This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Sometimes Mommy Works and Sometimes Mommy Plays by Stephanie Cathey

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Sometimes Mommy Works and Sometimes Mommy Plays by Stephanie Cathey

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Price: $14.95 Paperback & $26.95 Hardback

This simple yet purposeful book was written to help parents explain that while working may be a necessity in life – nothing is more cherished than their time with their children.

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Author Poll: Writer Great-Aunt Rita wants your help with her cover.

Great-Aunt Rita is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

SYNOPSIS
What happens when the Tooth Fairy makes a mistake?

When Michael loses his front tooth, he puts it under his pillow, anticipating a visit from the Tooth Fairy. But the Tooth Fairy, in her hurry, accidentally leaves him too much money, which means there won’t be enough money for other children who lose their teeth. Now Michael faces a choice—should he keep the shiny new bike he bought with his windfall or let the White Fairy Rat set things straight?

AUTHOR BIO
Great-Aunt Rita (and she really is GREAT), AKA Rita Berman, M.D., M.P.H. is a dentist’s daughter who has heard a lot of stories about the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy Makes a Mistake is her second children’s book. She and her great-nephew and great-niece, Jake and Elina Farber, wrote Roarasaurus, the Roaring, Soaring Dinosaur!

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Great Aunt-Rita.

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Outskirts Press Presents DONNA GIBBS CSJ, author of THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE

Author DONNA GIBBS CSJ is taking her latest book, THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join DONNA GIBBS CSJ and THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, DONNA GIBBS CSJ was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE.

OP: Tell us a little bit about THE SEAMLESS UNIVERSE: A DISCOVERY GUIDE THROUGH OUR GREAT HERITAGE. What is it about?

DONNA: It is an inspiring origin story that promotes a healthy Earth/Human relationship through poetic narrative, vivid illustration, and sacred experiences.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

DONNA: In 2010, I switched from teaching one grade level to teaching the entire elementary school science program. I created this version of the emerging Universe story to help ground, increase meaning and connect the Kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum.

Teaching science based knowledge and science skills develop in my students the ability to influence everything that happens to living Earth. I believe a “planetary wisdom” to help them form an “Earth-identity” would be beneficial as they learned the standard Science curriculum

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

DONNA: I wrote it in a format that would enable a young reader to grow with the story. Parts of the narrative are for reading aloud to the youngest and as the child grows, they learn more and begin to experience their personal connection with Earth.

OP: What is special about your book?

DONNA: It has evolved from my own advanced studies in Child Development, Earth Literacy and Art Therapy.
I myself engage in the experiences as they open an ever-new wonder and appreciation for all that is.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

DONNA: Yes, The Quilter and the Quail is a true story about a woman who raised two wild quail. It follows their life in juxtaposition with the life of the wild quail. As the babies grow, the reader begins to understand how humanity links with wild nature.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

DONNA: There are very few books in this category. Surprisingly, adults seem to enjoy this book as much as the child and glean a new appreciation for our place in the Earth community.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

DONNA: Any questions about these books can be sent directly to me: seamlessuniverse@yahoo.com
Both books are available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Bulk orders can be made through me and/or Outskirts Press.

OP: Thanks for your time, DONNA! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donna Gibbs CSJ has taught for thirty years in the elementary classroom. She has a degree in child development and Earth literacy and a master’s in art therapy. She gives workshops and lectures that focus on deepening our connection with the universe.

For more information visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/theseamlessuniverse

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Outskirts Press Presents Ruth Berkowitz, author of The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond, Book Two

Author Ruth Berkowitz is taking her latest book, The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond, Book Two on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Ruth Berkowitz and The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond, Book Two as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Ruth Berkowitz was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond, Book Two .

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond.. What is it about?

Ruth: It is about a young girl named Ruthie who loves life on the farm with her family & adores all creatures & animals along with the freedom of country living. Ruthie finds out her family is moving to a small apartment above a butcher shop in a city and her father is not moving with family. Her mother and father are getting a divorce and her father is moving with his new family. Ruthie is only 4 ½ years old and feels so lonely and confused in this new world Ruthie finds herself in. But, she meets a wonderful new friend, Rachel, a Fly Fairy Princess and together they journey to many exciting places while helping many people/animals and creatures along the way. Ruthie and Rachel embrace all differences, all the creatures and animals, along with many different types of gifted people they meet on their many journeys.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ruth: My writing began when I started the 1st day of Kindergarten Class. Our class was told not to write with our left hand because we would be punished if we wrote with our left hand. I picked up the pencil and all I knew how to write was my name and the alphabet. I went running home that 1st day of school crying because I wrote with my left hand. My mother handed me a piece of paper and said, “start writing, it is okay, you can write with your right or left hand!” I was confused but I sat down at the kitchen table and wrote and wrote my name over and over again as I cried. I found I could write with right hand and left hand. By the end of my Kindergarten Class that year, I was writing with my right hand. I have kept journals my entire life after that year in school.

I began at a young age to write books and wrote about the adventures of my family of 13 children and my life as a member of 13 children in many journals.

When my mother became ill with Leukemia she asked me to publish this book series, called the “Barber’s Daughter” I said, “Yes.” Ruthie and Rachel’s adventures come from my life in a big family and the daughter of a Barber who also was a very talented musician.

The wonderful part of this book series is my mother was in the hospital when I read her the 1st book in the series, The Barber’s Daughter and the Little Window, Book One and described each picture to her from my hand drawings. She was so excited I would put this book in print. The first book published is what I read to my mother that day, word for word and each picture in the book is what I described to her before she passed.

My mother was so pleased with listening to the adventures of Ruthie and Rachel and the Little Window Book One. My mother was my inspiration for the love of writing, doesn’t matter what hand, memoires are forever. I will always remember her on that day in Kindergarten, for giving me a gift I did not know I had, the love of writing.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ruth: I published through Outskirts Press Inc.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Ruth: I believe all children in grade school and all ages will like this book. This series, The Barber’s Daughter, embraces differences and fears many of us have, fear of bugs & snakes, meeting new people, swimming, learning to ride a bike, dealing with older and younger siblings in a larger family, moving to a new place, dealing with divorce and it shows how Ruthie and Rachel deal and cope with all these adventures which somehow helps all along the way. It’s a wonderful way to look at everyday life and how to cope with it as you follow Ruthie and Rachel on their adventures in their new world.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ruth: The main character Ruthie, has many hidden talents, her ability to talk with insects and all creatures along with animals. Ruthie never judges, she sits and watches the world around her and embraces differences of all. She takes her fears and turns them into strengths and insights which then helps others.

Rachel the Fly Fairy Princess is her best friend, but when they first met, Fly’s was one of Ruthies worst fears. Ruthie has many hidden talents but one she wanted the most was the gift of music that her family shared with her Dad.

In these books I share my personal experiences as I lived them as a young girl. Fears, bugs, horses, swimming, meeting new child, writing with my left hand, feeling different because I never played a musical instrument which was so important to my father. Growing up in a big family you quickly learn the pecking order and where you fit in, but I never fit in to this big wonderful, musically gifted family. What is so unique is each person has talent, you just have to find it. I hope this book series inspires people of all ages to enjoy and embrace who you are and be positive with each moment. Being positive with each moment brings happiness. With happiness you can overcome anything life has to share with each you.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Ruth: The Barber’s Daughter is based on a true story and my real-life adventures with a little imagination about the adventures of Ruthie and Rachel. When it comes to real life adventures in the 1960s & 1970s no one can make this stuff up. Life in the real world is heart breaking and wonderful at the same time. Life in a very big family where most members inherited the musical gene from Dad, was hard on a family member who did not play a musical instrument; but Ruthie had her writing and pen as her musical instrument. Our wonderful family of 13 children had its hardships, but there is this great silent golden cloud which was never spoken out loud about, which is that each one of us carried within us an abundance of love for each other no matter if we did not share the same Mother. I have tried to share and describe this love of a larger family whose lives went in so many different directions.

The special gifts this book brings is that there is no judgement of what you look like, how you look, talk or walk, it is about your gifts you carry with you everyday which makes each person, creature and animal special. This book is just about life and how to learn to embrace life’s adventures and make today a better place to live and stay positive about tomorrow. A young girl’s adventures with life in a new world with no judgement but an excitement to meet all new adventures positively.

Also, you can find all the information on my website http://www.Ruthiesbooks.com and Facebook, Ruthpremoberkowiz. Also, two of my brothers: Jon Premo and Bob Premo wrote and recorded the music to the theme song “Ruthie’s Little Window” video for Barber’s Daughter Book Series. Jon Premo wrote the words and music to the video theme song Robert(bob) Premo recorded the CD Theme song to the Videos in his “Charlie the Barber’s Music Studio” You can purchase the theme song by contacting Jon Premo at Jon.premo.01@gmail.com. Big thank you to these two wonderful talented brothers who are so gifted with their musical talent.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ruth: I now have 2 books published in the Barber’s Daughter Series. The
1st book is “The Barber’s Daughter and the Little Window, Book One
2nd Book is “The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond, Book Two“ (also includes a coloring book).

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ruth: Yes! I plan on many more books with The Barber’s Daughter Series of books where Ruthie and Rachel go on many wonderful adventures.

I am also writing an adult murder mystery book series with some fun & twists with, “who done it.”

OP: Thanks for your time, Ruth! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ruth Premo-Berkowitz was born in Constableville, New York. She grew up in the city of Rome and visited her family farm every weekend. She loved growing up on the farm, learning the cycles of planting and harvesting, and enjoying the neighbors’ animals. Ruth has been writing since early childhood, keeping a journal to record the adventures of her large family, as well as keeping track of the twists and turns of her life’s journey. Ruth’s creative talents include throwing pottery, painting, and stained glass/fused glass. She is married with grown children, and grandchildren who bring lots of love into her home. The Barber’s Daughter books are based on Ruth’s experiences growing up in New York.

For more information visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/thebarbersdaughterandthepinkfrogpond

This author purchased the Media Marketing Blitz marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on a “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Author Poll: Writer Bernard Bentley wants your help with his cover

Bernard Bentley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Life is an adventure. Share your adventure with someone!

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It Is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

About the Author

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on further developing his talents as a writer and a independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years’ experience in martial arts. He is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Bernard Bentley.

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Author Poll: Writer Carolyn Bryant wants your help with her cover

Carolyn Bryant is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

“I love you Holli!” “I love you Brooklyn!” The author shows how precious a sisters bond can be when developed by spending time together. This sweet story of two sisters who learned that a walk together was creating a bond that will last a lifetime.

About the Author

CAROLYN BRYANT – Author of her first book “No Shoes”, wife, mother and Granny to her amazing grandchildren. Sister to the siblings she disagreed with from time to time!

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Carolyn.

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Self-Publishing Author Ruth Premo-Berkowitz Discusses The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond

Author Ruth Premo-Berkowitz is taking her latest book, The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Ruth Premo-Berkowitz and The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Ruth Premo-Berkowitz was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond. What is it about?

Ruth: Is about a Young Girl named Ruthie who loves life on the farm with her Family & adores all creatures & animals along with freedom of country living. Ruthie finds out her family moving to a small apartment above a butcher shop in a city and her father is not moving with family. Her mother and father are getting a divorce and her father is moving with his new family. Ruthie is only four and a half years old and feels so lonely and confused, but in this new world, Ruthie finds herself a wonderful new friend, Rachel, a Fly Fairy Princess and together they journey to many exciting places while helping many people and creatures along the way. Ruthie and Rachel embrace all the differences of these gifted people and creatures that they meet along their many journeys.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ruth: My writing began when I started the first day of Kindergarten Class. Our class was told not to write with our left hand or we would be punished. I picked up the pencil and all I knew how to write was my name and the alphabet. I went running home that first day of school crying because I wrote with my left hand. My mother handed me a piece of paper and said, “Start writing. It is okay you can write with your right or left hand!” I was confused but I sat down at the kitchen table and wrote and wrote my name over and over again as I cried. I found that I could write with both my right hand and left hand. By the end of my Kindergarten Class that year, I was writing with my right hand. I have kept journals my entire life after that year in school. I began at a young age writing in my journals about my life and the adventures of my family of 13 children. When my mother became ill with Leukemia, she asked me, “to publish this book series, called the “The Barber’s Daughter.” I said, “Yes!” Ruthie and Rachel adventures come from my life in a big family and the daughter of a Barber who was also a very talented musician. The wonderful part of this book series is when my mother was in the hospital and I read her the first Book in the series “The Barber’s Daughter and the Little Window, Book 1” and I described each picture to her from my hand drawings. She was so excited that I would put this book in print. My mother was so pleased with listening to the adventure of Ruthie and Rachel and the Little Window Book 1. My mother was my inspiration for the love of writing. I read it to her before she passed. Memories are forever!

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ruth: I published through Outskirts Press Inc.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Ruth: I believe all children in grade school and all ages will like this book, this series ;The Barber’s Daughter embraces difference and fears many of us have, fear of bugs & snakes , meeting new people, swimming, learning to ride a bike, dealing older and younger siblings of larger family , moving to new place, dealing with divorce and it shows how Ruthie and Rachel deal and coped with all these adventures and somehow helps all along with way. Wonderful way to look at everyday life and how to cope with it as you follow Ruthie and Rachel on their adventures their new World.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ruth: The main character Ruthie, has many hidden talents, her ability to talk with insects and all creatures along with animals. Ruthie never judges she sits and watches the world around her and embraces differences of all. She takes her fears and turns them into strengths and insights which then helps others. Rachel the Fly Fairy Princess is her best friend, but when they first met, Fly’s was one of Ruthies worst fears. Ruthie has many hidden talents but one she wanted the most was the gift of Music that her family shares with her Dad. I shared in these books of my personal experiences as lived them as young girl; of these fears, bugs, Horses, swimming, meeting new child, and writing with my left hand, feeling different because I never played a musical instrument which was so important to my father. Growing up in a big family you learn quick the pecking order and where you fit in, but I never fit in to this big wonderful musical gifted family. What is so unique is each person has talent, you just have to find it, I hope this book series inspires people of all ages to enjoy and embrace who you are and be positive with each moment. Being positive with each moment bring happiness. With Happiness you can over come anything life has to share with each you.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Ruth: The Barber’s Daughter is based on my real-life adventures with a little imagination along the adventures of Ruthie and Rachel. When it comes to real life adventures in the 1960s & 1970s no one can make this stuff up. Life in the real world is heart breaking and wonderful at the same time. Life in a very big family where most members inherited the musical gene from Dad but yet it was hard as a family member who did not play a musical instrument. Ruthie had her writing and pen as her musical instrument. Our wonderful family of 13 children had its hardships and but yet there is this great silent “golden” cloud that each one of us carried within us of an abundance of love for each other no matter what. I have tried to share and describe this love of a larger family whose lives went in so many different directions. The special gifts this book brings is there is no judgment of what you look like, how you look, talk or walk, but it is about your gifts that you carry with you everyday which makes each person, creature, and animal special. This book is just about life and how to learn to embrace life adventures and make today a better place to live and stay positive about tomorrow. A young girl’s adventures with life in a new world with no judgment but an excitement to meet all new adventures positively. Also, you can find all the information on my website http://www.Ruthiesbooks.com and Facebook, Ruthpremoberkowiz. Also, two of my brothers, Jon Premo and Bob Premo, wrote and recorded the music to theme song “Ruthie Little Window” video for “The Barber’s Daughter” Book Series. Jon Premo wrote the words and music to the video theme song and Robert(Bob) Premo recorded the CD theme song to the videos in his “Charlie the Barber’s Music Studio.” You can purchase the theme song by contacting Jon Premo at Jon.premo01@gmail.com. A big thank you to these two wonderful talented brothers who are so gifted with their musical talent.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ruth: I now have two books published in The Barber’s Daughters Series: First book is The Barber’s Daughter and the Little Window, Book 1. The second book is The Barber’s Daughter and the Pink Frog Pond Book 2. (also has Coloring book with it)

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ruth: Yes! I plan on many more books with “The Barber’s Daughter” Series of books where Ruthie and Rachel go on many wonderful adventures. I am also writing an Adult Murder Mystery book series with some fun and twist with Who Done it.

OP: Thanks for your time, Ruth! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ruth Premo-Berkowitz was born in Constableville, New York. She grew up in the city of Rome and visited her family farm every weekend. She loved growing up on the farm, learning the cycles of planting and harvesting, and enjoying the neighbors’ animals. Ruth has been writing since early childhood, keeping a journal to record the adventures of her large family, as well as keeping track of the twists and turns of her life’s journey. Ruth’s creative talents include throwing pottery, painting, and stained glass/fused glass. She is married with grown children, and grandchildren who bring lots of love into her home. The Barber’s Daughter books are based on Ruth’s experiences growing up in New York.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/thebarbersdaughterandthepinkfrogpond

This author purchased the Media Marketing Blitz marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Self-Publishing Author David D. Bernstein Discusses The Enchanted Rope

Author David D. Bernstein is taking his latest book, The Enchanted Rope on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join David D. Bernstein and The Enchanted Rope as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Luckily for us, David D. Bernstein was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Enchanted Rope.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Enchanted Rope. What is it about?

David: This book is about a young boy named Jack who has just lost his mother to cancer, unfortunately, a common cause of death in people of all ages. In this book, Jack decides to find a way to connect to his mother and see where her world is. So, under the Alaskan sun, in a field of dreams, Jack gathers up one hundred wildflowers and starts to weave a magic rope he can climb up to the world of angels that his mother is in. A school of salmon, a clan of wolves, a brown bear and a bold eagle watch him as he weaves and weaves a finally sends the magic rope far up into the air to go where his mother is.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

David: This book was published originally in 2010. It was actually based on a poem I wrote called “Moment” which was featured in a poetry chapbook called “Voices of the heart.” That poem grew into the picture book The Enchanted Rope. The main reason I wrote this was because my Grandmother got cancer and I researched this topic and saw how many people that cancer kills and the long-lasting effect it has on the children and family members. I figured by writing this book and using fantasy and folk tale style that it would help families who lost loved ones. It was especially for the children who went through death even if it was a friend, a pet, or a family member. Like in 2010 this book is once again valuable with the Covid-19 cases and death growing daily in the world. The Enchanted Rope is a kind of self-help picture book that can not only change children’s lives but adult lives as well.

OP: How did you get your book published?

David: This was the first book I published with Outskirts press and it did very well back in 2010 and I think it can also do well here in 2021. Outskirts press was professional and helpful on the process and that is why I have been publishing with them ever since.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

David: Any person rather they are 6 to 100 will be interested in this book. It helps them cope with death and overall, it is just a good folk tale for anyone to read and learn from.

OP: What is special about your book?

David: I think what makes this book special is the style of it which is my own Fairy Tale and at the same time it also is a self-help book and picture book. That combination is rare these days. I am not sure I found that many types of books out there. It also is a very touching story that will make individual’s emotions act out. It also will help people cope with tough issues like death and guide children in healing and use their own imagination to grow and move on in life.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

David: I am very sure, many books like this are out there so I really cannot answer that question. Probably I think this book is unique in how it is written and the story and guidance it gives to individuals who are facing hard times. The book gives you that fuzzy feeling of comfort a person can find within their own imagination, which is something all of us whatever the age is very comfortable with.

OP: Have you published any other books?

David: I have published a chapbook of poetry called “Voices of the Heart” it is a combination of poems from my teenage years to my college years spanning about ten years. A picture book “Peanut” that helps children cope with diverse and obsession. I also have a trilogy of books known as The CORT Chronicles “The Portal” an CIPA Award winner Book 1 is already published and “Spirral” and “Rebirth” book 2 and 3 will be out in the next few months. I also have poetry published in several magazines and Anthologies that also have won awards.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

David: I do have plans to publish more books. In the next 5 to 10 years, I plan to publish two picture books “Betty’s Dreams” and “Angry James” and I also plan to publish another trilogy called “Living Library Chronicles.” I do not have any set publishing years for those books, but I do plan to release them soon.

OP: Thanks for your time, David! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Enchanted Rope is David Bernstein’s first children’s book. He is also the author of one book of poetry and of many individual poems that have been published in magazines and anthologies. He has been awarded five Editor’s Choice Awards and a Certificate of Participation in the 15th Annual Writer’s International Self-Published Book Awards. David has worked with children for many years as a librarian, a camp counselor and a sports.

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For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/DavidBernstein

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Outskirts Press Presents Sonya Blackburn, author of Uniquely Me: “in how I came to be” An IVF story

Author Sonya Blackburn is taking her latest book Uniquely Me: “in how I came to be” An IVF story on tour — a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press!  Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Sonya Blackburn and Uniquely Me: “in how I came to be” An IVF story as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Sonya was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Uniquely Me: “in how I came to be” An IVF story.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Uniquely Me: “in how I came to be” An IVF story. What is it about?

Sonya: “Uniquely Me” is a family story about Mya, a 4-year-old preschooler, that reflects with her parents on what are the qualities that make her unique. She discovers that what made her unique is not only her interesting characteristics but is also in how she was born into this world through IVF procedure.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Sonya: “Uniquely Me”, was inspired by thoughts of families, just like my family, that have braved the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Sonya: I published the book as an independent author through Outskirts Press Publishing.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Sonya: This book is in the beginner reader category which would be good for a range of age 5 up to 8 years old.

OP: What is special about your book?

Sonya: This story gently explains the IVF process from a child’s point of view along with beautiful illustrations. This book is a celebration of all unique children and families around the world! So, it can be enjoyed even for families that have not undergone an IVF process.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Sonya: The book may be similar to others in the same category but offers it’s own uniqueness coming from being based on a personal story. The characteristics of Mya in the story are a reflection of the characteristics and quirky ways of my daughter.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Sonya: This is my first book, but I have hopes to publish more books in the future.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Sonya: I hope to build on a series of books that are based on real life experiences as my daughter continues to develop through childhood stages.

OP: Thanks for your time, Sonya! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sonya Blackburn is a new author based out of Atlanta, GA. Her first book, “Uniquely Me,” was inspired by thoughts of families, just like her family, that have braved the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. She is mindful that this process brings a range of stories of families that were successful on their first try to those that are still trying. It was a 3 year journey for her family of which they were thankful to finally fulfill their hopes of having a daughter. Her book “Uniquely Me” is a family story about Mya, a 4 year old preschooler, that reflects with her parents on what are the qualities that make her unique. She discovers that what made her unique is not only her interesting characteristics but is also in how she was born into this world through IVF procedure. This story gently explains the IVF process from a child’s point of view along with beautiful illustrations. This book is a celebration of all unique children and families around the world! Sonya will build on a series of books that are based on real life experiences as her daughter continues to develop through childhood stages. Sonya hopes that her books bring awareness and feelings of joy in helping children conquer some of life’s most challenging situations.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/uniquelyme

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Mermaid Eclipse by N.E. Carlisle

Author N.E. Carlisle is taking her latest book Mermaid Eclipse on tour — a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join N.E. Carlisle and Mermaid Eclipse as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It just takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable, and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!


Luckily for us, N.E. was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Mermaid Eclipse.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Mermaid Eclipse. What is it about?

N.E.: Twins Muriel and Morgan and their mysterious family curse.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

N.E.: I love everything about mermaids and the ocean. It was a story that I wanted to read.

OP: How did you get your book published?

N.E.: I chose to self-publish through Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

N.E.: Young adult readers and anyone interested in mermaids, family curses or mysteries.

OP: What is special about your book?

N.E.: It takes an ancient theme but shared with fresh twists.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

N.E.: This book is less about what is means to be a mermaid and more about what it means to be a twin.

OP: Have you published any other books?

N.E.: Yes, non-fiction.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

N.E.: Yes, Mermaid Eclipse is the first book in a series.

OP: Thanks for your time, N.E.! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

N.E. Carlisle was born by the coast and loves everything about the ocean, especially its lore. She has written several non-fiction books, but Mermaid Eclipse is her debut novel. She spends her days surfing, writing, and playing with her three dogs.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/mermaideclipse

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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