Top “World Animal Remembrance” Books

Tomorrow kicks off World Animal Remembrance Month on September 1st, a time to pay tribute to, and honor, our passed animal loved ones. Yesterday’s post introduced two Outskirts Press EVVY-Award-winning authors for whom this is a subject near and dear to their hearts.  Congratulations, Marie-Yolaine Williams and Ellen Freeman!   This coming Saturday and Sunday we will interview each of them on this blog, respectively.

Both authors are donating a portion of their royalties to the animal care organizations of their choice.  And Outskirts Press has donated $1000 to the Denver chapter of the Dumb Friends League. If you wish to donate, you can see more details here.

Outskirts Press loves animals, and so do our authors! Today we recognize a dozen more Outskirts Press books that honor and pay tribute to our animal friends in recognition of World Animal Remembrance Month:

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Why Not? Conquering The Road Less Traveled

by John Brown with Donna Brown

(5 Stars – 23 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

John Brown with Donna Brown’s “Why Not? Conquering The Road Less Traveled.” John Brown was determined that he would leave his mark on the world. He and his strong willed mother fought against the times’ conventional wisdom and doctors’ predictions that he would never walk because of his Cerebral Palsy. This is a story of the American spirit, how tears, determination and true grit can get you to the top…as an award winning radio disc jockey.

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Join Outskirts Press in celebrating World Animal Remembrance Month

September is World Animal Remembrance Month, a time for all of us to remember and honor the memory of our passed animal friends. As human beings, we have an obligation to respect and care for all animals on our planet; and as authors, we have the special ability to pay tribute to our furry (and sometimes not-so-furry) friends through the written word.

Outskirts Press authors are a particularly animal-loving bunch, as demonstrated by two of our recent 1st-Place winners in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards.

Ellen Deery Freeman, author of 1st-Place EVVY Winner Just George, has rescued countless animals over the years, including a woodpecker, several mockingbirds, possum, and even a baby deer. As a retired science teacher, her classroom always housed live animals, including snakes. Just George is the true story of a injured dog Ellen and her husband, Buddy, rescued from the side of a highway and his struggles to overcome fears brought on by past abuse as he searches for his “forever home.”  Ms. Freeman is donating 10% of the profit from Just George to the current management at Hampton County Animal Shelter in Varnville, South Carolina. Join us this coming Sunday on this blog as we interview Ms. Freeman.

Marie-Yolaine Williams, author of 1st-Place Winner Old Dog, New Tricks, owns two senior dogs, Fenster and Keaton, both of whom were rescued. She wrote the Shelter Dog Series in hopes that it will encourage people to adopt dogs from shelters and consider dogs that are frequently overlooked by adopters. Join us as we interview Ms. Williams this coming Saturday on this blog.

Not only is Old Dog, New Tricks a heart-warming children’s “tail” with an important message, but Ms. Williams shares valuable information about how young readers (and their parents) can become more responsible, animal-loving occupants on our planet with this short excerpt:

How You Can Help

  1. Encourage your parents to adopt a dog or a cat from a shelter instead of going to a breeder or a pet store.
  2. If your family decides to adopt a dog or a cat, consider an older “forever friend.” They make wonderful companions!
  3. If it’s not the right time to adopt, ask your parents to foster an animal. Fostering pets provides temporary homes for pets while they wait for permanent adoption, and that saves lives!
  4. There are other ways to help, too. Consider sponsoring a dog or cat that is in a shelter. Shelters need money for food, health care, and beds.   Contact your local shelter and find out how you can help.

Marie-Yolaine Williams is also donating a percentage of her royalties for Old Dog, New Tricks, in this case to Lifeline Animal Project and Susie’s Senior Dogs, an organization that provides exposure to older dogs in shelters looking for their forever homes.

Join us tomorrow for a listing of the Top “Animal Remembrance” books from Outskirts Press in recognition of World Animal Remembrance Month in September. And join Ellen Deery Freeman, Marie-Yolaine Williams, and Outskirts Press in donating to the animal cause of your choice.

Our goal is $5000. To kick us off, Outskirts Press has donated $1000…

Time is ticking to save on publishing this August

hourglassIt can’t be the end of August already, can it?

This last month has gone by in a blur at Outskirts Press.  In the last few weeks, we’ve extended four amazing offers to our authors and, as a result, we’ve expanded our family of satisfied, professionally-published (and often award-winning) authors.
But there’s always room for more.

We’ve edited memoirs, created custom covers for novels, worked with our writers on formatting the interiors they’ve dreamed of, and listened to countless goals and aspirations as our clients publish their passion projects.

And while our authors are excited about their future, we’re honored that they’ve chosen us to join them and help them along on their journeys.  It’s so rewarding to read their reactions when they hold their published books in their hands for the first time.

That’s why we do it.

So, last chance!  From today until August 31st you will be able to benefit from ANY of the promotions we have offered this month:

“But I’m not ready,” you might be saying.  “My manuscript isn’t finished!”

We understand.  And it’s okay. We help writers all the time who haven’t quite completed their book.  By purchasing one of these amazing packages now, you’ll lock in your price for when you ARE finished. That package and our staff will be waiting for you when you type “The End” and close your manuscript with satisfaction.

That’s right.  We’ll wait for you.

But this offer won’t.

Win a free copy of Resolute from Outskirts Press #AmazonGiveaway

Outskirts Press author, Lance J. Cunha, is giving you a chance to win a free copy of his book, Resolute!


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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Dog Gone

by Diane Moat

(5 Stars – 29 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Diane Moat’s “Dog Gone.” Samantha Holden is camping with her boyfriend in a remote area of Tennessee when she discovers the body of a dog. The animal has been brutally tortured and killed, and she is incensed by its senseless death-and the apparent disinterest of the local police. Samantha follows her instincts with an unrelenting fortitude until she finally tracks down the heartless killer.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Walter F. Todd

At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Walter F. Todd who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Walter, his family, and how they all find inspiration within their books through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

author (10)About the Author:
Walter F. Todd enjoys writing short stories about a wide variety of topics, including family history and adventure. He loves dogs and has lived with them all of his life. He currently lives in University Place, Washington.

author (12)Stacey A. Todd, Walter’s daughter, who also goes by the name of Loki Monroe, is an actor, artist, poet, dog lover, and author. She owns two Shih Tzu and is a graduate of both Marymount College and Loyola Marymount University. She currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.

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My Pack: Burney the Hollywood Puppy

Meet Burney, a Shih Tzu puppy who was born in Minnesota and sold to a Beverly Hills pet store. He misses his pack-mates but quickly forms a new bond with Stacey, the aspiring actor who purchases him from the pet store. With his new pack-mate, Burney experiences the joy and adventure of living in Hollywood. A loving and friendly puppy, he meets actors, policemen, robbers, and even has a part in a movie! His great joy is romping on the beach, running in big circles, and meeting other dogs and people. In the first three months of his life, Burney wards off a robber with deadly intent; is frightened by a monkey during an audition; breaks two toes when a woman with spiked heels steps on him; and is sprayed by a skunk. During a romp in Griffith Park, Burney makes a gruesome discovery and inadvertently helps the local police department solve a murder investigation, leading him to become an honorary member of the K-9 Platoon. This little pup has lived an exciting life—and it’s only just begun!

Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 87 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 10, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478705760
ISBN13: 9781478705765
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (51)The Studio: Stained Glass Art and Travel Helped Me Deal with the Loss of a Spouse

When Walt’s eye and heart are captured by two beautiful but damaged stained glass panels, he couldn’t have dreamed of how they would impact the course of his life. The Studio is the story of Walt’s journey with the art of stained glass, as he and his daughter enroll in a class with the idea of repairing the panels, but soon find themselves completely immersed in this fascinating craft, with Walt, who never considered himself an artist, even showing and selling his work. But when Walt is 69, life has some unexpected surprises for him. The expected death of his loving mother is followed by the tragic death of Sandy, his beloved wife of 40 years, and shortly after that, his brother. Walt stays focused during this year of loss—and then he and his daughter, Stacey, embark on a year-long adventure of travel and spending, leaving a lifetime of penny-pinching behind. Their wonderful trips to Canada, Scotland, Ireland, and the Caribbean culminate in a memorable Christmas in Hawaii. The road ahead has another detour in store for Walt, as Stacey’s unexpected illness causes him to pull up his roots in Washington and move to southern California to help her. Through it all, Walt’s love of art and the joy he finds in his studio help him to keep his perspective, and find inspiration and a reason to carry on during the hardest times. This candid, warm memoir will resonate with everyone who has experienced love and loss…and everyone who has found their center in a creative pursuit.

Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 188 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 16, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478724366
ISBN13: 9781478724360
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

cover (50)Secrets of the Pacific

Love, the most universal experience, is the central theme of this heartfelt collection of poetry…love in all its glory, pain, wonder, joy, hurt, betrayal, and power. Looking back over her lifetime of flirtations, boyfriends, true love, and heartbreak, Stacey Todd brings a unique transparency and honesty to her memories. From an innocent and yet deeply felt game of Spin the Bottle in childhood to the wrenching heartache of a first love lost…from the enjoyment of dating hot boys in Hollywood to the confusion of learning that one of them is not what he seems…from learning more about what love really means to learning more about herself…Stacey shares her courage, her humor, and her sensitivity. And at last, when life-altering physical symptoms lead to the diagnosis of a serious illness that she would need to manage for the rest of her life, she began to discover different definitions of love, in those who lifted her up in her time of need. With the support of her father, Walter Todd, Stacey has brought this collection of poetry to you. Share Stacey’s journey, and allow her to be your companion and confidante in your own quest for true love.

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 color paperback, 186 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 27, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478767065
ISBN13: 9781478767060
Genre: POETRY / General

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