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Penalty Flag on Life

by LaWayne Williams

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

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LaWayne Williams’s “Penalty Flag on Life.” Number one draft pick Noah Boss is granted seven days by his newly acquired NFL team to settle the affairs of his murdered brother, but finding out who killed him makes returning to assured fame and wealth a difficult decision. A teenage oath he made to his deceased father has Noah struggling against the desire to seek revenge.

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Art Fairy by Floras Athena

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It 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!

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


Luckily for us, Flora 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 Art Fairy.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Art Fairy. What is it about?

Floras: My book is about music, art, family, school, education, and school violence. It’s infused with the experiences of Mozart, Beethoven, Joe Hisaishi, Da Vinci, and my own practice and discipline on the road of music and art. The story is about a young boy who loves music and art and how he creates happiness for the world. My book is based in reality but with new, fantastic, fairyland language. This book is full of funny, fantastic, and heartbreaking stories, as well as touching moments and a bright happy ending.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Floras: My road in the world of art was very hard and miserable, so I hope my book Art Fairy will inspire and encourage children to embrace happiness and follow their dreams. I think our educational concept has many absurd aspects, especially the methods of cultivating talent. In our education, a lot of valuable time and energy is used to force us to cram and practice every day. Measuring children by the standards of commodities is ridiculous and this is a problem that exists in almost all the of world’s educational methods. So, in my book Art Fairy, there are three important theories: one is “The reason why no great is born, it is we neglect the process of forming the great soul.” Another is, “All beings are created equal! All beings’ talents are created equal!” And the most important one looks into the methods of cultivating talent, “Read Practice Think”. The amount of reading, practicing, thinking, is also equivalent to the promotion of talent. It comes from my many years of research on the geniuses and greats of various fields. Painting, music, literature, philosophy, science, film, martial arts, politics, and military. Different fields have different proportions and contents. This requires us to look closely at the lives of the greats spanning both history and all fields of study. In my theory, the only way to measure the value of talent is by their contribution to the world. In other words, the value of a talent lies in our devotion; just as how much we read, practice, think, our talents are put to the best use when we create happiness for the world. Above of all, we must remember that all beings are created equal! All beings’ talents are created equal!

OP: How did you get your book published?

Floras: Last year, I went to Penguin Random House in New York, they gave me some information about publication. Then I found Outskirts Press, and they allowed me to publish in the most productive way. My book is very different from others, so I wanted the method of publication to be more efficient, flexible, while still giving me full control over my book.

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

Floras: If you like the movies X-Men and Spider-Man, you will like my book. They have some common themes. This book, is for the whole world, for everyone who is suffering, anyone who loves art, anyone who has a dream. Art Fairy is for everyone!

OP: What is special about your book?

Floras: The thoughts, stories, and language are singular to my book. Take a look at the excerpt below!

New year party, Oris played the piano and violin on the stage, and the solo of bel canto.
“I dedicate my solo and singing for Cynthia!” Instant springbok sensation below the stage! In the Madagascar rainforest, the lemurs on the deer’ eyes trees was screaming! Leaves left and flowers danced! Melody was on the alpine cypress, Flora danced as flowering sakura sea. Singing was dreamed sun as a cloud butterflies in the flowers sea of Poland forest. After playing and singing, a deep bow, applause instantly exploded galaxy! Cheers volcano rained all dawn! After a long long time, when cheers destroyed as stars, Cynthia said loudly to Oris that laughing as a whale on the stage, “Idiot! Hideous! Poor! Only big howling monkeys and dog raccoons in cloud forest would like you this only can play the piano and sing but poor and hideous, and grades are bad as tiger cats’ hind legs of Caribbean! You unicorn whale big idiot!!!” Instantly! The auditorium died like Lyra stars……

An ancient Roman scholar made such a request to literary and art workers, “Think of bee as model, very widely reading, practice our own inventive mind, melt all the flowers into our own nectar. All has the origin, but all has new hue.” This sentence can fully explain the language of my book, which is the hardest work. Because I often read a lot of books and imagined for a long time just for creating a new, beautiful and fantastic fairy world in a few words. Fortunately, everyone who had seen this book all praised it, so I believe more and more readers would enjoy the reading with this book.

And the cover is my own painting. I painted it 5 years ago. I have spent a great deal of time on the road of art, striving to create a perfect fairyland for readers.

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

Floras: This book was inspired by the difficulties I experienced on the art road; all of my tears, sweat, blood. Every word comes from my art and my soul.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Floras: This is my first published book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Floras: Yes, this is the first book, and I will publish Art Fairy 2 in about a year. The second book will be funnier and more beautiful. I also plan to paint hundreds of paintings for two painting books. The cover of Art Fairy is my own painting. At the very beginning, I began writing to express my dreams for painting and piano. For the past 15 years, I refused give up on my art dreams; although they are different fields, they have many common principles. I know Da Vinci very well, his biographies, his Note Book of Leonardo da Vinci… and Art Fairy has many stories based on the real experience of Da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci proved that one can achieve in many fields, as long as the method is correct, and the time is used efficiently. So, everything and every dream is possible and achievable. You can buy the Art Fairy from the publisher on my author website: https://outskirtspress.com/ArtFairy or on Amazon, just search the words “Art Fairy Floras Athena” or “Floras Athena” and you will find it.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Art Fairy, is about music, art, family, school, education, and school violence. It fuses some of the experiences of Mozart, Beethoven, Joe Hasashi, Da Vinci and my own practice and discipline on the road of music and art. The story is about a young boy who loved music and art and how he created happiness for the world. This book has two different parts, one is “The old miserable world”, in this world everything is miserable, and the other is “The new gorgeous world given by great nature and Art Fairy“, in this world everything is beautiful and happy. At the very beginning, the boy went through all kinds of oppressive tribulations in his cruel family and school, then was frozen to death, and saved by the Art Fairy. In this world he has a happy family, realized his art dream, the teachers, schools, and the whole world had become more and more bright and beautiful. Finally, the boy and a deaf-mute girl who loved playing the violin dedicate themselves to creating happiness for the world. This book also incorporates a lot of real events and seeks the truth from facts. The language of this book is fantastic and funny. This book is full of funny, fantastic, heartbreaking, and touching stories, with a bright happy ending. There is also a beautiful myth in the middle and end of the book.

Tolstoy said, “A good literary work should show the right direction for the world.” The second half of this book is the essence of my 15 years of exploration and my thoughts regarding the right direction of the world. The first thought in this book is about education, in one nutshell, “The reason why no great is born, it is we neglect the process of forming the great soul.” The second thought in this book, is “The value of man lies in his devotion, and only by dedicating for the world can he receive the world’s reward, but only greater ability can make the greater contribution.” The extension and development in culture and art of this theory. There are many theories about art, talent, culture and education. Part of the plot is based on the real experience of Mozart, Beethoven, Da Vinci, and Joe Hasashi. The portions of the plot involving music and piano are based on my own experience of practicing and being a piano teacher. I used to teach three 5-year-old little girls to play the piano, and I’m going to study composition and play the piano in Hollywood.

Everyone who has seen this book has praised it, so I believe more and more readers will enjoy reading this book.
By the way, if you like the movies X-Men, you will like my book, as they have some common themes.

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

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Miracle Man

by Todd Greiner

(5 Stars – 17 Customer Reviews)

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Todd Greiner’s “Miracle Man.” Most of the time, luck, fate, or good fortune is credited for miracles of that occur in people’s lives. Stories about the miraculous are shared on Reality TV shows like — I Shouldn’t Be Alive, I Survived, and Trauma: Life in the E.R. In this book, you will read the story of an ordinary man whose life was touched in an extraordinary way from the moment of conception by the sovereign hand of God.

 

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Poems Of Love, From My Heart To Yours by Kerry C. Irons

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It 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!

Author Kerry C. Irons is taking his latest book Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours Vol. 1 on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Kerry to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Kerry’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Kerry 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 Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours Vol. 1.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours Vol.1. What is it about?

Kerry: My book is about two people in love who currently live on two different continents, who just happen to be my fiancée, Rukayatu and me.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Kerry: I met Rukayatu, my fiancee, online. We started to talk and eventually fell deeply in love. During one of our conversations I told her that I was a poet. So, she asked me to prove that to her. So, I did. The first poem that I wrote for her was titled “My Ruky Love.” Since that first poem, the number of poems that I have written for her is now well over three hundred. Thus, comes my first book of love poems, all written for the woman that I love. And the love story of Kerry and Rukayatu is yet unfolding.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Kerry: I browsed the internet and investigated a few publishers and decide that I would self-publish through Outskirts Press. I am very satisfied with that decision.

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

Kerry: Any and every one with a heart for love. My book is not only tells a story through poetry about two people in love who are separated by an ocean, it also delves into the subject of love on many levels and the different facets of love in general.

OP: What is special about your book?

Kerry: The one thing that makes my book special is the fact that it contains my feelings, my emotions, as well as the contents of my heart in the form of written words of poetry that I am literally sending from my heart to Rukayatu’s heart. Thus the title, Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours. My book is also special because it is allowing the world to look inside of mine and Rukayatu’s love.

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

Kerry: The main thing that differentiates my book of love poems from all the others is the fact that Kerry and Rukayatu are not fictitious characters, but instead, two people who are deeply in love with each other and their sole goal is to make the distance and the time between them vanish and one day look into each other eyes and say these three words, I love you. One other thing that I will add. Yes, my book is about the love that exists between Rukayatu and I. But love, in all senses of the word, in my heart is my passion. If I were to ever give a speech or speak at a social gathering the only subject that I would care to speak about is love. In the synopsis of my book I wrote these words “Love is the greatest power on earth, but mankind, as of yet, has failed to harness it and reap its true rewards.” To me those are not just words, in a way, they are the essence of my very being.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Kerry: No, Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours, is my first book to be published. There will be other volumes that will continue to tell the story of Kerry’s and Rukayatu’s love. Volumes 2 and 3 will be published in the near future. They have already been written.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Kerry: Yes, many more. As a matter of fact, Rukayatu and I will be jointly writing and publishing the complete story of our love in the form of a romance novel that will give a detailed account of all the things that we have gone through in the quest to have our love.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

This book Poems of Love, From My Heart To Yours, Vol 1 is the first book to be published by Kerry C. Irons. Kerry grew up in the boot heel of Missouri so he has deep southern ties. Some would call him a country boy while others would say that he’s southern by the grace of God. Kerry served our great nation in the US Air Force for three years and has worked in several professions up to this point in his life. This book, being his first attempt, at the pursuit of a long-time dream and that dream has been to share a part of himself with the world. Kerry has attended two different colleges where he studied various subjects but the dream of writing over shadowed most of them. With the release of this book Kerry has taken the long-awaited step, of letting the world see into his heart.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/poemsoflovefrommyhearttoyours-vol1

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Internal Medicine Alert II by Ala Sarraj, MD

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Ala Sarraj is taking his latest book Internal Medicine Alert II, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Ala to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Ala’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Ala 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 Internal Medicine Alert II.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Internal Medicine Alert II. What is it about?

Ala: Review and test prep in high yield format.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ala: I felt there was a dire need to cut short the time for test and review preparation and more importantly the time to assimilate and acquire knowledge in those fields.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ala: Through self-publishing Outskirts Press in 2016 and revised in 2018. Planning on revision every 2-3 years.

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

Ala: Internal Medicine residents, physicians and midlevel’s not to forget medical students as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ala: It’s special because of its unique setup to reflect simple and effective random notes creating strong line of mental associations in the facts that is set up like flash cards especially in the e-version format.

OP: What differentiates your book from other books?

Ala: From other series is its simplicity and high yield effectiveness in acquisition and fast recollection of all facts.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ala: This book is part of Alert Medical Series (a 9 book series covering the fields of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and USMLE).

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ala: Yes, I plan to publish more of this type of medical books not to mention revisions every 2-3 years, to stress the need for high yield effective medical knowledge trimming the unnecessary ‘fat’ of “would be, could be, to be determined, and alike,” And unwanted interjections.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Author: Ala Sarraj, MD, American board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He graduated from Damascus Univ. Med. School / Syria. Trained at Georgetown Univ. Dept. of Medicine / DC General hospital, Washington, DC, and Rush Univ. Med. center / Chicago. Dr. Sarraj is a full-time emergency medicine physician in Chicago metropolitan area since 1991. The Editor: The series was reviewed and edited by Maggy Shamekh, MD. A graduate, residency trained and holding master’s degree of family medicine from Cairo Univ. Med. School / Egypt. Performed collaboration research work between Cairo Univ. cancer institute and MD Anderson cancer center, Houston / Texas. Worked for the WHO for the eradication of polio in the Middle East. Dr. Shamekh is a diplomat in health care quality management from the American Univ. / Cairo.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/alertmedicalseries5

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