Tales of Charm. Balderdash, and Yarns Somewhere in Between by Thomas Noel Smith

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Thomas Noel Smith is taking his latest book Tales of Charm, Balderdash, and Yarns Somewhere In Between, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. Thomas will be able to take his book to the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Thomas’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Thomas was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a glimpse into the mind of the creator of Tales of Charm, Balderdash, and Yarns Somewhere In Between.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Tales of Charm, Balderdash, and Yarns Somewhere In Between. What is it about?

Thomas: My book is a collection of short stories ranging from the very serious to the very ridiculous…all of the stories are very entertaining.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Thomas: There were stories deep within me that needed to be told.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Thomas: I submitted my manuscript to Outskirts Press. I have published four other books with Outskirts Press.

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

Thomas: I think everyone who enjoys fiction will be interested in my book.

OP: What is special about your book?

Thomas: It is unique. The tales offer a different view of life and the world in general.

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

Thomas: No other book has such a wide variety of stories — ranging from the very short and direct, to the longer stories that approach the essence of life and love.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Thomas: I have published four books of poetry with Outskirts Press: “Dust” and Other Poems, Pirouettes in the Moonlight, Words of the Times, as well as Impressions and Memories.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Thomas: Yes, I plan to publish more.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Thomas Noel Smith, in addition to being a writer, is also a poet. He is currently a film actor in Florida. He has also worked as a professional circus clown and a magician.

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

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Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking It All Back by Harold Phifer

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Harold Phifer is taking his latest book Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking It All Back, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Harold to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Harold’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Harold 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 Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking it All Back.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Sleep Walking Out of Afghanistan: Walking it All Back. What is it about?

Harold: Fighting for survival from a car bombing in Afghanistan yet finding the peace that had eluded him in the process.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Harold: During my most frightening moment I promised myself that I would write this story if I survived that Taliban attack.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Harold: I self-published through Outskirts Press.

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

Harold: Readers that like survival stories; readers that have dealt with bullies; readers that are from dysfunctional households; readers that have dealt with schizophrenia; readers that have love for a father; readers that love comedy/humor; readers that loves a feel good/inspirational story.

OP: What is special about your book?

Harold: It’s a combination of Terror, Disgust, Innate Love, Inspiration, and Humor.

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

Harold: Most people can identify with at least one of the characters or events in the book.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Harold: This is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Harold: I do plan a follow-up book.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harold Phifer was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi. All of his first 25 years were solidly spent inside his home state. After graduating from Mississippi State University and Jackson State University he went on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 23 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He eventually left the FAA and began work as an international contractor where he has done numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

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FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey by Jack Kerfoot

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Jack L. Kerfoot is taking his book, FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey, around the world — through a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. Jack gets to take his book to the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Jack’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Jack was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started, giving us a glimpse into the mind of the creator of FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Fueling America. What is it about?

Jack: Fueling America is an insider’s perspective of the real oil industry — the high stakes gambles to find new reserves, corruption, oil price volatility, fraud, technical blunders, spectacular successes and gut-wrenching failures. These are my first-hand experiences with scientists, wildcatters, bureaucrats, ministers, sheiks, tycoons and potentates in my travels around the world. The book also explains major developments in America’s energy industry, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, hydropower, wind and solar. Fueling America concludes by presenting compelling evidence why America should aggressively move from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Jack: In my opinion, energy is a frequently discussed, but a poorly understood topic. I wrote Fueling America to explain how thousands of small companies, not just large multinational companies, turned an oil shortage in the 1970s into an oil surplus by the 1980s. I also wrote the book to emphasize the urgency for America to develop a viable and sustainable energy policy. I believe America can achieve reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power almost exclusively from renewable energy.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Jack: I chose to self-publish through Outskirts Press.

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

Jack: Readers who would be interested to learn why a forty-year veteran in the oil industry is now an outspoken advocate for renewable energy.

OP: What is special about your book?

Jack: Fueling America provides a personal account of inner workings of the of large multinational and small dynamic oil companies around the world.

I provide firsthand accounts of my experiences with the many colorful and dynamic personalities in the oil industry and governments around the world. I conclude with compelling evidence why America should move from fossil fuels to renewable energy, even if the reader doesn’t believe in climate change.

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

Jack: I have researched twenty-one bestselling books on energy. The majority of the authors are journalists who have limited insight into the energy industry. Fueling America provides my insider’s perspective of the oil industry.

Each chapter in the book covers an eventful period in my journey in the oil industry. At the end of each chapter, I take a step back and explain major energy developments that impacted America. Fueling America explains the causes for oil price volatility, the rise and fall in demand for coal and nuclear energy and the dramatic growth in renewable energy.

I believe I am the only author who has worked in the oil and gas industry that is now an outspoken advocate for renewable energy.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Jack: No, I have not.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Jack: I am uncertain at the moment.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jack Kerfoot is the principal of JL Kerfoot Energy Services. He has worked with large, multi-national and small dynamic companies across six continents. His forty-year career provides him with unique insight into global energy issues. He blogs at Our Energy Conundrum at www.jackkerfoot.com

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

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

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Shattered Dreams at Rainbow’s End by Christopher Horne, Ph.D.

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Christopher Horne, PhD is taking his latest book Shattered Dreams at Rainbow’s End, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. What this means is that Christopher will get his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of home! Keep an eye out for Christopher’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.


Luckily for us, Christopher 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 Shattered Dreams at Rainbow’s End.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Shattered Dreams at Rainbow’s End. What is it about?

Christoper: Shattered Dreams at Rainbow’s End is a real-life story of a World War II hero. The hero dies tragically leaving his widow vulnerable and in despair. His children shatter his dream with their greed, corruption and infidelity. The tragedy in Shattered Dreams is not just the multifaceted drama surrounding the widow’s three husbands but the breaking of at least one rule in the ethical and moral code for inheritance and family by each of his children and their accomplices.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Christopher: I wrote this book to honor a forgotten World War II hero who dreamed of family values: honor, loyalty, integrity, and love. His dream was shattered by difficult life choices made by his wife and family, resulting in tragedy and triumph. I have tried to include some hard lessons learned in the process. So often, others have said or written what we wish we had the skill to state. Still, we must have the courage to try, and this is what I have done. We live and learn!

OP: How did you get your book published?

Christopher: I chose an on-line self-publishing company, Outskirts Press.

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

Christopher: Females between the ages of 27 and 85; psychologists, pastors, ministers, Christian counselors and World War II buffs.

OP: What is special about your book?

Christopher: The novel incorporates a dying father’s wishes for the family farm with his widow’s subsequent marriages and unethical and immoral family practices aided by legal corruption. The book ends on a very positive note, inserting “lessons learned” relating to the issues discussed.

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

Christopher: The book is based on a real-life story- informative historically, psychologically and legally.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Christopher: Currently, I have not.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Christopher: Currently I do not plan to publish another book.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Christopher K. Horne, PhD, is the author of his first novel. A University professor, entrepreneur and writer and a native of North Carolina, he has visited or worked in more than 13 countries.

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

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Torn Between by Stacey Lynn Patterson

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Stacey Lynn Patterson is taking her latest book TORN BETWEEN, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Stacey to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Stacey’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Stacey 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 TORN BETWEEN.

OP: Tell us a little bit about TORN BETWEEN. What is it about?

Stacey: My book is about a budding African American photographer, Gabriella Dixon, who goes on the vacation of a lifetime with her childhood friends Xavier, Ash, Inez, and Jess. An accident leaves Gabriella less than whole. Gabriella dies during the accident and is revived by some other vacationers that happen to be nurses, but she has left something in the realm of The Between during her short moment of death- half of her soul. The Between is junction or weigh station for souls of the departed, but it is full of darkness and despair. Gabriella must find a way to retrieve the missing half of her soul before the entities that took it come for the rest of it.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Stacey: I had already written several poetry books, a children’s book, and a short story book. The short story book, which had many strange events and people, inspired me to try my hand at a small novel with supernatural beings.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Stacey: I researched several self-publishing presses and decided on Outskirts because they had a lot of packages and options for me to utilize.

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

Stacey: Adults, YA, and lovers of supernatural and strange

OP: What is special about your book?

Stacey: I will transport the reader to other realms and maybe make them wonder if there are other realms parallel to ours.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Stacey: Yes, I have six poetry books, one children’s book, a short story book, and an Affirmation Journal published so far.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Stacey: Yes, I am currently working on another fiction novel called, “Someone is Always Watching,” which is a spin-off from one of my short stories in my, “Strange Happenings” book about a serial killer. I am also co-authoring a children’s book with my eleven-year-old granddaughter, and I am writing a new poetry book.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Stacey resides in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends most of her time lost in her thoughts. When she emerges to involve herself in the outside world, she chooses to share her inward adventures through her writing; whether it be fiction, poetry, or children’s books.

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

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Leadership Lessons Learned: Leading and Learning with Character By Earl Morrison

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Earl Morrison, is taking his latest book Leadership Lessons Learned: Leading and Learning with Character — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. What this means is that Earl will get his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of home! Keep an eye out for Earl’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.


Luckily for us, Earl 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 Leadership Lessons Learned: Leading and Learning with Character.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Leadership Lessons Learned- Leading and Learning with Character. What is it about?

Earl: This book is about the leadership lessons I have learned throughout my career and personal life. There have been many triumphs and struggles along the way.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Earl: Leaders find themselves in difficult situations all the time. It is part of the job. I wanted to share with others how to best handle situations that come up in leadership positions. I designed this book to help others through some tough situations and decisions while learning along the way. This book is designed to help leaders be someone other people want to follow.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Earl: I went through Outskirts Press to publish my book.

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

Earl: Anyone who is in a leadership position, whether you are the Chief of Police, head of an organization, business owner, pastor, teacher, anyone who leads others and wants to be the kind of leader that others want to follow, this book will benefit you and change you.

OP: What is special about your book?

Earl: Leading and Learning with Character is the core of who I am. I have poured my passion for leadership into my book. I am real and talk bluntly about my struggles and triumphs as I have learned how to Lead and Learn with Character.

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

Earl: This book not only teaches 15 important and life changing lessons, it includes key points and key questions at the end of each lesson for the readers to ask themselves. Along with these are also self-reflection questions and actions that will aid in the readers’ growth and leadership. Also included for those that want to take each of the lessons even further and use them in their personal life, there is an appendix at the end of the book with Bible scriptures and prayers that coincide with each lesson.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Earl: This is my first book to write and get published.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Earl: I plan to write and publish many more books.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Please visit the author’s website to learn more about him or to purchase the book directly from him: www.earlmorrison.com.

Earl Morrison has been a peace officer for seventeen-plus years in the state of Texas. During his career as a peace officer he has risen through the ranks and held several leadership positions, such as sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police. Earl has a great passion for training and developing others and has been an instructor/trainer in those areas for the last twelve years. Earl has implemented several development and leadership programs to aid in the advancement of others throughout his career. In addition to this book on Leadership Lessons Learned, Earl has written several papers on Mentoring in Law Enforcement addressing the need to grow and develop others. Earl has also held several leadership positions in his private life within the church community as a men’s group leader and church elder and chairman of the board for a city’s employee credit union.

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

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My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid by Nancy Peek-Youngdahl

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and cheaper than ever!

Author Nancy Peek-Youngdahl is taking her latest book My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. What this means is that Nancy will get her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of home! Keep an eye out for Nancy’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.


Luckily for us, Nancy 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 My Nana Was A Free Range Kid.

OP: Tell us a little bit about My Nana Was A Free Range Kid. What is it about?

Nancy: Nana’s outrageous childhood adventures as told by her great-granddaughter, Adalee.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Nancy: I wanted to keep stories alive throughout family generations.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Nancy: I self-published through Outskirts Press

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

Nancy: All ages who enjoy humorous tales and especially children who love adventures, creative illustrations, and life-learning experiences.

OP: What is special about your book?

Nancy: This is a valuable children’s book which encourages respect of elders even if those old days were “weird.” It shows Adalee’s love for her great-grandmother and her contagious joy for the stories she shares with the reader. That joy brings such honor to our older generation. This book ties many lessons of what “not to do” and will surely hold imagination long beyond the last page.

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

Nancy: This book contains real life adventures that also tell children what not to do to stay safe.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Nancy: Yes, I published an Autobiography entitled A Peek Into My Life.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Nancy: Yes. I have written three other children’s books about a Chickadee Bird named “Joe.” I have also created several watercolor illustrations for these books which I hope to have published. I would also like to write a fictional book about true life adventures which were journaled by an ancestor who lived in the late 1800’s.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy Peek Youngdahl is an artist, crafter of jewelry, a soap maker, writer, and avid golfer. She loves to travel with her husband, Skip, and between them, they have six adult children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Nancy has been a schoolboard chairman and an art teacher, and she has a passion for genealogy, tracing her ancestors back thirteen generations to the late 1600s when they lived in Virginia. My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid is her second book; the first is an autobiography of Nancy’s family history.

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

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