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

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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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Learn more about Barbara and her musical background which has catapulted her series into a staged musical and more through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

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.


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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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ISBN10: 1478745053
ISBN13: 9781478745051
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats

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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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Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats


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

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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

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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.


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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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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Herbert David Teitelbaum

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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 Herbert David Teitelbaum.

About the Author

Rabbi Teitelbaum and his wife Robin have two sons and five grandchildren. The Teitelbaum’s presently live in a retirement residence in Palo Alto, California.

As a Mighty Stream: The Life of an American Rabbi

As a Mighty Stream is the personal memoir of Rabbi Teitelbaum.

Rabbi H. David Teitelbaum is a native of San Francisco. In 1951 he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He holds an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

He served as an Army Chaplain during the Korean War. He joined Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle for civic rights in Selma Alabama in 1965. In a 1976 mission to the Soviet Union, he brought support to Jewish refuseniks. After serving Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City, California for 38 years, he is now Rabbi Emeritus. He has published four booklets on Jewish life cycle events.

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Gerald W. Shaw

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The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Gerald W. Shaw.

About the Author

Gerald W. Shaw is a retired trial attorney licensed in Ohio and Kentucky. He lives on a small farm in Ewing, Kentucky. He holds an A.B. degree from the University of Kentucky, with a major in political science and a minor in history. He also holds a J.D. degree from Cleveland State University. He spent 8  years in the United States Navy and worked for 10 years for the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Henry O’Day, a lawyer-planter widower with a teenaged daughter, owns a small plantation on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee in 1860. He secretly is a part of the Underground Railroad, sending runaway slaves north. While he is on a journey to Jackson, Mississippi to rescue a slave woman (the wife of one of the Negroes on his plantation) who has been taken from Crossville, Tennessee to be sold, Republican radicals in Congress are planning to pass punitive legislation which will ensure that plantation owners who continued to keep slaves after President Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation will have their lands confiscated and given to their former slaves. In addition, the owners will be sentenced to a period of servitude on the land under the control of their former slaves. Henry’s life becomes more complicated after he meets a middle-aged woman who stops over in Crossville, with her aged parents, on their way from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Oberlin, Ohio, where she is an instructor and assistant to the President of Oberlin College. After Karen Melaney is accused of being a Union spy, Henry convinces the trio to stay at his farmstead until the matter is resolved. The characters experience many adventures and travels throughout the war-torn south, and other parts of the country, via horseback, mule, stagecoach and steamboat. Henry’s trial before a military court set up by the U.S. Department of War for owning slaves, and the impeachment, conviction and removal from office of President Andrew Johnson culminate in Henry’s representation before the United States Supreme Court of slave owners who have been tried and convicted under the Slaveowners Redemption Act. A ferocious battle among counsel and members of the court takes place as Henry attempts to persuade the tribunal that the Constitution of the United States is not the organic law of the land but is superseded by cosmosean law.

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Author Poll: Genesis T. Yengoh Needs Help Choosing his Cover

Genesis T. Yengoh is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary:

Nsiemboh Ngoske is the most successful member of his family. Intelligent, educated, and poised on the brink of a career promotion, he has blessed his parents and siblings with wealth and comfort formerly beyond their reach. His parents, Elias and Lydia Ngoske, want to do all they can to protect and support their son. Lydia Ngoske believes in the Christian God—that wonderful heavenly Father who has so much to give, and who asks only prayer and belief of His followers. She prays fervently for protection and favor from God, but she knows that won’t be enough in a world where personal agendas are advanced through the powers of the occult. She demands that her son be protected by traditional medicine, and enlists Elias Ngoske’s brother, Nsanen Jude, to find the most powerful protection available. He recommends Mforme Tata, a renowned traditionalist sought after by the most influential men in the country. He agrees to give the Ngoske family what they want…but inexorable rules govern the world of the occult, and the Ngoskes find that they are given something unexpected, which neither the dark arts nor the Christian God can control. In a compelling, richly atmospheric, beautifully characterized exploration of how belief shapes destiny, God and the Gods draws you into a world of intricate ritual and family love, where one person’s mistake may have irreversible consequences.

About the Author:

Genesis T. Yengoh was born in Oku, in the North West Region of Cameroon. He grew up in Buea, Limbe, Kumbo, and Bamenda. He studied geography at the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon, and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Yaoundé. He went on to study environmental and geospatial sciences as well as physical geography at Lund University. Currently, he lives in Lund, Sweden where he works as a researcher at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Peter F. Warren

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Peter F. Warren Peter Warren is retired from the Connecticut State Police Department. Retiring at the rank of Major, he served as the commanding officer of several specialized units. An Honor Graduate of the CT State Police Academy, he is also a graduate of the University of New Haven, and of the FBI National Academy. He is also the author of two Civil War books. Currently, he resides in South Carolina with his wife.

 

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Paul Waring, a retired state trooper from Connecticut, is recruited by his friend, Captain Bobby Ray Jenkins, from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department, to help solve a series of brutal murders that continue to occur between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Can Paul’s expertise help stop the murders before the killings continue? Why has Georgetown been selected as the dumping ground for each of the victims?

“Peter Warren’s experiences as a criminal investigator are clearly captured in this exciting new book. You cannot help but feel like you are there with Paul and Bobby Ray as they attempt to solve this series of murders that confront them.” —Colonel Kenneth H. Kirschner (Ret.), Connecticut Department of Public Safety

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ISBN10: 1478729945
ISBN13: 9781478729945
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

 

cover-26The Parliament Men:

Missed payments and the issuing of several bad checks have previously led to arguments and bad feelings between five young men and someone they know. Now, on this hot and humid June afternoon in South Carolina, it has led to their deaths; deaths caused by someone they trusted. In a fit of rage, their killer has executed each of the three tenants who have rented the beautiful home near the beach in North Litchfield, SC. While each of the tenants have been executed by being shot at least once in the back of their heads; some with their arms and legs bound behind them, and their mouths taped shut to prevent them from being able to scream out, so have two of their closest friends. After being killed, the killer has set three small fires within their home in an attempt to destroy any evidence that may have been left behind. Called out of retirement for the third time, Paul Waring, a retired state trooper from Connecticut, is asked to head the investigation into the deaths of these young men. An experienced homicide investigator for many years, he has been asked to do so as his friend, Captain Bobby Ray Jenkins, the head of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Case Squad, is out of work due to recent back surgery. With Lt. Audrey Small, Jenkins’ assistant, soon to be married, Paul is asked to take over an investigation that has been slow to start, and troubled by mistakes. Confronted with a series of issues and problems, including a prosecutor who is questioning his involvement in this investigation, Paul must rely on all of his investigative skills and experience to find out who is responsible for committing these horrific murders.

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ISBN10: 1478748397
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cover-27MURDER in Murrells Inlet:

With one victim already brutally and senselessly murdered in Murrells Inlet, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is then confronted with another very similar murder days later. As Paul Waring, a retired state trooper from Connecticut, is again called in to help investigate these murders, a third victim—a Catholic priest—has been found shot inside a church in Pawleys Island. But why? Two days later, a tragedy involving Paul’s family occurs in nearby Garden City. Is this latest incident an attempt to discourage Paul from working these three murders? A suspenseful and exciting series of events connects each of these murders together. Then, as Paul and his fellow cops begin digging for answers, they learn their suspect has plans to blow up the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Is a symbol from the past really the cause behind all of the mayhem that has staggered the Grand Strand?

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 11, 2016)
ISBN10: 147877911X
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Author Poll: Fr. John Francis Kamwendo, D.Th. and John E. Koenig, Ph.D. Need Help Choosing a Cover

Fr. John Francis Kamwendo, D.Th. and John E. Koenig, Ph.D. are self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and they want your help deciding the book cover.

Book Summary:

The thoughts, discussions, and research presented in this book are principally focused on the responsibility mankind and the Church in its mandated diaconal role, are obligated to carry out in serving others, particularly the poor, and in addressing poverty through selfless acts of διακονία (diakonia) or service. In doing so, we discuss the importance and significance of incorporating transformational development in the decision-making process by including those most directly affected by poverty and its harsh realities.

A case study, based on Fr. Kamwendo’s doctoral dissertation, with editorial and professorial assistance from Dr. Koenig, concerning diakonia and transformational development conducted in four parishes in the Diocese of Lindi in Southern Tanzania is included.

The study was principally interested in assessing the question of whether mankind, the Church and the Diocese of Lindi leadership is providing philanthropic diakonia (διακονία) and implementing transformational development processes to others, particularly the poor.

The research also focused on the extent to which those mentioned above are engaged in empowering others to: “develop their own capacity and skills so that they may become competent decision makers with the confidence to act on their choices.”  (Roy and Hartigan)

Every effort was made to study poverty from the experiences of the poor.  The case study, beginning in Chapter 5, was conducted in the Diocese of Lindi, Tanzania where Fr. Kamwendo was born and raised.

This book is a thoughtful reminder that all things do work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

About the Authors:

Fr. Kamwendo, Th.D. holds a Doctorate in Practical Theology and Missiology (D.Th.) Degree and was raised by loving and caring parents in a poor rural area of Lindi, Tanzania.  He worked with the poor and special needs children in Tanzania and the United States.  Fr. Kamwendo is Associate Pastor of St. Michaels Catholic Parish in Brookville, Indiana, USA.

Dr. Koenig holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Educational Leadership and spent 20 years as an administrator and professor in higher education; 14 in secondary education; and eight as a business executive. Dr. Koenig a consultant, retired from Indiana University in 2011, and was raised the eldest of six siblings, in Effingham, Illinois by loving and caring parents of meager means.

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Author Poll: Adrian P. Matherne Wants Your Help With His Cover

Adrian P. Matherne is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

This book was written to give a historical account of how Bourg, Louisiana was established.  The 168 pictures will come alive as you embark on a journey back in time and see what life was like in a small Louisiana town with true accounts of  life in the 1920’s thru 1960”s. Step aboard as we journey back in time.

Author Bio:

Adrian P. Matherne was born and raised in the  community of Bourg, Louisiana and served as its Postmaster from 1993 until he retired in 2002; with thirty-seven years of postal service. He collected pictures and information for thirty-seven years and has compiled it into this book to serve as a history of the  Bourg community.   He currently lives in the Bourg with his wife Cheryl and has a son living in Virginia.

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