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Imaginary Things: (Inside the Mind of a Schizophrenic) From Darkness…To Lunacy…To Light

by Michael Nicholas

(5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $9.95

Michael Nicholas’s “Imaginary Things: (Inside the Mind of a Schizophrenic) From Darkness…To Lunacy…To Light.” Travel with me as I take you on a journey through the eyes and mind of a schizophrenic. My encounter with the police led some to say I just snapped but it was much more than that. That day is the day that changed everything.

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Show Us Your Love for a Chance to Win a New Laptop!

suyl-bannerThe “Show Us Your Love” campaign is going strong as it enters its sixth year, and we here at Outskirts Press couldn’t be more proud to host this phenomenal event yet again–and to celebrate the good, hard work our authors have been doing as they put together their videos for this year’s competition.

Last year, we had a bumper crop of video submissions. They were spectacular creations, each one–you guessed it! — a true labor of love. The votes came pouring in, and the front-runners were neck-and-neck through the final weeks of the competition. And when the chips fell as they might, as chips often do, our friends and followers on social media had voted for Rebekah Tyne McKamie’s video. McKamie, author of The Snow Fence, demonstrated a keen sense of what might appeal to voters, and a deft hand with the medium. It was clear from her brief video that she was eager to participate in a community which upheld her many fellow members as loved and appreciated.

As we move into the voting stages of our 2017 competition, we wanted to cast a glance back at the fine work done by McKamie and our other contestants in 2016. You can find the top three videos from last year here, below, as inspiration and affirmation for you as you put together your own videos to, you guessed it, “Show Us Your Love”!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P27lyl7NQ8

The due date to submit your video for this year’s contest is Friday, February 17th. You can submit yours in an .mp4 or .mov format by email to love@outskirtspress.com, after which we will share it across our social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. For more information and a full set of contest rules, see our recent blog post on this subject.

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A Corona of Clouds

by Sonya Lewis

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

Sonya Lewis’s “A Corona of Clouds.” What wounded women feel. I have an outward need to let the world know that “I am in control–intact,” but internally, I am wound tight like a ball of yarn Trying to keep my “self” from leaking through the cracks.” Here, survivors tell their stories.

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The Rape That Lasted A Lifetime, by Jodi Morley

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book.  While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion.  However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

coverTake note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Jodi Morley, who is taking her latest book, The Rape That Lasted A Lifetime, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. 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, Jodi 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 Rape That Lasted A Lifetime.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Rape That Lasted A Lifetime.  What is it about?

Jodi:  My book is a memoir of sorts. It describes my rape when I was in college and follows my life through the difficulty of dealing with the rape, both, physically and mentally throughout the next 20 years. It chronicles the difficulties of accessing both medical and psychiatric care in the United States. But more importantly, it is a story that others can connect with (I hope), and use to either understand what they are going through themselves or what their family or friends are experiencing after a rape.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Jodi:  I started writing it more as a technique for me to process my own thoughts on the rape and find some way to relieve the tension and fear brought on as I delved into the memories of the rape with my therapist. After I finished writing, some family members read it and said I should publish it as a book. I considered this for some time because I knew that once it was published, it would be out there for all to read. I was nervous and embarrassed by this thought. However, I began to consider the impact it may have on someone that has been raped and how they may find some of it therapeutic. I knew at that point that I had to publish it. If even one person can benefit from the reading of my story, then it will have been worth it.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Jodi: I contacted Outskirts Publishing to see if it would be the kind of book they might publish. It was an easy process with their guidance.

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

Jodi: I believe that many different types of readers could possibly benefit from the reading of my book. The most obvious group of people that could benefit would be survivors of rape and their family/friends. Rape Crisis Centers may find it of value for their clients, as well as, therapists, and Behavioral Healthcare Centers. However, I also feel that it could benefit police officers, medical students, and university students that are majoring in the mental health field as they often do not understand how to interact with a survivor in an appropriate manner.

OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Jodi: The Rape That Lasted A Lifetime is more raw, meaning, I share all the horrible details about the rape itself and about the years following it. However, I also decided to throw in some humor, not because it’s a funny story, but because there needed to be some breaks from the awful truth that was my life. I needed to laugh because I couldn’t process what was happening with my current life situation, much less, with what happened in the past.

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

Jodi: I have not published anything before but would definitely be open to writing more. 

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jodi Morley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Texas. She has been counseling mostly children and teenagers for the past nine years. She has recently taken a break from her career to raise her beautiful 3-year-old daughter and recover from her own mental health concerns. For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/therapethatlastedalifetime

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The Silent Speak Volumes: The Silent Are The Loudest

by Carole Molchany

(5 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $23.95

Carole Molchany’s “The Silent Speak Volumes: The Silent Are The Loudest.” One woman proves that painfully shy children can become successful, even when raised by an emotionally unstable mother. This sweet yet painfully honest memoir examines one woman’s formative years, in which her mother’s words and actions were not always rooted in loving guidance. Despite her resulting low self-esteem, the author is able to overcome the emotional manipulation of her past to find success and happiness. Her memoir was written for her children, but it’s a story that will resonate with everyone.

 

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The Best Investment Is Within One’s Self, by Dr. Carrie E. Rundquist

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book.  While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion.  However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

362401a-coverTake note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Dr. Carrie A. Register-Haley, who is taking her latest book, The Best Investment Is Within One’s Self, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. 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, Dr. Carrie 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 Best Investment Is Within One’s Self.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Best Investment Is Within One’s Self.  What is it about?

Dr. Carrie:  This book is about self-empowerment and self-investment.  It is a straightforward and powerful philosophy that builds on the deeply truthful idea that you are the expert resource for yourself and your life…all you have to do is learn to tap in to the wisdom and power that you already have. Everyone who is willing to put energy into self-discovery already has all the tools they need to succeed—and you get to define what success, happiness, and fulfillment look like in your life.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dr. Carrie:  This book was birthed originally out of a workshop I did in Columbus, Ohio for Federally Employed Women (FEW), using the same name as the title of my book. I complied information I was using to coach individual clients. After the FEW workshop, many of my clients heard about the impact of the workshop and wanted to know when I would do it for them. I began doing weekly brown bag lunch coaching session and pulled together enough content for this book.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Dr. Carrie: I researched online the best self-publishing companies and found Outskirts. It was a very easy process.

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

Dr. Carrie: The idea reader is anyone looking to show up better than they did yesterday! The person who knows the value of self-care and self-investment, and that it is important to have a checklist or reminders of how to ensure that process is continuous.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Dr. Carrie:  It is an easy read that hits all the major areas every people deal with! Basic things that anyone can do daily to show as the best version of their self and enhance their daily lives.

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

Dr. Carrie: It’s not over complicated and gives the essentials for help with self-investment, self-care, relationships, career and self-discovery.

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

Dr. Carrie: I plan to publish my next book within a year on a totally different topic. It has everything to do with growing up in a large family with limited resources, but a lot of love.  My childhood!

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

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

362401a-author-photoMy professional career includes a retirement from the Army after almost 21 years of service and nine years with the Department of Defense.  This career path has led to a life of living and learning in other countries, and a love of travel. Academically, I have obtained five degrees, culminating with a PhD in General Psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I earned my Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certification and Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) at the Institute for Profession Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification with the International Coach Federation.  Additionally, I have certifications in Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt) and Human Resources Management from Villanova University, and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia.

In my community, I’ve served in various roles, such as Victim Advocate, Back to School Event Coordinator, Human Resources Trainer, and Facilitator for the young women groups Girl Power and Daughters of Destiny.  Each experience has afforded me a plethora of experiences in mentoring and coaching.  However, my greatest passion is being a Christian, mother, grandmother, and friend.

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

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