Introducing Linda Buzzeo Best, author of Antonio’s Story.

“I appreciated my Author Representative’s prompt responses, the clarity of her replies, and that her responses were comprehensive, well laid out and accounted for pertinent information information that was needed to understand her reply. I am completely satisfied.”

Dr. Linda Best, Professor Emerita of English/Writing at Kean University, NJ, has written and published in many genres, from Academic Writing to Non-Fiction and Fiction, and continues her work in the field as a writing coach, editor, and instructor of Writing Memoir. Linda enjoys international travel, gardening, exercise, and time with her family. She currently resides in the American South with her husband of fifty years.

Book description…

In 1938, amid the buildup to world war, seventeen-year-old Antonio leaves Mussolini’s Italy for the U.S. at his parents’ urging, traveling alone. Antonio immediately and irrevocably finds affinity for his new world and American values. He seizes opportunities newly available to him and radically redirects the trajectory of his life. A testament to human resilience, Antonio’s Story, Coming of Age on the Battlefields of WW II, offers a compelling account of Antonio’s transformation from teenager to Italian American war hero through gripping scenes revealing his nature and character. The book is not a war narrative. Rather it’s the author’s sensitive re-creation of her father’s story as he and family members told it. Her treatment of the wartime and post-war Italian American immigrant experience will pull readers into the fears, joys, and challenges that shaped Antonio’s life and the lives of the more than one million non-citizen Italian immigrants who fought against their homeland as U.S. soldiers. Antonio’s Story will stand out in literature as one of few books that celebrate a population of immigrants who served in the war and then returned to become an integral part of American Society.

Introducing William Poteet, author of Good Guys Die Too

“My Author Representative kept me on schedule and made sure I completed all the required tasks so my book could be published on time. The process was simple and easy.”

William Poteet was born in New Orleans, raised in St. Louis, and presently lives in South Florida. William’s professional life has revolved around sales, management, civic engagement, and local and state politics. Good Guys Die Too is his debut novel, with a second book, Icarus’s Fall, to be released soon.

Book description…

Someone—a foreign power, a competitor, or even someone from within the CIA—has targeted Steve Renick for extermination. But how many more close calls can he endure before his luck runs out?
Steve Renick can no longer trust anyone at the agency. Three times in the past 48 hours, executioners narrowly missed their mark, and only those at the agency knew his itinerary. All indications lean toward a security leak. But why is he being targeted? Steve’s SEAL training and 14 years as a field agent in the CIA make him a lethal weapon, but he needs to find answers soon. Otherwise, the odds favor his unknown assassin. All too aware that good guys die too, Steve is not ready to be a star on a wall at Langley. The one sure thing he knows is that he needs to be the first to pull the trigger…

Introducing Marie-Paule Mahoney, author of Orcas Forever

“Orcas Forever is my third children’s book published with Outskirts Press. Once again, my Author Representative and my Production Manager were vital to bring to life my vision of the endangered orcas of the Salish Sea.”

Marie-Paule Mahoney was born and grew up in Brittany, France, and now lives in the foothills of New York State. She taught French at a Waldorf school and at the State University of New York. She wrote The French Connection and is the co-author of En Français, both beginner courses for learning French. When she retired from teaching, she took a greater interest in nature, wildlife and conservation. Her first book, Molly and Babou, was written with her husband, a veterinarian. She followed that up with Coco and Whale of Wonder. The plight of the Southern Resident orcas inspired her to write Orcas Forever.

Book description…

Orcas Forever is the dramatized story of a true-life event. It opens a window into the hidden lives of the three Southern Resident orca pods that inhabit the waters called the Salish Sea between the northwest coast of the United States, and the southwest coast of Canada.

The story invites young readers to follow the orcas’ daily activities as they prepare to gather for a special celebration. They will learn about the sophisticated ways these orcas communicate, the importance of their strong family ties, and their unique culture playing out beneath the waves. Readers will witness the resilience of the orcas in the face of adversity and how the Southern Residents enjoy life despite a never-ending struggle with hunger. 

The Afterword presents information about orcas in general and the specific culture of the Southern Residents. It highlights the threats that the nearly extinct orcas confront from human interference and how these threats are linked to some of our environmental problems.

www.mariepaulemahoney.com

Introducing Cinda Hiseley , author of “Have You Seen Him”

“I have been so pleased with the speed and ease of publishing with Outskirts Press. I’ve recommended it to a couple of people already. Thanks so much!”

CL Hiseley is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has over thirty-five years of teaching experience with young children in public and private schools in Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas. CL has recently returned to her Tulsa roots, where she lives with her husband. She continues to teach, and is enjoying reconnecting with family and friends.

Book description…

Young children are full of questions—some of them about God. Most often they want to know if He is real. As children often have trouble understanding things they can’t physically experience, this book introduces them to God through His creation using simple text, colorful illustrations, and photographs. Have You Seen Him is a beautiful resource to help them see God in a way they can relate to Him.

Introducing Mary M. Meckler, author of Jangled Lives

“Jangled Lives, my second novel arrived and looks great! I’m so excited that Outskirts Press and my Author Representative helped me through this process again. She listened to me and was a life saver in more ways than I can say. I will definitely work with Outskirts Press for my third novel which I hope to finish this year.”

Mary has been writing for years and happily presents her second novel for your enjoyment. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with Marty, her husband of over 54 years, and her dog, an American Canine named Lacy. She is a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority and enjoys spending time with her grandkids, reading, and of course, writing.

Book description…

Rylee Jasper, an empathetic dog groomer, was tormented as a child by a neighbor who continues to haunt her dreams, only to return from prison after many years. It is assumed he is involved with the terror that surrounds her town with the torture and death of the caretaker of her new love’s elderly parents. Throw in a sexy private eye, a bad cop, along with this psychopath, then follow the path she and others take on the journey through their… JANGLED LIVES.

Introducing Cynthia L. Clark, author of Wilbur and the Watering Can

“This is the fifth book that I have had published with Outskirts Press – 3 novels and 2 illustrated children’s books. I have been thoroughly satisfied with Outskirts Press and plan to continue with them for my remaining books in progress.”

Cynthia L. Clark was born and raised in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder County, Colorado where she continues to live on Wilbur’s farm. She is the author of three novels and a charming children’s book, “Max Goes to Town”. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a JD Law degree and a BA in Economics.

Book description…

“One day Magnolia and Lily ran outside and filled their watering cans to the top and gave the thirsty veggies a little drink when they saw a leaf flop, then go kerplop.” 

An amusing garden visitor astonishes little gardeners with its puzzling antics. Inspired by true events.

Introducing James T. Farley, author of American Cop.

“Having an individualized author representative, who understands the nature of your project and can steer you through the process smoothly really inspires confidence and creates peace of mind.”

James T. Farley was a law enforcement officer for more than three decades. His career encompassed virtually every area of law enforcement, including patrol, traffic operations, detective, plainclothes, tactical operations, and SWAT. James worked at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the Broward County Sheriffs Office, and the Crystal River Police Department. He now makes his home in Crystal River, Florida, and is also the author of the thriller “Blind Pass.”

Book description…

From shootouts, suicide by cop, and violence of all kinds, to working undercover, and violent SWAT operations, this fast moving and hard-hitting account puts you on the street with both the humor and the horror that real cops encounter. So, buckle up and let’s hit the streets. We have a wild ride ahead.

Introducing Max Felix, author of Animal Book- Coloring Book.

“Outskirts Press made the publishing process easy and simple. My questions were quickly answered, and my concerns promptly addressed. Big “thank you” to the entire team.”

Max Felix is a teenager with autism  spectrum disorder, who accidentally discovered his artistic skills very early in life, at a time when he had lost many cognitive aptitudes, including the ability to express himself verbally. Drawing then became his only way to interact with others. Although Max later recovers the spoken language, he continues to develop the art form of drawing as a preferred means of communication. Animals have always filled his imagination. He used them to learn to count, and to make sense of the world around him. His narratives are picturesque. His artworks, which are sometimes autobiographical and sometimes fiction, are always a stage for his animal friends. Pen and paper are his tools, his take on nature is black and white. With Animal Book, Max invites you to discover his world, and to color it your way. 

Book description…

Max loves animals and loves to draw,  therefore he called this coloring book simply “Animal Book”. What makes this book unique are the fun drawings that lead you towards many stories, and call upon your imagination to finish their narration. This coloring book, for children and adults, promotes relaxation. It is a good companion for hospital patients. The book provides 80 coloring pages that can be shared in a lounge room, and is also a way to bond with little ones. Use it before or after your morning yoga. Children will love this book during road trips or a trip to the store. This coloring book will divert your teenagers’ attention from electronics for a moment, and may unknowingly ignite their creativity. After school programs, daycare centers, senior centers and family nights are places where this coloring book is welcome. This book is a great companion for all ages.

Go to codexwave.com to check out some of the pages of the book.

Happy Coloring! 

Introducing Răzvan Petrea, author of The Champion Mindset: How I Went From Homeless to CEO

“My Author Representative was amazing. This was my first time publishing a book and I had a little bit of anxiety before we started the process due to my lack of experience. My Author Representative walked me through each step and proved to be a tremendous resource and help. Fast forward a few months and my book is published. I’m beyond excited. Thank you so much for your help!”

Răzvan “Raz” Petrea is an optimist who enjoys comedy, travelling, fishing, working out, watching and playing sports, learning new things, reading, listening to music and last but not least films. He is passionate about motivating people to achieve their potential and manifest their destiny. He was born in Romania in 1981 and moved to United States in 2005. He has a background in sports, and he fell in love with working out and the fitness lifestyle. Eventually, he was able to turn his passion for fitness into a career and in 2008 became a certified personal trainer. In 2012, he opened his first business, an in-home personal training business. In 2019 he started working as a life coach (pro bono) as a way to give back to his community. The same year, he launched his YouTube channel (Raz Petrea/Champion Mindset), started working as a motivational speaker and wrote this book with the intention to motivate and inspire people. He hopes this book can be helpful in aiding others to create and live happy and meaningful lives. His motivation and drive came from the desire to reach his full potential, give back to the community and leave this place better than he found it. He believes in living his life in a “Crescendo” and he always wakes up in the morning ready to “attack the day”. 

Book description…

The hard part is not getting your body in shape, the hard part is getting your mind in shape and once you have the proper mindset, what I call the “Champion Mindset”, you can achieve anything you set your mind to!

R*ă*zvan “Raz” Petrea is an optimist who enjoys comedy, travelling, fishing, working out, watching and playing sports, learning new things, reading, listening to music and last but not least films.
He is passionate about motivating people to achieve their potential and manifest their destiny.
He was born in Romania in 1981 and moved to United States in 2005.
He has a background in sports, and he fell in love with working out and the fitness lifestyle.
Eventually, he was able to turn his passion for fitness into a career and in 2008 became a certified personal trainer. In 2012, he opened his first business, an in-home personal training business.
In 2019 he started working as a life coach (pro bono) as a way to give back to his community.
The same year, he launched his YouTube channel (Raz Petrea/Champion Mindset), started working as a motivational speaker and wrote this book with the intention to motivate and inspire people.
He hopes this book can be helpful in aiding others to create and live happy and meaningful lives.
His motivation and drive came from the desire to reach his full potential, give back to the community, and leave this place better than he found it.
He believes in living his life in a “Crescendo” and he always wakes up in the morning ready to “attack the day.”

Introducing Rick Lawin, author of Whispering Winds

“This was my 3rd book with Outskirts Press.  From sales to production, my team was always available to promptly answer my questions and guide me through the process. And, what patience these ladies have to deal with me! The customer service and friendly professionalism provided by team was 5 star-all the way. Why yes, I will be using Outskirts Press again! Thank you and see you on book 4.”

Rick Lawin spent over 25 years on the Los Angeles Police Department. While assigned to the Air Support Division as a pilot and instructor, he received the Department’s highest award, the Medal of Valor. Rick also worked as a charter and news pilot. He is rated in helicopters, multiengine airplanes, seaplanes and gliders. Rick holds a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science and has spent 22 years teaching aviation safety at a major university. He resides in Northern California, close to the High Sierra.

Book description…

Why would an inexperienced young woman go for a solo hike in the High Sierra a year ago, and never return? That is the question Jake Cahill must answer. The former police aviator, owner of the Tierra del Puma ranch, teams up with former FBI agent Mark Kincaid to search for the girl, or her body. As the two men uncover the circuitous route taken by their subject, industrial espionage and international intrigue intrude on the search.

All the while, Valerie Cahill senses her connection to the enigmatic ranch has changed. As events collide into a swirl of danger and revelations, Tierra del Puma, the land of the cougar, will be threatened with a maelstrom of destruction that may forever change futures and legends.