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Learn more about Dell Isham and how he bring a lifetime of experience to his writing through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. About the Author:
Dell Isham is a former state senator and mayor in Oregon and is also a former director of the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Isham holds history degrees from Weber State (Utah) College and Colorado State University. He served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He spent more than 30 years in politics, which helps bring realism to his historical and political works. He and his wife, Sue Tse, live in Oregon and Florida. He is the winner of the 2009 South Carolina Fiction Project.
Isom Dart and an Assortment of Scoundrels
Isom Dart and an Assortment of Scoundrels explores the life of Isom Dart. Isom Dart’s recent frontier adventures made a profound impression on the young man. In a matter of a few months he was nearly mauled by a bear, jailed with a murderer, tied up and left to die alone in the woods, lost his left ear and nearly his life to an ax-wielding woman, almost stabbed to death by an Indian brave, nearly burned at the stake, almost massacred by Indians, and ambushed for rustling horses. He was not sure how long his luck could hold out.” His real name was Ned Huddleston. The ex-slave turned cowboy was an early settler and successful rancher in the northwest corner of Colorado called “Browns Park.” He was both a friend of the infamous Butch Cassidy and his ranching neighbors. He also made some powerful enemies. The life of Isom Dart was never dull, and often dangerous.
Goodbye Vietnam: Love, War and Espionage in Vietnam
Deep into an isolated swamp of South Vietnam, a young lieutenant is flown to a small village, then informed he is working for the CIA. From the moment his feet hit the mud, he learns that espionage is nothing like the words in an Army manual nor a book of fiction. Clint McGregor falls in love with a beautiful Vietnamese girl, someone he is warned not to trust.
Knights of Gold: Battle Over the “Lost” Confederate Treasure
The Knights of the Golden Circle Secret financiers of the Confederacy will kill anyone who tries to take their treasure. However, that doesn’t stop people from trying. This thriller takes the reader from Oregon, to South Carolina, to Florida, to the resorts of Grand Cayman Island, and to the jungles of interior Brazil History buffs have long wondered, what happened to the Confederate treasury at the end of the Civil War? Two Oregon legislators track the clues to South Carolina. They not only have to capture it, but keep it.
In Rock Springs Revenge, cub reporter, Clinton McGregor, is sent to Rock Springs, a violent frontier coal camp, to report the news. He soon learns that the Union Pacific Railroad, the Knights of Labor, and the huge Chinese community vie for power and influence. They will use any means necessary to gain control. Clinton, at first easily intimidated, becomes brazen, but meets with ethical dilemmas. His Hispanic barmaid girlfriend gives him encouragement and support, as well as inside information.
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Juna Jinsei, Ph.D. is the founder of the World Wholeness Healing Center, where she works alongside other professional natural healers as an instructor and Pastoral Counseling Psychologist. She has been working toward World Wholeness by counseling and teaching people around the globe for over 30 years with her experiences, writing, lectures, seminars, translations, and proven healing techniques. She has created and produced over 40 audio books and holistic healing CDs to help eliminate personal suffering and aid in changing the negative vicious cycles that people unknowingly fall into and allow to control their lives. Juna has spent her entire life pursuing the best means to enable people to achieve self-improvement.
Juna counsels and teaches people of all faiths through the application of a variety of proven Metaphysical, Hindu, and Buddhist techniques. YES: You Can Make it Happen
Learn how to expand your life to obtain unlimited miracles with YES: You Can Make it Happen. Author, Juna Jinsei, Ph.D., shares her intricate spiritual journey with you and the answers she discovered that can lead all people to indestructible happiness. She teaches readers that attitude is everything in life, if you rid yourself of emotional baggage, it allows you to live the life you deserve and have the freedom of true happiness.
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Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 29, 2008)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Genera
100 Worlds to the Inner Cosmos: Gain Power, Control, and Freedom
No one can successfully overcome the lack of self-confidence, depression, bottled up anger, addictions, anxieties, or other destructive behavior created in life, until learning to be the Master of Oneself. In 100 Worlds to the Inner Cosmos, Dr. Jinsei shares with you the answers she has discovered in the ancient Buddhist scriptures known as the Lotus Sutra. Her innovative style in composing this book has not only made it informative and creative, but also, inspirational and entertaining. It will help you grasp the details and application of the secrets of Ichinen Sanzen, which can open and change your life, allowing you to succeed in all your endeavors so you can achieve a positive self-transformation and joyful reality.
Psychologists agree personal happiness is a function of the context in which the world is perceived and internalized. Dr. Jinsei utilizes real life examples to present a philosophical framework for understanding 10 major emotional tendencies and operational personality types, plus 100 subtypes, that one encounters in the world.
Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 24, 2009)
Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
Enlighten Your Passions: The Essence of Human Nature Explored Through Poetry
With her well-known humor and moving wit, Juna Jinsei penetrates the scope of human emotions with their flaws and weaknesses, as well as their deep compassion and powerful potential. Intense passion is portrayed with lyrical beauty and metaphorical grace to open your heart and mind until your true essence can be revealed. Through these verses you will determine where you reside on a daily basis and be able to realize the life you can manifest by elevating your goals and focusing your entire being on the creative inner goodness that exists within your eternal soul.
The simplicity and profound teachings conveyed by this well-organized book of poetry are character-building principles, which seem to lose their significance in this stressful modern world. Based on ancient wisdom once taught by Buddhist sages, these strategically composed meaningful verses can help us decipher and control the chaos that surrounds us daily. As you journey through these humanistic life-conditions from self-destruction through enlightenment, you will be led along a soul-seeking path from the depths of your fundamental darkest to the self-discovery of your virtuous entity, and emerge bathed in the light of divinity.
Transforming Human Awareness: Buddhist View of 2012 and Beyond
Once again, Juna reminds us that even though change may be difficult to accept, it remains to be the foundation of human adventures that inspire innovation and motivation from the challenges it creates.
As December 21, 2012 approached, making the end of the ancient Aztec calendar, people were anxiously anticipating a great change in the world. Anthropologists, archeologists, and others in the scientific community gathered the facts and systematically laid them out in a slew of written articles and books. Others took to the radio waves, started Internet blogs, and interviewed on television talk shows to share their professional opinions on the subject. Then, a refreshing wave of remarkable jubilation and elevated awareness filtered throughout the world.
The astounding insight and enlightened inspiration that manifested at the annual reunion of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, composed of various expert spokespersons of international groups representing the humanistic mindset of their faith, grace the pages of this book to reveal the profound complexities of human life and its impact on the environment. By sharing their elevated views amidst sparkling humor, a fresh new revelation is revealed of the human revolution that has begun to take place.
Muck Blossoms: A Healing Journey on the Path of Truth
Muck Blossoms by Juna Jinsei, Ph.D., is an inspiring tale that depicts the struggle to survive on a ranch built from the sweat and blood required to tame the wilderness in the 1870s. Though it was a simpler time, which would allow pleasant social graces, harmonizing with the beauty of nature, and enjoying quality peace of mind, it was also a period of lawlessness and personal hardship that trampled independent thinking from the aspiring expectations of second class citizens.
Kathleen is a girl who learns as she transforms into a woman and raises her family on the wild Wyoming prairie that it is easy to get sucked into the stifling culture that erases one’s individualism and true identity. She becomes aware that one has to learn how to maneuver within the realm of oppression to avoid torture and death. As her family grows she begins to realize her hopes and dreams from a happy childhood can blossom anew from the dust and decay of a broken home. As she faces grave consequences on a daily basis, Kathleen develops the insight to see that it is the struggles, suffering, and obstacles from which her patience, determination, and courage thrive and grow.
Though she is a constant pawn controlled by the evil intent that surrounds her, and attempts made to smother her hopes and desires, Kathleen’s strong will protects her from those who threaten to extinguish the flame of love and joy that reside within her heart. As a prisoner of happenstance, she fights to keep her sanity while protecting her children, until she reaches the point of complete uncertainty of whether or not she and her loved ones will actually survive in the dangerous lair of a beastly maniac.
Elevate Your Life: Achieve Success by Applying Positive Inspirational Affirmations
The activation of daily affirmations is the practice of acquiring the prosperity you seek and joy you deserve. They are the external stimuli that inspire your emotions, influencing your mental capacities to motivate your actions. They aid you in revisiting your heartfelt dreams and assist you in visualizing yourself as the powerful, compassionate, and self-confident person you are meant to be. Any shortcomings you feel you possess, any weakness you would like to strengthen, or any character flaw you believe needs to be corrected can be transformed by these affirmations into the new and improved you.
Don’t be afraid to test the limits of your life. By activating the daily affirmations found in this book, you will soon discover that there aren’t any limits.
FUNdaMENTAL Creativity: Promote Effective Team Behavior and Productivity by Stimulating Creativity
There is no greater way to promote productivity in the workplace than by supporting the well-being of the employees. Staff should be the first priority, because they are the company’s greatest asset. Without passionate engaged employees, products couldn’t be sold or services properly rendered. FUNdaMENTAL Creativity is a well-organized accumulation of positive entertaining stimuli that can be offered to employees to get the creative juices flowing that will spill out in waves of enthusiastic motivation to achieve the best job possible, resulting in a unified camaraderie and enriched personal pride.
By keeping the mind active and alert with challenges that include an element of fun, even the most boring task can be enjoyed until completed. This is because man is naturally a creative being. Creativity, like spirituality, requires a combination of mind, heart, and soul. They go hand and hand, and should be experienced regularly, because happy workers are dynamic workers, and the foundation of a successful business.
Playful creativity makes work fun and leisure time more significant. By applying the riddles, puzzles, and challenges in FUNdaMENTAL Creativity, the employees in your office, students in your classroom, or children in your family will have their curiosity aroused and mental energy revitalized so they can reach their peak performance while learning something new every day.
Counting Down to a Better World: The Key to Enligtenment in the Here and Now
Though modern science and technology have dramatically changed our world over the last century, the failings of humankind remain unaltered. The daunting problems experienced by everyone, which continue to fester and increase exponentially, can be solved, if they are clearly identified to enlighten our path and pull us out of the innate darkness with awareness and insight. Counting Down to a Better World systematically reveals the problems and the key to eliminate unnecessary suffering experienced daily by billions of people around the world. This simplistic, yet profound solution discovered in ancient Buddhist scriptures, is the mystic wisdom that can be activated through an easy vibrant practice to heal painful woes and bring joy to the life of every human being. It is through the achievement of this individual happiness that balance will eventually be restored to the environment and peace will spread across the globe.
In the Essence of Neverland,Peter is gone, causing the decline of Neverland and a struggle for power. This once abundant world of dreams come true, soon converts into a place of violence and evil without the positive influence of the Pan. Many have gone missing and none can escape its shores. Neither pirates, nor Indians, or Merpeople and fairies have the magic it takes to defeat the demonic darkness that threatens the very existence of every man, woman, and child living on the island. Can anything save them from this pending doom before it is too late? What can prevent Neverland from becoming void of any hope as it turns into a barren wasteland eventually consumed by the sands of time? The answer lies within the essence of this mystical isle, inspiring the hope and motivating the action needed to save them all.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 339 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 10, 2015)
Genre: FICTION / Coming of Age
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J. W. James III was born in Youngstown, Ohio of Welsh and German heritage. After graduating from high school and a few years of college he joined the Marine Corps. Four years later with an honorable discharge, he re-located to South Florida where he began writing. He loves the ocean and astronomy, and listening to music from Rock and Roll to the classics, with Frederick Francois Chopin a favorite. He believes that, “The truth may hurt, but not as much as a lie.” And music is the ‘soul food’ of humankind.
Cassandra Parris: Book One of the Trilogy
Book one of the Cassandra Parris trilogy introduces readers to the main character and her abilities to mind read. The author challenges readers to imagine a world with mind readers. Would it be successful or tragic; helpful in so many ways, or a bane to humanity? While in the womb, Cassandra Parris could communicate with her mother. At birth, she is more advanced than her mother at minding. Soon, a being from another galaxy similar to her enters with an advanced Cyberoid, called R-Tech. After 500 years of births, Cassandra became the leader of minding because she commands something no one else on Earth can do – Mind Read.
The Cassandra Parris Project: Book Two of “The Cassandra Parris Trilogy
In the second book of the Cassandra Parris trilogy, the heroine moves into a local, hidden hideaway to consult with Earth’s experts from the sciences to religion: medical to the psychic. Along with the project designated by the President of the United States, Samantha Lincoln, Cassandra and her mother, Cassie and surrogate mother, Gretchen Reid relocate to the Florida Keys to find out how minding will affect humans in the future.
Cassandra Parris, Lodestar: Book Three of the Trilogy
In the final leg of Cassandra’s journey, she becomes the LODESTAR for two civilizations and the beginning of another. She must traverse the Universe in search of “The Way” a philosophy that teaches love and unity: A philosophy that teaches respect for all life-forms in the Universe. The Lodestar ship is piloted by the cyberoid, R-Tech, along with her guardian/friend Andar and a dolphin named Endar as passengers in a retrofitted space vehicle. Come on board and enjoy the ride.
At Outskirts Press, Inc., 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 Debra Ann Healey , who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.
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Debra Ann Healey spent many years as a school teacher witnessing the challenge and struggle many children face as society fills their lives with expectations while she believes that their souls quite often have another calling. My own life experiences as one of those children, my spiritual journey, love of nature and photography as well as a deep connection with the children and the child in us all, has led her here to teach a different way of educating and preparing children for the true journey of life.
After losing her father at a young age, a deep yearning for connection with him led Debra Ann to discover his presence around her. At first, it was small touches like a gentle breeze across her face but she became more open and receptive to these experiences throughout life, she came to know that Heaven is not so far away and that our loved ones who have left this world are still very close by wanting to communicate with us. Debra Ann uses her spiritual connection and knowledge to bring her three books to life and inspire others to find their true self.
An Unclouded Day: My Personal Journey Home
Written under the name of her spirit name, Holly James, this book is the amazing and unforgettable story of a period in Debra Ann’s life where she releases all of the wrongs this world had taught her and waking up to remembering who she really is. It is a true account of the divine guidance that was given to her along the way and the beautiful messages shared. The book follows Debra Ann’s journey as she lost everything that once identified her including her career, marriage, physical abilities, home, finances and many loved ones, but through these losses, she learns to let go and forgive.
The book details her journey of blessings, of miracles, of the divine love, which surrounds us all right here, right now longing to lead us home.
There Is a Rainbow Inside of Me: Chakra Balancing for Children of All Ages
During her own healing process, Debra Ann was inspired to create this book, as she discovered the amazing benefits of chakra clearing for herself. Through the benefits of chakra clearing, she pondered why she had not learn this earlier in life and decided to share this gift with from the very beginnings of their development as not only human beings but as individual spirits and souls having a human experience.
The book is designed to encourage and teach young children from an early age the importance of caring for the body, mind and soul through an early introduction to chakra balancing. Debra Ann believes that being given such knowledge and guidance from an early onset greatly benefits both children and society as a whole.
Heaven’s Not So Far Away: Finding Peace In The Loss Of A Loved One
Death is not an ending but the beginning of a new form of relationship, for life is eternal and no living thing ever truly dies, it changes form. This book signifies the revelation of a truth and understanding about death that the author came to know and experience, after losing her own father at a young age as well as many other loved ones throughout her life. Although people may leave this world in their physical form, no one or no one thing ever really dies, they simply change form and their energy lives eternally. When this is understood, the realization that a new relationship and form of communication is available between us can begin to unfold, if we allow it.
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Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 23 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 23, 2014)
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
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Learn more about D.M. Greenwald including his love and knowledge of dogs shines in his published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
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D.M. Greenwald has been a professional dog trainer for many years. He lives in western Michigan where he hikes, rides horses and motorcycles, and plays with as many dogs as he can find.
Frozen Moon: A Jenny-Dog and the Son of Light Novel
Frozen Moon begins at the onset of one of the worst winter storms of the twentieth century, when a little girl has disappeared from the ski lodge where she and her parents are vacationing. The attempt to find her requires a herculean effort involving many people, most notably a remarkable man from Wisconsin and his two extraordinary dogs. Frozen Moon details the entire search-and-rescue ordeal, from its impossible beginning to its unimaginable ending. Above all, this is a heroic story about sacrifice, loss and redemption.
Two thousand miles apart and only one day after an exhaustive winter rescue, Joshua Paul Travis and his estranged wife, Kristian, separately recount and relive their romance, their breakup, and the harrowing search-and-rescue operation near Cody, Wyoming that changed their lives.
Cody is both a sequel and a prequel to Greenwald’s critically acclaimed novel, Frozen Moon. It is a beautifully crafted and dramatically charged novel that will make you smile, make you cry and, above all, make you turn the page to see what happens next.
The Wichita Mountain Manhunt: A Jenny-Dog and the Son of Light Novel
A child is dead, a second is missing when Joshua Travis and his dog team are asked to help find a Girl Scout stolen in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. But this search-and-rescue operation unfolds like no other. The logistics are difficult and complicated. The terrain is rugged and dangerous. The circumstances are violent and unfathomable. Worst of all, Joshua must sacrifice his cardinal rule against participating in manhunts. His decision to do so will have dramatic and irreversible consequences. The Wichita Mountain Manhunt brings readers a stunning conclusion.
At Outskirts Press, Inc., 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 Elwood Gene Edwards , who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.
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Dr. Elwood Gene Edwards is a retired educator, poet, and author. He was featured in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and he is a member of The New York Academy of Sciences.
Ride Beyond The Restless Darkness
Ride Beyond The Restless Darkness gives readers a glimpse into the “old” black west. In 1868, Brackettville, Texas, was a wild and dangerous place for most men. A haven for many undesirables, the town drew all manner of drifters, lowlife, and gunmen from every corner of the surrounding territories. Brackettville was wild and dangerous for most men, but for a Black man, this place was the doorway to Hell. The book follows Johnson Able, who drifted into Texas two years earlier. As a runaway slave from Alabama, Johnson had taken flight one moonless night to escape the Pope Plantation and pursue his own destiny. Rejected and scorned by society, he headed West—but his quest for a new life presented trials and tribulations he’d never imagined.
An elegant and powerful novel, Ride Beyond the Restless Darkness explores the role African Americans played in westward expansion and the settlement of the West. It also tells the story of one man’s determination to survive in a hostile land…with his pioneer spirit and values intact and his heart open to possibility.
The Philosopher’s Tears is an assemblage of love poems of the heart, mind, and spirit. These poems explore reflections, inward journeys, gratitude, and the meaning and impact of love relationships at different life stages—elucidating nuggets of wisdom which help us to transform, to evolve, to live and to love the life we were intended to live. With themes of friendship, love, and faith, The Philosopher’s Tears is a lively collection of lighthearted yet inspirational poetry that will resonate with your spirit and awaken you to the possibilities of joy.
The Philosopher’s Tears Annotated Reflections: Volume II
Tears are golden beams of liquid sunshine, flowing from within our heart and soul, and they speak to us with crystal clarity, revealing that within us lies hidden treasure. Whether of unbearable grief, sorrow, joy, humor, or uncontrollable laughter, every tear is a harbinger of ineffable, untold love. It is this love that makes us aware of who we truly are and sensitizes us, enabling us to empathize and anticipate the needs of others. Tears, therefore, are reflections—reminders to love one another, for we travel this human journey down the path to love in the image of one another.
The Philosopher’s Tears Annotated Reflections: Volume II is a collection of poems and poetic writing of an autobiographical nature. Each selection serves as a rubric to the reader in garnering the essence of love relationships. Through the “teary eyes” of poetic imagery, the reader is encouraged, motivated, and inspired to look within, and to reexamine the life one is truly living.
Smiling eyes are filled with warmth and brightness. They reflect the positive energy within, triggering feelings of loving-kindness, joy, and a sense of well-being. Smiling eyes are eyes of love. Like music and poetry, they have the ability to excite the heart and soothe the soul.
This uplifting poetry collection captures the loving gaze of smiling eyes with poems full of energy and spirit, rich in compassion and care. With themes of love, relationships, and self- awareness, the poems offer readers opportunities to reconnect with their inner child of the past. Awaken your soul to the joy of Smiling Eyes Shine Brighter.
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Pablo A. Garcia-Chevesich, Ph.D. uses his knowledge, expertise and passion for hydrology and erosion control to create education text for anyone studying, teaching or interested in the field. Learn more about Pablo and his contributions to the fight against global desertification through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. About the Author:
Pablo A. Garcia-Chevesich, Ph. D is a researcher, teacher and consultant in the area of the sustainable watershed management expert in hydrology and erosion control, as well as mitigating climate change, from the point of view of the management of land and water resources. With experience in the United States, South America and Africa, García-Chevesich is a member of the Commission of the Programme of International Development of the International Erosion Control Association. He has devoted much of his career to community-based watershed management and overcoming rural poverty, arguing that policies and practices for the conservation of soil and water, as well as sustainable management of river basins, are fundamental for the fulfillment of this purpose.
Procesos y Control de la Erosión
Procesos y Control de la Erosión is the Spanish version of Erosion Control and Land Restoration. This book provides the knowledge needed to successfully stabilize any situation in which soil erosion has occurred or is occurring, returning the land to a natural and/or productive state.
El más completo manual en español sobre la ingeniería de los procesos erosivos y el diseño de estructuras y prácticas destinadas a la conservación de suelos. Esta publicación está dirigida a profesionales, consultores, investigadores, académicos y estudiantes del área de la ingeniería y el manejo de los recursos naturales. La obra constituye un excelente texto guía para cualquier curso universitario enfocado en el tema de la erosión y su control.
Control de la Erosion is the continuation of “Procesos y Control de la Erosión,” published in 2008, with more chapters and new techniques to recover degraded soils. The text is successfully used in many countries as text guide for short courses, undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses, all focused on the theme of the erosion control and recovery of degraded soils.
En el mundo se deforestan actualmente más de 36 hectáreas por minuto, muchas de las cuales no se vuelven a recuperar, tras la pérdida de las capas superficiales protectoras del suelo. Este libro está dirigido a investigadores, profesores, profesionales, peritos legales y consultores relacionados con el área de los recursos naturales, en donde la relación suelo-planta-agua se rompe, debiéndose aplicar los principios de la ingeniería para así recuperar dicho equilibrio. La obra se utiliza exitosamente en muchos países como texto guía para cursos cortos, cursos de pregrado y cursos de postgrado, todos enfocados en la temática del control de la erosión y la recuperación de suelos degradados. Este libro es la continuación de “Procesos y Control de la Erosión”, publicado en el año 2008, con más capítulos y nuevas técnicas para recuperar suelos degradados.
The future of our species is currently being threatened by three main environmental issues: global warming, overpopulation, and soil erosion and desertification. This text addresses soil erosion and desertification. Worldwide, an area equivalent to 36 football fields is lost every minute due to erosion and desertification processes; in many places this loss never recovers again. This book provides the knowledge needed to successfully stabilize any situation in which soil erosion has occurred or is occurring, returning the land to a natural and/or productive state. This book is intended for use by anyone dealing with natural resources management, alterations in the soil-water-plant relationship, or the application of engineering principles to restore eroded or altered land – that is, researchers, professors, students, consultants, and other professionals. Available in English and Spanish, this book is used as a required text for undergraduate, graduate, and short courses focused on soil conservation, erosion/sediment control, and land restoration practices in many countries worldwide. By purchasing this book, you are contributing to the SOIL Fund of the International Erosion Control Association, which provides worldwide resources for land restoration projects that benefit poor communities.
At Outskirts Press, Inc., 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 Stephen R. Champi , who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.
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A native of New Jersey, Stephen R. Champi retired in 2005 from a law career that spanned over five decades. He is a former founder and managing partner of a mid-size law firm, and also served as a county prosecutor and judge. He now enjoys reading, writing, limited traveling, and expanding his knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for a dynamic and changing society in the new global world of the 21st century.
Molly O’Grady’s Home Run
In Champi’s first book, readers are introduced to John O’Grady, the legendary manager of the New York Bombers, and his wife Molly. The Bombers have made it to the World Series and as the crucial seventh game of the World Series approaches, emotions are running high for both the New York Bombers and the New York Stars. O’Grady has his hopes pinned on winning the World Series but readers quickly learn that his loyal and loving wife, Molly, secretly wishes for a different outcome, dreaming of a peaceful retirement to Florida. Unexpectedly, O’Grady has a vision of a different kind of sports legacy … but will it affect the outcome of the game? Find out in this unique and delightful baseball story for all ages.
In Three New Olympus Gods and Their Universe, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle have just received their ordination to the Kingdom of the Gods. Although they had thought that a new celestial perspective would make everything clear, they find that there are still questions about the world and the universe that are worthy of discussion. As a kaleidoscope of colors lights up the perfect sky, these three great men engage in an inquiring dialogue regarding the highlights of science, religion, and philosophy. Together they shed light on man’s past and present, and on what the future might hold. Join these great ancient philosophers in their unique perspective on current questions, as they turn their famous minds to the modern world.
In The DNA of Gender Relationships, Champi brings to light the male-female relationship and the fact that it is the most natural, the most controversial, and the most talked-about interaction in the world. In this concise yet thorough examination of the male-female relationship through history, octogenarian author Stephen Champi discusses the evolutionary arc of sexual and gender politics, from the appearance of mankind on earth all the way to the ways in which technology, science, and changing philosophies may impact the future of the male-female dynamic. Thought-provoking and compulsively readable, this book enlightens and educates.
What can the Renaissance teach us about life in the 21st century? Well, the gods of Mt. Olympus want to find out. Zeus resurrects four giants of the Renaissance: Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Lorenzo de Medici to examine the genesis and impact of the Renaissance. Unexpectedly reunited after 500 years, these four great men engage in an intellectual dialogue to study, analyze, and evaluate Renaissance history but first, they must determine what the Renaissance was, and how they themselves contributed to it. Educational, engaging, and thought-provoking, this delightful short play is an excellent way to learn about the Renaissance, and to think about how the lessons of that amazing time can play a role in meeting the global challenges of the scientific and technological 21st century.
At Outskirts Press, Inc., 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 Julie Bettendorf , who has published three successful titles with Outskirts Press.
Through her series of children’s travel books, Julie shares the wonderful world of travel with children and their parents. She also reaches into the world of adult historical fiction with her third book. Learn more about Julie through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
About the Author:
Julie Bettendorf is a world traveler with a background in history and a degree in archaeology. Julie shares her love of traveling and history through her books. When Julie is not traveling with her daughter Erin, and son Max, she lives in Portland, Oregon while working on her dream of writing books make history come alive for the reader – not just the history of the famous, but the history of the forgotten as well.
Anthony Ant Goes to France
Join Anthony Ant as he travels around the world in the first installment of the Anthony Ant book series. Follow along as Anthony travels in style, comfortably lodged in a suitcase. In Anthony Ant Goes to France, he travels to Paris, where he meets Lulu Ladybug. Together they explore the food, culture, and sights of the city. Anthony visits the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, eats French pastry, and gets to know the French people, all with his new friend Lulu.
The second installment of Anthony the Ant follows the friendly and curious ant as he curls up in a suitcase and gets out in Egypt, ready for the fabulous adventure of a lifetime. Anthony Ant is in Cairo, Egypt…and luckily, he meets an expert tour guide, Babu Beetle. Together they explore Egypt’s history, culture, and food, with adventures including a camel ride, and a visit to the famous pyramids…and more! The second book in the Anthony Ant series continues to introduce kids to the excitement of world travel, with an enjoyable companion who is ready to share his experiences.
Set against the rich tapestry of ancient Egypt, Luxor: Book of Past Lives is the story of Nebamun and Iramen, two brothers who are embalmers in Egypt during the era of the boy king, Tutankhamun. It is their duty to prepare the many bodies of the dead who land on their embalming table for a journey into the afterlife. Paralleling this ancient tale is the story of two different brothers, Abdul and Karim, who make their living by robbing the ancient tombs of Egypt in the late 1800’s, when the theft and sale of artifacts was at its peak. Woven throughout the novel are the mysterious intersections of the brothers’ lives, though separated by thousands of years.
Luxor: Book of Past Lives is a masterful blend of fiction and historical detail, each chapter offering a window into the past, with details gleaned from countless historical accounts. It is a riveting tale of violence and greed, riches and poverty, and good and evil in the time of the pharaohs and beyond.
At Outskirts Press, we take great pride in celebrating the work and achievements of our successful self-publishing authors. Each week, we do so through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Ashley Charron, who has published four titles with Outskirts Press.
Learn more about Ashley and what inspires her through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
About the Author:
Born and raised in Vermont, Ashley has always had a passion for expanding children’s knowledge. This passion is what inspired her to create a collection of educational yet fun children’s books. Thanks to her creative background, her books feature beautifully colored illustrations along with rhyming text to keep children interested and engaged.
Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Soggy Spring
The first in Charron’s collection, Hello Mountains: It’s a Soggy Spring introduces children to the signs of the season. The book features signs such as the snow melting along with chirping birds and a bright sun shining. Children can learn about the exciting journeys to enjoy in spring as they stroll through Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Soggy Spring. Keeping the children engaged, they can follow the moose tracks throughout the book…and the entire Hell Green Mountains collection as each book features a hiding moose for children to find!
Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Winter Wonderland uses the same concepts as the first book in Charron’s collection. It introduces children to the signs of a changing season with leaves falling, shorter days, and colder weather. It’s a Winter Wonderland brings children through a winter wonderland adventure with its beautiful illustrations and rhyming texts.
Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound glossy, 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 10, 2013)
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers Hello Green Mountains: It’s A Sizzling Summer!
The grass is greener, the pools are open, and school is out! Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Sizzling summer brings children on a summertime adventure. Following the theme of her collection, Charron introduces children to the summer season with signs of the changing season, beautiful illustrations and easy-to-remember rhyming text. Can’t forget our friendly moose – be sure to find him in this fun stroll through the summertime.
As children are introduced to fall, they visualize the weather getting cooler, the leaves changing color and daylight getting shorter. It’s time to go on a fall-time adventure with a cool, brisk stroll through Hello Green Mountains: It’s a Fabulous Fall. Be sure to find the moose hiding in this book as well!