This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

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An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

(5 out of 5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)    Price: $22.95

Stifled for two decades by an unloving husband, after his drowning death in 1980, Judy Welden helped her new husband set up his Chiropractic office, began writing songs (eventually wrote 400 +), started two publishing companies and two record labels.

Her Memoir tells of her earlier life and the struggles she endured in an interesting, often humorous manner.

Reading Judy Welden’s story will uplift the reader, motivating them to never give up on their dreams!

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Dirt Road Main Street by Cynthia L. Clark

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Dirt Road Main Street by Cynthia L. Clark

(4.5 out of 5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)    Price: $18.95

Without even knowing her last name, Tano is convinced that he must take a chance to find her, and he sets off on an August morning for Sage. When they reunite, their romantic past is renewed, and a secret is revealed. But the chance reunion is threatened by a hostile brother, a boyfriend in Kansas, a jilted ex, and a wildly obsessed woman stalker with guns and a hunger for Tano’s love. Dirt Road Main Street is a story of the strength and survival of love lost and found, entangled with the apprehension produced by the unpredictable desperate acts of an edgy mad woman.

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

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Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

(4.7 out of 5 Stars – 5 Customer Reviews)    Price: $19.95

When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother’s attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as “Punky,” knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What’s inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending two baseball games. The first, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit to see their first-place heroes in action. Then to the local diamond to see their beloved Toledo Mud Hens the next day. The Beatles and Elvis on the radio, “crunchy” hot dogs, and plenty of baseball talk was on the agenda for this fun-filled road trip with many surprises along the way. The weekend takes an unexpected turn when the whereabouts of a long-lost family heirloom, a baseball signed by Abraham Lincoln, comes to light, setting off an impromptu detour, a bizarre return to a game at old Swayne Field—demolished twenty-nine years earlier, and uncovering the real holy grail of baseball collectibles.

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Author Poll: Writer Bernard Bentley wants your help with his cover

Bernard Bentley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Life is an adventure. Share your adventure with someone!

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It Is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

About the Author

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on further developing his talents as a writer and a independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years’ experience in martial arts. He is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

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

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Tempest by Charles Coffin

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Tempest by Charles Coffin

(4.8 out of 5 Stars – 19 Customer Reviews)    Price: $19.95

Based on a true story, the following is about human relationships as we journey life’s path. Although set within a military backdrop, similar interpersonal relationships could just as easily have been experienced in a small company, small town, or even within a smaller department of a large corporation. War, over simplified, is a contest of wills. People skills are not common to all of us. We each can react quite differently to the same set of circumstances. Scientists tell us through DNA research that all human beings are 99.9% genetically alike. And yet, one of the things that makes us interesting is that our personalities can be so varied, and we react to the same circumstances quite differently. Tempest offers humor as well as frustration. It demonstrates the manipulation of power and the subtle grooming of people toward the will of those in authority controlling us.

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Outskirts Press Proudly Sponsors Colorado Humanities

Outskirts Press Proudly Sponsors the 2021 Colorado Book Awards

Attention, all Colorado-based authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers

OUTSKIRTS PRESS is once again sponsoring Colorado Humanities who hosts the annual Colorado Book Awards. We encourage YOUR submissions for the 2021 Awards!

The annual event is run by the Colorado Center for the Book, the program department of the Colorado Humanities, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers.

The Colorado Book Awards—presented annually by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book—were launched in 1991 with four categories of awards to recognize authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers and have since expanded to ten literary categories. Many of Colorado’s most prominent authors have been recognized with awards, including David Milofsky, John Fielder, Tom Noel, Stephanie Kane, and Linda Hogan, among others.

Applications for the 2021 Colorado Book Awards are due January 7, 2022, and should be submitted directly to the Colorado Book Awards. Judging generally occurs in April, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in June.

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Self-Publishing Insight: JERRY L. JONES, EdD, discusses Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle

Author JERRY L. JONES, EdD is taking his latest book, Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle 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 JERRY L. JONES, EdD and Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, JERRY L. JONES, EdD 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 Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle. What is it about?

Jerry:  My book is about growing up African American in Appalachia in the 1950s and the early 1960s. It is about being an educator and teaching for 52 years. My book analyzes the issues of race, career success, life’s journey, and destiny.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Jerry:  I wrote this book to show respect to the legacy of African Americans of earlier times and honoring those African Americans who are living today. I use this book as a center point for discussions about race relations and analyzing my own life’s story.

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

Jerry: All ages can benefit from reading Go and Come Again.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Jerry:  The pictures are priceless. The humor is real. The details are stunning and the empathy is apparent.

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

Jerry: Few educators have stayed in the classroom for 50 years; my perspective is different than that of administrators. The Appalachian location is unique.

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

Jerry: Yes, and yes.

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

Jerry: To purchase, they can go to my website at https://www.jjonesgladespring.com AND by internet searching, jerry jones glade spring.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

An African American born in 1947 in the Southwest Virginia small town of Glade Spring, Dr. Jerry L. Jones attended public schools in the era of segregation. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Virginia State University and a doctoral degree from Virginia Tech. Starting his teaching career as a high school teacher in Baltimore in 1969, he became a professor at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond in 1974. Returning to his hometown in 2001 to take care of his elderly mother, Jones is currently a professor at Emory & Henry College, which is located only four miles from the Glade Spring home where he grew up and that has been in his family since 1870. With nearly sixty years in education, both as a student and as a teacher, Jones provides a unique prospective about society, education, and minority status in America—past and present. When Jerry Jones’s mother, Mary Waugh, finished the seventh grade in the 1920s, there was no high school for black children in Washington County, Virginia. She and one of her brothers were homeschooled during the eighth grade by a paid teacher. Later, Mary and her brother were sent to Morristown Junior College in Tennessee which—at that point in time—had a high school department. The author details four generations of black public-school education in his hometown, from his great grandfather (a former slave) to his own education, which involved being bused about 60 miles a day to and from high school. With nearly fifty years as a teacher, Jones writes his book as a tribute to the struggles that many African Americans faced in their pursuit of an education. The stories about his family may not be overly unique. However, these stories are representative of the time and of the geographic location. The education of Negro children in the early years of the twentieth century in most Southern school districts was not a priority. This was a case of separate and unequal—a situation which took decades and federal intervention to remedy. Hesitant to call his book autobiographical, Jones does detail many of his life experiences—tracing his journey from the segregated public schools of Virginia, to his college experiences at the historically black Virginia State University, and to his teaching career in Baltimore, Richmond, and Emory. Additionally, he analyzes his own shortcomings and reflects on his personal traits and strengths.

For more information or to contact the author, visit http://www.outskirtspress.comgoandcomeagain

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Author Poll: Writer L.I. ter Meulen wants your help with her cover

L.I. ter Meulen is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Meet Alejandro—aka Alex the lover, aka “A” the gigolo—the rough-edged scoundrel who sanded and polished himself into the smooth, hard object of everyone’s fascination. For Emily he has been a subject of serious inquiry from birth. When her mother Jante returned to New York from France nurturing the secret seed in her tummy, she didn’t know that two decades later, Em and A would discover each other—boastful, sad, and wayward mirrors of each other’s capricious charms and their own intimate, intentional rebellions. Daughter and father. Found and lost. As Alejandro lies dying of the gay plague in a Paris hospital, Emily tries on and inherits his cape of seduction and trade. Smooth Hard follows their separate, converging paths of curiosity and deception across a generation, through the light of self-discovery, and into the dark shadows of the Life.

About the Author

A native New Yorker, L.I. ter Meulen has been taking her cues from its streets, its people, and its soul since childhood. A graduate of City University of New York, and an entrepreneur, she was the visionary behind “Heatwave,” CUNY’s first compendium of student feminist poetry and fiction. Author of Kismet; Home. Heart. Twigs.; Red Coal, and numerous other poetry collections, she is a winner of the NFSPS prize for her singular poem “Splendid Child.” Smooth Hard is her debut novel.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for L.I. ter Meulen.

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