Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Raven Magwood

Outskirts Press has had the good fortune to work with many talented authors over the years. We feel it’s important every now and then to give a nod to the authors who’ve made us so proud. For that reason, we enjoy featuring an author in our regular Self Publishing Author Spotlight.

This week we’re proud to feature Outskirts Press published author Raven Magwood, author of Double Sided and The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes.


As a 13-year-old sophomore in high school, Raven Magwood wrote Double Sided in the span of just a few short months. Little did she know that the fictional story would go on to be the inspiration for a feature-length film. Since writing Double Sided, the 20-year-old author, speaker and screenwriter has traveled the country, speaking to youths, parents and corporations about unlocking their full potentials. Using her own stories of defeat and triumph, Raven tells her audiences, “If you are dedicated to something you love, determined to work hard, and disciplined to plan how you’ll get there, then you can achieve success.” For more information about Raven Magwood, please visit

Double SidedDouble Sided

Society kept them apart. Fate brought them together …

Kaneesha Johnson and Sarah James are two 14-year-old girls who have grown up on opposite sides of the small town of Casterville. When the two meet, they realize that something has to be done to solve the differences that burden the town, and that something has to be done now. As they begin their journey, working through their dilemmas, Kaneesha and Sarah soon find themselves in a whirlwind of drama, suspense, insecurities and the unchangeable fact that just might change their lives forever.

From the State Track and Field Championships to the drama arising in the Casterville high schools, Kaneesha and Sarah are in for a surprise that will leave everyone guessing, including the girls themselves.

The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student AthletesThe 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes

Being a student athlete is exciting yet demanding. In The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes, author Raven Magwood explains the seven steps that allow student athletes to reach their ultimate goals, despite the demands they face. Whether the goal is to go pro, compete in the Olympics or use athletics as a springboard to other opportunities, all are attainable through the tools outlined in this book.

Filled with colorful quotes, entertaining cartoons, inspiring stories and humor, The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes will keep readers’ attention and inspire them to achieve success. This book is a must-read for student athletes and anyone responsible for encouraging young people in sports.

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