Self-Publishing Author Joseph Bylinski, PhD discusses GOD AND COUNTRY ….United We Stand! ….Divided We Fall!

Author Joseph Bylinski, PhD is taking his latest book GOD AND COUNTRY ….United We Stand! ….Divided We Fall! 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 Joseph Bylinski, PhD and GOD AND COUNTRY ….United We Stand! ….Divided We Fall! as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

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Luckily for us, Joseph 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 GOD AND COUNTRY ….United We Stand! ….Divided We Fall!

OP: Tell us a little bit about GOD AND COUNTRY ….United We Stand! ….Divided We Fall! What is it about?

Joseph: The Bible is the Backbone of Freedom! When the phrases of the Bible are rearranged they reveal the answers to the Biblical mysteries and unlock the secret for why we have our freedom. …..The Bible and politics unite. These are the answers that our country has been searching for …..and these answers were given to us 2,000 years ago. Hidden within the Bible are many creatively written and cleverly placed phrases which specifically point to these times and when these extraordinary phrases are rearranged they clearly explain our current world and reveal the Bible’s biggest mysteries. They identify the Beast of the book of Revelation (the being commonly known as 666) and they lead to unlocking the secret to understanding how our freedom is earned. And more importantly the Biblical phrases warn us that our country and our freedoms will not last unless we do indeed become “One Nation under God and Indivisible”. Our country was founded upon the Bible, our laws are based on the Bible, and unfortunately we are currently throwing the Bible out the window. Our country has wandered away from its founding ideals as we have pushed aside, ignored and thrown out God’s laws without realizing that they are here to discipline us and keep us in control. Finding the answers to the Biblical mysteries leads to discovering how the Bible and politics must come together for a country of freedom to survive. Because if we can’t stand united …..we fall. …..Politics and the Bible must become partners in a free democracy. This book puts politics, freedom and religion into perspective for a nation which is falling apart.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Joseph: Hopefully all Americans will be interested in the the reason for why we have our freedom and in how politics and religion unite in a country of freedom. Using the rearranged phrases of the Bible the book begins with the basics and simply explains the complicated. It reveals the answers to the Biblical mysteries and those answers lead to discovering why we have our freedom. So all ages and all citizens should find these answers fascinating and important.

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

Joseph: Hopefully all Americans will be interested in the the reason for why we have our freedom and in how politics and religion unite in a country of freedom. Using the rearranged phrases of the Bible the book begins with the basics and simply explains the complicated. It reveals the answers to the Biblical mysteries and those answers lead to discovering why we have our freedom. So all ages and all citizens should find these answers fascinating and important.

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

Joseph: These are without a doubt the answers. They are unique and they have never before been made known. The answers are simple, down to earth and real.

OP: What is special about your book?

Joseph: It is with great hope that these answers will help our country. These are the answers which our country has been struggling to find and they come at a time when our country desperately needs them …..and the answers were actually written down 2,000 years ago, they were just waiting to be uncovered. These answers have never before been revealed and they are made known in a manner that has never before been accomplished.

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

Joseph: This book has taken 20 years to put the pieces of the puzzle together and to organize so that it would be simple and so that it would teach and be easy to understand. And if there is interest in this book then perhaps more findings can and will be published.

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

Joseph: The book is proudly printed by Outskirts Press and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This book takes less than 2-1/2 hours to read and yet it reveals the answers to the Biblical mysteries, it describes why we have our freedom, and it solves many of our country’s political issues – so it is well worth taking a few hours in order to obtain these long sought after answers. And these are simple and down-to-earth answers you’ll never forget.

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

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/GODANDCOUNTRY

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Mermaid Eclipse by N.E. Carlisle

Author N.E. Carlisle is taking her latest book Mermaid Eclipse 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 N.E. Carlisle and Mermaid Eclipse as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

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Luckily for us, N.E. 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 Mermaid Eclipse.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Mermaid Eclipse. What is it about?

N.E.: Twins Muriel and Morgan and their mysterious family curse.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

N.E.: I love everything about mermaids and the ocean. It was a story that I wanted to read.

OP: How did you get your book published?

N.E.: I chose to self-publish through Outskirts Press.

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

N.E.: Young adult readers and anyone interested in mermaids, family curses or mysteries.

OP: What is special about your book?

N.E.: It takes an ancient theme but shared with fresh twists.

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

N.E.: This book is less about what is means to be a mermaid and more about what it means to be a twin.

OP: Have you published any other books?

N.E.: Yes, non-fiction.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

N.E.: Yes, Mermaid Eclipse is the first book in a series.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

N.E. Carlisle was born by the coast and loves everything about the ocean, especially its lore. She has written several non-fiction books, but Mermaid Eclipse is her debut novel. She spends her days surfing, writing, and playing with her three dogs.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/mermaideclipse

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Outskirts Press Presents Katherine Zartman, author of Cost of Freedom

Author Katherine Zartman is taking her latest book Cost of Freedom 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 Katherine Zartman and Cost of Freedom as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Katherine 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 Cost of Freedom.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Cost of Freedom. What is it about?

Katherine: Cost of Freedom is a love story between a maimed veteran and the experienced, sensitive nurse he falls for.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Katherine: I wrote this book out of a passion for veterans. I am a veteran myself, as was my older brother and our father, who was a World War II colonel. I’ve seen firsthand the suffering war demands of its combatants and perhaps my words will help readers understand the pain.

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

Katherine: Seniors, veterans, caregivers and all that feel the passion to help others.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Katherine: The ability to reveal intimate details that only youth, not seniors, expect from a novel of this kind.

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

Katherine: The intuitive reach this unusual couple experience navigating the challenges presented to each.

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

Katherine: My first book, Lavender Moon, was published in March 2020. I currently have three other books in progress, including the sequel to Cost of Freedom (Cost of Freedom: Book Two), along with two psychological thrillers, The Alpha and The Hybrid, both due in summer of 2020.

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

Katherine: My book can be found on Amazon.com, as well as other retailers like Barnes and Noble; there is also a Kindle version, as well.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Daughter of a WWII colonel, a Vietnam era veteran, mother of three, grandmother of six and great grandmother of one. As an author I always want my words to convey to the reader the same raw emotions, frailties, love and tears my characters possess.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/costoffreedom

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Got Knee Pain? Where is Your Tibia? by William J. Ruch, D.C

Author William Ruch is taking his latest book Got Knee Pain? Where is Your Tibia? 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 William Ruch and Got Knee Pain? as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, William 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 https://outskirtspress.com/gotkneepain.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Got Knee Pain?: Where is Your Tibia?. What is it about?

William: Knee pain and how to evaluate and then treat your own knee injury.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

William: Because of the bad treatment that people receive after they have injured their knee.

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

William: Anyone with a knee injury.

OP: What is special about your book?

William: Knee pain can be very debilitating. This book could lead a person to decrease their pain but regain mobility.

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

William: I am unaware of any book like this.

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

William: Yes and yes.

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

William: Got Knee Pain? is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Outskirts Press.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. William Ruch has a successful chiropractic practice for over 30 years, in Oakland, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1975. He graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in September of 1986. In the Spring of 1987, he returned to his alma mater as adjunct faculty, where he has been teaching till this day. Dr. Ruch authored numerous scientific articles on spinal and pelvic pathophysiology including cadaver dissection study, radiograph photography which appeared in chiropractic journals. In addition, he has written chapters on the autonomic neuroanatomy of the vertebral subluxation/misalignment complex, and published several cadaver specimens, radiology and photographs in other textbooks. Through the Life Chiropractic College West, he published the 2nd edition textbook: “Atlas of Common Subluxation of the Human Spine and Pelvis,” which is a part of his curriculum. He also published a textbook on adjusting called “Advanced Adjusting Techniques,” which has the pelvic protocols included in this book. Currently, Dr. Ruch is also conducting seminars for post graduate education and relicensing. Dr. Ruch has made it his mission to teach the chiropractic community the importance of understanding human anatomy, and why it is possible to achieve the patient desired results, without unnecessary procedures, stress, anxiety and pain. Please visit our websites at: WilliamRuchDC.com, ReliefGlove.com or just stop by for the experience of relief.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/gotkneepain

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Think Beyond The Cause by Godfred A. Amah

Author Godfred A. Amah is taking his latest book Think Beyond The Cause 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 Godfred A. Amah and Think Beyond The Cause as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Godfred 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 Think Beyond The Cause.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Think Beyond The Cause. What is it about?

Godfred: How Evil spirits affect humans.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Godfred: My life is a good example of a life frustrated, if not destroyed in many aspects by witchcraft or obstructive spiritual activity. To anyone being told this or listening, this claim will appear laughable and hardly believable. The book explains and shows how possible, real and ongoing, the role of evil spirits is present and responsible for many of humanity’s problems.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Godfred: By doing some research, identifying Outskirts Press, and contacting them for the publication.

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

Godfred: Everyone who is literate will find this book interesting to read and will learn a lot about a much neglected and unsuspecting origin of many problems, and their solutions.

OP: What is special about your book?

Godfred: It opens a window into an invisible world or spiritual realm and makes it possibly visible.

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

Godfred: This is an account of a lived experience, not learned academic knowledge or summarized facts. The book introduces something important that has been erroneously ignored.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Godfred: No, this is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Godfred: Yes.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Godfred Amah has an MD degree, a Master of Public Health degree and over twenty-four years of practice of Clinical Medicine and Public Health.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/thinkbeyondthecause

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Hitler’s Last Christmas by Donald F. Kilburg, Jr.

Author Donald F. Kilburg, Jr.is taking his latest book Hitler’s Last Christmas: The Day the Entire Mighty Eighth Air Force Joined the Battle of the Bulge 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 Donald F. Kilburg, Jr. and Hitler’s Last Christmas as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Donald 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 Hitler’s Last Christmas.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Hitler’s Last Christmas. What is it about?

Donald: It is a documentary based on archived records and the firsthand accounts of the airmen who participated in the largest aerial bombing mission in history, one that involved every flyable bomber and fighter in the 8th Air Force. The mission enabled ground troops to turn the tide against Hitler’s surprise last major offensive of the war, his surprise Ardennes Offensive…

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Donald: Actually, I was “volunteered” to write it. My late father was a member of the 487th Bomb Group and served as a Bombardier on a B-17. He, like many of the WWII veterans, didn’t talk much about the war after it was over. Eventually, he began to look for and contact some he served with. Then he discovered the 487th Bomb Group Association, a group of the vets and their families who met annually around the country to renew old friendships and share old stories. At one of these reunions, there was a discussion about a most frightening mission that many of the surviving members had participated in. A member said, “We know that the Christmas Eve Mission in 1944 was the largest mission of the war and likely the largest mission ever since. We remember it because we were there. We suffered serious losses. We lost dear friends. Many of us still have nightmares about it. But the full story has never been told. Someone needs to write it.” I was sitting next to my Dad. Within seconds he grabbed my wrist and was waving my hand in the air. “My son will do it. He’s done lots of writing. He’ll do it.” How do you say “no” at that point with a room full of octogenarians applauding? So that is how I “decided” to research and write the book. I learned that my Dad had been the Lead Bombardier on this mission after General Castle’s plane was blown out of the air. I learned for the first time that my Dad, his pilot, and navigator received the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions that day. I am proud to document and preserve the memory of these great men.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Donald: I concluded early on that I would self-publish. My enthusiastic audience was extremely interested in seeing their story and they were quickly reaching the end of their lives. I researched a number of publishers, evaluated their services, checked their reviews, and contracted with Outskirts Press.

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

Donald: This is clearly a “niche” book. It details the events of the day and is full of firsthand stories from many who were there. These are definitely of interest to World War II historians, veterans, and veterans’ family members and friends. There were more than 20,000 airmen directly involved in the subject mission and many of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are just now learning about their progenitor’s heroic participation. It is also of interest to people with personal interest in things military, pertinent to the Air Force in general and the 8th Air Force in particular.

OP: What is special about your book?

Donald: It reveals a story that has not previously been told – an accounting of the collaboration of mammoth air power and determined ground troop advancement that brought Hitler’s ambitious dreams to a disappointing retreat, a beginning of the end of Hitler’s destructive war.

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

Donald: The underlying story of the Christmas Eve 1944 mission was obscured by the tragic loss of the mission commander, General Frederick Castle in a surprise attack over “friendly” territory. Castle was the only American General killed in enemy combat in the European Theater. He had been one of the original seven “Eaker’s Amateurs” who established the 8th Army Air Force in England in 1942. General Henry “Hap” Arnold, Commander of the Army Air Forces was his Godfather. The story of Castle’s tragic loss became the story of the day. After the war ended, the 8th Air Force mission records for the mission were misfiled in the National Archives Air Force history stacks. They remained “lost” until I began researching this book and found them in a box labelled for the previous mission. They had been in the wrong box since the early 1950s.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Donald: I am a retired manufacturing executive and writing has been a sideline hobby. I have written one previous book of an entirely different genre. Titled Neither Virgin nor Martyr, it is a history of saints who do not fit into the traditional model of the Catholic Church. My other military history writings have primarily been articles in military related publications, many for the 8th Air Force Historical Society.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Donald: Presently none are in the works.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Donald F. Kilburg, Jr. is a retired business executive whose interest in history has led him to research and write numerous published articles about events of World War II. He is a member of the 487th Bomb Group Association and serves on its Board. A charter member of the World War II Museum, he is also a member of the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, and the National Museum of the Air Force.

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Introducing Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior by John G. Mentzos, PhD

Author John G. Mentzos, PhD is taking his latest book Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior 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 John G. Mentzos, PhD and Handbook for True Democracy as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

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OP: Tell us a little bit about Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior. What is it about?

John: It’s about American political transformation from oligarchy to true democracy. True democracy is not just a set of laws and a government structure it’s a collective consciousness. The collective consciousness of true democracy arises out of human nature when called forth by group psychology and the social constructs and cultural artifacts of a nation. The appropriate collective consciousness for an effective democracy (a true democracy) is one that yields culture and process that manages human diversity in equitable ways. But group psychology and the social constructs of a nation can serve as countervailing forces to effective democracy as well. To the extent that such elements create consciousness focused on producing inequity and perpetuating the conflicts that arise out of human diversity, the public consciousness needed for true democracy is lost. Corporate oligarchy is the leading instigator of group psychology, social constructs and cultural artifacts that threaten democracy. Consequently, this book is about true democracy vs. corporate oligarchy. In the book I explore this ongoing struggle over power where the winner will control the foreseeable future of civilization. Power in its most naked form is control of energy-the energy that powers our cars, homes and militaries but more importantly the energy that we human beings represent. To control the energy that we humans represent one must control human consciousness. To control human conscious, one must control the four pillars of power-control of information, control of leadership, control of economics and control of organization. So, the question is who shall control these pillars of power for the foreseeable future-will it be corporate oligarchy or We The People? The answer to that question is found in the emerging evolution of human psychology and behavior. Human psychology and behavior will either evolve toward greater democracy or greater totalitarianism. This book is about how we the everyday man, woman and child can pursue the former. It is about how each one of us can contribute to creating a true democracy.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

John: The simplest way to explain why I wrote this book is to reference our current state of affairs as a nation. We The People are moving closer to a violent and deadly chasm. The chasm is over our worldviews. One position offers a psychological outlook that could be described as centered on an “I, Me, Mine” worldview. The opposing position strives to impose an “Us, We, Ours” worldview. True democracy brings balance to these divergent views because it is designed to manage human diversity in equitable ways. True democracy pursues this balance through prioritizing win-win propositions over zero-sum approaches. It achieves this balance through a specific style of leadership, structure and process as well as individual initiative. The United States is at a crossroads. It is paramount that the people become aware that there are alternative worldviews that offer balance to our thinking before our divisions completely destroy our republic.

OP: How did you get your book published?

John: I published it through Outskirts Press.

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

John: Handbook for True Democracy will be of interest to anyone pursuing a greater understanding of the underlying reasons for the turmoil occurring in our nation, especially those who feel an obligation to do something constructive about it. This includes readers of social philosophy; individuals open to personal wellness and intrigued with practical ways to oppose corporate influence through actions compatible with their daily lives; leaders within civil society committed to equity, participation, and socially responsible organizations; and scholars and educators interested in the roles of evolutionary psychology and national culture in understanding the dilemmas of society and/or the role of the nonprofit sector in addressing these dilemmas.

OP: What is special about your book?

John: Encapsulated in the pages of this book are the great underlying questions (and potential answers) that we as a society are struggling with at this very moment-Trump and the death of democracy, socialism vs. capitalism, political divisions based on identity, our health and even the future of our economy. What is special is that this book relates these issues to humanity’s ongoing psychological evolution and then helps establish how that evolution could lead to a national culture that supports true democracy.

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

John: Where Handbook for True Democracy differs is that it places themes championed in the books listed below squarely in the context of America’s political divide and then interweaves them into a comprehensive worldview pertinent to current efforts to achieve authentic democracy in the United States. Titles that explore subject matter that relate to Handbook for True Democracy include The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins; The Evolution of the Mind by Robert Townsend; Not by Genes Alone by Richerson and Boyd; The Age of Empathy by Franz De Waal; Personal and Planetary Wellness by Marilyn Cornelius; Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach by Elaine P. Congress; and Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind by Geert Hofslede. Books and researchers on these subjects paved the way for much of the conceptual framework found in Handbook for True Democracy. Some of these books explore how organizations shape us, others explore how our wellness and grassroots organizations can shape the world we live in. Others explain how evolutionary processes shape the values, norms, and assumptions of humanity and therefore our society.

OP: Have you published any other books?

John: Yes. Organizational Culture for Successful Democracy: Participatory Nonprofits That Advance Their Missions, Build Political Community and Initiate the Evolution of Society, POCD Publishing (2013) – Examines how organizational culture in nonprofit organizations can establish highly efficient and effective democratic movements; Characteristics Associated with Not-for-Profits that Successfully Involve Clients in Shaping Their Programs, ProQuest (2009) – Examines performance management, internal and external community building, organizational ethics and entrepreneurship/innovation in the context of participatory organizational behavior and development in public service nonprofit organizations; Way to the River Source, COMPAS (1997) – A training handbook on diversity, community building and parent involvement in schools. Co-authored by Judith Katz.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

John: It’s likely that I will.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John G. Mentzos earned his Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and Development from the Union Institute. For more than 25 years he has consulted with leaders in non-profit management, government, foundations, business, education, human services and religion. His work has focused on grassroots efforts to build community, develop youth, address social injustice and advocate for the arts at the local, state and national levels.

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Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR by Gary R. Hall

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Gary R. Hall is taking his latest book Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Gary to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Gary’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Gary 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 Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR. What is it about?

Gary: This book is about recovery and enlightenment. Trudi Kehle and Peter Ackerman are ethnic Germans who escaped from the former Czech Sudetenland after World War II while still youngsters. Both are troubled by their country’s immoral Nazi conduct. Trudi’s father was a Nazi sailor who died in the Black Sea Campaigns. The adult Peter, now a US Army sergeant, and Trudi, are dispatched on a mission to retrieve suspected war criminal, Herman Nagle, from East Germany to account for his war conduct. While searching for Herman, they find the Jewish woman Sarah living in the forest — confused and unaware the war is over.

Enlightenment occurs when, during mission training, Trudi befriends a young American girl named Evelyn. Trudi and Evelyn have only their athletic interests in common until Trudi becomes Evelyn’s mentor. As the relationship grows, Trudi describes the differences between her life and the relatively secure life of a teen-age 1950’s American girl. Under Trudi’s mentorship, Evelyn becomes a successful athlete as well as a world-knowledgeable and matured young lady.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Gary: I lived and vacationed in West Germany (and then Germany after reunification) for well over twelve years. During this time, I became aware of the stark differences between the war-era lives of my stateside contemporaries and the lives of most Germans. Reading and conversing with those Germans who had lived through the war convinced me that there was a story to tell.

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

Gary: Readers will be motivated by the strong protagonist character of Trudi. Readers who are drawn to post-war events in Europe — especially the Sudetenland crisis since Peter and Trudi lived there as youngsters. A reader interested in how a cross-cultural female mentorship might work.

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

Gary: It’s difficult to find books in this category. There are plenty of books describing the war, but not many post-war books. This book describes day-to-day life in the early to mid-post-war years, which is seldom found. This book describes real geographical and cultural sites that I personally visited.

OP: What is special about your book?

Gary: I get some comments about the amount of research, the detail, and the geographic accuracy of the book. That always surprises me because I lived and studied through casual interest for many years before I decided to write. At one point I interviewed the 1980’s mayor of a small East German town named Kella. This was especially interesting because Kella had been the location of a non-fiction American writer years before. The Bürgermeisterin (female mayor), another German family and I, with interpreter, talked for two days. We were also taken on a walking tour of a surprisingly neat and picturesque village. It’s personal because I developed an affinity for the Germans through the years and often puzzled how so many Germans could have bought into the Nazi philosophy. It’s personal because I’m aware of how detached my American friends and relatives have been from the reality of post-war Europe. We lived the good life, but hardly knew it.

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

Gary: I am the author of The 5K Zone: Cold War Border Intrigue, also published by Outskirts Press. I am currently working on the third of a series.

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

Gary: On Amazon under books or Kindle store: Authors page — https://amazon.com/author/gary-hall: My webpage for The 5K Zone: Cold War Border Intrigue, is www.5kzone.com. The book can also be purchased from me in Everett, WA.

To purchase Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR from the Outskirts Press Bookstore visit https://outskirtspress.com/sacrificeandsalvationmissiongdr

To purchase The 5K Zone: Cold War Border Intrigue from the Outskirts Press Bookstore visit https://outskirtspress.com/the5kzone

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gary was a career army non-commissioned officer with over twelve years of Cold War duty in West Germany and one year in Viet Nam. He is the recipient of four Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star for meritorious performance of duty in Viet Nam. In West Germany, Gary was an instructor and course chief of the Communications Officer/Communications NCO courses at the United States Army School, Europe (USASCHEUR). Upon retirement from the Army, Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources at the University of Washington. Gary now lives in Everett, Washington.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/sacrificeandsalvationmissiongdr

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Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas by Dan Barry

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Author Dan Barry is taking his latest book Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas by Dan Barry, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dan to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dan’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Dan 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 Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas. What is it about?

Dan: My book is about policing in the greatest city in the world — “Las Vegas.” I’ve been blessed to have spent 30 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). During my career I served in a variety of positions, from undercover high school narc to Bureau Commander of the Organized Crime Bureau. In all these assignments I realized that the importance of maintaining trust is the key to success. The three key virtues to successful policing are Courage, Good Loyalty and Empathy. My goal in writing this book is to uplift organizational culture by realizing that policing is a vocation that requires us to treat others as gifts from God, not focusing solely on numbers and politics.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dan: When I retired, my love for the policing vocation and my brothers and sisters still working the streets, never went away. I realized that God allowed me to go through my experiences to make our world a better place. I pray that others will learn from my example the importance of being a servanthood leader and serve their communities with honor.

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

Dan: The fact that the author is both a practitioner and an academic. Throughout my career, I’ve lived the history and knew that policing was heading in the wrong direction. In my present role as the Program Chair for the University of Phoenix, I have been able to study the subject and the need to exercise practical wisdom in our decisions.

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

Dan: I am hoping that people currently in, retired, or considering beginning a career in law enforcement will be the largest audience. I am confident that they can all learn important lessons and grow in their own careers. I also hope that policy makers will see the potential positive impact policing can have in their jurisdictions. When policing is done right, great things happen. Troubled neighborhoods form partnerships and the quality of life skyrockets. Lastly, this book is loaded with exciting police stories that are at times emotional, and most often humorous.

OP: What is special about your book?

Dan: First, my knowledge that we are here to serve God, and each other. All of my decisions are from a Christ-centered frame. Second, in parts of this book I admit that I have made mistakes that I learned from. In “The Killer Bees,” I admit that I failed to adequately plan out a tactical situation because I didn’t realize the potential danger. In this situation, all of my team got out safely, but there was an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Third, all my experiences can be applied to other professions. Leadership requires we all act in a virtuous way and not just as bosses.

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

Dan: I published Ready, Aim, Trust in 2015 – Classic Day Publishing

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

Dan: Integrity Based Policing is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Outskirts Press.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dan Barry is retired as a captain from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 30 years of service. During his career, he served in a variety of assignments as an officer ranging from patrol to undercover high school narcotic detective. After promotions, he commanded numerous bureaus including Patrol, Organized Crime, Criminal Intelligence and SWAT. He is currently the Program Chair for the College of Social Sciences & Behavioral Health—Criminal Justice & Security, University of Phoenix. Dan has been married to his beautiful wife, Allison, for 39 years, Dan and Allison have four grown children, nine grandchildren and an Irish Terrier (Brigid).

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/integritybasedpolicing

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In Search of the Body & Soul Connection by Duke Saganich

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Author Duke Saganich is taking his latest book In Search of the Body & Soul Connection, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Duke to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Duke’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Duke 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 Search of the Body & Soul Connection.

OP: Tell us a little bit about In Search of the Body & Soul Connection. What is it about?

Duke: This book is a thought-provoking analysis for all of the spiritual seekers looking for answers. It’s for those who are open to all the possibilities of what could be. My research into spirituality and religion has led me to find common ground between them. The premise of this book is based on my interpretation and understanding of the three main aspects of spirituality; the “Body”, the “Soul” and the “Link” which connects them.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Duke: I wrote this book to share with others my research, knowledge and interpretation on spirituality. I am legally blind and writing this book has been very therapeutic for me and has contributed to my own spiritual growth.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Duke: Researching many self-publishing companies I found that Outskirts Press stood out among the others. I chose them for their professionalism, experience and available options.

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

Duke: It’s for anyone who is on a spiritual journey and looking for possible answers and growth.

OP: What is special about your book?

Duke: As a researcher for many years, I wanted to give my interpretation and understanding of the common ground between spirituality and religion. I also explain many simple techniques and exercises that anyone can use to help them grow spiritually.

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

Duke: I wanted to create a resource for those seeking spiritual enlightenment. In this genre there aren’t many books that incorporate full color images and quotes that relate to each chapter.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Duke: This is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Duke: Possibly, but I have not made any decision as yet.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Duke Saganich was born in Croatia and came to the United States when he was eight. Throughout his life his interests focused on research in spirituality, religion, philosophy, psychology, mysticism and meditation. He retired at age 62 and is living in Upstate New York with his wife Ellie. The author will be donating 50% of his royalties to various charities that are in need.

BOOK EXCERPT

Part Two “The Soul”:

Chapter 5 “The Bridge of Consciousness” will show the bridges that are formed through the consciousness communication network. I will also discuss death as the transitional period between lives. During this period you reconnect with your soul and make choices for your next life experience. These choices will depend mostly on the level that your soul has evolved. There will be many other choices available to your soul when it has come to the end of its reincarnation cycles. The soul is continually evolving and has choices which include becoming Guides, or Teachers. Evolved souls can also choose to start a new reincarnation cycle to continue the experience of physical life and help other souls in their evolutionary process.

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