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.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Latesha Gilchrist’s Book Video Trailer for “A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ”

A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ
by Latesha Gilchrist

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for A Living Epistle of A Servant of Christ (published by Outskirts Press, March 2022), by Latesha Gilchrist.

Book Details

“She’s done it again! Another page-turner and it is just as powerful, riveting, and transformative as her last book, if not more…”

No theology degree, an unorthodox message that the living God put on Latesha Gilchrist’s heart. A living Epistle is the living, breathing, walking, and talking testimony of Latesha transition as she takes the steps of allowing God to transform her life; past, present, and future. Gilchrist is the surname of Gaelic language origins, meaning a servant of Christ according to Wikipedia. God threw the world a curveball when he chose Latesha. For every inch taken, a step has to be made and Latesha takes the reader through every step while on her wild but truthful and liberating journey of redemption. So, buckle your seatbelt and get ready to take the ride of your life.

About the Author

Latesha Gilchrist

Latesha Gilchrist is a Christian who dedicates her life to helping others discover their true authentic selves through unorthodox methods. She is a mother, Certified Peer Support Counselor, author, speaker and is currently working on her third book.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Geeta Pati’s Book Video Trailer for “A Cosmic Voyage”

A Cosmic Voyage by Geeta Pati

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for A Cosmic Voyage (published by Outskirts Press, December 2021), by Geeta Pati.

Book Details

“Science begins in wonder and curiosity. Geeta Pati’s imaginative rendering of the strange world revealed by modern physics brings it to life for young people.” — Dr. Frank Wilczek, Physics professor at MIT, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, 2004.

This is the first part of a book series titled A Cosmic Voyage. After the moon adventure of the three animal astronauts—a fish named Finny, a rabbit named Happa, a crow named Chalu, and their counselor, a wise owl named Guru—leaves them stranded on a lunar orbit, they helplessly wait for rescue. While waiting, the wise owl Guru decides to teach the animal astronauts about the universe and its contents. While listening to Mr. Guru, Finny is astonished to find himself alone, zipping through total darkness in space-time in a spaceship—an ultimate time machine with an on-board supercomputer. Finny travels 13.8 billion years back in time, and witnesses the Big Bang and the creation of the basic elements of matter in the universe within the first three minutes of the Big Bang. After a lo-o-o-ng interval of 380,000 years, Finny witnesses the creation of atoms, leading to the creation of stars and galaxies in the cooled-down universe.

The story and the characters in the story are fictional, but the science and the scientific facts in the book are up-to-date. To make science interesting for children, the elementary particles and other space entities are personified: they talk, they sing, and they even dance like performers on the stage.

About the Author

Geeta Pati

Geeta was born in India and received a graduate degree in Psychology prior to immigrating to the United States. Since then, she has been devoted to the education of children in the physical and biological sciences. She was a volunteer teacher in an elementary school in Maryland, she raised four children. Her husband is a Physics Professor.

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