Introducing Tim Gingras, author of RVN

“We’re almost at the finish line, and all the staff I have had the pleasure of working with have been professional, skilled, and polite. This has been a wonderful learning process for me, and my novel. Thank you Outskirts!”

First time author, Tim Gingras, is a U.S. Navy Corpsman veteran. After serving honorably for 4 years during late 1970, and further education, Tim spent many years in Chicago Theaters, performing Stand-up, Film, Commercials, and hosting many Chicago events with City of Chicago. All while having a successful full time career in Banking. After 9/11, Tim pursued work with Federal Government, and spent several months in Iraq War-zone, as civilian contractor during 2004. Tim retired from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, after working in all three branches. He lives in Phoenix.

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Book description…

Poignant coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. When 18-year-old Charlie Kinane, from Chicago, is drafted at the height of the Vietnam (RVN) War shortly after high school graduation, he decides to enter the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman and pursue Navy pharmacy tech training. Charlie believes this will give him the best chance of avoiding war-zone deployment. His goal is to serve, but also to survive. Charlie receives his orders to join the 3rd Marine Division, at Charlie Med Base, Khe Sahn, Vietnam-a base regularly under heavy attack. His primary function on Charlie Med is to keep track of all medical supplies, including all controlled medications used for wounded Marines, but when Charlie is sent as a corpsman replacement for Marines on an overnight search-and-destroy mission outside the wire, he will come face-to-face with all his fears.

Introducing Anne Toole, author of Shy Ty

“This is my ninth book with Outskirts Press and my Author Representative is always very professional and knowledgeable. Since I have other manuscripts I want to have published, I am sure I will be working with her again in the near future. She always does a great job!”

Anne Toole grew up in Williston, South Carolina. She graduated from Anderson Jr. College in Anderson, South Carolina. She is also a graduate of the University of Georgia. Ms. Toole taught first grade for thirty years in Augusta, Georgia. After retiring, Ms. Toole worked part- time teaching ESOL for several years. She also began writing stories about children and animals. Most of the stories are written in verse. She resides in Columbia, South Carolina. Ms. Toole is also the author of Mean Mike, The Bird That Didn’t Want To Be A Bird, The Frog That Lost His Croak, A Dog Named Cat, The Crow and the Big Oak Tree, Stan, The Little Turtle, Fat Maxine, Lily Pearl, and The Cat That Was Nothing But Trouble.

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There was a boy named Ty,
who was very shy.
Friends, he had none.
Ty was too scared to talk to anyone.
At times, Ty would cry
because he was so shy.
One day the teacher said a project each child must do.
Ty decided to do something that he knew.
What project did Ty do at school
that the other children thought was really cool?
Did the children want to know more about Ty after what he had done?
Did this help Ty become less shy to everyone?

Introducing Chris Alan Foreman, author of Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast: My Journey into the Land of Fahrvergnügen

“My Author Representative did an outstanding job of handling the publishing process from start to finish.”

Dr. Chris Alan Foreman writes of his variegated life from the comforts of San Mateo, California. Now retired, he has served as a Peace Corps volunteer, an army officer, a college professor, an African missionary, and a Baptist pastor. An avid traveler, Chris has lived on four continents and toured all fifty states. In his foundational memoir, Forgive Like a Rwandan, Chris writes of love, loss and letting go. He traces his life through 888 tumultuous days, from the tragic death of his first wife in Africa to his joyful second marriage in California.

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Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast is an introspective travelogue of my twenty-nine-day road trip across the breadth of America accompanied by a rescue dog named Jody and propelled by a pop-up Volkswagen camper. Together we journey into the Land of Fahrvergnügen, that wondrous place of travel joy and driving pleasure. Sightseeing, camping, and contemplation fill the days. Family and friends sweeten the stops. Unfettered, unhurried, and off the leash, dog and man encounter an unscripted adventure around every bend. With the boundless horizon of twenty-five states, the soul is free to wander the outer world and the mind open to explore the inner. What can compare to the bliss of a camper, a dog, and an endless ribbon of American highway?

Introducing Inez A. Lasso, author of A Singing Journey

“Over the years, I have been encouraged to share my life story with others to inspire them to believe in their ability to follow their dreams. However, I needed a book to do this and finding Outskirts Press proved to be the best publishing choice I could make. Outskirts Press provided me with the professional, beautiful book that I envisioned. All their employees are outstanding and know what it takes to make my dream come true. I sincerely thank them all.”

Inez A. Lasso wanted to make a difference in the world so she went to college and became a lawyer. Approx. 1971 – 1977 -worked as Legal Assistant -U.S. Attorney’s Office, Albuquerque, N.M.; September 1984- U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. -Position: Staff Attorney -Served as appellate attorney representing the Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation. November 1990 – October 1992 U.S. Dept. of Justice -Special Assistant (Legal Counsel) to Assistant Attorney General, Jimmy Gurule. Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Primary responsibility for authorship of Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 and the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990. October 1992 -Director, Office for Civil Rights Enforcement, OCR. I Developed proactive approach to enforcement of Title VI of Civil Rights Act, after twenty years of inaction -ensuring compliance with civil rights law by recipients of federal funding,

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A Woman at 40 years decides that she will become a lawyer and fight for women’s rights, but first, she had to go to college…My name is Inez A. Lasso. I was born in 1937 in the South Bronx of NYC, the youngest of four children. My mother, a Singing Contest Winner in her youth, filled our lives with music, singing with the radio as she cared for us. She turned the poverty of the Bronx into a happy home for us and singing and songwriting into a lifelong passion for me. I had the opportunity to join a religious organization, the “Young Christian Workers” as a Lay Missionary in Bogota, Colombia. I tell of the work I did to form new groups and of the young people I met who were enthusiastic about the movement and hoped to have a better life. I met my future husband in Colombia, and he came to New York where we got married on June 16, 1961. We lived in Jackson Heights, N.Y. and had 2 children, Elena and Diana. We then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico as a better place to raise them. Our third daughter, Julie was born in Albuquerque. I always worked as a legal secretary while the girls were growing up but decided when I turned Forty that I wanted to have a job that made a difference in the world – I wanted to be a Lawyer who fought for the rights of women who felt powerless…but I had never been to college… So I enrolled in the University of Albuquerque and received my Bachelor of Business Administration; May 16, 1981, my Masters Certificate; from The Antioch School of Law for Equal Opportunity Law on February 15, 1983…and my Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico on May 16, 1984. I divorced my first husband in 1985 after 22 years of marriage. I tell of my life as a Student and my life as an Attorney at Law and, in retirement, as an Administrative Hearing Officer, A/KA The Judge. I tell of my Second Life with New Husband after I moved to D.C. to work as a lawyer with the Dept. of Labor. He is a blind bluegrass musician and I was able to join him as a harmony singer in his band in weekend gigs. We were married for 12 years and remain friends. I wrote many songs during our marriage which we recorded together. Although I have travelled many roads from New York City to Colombia, S.A. to Albuquerque, N.M. to Nashville, TN to Napa, CA, my companion has always been a lifetime of songwriting. My life story has taken many unexpected turns and exciting challenges as well as marvelous blessings. The treasure I hold closest is the love of my three daughters who stand behind me through all my life choices.

Introducing James A. Hunter, author of Soft And Gentle 5 – A Remembered Prose

“I have had a great relationship with Outskirts Press on all five books that I have published with them. I have always been able to have my input followed on the interior format, which has been very important to me. My Author Representative has always been very helpful. I would definitely recommend the services of Outskirts Press to anyone.”

Jim Hunter is the youngest of eleven children and grew up on a farm near the rural, small town of Metamora, Indiana. From an early age, all of the children were expected to help with the farm chores, which consisted of raising a large garden, picking berries, putting up hay, milking cows, raising crops, and anything else that went along with living on a farm. Everything took a back seat to work, but the children always found time to play and establish memories that would stay with them forever. The family farm still survives nearly a hundred years after Jim’s grandparents settled there, and his love for the land has led to him owning part of that farm for 45 years and still counting. In addition, he has owned much of the valley surrounding it. Growing up and living with nature in that valley has provided the backdrop and inspiration for much of his writing.

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The only questionable thing about putting soft and gentle into your life is its misperception by others. Most of us spend our younger years getting caught up in trying to have it all and do it all. Only after years of life do we begin to recognize what is more important to us. At some point, we begin to shift our priorities around, realizing that many of the dreams that we spent chasing in our younger adulthood will probably never come to fruition. Going to our children’s and grandchildren’s soccer and basketball games begin to replace the dreams that we once dreamed. It becomes hard to put things in proper perspective. Eventually, we seem to settle into an acceptable routine that most of our friends and family are comfortable with. Unfortunately, we also discover that we are getting older, and time to fulfill dreams and mark things off the bucket list is clicking away too rapidly. This heartfelt collection of prose will mellow the heart as it explores life, love, beauty, nature, happiness, hardships, dreams, and nostalgic memories. Take a break from a busy schedule to enjoy these unique observations, and discover the soft and gentle aspects of life for yourself.

Introducing David G. Fambrough, author of The Darker Side of Hope

“I am greatly pleased with my published book. My Author Representative was encouraging, supportive, and appropriately challenging when I stalemated. This was my first book, so the insights gained are beneficial should I choose to publish again.”

David Fambrough is a graduate of Mobile College, Mobile, AL, and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He is a board certified chaplain, with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc., an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains. His 30 years of ministry experience have taken him, as a sojouner, into the life crises of others in a hospice and hospitals and into pulpits in Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina. David and Sandra, his wife, currently reside in North Carolina, where he serves as a bi-vocational pastor. In 2018, he retired, as a staff chaplain, from one of the state’s largest medical centers. The Darker Side of Hope is his debut book.

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Making Meaning Through Life’s Difficult Challenges. The concept of hope is that something better awaits us in the future, so we must trek through the darker side of life until the brighter hope is realized. Discovering a path out of the darkness can be hard work. We aren’t always blessed with adequate illumination or insight, and there are both rewards and pitfalls along the way. The Darker Side of Hope offers valuable insights for navigating this journey and gravitating toward the brighter side of HOPE. Are you ready? Let’s start walking together!

Introducing Robert McNally, author of Life is a Dream: A Journey of Wonderment

“I am pleased with my experience with Outskirts Press and I look forward to publishing my next book with the company. My thanks goes out to a very understanding Author Representative who played an instrumental part in getting the book published. She was very helpful, and in ways, I’m sure she cannot imagine. She restored my trust in people. Thank you for helping me. It means a lot.”

While in college securing a math and science degree, Robert McNally took just about every writing class his curriculum would allow. These classes were instrumental in his dream of one day becoming a writer. He’s a likable kind of guy, that enjoys bringing a laugh and smile to the people he meets. Robert has an insatiable passion for science, and the possibilities for time travel. He currently lives in the town of New Bern, NC.

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A story about good vs evil locked in a battle where good cannot afford to lose. After two young boys move into their new family home, they quite accidentally discover a passageway to another dimension (Universe). What they don’t know, is that on the other side waits a gnome named Nathaniel, who very much wants to contact them to help save his own world from the clutches of a very evil and powerful witch known as Dora. Follow their epic journey across Enchantment, that’s filled with seemingly insurmountable dangers every step of the way. They’re accompanied on this odyssey with Garth (forest giant), and two small fairies Erin and her loving Aaron of Wilde Forest. Together they must battle their way across Enchantment to the Fabled Mountains, and the Castle of Olde Seth (Blue Wizard). There the malevolent forces of evil can hopefully be put to rest once and for all.