth it will set you free. If you ask for something and earnestly look for it, you will find your answer.

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I am just a regular person who will explain how I found help during the most chaotic time in my life: a time when I was hopeless and a cracked vessel. I pray that you may be able to use the tools and exercises provided to help you find peace in your life. This book is for all of those who have struggled with the same issues as me. I just want to let you know that you are not alone. I have been where you have been, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.