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Ruins

by Patricia Gangi

(5 Stars – 9 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

Patricia Gangi’s “Ruins.” Recently widowed biblical scholar Cass Stevens has come to the Holy Land to complete her manuscript about the Apostle James, brother of Jesus. She also hopes to shed the hypocrisy she’s been living with since the deaths of her husband and infant daughter. What’s not on her agenda is falling in love again. While on an archaeological dig in Pella, Jordan, however, she falls in love with the brilliant director of the dig, Jed McIntyre. But her passion for Jed threatens the “safe” life she’s built for herself, and she can’t love Jed fully because she is unwilling to forgive God for the tragedy that took her loved ones from her. Ruins is a story of love and loss, intrigue and redemption.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Marty R. Henne’s Book Video Trailer for “Chronicles of a Dreamer”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Chronicles of a Dreamer  (published by Outskirts Press, June 2020), by Marty R. Henne.

A journey from poverty to prosperity.

Born in a small town in Southeastern Nebraska, located alongside the Missouri river, poverty impacted me on a daily basis. It was this experience that allowed me to live life in a way that my peers can only imagine. This led to eight life lessons that I have utilized in the successful building of multiple businesses, and a lifestyle, that were only dreamed of as a young boy. The American dream does exist in this magnificent country.

Marty R. Henne

I now live in Scottsdale, Arizona with a second home in Flagstaff, Arizona where I spend the summer alongside my family enjoying the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. As a financial advisor and a CFP®, I work on a regular basis assisting families achieve their own financial dreams.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Robert John White’s Book Video Trailer for “Ruminations of a Patriotic Madman”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Ruminations of a Patriotic Madman (published by Outskirts Press, February 2021), by Robert John White.

Redeem our forefathers and the republic;
declare war on the neoliberals that killed it

Robert John White is an attorney licensed to practice in all Georgia and Federal courts since 1969. He was admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976. He is commemorated in the Rosa Parks Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama. He is a signatory to the International Court of Criminal Justice, The Hague, Netherlands whereas the USA and Israel are the only nations that are not.

Robert John White

Author is a graduate of Hartford Public High School (1956); Fairfield University (1960); Woodrow Wilson College of Law (1968). He commenced his legal studies at Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. (1960-62) and has completed continuing legal education courses at Harvard, Columbia, Hastings College of Law and annual studies required and operated by the CLE section of the State Bar of Georgia. He was included in Markham’s Negligence Counsel, 1985 Edition and was honored in 2019 for 50 years of continuous membership in the Bar with no history of grievances or client complaints. It is a distinguished record of achievement. Author has been selected as an Albert Nelson Marquis honoree for inclusion in the forthcoming: 2021 Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement, publication.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D’s Book Video Trailer for “Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death (published by Outskirts Press, November 2020), by Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D.

In a world that doesn’t understand or want to talk much about grief, losing a sibling changes someone forever. Grieving siblings often feel very alone, as much of the focus and support is geared toward their parents. With limited vocabulary to express grief, people can be left with the feeling that a piece of them has died too.

In 2004, clinical psychologist, Dawn DiRaimondo, suddenly lost her 22-year-old brother, Michael, who was serving as a flight medic in Iraq when his helicopter was shot down. This life-altering event compelled Dr. DiRaimondo to build a practice specializing in helping her clients through the most difficult of losses: children, young parents, siblings, and spouses. Surviving Sibling Loss interweaves both her story of losing her own brother with clinical insights into the impact of significant grief and loss in one’s life. This book will help surviving siblings feel validated and understood, as well as provide a number of ways to both cope, and honor their sibling. Surviving Sibling Loss is powerful, raw and heartfelt. It’s a must-have resource for anyone who has lost a sibling and for the people in their life—partners, friends, parents, even clinicians—who want to better support them.

Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D.

Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in Sacramento, California, where she lives with her husband and two children. She has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Her private practice specializes in treating people with significant grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. DiRaimondo is also engaged in the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry and the interplay between nutrition and mental health.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author James Reilly’s Book Video Trailer for “Lincoln’s World”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Lincoln’s World  (published by Outskirts Press, January 2021), by James Reilly.

The chain of events that occurred at Ford’s theater was naturally altered by way of the president was saved from the assassin’s bullet and then went on to become known as the father of freedom. Lincoln’s wisdom encouraged and supported the next few leaders of the white house that followed his eight year term in office. After the civil war he granted the wish of a very special freed slaves to return home with honor and dignity so that his community may go on to build and become a strong nation of trust, friendship and trade with America and over time the world. These freed African pilgrims continued to use of the English language in Africa when in public to respect the United States president who understood a trickle from a small pebble thrown into the ocean can go on to become a mighty wave on a distant shore by the end of its life. This adventure begins as a young African boy’s story and unveils some dramatic changes in the societies across the entire African continent. The North Americans renounced their harmful ways to the native Indians and gave them back large patches of land throughout the lower American states. But the real changes occur in Africa with their freedom laws and from there the planet recovered and ended the slave trade forever. Finally, we travel into Africa’s’ undiscovered possibilities and a future open to many wonders from the reclaiming of ancient lands to the newly discovered outposts that are now shared by the human race along with other strange and unique life forms using much different unimagined technologies orbiting around the planets of extremely distant stars.

James Reilly

Spent most of my life in the transportation industry and enjoy experiencing and learning about different cultures around the world. Spend my relaxation time playing the drums to tunes from last centuries play list. It’s a strange feeling having a story go from your mind only to other persons deep conscience thoughts, WOW.

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JETT’S Payback: JUST JETT Series Book VI

by Robin R. Randolph

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $23.95

Robin R. Randolph’s “JETT’S Payback: JUST JETT Series Book VI.” It’s Payback Time! When Jett learns that her husband, Brodie Marxx, has cheated on her, she knows that enough is enough, and it’s time for a change. But there’s more to her husband’s infidelity than meets the eye. Brodie’s indiscretion was plotted, prompted, and paid for by his Italian cousin, Michael Langitto, who is in love with Jett and believes she will marry him as soon as she divorces her cheating husband. Smart, sexy, and fast-paced, Jett’s Payback will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Outskirts Press Presents Steven E. Skinner, author of Hope This Day Finds You Well

Author Steven E. Skinner is taking his latest book, Hope This Day Finds You Well on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Steven E. Skinner and Hope This Day Finds You Well as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Steven E. Skinner was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Hope This Day Finds You Well.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Hope This Day Finds You Well. What is it about?

Steven:  Series of short stories containing light humor essays about everyday life.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Steven:  My wife was the inspiration for this book. These essays were columns for the BRAVO TROY-local news website.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Steven: I used Outskirts Press to self-publish.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Steven: Any age persons who enjoy reading light humor about everyday life.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Steven:  It is entertaining.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Steven: Most of the essays are written about and around small-town USA.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

Steven: Yes, I have published other books. Yes, I do plan to publish more.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

Steven: To purchase, they can go to my website at https://outskirtspress.com/hopethisdayfindsyouwell. The Kindle and Nook digital editions are also available there.

OP: Thanks for your time, Steven! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steven E. Skinner is a columnist for BRAVO TROY, a local news website. Steven is also a NAVY Veteran and a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife, Patricia have been married since 1972 and together have three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, riding motorcycles and playing bluegrass gospel music.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/hopethisdayfindsyouwell

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Painting Oil Portraits: And Bones and Muscles

by Wm. Conte, Diane P. Conte, Mary Lynn Conte-Lawe

(4.5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $29.95

Wm. Conte, Diane P. Conte, Mary Lynn Conte-Lawe’s “Painting Oil Portraits: And Bones and Muscles.” Painting Oil PORTRAITS will enlighten artists with a step by step learning experience. With each step you will see your subject come to life on canvas. BONES and MUSCLES will give the artist an understanding of the structural elements of human anatomy.


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Self-Publishing Author DL Larson Discusses Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga

Author DL Larson is taking her latest book, Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join DL Larson and Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, DL Larson was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga. What is it about?

DL:  Back Home Again is a family saga set in Kentucky 1850s. Family secrets are finally revealed in a way if you have not read the previous books, you are still a part of the discovery. Francis travels the broken road back in his mind in order to be whole for is new wife and family. His son, Jim, learns about what it means to be a millionaire’s son and the adjustment that it will take to carry that burden into adulthood. He helps his cousin Ruf with horseracing only to discover his own desire to be a part of the Douglas horse racing legacy. Young Hattie and Granny have a deep secret. Hattie promises to keep that awful time between her and God, only to discover her actions may well affect the rest of her life. And Ruf’s.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

DL:  I wanted to tell a story about everyday problems in a historical setting. I hope my readers find comfort that others before them have overcome domestic abuse, abortion, greed, jealousy, and heartbreak. And through it all, love still shines through. Love is what binds us together and gives us the strength to trust again, no matter what has happened in the past.

OP: How did you get your book published?

DL: I’ve had my last two books published with Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

DL: If you like family stories, lives entwined with others, you will enjoy my Douglas Family Saga.  Here’s a little bit about my series: If you like American Indian stories and the War of 1812, you’ll enjoy Memories Trail, still available in ebook, on Amazon.com. Promises To Keep and the sequel Promises My Love are about family secrets, gambling, and kidnapping, as well as young love, forbidden love, and unstable love. (Available in book and ebook form). Coming Home might intrigue you with high stakes horse racing and politics of the time, along with learning what love really is. And…Back Home Again, Book 5 of the Douglas Family Saga…real life issues cause my characters to search for their strength in dire circumstances. Francis doesn’t want to harm his family, but his past mocks him, tests him beyond his endurance. Ruf is sure he has ruined Hattie’s life and his own. His guilt propels him more than love. And Jim, continues to search for his place in the family. He’s not a gambler, a horse racer, or even that good a son. Politics intrigue him and he wonders what his future holds.

OP: What is special about your book?

DL: I believe readers will connect with my family of characters as they struggle with life lessons. The evils of gambling, the memories of child abuse, an unwanted pregnancy, and where is God in all of this? Where does love fit into make life bearable? It’s a question we all struggle to understand. Will love overshadow the hurt and loss? The Douglas family comes through with hope in their hearts for a better tomorrow. Something we all strive for.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

DL: I’m not sure other books tackle social issues as mine has. We hear statistics but rarely hear personal life struggles so openly. In Kentucky 1850, there were no abortion clinics, no abusive hotlines, no gamblers anonymous, etc. There was only family and what you entrusted to share with one another. Social unjust is nothing new. We as a society tend to forget that…so I hope my book(s) help remind folks, these struggles have been with us a long time and only hope for a better tomorrow will see us through.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

DL: Yes, my other books in my Douglas Family Saga. I am currently working on the next Douglas family installment, called, When Tomorrow Comes. Jim and his family head for New York where he discovers a runaway slave. His involvement will change his life he only begins to realize. Hattie leaves with Granny for the western territories to see the Great PowWow, a counsel with the U.S. Government. Ruf is stuck at home helping with the building of the town library…until he receives a letter from a young man who tells him Hattie no longer belongs to him. Ruf heads west and ends up kidnapped by young Indian scouts… (I was also a contributing author to the WindyCity RWA Anthology 2019, called A Wicked Appetite. All proceeds for that book went to Breast Cancer Research.)

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

DL: You may purchase my books at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Please leave a review. Visit me at my website: www.DLLARSON.com Or visit me on Facebook: DL Larson; or visit Twitter: DL_storyteller.

OP: Thanks for your time, DL! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DL Larson lives in northern Illinois with her farming family. Back Home Again is the fifth book in the Douglas Family Series. Visit DL Larson on Facebook or visit her website at: http://dllarson.com Purchase DL’s books at Amazon.com. Leave a review.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author John Griffith’s Book Video Trailer for “Crystal Reflections”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Crystal Reflections  (published by Outskirts Press, October 2020), by John Griffith.

A Victorian era industrialist struggles with the destruction of his family business—and his own forbidden love.

Crystal Reflections chronicles the early days of the industrial revolution, when glass manufacturing reigned supreme in western Pennsylvania. It is during this time that Paul Zimmerman, a bright, ambitious boy, emigrates with his family from Germany—and will soon come to figure prominently in the glassmaking business.

Raised by a Lutheran minister, Paul conducts himself in accordance with the teachings of his faith and has many friends. He also has a few enemies, including Harry McCabe. Paul and Harry have a common interest in a beautiful young Irish girl but are driven by vastly different reasons. Amy is the love of Paul’s life. For Harry, she is an object and the ultimate victim of his pathological rage. Paul and Harry’s paths unintentionally cross throughout their lives, even after Amy disappears, and at each intersection, violence and mayhem usually follow.

Set in Pittsburgh during the Victorian era, Crystal Reflections is a story of family, commitment, romantic love, and loss set against the backdrop of the glass industry for which Pittsburgh was famous long before steel.

John Griffith

John Griffith was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizing the military, financial, and industrial history of the U.S. between 1860 and 1945. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree at Duquesne University School of Law. He owned a financial services business in Pittsburgh until moving to Florida in 2002. Since then, he has served as an institutional investment consultant to many of Florida’s largest business and governmental entities. John currently lives on a quiet inlet on Tampa Bay with his wife, Betsy, and their dog, Lucille. Aside from his daily work, he writes books, sings, plays guitar, and uses his boat to explore the many natural and historic treasures around the Bay.

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