Introducing Carolyn Young, author of The Six of Me

“I had a wonderful experience with Outskirts Press. I definitely will be a repeat customer when my next book is ready for publication.”

As a child of only 8 years of age, Carolyn Young’s life was saved by the gift of fragmenting her psyche. But living with DID as an adult, her life was shattered, dysfunctional, and chaotic. Through the anguish experienced during therapy, she diligently worked to overcome and she have since integrated leaving her whole and living a life she never thought possible.

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Book description…

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most widely misunderstood psychological conditions. Many people are not comfortable with the concept of DID due to their fear and mis-perceptions. However, the exquisite and complex psychological and emotional mechanisms at work in dissociative identity disorder provide life-saving safety to trauma victims. In The Six of Me, Carolyn Young explores ideas and feelings about DID, bringing an informed first-hand perspective to this misunderstood and controversial diagnosis. If you have never been introduced to the idea of DID, this book will open your mind and heart. A beautiful and important book for all readers, The Six of Me opens a window into a unique and beautiful form of self-preservation in extreme circumstances. Visit the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation website, for further information about Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Introducing Harry Anderson, author of Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie

“I really had no idea what to expect after signing on with you. Never having experienced getting a book published, after she had steered me through the pre-publication process, Dana came on board and again a patient, knowledgeable, pleasant, and encouraging person directed me. In much faster time than I had expected, my book “Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie” went to press. When my next book is ready for submission (it’s undergoing editing), I’ll be back with Outskirts Press. No question about that! I could easily go on and on with praise (the stunning cover design, the interior formatting, the marketing tips, etc.). But I think you get my point: Outskirts Press has me over the moon!”

A retired teacher of writing and literature, Harry Anderson lives happily in the village of Harmony, Rhode Island, where he leads book discussions and writes for Your Smithfield Magazine. The Rhode Island Press Association has twice awarded him First Place honors.

Product description…

They fled their burning home into the night and watched with horror and disbelief the flames eating through the roof over their daughter’s bedroom. Thus began an elderly couple’s struggle to overcome trauma and to rebuild. Braced by the outpouring of good will, they regained composure. But more than good will was needed to deal with such exigencies as insurance matters, temporary shelter, demolition, and reconstruction. With almost no library materials to be had to help, they relied on what they thought to be a sign of hope: only their Bible, miraculously, lay undamaged among all the other books. Was it happenstance or was it a miracle that guided them through the maze of decisions and requisites that faced them? Pleasant Things in Ashes Lie gives a candid account of this elderly couple’s triumph over adversity. It is written with the intent that others – victims of house fires – may glean from this story something to help them also to triumph.

Introducing James C. Maddox, author of The Dream

“All in all it was great working with the entire group. I will be publishing my next book through Outskirts Press.”

James C. Maddox grew up in Florida, where he still lives today. He retired from the National Guard in 1990, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after a 27-year career. He also spent 27 years working at a high-tech plant for the Department of Energy. Jim’s love of wildlife and the outdoors is expressed in his last book, The Lake. Jim’s bass catches have been featured several times in the outdoor magazine Woods and Water. When he is not writing, he enjoys target shooting, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Product description…

Horror comes to Florida when a distraught, dishonorably discharged soldier sets in motion a diabolical plan to avenge a slain comrade. He is determined to kill as many fellow Americans as possible, in his own form of jihad. The results of his actions cause panic, and the loss of many lives, as local governments collapse, and the state’s resources are exhausted. Federal help is sent, and martial law is declared. In the middle of all this turmoil, Carl, his divorced wife and teenaged son find themselves forced by circumstances to live together again. They are joined by his friends and some strangers to fight for their mutual survival. They all must learn to work together and depend on each other’s strengths, but at the same time, they have to cover for each other’s weaknesses. As Carl and his family learn how to navigate a world thrown into chaos, he realizes that he has been subconsciously searching for what he threw away many years ago. From the ashes of his past, he tries to reignite the embers of the burning love he shared with his ex-wife. A tale of personal redemption and of what people are capable of under extraordinary circumstances, The Dream, is a richly characterized and deftly plotted novel that action and suspense fans will enjoy.