Author Poll: Joseph Bronson Needs Help Choosing a Cover

Joseph is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press and wants your help deciding on a book cover.

Book Summary

From Bandon Dunes to Ireland and Pebble Beach in Between

Shots in Spots from all over the World

Through the Green is Joseph Bronson’s second book on the game of golf.  Joe’s writing about golf is to bring the game to the amateur with insights that really impact all players.  Joe comments on the current state of the game and then immediately delves into playing Pebble Beach hole by hole.  Many golfers from all over the world have Pebble Beach on their bucket list.  The book proceeds hole by hole how an amateur or a professional would play the course.  There is an entire section on Bandon Dunes and selected courses in Ireland.  The book then provides an in-depth commentary of the major championships of 2017 in a very unique and detailed manner.  A big surprise is the section on driving ranges and practice areas.  An entire section discloses the hardest, most enjoyable and worst golf holes he has ever played.

The book concludes with a fictional short story of a senior amateur player trying to qualify for a USGA championship. This may have been a one-time personal goal that will remain unfulfilled.

About the Author

Joe is a member of Monterrey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California and Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin, California.  He and his wife, Linda, live in San Jose, California with another home on the Spyglass Hill Golf Club in Pebble Beach.  Joe’s love for the game shines through in his second book.   Through the Green takes this passion for the game of golf to another level from his first book, Golf Chronicles.  Joe’s resume includes playing golf for over 40 years at courses all over the world—88 of the top 100 US venues to England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Israel.  He has a website with a corresponding blog at josephbronson.com which discusses various professional and amateur tournaments.

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Author Poll: Louis Reznick Needs Your Help With His Cover

Louis Reznick is self-publishing his first book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on his book cover.

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Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine? Take This Book, and Find Out!

Louis Reznick knows the curative value of laughter. Sure, it can be dangerous, too—for example, he just about laughed himself to death while writing this book. While working as a physician, he would leave jokes up on the computer monitor for his patients, and he realized what a powerful tool a good laugh could be—even people who are anxious and depressed can benefit from a little distraction. A lifetime of laughter is compressed into this one little volume, so it’s sort of like one of those cans of joke snakes. Open this book, and you have no idea what will pop out! Laughter is the most important way to start and end your day, and it’s the thing that will keep you going when things aren’t going your way. If you could use a good laugh—and really, these days, who couldn’t?—then join Louis on his exploration of The Sixth Sense…the sense of humor!

About the Author

Louis Reznick is a retired doctor and continual comedian, whose medical background can prevent you from dying of laughter. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1966 with a BA in mathematics, and from Des Moines University in 1970 with a DO. He was a US Army flight surgeon from 1971-1973, including a year served in Vietnam. In 1973, he opened his family practice in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY, where the neighborhood was so dangerous that he changed the telephone area code to 911 and saw an exponential increase in business.

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Author Poll: C. A. Ferguson, Ed.D. Needs Your Help With Her Cover

C. A. Ferguson, Ed.D. is self-publishing her first book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding on her book cover.

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In Emerson’s recurring dream, she is helpless and terrified, watching the spaceship spin out of control and hurtle to Earth. She breathlessly observes the young alien woman, and from the depths of her own psyche, she feels certain that she is this alien, that she is experiencing one of her own past lives, and she is reliving her own death.

The dream began when Emerson’s parents were killed in a freak car accident. While mourning their deaths and haunted by the relentless nightmares, Emerson is abducted by aliens, chased and threatened by unknown men. Alone, overcome with fear, and with no one to turn to except her psychiatrist, who believes that she is imagining what is happening, Emerson feels her world escalating out of control.

Unexpectedly, three children with special powers, an ex-high school boyfriend, a young Native American man, and the Taos Pueblo medicine men come to protect and guide her as she is chased across a labyrinth of dirt roads, highways, and underground tunnels through Colorado and New Mexico. Emerson hopes this terrifying journey will lead her to answers—knowledge of who she is, her power, her purpose, and her destiny…

About the Author

Carol Ferguson, Ed.D. is a retired educator, writer, speaker and healer. Carol has studied ufology and abduction phenomena extensively and is a contactee herself. She has devoted her life to the exploration of metaphysics, energy healing, and the unknown. Carol lives in Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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Author Poll: Author Rory Smith Wants Your Help With His Cover

Rory Smith is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on his book cover.

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The Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert attracts thousands of people each year. They come to camp out in the middle of a dry lake bed—to “find” themselves, for artistic expression, or just to live a week in a non-monetary trade environment. Rock and his friends simply want to see what all the fuss is about.

Burning Man seems like fun, and the young men meet interesting new people. But what Rock and his friends learn about themselves is mindboggling—and it will change their lives forever…possibly even the world. Follow Rock and his friends, new and old, as they attempt to cheat death and carry the weight of a secret that has been kept for over 2,000 years.

About the Author

Rory Smith is an avid adventurer, dreamer, and world traveler who enjoys seeing new things and experiencing differing cultures, believing in goal-based travel. He is an ex-football player on multiple levels of the sport and is actively involved in the field of nuclear technology and electrical power production. He is a published novelist and has sequels for each of his projects beating on the basement door of his mind in a mad scramble to be put down on paper.

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Author Poll: Thomas Shipp Wants Your Help With His Cover

Thomas Shipp is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

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Turn boring and bland to outstanding and grand!

Colleges, hospitals, military bases, and many other companies all over the world share one thing in common: a cafeteria that may prepare food for hundreds if not thousands daily. Cafeteria fare can be downright plain and uninteresting, but Cafeteria Cuisine will show you quick and easy recipes and meal pairings created from the precooked food and condiments offered by your cafeteria—and how to turn them into fresh new delights.

From stuffed croissants to lemon-buttered crab legs, Thomas Shipp created unique meals in the Army’s dining facilities while stationed in Kuwait—using anything he could find to make his precooked meal taste better. Now he shares these recipes with you. Whether you rely on cafeteria cuisine or prefer to cook at home, Cafeteria Cuisine will open your eyes—and appetite—to new possibilities. Let’s eat! Bon appétit!

About the Author:

Thomas Shipp, born and raised in Byhalia, Mississippi, is the proud father of two beautiful young daughters—Maleah and Meilani. He has served as an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army for 19 years and is a self-taught cook. His popular Instagram account showcased some of the meals he created while deployed in Kuwait (2016–2017) and led to the creation of this book.

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Author Poll: Douglas Richie Wants Your Help With His Cover

Douglas Richie is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

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The Restless Richies: How We Survived 1001 Cruises and Assorted World Travels

What’s the secret to happiness? Travel!

Annie and Doug Richie believe the recipe for a long, happy life together requires a willingness to take risks, a sense of humor, and a sense of anticipation that comes from discovering new places and meeting new people. After they took their first cruise to Mallorca, Spain, after fifteen years of marriage, they knew they were hooked! Now in their late eighties, the Richies have enjoyed several land tours and over one hundred cruises, and their courage and willingness to explore new territories is one of the many reasons they are still together. The Restless Richies explains how travel added excitement and romance to one couple’s sixty-nine years of marriage. And their new book encourages others to experience the joy that travel can bring!

About the Author: Richie spent the first 14 years of his life in a small town in lower New York state. He completed his education in Philadelphia where he met his wife, Annie. Her story can be read in My Annie, an autobiography that is available on Amazon. With their four chillden, they moved to Californian in 1961. Richie worked in the field of institutional food service management. He took early retirement and moved to Palm Springs where he and Annie managed s small hotel for the next 13 years. Now fully retired Richie indulges his passion for writing.

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Author Poll: Mike Waters Needs Help Choosing a Cover

Mike is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press and wants your help deciding on a book cover.

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Michael and Kathie Waters always thought of themselves as average everyday citizens, until a devastating illness caused them to be swept into an amazing journey that was anything but average. When an unexpected path unfolded before them, a strange turn of events propelled them into a surprising spiritual awareness. This newfound enlightenment changed everything they thought they knew or understood about the world we live in. As their bond with those beyond the veil strengthened, long forgotten information was revealed. Their true adventures are finally told from recollection and long kept journals, recanted in an earthy and honest way that only those with an open heart could tell.

About the Author

From the time he was a small boy, Michael Waters knew there was something important he was supposed to do. After earning his psychology degree, Michael found greater joy working with his hands. He now owns and operates a construction company in their hometown of Renton, Washington. Married to Michael for the past 36 years, Kathie Waters is a recently retired educator with a background in small business. The couple has two grown children and one grouchy cat. Together, they are shamanic students and practitioners, specializing in the art of psychopomp and other related spirit work. This is their first book, but Spirit isn’t finished with them yet.

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