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Top 10 Patriotic Books to Celebrate Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, we salute the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard who paid the ultimate price in the name of their country.

From real-life accounts of war to fictitious tales of military intrigue, this Top 10 covers all the bases. To our heroes who came back, and especially to those who did not, we humbly salute you.

We proudly present our Top 10 below, in no particular order.

Their War, Their Words by Norman Carlisle

Life of Lieutenant Colonel James A. Seals by Michele Seals McConnell

BEFORE TERROR STRIKES by William Michael Seddon Sr.

NOTES FROM THE TRENCHES by Gary H. Foster

Hired to Protect by Madelyn I. Sawyer

The Last Jump

The Last Jump by John E. Nevola

The Best Care In The Air by TSgt Richard H. Childs, USAF, Ret. / Col Michael A. Germain, USAF, Ret.

Will Somebody Please Listen by Kevin Gibbs

Vignettes From Vietnam by Brice H. Barnes

The Vietnam Trilogy by Walter C. Kuhlman

This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Life Is The Project by Doyle Davis

Now available on Amazon.com!

Life Is The Project by Doyle Davis

(5 out of 5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)   

Price: $20.95

*LIFE IS THE PROJECT! The sooner we as a species recognize this one fact and change our thinking from a thing of value, to the essence of L.I.F.E. itself. The sooner we will become great benefactors indeed.

*The chaos Y.O.U. are now witnessing on the streets and on the world stage is nothing new, except one. Y.O.U.! Y.O.U. are the difference maker.

*WHAT WE FOCUS AND THINK ABOUT ALL THE DAY LONG IS WHAT WE ARE AND WHAT WE BECOME! ALL OF US.

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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

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 the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Sarah Sebring Binder’s Book Video Trailer for “Pack Rat’s Lost and Found”

Pack Rat’s Lost and Found

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Pack Rat’s Lost and Found (published by Outskirts Press, April 2022), by Sarah Sebring Binder.

The desert critters concoct a clever plan when Pack Rat’s wish is granted.

Every night, by the light of the moon, Pack Rat whispers to the glittering stars, “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. I wish I might find a treasure tonight!” When Pack Rat’s wish comes true and he finds a glittering, gorgeous star, he is ecstatic and takes it back to his desert palace. But oh no, Mrs. Binder is missing one earring—a very special glittering gold star, a gift from her husband. Cat helps in the search and then recruits the desert birds. “Meow, meow, have you seen a glittering star?” Roadrunner races here and there spreading the word. The doves coo and call a crowd. Cactus Wren twitters. Gila Woodpecker tat-a-tat-tats and knocks on Owl’s door. Red-Tailed Hawk squawks, “I know the rat who stole the star. Pack Rat dragged it to his nest, and now he’s taking his daily beauty rest.” Now Cat must concoct the purrfect plan, with the help of his desert backyard critters, to retrieve the glittering gold star.

Sarah Sebring Binder

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling. When not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt.

Visit https://outskirtspress.com/packratslostandfound for formats, editions, pricing, and availability.

Introducing Self-Publishing Author Cory Jenson’s Book Video Trailer for “Flight of Fear”

Flight of Fear
by Cory Jenson

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Flight of Fear (published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Cory Jenson.

Book Details

When Ethan Parrish boarded Flight 272 in Hong Kong, he was looking forward to an uneventful trip home. He planned to sleep most of the way. He had no idea that he would soon be facing a life or death situation. Ethan’s experience as a police detective had prepared him to face emergencies, but nothing like this. His actions over the next 24 hours could decide the fate of, not only himself, but millions of innocent people.

Cory Jenson

Cory Jenson has always had a thirst for travel. His Air Force service and his 30-year business career have taken him to 66 different countries. International travel, therefore, plays an integral part in his writing. He holds a BS in Business. His early years were spent in Seattle, Washington where he met and married his wife, Edna. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Visit https://outskirtspress.com/flightoffear for formats, editions, pricing, and availability.

This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and an Uncertain Future by Conor Mitchell

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Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and an Uncertain Future by Conor Mitchell

(5 out of 5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)   

Price: $29.95 Paperback and $39.95 Hardback

On March 16th, 2020, San Francisco announced that it would be instituting a Shelter-In-Place to help combat the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It was the first major metropolitan area in California and the United States to enact such an action. Taking as many pictures as he could, Conor curated a collection of photos in this book to best illustrate what a total lockdown in one of the most famous cities in the world looked like. Aside from the pandemic itself, San Francisco was one of many cities that hosted a string of protests that swept through the country fueled by the death of George Floyd. It felt as though the entire country was beginning to pull itself apart. Wherever we may be in history relative to the pandemic and protests, Conor hopes these photos will act as a force for change. He hopes that some action will result in a better future for us after dealing with this pandemic, a summer of revolutionary protests, and what feels to be a lifetime of uncertainty.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Tom Betts’s Book Video Trailer for “The Forgotten Phoenix”

The Forgotten Phoenix
The Inner-City of Phoenix, Arizona
by Tom Betts

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for The Forgotten Phoenix
The Inner-City of Phoenix, Arizona
(published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Tom Betts.

The Phoenix You Never See

Phoenix, Arizona is a modern, pleasant, and exciting city that is increasingly a destination location for its climate and amenities. However, like most major cities in the United States, Phoenix has an inner city that few are aware of or want to know about. This part of the city is run down, with neglected, abandoned homes and buildings. Crime is common, and people retreat into houses with gates, fences, and bars on the windows, hoping to maintain safety and privacy with “No Trespassing” signs on their front doors. There are homeless and others in distress, wandering the streets with nowhere to go. Restaurants and stores struggle to stay afloat and serve the needs of those in the area. This book of photos reveals the stark truth of the forgotten city of Phoenix—and the people who deserve to be noticed, respected, and seen.

Tom Betts

Photographer Tom Betts has lived in a wide range of American cities. He grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, and has lived in Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Bettendorf, and Des Moines. He spent his working career as a court administrator in Bettendorf before retiring in 2005. Later he bought a Canon camera at The Camera Corner photography store in Davenport, Iowa and his interest in photography took off. He and his wife now live near Phoenix. They have a daughter and three grandchildren.

Visit https://outskirtspress.com/theforgottenphoenix for formats, editions, pricing, and availability.