Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Mary Wineberg

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 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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Paperback
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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Hardback
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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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Carole Molchany

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About the Author:

Carole Molchany was raised by an emotionally unstable parent, but she rose above, thanks to the influences of strong individuals who offered guidance, an ear, an arm around the shoulder, or just a place at their table. Carole is from New Jersey, and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Silent Speak Volumes

One woman proves that painfully shy children can become successful, even when raised by an emotionally unstable mother.

In The Silent Speak Volumes, a mother responds to her grown child’s question: “Why don’t we know more about your childhood, Mom?” This sweet yet painfully honest memoir examines one woman’s formative years, in which her mother’s words and actions were not always rooted in loving guidance. Despite her resulting low self-esteem and crippling shyness, the author is able to overcome the emotional manipulation of her past in order to find success and happiness. Her memoir was written for her children, but it’s a story that will resonate with everyone.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White, 429 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478773138
ISBN13: 9781478773139
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General

Let’s Go On An Adventure:

Dreams really can come true. At the age of ten, the author, Carole Molchany, had a dream of owning her own bike. That dream became a possibility after a grandparents visit, which concluded with a one dollar bill for ice-cream money. Instead, the dollar bill was spent for the purchase of a comic book. The back of the comic book held an advertisement which read, Kid’s Sell This, And Win That! Boxed Christmas cards, that was the pitch, and the grand prize was a bike. This is where the adventure begins.

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Paperback
Format: 7 x 10 Black & White, 36 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 20, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478715855
ISBN13: 9781478715856
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Carlo Armenise

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About the Author:

Carlo Armenise has been writing for several years and has written short stories, screenplays and television episodes across different genres, ranging from comedy to horror. Writing has always been Carlo’s passion, and now with Footsteps In the Dark, that passion comes to life and is shared with readers who enjoy great story-telling.
Footsteps in the Dark:

“Footsteps in the Dark” is a collection of eight horror/supernatural short stories, with a Twilight Zone flavor, that highlight the eternal struggle between good and evil, brought on by the human condition and the lengths we go to satisfy our desires. Each of the stories present an intricate character study that identifies the flaws, frailties and weaknesses of a host of interesting characters, and the outcomes of the actions they take to get what they want. “Footsteps in the Dark” is written in an extremely engaging and intriguing story telling style that will get and keep your attention as you take each of the “Footsteps in the Dark”. For more insights go to http://www.Footstepsinthedark.com

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Paperback
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 09, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478786736
ISBN13: 9781478786733
Genre: FICTION / Occult & Supernatural

 

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Stephen Groak

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 Stephen Groak.

About the Author:

Stephen J. Groak is originally from the South, the Deep South—New Zealand. He grew up in West Auckland and currently lives in Los Angeles County with his wife, four daughters, and a menagerie of other critters. Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.

Christmas Yve: A Kiwi Elf’s Dream to Join Santa

This is the story of a Kiwi elf named Yvette (her friends call her Yve) who lives on Stewart Island—the third largest island in New Zealand. And this little elf has a very big dream…

The great wish of her heart, of her mind, of her soul
Was to join St. Nick’s team at the frosty North Pole.
But how does an elfish lass follow her dream?
With a smoldering passion, and a will full of steam.

New Zealand is a long, long way from Santa and the North Pole, but Yve is determined to join St. Nick and his eight reindeer…and this Christmas Eve, her wish just might come true!

 

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Hardback
Format: 7 x 10 Color Casebound, 25 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 21, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478766735
ISBN13: 9781478766735
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Chef Jonathan Ho

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Learn more about Chef Jonathan and his published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

Chef Jonathan Ho has experienced cuisines from all over America and enjoyed local favorites in big cities and small towns, from Hawaii and Alaska to Texas and New England. He has committed his career to celebrating the US culinary melting pot, the union of world cuisines that define modern American fare. He believes in cooking with a no-holds-barred approach to ingredients and a passion for diversity. His food offers unexpected flavors, naturally vibrant colors, and a new taste experience with every dish.

That’s the Spirit: Creative Sautéing with Beer, Wine and Liquor

As a Chef of world fusion, Jonathan Ho is always seeking out new ingredients, inventing out-of-the-ordinary recipes and testing the limits of food fusion. One thing that he has discovered is that the many colors, aromas and tastes available through spirits are often overlooked…from sweet fruit liqueurs to spiced rums, from dry Chardonnay to sweet Port, and from light beer to bitter Irish stout. Beneath the harsh alcohol, each beverage has it’s own distinct symphony of flavor and aroma.

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Format:5.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback , 74 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 17, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432784005
ISBN13: 9781432784003
Genre: COOKING / General

Dine Fine, Forget Frugal: A Wholesome Approach To Fine Food

Frugal cooking, imitation ingredients, or family meals in a few minutes…appropriate for some, but not for me. A delicious dish crafted with natural ingredients, time, and technique will win their hearts (and stomachs) every time. If you want to impress your family, friends, and guests with wholesome and unique dishes you’ll love this cookbook! With today’s Internet, it seems a shame not to take advantage of fast shipping from distant markets and vast access to new, exotic ingredients rife for the picking. These far-away foods may be a bit pricier than something you can pick up at the corner store, but getting hold of these delectable morsels is well worth the effort. The recipes in this cookbook aren’t fast and frugal, but they are works of culinary art you’ll be glad you got your hands on. Life is too short to deprive yourself and your loved ones of a little wholesome indulgence…You deserve it!

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Hardback
Format: 8 x 10 Color Casebound , 153 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 27, 2016)
ISBN10: 147876516X
ISBN13: 9781478765165

Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback , 153 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 27, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478765151
ISBN13: 9781478765158
Genre: COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Appetizers

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Bob Siqveland

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 Bob Siqveland, who has published two successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Bob and his impressive background through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

Bob Siqveland grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he earned the rank of Captain in the US Army and commanded a field artillery battery. He went on to become a venture capitalist, successfully funding 33 companies and serving as a corporate board member for Twin Cities Bank. He currently works in the gaming industry.

Bob is inspired by writers Thomas Wolfe, James Lee Burke, and Nelson DeMille. He hopes to entertain his readers—and make them think.

Bob lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Simple Witness

Harold Bartz, aka Bandit, has a low IQ which contrasts sharply with his delusions of grandeur. He flees Minneapolis after witnessing a murder. Once in Las Vegas, rather than hiding, he starts cooking up schemes. His pals, Banger and Diggs, soon join him. Bandit has company in Vegas: Yuri Vostov and Nikki Kerlenko, two Russian hit men sent by the sadistic Jethro Plack. A shady telemarketer, Plack separates guileless customers from their money. His company is in Minnesota, but he oversees Internet swindles from a hidden office in London. Plack’s scam, Fortune Fate Lottery, gains the attention of Sean O’Dell, a St. Paul police lieutenant. O’Dell is investigating the explosion of Internet crime and its elderly victims. “C. J.” Johannson, a Minneapolis cop, is assigned a suicide case. Lana Winton’s death however, doesn’t fit the profile of a suicide. C.J. begins gathering clues that lead him to Plack’s office in St. Paul. Plack’s elaborate scheme has evaded detection thus far. Working against him this time however, is his own man, hacker extraordinaire Tommy Ling, who becomes uncomfortable with the idea of destroying the lives of innocent victims. Ling hatches a plan to scam the scammers and become the Robin Hood Hacker. When Bandit finally comes forward, C. J. can go after Plack for murder and O’Dell can foil Plack’s Internet scheme in London. With Plack behind bars, the Robin Hood Hacker makes headlines while Bandit and his pals stumble into a surprise in Vegas.

Simple Witness was a Finalist for an INDIE Book of the Year Award.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 247 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 31, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478751584
ISBN13: 9781478751588
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

The Vicissitudes of Fortune

Five teenagers from diverse backgrounds are brought together by a war. A Japanese, a Jew, a Native American, an African American, and a white kid from middle-class America form an interdependent relationship in the jungles of Vietnam. They become the most highly decorated squad in a war they don’t understand, but their relationships transcend the social structures of racism formed through historical injustices, and they remain best friends for decades. Their iconic leader, Billy Stone, one day finds himself entangled with a Medicare scam dreamed up by his sister’s husband. For his sister’s sake, he must find a solution. The livelihoods of the others form within the law enforcement communities in their individual and collective quest for justice as they grow from boys to men of great character. Even the strongest of character has its flaws, but these men are the best of the best, and there is only one adversity they cannot overcome. From the Selma-to-Montgomery march, the internment camps of WWII, the poverty and desolation of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; to the estrangement of a father and son and a suicide of great consequence, this team of five becomes one. At the same time, there are “takers” like Billy’s brother-in-law who infect the American system. They need to be brought to justice, but the price will be high. On the smallest of scales, this is an epic tale of how the dream of a world community can become a reality.

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Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 382 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 13, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478785896
ISBN13: 9781478785897
Genre: FICTION / Historical

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