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Author Poll: Writer Robert Martin wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Abdul Karmar, aka “The Eastman,” is a well-educated hired gun of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent whose loyalties lie with the highest bidder. He moved to Libya to find a better life, and although he didn’t care for the country’s leader, he didn’t care for the “West men” either-earning him his nickname. The Eastman is also a huge fan of American westerns. He meets Sam Randall, an American Cov Ops agent, one night while on assignment in Bagdad, and their paths will cross again years later when Randall’s wife is kidnapped in the United States.

The Eastman is a fast-paced thriller-a multifaceted novel whose unpredictable plot spans the globe. The constantly changing landscape and diverse cast of characters result in a surprising and suspenseful debut novel, peppered with a distinctive Old West flavor.

About the Author

Robert Martin has published several pieces for both professional and literary sources. A gifted storyteller and a native of Texas, Martin adds the allure of movie heroes of the Old West to his writing. The Eastman is his first novel.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Darlene Hancock wants your help with her cover

Darlene Hancock is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And Darlene wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Bugdom

Where in the world did Mamy come from? Are those crows really going to eat the Bugdom inhabitants? Oh, and what about Razz, is he going to be the winner of the competition? The answers to all these questions are inside so, GOOOOOOOOOOOOO for it! These are tales about an insect community called the Bugdom. No two are alike, and they all share in a “lesson learned” philosophy that is revealed by their own Bumblebug Bob at the end of each tale.

About the Author

Darlene is a nurse by profession, and has always been very creative. She loves painting, making jewelry, scrapbooking life’s adventures, photography ,gardening, reading, and the list goes on and on. The inspiration for her stories comes from her family that she holds very dear, and nature, both beautiful, and unpredictable.

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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writers Dr. Hamisu Salihu and Priyanshi Patel want your help with their cover

Dr. Hamisu Salihu and Priyanshi Patel are self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And they want your help deciding their book cover.

Book Summary

Scoring High on the New MCAT

The purpose of this book is to help examinees that will be sitting for the new MCAT test format as from Spring 2015 to prepare for the sections on Social and Behavioral Sciences which encompass psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior. The questions in the new sections are based on knowledge of important introductory psychology and sociology concepts that relate to mental processes and behavior. The new changes expect acquisition of information and skills in areas that were previously not tested on MCAT. There is also the realization that the 21st Century medical student and doctor need to be knowledgeable not only about facts related to disease, but equally important, about the psycho-social environment that interacts with the individual patient to produce or mitigate disease. The book is titled “MCAT Pioneers” because we are happy and proud to be pioneers in utilizing a biopsycho-social (BPS) lens to assist MCAT applicants in understanding and integrating the concept of health and disease as a product of the inter-play among biological (e.g., genetic/epigenetic, molecular, cellular and hormonal), psychological (e.g., our thoughts, perceptions, attitudes, reactions and behaviors) and social (e.g., institutional, cultural, political and socio-economic) environments. This yields a comprehensive and unified multi-factorial approach to health and disease thus preparing the future medical student to draw on this understanding in his/her interactions with and management of patients within a context rather than in isolation. Above all, the book will aid examinees who aim to achieve high scores in the new MCAT format.

About the Authors

Dr. Hamisu Salihu is a Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a world renowned expert in the field of medicine and medical research. He has over 300 scholarly publications. Priyanshi Patel is a pre-med student at the University of South Florida who worked with Dr. Salihu to produce the book.

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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D. wants your help with her cover

Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D. is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Guaranteed to improve your writing scores

This book takes the learner through sentence building, paragraphing, constructive responses, and essay writing. Students will experience repeated exposure to explicit instruction that focuses on continuous, constructive feedback. Over time, students will be able to recognize grammar errors and develop the skill to edit such mistakes. Furthermore, students can improve collaboration skills through sharing quality writing with peers. Vocabulary instruction is implemented with each lesson that allows students to make meaningful and lasting connections with words. Graphic organizers and checklists are provided for the educator to bridge what students do not know to what they need to master. The journal writing in this book embeds the Common Core Standards to develop the writing skills of college-ready students. Not only do the lessons align with college and work expectations, but each lesson includes rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills.

About the Author

Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D., is a eighth grade English teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has served on committees to improve K-12 curriculum. She has presented and studied better writing practices in London, Brazil, and the United States. Perry’s research interests include differentiated instruction in middle and elementary school. She has written several articles on improving reading and writing skills. Perry’s experiences include 29 years as a public school teacher, working with elementary middle school students. She has taught English language arts, reading, and art. Perry tutored struggling learners and was East Region Teacher of the Year in 2003 and 2010.

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Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Nicholas McComas wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Young Giravel is an orphan and a thief, not a warrior or a hero.
But that’s about to change…

Unfairly labeled a thief by the residents of Threll’ish, a small village on the edge of a dark and mysterious forest, Giravel has become just that-a thief. With no money, no home, and few friends, he must steal in order to survive.

But one day he risks too much and is caught in the act by city guards. To escape them, Giravel runs into the forbidden forest of Re’ador-a place where few people enter and none return. It is there that he meets Gem, a Spirit Beast who has been protecting the forest longer than Giravel could ever know. When Gem and Giravel find Goblin intruders in the forest, they believe these creatures are trying to take Re’ador for themselves-but they will soon find that things are much more complicated. Giravel has always dreamed of adventure, but now that he is in the midst of one, he finds it far more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined…

Tale of a Thief is a fast-paced, exhilarating debut novel chronicling Giravel’s adventures as he faces danger and fearsome creatures, discovers a hidden magic within, and finally unravels the mystery of his past.

About the Author

Nicholas McComas lives in Industry, Pennsylvania, a young author who has been a huge fan of fantasy novels his entire life and rarely goes anywhere without one. Nicholas’ mother, father, and three brothers are his source of support and strength. Tale of a Thief is the first of a series featuring Giravel.

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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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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