Author Poll: Rayfield Walker Needs Your Help With His Book Cover

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

Book Summary

Out of the Jungle is the heart-wrenching story of Rayfield Walker’s abuse and neglect as a child growing up in Guyana, at the hands of his violent and repressed father, to his eventual escape to New York, where he found success as a star student and catharsis in painting, filmmaking and writing. In New York, Rayfield found wage work at art supply stores in order to save up thousands of dollars to hire professional book editors to help realize his dreams as a published author.

Rayfield’s accounts of repeatedly verbal, mental and physical abuse offer a grim portrait of life in rural Guyana. His father expressed the pain of an identity as a gay man living in an unforgiving homophobic society on young Rayfield, including daily beatings until he urinated or defecated on himself, only to stop in order to lock him in the kitchen cupboard for hours at a time. His grandparents home also became the location of sexual assault and rape by close friends and relatives. Despite enduring horrifying and repeated abuses, he fought for his life with an iron will and the utter determination that there had to be something better.

Rayfield eventually found refuge in his grandparent’s home where his grandmother instilled important virtues and strength of character. He eventually found himself a path to New York after accepting the truth embedded in the advice his grandmother had given him: remembering where you came from can give you strength, clinging to the past only leads to stagnation.

With the help of those who cared for him, he learned to grab hold of his dreams and to find comfort in the momentum needed to reach his next goal, believing that in this life, no one knows what they will experience, accomplish, or who they can become.

About the Author

Rayfield Walker is a young man in his early twenties who migrated from his native country Guyana, to the United States in search of better opportunities. Throughout Mr. Walker’s childhood and early teenage years, he lived with his grandparents who loved and took great care of him to the best of their abilities. Constantly, Rayfield was sent to visit his father who never loved and steady verbally, mentally and physically abused him. While Rayfield attended Junior high school in Guyana, he had to work a job so he could support himself and his household through the poor condition his grandparents go through. When Mr. Walker was given the opportunity to permanently live in the United States, he left his native land hoping someday to better the life of his grandparents.

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Author Poll: Rod Lewin Needs Your Help With His Cover

Rod Lewin is self-publishing his highly-anticipated 3rd book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on his book cover.

Book Summary

In this third much-awaited novel in the series, Mitch Blaine and his learned sidekick Beyer have returned to their isolated retreat on Apache Lake in the Arizona desert, where a young Mexican girl had been ruthlessly tossed out of a low-flying aircraft. After saving her life, they had been drawn into a battle of retribution with the same gang of thugs who had attempted to slay her. Severely wounded himself in the ensuing fray, Beyer has unilaterally determined that it is time to ‘go home’. Now the intrepid duo has decided to fly back to Australia in their vintage PBY flying boat, the ‘Wayward Wind’. They plan a fuel stop in Vanuatu in the South Pacific to visit some old friends, who have retired to Havannah Harbor on the island of Efate. Port Havannah was a repair base for the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet just prior to the Battle of the Coral Sea. Only thing is, it’s cyclone season down there, and one of the most devastating storms that part of the world has ever known is heading right towards Vanuatu. Blaine and Beyer arrive at the exact moment that the cyclone is battering the islands. They inadvertently fly into one of the most bizarre adventures they have yet encountered….and literally right into history!

About the Author

Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia.  His acclaimed autobiography, ‘Steel Spine, Iron Will’, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last thirty-five years as a professional aviator.  He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true “knight of the air,” from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3’s, 727’s, and 737’s in the U.S.  ‘The Port Havannah Paradox’, the third in the series, is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.

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Author Poll: Author Carole Molchany Wants Your Help With Her Cover

Carole Molchany is self-publishing her second book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding on her book cover.

Book Summary

Dreams really can come true. At the age of ten, the author, Carole Molchany, had a dream of owning her own bike. That dream became a possibility after a grandparents visit, which concluded with a one dollar bill for ice-cream money. Instead, the dollar bill was spent for the purchase of a comic book. The back of the comic book held an advertisement which read, Kid’s Sell This, And Win That! Boxed Christmas cards, that was the pitch, and the grand prize was a bike. This is where the adventure begins.

About the Author

This is Carole Molchany’s second book. Carole is from New Jersey and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Author Poll: Milton King Needs Your Help With His Book Cover

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

Book Summary

Think Moderates draws on two social truths: 1) we cannot resolve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them (Albert Einstein) and 2) the problems resulting from the actions of extremists can only be rooted out by strong, persistent, and determined actions by moderates (Martin Luther King Jr.). Thus, Think Moderates points out that to offset the problem-creating thinking currently driving public debate, we must recast public debate. We must draw moderates into the debate and give prominence to the problem-solving and reconciling behaviors they typically exemplify in group settings. And we must also give prominence to the kind of thinking moderates bring to the table.

About the Author

While a pastor and community leader for more than 20 years, Milton King—a consummate moderate himself—has worked extensively with moderates, progressives, and conservatives to achieve goals important to selected churches and communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Out of the crucible of that experience, along with countless conversations on current issues with other moderates, has emerged the ideas and insights in this book. He has a BA in history, a Masters of Divinity, and a MA in English language and literature, and has pursued social work studies.

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Author Poll: Roy Iwaki Wants Your Help With His Cover

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

Roy Iwaki is a Native San Franciscan, Cal-Berkeley.  Advanced amateur photographer, founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain. His pictures have appeared in the New York Daily News. He lives in Manhattan.

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Author Poll: Owen L. Sypher Wants Your Help With His Cover

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

Book Summary:

Unlock the mystery surrounding the Song of Solomon

The Bible is a spiritual book that can even be viewed from a historical viewpoint, and it’s full of allegories to help people visualize and understand God’s Word. Using the keys of understanding found in the Bible, Song of Solomon Revealed sheds light on the often misunderstood book of Song of Solomon, a book of allegories that takes the natural to explain the spiritual; it’s an allegory of Jesus and His bride, and a book of significant spiritual value. Song of Solomon Revealed eloquently explains the spiritual meaning of this book, backed up by scripture, and reveals how the Song of Solomon applies to your life today.

Author Bio:

Owen L. Sypher was born in Nampa, Idaho. He gave his life to the Lord at age 11 and began his quest to find and understand God and His Word. He finally received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1979, and has been fellowshipping the same group of people ever since. Owen and his wife of 31 years have six children. Song of Solomon Revealed is his debut book.

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Author Poll: Janie Nugent Wants Your Help With Her Cover

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

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Adopt a rescue dog and change both your lives!

Doug was eight years old when he arrived at a rescue facility, confused and scared. His owner had passed away, and her final wish was for Doug to have another loving family. She had raised and loved him since he was a five-week-old puppy and knew he would make another family as happy as he had made her. When eight-year-old Michael and his family adopted Doug from the shelter, a happy new chapter of his life began!

A Dog for Michael is the true story of Doug’s adoption and his new life. Anyone who spent time with Doug fell in love with this sweet, funny, and joyful dog. He has traveled throughout the USA with Michael and made friends in every city and town he visited. Many people have been motivated to adopt adult dogs after getting to know him.

Shelter dogs are desperate for a home, and adult dogs make wonderful companions. If you can’t adopt, consider supporting your local adoption facility, either financially or by volunteering—you will make a difference in the lives of the animals and the generous, committed people who run these organizations.

Author Bio:

Janie Nugent always dreamed of becoming a writer. As a lifelong supporter of animals both personally and financially, sharing Doug’s story was the perfect reason to write her first book. The opportunity to raise awareness and provide financial support with proceeds from this book is a dream come true.

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