Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: I. A. Nova

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About the Author:

I. A. Nova has a lifelong interest in exploring the subject of human nature, especially in relationships between men and women. She has worked in the production department of one of the prominent ballet companies in the United States and currently works in the field of communication in Arizona.

e-love: escapades in search of romance in the digital age

A modern twist on the classic search for love.

Claire, a romantic, starry-eyed working girl frustrated with her love life, is strongly encouraged by her close and more practical friend Julie to try online dating in order to find her one and only. Unsure and reluctant at first—it seems unnatural to look for love on the Internet!—Claire soon embarks on an exciting adventure, filled with ups and downs and everything in between. Will Claire find true love? Or will she remain single forever? Find out in this fun, high-spirited novel.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 181 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 03, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478776722
ISBN13: 9781478776727
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Lee Hilling

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About the Author:

Lee Hilling has been Chairman of FMIC’s governing body since 2006 and has traveled to Afghanistan nearly sixty times. He has held board and senior executive management positions at academic health centers in the United States, Pakistan, and East Africa. A native of Ohio, he now lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

Since the release of his book, Lee Hilling has participated in 46 presentations, in 21 cities, in 6 countries (Afghanistan, the UAE, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, and the U.S. My events have been held at prestigious sites and co-sponsored by Universities (the University of Central Asia [Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan], the University of Alberta [Edmonton, Canada], USC, Stanford, Emory, and Augusta); French Consulates (New York City and Houston); religious centers; and the Mayor and City Council of the City of Fremont (California).

Prominent individuals either participating in or attending his events include Ministers of Foreign Governments, Ambassadors, a former President (Kyrgyzstan), a member of the ruling family of Dubai, Consulates General, the Mayor of Fremont, and Ambassadors to the United Nations. Some of his presentations have been broadcasted on global webcasts and he has been interviewed by numerous TV and radio stations, some of which have also been broadcasted globally, e.g., the Voice of America.

A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It

An unusual partnership created the French Medical Institute for Children – two private, non-governmental organizations – the Aga Khan Development Network and the France-based humanitarian entity, La Chaine de l’Espoir, and two governments – the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and France. The result is an institution that has enabled children’s lives to be saved that might have otherwise been lost. Nearly 1,600 children have been treated for congenital and acquired heart diseases, almost half of which had open-heart surgery. Arising during a time of seemingly never-ending war, FMIC is one of Afghanistan’s most remarkable success stories. It has become the enabling catalyst for lives to be changed and dreams to be realized – a place where people have succeeded and survived against overwhelming obstacles and odds. As the U.S. and its allies prepare to shift their missions in Afghanistan from military and combat to aid and development, the general consensus is that nothing done in that war-torn country has been successful. FMIC is one of Afghanistan’s most remarkable reconstruction success stories. It is a model that can be emulated as the U.S. and others strive to complete their development missions there.
“FMIC has achieved many successes and achieved excellence in many fields in healthcare in Afghanistan. This Institute is a true example of a successful public-private partnership.” Dr. Suraya Dalil, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health, speaking at FMIC’s 2nd International Pediatric Conference, December 2012
“When we have international societies with us and partnerships like FMIC, we can have hope for the future. This hope gives me the energy to go ahead.” Dr. Jalil Wardak, Head of Pediatric General Surgery at FMIC.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 18, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478746912
ISBN13: 9781478746911
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Katherine S. Egan

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About the Author:

Katherine S. Egan combines an MS in Professional and Technical Communication with over 20 years of writing experience and numerous awards; a BS in Computer Science/Mathematics; a US Coast Guard Third Mate unlimited license (and a commission as an ensign in the US Navy); and lessons learned as a vibrant and healthy, loving wife, step-mom, blogger, optimist, philanthropist, lifelong learner, traveler, and outdoors enthusiast. Katherine found her true calling when her beliefs were validated at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Today she is an internationally certified Holistic Health Coach helping clients rediscover their path toward optimal health. She shares stories of women who have suffered and conquered illness, and she wants to help you find your extraordinary life, too.

Katherine is currently working on her second book.

Genetics Isn’t Everything:

Epigenetics proves that environment, food, lifestyle, and daily toxin exposure can lead us down a path of health or illness, depending on the decisions we make every day. By supporting the genes you were born with, you can live a healthier and happier life—and your jeans will fit better too. Guaranteed!

Working outside our passion is exhausting, but facing a life with illness or even a lack of energy is what really stops us from achieving our true potential. From a young age Katherine S. Egan intuitively avoided Styrofoam, plastic containers, and microwaves without ever thinking she would one day be destined to write, teach, and become an internationally certified holistic health coach, helping others learn how to achieve an extraordinary and healthy life. Her true mission? To spread hope.

“My passion is to help people understand that genetics isn’t everything. Just because you have certain family traits and genes or certain diseases seem to run in your family, there is no guarantee that you will get the same illnesses or conditions as your parents or grandparents.”

Genetics Isn’t Everything shares wrenching yet heartwarming stories about women who have taken health into their own hands and ultimately changed their lives with nutrition and self-care. A happy and healthy life, while not guaranteed to everyone, is within reach. You can change your genetic destiny. You can take back your life!

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 345 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 24, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478790377
ISBN13: 9781478790372
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Kimberlie D. Richardson

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About the Author:

Kimberlie D. Richardson is the daughter of the late Dr. David C. Cozart and Gloria J. Carter-Cozart. She was raised in Spring Valley, New York and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. Kimberlie is currently a Professional School Counselor within Baltimore City Schools. Not only is she an aspiring author but she is also the Writer, Director and Producer of the movie When Grandma Prays. She and her husband, Lawrence G. Richardson, have been pastoring Living Waters Ministries in Towson, Maryland since 1998. Together they are the proud parents of two wonderful sons, Malachi and Isaiah Richardson.

Choices

Love can be so complicated and I’m tired of crying while trying to figure it all out. He loves me… He loves me not is something that I often ponder. But the answer is never the same. I find myself falling in and out of love with guys who I’m not sure even know what love really means. Honestly, I guess I’m trying to figure it out as well. All I know is that I’m stuck between loving someone and being loved by someone else.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 127 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 03, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478773286
ISBN13: 9781478773283
Genre: FICTION / African American / Urban

Little Charlie and the Christmas Tree:
Little Charlie And His Awesome Adventures with Illustrator Priscella Brown

Little Charlie and the Christmas Tree is a story about a little boy who learned the importance of sharing and being considerate of others. Most importantly, he was reminded that Christmas is not just about giving and receiving gifts. But it’s about the celebration of the GREATEST GIFT, the GIFT of JESUS CHRIST.

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback, 42 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 29, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478780762
ISBN13: 9781478780762
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / General

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Susan Brougher

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About the Author:

Susan Brougher is a professional nurse. As a nurse and writer, she created written training manuals, speech presentations, and recommendations for Army Nurse Corps applicants. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Bridgette.

The Strongest Bond: A Memoir

Sensitive and shy, with a rich inner world full of golden dreams, Susan spent her childhood relying on the grounding and guidance of her mother’s love. But when Susan was just twelve years old, her life was broken apart in a way that would change her forever. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and two years later, she left an empty seat at the table, and an empty place in her family that nothing else could fill. Without a center, the family began to change; Susan’s relationships with her siblings and her father unraveled and knitted back together in an unfamiliar shape. Bereft, disconsolate, and profoundly alone, Susan navigated adolescence as best she could without her mother’s wisdom and comfort…but the ache of that lost love remained with her. For many years, Susan searched for answers, but most of all, she wanted to hear someone say, “I know what you mean. I felt that way too when my mother died.” The years went by. She never heard those words. But now, the feelings and experiences she kept buried for so long have found a voice in this beautiful, transparent, and soul-searching book. This is not just the story of Susan and her mother…it is the lyrical elegy of the world’s loss, and the humanity’s heartbreak. This is Susan’s story, and it is your story.
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Format: 6 x 9 Color Paperback, 84 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 05, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478725109
ISBN13: 9781478725107
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

 

The Magic of Christmas-The Magic of Love:

Beautifully Illustrated Poems for Children and the Young at Heart

Do you remember how special the Christmas season was when you were a child—how exciting it was, how full of wonder? Author Susan Brougher paints vivid pictures from her childhood in rural upstate New York, where winter brought many heart-warming adventures. Follow Susan on her trek through deep drifts of snow to find the perfect Christmas tree in the woods, and watch with her as the clever family cat goes on a holiday spree. Thrill with Susan as the first snowflakes fall, and feel her anticipation as she waits for Santa Claus. And right along with Susan, you will share the wonder of Baby Jesus in the manger, seeing that miracle again through innocent eyes. These five beautifully illustrated children’s poems will bring back your cherished memories as you read them aloud to your children, creating memories of your own for many years to come.

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Format: 7 x 10 Color Paperback, 33 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 02, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478737611
ISBN13: 9781478737612
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Mary Wineberg

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This week we highlight self-publishing author and Olympic  Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg.

About the Author:

The story of Mary Wineberg is one of extraordinary perseverance. She overcame astronomical odds and monumental challenges to grace the top step of the Olympic podium. Her path to Olympic Gold is unlike any the sport has ever seen. She was not a high school standout. She was not a star in college, and she came up short five years in a row trying to run post-collegiately. How could a young girl, abandoned by her mother, and from a disadvantaged background, take what seemed to be average talent all the way to Olympic Gold? She is truly an inspiration to all! Mary Wineberg is a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and a 2007 World Championship Gold Medalist in the 4×400 meter relay in track and field. She is now retired from the sport and was inspired to write her story in order to heal from her past, be able to forgive and move on, and motivate others to strive for their dreams. As an educator, Mary loves to give back as a positive role model, and show that dreams can come true. Mary Wineberg resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She is an elementary schoolteacher in the Cincinnati Public School District.

“Always strive for your dreams” — Mary Wineberg

Unwavering Perseverance: An Olympic Gold Medalist Finds Peace

Life is full of choices, decisions, and opportunities. Your perseverance determines your destiny.

I struggled and needed answers. I wanted to know why? I had to know why. Would the choices made for me determine my destiny? Who would raise me? Where would I go? What would happen to me? Could I ever overcome these circumstances? My life was not perfect, but with faith, this girl was able to accomplish her dream! Dream, Believe, and Achieve.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 133 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 13, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478775890
ISBN13: 9781478775898
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics & Paralympics

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Jill Fitzgerald

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 Jill Fitzgerald.

About the Author:

Jill Fitzgerald is an accomplished actress and has been performing for the past 30 years in theater, print, television, dance and film. Her career includes roles in the widely popular Farrelly Borthers movie Shallow Hal (2001) as Mrs. Shanahan (Gwenyth Paltrow’s mother). Some of her other credits include: Dockers ‘Nice Pants’ commercial, the 2003 Super Bowl ‘Bud Lite’ commercial, featured roles in Guiding Light (CBS), Bridges to Cross (CBS) and Future Probe 2005 (BBC & PBS). She has been a spokeswoman for Estee Lauder and a ballet dancer with the Morelli Ballet Company.

A Healthy Life in Pictures

All her life people have asked Jill “How do you stay in shape?” “How do you maintain good health and keep a positive attitude about life?”

Her answer is “A Healthy Life in Pictures.” What is truly remarkable about this attractive coffee table book is the way that the “answer” is communicated. Beautifully illustrated by a series of her captivating paintings and photographs, Jill shows how to stay healthy, fit and happy. We learn, through the text that is super-imposed on each image, that at any age, we can start to change our habits and create a healthier, happier and more beautiful self. It is never too late to be what we have always wanted to be!

The photos were taken during Jill’s acting and modeling career and the unique paintings are her own and many were created for the purpose of this book. Every one of the 173 pages utilizes either a painting or photo to highlight and support the underlying messages.

Through the use of these photos and paintings, Jill will show you how to:
• Eat better
• Sleep better
• Become the most beautiful “you”
• Start a fitness program
• Reduce stress
• Enjoy your life

Because “A Healthy Life in Pictures” successfully merges lifestyle advice with artistic images, it will surely delight both the fitness-minded and the art lover.

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Format: 8.5 x 11 Color Casebound, 175 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 06, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478707585
ISBN13: 9781478707585
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / General

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