Introducing Steve Oldfin, author of People of the Rain

“My questions were all answered.”

Steve Oldfin was born and raised in the Puget Sound region with ancestors that homesteaded in this area. The diversity of people and environment so closely interwoven in this beautiful place that he calls home, has shaped him as a person and in his writing.

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Are you a person of the Rain? A young man finds himself slipping into the dull gray oblivion of ordinary, day to day life in the city. He is struggling against being absorbed by the mundane routine, when his perception of the natural world around him, is suddenly and dramatically changed. He has an experience that opens the door to the discovery of psychic powers that, up to that moment had lain dormant in him. At first, he cannot control, nor does he fully understand his abilities. The young hero finds the most unlikely of mentors in a Native American man named John that he first encounters as a homeless street person. Alex our hero, is forced to reconsider common stereotypes as he gets to know his mentor, not as an alcoholic street person but as a powerfully gifted psychic, a highly respected medicine man in his indigenous tribe as well as a husband to a missing, presumed taken wife, father to an estranged daughter and a son to a powerful tribal elder that is known to all as grandma. John had left his people that live on the beautiful and heavily forested Olympic Peninsula, crossing the inland sea known as the Puget Sound to the big city of Seattle, in search of his wife. By luck, John perceives Alex’s awakening event. Alex, John and a cadre of other gifted individual’s team up to turn the table on the “Scanners,” a group that has been quietly and systematically hunting any individuals with the gift and are suspected of taking John’s wife. In their quest to trace the “Scanners” back to their source, John must face a council of first nation’s elders that will challenge his past alcohol fueled transgressions and his decision to facilitate none natives to develop this gift which has been a long standing secret part of their culture. All their skills will be tested as they battle the Scanners in the middle of the busy streets of Seattle.

Introducing Resia Nank, author of Small Town Scandal

“All in all it was a pretty smooth experience, given that it was done virtually. This was my first book and I’m working on #2 now. I intend to stick with Outskirts! Here’s to working together in the future. Thanks! ”

Resia Nank has always been a writer. During the book’s time frame, she worked for the Star Democrat newspaper in her hometown of Easton, Maryland. In her 25-year career as a corporate journalist and communications professional, she wrote for various industries on multiple platforms. She holds a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Towson University. She’s lived in and around Baltimore and the Chicago area, but spends as much time as possible at her favorite home in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.resiamedia.com

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A Racy Memoir By A Non-Celebrity. Celebrities aren’t the only people who live lives interesting enough for a reality show! This shocking tale of a young girl seduced by a married man twice her age is a true story. It happened more than 40 years ago and although the times have changed, that doesn’t mean the story won’t re-ignite the salacious gossip that gripped a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the 1970s. Here’s the buzz on Small Town Scandal: “An outrageous journey to emotional maturity” “The secret’s out: a 21-year trip down memory lane” “A glimpse into the private life of a typical Baby Boomer”

Introducing Blaine R. Smith, author of The Learning Season

“Outskirts was and continues to be very helpful.”

A former high school teacher, football and wrestling coach, Blaine R. Smith is currently an elementary school Superintendent/Principal. He has over 30 years of experience in the education profession. His grandfather was a WWI infantryman, his father was a pilot in WWII and several members of his family served the US military. His deep respect for the United States Armed Forces is an integral part of his books.

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MIA-Presumed KIA In Iraq. Will anything help John Douglas’s heart heal? Seemingly unable to recover from the grief he feels after the US Army notifies his family that his father is listed as presumed KIA in Iraq, this high school football player learns hard life lessons with the help of his mother, his football coach and his friends.

Introducing Aliaunda A. Laniya, author of The Reading Adventures of Franklin in Philly Town

“I am pleased with how my book turned out.”

Aliaunda A. Laniya is certified therapeutic recreation specialist and psychotherapist. Her interests include faith, family, and promoting physical and mental health and wellness. This is her first children’s book written to promote awareness for community members and organizations to proactively support positive reading skills and reading opportunities for all children. Aliaunda works and lives in “Philly Town” (Philadelphia, PA) with her family.

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Most people who enjoy reading have had good reading habits introduced and modeled for them by family members, educators, and peers. When children see others reading for interest and enjoyment, it can inspire them to become better readers. However, for many elementary school children, reading on grade level remains one of the greatest life skill challenges they face. This negatively impacts their mental health and future success academically, socially, and economically. Franklin, the main character in this book serves as a model for young students to discover the wonder of words and reading. He becomes inspired to improve his reading and spelling abilities to earn a new favored item for school. The Adventures Of Franklin In Philly Town takes its young readers on a neighborhood journey with Franklin as he encounters a problem earning this item and tries to figure out what to do. Eventually, he receives some much needed advice and a new perspective on reading, spelling, and learning.

Introducing Dan the Man, author of “Hi, I Am Dan the Man Your Concierge”

“I am a first-time author. Jamie, my author representative, was just incredible! I really enjoyed communicating with her each week. Jamie, a true professional with class, made me feel like a family member of Outskirts Press. Thank you Jamie, my dream came true. This was a wonderful publishing experience! It was also a great pleasure communicating with her colleagues. Now, I am looking forward to the marketing of my book. Outskirts Press, the publishing company that cares about your success! I will highly recommend Outskirts Press!”

Dan the Man, is from Ybor City. The historic district of Tampa. He lives in Brandon, Florida, with his beautiful wife of 35 years and their meow fur children. All of their other children have lovely families and exciting careers. Dan’s life achievements; teamster executive leader with a positive, winning image, and a quality control technician for the number one beer company in the world. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

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This delightfully humorous book provides a serious education about the reality of working a men’s nightclub restroom in the hospitality industry-a fun part-time job with the potential for an amazing income-but only for those with the exuberance of a positive, winning mind-set! While researching this book, the author visited 40 nightclubs to observe restroom attendants and found there were only a handful of concierges who were both pleasant and professional-those with a friendly smile and a firm handshake, a great sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and a compassionate heart. Professional concierges take pride in their work, and Dan the Man shows how it’s done. With raw, slice-of-life conversations emphasizing the fun and humorous side of this business, Hi, I Am Dan the Man, Your Concierge contains tips and wisdom that can be applied to all customer service and hospitality careers!

Introducing Littlewolf Griffith, author of Katie and Spirit Wolf

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been wonderful. I have never seen a more caring group of people. They seem to go out of their way to help their authors any way they need to. My experience with my last publisher left a lot to be desired. I almost gave up on publishing my books again. Outskirts Press has gone far beyond what I expected them to do. Like helping me with getting my book published and out into the market place. I hope to be publishing my children’s book with Outskirts Press soon.”

Lorraine Littlewolf Griffith born in 1938. She grew up in Danville, Virginia and spent much of her young years with an Aunt who lived in the Amherst Virginia area of Bear Mountain a Monacan Indian community. She is the eldest of 15 children.

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The Mind has the Power to Understand All Things Be It Human or Animal. Littlewolf Griffith Grew up in the Native American world during the depression area. Littlewolf has always had her feet part in the white man’s world and part in the Indian’s spiritual world. Her mind has imagined her in many different avenues of the real and the spiritual. She has seen and heard many stories from her Indian people of the here and now and the spiritual aspects of the Indian world. She bears the birth right of a seer, as did her mother and her Mother’s Mother. So it is not unusual to see how she would finally come to write the story Katie and Spirit Wolf. The life and happenings of Kate Cody a private Detective, an unusual wolf named Spirit Wolf and Mama Blue an Elder of Monacan heritage. With their help she is guided into the Native American spirit world in solving crimes that the three of them worked on together as a team.

Introducing Kyle Wasmer, author of Three Days Short of Three Years

“I’m looking forward to working with you again and again.”

Kyle Wasmer has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Hardin Simmons University, with a number of hours in a master’s degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I am currently membered with Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas.

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To Infinity & Beyond! Is it possible you were predestined by God, before the creation of this world came forth? If it’s possible, you may be an undercover brother and sister; one or the other to unite as a country; rather than, divide as a world. Is it possible that Herod the Tetrarch expressed his eros love to the daughter of Herodias, in admiration of her request? Thus producing the domino effect of King Herod’s phileo love for John the Baptist, by using another prisoner (sacrificial in thought) for his supposed pig face on a platter; in admiration of John’s wisdom and insight revealed in his concern with Herod’s brother Philip. All the while, producing waves of agape love towards the Alpha & Omega in currents of psychedelic effect that are beyond human comprehension. Is it possible that the birth of our beloved Christ was extra-terrestrial? If it’s possible, you should get extra-terrestrial with me.