Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Charles Ayer

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About the Author:

Charles Ayer lives in Vernon,  Connecticut, with his wife, singer Claudia Ayer. They have three grown children. His second Walter Hudson novel, Pleasant Hollow, will be released in the near future. 

A Deadly Light

Why did two apparently unrelated murder victims, a young prostitute and an unidentified Korean man, die on the streets of New York City with the same cryptic words, “A thousand points of light,” on their lips? NYPD Detective Sergeant Walter Hudson’s efforts to find out unexpectedly but inexorably lure him into the treacherous worlds of political intrigue, unchecked power, and limitless wealth—worlds that he is ill-equipped to understand. But he has to learn fast as he begins to peel back the layers of a monstrous plot that threatens not only the city he loves, but his country as well. It’s a race against time, and Detective Hudson has less time than he thinks.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 30, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478754184
ISBN13: 9781478754183
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Placid Hollow: A Walter Hudson Mystery

Federal Judge T. Franklin “Teddy” Braxton was beloved by his family and admired by his peers. His immense wealth had put him at the pinnacle of New York City’s elite political and social worlds. So who murdered him in cold blood? Perhaps it was the nearly naked young woman found standing over his body with a .45 caliber pistol in her hand. Or perhaps not…. Detective Lieutenant Walter Hudson is in over his head, and he knows it, as he immediately begins to receive intense pressure to solve the case from both Mayor Deborah Kaplan and Police Commissioner Sean Donahue, both personal friends of the Judge. And he may be getting in over his head personally as well, as the judge’s beautiful daughter, Virginia, starts giving him more help than he’s looking for. He’ll need all the help he can get from Leviticus Welles, now a rising star in the NYPD’s Intelligence Division, to guide him through the maze of Teddy Braxton’s life as well as the tangle of his own emotions. But one thing Walter knows from the start is that there’s nothing placid at all about Placid Hollow.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 06, 2016)
ISBN10: 147876497X
ISBN13: 9781478764977
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Dutch River: A Walter Hudson Mystery

When NYPD Detective Lieutenant Walter Hudson’s wife, Sarah, unexpectedly inherits a family farm in the tiny upstate village of Dutch River, New York, their first thought is to sell it as soon as possible. But they are immediately charmed by the village and its residents, and Sarah’s great-uncle, Armin Jaeger, leaves them a letter too puzzling to ignore. They are soon stunned to find that Sarah has been left more than a simple farmhouse in a quaint village; and matters turn even more intriguing when Walter discovers a mysterious connection between Dutch River and the murder of a prominent Boston philanthropist, Charles Martin Sewall. And matters take an even more deadly turn when Walter’s family is threatened. Walter will need all his skills and all the help he can get from his good friend, Leviticus Welles, as he desperately races against time not just to solve a hideous crime but to save his family as well. It’s a race he can’t afford to lose.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 238 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 25, 2016)
ISBN10: 147874054X
ISBN13: 9781478740544
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

The Iron Range: A Walter Hudson Mystery

Stephanie French, Wall Street legend, virtuoso musician, and devoted philanthropist is dead, shot on the streets of New York City in broad daylight on a beautiful spring afternoon. Perhaps she was simply the tragic victim of a bullet meant for someone else, but Detective Lieutenant Walter Hudson smells murder. But who is Stephanie French? That’s a good question, as Hudson soon learns that one of the most famous women in New York City was not who she seemed to be, and before he can solve her murder he will have to piece together the puzzle of her past.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 261 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 17, 2017)
ISBN10: 147878962X
ISBN13: 9781478789628
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Thelma Lewis

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Thelma Lewis has spent 25+ years gathering expertise in the customer service industry. In 1999 she started a staffing agency that employed more than 250 workers over a span of six years. She created her own customer service manual and taught her staff the skills to ensure part-time and full-time positions. Thelma lives in Maryland with her husband Roger Lewis.

 

Customer Service Tips for exUBERant Drivers
…to give your career a much needed LYFT

Are you a professional driver? Maybe you’re new to the industry through emerging services like Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar. Or maybe you’ve been in the business for a while as a town car or taxi driver. No matter where you are in your driving career, Customer Service Tips for ExUBERant Drivers is your invaluable guide to building and maintaining your business. As an independent contractor, you’re a small business owner! You might never have thought of it that way, but it’s true: when you’re self-employed, you have to take responsibility for learning service skills that will build your reputation and guarantee profitability. Thelma and Roger Lewis give you the benefit of their experience in the customer service and driving industries to make sure you get a head start. Do you know how to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and respond pro-actively to criticism? Are you prepared for the unexpected? Are you ready to manage your time effectively to attain a healthy work/life balance? And most of all…do you know how to create a WOW factor for your clients? Customer Service Tips for ExUBERant Drivers gives you all this and more. Pick up this smart, user-friendly book, and get on the road to success!

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 23, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478764740
ISBN13: 9781478764748
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation

Chart-A-Meal: A Weight-loss Diary that Helps You Lose Weight in Less than 30 Days

This book will only work for two groups of people: Those who have already lost weight and those who need to lose weight. You can decide which group you fit in, but whatever you choose, Chart-A-Meal is the food diary that’s going to help get you the look you desire. Every year something happens in our lives where we must lose some weight. It might be a wedding, a class reunion, or summer is quickly approaching and it’s time to fit into that brand new bikini. Imagine those long tone legs, sleek abs, and overall sexy figure while walking on the beach. Be the envy of all your friends. It’s not that hard to get there with Chart-A-Meal. Chart-A-Meal was created with you in mind. It is a weight-loss diary where you get to write down all your eating habits, good and bad. Think back to when you were a child and had all these incredible secrets you didn’t want to share with the world. You wrote it in your diary. You wrote about your first kiss, your secret crushes, and everything that was important to you. Well, Chart-A-Meal is the same thing. Chart-A-Meal allows you to write down all your eating habits, good and bad. According to research, keeping a food diary is one of the best ways to help you stick with a weight-loss program. “You become very aware of what you’re eating. You get a lot of insight on food choices that are healthy and food choices you might want to change.” Even if you have already lost the weight it is a great idea to continue journaling your meals, so you won’t ever fall back into the fat trap again. It makes record-keeping quickest and easiest if you write down everything you eat and approximately how much. No one has to see it. Included with Chart-A-Meal is a Mood Food Journal to note how you were feeling at the time you were eating. Recent studies have shown that certain situations trigger emotions that lead to binge eating. The Mood Food Journal can help monitor over-eating. It will also help you uncover your own unique food triggers. We have several festive holidays during the year that allows us to binge eat, gain weight, and feel sorry for ourselves. Not to mention the three that comes in a row: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These holidays arrive so fast and so close together you really need a plan just to get through them. If you give Chart-A-Meal a try I guarantee you will get control of your eating and be ready to show off that sexy figure for the New Year’s. So, it doesn’t matter if you have already lost the weight or have some weight to lose Chart-A-Meal will give you a real chance to take the weight off and maintain it. In just a few short weeks you will see a rejuvenated, younger, sexy body filled with life.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 18, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478768045
ISBN13: 9781478768043
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Weight Loss

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Madelyn I. Sawyer

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Madelyn Sawyer started her aviation career by serving in the United States Navy as an air traffic controller based in Puerto Rico. She has worked for the FAA for more than 30 years; 25 of those years as a special agent. Her aviation career beyond the FAA has including soloing in a Cessna-150, flying as a flight attendant, working in airline crew scheduling, and teaching water survival classes to pilots and flight attendants.
Away from the world of aviation, Madelyn has two children and three grandchildren. She is a distance runner and an avid outdoor enthusiast. In 2009 she launched a business called Grandmothers on the Run (www.grandmothersontherun.com ), an online clothing company for active, busy, and very proud grandmothers.

Hired to Protect: Adventures of a Federal Air Marshal

Maggie Stewart didn’t gain the nickname “Mad Dog Stewart” without a reason. From the charred remains of an airline tragedy, Maggie Stewart’s career began as a Federal Air Marshal. From that point on, her career, and her life, would never be the same. Chapter after chapter, this spell-binding story tells of her brushes with danger and intrigue, every page telling of her incredible adventures as she flies around the world “Hired to Protect” passengers and crew members, while on duty as a Federal Air Marshal for the United States Government.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 16, 2012)
ISBN10: 143279390X
ISBN13: 9781432793906
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

Hired to Defend

Maggie Stewart didn’t get the nickname “Mad Dog Stewart” without reason. She’s determined and tough, meeting the rigorous physical and personal requirements to serve as a Federal Air Marshal—a job that allows her to travel the world, but also demands the very best she has to give, under stressful circumstances. Traveling armed and in teams, Maggie faces danger and tragedy that most people see only in the movies. Maggie’s life changes professionally and personally when she leaves the air marshal cadre for a promotion to a Supervisory Special Agent. The stress and politics intensify, but the terrorist plots aren’t slowing down. From California to Washington DC, Maggie’s field experience and dedication are put to the test every day—and she is faced with personal sacrifices that her calling requires. This exciting real-life story is a compelling portrait of a woman who rose to a position of incredibly demanding accountability, and who faced life and death decisions. Travel along with Maggie and learn the reality of what it means to serve and protect—both in the air and behind the scenes!

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 27, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478726962
ISBN13: 9781478726968
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

Hired To Serve: The Third Book of the Adventures of a Federal Air Marshal

Maggie Stewart didn’t get the nickname “Mad Dog Stewart” for no reason. She’s determined and tough. She passed the rigorous requirements to serve as a Federal Air Marshal with flying colors–and now she’s facing new challenges. When she leaves the air marshal cadre, little does she know that she’s in for the fight of her life. The stress and politics intensify, but the terrorist plots aren’t slowing down. After experiencing the most horrific day in American history, she not only fights against terrorism, but enemies from within. This exciting behind-the-scenes real-life story is a compelling portrait of a woman who rose to a position of incredibly demanding accountability and personal sacrifice. Travel along with Maggie and learn the reality of what it means to protect, defend, and serve this great country of ours.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 156 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 13, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478752831
ISBN13: 9781478752837
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Sam Oputa

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Raised in an environment where religion was never forced, Sam Oputa became a Protestant, then later a practicing Catholic with an interest in religious studies. He attended Bronx Community College and Baruch College of the City University of New York. He also received an MBA in 2005.

Why Was Man Created?: War of the Gods- Yahweh Vs Satan

Before they re-engineered man, they were living here on earth by themselves for eons of years. They decided to “let Us create man.” But WHY? Most people have at one time or another asked themselves, Why am I here? What is my purpose? It’s a difficult and profound question, and a common conclusion is that we were created for God’s glory. This may be true, but it is not logical. There must be a far more specific reason for our creation. This work is a navigation and connection of dots to understand creations/evolution through the sciences, psychology, geology, anthropology, religion and mostly through the Holy Books which harbor mountain of misunderstood scientific evidences. This work did not shy way from misunderstood myths of the Annunakis who some know as the watchers or the angels. I will want to think that the sciences in the Holy Books are either not understood for what they are or are simply misinterpreted. This author borrows extremely from narrations in the Holy Books as recorded in narratives and from other sources as narrated in folklore, other authors and geological/anthropological findings. This book redefines days and nights especially when applied to creation. “And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 describes the first day as happening even before the earth is formed. This tells you immediately that The All-Powerful Creator is not stating earthly days. How can He, when the Earth was not in existence? The Book of Genesis if properly read and understood, contains information most people will never see. You cannot even start to think about something that you don’t understand but when such puzzles are explained, they no longer appear to be mysteries. Just like the Book started as “In the Beginning…” so also the Book has given us “In the end…” It is hard to see this information just like it was difficult to find the Big Bang in those Biblical first few words. Though, the book of genesis was not the big bang of this book, that we gleaned new information from it, is satisfaction enough. A simple arithmetic manipulation brings to light some hidden information in the book of Genesis. The simple arithmetic was performed in this book but you need to read the details and apply it to fully grasp how it works. “Why are we created?” will also explain in simple terms why man was created and for what reason and purpose. You will be shocked to finally come to terms as to why Man was created.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 22, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478706112
ISBN13: 9781478706113
Genre: RELIGION / Religion & Science

God is Not Enough, Messiah Needed: Messiah Ascends to Heaven

If it was explained to you that that Light that shone in the night and transformed into cloud in the day which helped lead the Israelites in the wilderness day and night out of Egypt was an aircraft, you might exclaim- Ah ha! If it was explained to you that the star that led the three wise men to Jerusalem was not a star but an aircraft, an alarm bell might go off. If it was explained to you that Prophet Ezekiel was describing an aircraft in Chapter 10, you will say, how did they know. They were even different aircraft models. When Prophet Elijah was taken to heaven, did you think the angels did it? Of course, an aircraft was involved. And when Prophet Enoch explained the beings he witnessed and their manner of travels- fast movement using the aircraft, his book was not included in the Bible. Our forefathers were not stupid. So, who were the operators of those sophisticated and awesome machines? It was difficult for the prophets to come up with the vocabulary needed to describe what they saw. Let us see if given such an assignment if we can do any better. Let us see, if your assignment was to write what you were observing for future generations like those prophets did. Think for a moment what a daunting job that would be. First, your ability to describe what you are seeing is difficult and on a verge of near impossible. It is so difficult that your descriptions even if it appears well phrased and okay to you, what are the chances that the future generations could make sense of your descriptions? This is the dilemma of all the messengers of that time. The Gods were wowing them with technologies never been seen or understood. The prophets saw what they saw and wrote what they saw. The constraints are that we are assigning interpretations to these recorded events not applying logic, science, texts etc. You know that a star will not move and stop and resume movement again like the Bible described. Science made that perfectly clear. To ignore science here to help you think logically is the problem why many people pretend to believe by faith. There was something in the sky moving quite alright but it was not a star. It was the best way the writers could describe it. What was moving up in the sky? Many people believe what they believe because it is generally accepted. Some only accept interpretations that are confirmed by their version of The Holy Books, and they consider any use of reason in religious matters to be misleading and impermissible. In God Is Not Enough–a groundbreaking and thought-provoking book–the author attempts to deconstruct the puzzles surrounding the concept of God. Who is He? And are these questions really unanswerable?

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478703644
ISBN13: 9781478703648
Genre: RELIGION / Faith

Faith or Reason: Can Science Silence God?

They used air-crafts. Our forefathers likened such technologies to airships. The Bible mentioned the airships. Not once, not twice but they were mentioned in the book of Genesis. Prophet Ezekiel also told us about these airships. Did you miss the biblical mentions too? The Gods were not hiding themselves from our forefathers. They grew plants and tamed animals. The book of Enoch explained it. In some places in the Bible, the ships were described as moving stars. Fortunately, we now know that stars does not move and stop as was described. All the above were science and technology. Not Faith. If they moved by means of airships, would that make them omnipresent or omniscience? Science and technology- yes but omnipresence– the quality of being everywhere– is not one of their characteristics. We as humans assigned those characteristics to the “Gods” Some people believe that the Earth is 4.6 billion years by evidence. Some believe the earth is 6000 years by faith. Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. That verse 2 alone if understood puts paid to arguments that there is no God. It also describes the form of transportation and arrival of these God(s) via an aircraft christened “spirit of God” that hovered on the surface of the waters as there was no land to land. That verse, if understood puts paid to the argument that there were no intelligent beings. That verse confirms that there were intelligent beings existing long before the earth formed. The name of the Gods’ aircraft will come to play again in the book of prophet Ezekiel and described again in the Book of Enoch. Do not forget that science puts earth at approximately 4.6 billion years and 13.7 billion years for the universe. What this means is that there were intelligent beings billions of years ago before earth formed. It is therefore wise to logically assume that their knowledge and experience far exceeds our still developing intelligence, discoveries and experience. It is also logical to assume that if man was to live just 4.6 billion years, our smarts, discoveries and experiences will far outpace the level where we are at this moment. Genesis verse two therefore is a description of initial moments when the intelligent beings landed on earth’s atmosphere.
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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 17, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478733179
ISBN13: 9781478733171
Genre: RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: TJ Viola

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About the Author:

Tom and Judy Viola were both raised on Staten Island, New York. Tom is a retired engineer with an interest in the Roaring Twenties and its impact on American culture. Judy is a retired middle school science teacher and registered nurse with an interest in history, science, and the power of language. Since completing The Gumshoe Chronicles, the Violas are currently working on a new science fiction project.
The Gumshoe Chronicles: 1920

In New York City during Prohibition, only gutter rules apply.

New York City, 1920. “I’ve killed more people in the last year than I did in the entire war,” says newly minted private eye Joey Batista.

No wonder the DA is after him. But so are Chicago mobsters, a New York drug lord, a corrupt politician, a viperous hit man and even his old gang. Not even Joey’s tight Italian family can keep him out of trouble. In fact, they’ve got secrets of their own. It helps to have a friend on the police force and the respect of the local mob boss.

And it doesn’t hurt to have two gorgeous assistants who keep their wits sharp, their knives close and their beds warm. But only Joey can solve the one case that truly haunts him — the mysterious deaths of several young girls at the hands of a serial killer, the same thug who might have murdered the only woman Joey ever loved.

In New York City during Prohibition, only gutter rules apply. And Joey learns if you’re gonna survive, you gotta call up your demons, and just hope they don’t destroy you.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 20, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432736914
ISBN13: 9781432736910
Genre: FICTION / General


The Gumshoe Chronicles 1921

In 1920s New York, the streets hold no secrets—if you’ve got the right connections.

New York City, 1921. “Get too close to the Mafia and you’ll be nothing more than a puppet with the Syndicate pulling the strings.” It’s not the first time Joey Batista, private eye, has heard this warning, but this time he’s honor-bound by his family’s ties to Castellano, the neighborhood mob boss. When Castellano brings in Joey to solve a local waterfront murder, then sends him to Detroit to help settle a Mafia power struggle, Joey realizes his hopes of building a nice, quiet PI business with his gorgeous partner, Jackie, are dashed. If that weren’t enough, he’s also being pursued by a killer with a blood vendetta, an unscrupulous DA, and a pair of notorious hit men. When Castellano’s family is threatened, Joey is drawn deeper into the inner workings of the underworld, pitting him against a foe so deadly that even Joey’s wartime skills as an assassin might not save him. As the neighborhood braces for a Mafia standoff, Joey must decide once and for all where he stands.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432787950
ISBN13: 9781432787950
Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

The Gumshoe Chronicles 1922

In 1920s New York, sometimes enemies make surprising bedfellows.

New York City, 1922. “I can’t protect the neighborhood forever,” says private eye, Joey Batista, but what choice does he have? With Prohibition in full swing, the rules are changing, and Mafia bosses, like Big Ben Napoli, will sacrifice anything to claim their place in the new order. When Castellano steps down and appoints his ruthless son as the new godfather, Joey finds himself once again in the middle of a Mafia power struggle. To restore balance, he seeks assistance from two unlikely allies, former members of his WWI elite fighting troop who have ties to the growing Communist Party. When Joey’s best friend, Sergeant Mike O’Reilly, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, Joey’s long-standing feud with the corrupt DA comes to a head, just as the streets of his neighborhood turn into a battleground. But how can Joey keep the peace without sacrificing what matters most – his family and the love of the only woman who has stood with him through it all?

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 09, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478738936
ISBN13: 9781478738930
Genre: FICTION / Crime

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Brooke Lewis

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author-3About the Author:

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!

cover-21Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess:
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)
ISBN10: 1478783591
ISBN13: 9781478783596
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.

Learn more about Dr. T. Charles Brantley, his background and experience as a pastor and how it translates into his published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.


author-2About the Author:

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.

cover-15New Sheets: Hot Passionate Undefiled Married Sex

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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Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 52 pages
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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Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 106 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 10, 2008)
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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Paperback
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 132 pages
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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Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 126 pages
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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Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 181 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 24, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478782900
ISBN13: 9781478782902
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / General

 

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