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.

Introducing Gene Gade, author of The Fearing Time

“I am a seventy-six-year-old rookie in the publishing process and I needed help. My Author Representative provided excellent assistance. She was competent, but also sensitive, flexible and patient, while guiding me through the necessary steps. I was really impressed with the whole Outskirts Press operation. They provided opportunities and assistance at every step and clearly care about turning out the highest quality product, while respecting the author’s freedom and goals. They provide high-quality support at a reasonable price.”

The author is a retired educator who worked in Navajo boarding schools for four years. The story is based on historical references and the author’s personal experiences.

Book description…

“Kill the Indian to save the man”

A monumental clash of cultures leads to high adventure and drama midst the spectacular Navajo country in this tale based on actual events. A boy’s desperate escape and a violent confrontation between a militant Navajo leader and an arrogant Indian Agent illuminate the inevitable and tragic conflicts that result when education is weaponized to destroy indigenous cultures.

Introducing Mike Tolbert, author of Sonny Boy and Jewel Griffin:

“This was my second book to be published by Outskirts Press. Both experiences have been excellent, very professional and helpful.”

Mike Tolbert is an accomplished story teller and successful corporate and political strategist. He fell in love with horses in 1980 which eventually led him to Diamond D Ranch in Jacksonville. There he met and became friends with ranch owners Sonny Boy and Jewel Griffin. Until he started writing this book, he had little idea of the incredible back stories of their lives. Mike and his wife Annette live on a horse farm in Brooksville, Florida.

Book description…

Tough Living, Hard Drinking and Horses; Lifetimes of Creating Ranch Legends

Sonny Boy Griffin was a bull of a man, both in size and personality. His wife Jewel is tiny and tough. Starting as teens, the Griffins scrimped, fought, and hustled to create Diamond D Ranch. They survived bar room brawls, chasing revenuers, and physical calamity to build a strong family raised on horses. These are the tales of how they did it, and what happened to make them legendary.

Introducing Michael Barrington, author of The Ethiopian Affair

“This is the second time I have worked with my author representative and it just gets better. I hope to have another novel ready by the end of the year and hopefully I will be able to work with her again. It’s an excellent , clear and unambiguous process, worth every cent..”

Michael Barrington from Manchester, England, currently lives near San Francisco, California with his wife, Annie who is a painter. For ten years he worked as a missionary in Africa. The Bishop Wears no Drawers (2015) is a memoir of that time. His two previous novels, Let the Peacock Sing and Becoming Anya received excellent reviews in the USA and UK. His fiction and non-fiction articles have appeared in several literary magazines, and he is a regular contributor to Alive East Bay. He is also a feature writer for the Mt. Diablo Gazette. He can be found on his website, www.mbwriter.net where he has a news column and also blogs.

Book description…

It’s a race against time to discover the truth as the CIA, M16, and NISS (the National Intelligence & Security Services of Ethiopia) are forced to act with only minimal information. Will they uncover a plot to abduct the US Ambassador to Ethiopia? Two super agents, Lisa from the USA and ‘the Prof’ from the UK, are charged with solving the issue, their personalities often clashing in spite of their mutual attraction. Their search for a stolen but critical audio file takes them to New York, London, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, and El Salvador. Signs of an abduction show the possible fingerprints of Al Quaeda together with that of Al Shabaab from Somalia. Suspension and tension mount as the agents fall in love, struggle to make sense out of a garbled, ambiguous but threatening conversation. It leads them on a wild goose chase, causes them to believe half-truths, make wrong assumptions, and take several miss-steps. Could Orthodox priests be involved? The reader is led down paths with unexpected twists and turns. Finally, in a hair-raising, dramatic climax, the issue is resolved. The question is, will the couple live to tell the tale?

Introducing David Brookover, author of TERMINAL TERROR

“My Author Representative was a gem to work with. My final book will be ready for a fall 2022 publication, and I would like her to handle my account. Thanks!”

David Brookover is the author of Twenty (20) critically acclaimed horror thrillers. He resides in north central Ohio where he appreciates its changing seasons. “Friend” David on Facebook and learn about his upcoming projects.

Book description…

Nick Bellamy, Neo Doss, and Crow’s efforts are doomed from the beginning of the last NNC case for Rance Osbourne. Their old FBI friend and prior boss is retiring from the FBI director’s chair in two months.

An American rebuilt castle in Arizona is located beside a desert. There are strange and frightening events occurring there that have nothing to do with illegal drugs. The castle is haunted by real ghosts . . . and a malicious witch! These supernatural entities can also infiltrate NNC’s headquarters, with terrifying results!

But how are they getting inside?

Nick, Neo, Crow, and Gabriella must discover the solution to that problem fast, before someone residing in the NNC silo is seriously hurt . . . or worse. The witch is out for blood, and she won’t stop until the initials NNC mean nothing! Can the foursome succeed in preventing the witch’s yearning from coming true?

Introducing Carol L. Cohen, author of REAL Selling

“I was very happy with the support I received for my first book. I always knew I would get the answer I needed promptly.”

Carol is a learning strategist at Infopro Learning and a fourth-generation educator whose passion for teaching led to a career in corporate sales training and certification. She considers it her mission to enable the success of others through creative and engaging learning and practice.

Book description…

Differentiate yourself in a world where buyers can buy anything without ever meeting another person. At this highly competitive time in sales history, you must recognize and project customer-centric value to foster that long-term relationship with your customer. You are not simply providing a solution. You are providing a valued partnership that will support your customer’s success and differentiate you from the competition which is primarily the Internet. This book lays out a simple path to that success. And you are the right salesperson to read it! <

Ask yourself this – if your personal success is at all connected to selling 

1. How do you make yourself so valuable that your customer can’t live without you?

2. How do you tell your story, so it resonates with your customer even when you are not with them?

3. How can you elevate the conversation and sell on value? 

Salespeople who are truly success-driven will align their approach to this methodology and achieve immediate success.

Introducing Daniel Roberts, author of Purest Mercy

“My author representative’s efforts on behalf of my novel were wonderful. I especially appreciate her patience and openness throughout the editing process, and the beautiful cover and interior layout she created. The final finished product is superb, and if the marketing assistance I receive is as outstanding as the publishing and design efforts, I will not only be delighted, but also in a position to give Outskirts Press more business in the future. Thanks so much! Outstanding work!”

Daniel Roberts is a retired pastor and Christian spiritual writer, captivated by the mysterious ways God can use the simplest and humblest vessels to achieve extraordinary results.

Book description…

A Miraculous Young Woman. A Night of Devastation. A Profound Sacrifice. And Gifts of Healing and Hope.

Mercy does not even have a name to call her own, until she arrives at a homeless shelter, sick and alone, setting in motion a chain reaction of miracles that will transform everyone around her. But the greatest Miracles are still to come…

Introducing L.M. Sanderson, author of The Ramblings of a Slightly Cracked Soul: Poetry and Other Words

“Everyone that has helped me with the process of getting my book published was amazing. They responded quickly with answers to all of my questions and were very polite and patient with me since this was the first time I have done anything like this. Overall, a very fantastic crew to work with. I will be using Outskirts Press again in the future”

L.M. Sanderson was born is a small farming community between two rivers. She currently lives in Pittsfield, Illinois, and has a love of nature and writing. The Ramblings Of A Slightly Cracked Soul: Poetry and Other Words is her debut poetry collection.

Book description…

These are my words 
Flowing from the broken
Pieces of my soul, 
Dark and unyielding 
To the light. 
Fighting against 
Letting the light shine through. 
Tears streaming down 
My face as I fight 
Against the darkness, 
Please let a little light in 
My darkness scares me, 
My broken pieces, my shattered soul.

Introducing Jennaration, author of Silent River

“My author representative was very patient during the entire process and never failed to answer my questions thoroughly and to the best of their knowledge along with recommendations that helped bring my vision to life. I absolutely loved the experience and definitely plan on using their services again!”

Jenna Rossyion is a 21 year old African-American poet from Louisiana. She intends to inspire others through her writing and focus on sharing her own journey poetically through life’s lessons while giving hope and encouragement to others through the love of God.

Book description…

Often times it is in that moment of silence when we tend to hear the noise we suppressed. Silent River is a journey in which pain and heartache can be difficult to communicate. Waves of emotions pass through people daily with nowhere for those feelings to flow freely. This is my journey through raging waters and how it became a silent river.