Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Brooke Lewis

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 award-winning actress and life coach Brooke Lewis, who has published two successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Brooke and her accomplishments, and how she uses them to help women realize their potential through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.


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Brooke Lewis is a multi-award-winning Actress, Producer, Author, Board Certified Life Coach and Dating Expert. She has done writing, speaking and TV segments in media such as CBS2 KCAL9 Los Angeles, San Diego Living CW6, CBS 8 Las Vegas Now, Fox 5 Vegas, AM Buffalo, FOX 29 Philadelphia, John Kerwin Live, AfterBuzz TV, Pop Trigger TV, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, Huffington Post, She Knows, Your Tango, Her Campus, Girls Life, Woman’s Day, Female First and Meet Mindful. She was the Creator and Host of the award-winning talk show and web series Ms. Vampy’s Tween Tawk, Teen Tawk & In Between Tawk. Brooke is also known as the sassy co-host on the dating talk show Breaking Dating. She has empowered teens, women and men around the world, giving them knowledge they can use in their everyday lives and giving them the confidence they need to go after their dreams. Her motto is…BE FEARLESS!

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Tips on Life, Love, Dating, Online Dating, Female Empowerment & LGBT Support from a Board Certified Life Coach, TV Dating Expert & Hot Mess

Tips to help you embrace your hot mess, be fearless and own it!

HOT MESS: refers to when a “person’s appearance is in a state of total disarray while still maintaining an undeniable attractiveness” and allure. Hot messes’ are appealing for a variety of reasons, most notably because they’re generally unexpected, capricious and agonizingly provocative. Additionally, numerous contingent factors make duplication rare and continual repetition virtually impossible. No one set of guidelines can perpetually determine what distinguishes a “hot mess” from an above-average train wreck. Regardless of the circumstances, you know it when you see it; because they are typically conspicuous, and obviously they are always awesome.

“I cannot tell you how good it feels to be self-aware enough to admit and embrace my “flaws”. Along with my strengths, my “flaws” and weaknesses make me vulnerable, special and unique. I also believe that by sharing my HOT MESS quirks with you, it will support you in embracing your HOT MESS quirks, too! Let’s break the ‘rules’ and stop chasing “perfection”. It gets tiring trying to be “perfect” all the time, doesn’t it?” – Brooke Lewis
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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 25, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478777109
ISBN13: 9781478777106
Genre: REFERENCE / Etiquette


cover-20Ms. Vampy’s Teen Tawk: There’s A Lotta Power In Ya Choices

I am a Vampiress from Brooklyn with a mission! Do you know how many teen girls struggle with the courage to make the right choices and find their own voice? My mission is to empower teen girls to be courageous, so they can make the right choices and find their own voice. I may be over 100 years old now, but, remember, Vampires never grow up! I still feel like a teenager at heart and I still struggle with the same issues and challenges I did 85 years ago. I’ve also been through over 100 years of challenges and experiences, so I think that qualifies me as a freakin’ “expert”, don’t you? I mean, there ain’t nothin’ I haven’t seen or heard, so I am inspired to share both my mistakes and successes with you. I will also tell ya that some of my biggest successes and lessons have come from making mistakes and the wrong choices. You just gotta pick yourself up, start over and make different choices the next time. At any time, you have the power to create a “do-ova” and feel differently, think differently, dress differently and be different. I, and this book, are here to support you, guide you and honor you in areas where you are feeling stuck, confused, fearful, insecure or simply needing help. I may have only tawked to them a few times, but I know your role models like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift would also tell you to “Be You…And, Be Fearless” and in Ms. Vampy words, “VAMP IT OUT!”.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 30, 2016)
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Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: T. Charles Brantley Ph.D

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 T. Charles Brantley Ph.D, who has published an astounding 21 successful titles with Outskirts Press.

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Dr. T. Charles Brantley is the senior pastor of Restorations Springs interdenominational church in Waterbury, Connecticut. TC has been married to Jackie for over 25 years with two children, Timothy II and Jocelyn R. He received his accreditation in pastoral counseling from the International Board of Christians Counselors. He is a relationship expert on Hot 937 (WZMX – CBS Radio – Connecticut #1 radio Station). Furthermore, he is a relationship TV correspondent for CT Style (ABC) and Stan Simpson Show (FOX).

T. Charles Brantley Ph.D is also chief counselor at Strong Marriages. He has earned a double Doctorate and Master Degrees from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He has an Accredited Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Diploma in Biblical Counseling from American Association of Christian Counselors.

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T. Charles Brantley Ph.D’s first book speaks about heterosexual marriage as it relates to sex. Especially for Christians, the church has been taboo. This book will encourage couples to talk about their sexual desires and inhibitions within the boundaries of the married bed. The audience is for engaged and married heterosexual couples. The church can not be silent about sexuality because of the high divorce rate within the church.  The book conveys an unique message is for married heterosexual couples to say and speak to one another in truth as it relates too their sexuality. The joys of sex should be for married couples.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 14, 2006)
ISBN10: 1598008048
ISBN13: 9781598008043
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships


cover-16You Can’t Have the Head (Christ) Without the Body (Church): Diligo Corpus Sarcalogos (Love the Body of Christ)

Pastor T. Charles Brantley M. Div continues his quest to bring reality to the body of Christ in his latest book “You Can’t Have the Head without the Body.” The author of such books: “New Sheets”, “Real Men Don’t Have Closets”, “Successful Marriages for Successful Men”, “Even Christians Use the Bathroom” and “Store Front Churches” comes his latest work. Within this book, T. Charles Brantley disdains the notion that one can love Christ and hate HIS (Jesus) body. This rumor has gone on for Christians for too long and this book dismantles such hypocrisy and lies.

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ISBN10: 1432734059
ISBN13: 9781432734053
Genre: RELIGION / Theology

cover-17Cracked Tiara: Recovering from Affairs, Major Disappointments & Emotional Abuse within the Marriage

In this book,  T. Charles Brantley Ph.d declares the importance for wives to change once their husbands have made the initial and
consistent change in their lives. The change he speaks of is a change that may have destroyed the life of the marriage, such as adultery or lying.

The premise of this book is that once the husband has made a permanent change in his life, as it relates to his family, his wife must move on and try to find the love in her marriage again. Both spouses are hurting from the sins of the other and it will take time and counseling for the marriage to recover; its time to fix the Tiara.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 29, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432774964
ISBN13: 9781432774967
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships

perf6.000x9.000.inddSINGLE LADIES: Get Ready For Your Man: THOU SHALT’S for DATING as you await your Husband-to-Be

This book highlights the things women should do for themselves as they venture in the arena of relationships. It is written especially for women who did not have a father figure in their lives. Why is this important? Because a woman will sometimes find anything to fill this need. This book is full of THOU SHALTS. Some will be positive and others will be negative. But THOU SHALTS are just points to ponder before you marry that special someone.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 12, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478742194
ISBN13: 9781478742197
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance

perf6.000x9.000.inddThou Shalt NOT Be Full Time Parents: Danger of Loving Your Kids More than Each Other

Always full-time lovers never full-time parents. This statement must rain in your head like crazy. You can’t fall into the trap of being full- time parents. You have to stay the course and fight that spirit that says you must give all to the child. You must remain full-time lovers. You have to fight it. You have to make it a priority to be full-time lovers. I know the child needs you, but your husband or wife needs you more. Yes, I said it. We can admit that we will never hold down the lover part consistently, and now and then put being the parent into the mix. Usually, what takes priority is being a full-time parent. If you want to be GREAT parents be an abnormal couple in love. Go against the flow of loving your kids more than each other. The more you love your spouse the more you can love your children.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 24, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478782900
ISBN13: 9781478782902
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / General

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Andrew Olearchyk, MD

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Andrew S. Olearchyk, MD graduated from Medical University of Warsaw (1953-61), completed rotating internship (1961-62) at the Сity Hospital in Starachowice, training with certification for the 1st degree specialization in anesthesiology (1962-64) and general surgery (1962-65) at the City Hospital in Starachowice and at the Voi. Hospital in Kielce, Poland. He became a US citizen on Sep. 20, 1972. Dr. Olearchyk completed his rotating internship at Memorial Hospital (1967-68) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, residency in general surgery (1968-73) at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, and at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (TCVS, 1980-82) at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA).

Andrew Olearchyk, MD is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in PA (1970-2010), Ohio (OH, 1974-77), North Carolina (1977-80) and New Jersey (NJ, 1978-present). Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (1976-87) and the American Board of Thoracic (and Cardiac) Surgery (1983-2023), practiced general surgery in Philadelphia (1973-74), Dayton, OH (1974-77), TCVS – in NJ and Philadelphia (1982-2007). Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (1984 – present) and Honorary Member of the Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons of Ukraine (1996 – present).

He wrote 213 publications, including papers, monographs and books and contributed to the knowledge of general surgery, urology, anesthesiology, TCVS. He also introduced his own techniques or its modifications into cardiac and vascular surgery.

He is married to Renata M. Sharan, who is an Ukrainian-American sociologist. Their children are Christina, Roman and Adrian.

Andrew Olearchyk, MD  enjoys vegetarian food, running 5 miles once or twice a week, swimming and skiing.

cover-11A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 1

“A Surgeon’s Universe” by Andrew S. Olearchyk, MD, is unique because it is composed in the form intermediate between encyclopedia, memoirs, medicine and documented reportage…honest, wise, intelligent, professional…This produces an optimal balance and beams on the very attractive personality of the author devoted to the truth, meticulous, humane and professionally dexterous. The author and his family team are looking out and talking with a reader from every page… (Evgenii V. Kolesov, MD). The 1st volume’s time period stretches from antiquity to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, depicts the most important events of mankind that are the beginning of writing, the domestication of the horse, Christianization, laying out the heliocentric system of the creation of the Solar system and the Universe, discovery of America, the circumnavigation of the Earth, the development of modern transportation, the fission of the atomic nucleus, World War (WW) I and II, and on the personal level, the author’s childhood, maturity and the beginning of studies of medicine.

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ISBN10: 1478771488
ISBN13: 9781478771487
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / Genera


cover-12A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 2

The 2nd volume of A Surgeon’s Universe encompasses the 3rd and the 4th quarters of the 20th century, marked by the development of modern medicine and the beginning of space exploration, culminating in man’s landing on the Moon, the author’s graduation from the medical university, postgraduate internship, specialization / residency and practice in anesthesia, general surgery and TCVS.

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ISBN10: 1478771453
ISBN13: 9781478771456
Genre: MEDICAL / Reference


cover-13A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 3

The 3rd volume of A Surgeon’s Universe depicts the events of the last quarter of the 20th century, illuminates the development of noninvasive and robotic surgery, deep space exploration, continuation of the practice in TCVS, the emergence of Independent Ukraine (1991) after 335 years of the Russian yoke. The 4th volume describes events of the first quarter of the 21th century when we witnessed further improvement in noninvasive and hybrid TCVS, progress in exploration of the deep space. The undeclared hybrid war by Communist-Nazi Russian Federation (RF) against Ukraine in 2014-15 included invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Russian-Ukrainian War in eastern Ukraine in order to grasp more territories. Thus Communist-Nazi RF, like Nazi Germany in 1938-42 broke the existing international laws and treaties.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 31, 2016)
ISBN10: 147877147X
ISBN13: 9781478771470
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / General

cover-14A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 4

The 4th volume of A Surgeon’s Universe describes events of the first quarter of the 21th century when we witnessed further improvement in noninvasive and hybrid TCVS, progress in exploration of the deep space. The undeclared hybrid war by Communist-Nazi Russian Federation (RF) against Ukraine in 2014-15 included invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Russian-Ukrainian War in eastern Ukraine in order to grasp more territories. Thus Communist-Nazi RF, like Nazi Germany in 1938-42 broke the existing international laws and treaties.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 01, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478771461
ISBN13: 9781478771463
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / General

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Nikki DuBose

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Nikki DuBose.

About the Author

Nikki DuBose is a former model, host, and commercial actress who has appeared on the covers of and in editorials for magazines such as Maxim, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair. She is now a writer and public speaker. She is an advocate for mental health and uses her experiences to connect with others.

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light

Nikki DuBose recently turned her career focus towards writing, public speaking, and mental health advocacy and draws firsthand experience from a long-standing battle with childhood abuse, sexual victimization, self-harm, addictions, eating disorders and various mental health issues. Her articles appear regularly online for The Huffington Post, the National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorder Hope, Recovery Warriors and Clinical Addiction Recovery Institute (C.A.R.I.).

Her recovery story and advocacy work have been profiled on CBS Los Angeles, People, The Inquisitr, L.A. Weekly and Esquire, among many others. In addition to writing, speaking and advocacy, Nikki is pursuing her degree in psychology, with the goal of one day obtaining her Ph.D.

With the help of James Johanson, who is a strategy consultant and the author of The Road to Wellness: Mastering Mind, Body and Environment, Nikki brings her story to the world with her personal memoir in Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is an incredible story of one brave woman’s perseverance in the face of daunting life circumstances. Nikki DuBose details her chilling experiences with an eating disorder, childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse – and how she found the strength to rise above and find recovery. This powerful read will inspire those in their own recovery journeys.” —Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at Project HEAL

“I was truly amazed by her determination to live life. I saw a woman that had every reason to quit and remain silent, but she chose to break through every obstacle that challenged her. I am very grateful that she has taken on the challenge to not only speak about her experiences, but to fight for change in laws that will empower children and survivors to protect themselves. We all need to learn from Nikki and use our voices to create positive change. It is no longer okay for the silence to outweigh the tough discussion. Ignorance will not stop child sex predators from harming our children.” —Matthew Sandusky, Founder & Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Author (Undaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse), Speaker

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Barbara A. Cefalu

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About the Author:

Barbara A. Cefalu is a musician/composer/author who has written several musicals and plays. The Adventures Of Patty-Cat And Kittle is not only a book with Illustrations by Emmanuel Saltis and Storyline Edits & Storyboard by Skyler Dennon, the team has turned it into a staged musical with a CD of the songs also available. Barbara lives with her cat, Puddy, in Florida, while the rest of the creative team reside in San Diego, CA.


perf8.500x11.000.inddThe Adventures of Patty-Cat and Kittle

What do bouncing, biting, unemployable sheep dogs, sniping spiders, irritated ants, and getting-under-everyone’s-skin, Cousin Fred (addicted to catnip and trouble), plus Billy-Bom-Tom-Cat all have in common? They’re the ones Patty-Cat and Kittle, two adventurous little kittens, meet and deal with, and sometimes it’s not easy! Patty-Cat and Kittle came to live with Angel at 112 Liver Lane, and life is far from dull. Two sheep dogs, Hal and Sam, come snarling down the street, snapping at each other and when Kittle tries to stop them, they turn on her. She suggests they could be nicer to each other, but alas, peacemakers are never appreciated. Off they go, snarling and biting, hoping to fight Hector the goat.

Cousin Fred comes for a visit and disrupts the whole household. Nothing he does turns out right. He spills gingerbread batter all over the kitchen, breaks things, disappears and refuses to do chores. Fred meets a disreputable ruffian called Billy-Bom-Tom-Cat who leads him to a catnip café. Before he is totally beat up, Kittle comes to the rescue and escorts him home. But Fred finds music, banging on the piano, and finally is sent to music school.

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cover-3The Further Adventures of Patty-Cat and Kittle
The goblins started the trouble. From their viewpoint, anyone entering Grants Wood was fair game. But tell that to Mr. Billy-Bom-Tom-Cat, and later to Chester… It all started with the ice festival. Patty-Cat and Kittle, who lived with their mother, Angel, at 112 Liver Lane, and their friends, Chester and Susie went to the Ice Festival. It was held each year on the meadow next to Grants Wood, where a pond had been frozen over and where ice bat-ball was played. Colorful booths with games of chance and food items were displayed. While the kittens were there they saw Mr.-Billy-Bom-Tom-Cat being escorted to the edge of the meadow, who then slowly entered the woods. When the kittens heard that fairies were also to be found there, but never seen, the four kittens went exploring Grants Wood. Unfortunately Chester was captured by hostile goblins, but the fairies came to the rescue. Two rambunctious and irresponsible sheep dogs, a nasty black widow spider, the talented Cousin Fred, now in music school, other friends and families of the four kittens all come and go and play a part in the lives of all those who live in Katville. Won’t you join us and read all about the exciting lives of Patty-Cat and Kittle and their friends.

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cover-6The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, and the Prince of Peace

Excitement is running high at 112 Liver Lane, where Angel, and her two kittens, Patty-Cat and Kittle, are preparing for the holiday season. Cousin Fred and his mother, Sunny, are expected to visit, there’s baking to be done, gifts to wrap, a tree to decorate. Of course, first they need to get a tree. A Christmas parade is planned for the residents of Katville. The mayor and dignitaries will attend and friends will be in the parade. Just to prove that few things go smoothly a grinding noise shatters nerves; plaster and dirt fill the air, and … horror, of horrors, that impish elf, Grimsby appears, creating turmoil and scattering debris everywhere. Fortunately this time he brings a tree and of course it has to be decorated. The annoying resident spider, Miss Wilma Weaver, likes to stir up things, and the two sheep dogs, Hal and Sam, romp through the season, as joyfully and stupid and rambunctious as ever. Two new kittens come to town, one unhappy feisty one and another who was cruelly abandoned. Miss Maisey and Miss Katty-Kat, sisters who live next door at 114 Liver Lane, receive an unexpected but cherished Christmas gift and the animals all gather for the solemn Midnight event. If you are curious as to how the two sisters become kind and happy, (quite an about-face), or if you want to find out how everything ends, or if you just want a good read, try this book.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 29, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478779675
ISBN13: 9781478779674
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Joseph Bronson

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This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Joseph Bronson.

About the Author

His successful business with global responsibilities has enabled Joseph Bronson to enjoy a unique set of golfing experiences throughout the world. Joe is a member of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, and Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin California (Host of the 2016 US Women’s Open). He plays golf and practices at least twice a week. He and his wife, Linda, live in San Jose and Pebble Beach, and they have two grown children who also reside in California. Golf Chronicles is his first book.

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Golf Chronicles:
An Amateur’s Lifelong Dedication to the Game

Join the fun in this celebration of all things golf—a series of life stories, vignettes, and essays from the perspective of an ordinary player who simply loves the game. Joe Bronson has played golf for the past 40 years at courses all over the world—from 84 of the top 100 US venues to England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and even Israel. His book includes an account of the hardest holes and the most enjoyable holes he has played, as well as insights into the current state of the game. From his first round of golf at age 25 to reaching a handicap of four, this dedicated player’s passion for the game shines through in his entertaining yet informative collection of Golf Chronicles.

The book also discusses the current state of the game and some recommendations as to how it can be improved. A surprise ending is also in store for the reader who dares to dive into the final story.

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Keith Elkins

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Keith Elkins.

About the Author

A Buffalo resident, Keith Elkins retired from Empire State College as a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in 1997. He’s since been a volunteer in support of children, working adults and seniors. Currently, he’s founder/writer/performer with the Brainstormers, who dramatize and then discuss with seniors issues of concern to them.


cover-1The Old Guy Goes

On his 40th birthday, community college teacher Eldred Duker feels he’s getting older faster and faster. Childless, he and his wife Marie visit the orphanage he and his now-estranged sister Anne lived in as small children and, as Marie has long wanted to do, end up adopting six-year-old Hope. Hope is sexually assaulted at age 16. Herself molested by one of their mother’s male friends as a child, Anne comes for a visit to help. After Hope is on her own, Marie is killed in a car accident. Slowly at first, Duke starts losing his grip on reality. He seeks revenge on the man whose vehicle killed Marie, looks for relief of his pain by taking a yoga class, falls in love with the instructor Rachel, marries her, sees his daughter Hope married to Dirk and helps Rachel bury her mother. During these years, Duke’s judgment deteriorates. He causes a car accident that kills Rachel, starts drinking regularly and tracks down the man who killed Marie to forgive him and thus himself. Hope and Anne eventually realize that he is no longer capable of taking care of himself and place him a Continuing Care Retirement Community. There, when ER tests given after he breaks a leg reveal that he has a fast-acting fatal disease, they move him back to his old home. Having separated from Dirk, Hope moves in to take care of him and arranges for hospice care. Along with her now-adult children, she and Anne attend his death.

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