Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Ashley Charron

At Outskirts Press, we take great pride in celebrating the work and achievements of our successful self-publishing authors. Each week, we do so through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Ashley Charron, who has published four titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Ashley and what inspires her through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Vermont, Ashley has always had a passion for expanding children’s knowledge. This passion is what inspired her to create a collection of educational yet fun children’s books. Thanks to her creative background, her books feature beautifully colored illustrations along with rhyming text to keep children interested and engaged.

cover (14)Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Soggy Spring

The first in Charron’s collection, Hello Mountains: It’s a Soggy Spring introduces children to the signs of the season. The book features signs such as the snow melting along with chirping birds and a bright sun shining.  Children can learn about the exciting journeys to enjoy in spring as they stroll through Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Soggy Spring. Keeping the children engaged, they can follow the moose tracks throughout the book…and the entire Hell Green Mountains collection as each book features a hiding moose for children to find!

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound glossy, 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478708034
ISBN13: 9781478708032
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books

Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Winter Wonderlandcover (15)

Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Winter Wonderland uses the same concepts as the first book in Charron’s collection. It introduces children to the signs of a changing season with leaves falling, shorter days, and colder weather. It’s a Winter Wonderland brings children through a winter wonderland adventure with its beautiful illustrations and rhyming texts.

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound glossy, 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 10, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478724161
ISBN13: 9781478724162
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers
cover (16)Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Sizzling Summer!

The grass is greener, the pools are open, and school is out! Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Sizzling summer brings children on a summertime adventure. Following the theme of her collection, Charron introduces children to the summer season with signs of the changing season, beautiful illustrations and easy-to-remember rhyming text. Can’t forget our friendly moose – be sure to find him in this fun stroll through the summertime.

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound glossy, 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 04, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478735686
ISBN13: 9781478735687
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

 

 

cover (17)Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Fabulous Fall!

As children are introduced to fall, they visualize the weather getting cooler, the leaves changing color and daylight getting shorter. It’s time to go on a fall-time adventure with a cool, brisk stroll through Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Fabulous Fall. Be sure to find the moose hiding in this book as well!

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound glossy, 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 28, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478745991
ISBN13: 9781478745990
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Eli Jay

Self-publishing authors are a unique and hearty bunch, pushing themselves to their limits to produce great works — with no guarantees. Outskirts Press author Eli Jay is one such writer, gracing young readers with three entertaining and educational books in the Poppy series. We’re looking forward to more from this talented author. This week we feature Eli Jay in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eli Jay is the author of Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy and the Stranger and Poppy and the Fat Puppy. She is also a physician and a native of Washington, DC. It is here that Eli lives with her family and continues to write, produce and illustrate her Poppy adventures. Many of these adventures will live on through a delightful and intriguing children’s series for decades to come. Poppy is an adorable little green balloon, described by many reviewers as the ideal representation of the inner child within each one of us. Poppy is a character who happens to be a source of inspiration, hope and comfort to those big and small. And that is just what he will be to you and your family as you enter his world.

Poppy, The Wandering BalloonPoppy, The Wandering Balloon

Poppy, The Wandering Balloon is the introduction of a new heroic children’s literary character, who will live on through a series of adventures and experiences for years to come. Poppy is a character to whom both children (ages 2 and up) and adults can relate. He is sweet, innocent, cautious, courageous — and adorable. He is sometimes shy and fearful of the cruel cold world outside — just as we all are. But when faced with certain realities and challenges in life, Poppy rises above by cautiously and thoughtfully weighing all possibilities and finding  solutions. Toward the end of his journey, he learns the true meaning of “self” in relation to his peers, as well as his environment. Meet and enjoy Poppy, for he will become your true and best friend for life!

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 33 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 31, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432768557
ISBN13: 9781432768553
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the StrangerPoppy and the Stranger

Introduced in Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy floats off again on another adventure. This time, Poppy faces a dark stranger under the moonlight. In an effort to evade the this mysterious being, Poppy drifts his way through the woods, meeting old forest friends and making new ones along the way. But it’s only Lyndon the Bear who can help Poppy find a real solution to the fear of rejection and gain the courage to be himself. Find out what else Poppy learns in this epic journey.

 

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 41 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 07, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432797522
ISBN13: 9781432797522
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the Fat PuppyPoppy and the Fat Puppy

Our adorable little green balloon is back to the rescue! While continuing his educational adventures, Poppy the Wandering Balloon meets a homeless and depressed fat puppy in the park. Distraught by the puppy’s sadness, Poppy helps his new friend in need. Together, they embark on a journey of getting healthy, fit, and having some good old-fashioned fun! Poppy would love to adopt the puppy as his own. But only Dr. Helpman, the local vet, has a real solution to help aid Poppy in his dilemma to save the fat puppy from a sad and lonely existence. Find out how Poppy saves this remarkable puppy, and how you can help save a stranded puppy of your own!

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 39 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478700033
ISBN13: 9781478700036
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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The 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Has Begun!

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Self-Publishing Authors at the Bologna Book Fair, March 25-28

The Bologna Book Fair kicks off today, and Outskirts Press is thrilled to be well represented by its self-published children’s book authors!

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