Author Poll: Kim Black Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Kim Black is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding her upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

The hilarious, real-life antidote to holier-than-thou parenting philosophies!

Raising Wildflowers is for anyone who is currently raising kids and wondering if they’re doing it all wrong. It’s for those who wake up before dawn to make sure their kids get a healthy breakfast before school. It’s for the parent who struggles to help their child overcome unique challenges and cries in the bathroom while the bathwater is running to mask the sound. It’s for the one who sits up late at night, worried about whether their child will make it to college. It’s for those who work all day and come home at night to make a meal, do the laundry, and hand-sew that DANG sheep costume for the school play. And it’s for those who wonder if their kids have brushed their teeth this week or are wearing clean underwear.

This book is also for those second-guessing bringing children into this mixed-up, overpopulated world, those afraid to take that great big step: to create a human being and be dedicated to their care and feeding for—well, forever!

Kim Black shares how she and her husband survived child-rearing and even managed to hold on to their sanity—and that finish-line moment when they knew they had molded amazing little individuals into people they could be proud of. Kim hopes that by sharing her story, others will realize that they are not alone in this fantastic, crazy, terrifying journey that is parenthood.

About the Author:

Kim Black is the mom of three rock-star kids who survived their childhood, have full-time jobs, and pay most of their bills. She’s the wife to a goofball golf enthusiast whose greatest possession is his grill. Kim loves wine and art and greatly dislikes cleaning bathrooms and yard work. She lives in Texas with the goofball, her youngest daughter, her mother-in-law (yes, in the same house), and her two rescue dogs.

Please take a look at the two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend.

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge each cover.

Cover A

Cover B


Give a Gift That Endures With a Fully-Illustrated Custom Children’s Book!


Christmas may be over, but gift-giving is a year-round enterprise, with birthdays and spring holidays and just-because-we-wanted-to days cropping up every few weeks. It can be a challenge keeping up, especially when we find ourselves wanting to put some serious work into crafting the perfect personalized gift—and don’t have the time, or perhaps the expertise, to bring that desire into being.

What better way to satisfy your wish and demonstrate your love for a child than with a beautifully written, printed, and bound Fully-Illustrated Custom Children’s Book from Outskirts Press? For only $49, you can become a children’s book author in fewer than 30 days. These books, which can be tailored to both boys and girls, are easy to create and require only a few details—including your name and the book’s title—from you in order to complete a pre-written, pre-illustrated and captivating story about a girl, her friend, and a puppy.

Picture the joy writ large on your child’s face when she holds your book in her hands! Imagine the excitement in his eyes as he spots his own name in the story! All it takes is one click of a button to make this happen.  You can even upgrade your purchase and we will publish your book online for sale through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This optional “Publish it!” option will also ensure that your book receives its own unique ISBN and you earn royalties on any copies sold online.

Whether you’re looking for a one-time gift or a gift that keeps on giving, the Fully-Illustrated Custom Children’s Book option at Outskirts Press combines the best of our award-winning services and expertise with a story which will inspire you and the children in your life for years to come, bound up in a beautifully-made and illustrated book for a reasonable price.

For more information about our Fully Illustrated Children’s Books or any of our publishing packages, call us at 1-888-672-6657 to talk with a Publishing Consultant or visit us online at to chat with a Publishing Consultant.

 Create a Girl’s Book 
 Create a Boy’s Book