Introducing Self-Publishing Author Sarah Sebring Binder’s Book Video Trailer for “Pack Rat’s Lost and Found”

Pack Rat’s Lost and Found

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Pack Rat’s Lost and Found (published by Outskirts Press, April 2022), by Sarah Sebring Binder.

The desert critters concoct a clever plan when Pack Rat’s wish is granted.

Every night, by the light of the moon, Pack Rat whispers to the glittering stars, “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. I wish I might find a treasure tonight!” When Pack Rat’s wish comes true and he finds a glittering, gorgeous star, he is ecstatic and takes it back to his desert palace. But oh no, Mrs. Binder is missing one earring—a very special glittering gold star, a gift from her husband. Cat helps in the search and then recruits the desert birds. “Meow, meow, have you seen a glittering star?” Roadrunner races here and there spreading the word. The doves coo and call a crowd. Cactus Wren twitters. Gila Woodpecker tat-a-tat-tats and knocks on Owl’s door. Red-Tailed Hawk squawks, “I know the rat who stole the star. Pack Rat dragged it to his nest, and now he’s taking his daily beauty rest.” Now Cat must concoct the purrfect plan, with the help of his desert backyard critters, to retrieve the glittering gold star.

Sarah Sebring Binder

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling. When not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Cory Jenson’s Book Video Trailer for “Flight of Fear”

Flight of Fear
by Cory Jenson

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Flight of Fear (published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Cory Jenson.

Book Details

When Ethan Parrish boarded Flight 272 in Hong Kong, he was looking forward to an uneventful trip home. He planned to sleep most of the way. He had no idea that he would soon be facing a life or death situation. Ethan’s experience as a police detective had prepared him to face emergencies, but nothing like this. His actions over the next 24 hours could decide the fate of, not only himself, but millions of innocent people.

Cory Jenson

Cory Jenson has always had a thirst for travel. His Air Force service and his 30-year business career have taken him to 66 different countries. International travel, therefore, plays an integral part in his writing. He holds a BS in Business. His early years were spent in Seattle, Washington where he met and married his wife, Edna. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Tom Betts’s Book Video Trailer for “The Forgotten Phoenix”

The Forgotten Phoenix
The Inner-City of Phoenix, Arizona
by Tom Betts

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for The Forgotten Phoenix
The Inner-City of Phoenix, Arizona
(published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Tom Betts.

The Phoenix You Never See

Phoenix, Arizona is a modern, pleasant, and exciting city that is increasingly a destination location for its climate and amenities. However, like most major cities in the United States, Phoenix has an inner city that few are aware of or want to know about. This part of the city is run down, with neglected, abandoned homes and buildings. Crime is common, and people retreat into houses with gates, fences, and bars on the windows, hoping to maintain safety and privacy with “No Trespassing” signs on their front doors. There are homeless and others in distress, wandering the streets with nowhere to go. Restaurants and stores struggle to stay afloat and serve the needs of those in the area. This book of photos reveals the stark truth of the forgotten city of Phoenix—and the people who deserve to be noticed, respected, and seen.

Tom Betts

Photographer Tom Betts has lived in a wide range of American cities. He grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, and has lived in Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Bettendorf, and Des Moines. He spent his working career as a court administrator in Bettendorf before retiring in 2005. Later he bought a Canon camera at The Camera Corner photography store in Davenport, Iowa and his interest in photography took off. He and his wife now live near Phoenix. They have a daughter and three grandchildren.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Latesha Gilchrist’s Book Video Trailer for “A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ”

A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ
by Latesha Gilchrist

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ (published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Latesha Gilchrist.

Book Details

“She’s done it again! Another page-turner and it is just as powerful, riveting, and transformative as her last book, if not more…”

No theology degree, an unorthodox message that the living God put on Latesha Gilchrist’s heart. A living Epistle is the living, breathing, walking, and talking testimony of Latesha transition as she takes the steps of allowing God to transform her life; past, present, and future. Gilchrist is the surname of Gaelic language origins, meaning a servant of Christ according to Wikipedia. God threw the world a curveball when he chose Latesha. For every inch taken, a step has to be made and Latesha takes the reader through every step while on her wild but truthful and liberating journey of redemption. So, buckle your seatbelt and get ready to take the ride of your life.

About the Author

Latesha Gilchrist

Latesha Gilchrist is a Christian who dedicates her life to helping others discover their true authentic selves through unorthodox methods. She is a mother, Certified Peer Support Counselor, author, speaker and is currently working on her third book.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Vicki Guggenbickler’s Book Video Trailer for “I’ll Never Forget You”

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for I’ll Never Forget You (published by Outskirts Press, January 2022), by Vicki Guggenbickler.

Death stinks! Sharing memories helps it stink less!

Willow’s Aunt Lindy dies and she is very sad. Her friends and family visit Willow to comfort her by sharing their memories of Aunt Lindy. Through captivating drawings of dogs and cats and simple language, this book can help you guide your child through their experience with death. We hope that Willow and her friends inspire your child to share memories of their loved one often with friends and family so death stinks less!

Vicki Guggenbickler

Vicki Guggenbickler

Following the death of her sister, Vicki Guggenbickler decided to use her artistic talents to write and illustrate a book to help young children facing the death of a loved one. Vicki loves animals and hopes her drawings will bring a smile to readers as each share their fond memories with Willow, the main character of her story. All of the characters except two are either her family or friend’s pets. Willow and Tabasco live with Vicki and her husband in Georgia.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Geeta Pati’s Book Video Trailer for “A Cosmic Voyage”

A Cosmic Voyage by Geeta Pati

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for A Cosmic Voyage (published by Outskirts Press, December 2021), by Geeta Pati.

Book Details

“Science begins in wonder and curiosity. Geeta Pati’s imaginative rendering of the strange world revealed by modern physics brings it to life for young people.” — Dr. Frank Wilczek, Physics professor at MIT, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, 2004.

This is the first part of a book series titled A Cosmic Voyage. After the moon adventure of the three animal astronauts—a fish named Finny, a rabbit named Happa, a crow named Chalu, and their counselor, a wise owl named Guru—leaves them stranded on a lunar orbit, they helplessly wait for rescue. While waiting, the wise owl Guru decides to teach the animal astronauts about the universe and its contents. While listening to Mr. Guru, Finny is astonished to find himself alone, zipping through total darkness in space-time in a spaceship—an ultimate time machine with an on-board supercomputer. Finny travels 13.8 billion years back in time, and witnesses the Big Bang and the creation of the basic elements of matter in the universe within the first three minutes of the Big Bang. After a lo-o-o-ng interval of 380,000 years, Finny witnesses the creation of atoms, leading to the creation of stars and galaxies in the cooled-down universe.

The story and the characters in the story are fictional, but the science and the scientific facts in the book are up-to-date. To make science interesting for children, the elementary particles and other space entities are personified: they talk, they sing, and they even dance like performers on the stage.

About the Author

Geeta Pati

Geeta was born in India and received a graduate degree in Psychology prior to immigrating to the United States. Since then, she has been devoted to the education of children in the physical and biological sciences. She was a volunteer teacher in an elementary school in Maryland, she raised four children. Her husband is a Physics Professor.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Sandy Little’s Book Video Trailer for “My Little Green Umbrella”

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for My Little Green Umbrella (published by Outskirts Press, January 2022), by Sandy Little.

“Where will your imagination take you?”

When a young girl finds a very special green umbrella in a thrift shop, she soon finds a world of adventure at her fingertips.

But as she grows older, the magical umbrella and its wonders are put away in the back of a closet….only to be rediscovered years later.

A heartwarming tribute to the power of imagination, “My Little Green Umbrella” is sure to be a favorite with readers both young and old.

Sandy Little

Sandy Little Is an award winning children’s book author. Her last book “Montgomery Rabbit” enjoyed five star reviews and inspired an enthusiastic fan base. Sandy has also enjoyed a long career in the entertainment business.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author MP Kollman’s Book Video Trailer for “MOIRAI”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Moirai (published by Outskirts Press, November 2021), by MP Kollman.

Book Details

Samantha Grayson has done everything she can to stave off the chances of losing her baby—and possibly her own life—except tell Sandy, her husband, that miscarriage is a very real possibility. When the unthinkable does happen, Sandy is devastated, not just because of the loss of his first son, but also because Samantha had failed to warn him. In hurt and anger, he demands to go to Puerto Rico on assignment. An assignment they haven’t fully prepared for. The drug lord known to them only as Vargas is possibly the most vile, ruthless man the Bureau of Drug Enforcement has ever faced. Sandy’s boss, Jeff Hand, best friend, Jimmy Bauer, and Jeff’s secretary, Angela Crawford, listen in horror to a recording of Sandy being tossed overboard fifteen miles out at sea. And who knows what his condition was at that time. But where, only a week after the miscarriage, has Samantha disappeared to? And why did she remove any reference to herself in the government’s files?

MP Kollman

MP Kollman grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. After high school, she moved to Wisconsin, where she married and raised two children. As a stay-at-home mom, she wrote a series of nine crime/adventure stories: Brothers, Sequela, and Honeymoon have been published, and Moirai is the fourth in the series. MP is also the author of Skin Deep, an unrelated romance novel. Her children are now grown and she and her husband have three grandchildren. MP recently retired from a full-time job, leaving more opportunity to pursue her writing career.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author John Morgan and Illustrated by Susan Tansill’s Book Video Trailer for “The Tickle Tarantula”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for The Tickle Tarantula (published by Outskirts Press, October 2021), by John Morgan and Illustrated by Susan Tansill.

Book Details

From a young age the power of a great story has always had a powerful impact on my life; whether it was my grandmother reading the classics or the Fair Haven Loafers and Liars Club in upstate New York keeping local history alive from the bench in front of a two pump Sinclair gas station. A lifelong passion for volunteering as coach, scout leader, robotics mentor, and historical docent became my outlet for inspiring youth through story telling. Now with my first grandchild on the near horizon it was time to put some of those stories in print.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Sarah Sebring Binder’s Book Video Trailer for “Kitty S. Hawk”

Announcing the Self Publishing News  premiere of the book video trailer for Kitty S. Hawk (published by Outskirts Press, November 2021), by Sarah Sebring Binder.

Join Kitty in the adventure of a lifetime!

By day, Wilbur and Orville Wright owned and operated the Wright Cycle Exchange Company, where they fixed broken bicycles and designed and built them, too. By night, the brothers worked on their pride and joy—the first motor-operated airplane. Together, they made the perfect pair: Wilbur dreamed up the designs; Orville built the things. Kitty S. Hawk is the story of a special feline stowaway who shared the Wright brothers’ grand adventure. Kitty, named Katharine, accompanied Wilbur from Dayton, Ohio, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Orville followed. The trip took Wilbur and Kitty by wagon, train, steamer, skiff, and schooner. Orville and Wilbur had found the perfect spot to test their new invention in the Kill Devil Hills, which had strong winds, soft sands, and very few people, as the brothers did not want the whole world to know what they were up to. The journey was an exciting expedition in itself, but the Kill Devil Hills was where the real excitement began. And Kitty, with her nine lives, was in the thick of it from start to finish!

Sarah Sebring Binder

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling with students. Her stories share the joy of family, friends, and the great big world around us. When she is not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt. Brad, her husband of many years, is her biggest fan.

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