Introducing T. L. Needham, author of The Biscuit & Timely Tales

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T. L. Needham is a native of Kansas City with an extensive publishing background. His historic memoir, When I Was A Child, won an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Indie Book Awards and was a finalist in USA Book News-Best Books Award in the category of History, USA. It was also awarded the bronze medal by Readers Favorite, and a gold medal by Global Ebook Awards. Needham’s collection of poetry, Pesky Poems, was awarded a silver medal by Readers Favorite, and a children’s Christmas story poem called Kitty Claus was honored with a gold medal from Readers Favorite. He has also authored Winning and Keeping Relocation Business; Who’s Who in Relocation; started a national news magazine, Relocation/Realty UPDATE; and was a national consultant, speaker and trainer on real estate and corporate relocation issues.

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Book description…

A timely collection of short stories by T. L. Needham, an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The Biscuit & Timely Tales offers short stories about time-as in running out of time, wasting time as the meter keeps running, and going back in time, as in dream time. Author T. L. Needham also presents poems that, like a helium-filled balloon, tug at the string of your imagination. The collection begins with THE BISCUIT-a story about the times when you do the wrong thing for the right reasons and then the right thing for the wrong reasons-and ends with THE RING, which describes traveling with spirits in the car…and not the kind of spirits you drink! These two stories frame short prose with broader themes based on growth and enlightenment, life, death, and the spirit world. The Biscuit & Timely Tales eloquently nudges us to learn to listen to the whispered guidance of spirit friends and family guiding us along the path we are destined to follow on our mission of discovery.

Introducing Nilayan Basu, author of Whispers of Love in a Tearful World: The Yin of Human Strife, the Yang of Human Love

“I reached out to Outskirts Press for my second book. To me the entire process was completely transparent with no surprises. I had full visibility of the status from the author’s page assigned to me. The Outskirts Team had different people to guide me with the next steps, and each of them was very prompt, thorough and clear in the communications while addressing my queries and concerns. No time was wasted moving from one step to the next. The best experience was during the design of the cover picture and finding the suitable title of the book. They suggested several options for the title and each of these reflected the book content more aptly than what my initial expectations were. I am impressed with their quality service and professionalism. My book has just been published so I have not yet been able to leverage the marketing services completely, but the marketing coaching emails I have started receiving are truly educative. From my experience during the last few months, I have good reason to believe that Outskirts Press will continue to be an attractive and feasible option for new authors like me.”

Nilayan Basu’s love of photographing nature and traveling to exotic places is apparent in his writing. His first book, Ornate Wanders, is a collection of short stories based on real places and circumstances but colored by imagination. Nilayan lives in the Silicon Valley, California, with his lovely family.

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Book description…

Enjoy vivid descriptions of nature, and memories blended with imagination and imagery from the author’s personal photo collections in this fanciful new short story collection! Some say that whenever we see or hear something, it is permanently etched in our brains. Sometimes memories return to haunt us, sometimes to amuse us, and sometimes to make us laugh. Sometimes what we see or hear appears in our dreams, obscured and blended with other memories or fantasies. Neuroscience is complex, and the wonders of the human mind are amazing. Nilayan Basu brings this concept to life in his new short story collection. In “Whispers of Love in Tearful World,” the tales are imaginary but have distinct ties to real-world events. The natural tendency of the human spirit to seek peace forms the core of Nilayan’s soothing, eloquent prose.

Introducing Darrell Christopher, author of The Happy List

“I was impressed by the timely response to my questions and when Outskirts beat the time to publish by half, I was thrilled. I have ideas for three more books and will definitely use Outskirts Press as my publisher.”

About Darrell Christopher: Growing up in Michigan in the 50’s and 60’s during the heyday of the automotive industry was really an exciting journey through the golden years. We lived in Flint, Michigan for the first 7 years of my life. Our large house in Flint held four families and it was in the shadow of the Buick Plant, literally one block away. My grandpa, dad, and uncles and eventually cousins, all worked in one plant or another. Flint was called Buick City back then and had a history of getting General Motors started. I went into the Navy for a couple of years vowing that I would never work as a shop rat. When I came home the only good paying jobs was that of a shop rat and that’s what I did for the next 35 years. My first job ever was as a packer at Wrigleys’ Supermarket in Burton Township, Michigan. I was a golf course caddie for a few years and joined the Naval Reserve at 16 (my mom had to sign for me). I was a typical in betweener in high school. Not part of the in crowd, geeks or hoods just in between. I dated and eventually married my high school sweetheart. Today I have 17 grandkids and always another one lined up. It may seem that my life sounds rather mundane but there is magic everywhere if you choose to see it.

Product description…

“The Happy List” is something we all have but have not taken the time to put together. You have your own Happy List and this short book will help you realize where your list begins. By the time you finish reading, you will have built your own list and can use it to lead a happier life. Everyone has stories, adventures, happenings, funny experiences and unique situations that pop up in our lives. Somewhere in your past there have been some funny situations that would have been great on Americas Funniest Home Videos TV show. You have probably witnessed funny situations happening to other friends, neighbors, relatives or folks that would also be great on TV or YouTube. Come and explore stories that will make you think of your past and help you build a Happy List.