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Author Poll: Writer Bradford Frank wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Take Control of Your Health Now!

Age is the strongest predictor of developing Alzheimer’s disease. If you live long enough, you stand a good chance of getting it. The brain abnormalities that cause this terrible disease start decades before symptoms appear. There is no treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Prevention is the only hope. This book is jam-packed with scientifically-based things that you can do now that will help maintain or even improve your physical and mental health—and place you in the best possible position to minimize your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

For those of you who also want to live longer, we have included a special chapter on longevity. This includes the latest research, and points out concrete steps you can take to maximize your life span. Taking resveratrol? Possibly. Taking berberine? Doubt it, but you should be! It’s all in the book!

Augusten Burroughs said, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” And, Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” Time to power up and take control of your health. All the information you need is here, at your fingertips. We have included 800+ scientific references for your review. We have done our part, now you need to do yours. Taking action now could literally be life changing. As Nike so famously says, “Just Do It!”

About the Author

Bradford Frank, MD, MPH, MBA graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Chemistry and his MD degree. He was Board Certified in Family Medicine and later became Board Certified in Psychiatry. He is currently Board Certified in General, Addiction, and Geriatric Psychiatry. He earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Yale, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York and North Dakota. He is interested in preventing Alzheimer’s disease, and helping people maximize their health and longevity through a preventive healthcare model. He is married and has three children (and two dogs).

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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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

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

Book Summary

Interstellar Space Craft Powered by Spacergy to Anywhere

A lifetime of studying, analyzing, and interpretation has uncovered a new model of the universe that predicts a vast amount of clean inexhaustible energy. The sintā project is designed to explain the new universe model, apply the understanding, and produce a universe energy extraction device to prove the prediction of the sintā interpretation.

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Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Yvonne Cloete wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

See the Gift, Not the Curse, is a phrase I’ve consistently used while learning that Earth’s curriculum is indeed a fixed duality.

At first, I considered every single thing that happened in my life as a curse. I saw it as me being punished for “something” because I felt “not good enough,” abandoned and not loved.

I was in a constant state of separation, of loneliness, of fear of what others would think of me. I gave more and more of myself, being who they wanted me to be for them, so they would love me, and not abandon me.

With the help from many teachers, guides and loved ones in the natural and in spiritual form, I began to take a serious look at what I was thinking and internalizing which kept me in an external reality of prison, misery. pain and suffering.

I began to realize that everything I thought was a curse, was indeed a gift and misery changed to freedom, peace, joy, and love mostly for myself.

I share my most intimate journey with you so you could see freedom and love for yourself is possible, once you know how.

About the Author

Although Yvonne Cloete completed all course work for a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, she is extremely interested in metaphysics and continues to study quantum physics, energy healing, twin flames, paranormal activities, medium and psychic abilities, channeling, and life coaching to enhance, heal, cure, help and serve others.

She considers herself a medium, psychic, dream analyzer, an Akashic Record reader, and an energy healer who wishes to change not just individuals but organizations, industries, governments, groups and teams – everyone who is willing to set the intent to embrace life and experience love, peace, joy and happiness.

Her goal is to provide assistance and guidance to others in order for them to understand who they truly are. She is passionate about serving others to empower themselves and help them to become self-aware so that they are able to reach their highest personal potential including the fulfillment of their life’s purpose and the achievement of a healthy body, mind and soul.

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Posted by on June 27, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Charles Wilkins wants your help with his cover

Charles Wilkins is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

The Magic Circle© (August 2007) presents the accounting structure of a typical government contracting business organization and certain parameters for using such structure. This book will expand that presentation and discuss the methodology behind putting the magic in the circle to provide the reader with practical applications that might be encountered in real-world business situations and opportunities. The purpose of this book is not only to provide the reader with a clear, easy to understand, practical approach to comprehending the cost elements relative to the production of goods and supplies and the performance of services and their relationships in a typical government contract organization, but also to discuss the key drivers that cause the cost elements to exist, and to demonstrate how to convert these cost elements into practical pricing applications to value goods, supplies, and services. Once these elements and relationships are clearly understood, the reader will quickly understand the magic of the magic circle and will be ready to apply this knowledge in many areas of managing the business, including proposal decision making, budgeting, pricing, and more. To aid in the understanding of this overall process, a model will be given of two typical government contract organizations’ cost accounting systems: a manufacturer of products and a services provider. The individual models will present the elements of the magic circle for each of these two types of business.

About the Author

Charles Wilkins is an independent litigation support consultant, and former Executive Director Government Contract Compliance at KPMG LLP. Before his compliance role at KPMG LLP he was a Forensic Services partner at KPMG, a partner at Peterson Consulting Limited Partnership and a Principal at Ernst and Young LLP and he held a senior consulting role at Ernst & Whinney in their government contractor services practice. Prior to his consulting career Mr. Wilkins held positions within the aerospace and defense industry as international corporate auditor, controller and chief financial officer. Mr. Wilkins has more than 45 years of experience involving public contracts from his aerospace and defense industry and litigation support services careers. He has been engaged to provide consultation and his professional opinion in criminal and commercial litigation matters and in arbitration and mediation matters as well. During his professional consulting career, Mr. Wilkins has assisted most of the larger defense contractors in the United States, and other large and small commercial and government contract clients in a wide array of services including litigation and dispute resolution, industry advisory and expression of his professional opinions, and on compliance and profit maximization matters. Mr. Wilkins holds a B.A. from California State University, completed the LaSalle University Extension program in accounting, and the Executive Program in Management from the University of California. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California, and prior to his retirement from KPMG was a licensed CPA in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the AICPA, National Contract Management Association, California Society of CPAs, and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, active in the ABA Public Contract section, and a former member of the Business Law and General Practice sections of the ABA.

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Barbara Carroll wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

Essential Tools to Develop Your Personal Spiritual Practice

Chanting exists in many religious and spiritual traditions. The practice of chant focuses the mind and body with simple physics of sound, while the choice of chant can reflect a specific need, or honor a tradition. Gods, Goddesses, and Saints is a user-friendly, in-depth guide to a solitary practice of chant and meditation, providing chants from many faiths, from pagan deities to saints from many religions. Beautifully organized in many different ways, this book encourages you to explore the resonance of important figures and their associations and meanings across many traditions. You will also find blank forms to help you create your own chants and meditations. Gods, Goddesses, and Saints provides a fresh view of spiritual practice and new ideas for the future of faith.

About the Author

Barbara Carroll is a retired music teacher and physician’s assistant, with a degree in religion. She lives in New York City.

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Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Gabriel F.W. Koch wants your help with his cover

Gabriel F.W. Koch is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The year is 2554 and the world is coming to an end unless an impossible mission-through 600 years of time travel-succeeds.

Maternal instinct knows no boundaries, including the nano-neural-net intravenously installed in Dannia Weston’s mind to repress her identity, allowing her to perform a mission 300 years before her time.

Transported to the year 1954, Dannia becomes a woman with a mid-twentieth century persona, college educated with an aptitude for mechanical invention. Due to her work during the war, she is employed by the U.S. government on a secret project. But what no one knows-including Dannia or those who sent her back to tinker with the mechanical past to reduce future pollution-is what might happen should she become emotionally involved in 1954. The 2254 science team programmed the nano-net to prevent the possibility of pregnancy, but each person reacts to strong emotional stimuli differently, and using birth control not available in 1954 is out of the question. When Dannia falls in love with Peter Hersh and becomes pregnant, her hormones erode a small section of the nano-chained network that stabilizes her new identity, triggering a mild memory rebirth…and threatening her mission and the fate of the world.

About the Author

Gabriel F.W. Koch is the 2004 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award, as well as an award-winning photographer.

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Maureen Doyle wants your help with her book price

Maureen Doyle is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding the price of her book.

Book Summary

A riveting historical novel about John Doyle of Wicklow County, Ireland and his journey from a life of destitution to love and freedom in Canada.

Many people are familiar with The Great Potato Famine that took place in Ireland during the mid-1800’s. But few know the intimate and personal hardships and challenges that so many faced in an attempt to flee their homeland.

Inspired by actual events and personal family history, this novel is a love story. Not the usual romantic love story between two people but a love story of a man that is so devoted to his family that he’s willing to take extraordinary risks for them. The reader is taken on a courageous journey from County Wicklow, Ireland to Camden, Ontario, Canada. A sweeping and powerful epic adventure, A Journey in Time begins in nineteenth century Shillelagh, Ireland.

At the onset of the epic disaster of the Great Potato Famine, John makes a promise to his dying father that he will leave Ireland, his destination the shores of Canada, his objective saving his family from starvation and disease.

He must make the wrenching decision to leave his family behind in an Irish workhouse built for the destitute not knowing how he is going to accomplish his goal of finding land in Canada and bringing his family to safe shores.

With profound determination and unswerving devotion to his family, John faces the future alone with grace and courage.

Share with him the loves of his life and the unforgettable individuals that make John’s journey possible in this epic story of love, compassion, courage and determination that brings to life crucial and little-known chapters in Irish and Canadian history.

About the Author

Maureen Doyle is a freelance writer and multimedia artist. She spent over two decades in teacher education and as an officer in the United States Army before turning to write fiction full-time. Journey in Time is based on a true story and discovered family history. She found the courage and determination of so many touching and inspirational. She loves to write and wanted her debut novel to be meaningful sharing with others the hardships and heartaches that so many endured. She lives on Lake Oconee in Georgia with her husband Ron and two labra-doodles, Maverick and Grace Helen.

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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