Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Vicki Leary

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 Vicki Leary, who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Vicki’s published works are designed to help children begin to learn a new language or reinforce bilingual skills. Each story gives children a positive message they can use to learn about themselves and the world around them.

Learn more about Vicki and where her inspiration comes from through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

Vicki Leary is a grandmother of six who uses her imagination to create enticing tales based on the real-life adventures of her own animals. Her stories focus on teaching values to young children, and demonstrating positive character traits.

cover (12)Roberto El Rápido: Rapid Robert

The story of Roberto El Rápido introduces readers to the charming, dual language children’s story of a delightful dog with very short legs.

Roberto cannot jump high, but he can run very, very fast. He runs so fast, in fact, that he sometimes gets into trouble because at such high speed, it’s easy for him to forget where he is going.

One day Roberto discovers how much of a gift his short legs and rapid nature really are and he becomes a true hero to his neighborhood.

Vicki Leary’s engaging tale shows young children how each of us are born with special talents and how we can use those talents to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Written in Spanish and English, Roberto El Rápido is the perfect way to introduce children to another language or to strengthen existing bilingual skills early in life so the value of knowing two languages and two cultures remains with them for the rest of their lives.

Product details..
Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 25 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 30, 2010)
ISBN10: 143275730X
ISBN13: 9781432757304
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

9781432772840_cov.inddRoberto El Valiente: Robert the Brave

Robert knows a lot about being a good dog and a great friend but he has no idea about what it means to be brave. In Roberto El Valiente Robert learns that being brave can mean many things and that sometimes, to be brave, you need to walk away. This engaging bilingual tale shows young children how each of us are born with unique gifts and talents, and how we can use those talents to make a difference in the lives of others.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 29 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 29, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432772848
ISBN13: 9781432772840
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

cover (15)La Historia de Kickapoo John: The Story of Kickapoo John

When champion show dog, Kickapoo John, steps into the show ring one memorable Sunday, he sees the Keller family, and he knows he is meant to go home with them. The Kellers become his forever family as they discover that although Kickapoo John knows all about being show dog, he has a lot to learn about being part of a family. Told in both English and Spanish, this delightful story is the third of Vicki Leary’s dual-language series designed to expose children to a new language, and to give them positive messages they can use to learn about themselves and the world around them.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 8 x 10 color paperback, 35 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 14, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478726679
ISBN13: 9781478726678
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Hardback
Format: 8 x 10 color casebound glossy, 35 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 14, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478726687
ISBN13: 9781478726685
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

 

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