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.

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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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Publishing Reflective: Sonia Lewis, Discusses FROZEN MEMORY: THE SPLINTERED SILENCE

“Author SONIA LEWIS is taking her latest book, FROZEN MEMORY: THE SPLINTERED SILENCE 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 SONIA LEWIS and FROZEN MEMORY: THE SPLINTERED SILENCE  as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!”


Luckily for us, SONIA LEWIS  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 FROZEN MEMORY: THE SPLINTERED SILENCE.

OP: Tell us a little bit about FROZEN MEMORY: THE SPLINTERED SILENCE. What is it about?

Sonia:  My book is Emotive, Dystopian Poetry, and is about the suppressed anger of our ancestors. They coped with songs of hope and dreams of returning to the motherland of Africa. Today we, the descendants, are fighting for change that is slow in coming, so we try to make Peace with a past that continues to invade our daily lives, and we continue to believe in GOD. We pray for acceptance and Peace in Surrender

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Sonia:  In my own country, Jamaica, we were exposed only to British and European History in schools. The scant curriculum did not include certain facts. For example: During the middle passage from Africa, there were many warrior chiefs on board who rebelled and were labeled as “Mutinous”. The slave ships stopped in the Islands to obtain fresh supplies like citrus to prevent scurvy among the crew, and other fresh supplies. The Mutinous slaves were left on the Islands. WE are descendants of those chiefs, and although I cannot revisit the past to fight, I have a pen through which I push the inherited, (perhaps genetic) pain.

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

Sonia: People who love poetry. Readers who have experienced loss and known deep sadness, and people of Faith who believe that with GOD, ALL, not some, but ALL things are possible

OP: What is special about your book?  

Sonia:  Much of the material on these pages was gleaned from my early years of nursing school in England, my first love affair AND heartbreak, the Ebb and Flow of recovery, and the shocking revelation that the biological imperative results in a unique struggle that, at times, is reflected as desperation i.e. “I have to meet someone to love before I am older” versus “It’s OK to be alone”. I should also point out that my ignorance of the suffering of my ancestors began to disappear when I was introduced to a series of books starting with “The Mandingo”. My hunger to learn sent me on a quest that is still in progress

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

Sonia: This book of poetry is unique. Rather than dwelling on one subject, there is a mélange of situations that runs the gamut of human emotions.

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

Sonia: Yes, I published “A Corona of Clouds”. The idea began to take shape while I was visiting the “High Atlas” mountains of Morocco. The cover photograph is emblematic. There I am standing in blazing sunlight, with a backward glance at the clouds that formed a corona (crown) on the mountain. A perfect example of how far I had come from a troubled past (the clouds), to emerge into bright sunshine. The pain was left behind.

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

Sonia: I firmly believe that this little book is one that can be handed down to the younger generation, and the owner of this little treasure, will return to its pages again and again. Amazon carries it in both the printed version and Kindle. The publishers, Outskirts Press will be happy to forward purchases from them. When you read the poetry, share your feelings about whatever poem has touched you, and tell others but keep your own copy for reference.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sonia Lewis is a retired registered nurse/midwife who spends half her time with her husband in Morocco, from where she writes as she is inspired and half the year in her second city, Miami, Florida. Her first book, “A Corona of Clouds”, is available on Amazon Kindle.

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

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Self-Publishing Book Tour: “What Day Is It? Everyday Seems The Same” by Nancy Panasci

“Author Nancy Panasci is taking her latest book, What Day Is It? Everyday Seems The Same 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 Nancy Panasci and What Day Is It? Everyday Seems The Same as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!”


Luckily for us, Nancy Panasci  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 What Day Is It? Everyday Seems The Same.

OP: Tell us a little bit about What Day Is It? Everyday Seems The Same. What is it about?

Nancy: Spring of 2020 brought to this world an unknown—the Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. Every day became the same with a constant routine. What Day Is It? Every Day Seems the Same is a story that attempts to help parents and children simplify what a “new normal” might look like with the presence of COVID-19 in their everyday lives.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Nancy: I wrote this book because I firmly believed that children, parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care providers could benefit from a story that provided an idea to take each day of the week and make it memorable during a period when time stood still.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Nancy: I submitted my book to Outskirts Press, Inc. for publication.

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

Nancy: Those interested in this book are children ages two to six years old, parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care providers

OP: What is special about your book?  

Nancy: My book is unique because it provides a story that helps bring structure and understanding to parents and their children who struggled with the lingering effects of COVID-19 and everyday life.

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

I believe my book is the only one of its kind with the story that it shares. It won the 2020 Story Monsters LLC Award.

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

Nancy: I am presently working on the sequel to What Day Is It? Every Day Seems the Same.

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

Nancy: Interested readers can contact me or Outskirts Press, Inc. to purchase my book.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy Panasci is the mother of three talented and successful daughters. This, she believes, is the most important accomplishment of her life so far. Nancy is a speech pathologist who has her own private practice in Englewood, Colorado. She has spent her career surrounding herself with preschool and school-age children who need assistance in communicating effectively with peers and family. Nancy has been active in her community as a volunteer for many organizations and loves surrounding herself with family and friends. She believes What Day Is It? Every Day Seems the Same will encourage her to author additional children’s books.

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

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Outskirts Press Presents DONNA GIBBS CSJ, author of THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE

Author DONNA GIBBS CSJ is taking her latest book, THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE 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 DONNA GIBBS CSJ and THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, DONNA GIBBS CSJ 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 SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE.

OP: Tell us a little bit about THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE. What is it about?

DONNA: It is an inspiring origin story that promotes a healthy Earth/Human relationship through poetic narrative, vivid illustration, and sacred experiences.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

DONNA: In 2010, I switched from teaching one grade level to teaching the entire elementary school science program. I created this version of the emerging Universe story to help ground, increase meaning and connect the Kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum.

Teaching science based knowledge and science skills develop in my students the ability to influence everything that happens to living Earth. I believe a “planetary wisdom” to help them form an “Earth-identity” would be beneficial as they learned the standard Science curriculum

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

DONNA: I wrote it in a format that would enable a young reader to grow with the story. Parts of the narrative are for reading aloud to the youngest and as the child grows, they learn more and begin to experience their personal connection with Earth.

OP: What is special about your book?

DONNA: It has evolved from my own advanced studies in Child Development, Earth Literacy and Art Therapy.
I myself engage in the experiences as they open an ever-new wonder and appreciation for all that is.

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

DONNA: Yes, The Quilter and the Quail is a true story about a woman who raised two wild quail. It follows their life in juxtaposition with the life of the wild quail. As the babies grow, the reader begins to understand how humanity links with wild nature.

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

DONNA: There are very few books in this category. Surprisingly, adults seem to enjoy this book as much as the child and glean a new appreciation for our place in the Earth community.

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

DONNA: Any questions about these books can be sent directly to me: seamlessuniverse@yahoo.com
Both books are available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Bulk orders can be made through me and/or Outskirts Press.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donna Gibbs CSJ has taught for thirty years in the elementary classroom. She has a degree in child development and Earth literacy and a master’s in art therapy. She gives workshops and lectures that focus on deepening our connection with the universe.

For more information visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/theseamlessuniverse

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Outskirts Press Presents CAROL A. LINDEMULDER, author of COLOR & CONTRAST: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE

Author CAROL A. LINDEMULDER is taking her latest book, COLOR & CONTRAST: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE 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 CAROL A. LINDEMULDER and COLOR & CONTRAST: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, CAROL A. LINDEMULDER 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 COLOR & CONTRAST: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE.

OP: Tell us a little bit about COLOR & CONTRAST: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE. What is it about?
CAROL: color techniques: color and contrast used together

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
CAROL: As an artist and also art teacher, I see contrast and color knowledge missing from so many art works in shows and classes.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
CAROL: Emerging artists without art school; professional artists wanting better understanding of contrast. Also, families with talented and creative children or students, people who just love color but know little about it, anyone just loving learning!

OP: What is special about your book?
CAROL: It is what I teach, as mentioned above, not about just my own techniques and colors used, but a book for everyone.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
CAROL: I do not have any other published books and I do not plan on publishing another one at this time.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
CAROL: Most art books are either scientific color books, or specific palette colors and techniques used by the author artist. color and contrast for everyone in simple basic terms is no longer taught in schools today.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?
CAROL: It is available on Amazon (paperback, or kindle, and also Barnes & Noble, and publisher Outskirts Press bookstore.

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

For more information visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/colorandcontrast

This author purchased the Media Marketing Blitz marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on a “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Top 5 Benefits of a Virtual Book Tour

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Book marketing has changed due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, you can take your book on tour without ever leaving your home thanks to modern technology. So, take your book on the virtual road and connect with bloggers and readers all over the globe with the Virtual Book Tour!

Being able to market your book efficiently while following social distancing guidelines is just one of the benefits of a virtual book tour. Following are 5 additional benefits:

  1. It’s faster, less expensive, and more convenient to “tour” from in front of your computer than from town to town in your car. (Those are 3 benefits right there, and there are still 4 more to go!)
  2. It’s an opportunity to engage with readers. Your appearance on blogs may generate reader comments, which you are encouraged to respond to.
  3. More book sales and book reviews are generated. Of course, the whole point of going on a virtual book tour is to create book sales, but you may discover an added benefit—the resulting book reviews, which will, in turn, become MORE book sales, and it never stops!
  4. Virtual Book Tours last FOREVER. On a “real” book tour, it’s over the minute you get home. But a virtual book tour is archived and searchable online forever, available for search engines (and your readers) to discover days, months, or even years later. And due to the power of print-on-demand and distribution-on-demand, your book will still be available for sale when those orders come in.
  5. Word of mouth. While the initial “tour” may be a whirlwind, you may discover an additional benefit due to word-of-mouth. Bloggers know each other, which can turn into more “appearances” down the road. And readers know each other (just ask members of GoodReads), which may turn into additional sales and reviews down the road, even if those secondary readers didn’t see you “on tour.”

Speaking of road, it used to be a long, hard road to put together a Virtual Book Tour on your own. But Outskirts Press makes it easy with our Virtual Book Tour Launch . . . and for a limited time, you can save 10% on this valuable marketing opportunity!

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