Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Bob Manuele

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Bob Manuele, who has published four action-packed titles with Outskirts Press.

Manuele’s action and adventure series offers readers exciting plots with plenty of twists and intrigue to keep them interested from the first in the series to the most recent fourth book. Learn more about Bob through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

After writing a well-received fan fiction story, Bob Manuele’s friends and coworkers pushed him to write an original story. The Joshua Steele series is the result of that push, which now features four books.  Bob lives in the desert southwest and works for a major airline.

cover (7)Joshua Steele: A New Reality

The first in Manuele’s action-packed series, James Steele: A New Reality introduces readers to the twice orphaned 16-year-old Joshua Steele. Joshua’s uncle is appointed his legal guardian, and suddenly his life is turned upside down and sideways.  He is told that his natural parents are alive and being held prisoner by an evil entity on another plane of existence.  However, before he can save his parents, Josh must find his siblings, about whom he knew nothing, and who live on other planes with their own adoptive families.  Josh must find and reunite his family before they are able to confront and destroy the evil infecting the universe.  The last piece of information nearly sends Josh over the edge.  The first sibling he must find is his twin brother!

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432785079
ISBN13: 9781432785079
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (8)Joshua Steele: A Shadow In St. Paul 

Jushua Steele: A Shadow in St. Paul follows the recently reunited twins as they refocus their attention on the search for their other missing siblings. Since the next two brothers are located on separate planes, Josh and Nick decide to split up in order to save time. Josh and Alan set off to Pedrusa and find that Glenn and the Valzor have already been hard at work turning this new plane into a maroon nightmare. Conditions on Pedrusa continue to deteriorate as Josh tries to convince a stubborn Tony to move home, to Eothes. Dusolba has poisoned the surface water and people are being ‘embedded’ into inanimate objects. Small creatures called the Minorga assist the boys. The plane experiences a storm of epic proportions as Josh’s powers escalate. The battle for Pedrusa rages. And Glenn has no intention of losing this plane like he did Lenucott. Nick and Kyle nervously head to Stolano where they enter a wondrous underground version of Minneapolis. Zack is a young genius who lives by logic and has difficulty relating with his peers. Nothing short of a miracle will convince him of his true identity. Instead of Glenn, they also must deal with Lawrence and his shadow creatures. People are being deflated and incarcerated in a unique shadow prison. Becoming desperate, Nick seeks help from the Kormish and from a most unlikely ally. Timing is of the essence as Nick’s powers continue to increase and his plan is set in place.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 24, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478706783
ISBN13: 9781478706786
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (9)Joshua Steele: Stardust and the Wonder Lights  

The third book keeps readers on edge and engaged as the ever growing Steele family and their friends are surprised by the news that the family is going to grow by three — and two of the triplets are girls, finally! The Steele’s and their friends find themselves in a race against time as they attempt to find the triplets and bring them home. Quantar has ordered his minions to stop the reunification before the siblings have the chance to join together in order to find their parents and face him on Tortenqua. The three planes of existence where the triplets reside have additional intrigues that must be settled before they can be rescued. The first plane finds Minneapolis to be a tropical paradise subject to periodic attacks by giant insects and reptiles. The second plane finds Minneapolis to be a rustic town with distant mountains where most of the population is imprisoned, powers of the gifted have been blocked and two boys are charged with growing enough food for the entire region. The third version of Minneapolis is akin to the Renaissance era on Eothes where a deadly plague is ravaging the population. Tensions and manipulations culminate in a gifted duel in a long forgotten cavern that harbors incomprehensible powers and horrors.

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ISBN10: 1478732008
ISBN13: 9781478732006
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (10)Joshua Steele: White Fire 

The joy shared by the reunited Steele siblings is short-lived in Joshua Steele: White Fire. The filters protecting Eothes are breaking down as seemingly natural disasters begin to plague the unsuspecting residents of the planet compelling the Steeles and their friends into action. A shocking loss drives one member of the family to the brink of self-destruction. Reeling from the recent tragic events on Eothes, the Steeles and their friends journey to Tortenqua in order to find their parents…and Sir Quantar. Upon their arrival on Tortenqua the portal seals itself, trapping the family and their friends on the hellish plane that Quantar calls home. The foreboding landscape is only a preview to unspeakable dangers and astounding revelations. Their determination is periodically tested by horrors, fears and self-doubts. In order to survive, they will need to depend on each other as well as their individual skills and gifts. The long-awaited confrontation between Joshua Steele and Sir Quantar is finally at hand.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 26, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478753234
ISBN13: 9781478753230
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Ronald Montgomery

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Ronald Montgomery, who has published five titles with Outskirts Press.

Ronald Montgomery reaches out with his writing to a broad spectrum of readers. He paints life’s events with words that enrapture the mind and capture the imagination. Learn more about Montgomery and where he became inspired through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

author (2)About the Author:

A Saint Louis native and father of two, Ronald Montgomery is an observer and student of human condition. Montgomery’s poetry captures poignant events conjured up by life while his style of writing, much like a camera, captures the emotions, tragedy and joys of living single moments in time. Through his lens, he has a clear view of life’s stages.  Montgomery uses words in a way that captures emotions through poems.  Montgomery offers his readers insight and wit that hides in plain view, between lines of his cleverly spun verse.

 

cover (1)Tears of a Rose

With “Tears of a Rose”, Ronald Montgomery transports the reader on a journey to rediscover voices of nearly forgotten emotions. In his poems, love, beauty friendship and pain are more than concepts, as they move the reader through memories and allows the reader to discover dust-covered feelings. Each poem speaks to the reader’s senses and gives voice to memories that are hidden, but not forgotten.  In his writing, Ronald continually changes perspective as he takes the reader on journeys to explore the human condition and self-discovery.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 07, 2007)
ISBN10: 1432704923
ISBN13: 9781432704926
Genre: POETRY / General

cover (2)Escape from Cape Coast Castle

During the years that slavery thrived, an estimated 12-25 million men, women and children were stolen from the continent of Africa with many spending their last days in the bowels of Cape Coast Castle. The Cape symbolizes a prison that caged the minds, hearts and spirits of these slaves, and their descendants. The prison that  Montgomery explores with the reader is not Cape Coast Castle nor is it the bowels of great ships; instead, he delves into the experiences of souls held captive by anger, passion and pain, on a journey that chronicles his study of the human condition.

Throughout “Escape from Cape Coast Castle”, Montgomery writes of his own experiences, and then expands to include stories of those who have influenced his perceptions of what life has to offer. In his poetry, he transports the reader on a journey of self-discovery. Exercising what seems an unfettered imagination and practiced storytelling skills, he captures life’s nuanced experiences and explores the hidden recesses of the heart.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 06, 2007)
ISBN10: 1432708244
ISBN13: 9781432708245
Genre: POETRY / General

cover (3)PSALM of the Heart-Fortress

Montgomery describes “PSALM of the Heart-Fortress” as more than a collection of poems and love songs, but more as a safe haven for the heart.

Montgomery provides a wide breath of experiences ranging from the spiritual to worldly. The message is about the growth that occurs at the deepest most intimate levels, and provides a common understanding of metaphors and analogies that describe the individual joys and pains of living “here” in our respective skins.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 20, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432710737
ISBN13: 9781432710736
Genre: POETRY / General

cover (4)Rare Flowers in Life’s Garden

Through “Rare Flowers in Life’s Garden”, Montgomery allows the reader to explore how he or she is frequently caught off guard by the events that life delivers. The poetry travels through life with the exploration of how rare and beautiful flowers have a way of appearing in the most austere and unexpected places. Montgomery believes that the proper response, if there is one, has got to be reverence and appreciation of God’s gifts. “Rare Flowers in Life’s Garden” also explores the fact that individuals sometimes appear as rare flowers in the lives of those with intersecting paths. “Rare Flowers in Life’s Garden” continues Montgomery’s artistic effort to share events, and emotions that have deep roots in reality and resonate with all his readers.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 12, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432710745
ISBN13: 9781432710743
Genre: POETRY / General

onlyloveOnly Love

In “Only Love”, Montgomery explores life’s pursuit through battles that are fought for a priceless jewel that can only be given – love. Once given, it transforms the giver and the recipient. The question is how willing are both to begin a transformation, a metamorphosis that can also reshape kingdoms and continents?  Readers can find the answer in Montgomery’s fifth piece of work – “Only Love”.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 20, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432710753
ISBN13: 9781432710750
Genre: POETRY / General

coverNo Turning Back

“No Turning Back” by Ronald Montgomery does for contemporary poetry what Gutenberg did for publishing.  His writing is a renaissance for narrative poetry that captures life experiences and makes them available to every reader. He goes a step further as he pushes the boundaries of life’s events to expose the connectedness of human desires for love and acceptance. His contemporary prose is well suited for readers of all ages and adeptly captures the human experience – from beginning to end, with explorations into theology and philosophies surrounding the human experience. His descriptions energize, erupt, stretch, bound and capture life in ways that few contemporary writers manage.  Montgomery pulls poetry from unreachable library shelves to make poetry’s descriptive lines, bedside and coffee-table-accessible. His most current work is a companion piece to his audio CD by the same name and is the sixth book in his poetry series.

“Being in fellowship with my readers is solemn.  We share life experiences and the energy that binds us together.” – Ronald Montgomery

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 09, 2014)
ISBN10: 147873339X
ISBN13: 9781478733393
Genre: POETRY / General

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Kenyatta Kelechi

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Kenyatta Kelechi, who has published three titles with Outskirts Press.

Kenyatta Kelechi invites his readers into his world through his personal memoir, and then continues to provide glimpses of his previous soldier experience in his later works. Learn more about Leigh through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:
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Kenyatta Kelechi served 24 years in the Armed Forces and also earned a Bachelor of  Arts degree, specializing in literature, at the University of Hawaii, West O’ahu.  Through his transition from the strict Marine life to an laid back island life, Kenyatta began writing and found a passion with his written works. He now lives  in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and family.

9781432771485_cov.inddWhere Time Has No Meaning:
A Young Marine leaves the Harsh Military Life for the Heavenly Hawaiian Culture

Where Time Has No Meaning, Kelechi brings readers into his world and shares personal stories and memories through the story. Where Time Has No Meaning is a personal memoir that follows a soldier’s successful transition to civilian life after serving in the Marines. It follows the journey and path to love and being accepted by a loving family who helped him develop a new life full of opportunity. Where Time Has No Meaning teaches readers about the laid back Hawaiian culture and the obstacles that follow after a long tour of duty proving that you can overcome and live comfortably.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 17, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432771485
ISBN13: 9781432771485
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Her Justice, His Revenge

In Her Justice, His Revenge, a brother and sister differ on how to avenge their parents’ murder. The book follows Stacy Rand, cover (14)who is a young civil litigation attorney and her brother Sergeat First Class Othello Rand. Othello spend several months in a dangerous war zone only to come home a different person. Stacy quickly realizes that Othello did not go into the service to serve his patriotic duty, but rather to fulfill vengeance he has in his heart over their parent’s death. Kelechi draws readers in with a secret love affair, pending legal issues, deep rooted vengeance and the need for justice.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 16, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432789872
ISBN13: 9781432789879
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

 

Long Journey To Iraq

cover (15)Long Journey to Iraq, introduces readers to Janine Ancheta, a 22-year old just trying to get by and pay her college tuition. When her father suddenly passes away, her dream of managing his popular bar is shattered and she quickly realizes that joining the Marines is her best option for a better life and education. What she didn’t realize is the high cost of enlistment in the Marine Corp. After 13 long, tough weeks of basic training, Janine is issued a M16 rifle and deployed overseas to the war-torn country of Iraq. There, she will need to rely on the many life lessons she learned from her parents and her uncle, a former career Marine himself, to navigate life war, and her own survival.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 09, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478731311
ISBN13: 9781478731313
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

 

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Author Poll: George Thomson Wants Your Help With His Cover

George Thomson is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Can An Honest Man Be Elected President?

I didn’t give the protagonist of The Candidate a face. I didn’t give him a body or a race either. That was not an oversight. I am confident you will do that for me. I did give him a voice and when you hear that voice you will assign him whatever characteristics seem appropriate to you. Listen to that voice. If you don’t know what Norman Telos has to say about life in America then you don’t know where you live. Does a fish know he is swimming in water? Does he know his pond, lake, river, ocean? After a series of wars, recessions and global warming we are wondering where we are and where we are going. There is a fear that rich powerful men have an agenda for America. The Carlisle Group did write a plan for the new American Century. They believe that war is good for our economy and our souls. War is of course older than the Carlisle Group. Eisenhower warned us of the Military Industrial Complex. Remember that a demand for more bombs requires that they be exploded.

Mr. Telos also speaks of important economic realities for a democratic capitalist society. He reminds us of an unshakable truth that Karl Marx gave us. “Capitalist societies require a reserve army of the unemployed to keep wages down.” So we keep a pool of unemployed and poorly employed in poverty.

This book is written for people who can think and want to think. It is not the Sermon on the Mount or holy writ, but a spark to your own thinking.

Author Bio

Dan Thomson’s father became an Air Force officer when Dan was two years old so he grew up on military bases and civilian quarters in Illinois, California, Japan, Idaho, Canada, New York and Texas.  When he came of age he earned a BA and MA in Anthropology.  Then he earned a JD in Law and practiced for less than a year before he found honest work.  During his early years and in school and grad school Dan supported himself and raised three sons by working in factories.  When he had time he wrote.  This book is the first effort complete enough for publication.  There will likely be others.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Soma Mukhopadhyay

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Soma Mukhopadhyay, who has published multiple titles with Outskirts Press.

Soma Mukhopadhyay holds a Bachelors of Education degree and a Masters degree in Chemistry; however, her real passion is found in helping others understand autism and teach lessons to loved ones with autism. Learn more about Soma through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

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Soma Mukhopadhyay is the Executive Director of Education for HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach) in Austin, Texas. Students come from all over the world to benefit from her innovative teaching approach. Since developing the Rapid Prompting Method to teach her son Tito, Soma has been featured on CNN International, 60 Minutes II, PBS, BBC, and Good Morning America, along with the New York Times newspaper, and

magazines including People, Scientific American and National Geographic.

Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method

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When Soma’s son, Tito, was diagnosed with server autism, she devised a way to teach her son to read, write, and communicate. This groundbreaking book describes Soma’s innovative technique, and for the first time in print, offers parents and educators a step-by-step guide to implementing this life-changing teaching methodology. It explores the science behind Soma’s uniquely effective approach, and it gives how-to instructions for designing and implementing RPM lessons with various types of learners. Understanding Autism Through Rapid Prompting Method is a pivotal manual for educating persons with autism; it breaks down all barriers that have so long kept them in isolation.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 08, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432729284
ISBN13: 9781432729288
Genre: PSYCHOLOGY / General

Curriculum Guide For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

cover (11)A Curriculum Guide to Autism using Rapid Prompting Method is a syllabus guide for anyone who is interested in teaching individuals affected by Autism. The entire syllabus is divided into 7 levels, so that students who are older do not feel inferior by seeing themselves doing the second or third grade curriculum. The book includes 10 Teaching-Plans in English, 10 in Social Sciences and 10 in Science. It also includes twenty examples of Sensory Activities in Mathematics teaching. These plans and sensory activities include principles of Samo’s Rapid Prompting Method.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 20, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432774611
ISBN13: 9781432774615
Genre: EDUCATION / Curricula

cover (12)Developing Communication for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

This book is a systematic guide towards developing communication using RPM. Communication is an essential part of life. The author believes that individuals with autism should not be left behind because their stimulations and motor skills may not respond in the same way as “typical “individuals. Soma proves through her teachings that success comes with practice and practicing the steps of communication in this book will help teachers, students and parents.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478713135
ISBN13: 9781478713135
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders


cover (7)Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method discusses how to develop skills necessary for improved motor functioning. When communication between mind and body fails, it leaves the individual with autism or associated disorders unable to function in a purposeful way and do the day-to-day activities. A mind that is cognitively able may become frustrated by the body’s functioning limitations. Day-to-day activities are different from instinctual, obsessive or recreational activities. They are purposeful motor activities that need to be practiced to further the functional independence. Sona gives readers suggested lesson plans in this book that help to stimulate motor pathways in the brain so that the person with autism adapts better in a sensory stimulating world.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 08, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478728418
ISBN13: 9781478728412
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabled

cover (8)Harnessing Stims and Behaviors in Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Harnessing Stims and Behaviors in Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method demonstrates how to redirect behaviors and stims in an RPM session so that the learning objectives can be achieved. Included are examples of lesson plans that can be helpful to educators of Autism. In her 5th book, Soma explores how behaviors may not always be a “dead end” and stims many not always be the hurdles of learning if the teacher can dissolve them within the planning of the lessons.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 04, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478754273
ISBN13: 9781478754275
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders

Developing Expressive Language in Verbal Students With Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

This book was written for a group of students with autism who have enough speech to state requests or recite dialogs but not enough to discuss a specific topic. This book will describe ways I have found to successfully work with verbal and semi-verbal students with Autism who may have functional speech but are struggling with academic progress. This book includes chapters to map a communication formula. “Soma Mukhopadhyay takes us to the next level in thinking about how access to RPM can promote the development of speech. This book would be helpful for professionals and families wondering how augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and speech work together.” Katie Anawalt, M.S., CCC-SLP “As a Speech-Language Pathologist for 27 years and a practicing Certified RPM Provider of over 3 years, I find RPM helps students access language through RPM that they are not able to access through speech. Developing Expressive Language in Verbal Students With Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method is a valuable tool for challenges such as word retrieval that many students on the Autism Spectrum may experience.” Jackie Dorshorst M.S.,SLP

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 27, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478779543
ISBN13: 9781478779544
Genre: EDUCATION / Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities

Mathematical Concepts For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

This book uses RPM techniques to teach mathematical concepts to students. Mathematical concepts are separated from computational details in this book because many students with autism may not have the visual stamina to look at the details of math problems or the performance tolerance to complete multi-step problems. The lesson plans in this book include steps that are easy to follow. Mathematics is not just for mathematicians or to complete a competence test. It is an integral part in our daily lives and understanding the concepts will widen the thinking areas of an autistic individual.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Royal T. Honeycutt

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Royal T. Honeycutt, who has published four titles with Outskirts Press.

Royal T. Honeycutt has the unique talent of bringing the imaginary world to life through all of his published works. Honeycutt gives readers an experience of stepping into another place, time, or reality. Learn more about Honeycutt and where he became inspired through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

Royal T. Honeycutt was born in 1935 and was a farm boy raised in rural Minnesota. He moved to Napa, Californialester-pic, during World War II and later enlisted as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean war. It was during those years that he became a well-known disc jockey in North Carolina. Royal has owned many corporations, both large and small, which have circled the globe with offices in Thailand, Vietnam, and Turkey. He has written over 30 novels, novellas, and short and was inducted into the Poetic Hall of Fame in 1997.

Honeycutt resides in Northern California. Through his storytelling, painting and even creating elaborate landscapes with waterfalls, a chapel, bridges and dwellings for gnomes at his home and place of business, he makes the magic real for everyone around.

The Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang

510VSXkIlML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang gives readers twisters, ghosts, and good old-fashioned fun. The first in a three-part series, readers are introduced to Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro, and the rest of the gang of boys from Tory Forks, Minnesota. Their adventures take them from fishing and swimming to tornados, illegal moonshine stills, and a visit to the cemetery in search of the ghost of Mr. Swartz and the tree from which he hanged himself. Readers are given the chance to lose themselves in the year 1943 and a time when people take “love thy neighbor” to heart, and the pain of war is shared by all. The boys from Tory Forks will entertain readers of all ages—those who want to lose themselves in nostalgia for days gone by, and those who can relate to kids on the verge of adulthood, experiencing the thrills of life as they existed during that era.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 06, 2013)
ISBN10: 1432794361
ISBN13: 9781432794361
Genre: Fiction / Action & Adventure

The Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang: Kill the Big One at Hawkins Bar

51+3ZHRl7tL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The boys are back! This time they’re up against some big challenges. In the second book of the Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang trilogy, a group of teenagers from a small farming community in the Midwest find themselves high in the Trinity Alps, facing challenges beyond their wildest dreams. Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the gang head to California, looking for adventure and they leave the Bay area on their uncle’s fishing boat. As they travel north to the harbor of Trinidad, they encounter wild weather and a Japanese submarine. Then it’s back to Uncle Dominic’s mountain ranch, to join the local Indians in their quest for the mystical Firestone. There they come across the elusive and mysterious Bigfoot—called Sasquatch by the native Indians—and upon learning of their discovery, the locals set out to kill the creature.

Danger and adventure abound in this exciting installment, and for one of the Tory Forks boys, romance is in the air. Set in the 1940s, the trilogy continues to evoke nostalgia for simpler times, while entertaining readers of all ages with the timeless adventuresome spirit of teenagers and their uncanny ability to get into trouble.

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ISBN10: 1432794396
ISBN13: 9781432794392
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The Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang: Search for the Firestone

cover (6)Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the gang return in the third of the three-part series to continue their travels along the rugged mountains of northern California. Along with Crowfoot, the boys’ Indian guide and companion, they are part of a larger party, the Brotherhood of the Firestone, and the teenagers have been left behind to fend for themselves and finalize their commitment to Sasquatch. Now they must cross the highest pass in the Trinity Alps in search of the Kanakti Diamonds, found only on Kanakti Mountain, and they will uncover secrets of the ancient past as they zigzag the back country of lush green valleys and snowcapped mountains. Their quest will lead them to a lost culture…and eventually to the very bowels of the earth. The third installment of The Adventures of Buckfart, Seabiscuit, Pedro and the Gang is a classic blend of humor, adventure, and spiritual awakening that will appeal to readers young and old.

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Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 28, 2015)
ISBN10: 143279440X
ISBN13: 9781432794408
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Our Names Are Written In Blood 

cover (5)Our Names Are Written In Blood  is about an interesting and intriguing love affair. The story leads readers to two countries, The United States and Ireland. The tale unfolds in Minnesota and other interesting areas of America and The Emerald Isle. Readers follow a young medical student, a father, a medical doctor, their families, a prostitute from the south of Ireland and her American girlfriend. The characters spellbind readers though situations that include the unresolved murder and reappearance of the missing prostitute.  It involves a Catholic priest, Protestants, his father, the IRA, a prison break in northern Ireland and many aspects of life as we know it.

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ISBN10: 1432749668
ISBN13: 9781432749668
Genre: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Leigh Crane-Freeman

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Leigh Crane-Freeman, who has published four titles with Outskirts Press.

Leigh’s passion is evident in all of her published works. She brings readers through an effective business book focused on marketing and advertising, then catapults readers into a closer relationship with God with her later works. Learn more about Leigh through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

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For more than 30 years Leigh wrote and produced everything from television commercials and DVDs, to newspaper and radio ads, hundreds of brochures, seminars, marketing plans and presentations. During much of that time, she also wrote a variety of freelance articles for a number of publications. In the last several years, she has written and published several books focusing on her expertise she has gained in the marketing world along with her knowledge and inspirational works bringing readers closer to God.

Leigh currently resides with her family on a ranch in the Panhandle of Oklahoma.

The Truth in Advertising: Produce Simple, Honest, Effective Advertising9781432734633_cov.indd

If you are weary of wasting money on advertising that is not bringing in results, and you really need to see results, then Leigh’s The Truth in Advertising is for you. This book helps business owners the importance of advertising what makes you different from your competition while creating fresh, simple and effective marketing materials. Leigh believes that once your thinking is based on the truth, then the simplicity and power of marketing and advertising will unfold. Part I of The Truth in Advertising explores many of the current misconceptions about advertising while Part II readers learn some personal insights and experiences of Leigh’s that illustrate the book’s lesson.

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5 x 8 paperback cream, 126 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sept 5, 2009)
ISBN10: 1432734636
ISBN13: 9781432734633
Genre: Business & Economics / General

The Desperate Christian: Disappointed With Church, It’s Time For The Serious Christian To Come Straight To God.

coverLeigh shares Biblical principles and answers key questions that help you enjoy a closer, deeper and more fulfilling relationship with God, trade guilt, despair and frustration for joy, peace and hope all while you develop  an unshakable faith in God.

In the Desperate Christian, you will exchange frantic anguish for a clear understanding that God is right next to you, leading you now when you listen. You will trade confusion and frustration for the realization that He is teaching you and guiding you to enjoy Him and to serve Him in fulfilling and exciting ways that far surpass what you could ever hope for, dream or imagine.

The Desperate Christian is a handbook for helping you develop this one-on-one relationship with God.

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6 x 9 paperback cream, 164 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 28, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432741586
ISBN13: 9781432741587
Genre: Religion / Inspirational

Kisses From God

cover (4)In Kisses from God, Leigh conveys to readers that our greatest witness for God is our life spent in the enjoyment of Him and His creation. She delves into what it means to truly serve God and in order to do so, we must slow down in our daily lives. Through the book, readers learn that when you stop trying to improve and change yourself, and you give yourself and messes to God, then you will feel at peace and live with joy as He does the work for you. Follow along in Kisses from God to find peace and learn to live and enjoy the gifts from God now.

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5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 202 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 20, 2013)
ISBN10: 1432788647
ISBN13: 9781432788643
Genre: Religion / General

 

cover (2)The Desperate Christian Study Guide and Workbook: Develop a Closer Relationship with God NOW!

In The Desperate Christian Study Guide and Workbook, you learn that the responsibility for an intimate relationship with God is up to you and God, because the relationship you seek is between you and God.

In this workbook, which the author designed to be used by itself or in conjunction with her book, The Desperate Christian, you discover the principles of faith that is vital to become closer to God. Leigh also explains the fundamentals of developing a personal relationship with God. The author creates lessons within that will help quickly improve your relationship with God.
Paperback
7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 52 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 30, 2014
ISBN10: 1478727810
ISBN13: 9781478727811
Genre: Bibles/Christian Standard Bible/ Children

 

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Kathie Brown

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2015 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Kathie Brown. When writing a children’s book that focuses on cancer, Brown combines empathy and knowledge to bring a new light to the subject and help children understand and cope with the disease in her book Stuffles B. Snippet Joins the Fight. 

About the Author

Kathie Brown, a military wife, taught 40 years in the primary grades and at the university level. While battling cancer herself, she saw a need for children to better understand the disease. Kathie and her husband Mike reside in Stafford, Virginia. They have two children and six grandchildren. She is also the author of The Diary of Stuffles B. Snippet.

Stuffles B. Snippet Joins the Fight

cover (1)In Brown’s book Stuffles B. Snippet Joins the Fight, children follow Emily’s battle through the eyes of her best friend. Emily’s best friend is her serious-looking brown teddy bear, Stuffles B. Snippet. When Emily is diagnosed with cancer, Stuffles is with her every step of the way—from doctors’ appointments, medical tests, treatments and even a hospital stay—helping her through some tough times. Along the way, they meet new friends who spread cheer throughout the hospital. These include two therapy dogs, Batdog Archie and Goldie, and the special people who care for cancer patients.

Stuffles learns about CAT scans, biopsies and chemotherapy. He writes notes in his red diary to bring smiles and laughter to Emily. But why is this silly bear wearing a ridiculous long blond wig and a green gown? Why does he have some of his stuffing taken out? Find out in Stuffles B. Snippet Joins the Fight, a book that helps children dealing with cancer better understand the disease and its treatment in a fun and comforting way.

 

 

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Seneca Medici

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2015 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Seneca Medici. Medici’s motivational and inspirational book Jedi Councils: How Cavemen Became Kings prompts readers to grow and find success by using their knowledge and wisdom to turn their dreams into a reality and to shape a life worth living.

About the Author

Seneca Medici is an armed services veteran and a dedicated student of people and life. Realizing the knowledge and insight he had, he began writing his self-help and motivational book. Seneca has a unique and valuable perspective on how to vanquish your fears, obstacles and enemies while achieving your goals and embracing your dreams.

Jedi Councils: How Cavemen Became Kings

“Be king of queen of your life — not a pawn.”

That is51F87rl2BQL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_ the motto of Seneca Medici’s self-help inspirational book. The author shows readers that throughout history, many most profound historical figures have contributed to society’s current level of civilization. Most had a team of mentors and role players surrounding them and propelling them to greatness. For the purposes of the author’s life and his book, he calls these historical teams “Jedi Councils” as he uses Star Wars quotes and lessons to support his philosophies.

Using his unique perspective and take on his philosophies Medici helps transport the knowledge and wisdom of greats from their minds into yours creating the first step in catapulting readers in achieving their goals and dreams.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: L.S. Davis

The self-published authors at Outskirts Press continue to amaze us with their talent and creativity.  Each week we highlight one of our successful authors and their body of work in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.  This week we turn our attention to the fabulous writer and illustrator, L.S. Davis.

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L.S. Davis has published three imaginative works of Juvenile Fiction with Outskirts Press.  The storytelling throughout the “Maggie” series of books is fun and playful, as are the eye-catching and humorous illustrations.

Maggie

Yum! Yum! Maggie is a little girl with a very big appetite. Follow her as she gobbles her way through many different foods in many different ways.

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 39 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 24, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478745517
ISBN13: 9781478745518
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food

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Maggie

Yay! Yay! Maggie is a little girl with a very big imagination. Follow her as she plays her way through many different toys in many different ways.

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 38 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 25, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478754486
ISBN13: 9781478754480
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

 

Maggie: Trick or Treat

Yay! Yay! Maggie is a little girl with a very big imagination. Follow her as she plays her way through many different toys in many different ways.

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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 39 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 23, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478761024
ISBN13: 9781478761020
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

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