Author Poll: Writer Great-Aunt Rita wants your help with her cover.

Great-Aunt Rita is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

SYNOPSIS
What happens when the Tooth Fairy makes a mistake?

When Michael loses his front tooth, he puts it under his pillow, anticipating a visit from the Tooth Fairy. But the Tooth Fairy, in her hurry, accidentally leaves him too much money, which means there won’t be enough money for other children who lose their teeth. Now Michael faces a choice—should he keep the shiny new bike he bought with his windfall or let the White Fairy Rat set things straight?

AUTHOR BIO
Great-Aunt Rita (and she really is GREAT), AKA Rita Berman, M.D., M.P.H. is a dentist’s daughter who has heard a lot of stories about the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy Makes a Mistake is her second children’s book. She and her great-nephew and great-niece, Jake and Elina Farber, wrote Roarasaurus, the Roaring, Soaring Dinosaur!

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Author Poll: Writer Bernard Bentley wants your help with his cover

Bernard Bentley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Life is an adventure. Share your adventure with someone!

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It Is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

About the Author

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on further developing his talents as a writer and a independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years’ experience in martial arts. He is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

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Author Poll: Writer L.I. ter Meulen wants your help with her cover

L.I. ter Meulen is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

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Meet Alejandro—aka Alex the lover, aka “A” the gigolo—the rough-edged scoundrel who sanded and polished himself into the smooth, hard object of everyone’s fascination. For Emily he has been a subject of serious inquiry from birth. When her mother Jante returned to New York from France nurturing the secret seed in her tummy, she didn’t know that two decades later, Em and A would discover each other—boastful, sad, and wayward mirrors of each other’s capricious charms and their own intimate, intentional rebellions. Daughter and father. Found and lost. As Alejandro lies dying of the gay plague in a Paris hospital, Emily tries on and inherits his cape of seduction and trade. Smooth Hard follows their separate, converging paths of curiosity and deception across a generation, through the light of self-discovery, and into the dark shadows of the Life.

About the Author

A native New Yorker, L.I. ter Meulen has been taking her cues from its streets, its people, and its soul since childhood. A graduate of City University of New York, and an entrepreneur, she was the visionary behind “Heatwave,” CUNY’s first compendium of student feminist poetry and fiction. Author of Kismet; Home. Heart. Twigs.; Red Coal, and numerous other poetry collections, she is a winner of the NFSPS prize for her singular poem “Splendid Child.” Smooth Hard is her debut novel.

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Author Poll: Writer Thomas Tinnin wants your help with his cover

Thomas Tinnin is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

When the era of the nation-state has ended, it will be replaced by corporate city-states under a world government.

About the Author

Thomas Tinnin was raised and lives in Colorado. After having joined the Navy at an early age, he obtained his MA in economics from the University of Colorado and has since been employed as a statistician for the government. Always an avid reader, his pastimes include reading philosophy, history, and political science—and writing in his spare time, both fiction and nonfiction. This fictional work, set in the near future, was started over 20 years ago as a result of a dream, but was subsequently set aside over career demands, along with a companion nonfiction work. The two works have endured all these years, mostly unchanged, and are even more relevant today.

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Author Poll: Writer Carolyn Bryant wants your help with her cover

Carolyn Bryant is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

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“I love you Holli!” “I love you Brooklyn!” The author shows how precious a sisters bond can be when developed by spending time together. This sweet story of two sisters who learned that a walk together was creating a bond that will last a lifetime.

About the Author

CAROLYN BRYANT – Author of her first book “No Shoes”, wife, mother and Granny to her amazing grandchildren. Sister to the siblings she disagreed with from time to time!

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Author Poll: Writer Pat Overton wants your help with her cover.

Pat Overton is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

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“He was with me. He hadn’t left. We were one and always would be…” On a wintry night in January, Ray Overton passed suddenly from lack of oxygen to the brain. What happened next was difficult for his wife, Pat, to grasp. While she was journaling one night, her deceased husband began to speak to her. At first she thought Ray’s voice might be a product of grief, wishful thinking, or imagination—but subsequent events would prove her wrong… Throughout the course of the following year and beyond, Ray guided Pat through the grief process, confirming her belief that consciousness does indeed survive death. In Still Beside You, Pat offers hope to others, validating that our deceased loved ones are not “lost” to us. They continue to exist, just in another form, in another—heavenly—place.

About the Author

Patricia Overton is a retired professional educator, a Reiki master/teacher, and a lecturer on life after death. She holds a certificate in grief recovery; a master’s degree in International Studies, specializing in Latin America; and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Her husband, Ray, received his academic training in Civil Engineering and worked in stone design and construction. He was a Reiki master, a professional educator, and a true Renaissance man. Learn more at http://www.ouregarden.com.

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Author Poll: Writer Joe Stearns wants your help with his cover

Joe Stearns is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

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What one wishes not to be; may not be avoided. Greentea Gravelt just wants to be a loyal Cleric Dwarf to her Clan. Her King and her Great Uncle Wizard know differently. Can she be the answer to what the Dwarves have long desired?  Jackrol Tiller just wants to be a normal young teenager and maybe a great swordsman for the Wyndswept people, but his first opportunity goes all wrong.  Vonn, the Magi, of the Mounties knows the world of Magic is changing. Can he make it work for The Mounty Republic?  Wyndliege, land of Dragons, but the Dragons are gone, the Elves are slaves, and the Dwarves and Humans are dominated by the diminutive Mounties. The odd pairing of the Recorder and Protector has all the important leaders scared and confused! But first, the Battle of Beardly must be decided.

About the Author

After many years of reading every fantasy book out there, I realized that the story I wanted to tell had still not been written. A few years later, the story emerged onto paper. The art of creating my world, with my characters, my rivers, mountains and cities, and my conflicts was exhilarating, exhausting and unbelievably fantastic. I give my thanks and blessings to all who write a story and give a part of themselves to the world, for that’s what writing really is. As a native Idahoan, I am blessed to have beautiful mountains, stately forests, wonderful rivers, and beautiful open plains in my State to draw inspiration from. God bless the USA.
Joe Stearns

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Author Poll: Writer MP Kollman wants your help with her cover

MP Kollman is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary:

A honeymoon in Reno—what could possibly go wrong?

However, back in Jaspar, Margaret Addams, preparing to leave home to visit Elizabeth and Emery Grayson, is catapulted twenty feet down the sidewalk by the explosion that destroys her house. She is barely holding onto life, but what has she to live for? Jerome, a young man she had grown to love as a son—a murderer—is dead, and her husband—no better than a common criminal—is imprisoned a hundred miles away.

And then, there’s the Hamiltons. Ivy—a woman Sandy thought he had put in prison seven years ago—has found her estranged husband Martin, and their daughter, Azalea—owners of MHE in Reno, a company that provides data entry services for its clients using its powerful server.

Questions need answering. Why is Ivy in Reno and not in prison? What does she want with Sandy’s boss, Jeff Hand? How did the Hamiltons anticipate Sandy and Samantha’s arrival in Reno? What is the source of the hundreds of thousands of dollars accumulating in an account that has no connection to their business?

About the Author:

Honeymoon is the third in a series by MP Kollman—Brothers published in 1995 and Sequela in 2012. MP also published Skin Deep, which is not part of the series, in 2016. MP began writing in grade school for her own enjoyment-taking her on adventures and away from the family farm. MP retired several years ago and can now devote more time to writing.

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Author Poll: Yvonne Hilton wants your help with her cover in a Survey Poll

Yvonne Hilton is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and wants your help deciding her upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

Peter has run away twice. This time the overseer on the large estate farm in colonial New York decides to use his cat-o-nine-tails on the slave to teach a more thorough lesson. His 12 year old apprentice, Martin Tucker is horrified, but grows to learn the useful application of whipping for the most serious offenses, like running. After all, he is the only white person on the place.
Sally is a 14 year old black girl newly arrived on the farm. Tucker, now thirty, chooses her to become his mistress. Sally is still a virgin when Tucker becomes her first sexual encounter. She however, already loves another slave, 16 year old Lemuel, with whom she’d grown up and who was purchased along with her.
Over the next few years, Tucker impregnates Sally with five babies in quick succession but none of them can belong to either him or her, since she is the property of the absentee owner of the farm and he is just an employee.
However, unbeknownst to the overseer, Sally eventually figures out a way to meet her lover Lemuel. And she manages to give birth to Polly, Lemuel’s child. The first five children resemble Tucker in coloring. Polly, on the other hand is dark-skinned, like her mother and father.

A dangerous situation has been created – how to hide the existence of this child from Tucker.

About the Author:

I was an assistant principal/supervisor of English. In my 32 years of teaching, my profession kept me constantly analyzing and dissecting literature, looking for the points of connection that made works come to life for high school students. Yet, for me, as a reader, it was always history, the events going on behind the narrative in a piece that held the real fascination. In 1972, I began to write short stories about fictional characters living during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. I began researching urban and rural slavery in New York with information from Dr. Sherrill Wilson, an urban anthropologist and learned about the actual day-to-day experiences of enslaved people during the 1700s. When this novel began to unfold in my mind, the lives of the people, as revealed by the excavations of the graves at the African Burial Ground motivated many of the events in the story.

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Author Poll: Frederick Munch wants your help with his cover in a Survey Poll

Frederick Munch is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

Are you doubting God’s existance? If there is a God would He really have time to listen to your problems and requests?

In reading “Searching for my Faith,” you will come to understanad you are not alone. What does God really expect from us? Does God punish us for ignoring Him and His commandments? You will learn how the author began to build his faith with the focus more on what God’s purpose is for us.

A twenty-nine year veteran of police work, the author describes the daily struggles of policing and the constant battle he endured with the question of faith. Does God really exist? Why do good people get hurt?

Share his experiences, and come to learn how he overcame adversity, tragedy, and guilt. Most importantly was how he eventually found contentment and an inner peace.

If you have questions concerning spirituality and are looking for some direction, “This book is for you.”

Or simply- if you ever thought about being a cop, you may want to read this first!

About the Author:

Fred is retired after seving twenty-nine years in Law Enforcement. He has experience in serving with both a State and Municipal agency. Twenty-five of those years were spent as a street cop assigned to the Patrol Division, and worked as a Patrol Street Supervisor. He served his last four years assigned to the Detective Division as a Sergeant investigating all types of crime including Juvenile offences. Fred is most thankful for the opportunity to serve his hometown community for so many years. He now enjoys spending most of his time with his six grandchildren.

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