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Author Poll: Writer Alicia Schweikart wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

When Dane Walker Stone is brutally attacked, ending his career as a US Navy SEAL, his pain is magnified by yet another tragedy. Three days after his assault, he learns that his girlfriend, Lydia, has died from what the police have concluded was an accidental drug overdose.

Rehabilitation is difficult and painful, and Dane is left with physical and mental scars. He begins therapy with a private psychologist but is unable to remember the details of the attack. After he recovers from his extensive injuries, he studies investigative training and opens an office on the north side of Chicago as a private investigator. Dane is in the process of trying to rebuild his life when Lydia’s sister shows up asking for his help in solving what she believes is Lydia’s murder. When he discovers that a homicide victim is actually his old adversary, Dane realizes that he won’t be able to solve either crime until he solves the mystery of his own attack and overcomes the demons of his past that continue to haunt him. Hearts of Stone is a fast-paced, riveting tale–and the first book of the Dane Walker Stone, Private Investigator series.

About the Author

Alicia Schweikart is a freelance writer and poet. She grew up on the south side of Chicago. Some of her happiest moments have been in directing high school plays and acting in community theatre. Alicia currently resides in Arizona with her husband, Wayne.

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Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Richard Bloomer wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Reading, writing, spelling and learning problems are the major life time focus of Dr. Richard H. Bloomer Ed.D., Educator, Neuropsychologist. An Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology from University of Connecticut, he has labored for over half a century to apply scientific neuropsychological principles to assist youngsters to learn to read, and spell, and to develop prescriptive treatments for those with unique learning and attention problems.

Beyond developing successful classroom reading teaching programs for beginning learners, Professor Bloomer has developed focused neuropsychological assessment tools which probe deeply and pinpoint difficulties in children’s learning processes. Based on this unique information, he has developed specific neuropsychological prescriptive techniques, based upon the individual child’s skills, for resolving those learning and attention disabilities effecting an individual child’s school progress.

Dr. Bloomer’s scholarly interests include Learning Disabilities, Hyperekplexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and William’s syndrome. His Vita marks extensive work in the neuroanatomy of reading and learning, the evolution of the nervous system, neuroanatomy of emotions, the color vision system, vascular disorders and the structure and functions of the cerebellum, and the theory of neurocognitive measurement.

About the Author

Professor Bloomer has taught courses in Psychology of Learning, School Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, and Reading Methods, for thirty nine years; at the University of Wichita; the State University of New York at Geneseo; the George Washington University; and The University of Connecticut; where he was Director of School Psychology and Director of Internship Training at the A. J. Pappanikou Center for Rehabilitation and Special Education.

Beyond his Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Measurement from the University of Southern California, Dr. Bloomer also holds a Post Doctoral Certificate in Neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute, and a Post Doctoral Masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology form the Massachusetts School of Psychological Practice. Dr. Bloomer is Board Certified in Psychological Services by the American College of Forensic Examiners, (ABPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Advanced Psychological Practice, (FACAPP). And a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners International (FACFEI).

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Roberta Kennedy wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

A Twisted Tale of Love, Deception, and Revenge.

When Flannery O’Connor Larkin, age thirty, returns to the Chicago area to spend time with her Granny Anne, who raised her, she also hopes to reconnect with her ex-fiancé. Derek is going through a messy divorce from his wife, Chloe-a vengeful, selfish, and abusive mother to their two children, Jack and Lucy. Derek never loved Chloe, but married her when she tricked him into believing she was pregnant with his child. Throughout their six-year marriage, Chloe has continued her affair with Derek’s brother, Sean, who is Jack’s biological father-and everyone knows that Derek has been caught in Chloe’s web of deception.

When Derek and Flannery meet again, it’s clear their love for each other never waned. They are married only months after Derek’s divorce is finalized from Chloe, who is Flannery’s younger half-sister. But Chloe is furious and determined to tear them apart. And she will go to any lengths to satisfy her warped need for revenge…

About the Author

Roberta Kennedy was raised in northern West Virginia near the Ohio River. She has lived in Chicago and the suburbs featured in The Ashes of a Broken Life, which is her second novel. She is also the author of The Island.

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Ana Pelayo wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

UN GRAN REFLEJO

Hoy me mire en tus ojos, fueron mi espejo
En ellos encontré un gran reflejo, la luz
Que había buscado durante un largo tiempo
Se terminaron las horas sombrías, el llanto
No era mas, en ese reflejo mire llegar la alegría
Me perdieron por un periodo de largo de tiempo que sabia
Era difícil al encontrar una salida, como túnel
Por donde pasa un alma herida que camina al más haya
Se me hizo pasar por la prueba mas amarga de mi vida
Ahí me encontré a mi mismo, la decisión fue mía
Bajo el reflejo de lo sereno de tus ojos el amor
Me sorprendió!

About the Author

Ana Pelayo, nacida en Septiembre 1ro, en el año 1971 en la ciudad de Autlán, en el estado de Jalisco México. Hija de padres mexicanos bajo un matrimonio legitimo que se formaba por su padre don Florentino Pelayo y su legitima esposa, la señora doña Paz Torres Chavarí De Pelayo. Ana Pelayo nacida en la ciudad de Autlán De La Grana, en el hermoso y colorido verdor del estado de Jalisco, en el país de México. Es una Poetiza que vino ha madurar ha una edad temprana, tras la fatídica y trágica muerte de su padre don Florentino Pelayo. La poetiza Ana Pelayo, llego por primera ves ha las escuelas mexicanas en su ciudad natal Autlán, cursando sus primeros estudios de pre- escolar y parte de sus estudios primarios de donde mas tarde fue sacada ha radicar en el pueblo de La Eca en Jalisco.
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

Author Poll: Writer Patricia Browne wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

It’s staggering what you can be!!

A quote ..”Beauty is the essence of Love.” -Have we got something for you in this Book! !”The information within will peak your interest, for SURE. I have a question for you, Patricia Browne asks. “Do you want to become the BEAUTIFUL individual that you truly are inwardly?” If your answer is a RESOUNDING “Yes”, then as the song goes … “This one’s for You”. You will be cut to the core with her words. My mission in this teaching is to unconfine, to make known to you dear reader, True Knowledge of Higher Life principals. The education you will gain comes from Universal Consciousness…Raising your life from the mundane to a supreme level of joy through experience. It’s called SEDUCTION. Thus, FREEDOM is needed to bring this level …. without dogma or format. Wish for yourself, all that you can have. It takes only the DESIRE for Seduction and Bliss to occur. OLD Rules don’t apply! No longer are we contained by pre-existing patterns! We are all now in a place of surprise and delight ~ A sunrise! Those that give up their shackles are in a conscious space of Allowance … Allowance of a new seduction. And this SEDUCTION herein defined, is your Master Plan. We are a blossoming society of Individualized Universal consciousness! … Come on into the message, and live a new life. It’s yours. “Are you ready to go for it?”, Patricia asks. PLEASE find out! Get in on this aware energetic level of creating what you want!

About the Author

Patricia’s Areas of Expertise:
20 years study “The UNSEEN Principals of Existence through Alchemy” – SEDUCTION. 8 years training with a High Descendent Student of “Jack Schwarz (1924-2000) Internationally sought as Philosopher/Psychic Consultant”.
6 years study at RAMTHA’s Original School of Consciousness and Energy, Study of True Essence – Secret Manifestational Knowledge. 6 years Eastern Philosophical Study with Ms. Joy Gilbert, facilitator of seminars globally teaching “The Open Heart”.

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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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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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