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Author Poll: Writer Jack Hodges wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

A Lifelong Love Story

How do we define true love? What makes a marriage successful? In our modern age of mass media and instant gratification, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important. My Life with Honey Bear and Beyond is a lyrical, tender memoir celebrating fifty-two years of two people who shared deep trust and daily intimacy, who took seriously their vows to support one another for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Take a journey of love with this remarkable couple, and learn what is truly important in a lasting partnership: acceptance, compassion, honesty, forgiveness. Be reminded that attraction is only one facet of a marriage, and that real love seeks the best for the loved one at all times, with no strings attached. Witness the transcendence and tragedy as Jack accepts the privilege and honor of caring for his wife during her harrowing cancer treatment, and experience with them the realization that death will part these devoted lovers. My Life with Honey Bear is a love letter to a marriage that serves as a testament to the ways in which people can commit to stand by one another, bring joy to one another, and enrich the lives of everyone they meet through their example of dedication, kindness, compassion, and bliss.

About the Author

Jack Hodges was born in Washington, DC on the eve of World War II. He had a 27-year career with AT&T, where he wrote Bell System practices for a number of devices. Jack currently lives in Anderson, South Carolina where he enjoys writing nonfiction essays about the lives of family members, visiting the local bookstore, and spending time with friends. He also enjoys playing video games, and occasionally target shooting. Jack and his late wife had two daughters and a son, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Author Poll: Writer Okechukwu Ogori wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

A TRUE LIFE STORY

Okay happened to be born in a family when it’s wealth and affluence had disappeared, as he grew up he had to fight against penury and failure. How did he achieve this? It was through perseverance, industriousness and self determination. Though there were so many bottlenecks along his way but he strived to aspire.

About the Author

Okechukwu Emmanuel Ogori was born on 15th August 1963. He hails from Abia state of Nigeria. He has a wife, Anna and two children: Okechukwu (Jr) and Joanna. He had his elementary education at Otumoye primary school Fegge Onitsha Anambra state, Nigeria ;High school at bishop Shanahan College Orlu ,Imo state Nigeria and institute of continuing education Asaba Delta state, Nigeria. He later went to Lagos state College of Education ( now Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education ) Lagos Nigeria where he acquired Nigeria certificate in Education majoring in Physical and Health Education. He went further to acquire Bsc. in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo university Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, Nigeria. He is a certified internal control Auditor (CICA) from Institute of internal control, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Administrator (ACAA) from Institute of Chartered Accountant and Administrators Delware USA, Texas licensed insurance Agent. More so he has worked with Lagos state Ministry of Education as a Tutor in High and middle schools respectively for twenty three years, worked with Decan Concepts ltd Nigeria as an internal Auditor (Part time) for twelve years. Currently a Teacher in Alief Independent School District Houston Texas, USA. He is also a writer of fiction and non fiction books.

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

 

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Author Poll: Writer Shasta Tierra wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

Kitchari is a medicinal porridge from India that is used to help people get well when they are sick and optimize health for the yogas aiming for enlightenment.Kitchari is an anti-inflammatory, slow burning, complex carbohydrate and plant based protein medicinal porridge originating from India.

Kitchari is at the core of Ayurvedic nutritional healing as it is the main food used in Ayurvedic cleansing therapy, because of its ease of assimilation and digestion In this book you will discover your body type (dosha) and customize your Kitchari for your own particular health needs.
The coolest part is that it’s easy and fast to make, quick to eat and works like a charm on your digestive system. No matter what your dosha is kitchari is the food that will enhance the cleansing process and give you the same benefits that are offered by the doshas’ specific diets. The fragrance of the herbs and the richness of the ‘ghee’, kitchari can be appreciated for its taste alone. You can add vegetables to the mix so long as the veggies are compatible to your dosha and have it as a nourishing soup for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Many people have struggled most of their lives trying to maintain a healthy weight and as a 2nd generation doctor of acupuncture, oriental medicine and wellness coach with over 25 years in clinical practice, I have counseled thousands of people about their weight. If you’re having a difficult time controlling your weight, you may be somewhat happy to learn about this ancient Ayurvedic medicinal cleansing soup.

This book is for those who want to be comfortable, want to feel lively and live the rest of their lives without any stress. And it doesn’t matter if you begin the process as a pizza eating, cigar-smoking toxin collector. It doesn’t matter if you have spent half of your life tasking various wines alcohols, processed sugar, animal fat or anything else. This book will set things right for you. In the end, this book will leave you with a new awareness of your health, a deeper connection with your body and a hope to look and feel wonderful all the time; for the rest of your life.

About the Author

Shasta is a second generation natural medicine doctor with 25 years experience as a natural medicine practitioner. She has done advanced studies and has been awarded a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University. Dr. Shasta did her research studies on weight loss in general with an emphasis on Infertility, and is a certified yoga and wellness instructor.

For more information on other books & courses from Shasta Tierra, please visit http://www.kitcharicleanse.com and http://www.WayOfWellness.com

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Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Author Poll: Writer Alan R. Adaschik wants your help with his cover

Alan R. Adaschik is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The Truth Will Set You Free!

The citizens of the United States have been played for fools over the past century. Very few of us know what is truly behind the events that have shaped our world, as most Americans assume that information provided by the news, radio, and television industries is the truth. And most of it is. However, it also true that on critical issues we only get part of the story, and much of the important information is deliberately left out.

One Hundred Years of Deception begins by revealing the group of conspirators who engineered passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. Since then, they have pulled the strings that make us dance and have controlled our nation’s media to keep us in the dark. The conspirators have gone on to infiltrate most of society’s key institutions and, through undue influence, shaped how Americans view the world, leaving us hopelessly brainwashed. This book not only demonstrates the fact that our government was overthrown by these conspirators; it provides a careful accounting of the catastrophic consequences. As Americans, we owe it to ourselves to seek the truth and put an end to One Hundred Years of Deception.

About the Author

Alan R. Adaschik was raised in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, he became an engineering student at the University of Michigan in its Naval ROTC program, then qualified for Navy flight training. He received his wings as a jet fighter pilot in 1966, and after completing his tour of duty, he earned an MBA from Long Island University. Al has worked as a flight test conductor for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation, a financial analyst for the Singer Company, a senior financial analyst for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and a financial administrator for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Al is also the author of While We Sleep – A Story of Government Without Law and An Alaskan Adventure – A Travelogue and Environmental Treatise.

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Posted by on March 11, 2015 in Survey Poll

 

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Vote Now For the Best “Show Me Your Love” Video!

heart-bigIn celebration of the month of love, Outskirts Press has been “sharing the love” and inviting its family of successfully published authors to do the same. During the month of February, we asked our ‘fans’ to create a 1-3 minute video showing their love for Outskirts Press and their self-publishing book. The video submissions have been collected, the best of them have been posted on our Facebook Page, and the “likes” have been tabulated.

Now it’s time for you to vote for the winner of “Show Me Your Love” and the free laptop!

From among all the submissions we received, the top videos are presented below. Simply vote for your favorite in the polling box below the last video. The polls will be open until end-of-business on Thursday, February 26th. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 27th.

Because it was so close this year, we have decided to include 4 videos and let you decide on the winner. Good luck to the four finalists. And thank you to all our wonderful authors who took the time to submit their videos:

Now, without further ado…

VIDEO #1: Jokima Hiller, co-author of The RevPar Formula

VIDEO #2: Martha Gabour Manuel, author of Murder On False River and Political Treason

VIDEO #3: Eunice Welch, author of Victorious Living Growing In Christ

VIDEO #4: Lizzie Bowen, Future self-publishing author

 

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Author Poll: Writer Stephen L. Burkart wants your help with his cover

Stephen L. Burkart is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The President-Elect Is the Greatest Danger to the United States

When covert ops director John Darque receives a mysterious package from a former adversary, he suspects the worst, but the box contains items more dangerous than even he could have imagined… they indicate that the President-Elect of the United States, Thomas Jefferson Davis, is a mole whose rise to power has been carefully nurtured for more than 30 years as part of a Russian plot to overthrow the US government. Darque’s organization must first determine if Davis is a threat to the US, and, if so, are others also involved in the plan. The greatest challenge, however, still lies ahead: once a conspiracy is uncovered, Darque must formulate a scheme to thwart the Russian coup, but in a way that casts no suspicion on Davis, in order to protect the American people. If the conspiracy evolves undeterred, World War III is imminent. Eliminating the threat will require all of Darque’s ingenuity and expertise to prevent the overthrow of America from within. The Orchestration is a gripping thriller in the tradition of great espionage novels.

About the Author

Stephen L. Burkart spent the majority of his 22-year military career in Europe as a counterintelligence agent, during and immediately following the Cold War. He has in-depth personal experience of intelligence work during the 1980s, often referred to as “the decade of the spies.” He now lives in Ohio. The Orchestration is his first novel.

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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Joe Burgess wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Paddling the Sea of Cortez – 800 Miles of Mind, Body, and Spirit

In the beginning, the three young men believed they could accomplish their goal. A few weeks later they thought all was lost. In the end, only two people would be left to paddle the Sea of Cortez…

The concept of The Trip began with two young men, Steve and Rusty. Their goal? A 6,000-mile paddling excursion down the coast of Mexico, living primarily off land and sea—a trip that would require skill and experience. The year was 1977, and with the generational freedom of self-expression, Steve and Rusty were feeling the call of adventure. They invited Joe Burgess to be the third member of their team, even though he had no experience paddling. Joe believed that his strength would be more mental than physical, to face the cultural and language barriers as his part of the team concept. But what he discovered were obstacles he hadn’t considered—and a journey that would change all their lives.

About the Author

Joe Burgess grew up in Duarte, California, where he attended Citrus College and Humboldt State University. He met his wife Penne in Bishop, and they eventually settled in Carson City, Nevada, with their two children. The Trip is a true story and Joe Burgess’ debut novel.

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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