Introducing Robert Oman, author of The Closed Door

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Robert Oman wrote The Closed Door (Which Side Will You Be On) out of a growing concern about the decline in the moral fabric of this country and the disappearance of the “fear of the Lord” from the Christian landscape. We are in the “latter days” and the Bible specifically states that Christians are not to be deceived by societal influences. Robert and his wife reside near Sunbury, Ohio. They have two grown sons, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Book description…

Understanding end-time prophetic scriptures can be frustrating since not all the related information is presented in one place in the Bible nor is it presented in an easily understood chronological order. The Closed Door (Which Side Will You Be On) is an attempt to take the reader on a step-by-step journey through the myriad of end-time prophetic scriptures that are presented in a definitive chronological order. This journey will show the inter-relationship of such major future events as the disappearance of nearly two billion people, the formation of three future geopolitical alliances, the ancient religion that will be integral with Mystery Babylon, and the three invasions of Israel. This journey will also delve into the numerous realms of God’s creation (past, present and future) and include a description of three eternal people groups and three eternal realms. The specific eternal people group that you will be in will determine the specific realm where you will spend eternity. The life choices that you make this side of the grave will have eternal consequences. Where will you spend eternity? Before life’s door closes, I pray that you will choose wisely – and soon!

Introducing Jim Molloy, author of The Grammar You Missed in High School

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Jim Molloy earned his B.A. at the State University of New York, College at Oswego and completed his graduate course work for permanent teaching certification at Oswego and Syracuse University. He taught English for 31 years in the North Syracuse Central School District, first at the old North Syracuse High School and later at Cicero- North Syracuse H. S., where he served as English Department Chairman from 1988 to 2000. Moonlighting at local colleges and business schools, he has taught developmental reading, developmental writing, English as a second language, freshman composition, business writing, refresher study skills, and refresher grammar and composition. Jim insists that despite being the author of a grammar book, he really does have a life!

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End Your Grammar Insecurity Forever! Are you the student going back to school after some time away and finding yourself anxious about grammar, usage and punctuation? Are you the business professional who has to get the grammar right-and who’s been embarrassed once or twice when you didn’t? Maybe you are the tired mom or dad trying to help your child with homework-and worried about your ability to do that. Or maybe you are a high school student who doesn’t want to graduate without being sure you are ready for college English classes. If you fit any of those categories, The Grammar You Missed in High School is the perfect book for you. Its friendly style, lean definitions, and common-sense examples-many of them hilarious-make this book different from the dry, boring textbooks of the past. It has fun with the subject, takes a poke at “snob English,” and dispels some grammar myths. You definitely will feel better when you read the numerous examples of language mistakes published and broadcast by “professionals.” The Grammar You Missed in High School provides the ideal refresher for the student who should have paid a little closer attention back in school-or for the student who never received instruction in the fundamentals in the first place. It’s suitable to be used in class with other students or at home for learners working on their own. Each topic is clarified with examples and supplemented with review exercises, and the answer key provides explanations for the correct responses. It’s a book that will help you become a better writer, reader, and thinker.

Introducing Katie Patterson, author of Ride

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Ever since she was born, Colorado native Katie Patterson has spent summers at her grandparents’ lake house in Minnesota. She completed Ride, her debut novel, years ago at the age of fifteen and now attends the University of Colorado, Boulder, studying Biology and Secondary Science Education. Katie hopes to complete her second novel soon.

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Everything Happens for a Reason. Seventeen-year-old Alyson Butler is living a dream life in Los Angeles, California, and she’s hoping for the perfect summer before her senior year. The daughter of two successful Hollywood professionals, she enjoys a life of privilege, wealth, parties, and independence-as she rarely sees her parents. But when an unfortunate decision lands Alyson in rural Minnesota as punishment to spend the summer with her grandparents at Davis Lake, she quickly realizes that living in this small town will be a far cry from the glitz and glam she is accustomed to. A slow start at the lake has Alyson believing she won’t survive beyond the first week, but things begin to change when the seemingly perfect Marc Maylore and his friends arrive a few doors down. As Alyson tries hard to keep her own secrets from those she meets, she soon realizes there may be more to this little town than she initially thought-and that anyone can be hiding something. Ride is a story of love, loss, friendship, lies, and self-discovery. As Alyson soon learns, moments in life define us, but it is our choice as to who we become.

Introducing Gerlinde Pyron, author of Shadows and Joys of a Life in Bavaria

“The process of publishing this book was guided by the wonderful people at Outskirt Press. Most of all I was pleased with the book’s cover in which the art department was able to incorporate my own watercolor of our small town in Bavaria. I also liked having the chat feature, when now and then I couldn’t find my way around on the editing screens.”

Gerlinde Pyron arrived in Texas in 1960 at the age of seventeen, an unwilling immigrant, a farm girl with minimal formal schooling, who spoke only German. In less than two years, she mastered enough English to do office work. Later, night time college courses in computer design led to jobs in banking, manufacturing and in the oil industry. Early retirement offered the opportunity for community service, painting, writing, gardening, and enjoying grandchildren. But most of all, she has appreciated traveling with her husband, living out her childhood dream of visiting far-off lands…and frequently returning to her home in Bavaria.

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A Childhood in the Shadow of War-Torn Germany. Growing up in rural Bavaria, Gerlinde didn’t know about Hitler’s regime in the way Americans learn about it in school. All she knew was the beauty and tragedy of daily life on the farm where she lived with her brother and sister, her mother, and her stepfather-she never knew her father, who was killed in the Siege of Leningrad. Experience country life in Germany in the 1940s and 1950s, through the eyes of an observant, imaginative child who watched as defeated German soldiers and their families tried to reinvent their lives after the war. From elaborate childhood games to the sobering reality of exhausting daily work, from the love and care of friends and neighbors to the heartbreak of a traumatized family, this compelling memoir is a testimony to the courage and grit of a girl who eventually came to America, fulfilling her own great-grandmother’s dream.

Introducing Freddie Remza, author of Shattered Bangles

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Storytelling and international travel are two passions of Freddie Remza’s. Combining the two is what she does in her novels that include The Stolen Brooch, The Poison Ring, The Orchid Bracelet, Ride the Wave, and The Journey to Mei.

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Three Paths Converge. Three women traveling to India. A journalist, a college intern, a victim. Each on their separate journey. Allison, Lynne, Kasi. Here is their story.

Introducing Helen Payson Sebring, author of More Stories from My Neck of the Woods

“I’m looking forward to publishing my first children’s book!”

Helen Payson Sebring was born in Milton, Massachusetts. She was the only child of Alma and Carl Payson who encouraged her to read, write and explore. She did just that. She met her husband to be, Fred Sebring, in Harvard Square when she was 16 and he was 21. After graduation and World War II, Helen and Fred began their adventure together which included six children, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Family was everything to Helen and Fred. That and traveling the world. Helen lived to be 90. She kept traveling and writing throughout those 90+ years, with a little bit of writing almost every day and one last trip to celebrate hers and Fred’s 69th wedding anniversary.

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More Stories from My Neck of the Woods. These stories are about the author’s children, stories written for and from the grandchildren, adventures with family and travel with her husband Fred. Helen began writing as a child – first poems and then short stories. Her first book was published when she was 85. She always hoped there would be another book. Here it is.

Introducing J.G. Possum, author of Tara: The Goldilocks Planet

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Jerry G. Possum was born in central Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, he joined the US Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Korean Conflict. His ship was awarded three battle stars. After his service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Quality Control. In his extensive engineering career, he has written over one thousand quality-control test methods and procedures and issued several quality control manuals for manufacturing. After retiring, he worked as a Manufacturing Quality Control Consultant. Presently, he lives in central New England, near his five children and thirteen grandchildren. He’s a patented inventor, an artist, a billiards instructor and a lifelong science fiction enthusiast, he wrote his first novel at the age of eighty-six.

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Can a Perfect Planet Save the Human Race? Risking everything, leaving the known world behind as the Earth is being totally decimated by an atomic war, a brave and visionary crew leave Earth on the spaceship Aquarius, traveling to another galaxy where a planet has been identified that can sustain human life. They call it Tara, and it represents hope for a new beginning. But a planet that is ideal for human life is certain to be inhabited by an intelligent life form already. As the crew approaches Tara, they make contact with the race already living there. Will the crew of Aquarius have the chance to prove that the human race can redeem itself and not make the same mistakes of the past? How will they handle the encounters of hostile creatures as well as understanding an advanced society? They are the last of the human race. Inventive, insightful, and adventurous, Tara is explorer science fiction in the best tradition. A must read.