Outskirts Press Presents Michele Towery, author of Let Me Count the Ways God Loves You

Author Michele Towery, M.A., MFCT is taking her latest book, Let Me Count the Ways God Loves You 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 Michele Towery, and Let Me Count the Ways God Loves You as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Michele Towery 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 Let Me Count the Ways God Loves You.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Let Me Count the Ways God Loves You. What is it about?

Michele: God’s love according to things God has made and things children love.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Michele: A boy in my class was very depressed because his father was in jail and his mother was a drug addict. Also, he called himself a “bad boy.” I wanted to lift his spirits and also show him that he was a “good boy.” This was the inspiration for the book. Children need to be told that they are not alone in the world but are created and loved by God – wherever they are.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Michele: I got my book published by Outskirts Press. The Cover art was done by Wendy Leach.

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

Michele: The types of readers that will be interested in my book are those who have low self-esteem, are angry at God, or whose parents would like a calming bedtime story for their child.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Michele: The illustrations are gorgeous, the story is calming, and it raises self-esteem. It shows how great God’s love is for the child.

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

Michele: The illustrations and the story are different than other Christian books.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Michele: I have also published, Grandma, I Want To Be the Boss.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Michele: Yes, I plan to publish more books.

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

Michele: You can buy my book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Family Supplies in Camarillo, CA, or http://www.christian.com.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michele Towery lets the child discover how immensely he or she is loved by God. By reading about the sun, moon, rainbows, and more the child can help “count the ways” God’s love is given.

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

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The Uninformed Voter

by Robert Levine

(4.5 Stars – 24 Customer Reviews)

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Robert Levine’s “The Uninformed Voter.” Can Uninformed Voters be charged with Democracy’s decline? If voters do not have the real knowledge about the candidates, then the cycle of dysfunctional and inefficient government continues. The evidence is shocking and shows incompetent and corrupt politicians consistently elected to office. This is more than just a history lesson. The author also evaluates recommendations by political scientists and philosophers about how to improve democracy. Citizens should realize that their vote is their voice of We the People. Kirkus Review

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Just a Piece of Me

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Diana McIntyre’s “Just a Piece of Me” is a memoir of laughs, entertainment, and survival as experienced by the Spears clan. These short stories are a glimpse of life during the 1950’s and 1960’s in a small, rural, farming town in Florida. With 9 children in a two-bedroom house, daily life is full of surprises and amazement!

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Self-Publishing Author Rick Taylor Discusses Ballad of the Blacksmith’s Son

Author Rick Taylor is taking his latest book, Ballad of the Blacksmith’s Son 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 Rick Taylor and Ballad of the Blacksmith’s Son as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Rick Taylor 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 Ballad of the Blacksmith’s Son.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Ballad of the Blacksmith’s Son. What is it about?

Rick Taylor: It is about Viking/Slav/Finn teens coming of age as fledging Russia faces Turk invasion. They crash head long into girls, Christianity, Russian winter, and unnatural wolf pack trying to prevent them from reaching their king.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Rick Taylor: It is based on an idea I had while training soldiers and teaching high school. It matured from a short story to a book.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Rick Taylor: I got impatient with the agent/publisher-hunting rituals, especially after Covid-19 hit. I self-published through Outskirts Press.

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

Rick Taylor: It has a touch of historical fiction and a dose of Christianity, but primarily it is an adventure. I am finding both teens and adults enjoy it and want to see the sequel.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Rick Taylor: Everyone knows that the Vikings went West, but few are writing about what they did in the East. It has Viking heritage expressing itself in Russia. It reflects ideas from several Christian and secular authors. It draws off what I learned about teens during my 14 years as a teacher.

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

Rick Taylor: This is a coming-of-age adventure first, with faith as part of the challenge. Though some will classify this as a “Christian” book, there are no pat “faith” answers. Heroes fail, people die, questions remain unanswered. God’s plan may not save the day the way they want. I am trying to fill a gap between secular adventure books like the Cornwall Saxon Series and the ethereal imagery of a Ted Dekker story.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Rick Taylor: I have not.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Rick Taylor: Yes, the sequel is halfway done. (Lament of the Blacksmith’s Son) There is also a short story anthology in the works.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rick Taylor is a retired soldier and high school teacher. He has written for regional and national magazines and penned a column for the local newspaper. He and his wife, Patricia, live near the Puget Sound, where they cruise and race their sailboat.

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

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Outskirts Press Authors Are Honored in the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Literary Awards

Book awards give readers an important clue about the quality of a self-published book, and this year’s award season says a lot about Outskirts Press and its authors. We’re thrilled to have eight of our authors recognized in the 2020/2021 Reader Views Reader’s Choice Literary Awards. Your success speaks to the many reasons we’ve been rated the No. 1 self-publishing company by Top Consumer Reviews for four years running!

The Reader Views Literary Awards recognize writers who are published by small presses, university presses, independent book publishers, and self-publishing companies like Outskirts Press.

Following are Outskirts Press’ winners for the 2020/2021 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards, listed below in no particular order. Information about each of these books (and their self-published authors) is available at the Outskirts Press Bookstore, where they are available for purchase.

1. Horror Bronze Award: The Iceman: A Novel of Otzi by Jeanne Blanchet
Publisher: Outskirts Press (October 14, 2020)
2. Societal Issues Gold Award: The Ailing Nation by Nate Link, MD
Publisher: Outskirts Press (September 26, 2020)
3. Humor Silver Award: SCABS: Sudden Crazy Ass Bitch Syndrome by Isabella Ornot
Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 10, 2019)
4. Self-Help Silver Award, Humanities Bronze Award: Navigating Life’s Journey: Common Sense in Uncommon Times by Richard V. Battle
Publisher: Outskirts Press (October 27, 2020)
5. Young readers 8-12 Silver Award: A Little Noble by Janet R. Macreery
Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 11, 2020)
6. Historical Fiction Bronze Award: We Were Once Warriors: A Story of Courage, War, Love, and Commitment during the American Revolution by Jack Darrell Crowder
Publisher: Outskirts Press (September 9, 2020)
7. Fiction Silver Award: The Senator’s Suitcase by Mitch Engel

Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 29, 2020)
8. Education Silver Award and Self-Help Bronze Award: Leadership is Doing by Pamela J. Newman
Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 13, 2020)

 

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Operation Olive Tree

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Jemil Metti’s “Operation Olive Tree.” is a fictional exploration of peace in the Middle East. Two talented high school students: an Israeli girl and a Palestinian boy. Their passion for opera grows into a friendship and a dream to sing for peace. However, they are frequently haunted by cultural prejudices and family mistrusts related to decades of warfare over territory and religion. Eventually, as adults, the two students find themselves back where they started, but in a place they could never have imagined.

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Author Poll: Writer MP Kollman wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary:

A honeymoon in Reno—what could possibly go wrong?

However, back in Jaspar, Margaret Addams, preparing to leave home to visit Elizabeth and Emery Grayson, is catapulted twenty feet down the sidewalk by the explosion that destroys her house. She is barely holding onto life, but what has she to live for? Jerome, a young man she had grown to love as a son—a murderer—is dead, and her husband—no better than a common criminal—is imprisoned a hundred miles away.

And then, there’s the Hamiltons. Ivy—a woman Sandy thought he had put in prison seven years ago—has found her estranged husband Martin, and their daughter, Azalea—owners of MHE in Reno, a company that provides data entry services for its clients using its powerful server.

Questions need answering. Why is Ivy in Reno and not in prison? What does she want with Sandy’s boss, Jeff Hand? How did the Hamiltons anticipate Sandy and Samantha’s arrival in Reno? What is the source of the hundreds of thousands of dollars accumulating in an account that has no connection to their business?

About the Author:

Honeymoon is the third in a series by MP Kollman—Brothers published in 1995 and Sequela in 2012. MP also published Skin Deep, which is not part of the series, in 2016. MP began writing in grade school for her own enjoyment-taking her on adventures and away from the family farm. MP retired several years ago and can now devote more time to writing.

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

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Theodore Sjogren’s “The Separated Woman.” In one single 54,000-word sentence, The Separated Woman gives new significance to the phrase “stream of consciousness,” demonstrating what it means to be fully immersed in a work of fiction. The intensity of this immersion is crystallized by its brutal simplicity as the novel reveals the mind of one man—possibly a serial murderer—talking to a detective in a late-night café. In metaphysical moodiness it rivals Kafka’s The Trial and in existential grit outdoes Camus’ The Stranger. This engrossing and challenging read is not for the fainthearted. From deep within the nature of the world we live in, Sjogren takes his mystery/thriller into a bare, penetrating exploration by way of a single, thought-defying sentence.

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David D. Bernstein’s award winning “The Portal: The Cort Chronicles Book 1.”  Eleven-year-old Andy falls into a time portal and is transported to a ghostly version of his hometown – 101 years in the future. Twisted metal, rotten wood, and garbage litter the seemingly empty streets, and Andy will soon discover that the city is controlled by CORT robots … and that this reality is Earth’s possible future. Andy’s brother is miraculously guided through the portal and joins Andy.  But, how can two young boys alter the present by saving the future? CIPA EVVY AWARD MERIT AWARD -JUVENILE FICTION.

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Outskirts Press Presents Dr. James K. Ocansey, author of A New Lease on Life

Author Dr. James K. Ocansey is taking his latest book, A New Lease on Life 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 Dr. James K. Ocansey, Ph.D. and A New Lease on Life as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Dr. James K. Ocansey 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 A New Lease on Life.

OP: Tell us a little bit about A New Lease on Life. What is it about?

Dr. James:  This title is an extension of Dr Batmanghelidj’s book: Your Body’s Many Cries for Water: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty, Do Not Treat Thirst with Medication. This book was based on his experience in an Iranian political jail where he was able to cure over 3,000 inmates with water, the only thing available to him. My title is to expand on that vision to include nutrition but also ionized alkaline water. It’s about how recent research shows that you can add over 20 years to your life span through proper nourishment and detoxification. Based on autopsies performed on 750,000 animals of over 454 species and 3,000 humans for comparison over a 12-year period, Dr. Joel Wallach came to the conclusion: “it was apparent that every animal and every human who dies of natural causes dies of a nutritional deficiency disease.” To protect yourself from nutritional deficiency diseases, all you need do is to provide your body the essential nutrients in the form of 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids and the body will self-repair or heal itself. Ionized alkaline restructured negative water is the best means to both nourish and detoxify.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dr. James:  As a Christian believer and a prostate cancer survivor before I came to learn of vitamin B17, who also suffered a serious back ache at age 75 before I learned of alkaline antioxidant water, I wish to share my knowledge with all who will be interested in longevity and a healthy life. If God has given us 120 years and there are cultures in which people live to over 120 years in perfect health, all we need to do is find out what they did correctly so we can follow their example. God’s Word says: “I will bless your food and water and take sickness away from you.” This principle of food and water as the means of healing still holds for all people.

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

Dr. James: All those interested in good health and longevity should be interested in this book. Anyone over age 50 experiences a downturn in their body’s ability to perform as expected. This is because of toxic build up which undermines our health causing many underlying conditions. Dr Coanda, a Nobel Prize winning scientist who lived among the Hunzas for over 70 years studying their water said: “The water in Hunza land contains the secret of health and longevity and we should all live to be at least 125 years old and in excellent health. We should not die in a decrepit state with loss of mind, memory and bodily functions.” He told his Assistant Dr. Flanagan to invent a machine that will create that kind of water and “you will save many, many lives.” He invented Micro-Cluster technology to produce this kind of water. The Japanese have been using this since 1965. (https://3john2pros.com).

OP: What is special about your book?  

Dr. James:  My book is a summary of research done over many decades by many authorities in their fields of study and calling for paradigm shift in medical science. It teaches that the human body is created to self-repair, given the correct nutrients using the right type of water, not just any water. Dr. Horzt Filtzer of Harvard Medical School said: “Drinking the right water, not just any water, is critical to your health and prevention of disease. This is true, now more than ever, in our acidic 21st century society.” If we want to live a long healthy life free from disease and pain, we need to heed this advice and also make sure that we stay away from nutritional deficiency diseases.

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

Dr. James: Most likely, God willing. My other books include: The Case for Cancer as a Deficiency Disease; The Roots of Our Faith: Ancient Egypt and the Bible; Jesus Christ: The Missing Years and the Mysteries; Meet Jesus the Christ: According to the Book of God’s Remembrance.

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

Dr. James: Many books in this category focus on exercise/work out mostly for physical development. They also include nutritional supplementation. The problem is that they do not focus on ionized alkaline hexagonal water as the best type of water for hydration and detoxification. Page 29 of my book compares beverages, their pH (Potential Hydrogen) and ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) which is whether they oxidize (rust) or reduce that oxidation. Perrier, Gatorade, Snapple Antioxidant Drink, Aquafina, Evian, Tap water, Smart water (Glaceau), Zaqual & Essentia even when it says 9.0 pH on the bottle, they are all positive or acidic, (+227 to +542). Only ionized Alkaline water 9.5pH is negative (-470). This is the only water good for the body. All the healing testimonies in chapter 8 of this book are the result of using this ionized alkaline water by the Enagic gold standard.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As a retired International Educator, a Ph.D. with over 50 years’ experience in my field, my desire is to educate people how they can help their body with the necessary raw materials needed to enable it to heal itself.

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

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