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Author Poll: Writer Carol Brewington wants your help with her cover

Carol Brewington is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

This Is a Delicious Tale of Mayhem, Money, Murder and Mansions on the Beach ! ! !

Carol Porter is a hard driving realtor in North Beach, Maryland, where realty and money are on everyone’s minds. Some shady property deals have led to two women being strangled to death with pantyhose years earlier; now another realtor is dead, and the killer is still at large.

As one of the “Dastardly Realtors” connected to a particularly questionable real estate venture, Carol discovers that she is very likely on the vengeful murderer’s list. Detective Lucas Jaxon, in an attempt to reclaim public reputation, investigates the town’s curious characters to narrow down the potential suspects. His plan leads to using Carol as bait, but she would rather try to figure out the case herself.

The mystery is pretty suspenseful throughout, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.

About the Author

Carol Brewington is a student of the human condition, using the craft of writing to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. She has been interested in writing for almost 30 years, publishing many short stories and local newspaper articles. She feels that pages are a blank canvas on which to write with a talent praised by many and matched by an imagination that rises to the tasks. The Dastardly Realtor Murders is her second pursuit. Retirement is allowing her to pursue her dreams.

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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Phoenix Lee Tuttle wants your help with her cover

Phoenix Lee Tuttle is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Many people have misinformation or incorrect assumptions about PTSD. You may think that PTSD is something that only soldiers suffer from, or people who live in very violent circumstances, such as in war zones or gang-ruled neighborhoods. But the truth is that anyone who undergoes trauma can have PTSD. Trauma comes in many forms, but the bottom line is that anyone who has been in circumstances that made them fear deeply for their safety or sanity can suffer from PTSD. Noise in My Attic is Phoenix Lee Tuttle’s courageous and compelling story of PTSD and its destructive effects on people’s lives, including judgment and stigma from society, and the danger of being taken advantage of in a fragile psychological and emotional state. Struggling with both PTSD and bipolar disorder, she embarked on a ten-year journey of faith as she battled her way back from depression, suicidal thoughts, and loneliness while her marriage and job dissolved around her. Join Phoenix in her remarkable search for peace and healing–and prepare to have your eyes opened to the reality of trauma sufferers all around you.

About the Author

Phoenix Lee Tuttle grew up in the small southern Oregon town of Klamath Falls. An avid horseback rider, she showed her horses all up and down the West Coast. She earned her MBA in Finance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She was in a pre-med program for a few years, and attended a nursing program in Las Vegas before suffering additional trauma, which led to her move to Hawaii. She currently lives on the island of Oahu.

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer CA Coffey wants your help with her cover

CA Coffey is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

When the Globe set sail on a misty morning in 1679 from London, 21-year-old Thomas Barnard was in the ship’s hold, preparing for the long voyage to America. Trading five years’ service for free land in America had seemed like a good idea at the time, but as England faded from view, Tom was already homesick for the green hills of Gloucestershire.

In A Farming Family in the New World, we follow Tom’s journey to America, and as the story unfolds, nine generations of his family flourish on American soil. From the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War through World War II, from 1679 to 2005, history comes to life in this meticulously researched book, which chronicles the history of one American family through times of peace and prosperity, poverty and war.

About the Author

CA Coffey has combined her twin passions of genealogy and writing in A Farming Family in the New World. She enjoyed getting to know her ancestors and hopes others will like them as much as she does.

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Posted by on August 13, 2014 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley wants your help with his cover

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Along with all manner of European-American immigrants to North America’s Great Plains in the nineteenth century – farmers, miners, gamblers, soldiers, trappers, and many others – came hunters of dinosaur bones. Word had reached some of American archeology’s best-known names that a rich trove of ancient bones lay on Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota) land. Paleontologists, including Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899), pioneer of American vertebrate paleontology, may have been illegally trespassing while exploring and collecting fossils on Indian lands. The search was on, and soon academic reputations were being built on fossils taken from Native lands and peoples, often without their consent. These fossil-collecting exploits helped build the foundation for the Peabody Museum of Yale University, and others, as the “golden age” of archaeology unfolded using paleontology resources taken from Lakota lands and peoples. Lawrence W. Bradley, who was raised by an Oglala Lakota stepfather, brings this story to life from a Native point of view. This is fascinating reading, told the first time, as he calls for “a new concept of physical geography” that “exposes indigenous paleontology resource dispossession and allows paleontology to conscientiously advance into the twenty-first century.”
Bruce E. Johansen
Jacob J. Isaacson University Research Professor
School of Communication and Native American Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Johansen is the author of The Encyclopedia of the American Indian Movement (Greenwood, 2013), and other works.

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley, Adjunct Professor of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, may be America’s leading expert on vertebrate fossils dispossessed from Native American lands. He was raised by Oglala Lakota since he was two years old and has family history with Indigenous tribes of New Mexico Territory.

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Author Inspiration, Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Dr. Nathan Grills, David E. Lewis and S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD wants your help with their cover

Dr. Nathan Grills, David E. Lewis and S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD are self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And they want your help deciding their book cover.

Book Summary

What Does It Mean To Integrate Your Christian Faith And Work?

What does it mean to be a Christian in your work? In this book authors working in fields from the arts to finance and the academy offer practical advice to Christians about what it means to live a life of robust faith and work. Authors address a number of key questions: How do they understand what it means to be a Christian in their profession? What difference does it make? What kinds problems have they encountered?

Their answers are surprising in their creativity and insight. They are also honest, based upon the authors’ imperfect and tentative attempts to follow Christ in professions were there are few Christians. Those who want to learn how to integrate Christ fully into their careers or who are looking for evidence of God’s redemptive work in the academy, culture, business, and government will be greatly encouraged and challenged by this book.

About the Authors

Dr. Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician at the Nossal Institute of Global Health (University of Melbourne) and is working in disability and chronic disease prevention in India. Nathan completed an MSc Global Health Sciences and then PhD in Public Health at Oxford University where he explored the role of faith in the response of Faith-based groups to HIV.

David E. Lewis is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University where he researches and teaches on the American presidency, executive branch politics and public administration. David and his family attend the Village Chapel in historic Hillsboro Village in Nashville, Tennessee.

S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD is assistant professor of Immunology and Pathology, Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Division, at Washington University, St. Louis. He is both a Christian and a Scientist. Dr. Swamidass often speaks to student groups about integrating our faith and vocation, finding God’s calling for our careers, how Christianity and Science are compatible, and ways of understanding Genesis and Evolution.

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Author Poll: Writer Roy Albert Andrade wants your help with his cover

Roy Albert Andrade is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Killer is his name; crime is his game.

Killer is a boy who lives with his parents in a two-story house in Sylmar, California. And when he’s not playing video games or watching TV, this thirteen-year-old child prodigy can be found working with a high-profile criminal organization. Killer is an asset desired by criminal enterprises worldwide-he’s young, intelligent, charismatic, and most importantly, he’s a killer.

In this humorous and contemporary novel, Killer provides the reader a first-person point of view of the environmental factors that influence criminal behavior.

About the Author

Roy Albert Andrade was born in Pacoima, California. He graduated with an Associates of Arts degree with concentrations in business from the University of Phoenix in 2011. Cultivating the DNA of Crime is his first novel.

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Nathan Sowah wants your help with his cover

Nathan Sowah is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

“Two twisted souls entwined. They tangled so tight that love turned lethal.”

Sandra and Thomas had hit it big before they had Georgia, their only child and the apple of their eyes. Though it wasn’t love at first sight, they’ve fallen head-over-heels in passionate love and companionship. Love may be blind but not stupid; they had the chance to thrive off of each other from the day they met. Sadly, such uniquely striking opportunity often opens the possibility of helplessness with vulnerability and dependency; an inherently dangerous affair of the heart, played out on the white sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Cayman Islands. They were deeply knotted to each other till death do they part. Although time and tide may wait for no man on ocean waters; love and hate may clash and explode on troubled waters; all that glitters may not be gold in paradise, yet pain and agony may cease to exist only in their wildest dreams. Georgia smiled at her mom and Jared kissing as she walked out of the house. The kiss was long, passionate and gross; but she knew Jared was right for her mom. He made her happy like never before. They wouldn’t end the kiss. Other things were also happening. Georgia quickly realized that this stuff was not for kids. One thing led to another and from dust to dawn was a twilight night. Find out why evil triumphs in twisted love, when good women sit idle and do nothing.

About the Author

Born in the former British colony of the Gold Coast, I grew up in the tiny canoe-fishing village of Christiansborg, in the picturesque serenity of the Coconut Grove community by the gates of the infamous Christiansborg Castle. A thriving neighborhood located under the vast array of tall and lanky coconut palms that spread along the white sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. I am now a proud American with a beautiful wife, two wonderful children and two amazing grandchildren. I came to America to fulfill my dream of college education and if all goes well, maybe get to experience the American Dream. Life has been so good to me that I’ve found a great hobby in writing, publishing and marketing my books. Thanks for checking out my story.

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Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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