Introducing Self-Publishing Author Pamela J. Newman’s Book Video Trailer for “Leadership is Doing”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Leadership is Doing (published by Outskirts Press, November 2020), by Pamela J. Newman.

Hone your leadership skills with these useful and totally practical tips!

A good leader is able to put others first and motivate a team to rally around a common purpose. But competent leadership requires a unique set of skills—and not everyone has them.

Leadership Is Doing offers the reader a crash course in leadership skills in an easy-to-read “short story” format. The author shares a collection of vignettes—drawn from her own vast experience in business, not-for-profit, education, and military spheres—that demonstrate sustainable leadership skills at home, at work, and in the community. It’s the perfect “how-to” gift for anyone who wants to hone their leadership skills—and a valuable tool for those who want to better manage their lives in the years ahead.

Pamela J. Newman

Pamela J. Newman is the President and CEO of PJN Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm that helps businesses go and grow. She’s a consultant, entrepreneur, and leader in corporate America, and received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Pamela is the widow of Henry E. Kates and is a mother and grandmother. She lives in New York City.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Judith Welsh’s Book Video Trailer for “I’ll Get By”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for I’ll Get By  (published by Outskirts Press, October 2020), by Judith Welsh.

Lives Unfold Under Lenin’s Shadow . . .

In the much-anticipated continuation of a wonderful saga, I’ll Get By brings you the next part of Mikhail’s story about his early life with the Grand Duchess Tatiana. As the pageantry and terror of the end of Russia’s Imperial family unfolds, you will witness the brutality in Tambov at the hands of the Vishnyaskovas and see Peterhof at its finest . . . while wondering who Rakhail really is. Meanwhile, it’s not just the Bolsheviks who stir up trouble. Another family member emerges and is rebuffed by Mikhail and Vlad. The family will also come to terms with the truth of what has happened to Peter. As both the horror and the chivalry of the Great War come to a close, Dmitri and Mikhail’s connection to the village of Tambov is revealed . . . and upon learning of the death of one of the Tsar’s advisors, they will travel to Moscow for the great event known as the last gathering of the Romanovs. Along with the characters you’ve grown to love, new influences come into the story . . . including an old man whose arms have a long reach through history. Vivid and compelling, this is historical fiction at its finest.

Judith Welsh

Judith Welsh is a retired Clinical Social Worker. She and her husband live on the seacoast of New Hampshire, where they enjoy wildlife and natural beauty.

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Outskirts Press Presents S.C. Burns, author of Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big “Small” Town In the West

Author S.C. Burns is taking her latest book, Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big “Small” Town In the West on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join S.C. Burns and Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big “Small” Town In the West as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, S.C. Burns was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big “Small” Town In the West.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big “Small” Town In the West. What is it about?

S.C.:  It is a historical satire/drama/western, based upon the history and peoples of Bakersfield, CA—and its relationship with Hollywood. While Bakersfield was founded by a Colonel Baker, the fictional town of Cookesville was settled and founded by a wealthy goldminer named Frank Cooke. Cooke was a captain in the U.S. Cavalry (yes, he was Captain Cooke), who fought in the Mexican War before heading to the California gold fields to make his fortune. When he returned to the southern “San Andreas” valley with his Choctaw wife, and a menagerie of Chinese and Mexican laborers, he brought with him the idea of protecting the “others” in the new state of California—those who had no legal protections by the new state constitution. This story continues into the 21st century, as Cookesville grows into a modern and thriving town—governed oftentimes by persons of questionable character. The major protagonist, “Lynnie,” is a sleuth who uncovers, and often covers up, the major crimes for a major law firm in Cookesville. He and most characters in this book are based upon real people in the history of Bakersfield, most of whom I have known personally, and some of the characters’ storylines are a composition of numerous people. The investigator whose life mirrored Lynnie’s (he passed away in 2011, like his character in the book) was approached by actor Dennis Quaid, who wanted to tell the story of one of the real crimes “Lynnie” had worked to alter (cover up?). “Lynnie” passed away before this could happen. My spouse (criminal attorney, family law attorney and administrative law judge with the California Department of Rehabilitations) and I were close friends of “Lynnie’s.” We often met for lunch, had him over for dinner in our home, and I collected those stories through the years.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

S.C.:  I have lived in Bakersfield for over forty years, raised my three children here, and often planned to leave the area. In plotting my “escape,” I have been continually snagged by a relationship, friendships, and career advantages. Also, as I state in my introductory chapter, Cookesville (like Bakersfield) is a conundrum, one that is hard to leave behind. There are great country clubs, tennis clubs, wealthy organizations and beautiful neighborhoods that freeway flyers never see. They have no idea about the amazing quality of life, and benefits, of living here—in spite of the heat in the summer, and Tule fog in the winter. Its extremes in climate and wealth (from poverty to extreme wealth) are responsible for its dramatic history and stories. As I continued to dream of retiring elsewhere, I finally decided that the reason I have been “stuck” here is that I need to tell the dramatic stores I have been privy to: crimes, affairs, crooked and clever politics, but mainly the personal dramas I have observed.

OP: How did you get your book published?

S.C.: During the years I have been writing this book, and especially during the race to finish it in 2020, I have continued to peruse publishers, the length of time the publishing process might take, while continually returning to the terms proposed by Outskirts Press. Knowing that I would be in complete control of the contents of my book and the story I need to tell, I opted for this company. They have a solid history of sound practices, and well-oiled promotional plans. At this point in the process, I have been very happy with Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

S.C.: If you read the review by Peter Freedman in the front pages of the book, I think you’ll see that this book should appeal strongly to anyone familiar with Bakersfield: residents of this fine town (of many nationalities and ethnicities), Hollywood writers and producers, and anyone who likes western history. The story starts in 1846 and concludes in the year 2011, and it includes authentic mob influences (establishing Las Vegas and reaching into the valley), Italian farmers, big-time oil and agricultural corporations, and more. It has both a small-town vibe and an international community of investors in the various industries. Always, there are strong communities—Native Americans, Chinese, Italian, Basque, Mexican, African Americans, and Middle Easterners. You can see that anyone who knows anything about Bakersfield might be curious to read about some familiar and salacious history.

OP: What is special about your book?

S.C.:  The authentic Bakersfield shows through: the historic wild west, the influences of the U.S. South (King Cotton), country-western music, the hidden resources such as oil and agriculture, and a continual connection to the Los Angeles/Hollywood community. The real crimes are recognizable, though they have been fictionalized to protect both the guilty and innocent. My book contains authentic sexual relationships, ladies of the night, and extramarital affairs—many of them known to community leaders who will recognize the inferences.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

S.C.:What sets Cookesville apart are the real stories of Bakersfield that have not been exposed before. As already stated, people I have known through years of socializing, working and being involved in the legal community will recognize many of the stories. Much like the book/movie, The Help, I am already being contacted by friends who are telling me whose story they recognize, and asking me who some of the others represent. I knew this would be a fun project, and it is certainly proving to be so.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

S.C.:Yes. My first book was entitled, Daughters of Juno, Chronicle I; Matilda of Argyll. It was published in 2003 by Pentland Press. Before they went out of business, I republished the book with University Press of the South in 2007 as Matilda of Argyll—after re-editing the book and removing the introductory paragraph—in order to have it stand on its own, not as a series.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

S.C.: There is a lengthy summary about this book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I will be advertising through digital billboards around Bakersfield soon, and hopefully beyond Kern County in the not-too-distant future. Also, I hope to be interviewed by you, on your Blogsite!

OP: Thanks for your time, S.C.! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

S.C. Burns has been a teaching historian at the college/university level for 26 years. Her scholarship and research focus on hot-button social issues, and her search for authenticity in history and fiction has led her across Europe and Latin America. A native of northwestern Kentucky, Burns has lived in Orange County, CA, San Francisco and British Columbia, Canada. She eventually settled in Bakersfield, CA where she raised her three children.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/CookesvilleUSA

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Ruins

by Patricia Gangi

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Patricia Gangi’s “Ruins.” Recently widowed biblical scholar Cass Stevens has come to the Holy Land to complete her manuscript about the Apostle James, brother of Jesus. She also hopes to shed the hypocrisy she’s been living with since the deaths of her husband and infant daughter. What’s not on her agenda is falling in love again. While on an archaeological dig in Pella, Jordan, however, she falls in love with the brilliant director of the dig, Jed McIntyre. But her passion for Jed threatens the “safe” life she’s built for herself, and she can’t love Jed fully because she is unwilling to forgive God for the tragedy that took her loved ones from her. Ruins is a story of love and loss, intrigue and redemption.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Marty R. Henne’s Book Video Trailer for “Chronicles of a Dreamer”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Chronicles of a Dreamer  (published by Outskirts Press, June 2020), by Marty R. Henne.

A journey from poverty to prosperity.

Born in a small town in Southeastern Nebraska, located alongside the Missouri river, poverty impacted me on a daily basis. It was this experience that allowed me to live life in a way that my peers can only imagine. This led to eight life lessons that I have utilized in the successful building of multiple businesses, and a lifestyle, that were only dreamed of as a young boy. The American dream does exist in this magnificent country.

Marty R. Henne

I now live in Scottsdale, Arizona with a second home in Flagstaff, Arizona where I spend the summer alongside my family enjoying the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. As a financial advisor and a CFP®, I work on a regular basis assisting families achieve their own financial dreams.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Robert John White’s Book Video Trailer for “Ruminations of a Patriotic Madman”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Ruminations of a Patriotic Madman (published by Outskirts Press, February 2021), by Robert John White.

Redeem our forefathers and the republic;
declare war on the neoliberals that killed it

Robert John White is an attorney licensed to practice in all Georgia and Federal courts since 1969. He was admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976. He is commemorated in the Rosa Parks Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama. He is a signatory to the International Court of Criminal Justice, The Hague, Netherlands whereas the USA and Israel are the only nations that are not.

Robert John White

Author is a graduate of Hartford Public High School (1956); Fairfield University (1960); Woodrow Wilson College of Law (1968). He commenced his legal studies at Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. (1960-62) and has completed continuing legal education courses at Harvard, Columbia, Hastings College of Law and annual studies required and operated by the CLE section of the State Bar of Georgia. He was included in Markham’s Negligence Counsel, 1985 Edition and was honored in 2019 for 50 years of continuous membership in the Bar with no history of grievances or client complaints. It is a distinguished record of achievement. Author has been selected as an Albert Nelson Marquis honoree for inclusion in the forthcoming: 2021 Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement, publication.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D’s Book Video Trailer for “Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death (published by Outskirts Press, November 2020), by Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D.

In a world that doesn’t understand or want to talk much about grief, losing a sibling changes someone forever. Grieving siblings often feel very alone, as much of the focus and support is geared toward their parents. With limited vocabulary to express grief, people can be left with the feeling that a piece of them has died too.

In 2004, clinical psychologist, Dawn DiRaimondo, suddenly lost her 22-year-old brother, Michael, who was serving as a flight medic in Iraq when his helicopter was shot down. This life-altering event compelled Dr. DiRaimondo to build a practice specializing in helping her clients through the most difficult of losses: children, young parents, siblings, and spouses. Surviving Sibling Loss interweaves both her story of losing her own brother with clinical insights into the impact of significant grief and loss in one’s life. This book will help surviving siblings feel validated and understood, as well as provide a number of ways to both cope, and honor their sibling. Surviving Sibling Loss is powerful, raw and heartfelt. It’s a must-have resource for anyone who has lost a sibling and for the people in their life—partners, friends, parents, even clinicians—who want to better support them.

Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D.

Dawn DiRaimondo, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in Sacramento, California, where she lives with her husband and two children. She has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Her private practice specializes in treating people with significant grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. DiRaimondo is also engaged in the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry and the interplay between nutrition and mental health.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author James Reilly’s Book Video Trailer for “Lincoln’s World”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Lincoln’s World  (published by Outskirts Press, January 2021), by James Reilly.

The chain of events that occurred at Ford’s theater was naturally altered by way of the president was saved from the assassin’s bullet and then went on to become known as the father of freedom. Lincoln’s wisdom encouraged and supported the next few leaders of the white house that followed his eight year term in office. After the civil war he granted the wish of a very special freed slaves to return home with honor and dignity so that his community may go on to build and become a strong nation of trust, friendship and trade with America and over time the world. These freed African pilgrims continued to use of the English language in Africa when in public to respect the United States president who understood a trickle from a small pebble thrown into the ocean can go on to become a mighty wave on a distant shore by the end of its life. This adventure begins as a young African boy’s story and unveils some dramatic changes in the societies across the entire African continent. The North Americans renounced their harmful ways to the native Indians and gave them back large patches of land throughout the lower American states. But the real changes occur in Africa with their freedom laws and from there the planet recovered and ended the slave trade forever. Finally, we travel into Africa’s’ undiscovered possibilities and a future open to many wonders from the reclaiming of ancient lands to the newly discovered outposts that are now shared by the human race along with other strange and unique life forms using much different unimagined technologies orbiting around the planets of extremely distant stars.

James Reilly

Spent most of my life in the transportation industry and enjoy experiencing and learning about different cultures around the world. Spend my relaxation time playing the drums to tunes from last centuries play list. It’s a strange feeling having a story go from your mind only to other persons deep conscience thoughts, WOW.

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JETT’S Payback: JUST JETT Series Book VI

by Robin R. Randolph

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Robin R. Randolph’s “JETT’S Payback: JUST JETT Series Book VI.” It’s Payback Time! When Jett learns that her husband, Brodie Marxx, has cheated on her, she knows that enough is enough, and it’s time for a change. But there’s more to her husband’s infidelity than meets the eye. Brodie’s indiscretion was plotted, prompted, and paid for by his Italian cousin, Michael Langitto, who is in love with Jett and believes she will marry him as soon as she divorces her cheating husband. Smart, sexy, and fast-paced, Jett’s Payback will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Outskirts Press Presents Steven E. Skinner, author of Hope This Day Finds You Well

Author Steven E. Skinner is taking his latest book, Hope This Day Finds You Well on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Steven E. Skinner and Hope This Day Finds You Well as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Steven E. Skinner was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Hope This Day Finds You Well.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Hope This Day Finds You Well. What is it about?

Steven:  Series of short stories containing light humor essays about everyday life.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Steven:  My wife was the inspiration for this book. These essays were columns for the BRAVO TROY-local news website.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Steven: I used Outskirts Press to self-publish.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Steven: Any age persons who enjoy reading light humor about everyday life.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Steven:  It is entertaining.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Steven: Most of the essays are written about and around small-town USA.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

Steven: Yes, I have published other books. Yes, I do plan to publish more.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

Steven: To purchase, they can go to my website at https://outskirtspress.com/hopethisdayfindsyouwell. The Kindle and Nook digital editions are also available there.

OP: Thanks for your time, Steven! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steven E. Skinner is a columnist for BRAVO TROY, a local news website. Steven is also a NAVY Veteran and a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife, Patricia have been married since 1972 and together have three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, riding motorcycles and playing bluegrass gospel music.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/hopethisdayfindsyouwell

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