When publishing your own book, it is important to find the right self publishing company. With so many to choose from, it can often be difficult for authors to make a decision. However, when you find a company that provides you with the assistance you are looking for in publishing/promoting your book, it’s best to stick with them.
Many of our authors publish many books with us, and we like to schedule these spotlights so that you can get to know the writers that call Outskirts Press their publishing home.
Self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Lisa M. Andrade, is currently employed full-time as an Administrative Assistant in an upscale office in Westchester County, NY and part-time as a Kennel Assistant at the Putnam Humane Society in Putnam County, NY. She resides in the scenic hamlet of Carmel, NY where she continues to pursue her love and passion of writing and hopes to someday make a career out of it.
In her spare time, she enjoys her all-time favorite hobbies of fishing and hiking and always lives life to the fullest with no regrets and no looking back. She wishes to express her compassion for animals and was awarded a $5,000 grant in 2004 bearing her name for the Putnam Humane Society.
In addition, she was graciously honored the title of “Hometown Hero” by a local radio station on September 13, 2009 for her devotion, commitment and dedication to the animals at PHS. Another priority of Lisa’s is to revive the interest in poetry of all varieties and styles to be appreciated by younger and older generations alike. The beauty of art lies within the poetic expressions of the artist to convey a message of wisdom, hope and inspiration…make the most out of life and life will make the most out of you.
Below are the four books she has published with Outskirts Press:
A BIG, PHAT Diet by a BIG, PHAT Loser
An Extreme, All-Over Makeover For Every Facet of Your Life
This book contains the following:
* Healthy Lifestyle Agreement
* Diet Journal
* Weight Chart
* Tip Calculation Chart
* Budget Worksheet
* PHAT Girl Mantra
Recommended Daily Allowance: One Chapter per day.
~ Reveries & Passions
As a loving tribute, Lisa wrote and dedicated A Symphony of Love ~Reveries & Passions to her daughter Maria and future son-in-law Kyle. She presented the book to them on their wedding day, December 19th, 2009. The book highlights all the wedding details and includes photos of Maria and Kyle and poetry about love and marriage.
Bridezillas: Season 7 – Episodes 708 & 709
Behind the Scenes with a Mother-of-the-Bridezilla
Based on the top rated woman’s entertainment show Bridezillas, author and mother-of-the-bridezilla, Lisa M. Andrade, recounts the filming of Season 7, Episodes 708 & 709 in a behind-the-scenes manner. She writes about what was actually filmed the entire week before her daughter Maria’s wedding and then exposes the truth of how the contents were cut, manipulated and taken out of context to portray the television show’s perception of a true BRIDEZILLA.
– a collection of prose & short stories
Impromptu Blessings is a poignant and compelling book written with courage, love and honesty. Humble and revealing, yet peppered with humor and wisdom, the author offers us a deeper understanding of how much we influence the people we come in contact with. This book encourages you to push through the challenges of life and reflect upon not only the good, but also the difficult times in order to learn and grow through our successes and failures.
So why does Lisa keep publishing with Outskirts Press?
“I have to say that every step of the way was an AMAZING experience. The entire process was easy, and my Author Representatives were helpful and courteous in updating me on the progress of my books and wonderful in getting back to me in a timely and professional manner. What a great accomplishment to envision my dreams (from scribbles and chicken scratch) and then actually seeing them come to fruition (glossy paperbacks). I am extremely delighted in the finished products and with Outskirts Press as a whole.” (Lisa M. Andrade)
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4 thoughts on “Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Lisa M. Andrade”
Dear Lisa, you are a GEM, keep on sharing from your heart for it is BIG. One day you books will be a movie on Life Time !!!!
Dear Lisa, Your book was just beautiful, I wanted more, I didn’t want it to end. You are amazing!, you write from your Soul & talk from your Heart, I am so proud of you-I am so happy and greatful to know you. You go girl. You will be (I’m sure) a very famous writer sooner than you think. Just amazing-good reading and very touching. Your Co-Worker Anne
Bravo!! Your are a special person! Your books prove how compassionate you are. Keep on writing and you will make it to the TOP. MLT