Author Poll: Jillie Jayroe Wants Your Help With Her Cover

Jillie Jayroe is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding her upcoming book cover.

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Who is Anna O’Reilly?

You probably think this book will be all catfights and ugliness from one woman to another. Not true. To be fair, I asked all of Anna’s exes what her story was and received numerous versions that bordered on either sainthood or insanity. No man ever really knew the real Anna O’Reilly. The legal paperwork, the uncomfortable phone calls that would turn into horrific interviews, and going behind other people’s backs—it was all amusing, at first. Then came the almighty twist. The uncertainty and panic that Anna threw in my life were unbearable. I was living the life she dreamed of living, but the path of destruction she took when I entered her life was too much.

Have you ever fantasized about killing your husband’s ex? I swear to you, that was not my intention.

About the Author

Jillie Jayroe graduated from a major college and is still active in the sorority she joined there. She is a loving mother, daughter, twin, sister, neighbor, friend, and pet owner. She has the most amazing marriage to one of Anna O’Reilly’s ex-husbands, and they live in Boston. The Biography of Her is her debut novel.

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Author Poll: Richard Lawless Wants Your Help With His Cover

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

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Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground focuses on real events—unmasking those who thrive in the dark corners of the Department of Justice and their “political overseers,” who use their power and influence to usurp our legal protections.

Perhaps one of the most thorough explorations of government corruption ever put in writing, this nonfiction account investigates the theft of trillions of U.S. dollars—money laundered in countries that are hostile to the United States. The ratings agencies, the banks, and our politicians are funding anti-American activity against their own people—and they couldn’t care less. The FBI refuses to investigate, the U.S. Attorneys refuse to prosecute, and the Securities and Exchange Commission refuses to protect the public. With enough evidence to investigate and prosecute over one thousand high-ranking government employees, bankers, and politicians, Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground will show that the level of arrogance and contempt our political leaders hold for the American people is boundless.

About the Author

Richard Lawless was a career banker and entrepreneur who spent three years investigating the Department of Justice while working with the FBI, U.S. Attorneys, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Author Poll: Calvin D. Trowbridge, Jr. Wants Your Help With His Cover

Calvin D. Trowbridge, Jr. is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help in deciding his upcoming book cover.

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The indigenous North Americans above Mexico had successfully held off repeated European efforts to invade, settle, and hold territory for over a century. In 1610, Europeans had settlements only around Quebec City, St. Augustine, and Santa Fe. But thirty years later, Europeans controlled most of the Atlantic Ocean seaboard and central New Mexico, and European-style governments had been created in Canada and the United States. Thousands of Native Americans had died in warfare. Tens of thousands had died of disease, and epidemic after epidemic debilitated and depopulated villages, chiefdoms, and nations.

Three Bloody, Diseased, Deadly Decades is the first book to delve into the fascinating history of this 30-year period marking the beginning of modern Canada and the United States.

About the Author: Calvin D. Trowbridge, Jr. is the author of Marconi, Father of Wireless, Grandfather of Radio, Great-grandfather of the Cell Phone: The Race to Control Long-Distance Wireless. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, and Harvard Law School, Trowbridge was a corporate partner of Isham, Lincoln & Beale, and senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Norton Simon, whose subsidiaries included Avis and Canada Dry. He is currently managing director of Trowbridge International Consultants.

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Author Poll: Shirley Raines Needs Help Choosing a Cover

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

An Uncommon Journey: Leadership lessons from a preschool teacher who became a university president.

Dr. Shirley Raines, now a much sought-after speaker, consultant, and author, earned her way from a humble farm in Tennessee to the office of the President of the University of Memphis as the first woman president of that institution.

In this frank and heartfelt volume, Dr. Raines shares how this unlikely journey transpired. She describes the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned along the way that may encourage other young women to pursue careers as leaders, whatever the leadership title.

She tells us about how special, loving people in her life guided and supported her along the way, including the touching story of how a professor saved her from giving up on her college education before she even got started.

The narrative shows how Dr. Raines starting as a young woman prepared for every opportunity by doing her homework. Those around her who came to respect her described her as “spunky” and labeled her a “steel magnolia.”

Read how Dr. Raines developed successful relationships with famous and powerful people in every walk of life including other university presidents, high profile celebrities, state governors, and wealthy philanthropists. At the same time, discover how she never forgot the working men and women who served in support roles and kept the gears turning.

This is a must-read for people, especially women, considering or pursuing a leadership role in education or related fields.  And an enjoyable read for the rest.

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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.

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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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