Author Poll: Writer Michael Steven Tunstall wants your help with his title

Michael Steven Tunstall is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his book’s title!

Book Summary

The world around us is joyful, mysterious, colorful, sometimes sorrowful…but always rich with experiences, meaning, and connections. In our fast-paced lives, poetry is a way to distill the world into flashes of light, rainbows of song, bubbles of laughter. The Lord Is Pleased When the Angels Sing is a delightful collection of verses with deep reflections, funny adventures, and a keen sense of observation. With topics ranging from our relationship with God to the pleasure of listening to falling rain, there’s a window into a world of wonder for every reader in these poems from the heart.

About the Author

Michael Steven Tunstall was born in 1947. He currently lives in Summerlin, a small town near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please take a look at three possible titles below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Michael.


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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Without Rhyme

by Bles Chavez-Bernstein

(5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $13.95

Bles Chavez-Bernstein’s “Without Rhyme” is a poignant account of the author’s life as a young girl, from growing up in a small rural town to her unexpected adventure in a foreign country that has become her home. Her poetry captures beauty and love, joy and triumph, as well as tragedy, grief, and isolation. It celebrates the spirit of innocence and wonderment, while painting the face of struggle, passion and sacrifice. The author takes you on an earthly journey while in search of a spiritual path.

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Kakos 401 Haiku Poems

by Kakos Kakos

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $11.95

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Kakos Kakos’s “Kakos 401 Haiku Poems” brings the ancient traditions of Greece and Japan together to create a unique aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual experience. Haiku is a poetic form that originated in China prior to the age of Confucius, and then Japanese poets had the honor of bringing this literary form to a higher level in the 11th century. Philosophers have offered wisdom about the purpose of life and man’s place in the universe, whereas poets explore the nuances of life itself.

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Coming Soon: Outskirts Press’ Fandemonium Volume 4!

It’s that time of year again: the time when Outskirts Press shines the self-publishing spotlight on our Facebook friends in our annual Fandemonium collection, available soon in the Outskirts Press bookstore.Fandemonium

Each year, Fandemonium brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand. Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the unique opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time. Outskirts Press kicked off the fourth annual Fandemonium collection earlier this year, accepting hundreds of submissions of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in Fandemonium Volume 4.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

We’d like to thank the many writers and Facebook fans who shared their talent and good work with Outskirts Press. And an especially big tip of the hat to our Fandemonium Volume 4 finalists, who rose to the top of a very competitive field of authors. The featured authors in Fandemonium Volume 4 are:

Fandemonium Volume 4

Once again, thank you to all who submitted their work for Fandemonium. Keep an eye on the Outskirts Press blog for updates on the publication of Fandemonium Volume 4.

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It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by Using a Poetry Publishing Kit to Publish Your Own Book

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s National Poetry Month —
What’s a self-publishing poet to do?

Celebrate, that’s what! Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April. Together, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets all across the country celebrate poetry and its vital place in American arts culture through a variety of events, from poetry readings to full-fledged festivals. It’s only fitting to choose this month as the time to contribute your own verses to the art of poetry — and it’s much easier than you might think!

With help from Outskirts Press, you have the power to quickly and easily publish a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your works with our affordable and convenient Poetry Publishing Kit. Formatting elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops — elements that can take a writer a great deal of time to set up — are done for you, allowing you to simply cut and paste your work into a pre-formatted document.

Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two Microsoft 2003 document files:

Use the “Easy” file …

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • move poems around
  • add or replace included graphics
  • further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file …

  • to simply cut and paste up to 30 poems directly into the file.
  • add each respective title above each of your poems
  • accommodate a wide variety of poetry lengths

When you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim) to submit as-is for high-quality black/white printing.

The best part, perhaps, is that you can preview the kit before committing so you can be sure the kit will work for you! Check it out for yourself …

                                                      

 

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How The Octopus Got Eight Arms

by Yvonne Arroyo

(4.5 Stars – 22 Customer Reviews)

Price: $23.95

Yvonne Arroyo’s “How The Octopus Got Eight Arms.” Oscar Octopus and his wife, Sharky Shark, are the proud parents of a large family. One day, Oscar is left in charge of all his offspring. Find out what happens to Daddy Oscar after being Mr. Mom. This sure-fire pleaser features rich vocabulary, lively rhyming text and attractive illustrations that will warm every young reader’s heart.

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Jacaranda

Poems by E.W. Bosworth

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $9.95

Poems by E.W. Bosworth’s “Jacaranda.” E. W. Bosworth shares personal dilemmas and life’s contradictions including his subtle evocation of the great antinomies – thought and feeling, sound and silence, comfort and unrest. He offers a unique voice indicative of what he names “postmodern formalism.” A 2013 Readers Favorite Book Award Winner.

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