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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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

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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

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Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector by Julia Irwin

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Author Julia Irwin is taking her latest book Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Julia to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Julia’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Julia 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 Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Galagamous:The Galactic Garbage Collector. What is it about?

Julia: Galagamous and Fizobot are two very relatable characters who touch on the universal theme of acceptance. Learning to be accepted by others and accepting of oneself. Despite being bullied, they take on a task that others have rejected. By doing so, their actions reflect the true heroes they have always been.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Julia: As a Psychiatrist, I have found that most individuals are receptive to learning lessons via stories. Often times, a simple story allows one to get in touch with their inner child. We are all touched by negative events that occur when we are young but these events do not have to dictate who we will become. It is our actions that will always define us. Actions reveal the core of who we really are.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Julia: I self-published through Outskirts Press currently.

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

Julia: Readers of all ages can learn life lessons from this book. I wrote it in such a way that adults can read it with children so that questions could be addressed aloud. It encourages interaction between the reader and listener.

OP: What is special about your book?

Julia: This book is special because of the way in-depth content regarding, emotions, differences, and choices, are discussed.

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

Julia: This book is not preachy or negative. Instead it is positive, accepting and empowering.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Julia: No I have not.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Julia: Yes, in time.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Julia Irwin is Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. She has a private solo practice and tends to the mental health needs of all ages.

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

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Marbles – Eye of the Tiger by Myrna Doreen White

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Author Myrna Doreen White is taking her latest book Marbles – Eye of the Tiger, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Myrna to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Myrna’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Myrna 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 Marbles – Eye of the Tiger.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Marbles – Eye of the Tiger. What is it about?

Myrna: When Kyle, his mother and cat, move from San Francisco to India, Kyle’s life changes – a lot. And not just because his new city is so different from what he’s used to. Kyle’s life changes because of the people he meets, the mystery of the marbles, and the mystical events that happen. Finding a marble with special powers sends Kyle on a quest across his new city, and deep below it, where animals talk. Kyle and his new friend end up in a jungle that is filled with these animals and one who has lost his eyesight, which only a special marble can repair.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Myrna: I find that boys, especially, are less able to ‘find something to do’ on their down time, Whereas, girls have an array of activities, like doing things with their hair, making fancy girly things with friends, or of course, reading. Boys do read as well, however, it appeared to me; not as much. They seek adventure and look for an outlet, which I felt could be given through a book that had adventure, along with mystery, as well as friendships and values. A place where they can focus their energy on.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Myrna: I decided to self-publish so looked into different publishing outlets. I wanted and needed someone to help me to get it published and marketed as I’m not in a position to do all of that. After reading through various publishing firms, I felt that Outskirts Press showed that they had the ideas and help which could meet my needs the best at this point of publishing, for the first time.

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

Myrna: Readers between the ages nine to twelve are at the level of reading my book. Both boys and girls could be interested in the type of story line I have written.

OP: What is special about your book?

Myrna: My book is easy to read and is not overly long as well as has short chapters that will allow a new reader to set it down comfortably and go back after each chapter, if needed, making it easier for them to read.

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

Myrna: I believe that the story itself is more interesting and relatable to both, boys and girls but boys especially; along with the mystery, spirit and adventure.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Myrna: I have written short stories but this is the first book I’ve published.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Myrna: Yes. I hope to do a sequel as well.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Myrna White’s gift for listening and her interest in people’s life stories led her naturally to a career in mental health. Now retired, she enjoys the company of her three children and six grandchildren, whose imagination inspires her lifelong love of writing. Myrna also enjoys gardening, watercolors, photography, and gatherings of friends and family.

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

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Life in Ann’s World by Ladybug

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Author Ladybug is taking her latest book Life in Ann’s World, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Ladybug to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Ladybug’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Ladybug 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 Life in Ann’s World.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Life in Ann’s World. What is it about?

Ladybug: The story is in the view from a 12-year-old girl’s perspective. At the beginning of the book she contemplates about her life up to her present.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ladybug: I got tired of almost every show you see these days or read about is another branch of law enforcement. There are other stories out there other than law enforcement. Don’t get me wrong some of the shows and stories you read are great, but I prefer a break from them. I can go in my living room right now and turn on the tv and there will only be some type of law show but, in the end, I wanted to create a story that the whole family could enjoy, I hope they do!

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ladybug: Outskirts press is a self-publishing company. I submitted my book for review, and they agreed to publish it. After paying a lot for having it published, it finally became published in May of 2018.

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

Ladybug: It is my hope that all walks of life will enjoy my book. My intentions were to send people in a different reality, even if it is for a little while.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ladybug: Other than I wrote it? It is not a law story, it captures the imagination of the people reading it. I love a story where all the characters get along and work together to help with an imminent crisis.

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

Ladybug: Towards the end of the story Ann’s friends are beginning to go their own separate ways. These things happen in real life as when young children become young adults and after high school these young adults will pursue college, work, family or all three. It is a time in their lives when major changes take place in their lives and Ann is no different. Ann’s changes are a little more obvious than real peoples’ lives, but I think everyone can relate to her and the fast pace of her life. Ann is always wanting her life to slow down but, for her it does not.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ladybug: No, not yet.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ladybug: Maybe.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After high school, Ladybug received an AA degree in business, but when she was younger, she used to go on tons of different adventures. Ladybug would carry her little dog in the basket on her bike wherever she went. She would go to the lake and lay there and watch the waves from the lake hit the shore and her dog would run around playing in and around the lake.

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

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