Introducing Lauren Radke, author of Will You Be My Friend?

“This was my second book with Outskirts Press and all went smoothly. I needed more guidance than the first time and my Author Representative couldn’t have been more helpful. Any questions were answered promptly. I appreciate everything and will definitely be back to publish my next book.”

Artist Lauren Radke brings Frog and his friends to share their message “always be a good friend”. The simple, colorfully illustrated book is the second in a series of kindness, friendship and acceptance. Having raised four boys and regularly surrounded by preschool grandchildren, she knows we all need reminders.

Book description…

Artist Lauren Radke’s children’s book Will You Be My Friend? introduces Frog and his friends, colorful characters she has enjoyed creating for years. The endearing characters share their message of friendship, and the many different aspects of being friends with someone. Frog learns his friends might not look anything like him and that is okay. He also learns that it is alright to have just one or two special friends as not everyone has a large circle of friends. Examples of being a good friend are shared from listening and sharing, to helping and hugging. The book concludes with suggesting being a friend to others and sharing your happiness of having someone as a friend. All friendships are different from the next one, and it is important for children to realize this.

Introducing Stephen A. Vigiano, author of Millennials “Your Time Has Come”

“My author representative was wonderful to work with. She made the process smooth and easy to get my new book published. This is the second book she helped me with! Outstanding service from Outskirts Press!”

Stephen A Vigiano, PGA Master Professional, was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At the age of 18, he pursued a career in acting in Los Angeles, California, where he studied the art of acting for over ten years with some mild success. In the mid-eighties he fell into the game of golf, which changed his life forever. His professional resume is highlighted by the prestigious Master Professional Certification, as well as certifications in all five areas of advanced education in the PGA of America. Stephen was featured in PGA Magazine’s “Lessons in Humanity” for charitable contributions of his time and energy. Over the last 28 years, he has given over 15,000 golf lessons of which many were free of charge, golf has allowed him to pass along many of the life lessons he learned from the game of golf. Stephen has spent the past 5 years transitioning to a career as a full-time author and motivational speaker.

Book description…

What is the secret to life? Is it to take a moment to reflect on the things you have done and then ask yourself “Did I make a difference in the world”? Showing compassion and empathy towards others will never diminish your self-worth; it will only increase it. Every day we are given opportunities to positively impact the lives of those we touch along this journey. Life is an incredible opportunity to CHANGE the world through kindness and the use of our creative thinking that will lead to a better world! It is in our thoughts that our dreams are created. Our hope for the future of mankind can become a reality if we unite in a common cause that is bigger than any one individual. Don’t avoid the future, embrace your future!

“Putting off an opportunity that is presented today, thinking it can wait until tomorrow causes more regrets and heartache then you could ever imagine. We have a choice when opportunity comes knocking at our door, we can seize the moment or we can simply ignore the signs. Life is about taking a leap of faith knowing there will be someone there to catch you when you jump.”<

Introducing Gilbert Coleman, author of The Pursuit of Destiny: 13 Pillars of Spiritual Growth

“I received my proof copies and have had opportunity to read the book. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. In fact my wife says it’s the best book I have written!”

Dr. Gilbert Coleman is the Overseer of Freedom Christian Bible Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, and presiding Bishop of the Freedom Worldwide Covenant Ministries. After pastoring Freedom for thirty years the Lord’s assignment has expanded to now being a leader to leaders. Dr. Coleman has studied at New Life Bible Institute and Eastern Theological Seminary. He has been blessed to shepherd both nationally and internationally while still being a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is married to Deborah Coleman, who he has been married to for 35 years. Dr. Coleman is the author of several books, a singer, and a song writer for gospel recording artists. There are countless lives that have been touched by this servant, yet in this dispensation there are still many more that need to be touched. Dr. Coleman is one of those voices.

Book description…

In this newest release from Dr. Coleman, he draws on over three decades of a remarkable and fulfilling odyssey in Christian ministry to delve into the subject of destiny by highlighting areas of our journey that do not often enough receive the attention they deserve. Employing real life metaphors, Dr. Coleman expounds on what the Elements of divine power should really look like, and their interplay in the life of a true believer, while also challenging conventional thought to convincingly declare that, rather than the church being an infirmary of sorts, in actuality it is more a life-giving center that strengthens one to become an over comer in the world! Dr. Coleman will challenge one to live life in the dimension in which God originally intended, to know for certain why you were created!

Introducing Barbara Guss, author of Violette: Love in the Time of Revolution

“My Author Representative was a great hand-holder for this novice writer. She helped shepherd me through the process, and understood that this was my baby we were working with.”

Barbara Guss practiced law on Wall Street and as a New York federal prosecutor for many years. She studied history at Yale and law at Boston University. She lives in New York City with her dog Cerise and spends summers in a 12th-century chateau in Normandy. Learn more at Violettefrenchrevolution.com.

Book description…

Violette de Champfleurie takes up pen and paper during the French Revolution, first to promote the liberty trumpeted by the Revolutionaries and then to chronicle liberty’s demise. She teams with a Jewish-American Patriot, Jacob Furtado, who served under General Lafayette’s command during America’s Revolution. When Violette and Jacob uncover a plot by the Monarchists to thwart the Republic championed by Lafayette, the pendulum swings toward anarchy, and Violette must decide what is worth dying for.
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Violette also prominently features other strong women from history, in particular, Germaine de Stael, Charlotte Corday, and Marie Antoinette—women who played powerful roles in perhaps the greatest transitional period in modern western history. But none can equal Violette’s courage in exposing the truth in this riveting historical tale.

Introducing John J. Michalik, author of Another Way Over: A Novel of Immigration to America

“I can’t imagine how any Author Representative could have provided better and more consistent professional service, guidance, and assistance than my representative did on this project. It all went smoother than I could have imagined and helped create exactly what I had envisioned for this book. Kudos with a capital K to her!”

John Michalik enjoyed a 37-year career leading and managing law-related businesses, academic units, and professional membership organizations. He is the author of over 200 articles, annotations, books, and essays on legal and management topics. In retirement, he turned to history, with the publication of his book “The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899” in 2021. “Another Way Over” is his debut novel. He and his wife Diane live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Book description…

In 1910, Jan Brozek is a lone traveler, making his way across a Europe preparing for war, intent on immigrating to America to establish a new life for himself and his fiancee, Maria, who will follow once he has earned the money for her passage. Early in his travels, he saves the life of Anna Ihnacak, the beautiful daughter of a Hungarian nobleman – their easy attraction creates emotions that, as he travels on, he has difficulty dealing with and understanding. Ready to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the last leg of his journey, he is stunned when his careful plans are derailed at the last minute and he must choose an alternate course, one that sets him on a two-year odyssey covering three continents.<br /><br />In his travels, Jan moves in and out of the personal stories – involving murder and corruption, personal losses, natural disasters, and everyday situations – of those he meets along the way. And he is tempted by opportunities that would drastically change his plans and his ultimate destination. All the while, he wrestles with his own emotions concerning Anna and Maria; finally reaching a resolution as his long journey takes yet another and final unexpected turn.

Introducing Connie Finger, author of Memoria

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been great. I am very grateful for the knowledgeable recommendations, support, and kindness my Author Representative, gave a novice like me.  From my initial contact person to my Author Representative and the Production Dept, they guided me through the process in a professional manner. Thank you a million times.”

Connie Finger has brought forth a challenge that is valued by new age individuals to folks of the golden age. She was inspired to create MEMORIA as a result of helping to care for her mother who was afflicted with Alzheimer’s for 14 years. Her focus was to present a positive instrument to help obstruct memory loss and celebrate the benefits of a strengthened and robust memory.

Book description…

Allow the memorization of some or all of MEMORIA’s 60 diverse lists to be the vanguard of instituting a powerful workout method for improving your memory function. <br><br>
Boost your ability to recall and retain information conveniently by simply aiming to memorize the contents of as many lists as you choose. There are no time constraints in the completion of each participant’s MEMORIA goal. The memorization challenges that MEMORIA provides are sure to be utilized for years to come. If you memorize a list and in time forget some of it, simply repeat the workout. Let MEMORIA be a tool to help you gain confidence in your ability to recall more data in every aspect of your life.

Introducing Bernard Bentley, author of Little Ben’s Life

“This is my third published book with Outskirts Press. The details and the overall quality of my book is astonishing! The team leaders who worked endlessly to make this publication a success were highly skilled. They made helpful suggestions to me which made the process easier than ever before. With my latest book I decided to go with full color illustrations. It is amazing to see how the vivid color really brings my book to life. I plan to start writing for my next book in the upcoming weeks. Outskirts Press is my only publishing option.”

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on continuing his writing and developing his talents as an independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts. Bernard is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

Book description…

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

Introducing Charles Sacchetti, author of Savoring the Moments: True Stories of Happiness, Sadness, and Everything in Between

“This is the third book I have had published with Outskirts Press. As in the first two cases, I have found my Author Representative to be most helpful and competent as are all of the others involved in the process. “

Charlie Sacchetti was born in 1947 and raised in a tightly knit, working-class neighborhood in southwest Philadelphia. There, he learned right from wrong; a strong work ethic; and the importance of standing by your word, your family, and your friends. Upon graduation from John Bartram High in 1965, he earned a baseball scholarship to Temple University, graduating in 1969. After a brief stint in professional baseball, Charlie returned to the university and was employed there for thirteen years. In 1983, he began his current career in industrial chemical sales. In May of 2016, he submitted his first commentary piece entitled “Getting in the Game,” which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mother’s Day. One month later, his second piece, “Getting the Message,” was submitted and published on Father’s Day in the Courier-Post. That was it… He was bitten and infected by the “writing bug,” and his above-mentioned books have followed. He is a regular contributor to the Italian-American Herald and Philadelphia RowHome magazine. His work has appeared in many other publications. As of this printing, Charlie and his wife, LuAnn, reside in New Jersey and have been married 46 years. He continues to enjoy the blessings of a wonderful family and loyal friends.

Book description…

In this, his third book—Savoring the Moments: True Stories of Happiness, Sadness, and Everything in Between—author Charlie Sacchetti continues to display his storytelling prowess, using his humorous, sincere style to share episodes from his life and the lives of those he has touched. The same easy, conversational tone that his readers have come to appreciate is again evident in this compilation of 28 stories. This time, his approach is more attuned to the reader who agrees that the events of our complicated lives should be appreciated for what they are: true gifts which are often fleeting but should not be soon forgotten. Hopefully, if we think back, we’ll realize that many of our experiences, whether happy or sad, are worth their weight in gold and deserve a place in our hearts. It’s the author’s wish that his stories will help readers rekindle their own precious memories. This book follows his first two, It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Want To Change (2017) and Knowing He’s There: True Stories of God’s Subtle Yet Unmistakable Touch (2019). Both of these works have achieved an average rating of five stars on Amazon and the maximum four-star rating from official reviews on OnlineBookClub.org, which boasts over one million members.

Introducing Charles Ray Brady, author of JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: The Gathering Storm – BOOK ONE

“As a new author I was totally overwhelmed with what was required of me but my Author Representative helped me know what needed to be done and was very patient with my many revisions of this first book. Her patience and knowledge is much appreciated and I was happy to learn I will be working with her on my other two books.”

Charles Ray Brady was born and raised in Utah. He, along with his father and mother, called the town of Santaquin their home. The small-town atmosphere always allowed him the opportunity to explore and use his imagination, often to the dismay of his parents. Ray graduated in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University because he enjoys working with children which led him to become a professional teacher for thirty years. He is a self-taught oil painter and has taught landscape painting both during and after his teaching career. He finds it fun to share this talent with local children. In addition to this series of books, he wrote a book for each of his children when they were in elementary school. He now reads those stories to his grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as an accountant and administrative assistant. He and his wife, Carolyn Seals Brady, met while attending Brigham Young University and were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children and eighteen grandchildren. Ray believes life is a grand tour of opportunities when you use your imagination to explore them.

Book description…

As Ben lay there in his semi-conscious state, his body racked with pain from head to toe, the intensely bright light that hung above him seemed to bore itself into his very soul. It happened so quickly and without warning causing him to catapult over the handlebars of his bicycle coming to a bone-crushing heap at the side of the road. He’d only caught a glimpse out of the corner of his eye of an object being thrown before it clocked him to the side of his head leaving him with clouded thoughts of WHY ME?! An angry familiar voice by the gurney where he lay in the emergency room muttered a vivid threat through gritted teeth, “When I get ahold of that kid, I’ll beat the living tar out of him!” “No you won’t son, you’re not that kind of boy.” For Ben Okura, being Japanese American took on a whole new meaning as he was to become one of the homeland’s first civilian casualties of World War II. Ben didn’t know it yet; but, at that moment, he’d already started down an unimaginable darkened road filled with intrigue, danger, and adventure to places he’d never been. He would have to settle up with fate and meet his destiny.

Introducing Sarah Sebring Binder, author of Kitty S. Hawk

” My Author Representative was patient, positive and easy to work with!”

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling with students. Her stories share the joy of family, friends, and the great big world around us. When she is not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt. Brad, her husband of many years, is her biggest fan.

Book description…

By day, Wilbur and Orville Wright owned and operated the Wright Cycle Exchange Company, where they fixed broken bicycles and designed and built them, too. By night, the brothers worked on their pride and joy—the first motor-operated airplane. Together, they made the perfect pair: Wilbur dreamed up the designs; Orville built the things. Kitty S. Hawk is the story of a special feline stowaway who shared the Wright brothers’ grand adventure. Kitty, named Katharine, accompanied Wilbur from Dayton, Ohio, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Orville followed. The trip took Wilbur and Kitty by wagon, train, steamer, skiff, and schooner. Orville and Wilbur had found the perfect spot to test their new invention in the Kill Devil Hills, which had strong winds, soft sands, and very few people, as the brothers did not want the whole world to know what they were up to. The journey was an exciting expedition in itself, but the Kill Devil Hills was where the real excitement began. And Kitty, with her nine lives, was in the thick of it from start to finish!