Outskirts Press Presents Mark Fellows, author of Tales of the Human Spirit: True Tales Well Told

Author Mark Fellows is taking his latest book, Tales of the Human Spirit: True Tales Well Told 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 Mark Fellows and Tales of the Human Spirit: True Tales Well Told as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Mark Fellows 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 Tales of the Human Spirit: True Tales Well Told.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about Tales of the Human Spirit: True Tales Well Told. What is it about?

Mark: My book contains creative non-fiction articles about famous people, places, and events in world history

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Mark: I believe in the truth of what I wrote and wish to spread the joy and spirituality of the content to my readers.

Outskirts Press: How did you get your book published?
Mark: I self-published through Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Mark: People interested in finding out more about famous people, places, and events that have changed the world.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Mark: Each article is its own standalone product, grouped under larger subheading: Popular Culture, History, Spirituality, and Tales In Hard Times..

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

Mark: The topics are unique and current, with original research done on each article.

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

Mark: Yes, I have had four books published before Tales of the Human Spirit. I will be issuing another book of creative non-fiction in the next year.

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

Mark: You can visit my webpage https://outskirtspress.com/TalesoftheHumanSpirit or visit my author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100084420503253.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Mark! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mark Fellows has had five books and dozens of creative non-fiction articles published over the years. He has many more articles on his blog, https://moina-arcee.blog.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/TalesoftheHumanSpirit

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Self-Publishing Author Maisha Daniels Discusses In The Event I Die: Instruction Manual and Information Guide In The Event I Pass Away

Author Maisha Daniels is taking her latest book, In The Event I Die: Instruction Manual and Information Guide In The Event I Pass Away  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 Maisha Daniels and In The Event I Die: Instruction Manual and Information Guide In The Event I Pass Away as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Maisha Daniels 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 In The Event I Die: Instruction Manual and Information Guide In The Event I Pass Away.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about In The Event I Die: Instruction Manual and Information Guide In The Event I Pass Away. What is it about?

Maisha: My book is a wealth transfer tool where individuals can list their beneficiaries, life policies, properties owned, etc. all in one spot. Loved ones no longer have to wait to see what comes in the mail to take care of final preparations; all assets can be found in this book.

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Maisha: My paternal grandmother passed away in August of 2021. She was the matriarch and business woman of the family. Unfortunately, when she passed, we had no idea where her life insurance polies were, bank accounts, etc. It was a stressful time on top of grieving and I thought to myself this is ridiculous, there should be something where someone can keep a log of their assets and important information. That is exactly where the inspiration for me to write this book came from.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Maisha: Business owners, grandparents, adult children, etc. This book will honestly help so many people, especially those who don’t have wills in place or are unable to afford an attorney.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Maisha: With my background in life insurance and the experience in losing my grandmother, this book was carefully thought out to fill in the gaps or missing pieces that people may have not thought about.

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

Maisha: This book gives so many different types of assets that people may not have thought of such as passwords and pin numbers listed, different financial apps people may have. It also has a page where you can have your wishes notarized.

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

Maisha: I haven’t published any other books, but I am in the process of writing a book on growing a business. I managed portfolios as a wealth manager for clients that had net worth upwards of 5 million. I assisted in growing their businesses and assisting with strategies for income and growth. I will be pouring my experience and expertise into this book.

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

Maisha: They can find me on social media; Instagram: maishadaniels_biz Facebook: Maisha Daniels. My book can be purchased online www.intheeventidie.com and on Amazon.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Maisha! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Maisha Daniels has over 17+ years in the financial services industry as a wealth manager and licensed life insurance agent. She worked for one of the largest banking institutions in America, managing portfolios for clients from $500k – 5 million, growing businesses through commercial credit and retirement planning through life insurance. Maisha is now bringing that expertise to her clients, through her business A1 Financial Consulting.
She is passionate about wealth generation and leaving a legacy and firmly believes that we can create wealth through financial education and using our God given gifts and talents to create businesses. She is happily married to her husband Adam and adores her children.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/maishadaniels

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Self-Publishing Author Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard Discusses One Out Of Ten

Author Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard is taking his latest book, One Out Of Ten 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 Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard and One Out Of Ten as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard 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 One Out Of Ten.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about One Out Of Ten. What is it about?

Lionel: The book follows the path of Lance who is our main character. It follows life’s ups & downs as Lance navigates life through his Junior year of college. The book takes a nostalgic look back at 1980’s HBCU college life.

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Lionel: I decided to write the book to reminisce about college life and have a chance to relive the best of times which were the 1980’s. I wanted to give those who were attending college life during that time a chance to relive some of the memories they experienced during that time. And for those that are too young and didn’t get a chance to experience what life was like during those times I wanted to give them some insight as to what life was like and what was going on during 1988-1989.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Lionel: The readers who would be interested in my book would be those students especially Africa-American who were attending Historically Black College & Universities during that time. Also those readers who are into the 1980’s who would like to reminisce about the music, the fashion, the entertainment, news etc.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Lionel: What makes the books special to me is all the references to music and fashion. The music references especially help set the mood and tone for the book. It’s like a late 1980’s playlist of hip hop, R&B and club music.

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

Lionel: I have not published any other books as of now, however I do have some ideas for new books. I am thinking about working on a sequel to my book One Out Of Ten. I’m also considering some other ideas, such as short stories.

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

Lionel: my book is being told from personal experience and those from family and friends whose shared experiences helped provide the content for the book. Each experience is unique and this provides a fresh and different perspective from other books in the same category.

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

Lionel: They can visit my author webpage at Outskirts Press. I am also on Instagram.
Additionally my book One Out Of Ten is on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Lionel! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard is an author, entrepreneur, business owner and writer. He has been writing for over 20 years. He is a proud graduate of an HBCU along with friends and family that have shared experiences at Historically Black Colleges & Universities and have helped contribute to the story in this book. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, sports, reading, writing, bartending, music and other hobbies.

www.outskirtspress.com/oneoutoften

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Self-Publishing Author Wayne Faulkner Discusses How To Think and Create Success

Author Wayne Faulkner is taking his latest book, How To Think and Create Success 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 Wayne Faulkner and How To Think and Create Success as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Wayne Faulkner 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 How To Think and Create Success.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about How To Think and Create Success. What is it about?

Wayne: My books is about teaching anyone “How To Think and Create Success” using a 4-step easy method.

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Wayne: I wrote this book to serve the people who would appreciate help and guidance navigating life. Countless hours, days, and years are lost chasing dreams of success that do not materialize. My aim and mission are to launch new thought processes, empowering those seeking a greater level of consciousness and success.

Outskirts Press: How did you get your book published?
Wayne: I self-published with Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Wayne: Those who have a desire to start a business; launch a new concept, solution, method, and idea. My readers would be inventors, creators, artists, and designers. Individuals seeking discovery of creative purpose. Anyone with an idea for a new community service initiative, product, or service. Those who want to know what to do with the ideas impressed on their mind. Individuals who are curious about their purpose. People who are tired of working a dead-end job. Individuals who do not know what to do when they feel unsure. People who want a better career and to make more money, travel, and live the good life. Those people who want to become financially free.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Wayne: We teach you How To Think and Create Success utilizing a skill set already in use every day. Thinking! Most people think; however, their thinking mainly produces unwanted results. You will also learn how to think and create to receive desired results.

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

Wayne: We are the first to design a method, concept, and solution offering new thought processes on How To Think and Create Success. We do this with a 4-step easy way of creating success

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

Wayne: I have not published other books but I am currently writing my second book. It is about 80% complete.

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

Wayne: “How To Think and Create Success” can be purchased online with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Wayne! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wayne Faulkner is a self-help coach, educator, author and essayist. He has spent countless hours researching high achievers and personal development in order to launch new thought processes empowering those seeking a greater level of consciousness and success. Wayne lives in Tennessee with his wife. He has two sons.

www.outskirtspress.com/howtothinkandcreatesuccess

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Outskirts Press Presents Bob Wilber, author of “How Far?”

Author Bob Wilber is taking his latest book, How Far? 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 Bob Wilber and How Far?: A Tale of Determination, DNA, and Drama as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Bob Wilber 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 How Far?.

OP: Tell us a little bit about How Far?. What is it about?

Bob: “How Far?” focuses on two fictional sports characters navigating their way through real life in a factual setting. A “surfer dude” baseball player from Southern California and an overachieving hockey player from Minnesota meet, develop a deep friendship, and learn the lessons of great success and even greater hardship. It is a story of friendship and support, seen through a sports lens.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Bob: After my autobiography “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts” was written and then published by Outskirts Press in 2016, I spent more than a year promoting it around the country to much acclaim and rave reviews. It gave me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone and find the next “thing” for me as an author. It was, in other words, time to find the next writing challenge. I wanted to stretch out into a new genre and put myself into a place of discomfort as I wrote, hoping to feel myself growing as a writer and creator of this sort of stuff. The historical fiction angle seemed to be everything I was looking for. The characters came to me organically, basically out of thin air, as did the story line. Writing it, for basically two years, pretty much consumed me but the two main characters got me through it. I heard their voices in my head, so it almost felt like I was just transcribing versus actually writing fiction. I know these two guys now. They live in my head, rent-free!

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Bob: I sure hoped it would be for everyone who loves a tale of success, hardship, challenges, emotion, glory, and failure, all wrapped up in two likable but flawed yet understandable characters from vastly different backgrounds. It is a life book, for readers of all types. So far, the reviews and comments bear that out. It’s not just for sports geeks. There are more life lessons, I think, than their are strikeouts or goals.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Bob: As a former professional athlete (baseball) and a fan of nearly all sports, including hockey, my world has been full of unique people just like my two main fictional characters. I also come from a sports family. I grew up as the son of a former Major League ballplayer who went on to a scouting, coaching, and managing career for decades. My mom was a radio personality, a baseball executive, and then opened her own PR agency. They say you can’t pick your parents, so it’s pretty obvious I won the lottery in that regard. That was all part of growing up in the Wilber family. It’s in my DNA. I know the ball fields and the hockey rinks very well. I can still smell the dirt and the pine tar from every baseball game I ever played, and I know the sound of skates on the ice and checks into the boards deep within me. I know the joy of success and the heartbreak of defeat. I’ve been there. I’ve experienced it. I’ve been at the top of my game and have sunk to depressing lows when the injuries and unforeseen failures brought me crashing down. These two characters and the world around them are very personal to me. In many ways, they are part of me, and I’m part of them.

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

Bob: I published my autobiography “Bats, Balls & Burnouts” in 2016 with Outskirts Press, and that success made me more confident in trying something more difficult. I tell people the first book made me realize I wasn’t just a writer. I could be an author. That was an audacious “step up” for me. The new book proved to me that the author title was earned and legitimate. Will there be a third book? I would surely think so and hope so. I’m not sure what it will be yet, and I need to recharge a bit before I think about it. The grind of writing “How Far?” wasn’t just mental, it was also very physical. I ended up in the hospital for five days, just a week or so after finishing primary writing. I’d literally worn myself out and about starved myself of both sustenance and sleep getting it done. I’ve learned to pace myself and take better care of myself because of that. There will be another one, but we’ll just have to find out when I will tackle it and what it will be about.

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

Bob: The setting is sports, so the other “real” characters and events are often well known and famous. As you might imagine, the amount of research to make that happen was really enormous and time consuming. For months on end, it felt more like I was just a researcher instead of a writer, but it all paid off. The two main characters weave their way through this real world as if they are truly part of it, while they are clearly part of each other’s lives. Because of the research, what goes on around them and in their lives is very real and very historic.

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

Bob: They can head to bobwilber.net to order both books on Amazon and learn all about the author who created them.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bob Wilber has been writing creatively since grade school, when he won a St. Louis city-wide essay contest as a sixth-grader. He was first published at the age of 16 in a St. Louis sports magazine. He is the son of a former Major League baseball player and a mother who passed along her communications and public relations skills to her youngest son. After earning a full athletic scholarship to Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, he spent six years in professional baseball as a player, coach, and scout. Bob then moved on to international sports marketing and eventually spent 22 years in the world of NHRA Drag Racing, as a PR representative and team manager for Funny Car drivers Del Worsham and Tim Wilkerson. In 2017, he published his autobiography “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts.” Bob continues to write his longstanding and popular blog. He lives in Minnesota with his wife Barbara and their cats Boofus and Buster.

www.outskirtspress.com/HOWFAR

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Outskirts Press Presents Mark Loughman, author of “Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order”

Author Mark Loughman is taking his latest book, Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order 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 Mark Loughman and Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Mark Loughman 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 Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order. What is it about?

Mark: My book is about a race of aliens that installed the moon to trap mankind into a matrix of the five senses. They are nearing their endgame, which is a one-world government that will supersede any sovereign nation’s laws and creates an open-air prison for humanity.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Mark: As more and more false flags were perpetrated on the global
community and the “leaders” imposed further restrictions dressed up as a way of keeping us secure, I knew that I needed to try to alert the populous of this slide into a dystopian nightmare.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Mark: Anyone who would choose freedom over tyranny and is awakening to the fact that there is an attempt at a global coup taking place will be interested in this book. If that isn’t of interest, it illustrates a foolproof plan of how to become a millionaire.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Mark: Nine original songs show up as lyrics in the story that can
be downloaded as complete songs.

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

Mark: I haven’t published any previous books but I plan on publishing more in the future.

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

Mark: There are a few who question certain aspects of history, but this explains every single aspect of how a minuscule number of entities are on the verge of total world domination.

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

Mark: My book can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mark Loughman is an English musician-author-entrepreneur who now resides in Southern California. markloughman.com

For more information or to contact the author, visit

www.outskirtspress.com/markloughmanbtm

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Self-Publishing Author Joe B. Stallings, Jr. Discusses “Tales from the Joe Zone: Sixteen Entertaining Stories”

Author Joe B. Stallings, Jr. is taking his latest book, Tales from the Joe Zone: Sixteen Entertaining Stories 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 Joe B. Stallings, Jr. and Tales from the Joe Zone: Sixteen Entertaining Stories as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Joe B. Stallings, Jr. 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 Tales from the Joe Zone: Sixteen Entertaining Stories.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Tales from the Joe Zone: Sixteen Entertaining Stories. What is it about?

Joe: This book is a collection of short stories. The stories are quite varied: someone being blackmailed, someone working at the Department of Agriculture, a teen girl tunneling into a bank, a young boy who’s in elementary school getting on the wrong bus to go home, a man who wins the lottery, a man and his wife discussing tattoos, and much more.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Joe: After I retired, I started writing stories for fun. When I began, I had no plans to publish a book. I have two college degrees, but I don’t remember being taught grammar in school. About ten years ago, I got very interested in grammar. I wrote the stories partly to understand grammar better and use my imagination . . . and it turned out to be so much fun!

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Joe: People who have a sense of humor and who like being surprised will be interested in my book. That’s my best guess, but who knows . . .

OP: What is special about your book?  

Joe: Special—I don’t think you’ll get bored or have read anything like them. Uniquely personal—I like to throw facts into the stories in a fun way.

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

Joe: No, I have not. I think I will publish more. I may publish another collection of short stories and maybe a novella.

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

Joe: For five or six years, I subscribed to fifteen or so literary journals so I could read a variety of short stories. And I bought other journals in bookstores. Also, I subscribed to several magazines, such as The New Yorker. I probably read at least a thousand short stories—and found almost all of them dull. So I kept track and rated them. My stories are fast-paced, keep you interested, and almost always surprise you.

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

Joe: Learn more—I don’t know, as I’m not on social media and don’t want to be. My books can be purchased at most online bookstores.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I’ve lived a normal life except perhaps in my youth during the 1960s and 1970s, when I lived in both Spain and Germany as an Air Force brat. My career as an accountant and financial planner required little if any imagination, creativity, or knowledge of grammar. Reading was of no interest to me until I reached the eleventh grade. Grammar was of no interest until a few years ago, when I asked my wife, “When should I use affect, and when should I use effect?” I didn’t understand how effect could be a noun. Wasn’t a noun supposed to be a person, place, or thing? I’ve been reading grammar books, diagramming sentences, trying to learn new words, and writing ever since. Dictionaries are my constant companions, and I have nine close at hand, one copyrighted in the 1930s. I’ve never had so much fun!

www.outskirtspress.com/talesfromthejoezone

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Self-Publishing Insight: David MacFawn, discusses “Applied Beekeeping in the United States”

“Author David MacFawn is taking his latest book, Applied Beekeeping in the United States 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 David MacFawn and Applied Beekeeping in the United States as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!”


Luckily for us, David MacFawn 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  Applied Beekeeping in the United States.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Applied Beekeeping in the United States. What is it about?

David: This book is about applied or practical beekeeping.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

David: I wrote this book because there is a void in beekeeping literature. There are plenty of theoretical books and purely beginners’ books available, but very few applied books have been written.

OP: How did you get your book published?
David: Outskirts Press, Inc. published my book. I worked with Outskirts Press on the formatting, editing, and compilation of the book. Dr. Dewey Caron wrote the foreword.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
David: The readers interested in this book are those seeking an applied practical approach for beginners through advanced beekeepers. It is a compilation of articles I published in Bee Culture, American Bee Journal, and Beekeeping Your First Three Years over the past five to seven years, plus some unpublished material.

OP: What is special about your book?  

David: My book is unique because the information covers a broad range of beekeeping topics. It begins with basic beekeeping (smokers, moving hives, pulling honey, going through a colony, laying workers, the bee year, splitting, extracting your honey crop, when is a colony worth saving, swarming, drawing out comb, feeders, installing a package of bees, safety in the beeyard, frames and foundation, beeswax candles, bottom boards, walk-away splits, feeding, rotating old comb, and determining how many colonies to have at each location). I also discuss equipment (assembling frames and foundation, amassing equipment), planning (establishing out-yards, sales and marketing, pollination, mentoring, and starting a bee club) and finance (when and how much equipment should you purchase), as well as other items of interest. I have over 50 years’ experience working with honey bees, mainly in the southeastern United States.

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

David: This book stands out from other books because it is an applied book and not theoretical.

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

David: I have published Beekeeping Tips And Techniques For The Southeast United States, Beekeeping Finance (Beekeeping Tips and Techniques for the Southeast United States, by David E. MacFawn, and Getting The Best From Your Bees, by David MacFawn/Chris Slade. Both books are published by Outskirts Press). In addition, I plan to publish another bee book.

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

David: My book can be purchased via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Dadant & Sons bee supply.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Elgie MacFawn is a North Carolina Master Craftsman Beekeeper (1997); he co-founded the South Carolina Master Beekeeping Program and was awarded the South Carolina Beekeeper of the Year in 1996. He received his Eastern Apiculture Society Master Beekeeper certification during the Eastern Apicultural Society meeting in Greenville, SC, in 2019.

For more information or to contact the author, visit

www.outskirtspress.com/appliedbeekeepingintheus

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Published Author: Robert Phillip Jones, discusses The Minorcan Princess: A St. Augustine Story

“Author Robert Phillip Jones is taking his latest book, The Minorcan Princess: A St. Augustine Story 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 Robert Phillip Jones and The Minorcan Princess: A St. Augustine Story  as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!”


Luckily for us, Robert Phillip Jones 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 The Minorcan Princess: A St. Augustine Story.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Minorcan Princess: A St. Augustine Story. What is it about?

Robert: This book is about the culture of St. Augustine, Florida, as seen through the eyes of a Minorcan shrimp fishing family. The sea has always been a big part of life in America’s oldest permanently settled community. St. Augustine had an infrastructure decades before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Robert: I decided to write this book because there are not many books about the fishing industry involving Minorcans and early settlers in St. Augustine. Some of the families mentioned in the book were real, and the activities of the people in St. Augustine are genuine.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Robert: Outskirts Press published my book. It is a very professional organization, and they do what they say they will.

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

Robert: People interested in the history of the oldest permanently settled community in America will be interested in this book. People who know and respect the dangers of shrimp fishing in the ocean will also enjoy it, as well as those who like to read about the qualities found in people, both their kindness and their meanness.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Robert: This book is unique because it is about the city of St. Augustine and the Minorcan culture born in 1777 when Minorcans escaped from the Turnbull indigo plantation in New Smyrna Beach, and it speaks about the strength of the Catholic faith.

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

Robert: This book stands out from other books in this same category because there does not seem to be an abundance of literature about shrimping in the ocean offshore of America’s oldest city. It also provides a complete description of the San Sebastian River.

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

Robert: I have published four books with Outskirts Press. At 89 years of age, I am not sure how many more books I will be writing, although I do have some other stories in my mind I would like to share.

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

Robert: My book is for sale by Outskirts Press and Amazon.com.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robert Phillip Jones grew up on St. Augustine’s Vilano Beach and North City, Florida, and has maintained a close relationship with the rivers, creeks, and ocean since he was a teenager. Jones was the director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association for 55 years, an association dedicated to preserving the culture of the seafood industry and continuing to provide sustainable seafood on the tables of those who cannot harvest their own.

For more information or to contact the author, visit

www.outskirtspress.com/TheMinorcanPrincess

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