Author Poll: Roger Wilco Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Roger Wilco is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

One woman’s fight to save her children…

and come to terms with a faith that has torn her life apart.

The book of Revelation has come to pass. The Rapture has come and gone, but for some reason, the years of the Tribulation have continued far beyond what was foretold. The Nephilim giants of Genesis have returned, the demons of hell now roam the earth, and the Angels are divided over the fate of the humans left behind.

Caught in the middle is Judy Bishop, a single mother who has struggled to keep her two children alive for the last 20 years while humanity flounders. With the Nephilim feeding on them like cattle, and the demons hunting them down for pleasure, Judy and the few million humans who remain are losing their fight for survival.

A chance encounter with a powerful stranger gives Judy the hope she’s been looking for, but when the real reason for the Nephilim giants’ return to Earth is finally revealed, Judy will find the terrifying truth impossible to believe.

About the Author:

Roger Wilco is an Air Force veteran who served 15 years of active duty at various bases in the continental US. During a year-long deployment in Afghanistan in 2010, he decided to forego movies and video games to pursue his love of writing. John has spent the last nine years working as a physician assistant in Boston. He is married with three children and lives on a scenic road in Massachusetts with his English/American bulldog mix, Katie.

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Author Poll: Robert Collins Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Robert Collins is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

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“Business Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast” i.e. reinvent or create a business for these changing times

Are you interested in creating a vision-based culture that results in team members of your organization being highly charged and focused on success? Are you searching for ideas on how to gain more firepower and engagement from your employees? Is your business in need of a shakeup, or outright turnaround to improve performance, or ideas on accelerating performance?

Vision Powered Management (VPM) provides real world “how to” ideas that address these questions. Turnaround expert Bob Collins provides a roadmap, with actionable steps, based on his years of experience delivering solid results with VPM.

In these pages you will discover:

  • The “why” and “how” of inspiring your organization or team with vision.
  • The action steps necessary when taking on a new leadership assignment.
  • Gaining acceptance and enthusiasm for the new vision by your team/organization.
  • Bob Collins’ 7 pragmatic steps for implementing a top down culture shift.
  • How to unleash the personal performance capacity (and increase employee engagement) of your team.
  • Tools and methods to meaningfully communicate your organizational progress.
  • How to create your own leadership assessment tool and where to focus on areas needing improvement.
  • EQ’s [Emotional Quotient] role in your development as a leader.

About the Author:

Robert (Bob) Collins, Manhattan College, and winner of its Centennial Award for “Most Outstanding Engineering Graduate”. Bob was a Vice President of GE and led its Factory Automation business. He was active in promoting the modernization of factories including the creation of high involvement work forces as the means for improving productivity and operational efficiencies. He published in excess of 60 articles on those subjects and was considered and expert in the industry. Those experiences are detailed in his “how-to book”, along with prescribed steps, on how to transform and successfully manage businesses facing the challenges of tomorrow’s business world.  Bob and his wife Andrea spend time in Marco Island, FL, Charlottesville, VA, and Camden, ME and they are the proud parents of four children and nine grandchildren. They are members of the Island Club in Marco Island, the Megunticook Golf Club of Rockport, ME and the Camden, ME  Yacht Club.

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Author Poll: Ala Abed-Rabbo Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

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

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Are you struggling with grim emotions and life’s difficult tests

Welcome to a “tale time machine” with back-and-forth flashes of one woman’s incredible life. Push the button and launch straight into our puzzling universe with Miss No, the narrator of our story, who shares her personal tale about destined encounters and challenges that changed her and her family’s lives—from hopeless to hopeful to triumphant success. Miss No’s tragic circumstances will resonate with readers who want to learn to either accept or change their own circumstances and appreciate the beautiful moments even more—and her words will inspire you to move from pessimism to optimism…from darkness to light!

About the Author:

Ala Abed-Rabbo is an English instructor who taught at T.C. Üsküdar Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey. She currently lives in Bristow, Virginia, and enjoys dancing, traveling, writing, and spending time with family. The Puzzling is her debut novel.

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Author Poll: Becky Kueker Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

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

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Love, Life and Money:  a hilarious journey of coming to terms with a brand new you.

Becky Kueker thought she had it all, publishing a new book, Hiding in My Pajamas, three years ago, and launching a national speaking career traveling the country at 75.  What more could you ask coming off a two year low after she retired struggling with the emotional stereotypes that deal with retirement and aging.  It was not until a complicated surgery requiring six months in a wheelchair and endless rehab, turned her life in a new direction she could never have expected.  Fighting fear, depression and the realization that she would once again have to start over, Becky shares her journey facing a new beginning discovering that it’s laughter that changes everything.

Meeting passionate people who inspired her, chapters are filled with poignant stories from women and men who have proven that aging does not have to define you and new beginnings are possible. Their stories are powerful and highlight the determination it takes to live your best life and what the passage of time means to how capable we are of embracing change.

Not being financially prepared for retirement has become a national epidemic.  Her chapter, Learning to Live After Retirement, features stories from those who were unaware that not planning was just speculating and rolling the dice on what might be. The shock that their savings will not be sufficient to retain the lifestyle they lived before offers a glimpse of a generation not prepared.

Interviewing her husband and other men about retirement and aging highlights the unexpected marital turbulence that finds its way into very personal struggles that no one saw coming.

About the Author:

Becky is a Tucson-based, nationally known speaker and author traveling around the U.S. providing presentations that relate to her personal journey about retirement and long term financial planning. She retired from a 20-year career as a partner in a woman-owned, commercial architectural and interior design firm. Leading business development and forming strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies around the world, she also headed the firm’s Corporate Advisory Board.  Becky was named a top Woman of Achievement, received the “Star Catchers” Award from St. Louis County Library, and is a recipient of the YWCA President’s Award honor.

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Author Poll: Melody Monroe Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

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

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Pete Cluckington is a young chicken, who just moved away from a chicken farm to a farm with lots of different kinds of animals. Never being around other kinds of farm animals, not to mention his father’s beliefs about them, sets Pete up for a challenging adjustment. Even though he has a hard time adjusting to the diverse population of his new farm and his new school, deep in his heart, Pete wants to make friends with the other farm animals. But, can he? What will his dad say?

About the Author:

Melody Monroe is a music teacher with National Board Certification in early to middle childhood music. She loves to celebrate diversity in her classroom and school. Her love for diversity and children helped inspire Pete Cluckington and the Others, her debut children’s book. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University and a Master’s degree in Arts Management from George Mason University. Although born and raised in North Carolina, Melody currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three children. She enjoys teaching her students to sing, perform folk songs and dances from world cultures, read and create their own music, and of course, play Freeze Dance! She also loves going to the movies with her family and eating lots of buttered popcorn!

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Author Poll: R.C. White Wants Your Help With His Cover

R.C. White is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

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Real or hoax? The Vatican reacts!

The sound was barely a whisper, but the impact would rock Brittany’s soul. The crystal-clear photo that had never been taken would create an obsession that would consume her through much of the next decade. The family never saw it coming, but when the lava reached the surface, it erupted like none had ever seen. Brittany was adamant. She demanded an explanation and set out to get it. And Nana was with her at every step. Nana knew the history first-hand; she had been there when the photo wasn’t taken. Together they were determined to accomplish what Papa had been unable to do, even if it took them five thousand miles from the safety of home. Would they be successful? Could they solve the mystery? Where would it lead?

About the Author

R.C. (Ron) White holds engineering and business degrees and has enjoyed a progressive career in the petrochemical industry, capped by a CEO position in a multi-million-dollar corporation and front-page coverage in the Wall Street Journal. His initial novel, Amanda, Papa’s Story, was a finalist in Inspiring Voices’ 2012 Contest sponsored by Guideposts. His latest novel, Brittany, Nana’s Story, will soon be available from Outskirts Press. He has also written several dramatic religious scripts, including This Is Your Life, King David and The Gospel According to Harry Potter. Ron is currently an adjunct professor at Lone Star College in Houston, teaching business and math classes. He is a widower enjoying a great family with three terrific grandchildren.

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Author Poll: Jillie Jayroe Wants Your Help With Her Cover

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

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Who is Anna O’Reilly?

You probably think this book will be all catfights and ugliness from one woman to another. Not true. To be fair, I asked all of Anna’s exes what her story was and received numerous versions that bordered on either sainthood or insanity. No man ever really knew the real Anna O’Reilly. The legal paperwork, the uncomfortable phone calls that would turn into horrific interviews, and going behind other people’s backs—it was all amusing, at first. Then came the almighty twist. The uncertainty and panic that Anna threw in my life were unbearable. I was living the life she dreamed of living, but the path of destruction she took when I entered her life was too much.

Have you ever fantasized about killing your husband’s ex? I swear to you, that was not my intention.

About the Author

Jillie Jayroe graduated from a major college and is still active in the sorority she joined there. She is a loving mother, daughter, twin, sister, neighbor, friend, and pet owner. She has the most amazing marriage to one of Anna O’Reilly’s ex-husbands, and they live in Boston. The Biography of Her is her debut novel.

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