Self-Publishing Author Testimonial – Jonna-Lynn Mandelbaum

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jonna-Lynn K Mandelbaum earned a doctorate in education from Georgia State University and a master’s in public health from The Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from Philadelphia’s Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lebanon Valley College prior to her appointment as a missionary nurse to Mozambique. International health was the dominant focus of her professional career. She developed and implemented educational programs for health professionals around the world. Now retired, she resides in northern New Mexico with her husband and three dachshunds.

Jonna-Lynn Mandelbaum, author of Unpredictable Crossing, recently purchased Custom Shoes offered by Outskirts Press, which are the ultimate conversation starter for any self-publishing author!

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AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL:

The photos posted on the Outskirts Press touting the shoes looked good, but I had reservations about how well the cover of my book would be portrayed and the clarity of the lettering for the title and my name.  Much to my delight the cover design is very clear and the words are quite legible.  They are fun to wear and show people, if they haven’t noticed them first. It was very impressive that the shoes could accommodate my orthotic making them comfortable for me to wear.  While this pair will not be a shoe for me to wear every day, they’ll be very good for special events and other times when you want to have some fun promoting your book.  I ordered a second pair as a gift for someone who is doing a lot to assist me in promoting my books in another part of the country.

I encourage everyone to consider ordering a pair of shoes, if not for yourself then as a gift for someone helping you.

~Jonna-Lynn Mandelbaum
UNPREDICTABLE CROSSING

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Unpredictable Crossing is set entirely upon a modern-day cruise ship. But at the core of the novel is the December 1972 massacre in the small village of Wiriyamu at the hands of the Portuguese military. Tristeza, then 12, lost her whole family in the bloody rampage. Now a staffer aboard the ship on its way to Lisbon, Tristeza encounters a passenger whose face is seared into her mind: Col. Perreira, the man who ordered the killings.

In a remarkable twist of fate, Amanda Allmond, a former American missionary nurse in Mozambique during the war, is also on board. Chance encounters lead to the unraveling of Col. Perreira’s carefully constructed exterior – and the flooding back of painful memories for both Amanda and Tristeza. As the two women rekindle a long-lost association, they will soon discover three decades’ passing haven’t subdued the violence inside Col. Perreira.

Now, fate has left them no choice to try to expose his long-buried shame. Col. Perreira will stop at nothing – not even murder – to maintain the silence that has followed that brutal day.

Based on the true story of the crime that has been called “Mozambique’s My Lai,” Unpredictable Crossing shines a light on this underreported chapter in world history. But the book’s combination of forceful narrative and crackling dialogue will ensure it’s forgotten no longer. 

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Self-Publishing Author Testimonial: Don McPherson

When Don and Silvia McPherson had the inspiration to create an idyllic “home away from home” in Tuscany, Italy, it seemed like the perfect decision. After all, they were well acquainted with European ways, having lived for a time in Paris and traveled to Italy for more than two decades to vacation and visit with Silvia’s family. Over the years the McPhersons had reveled in the extraordinary beauty of Italy; the scope of its history, art and architecture; the joyful people and, of course, the culinary delights. What they were unprepared for was the side of Tuscan living not experienced by tourists. Ah! Tuscany: The Enlightenment of an Expatriate is a cautionary tale with both joyful and frustrating experiences and a gratifying outcome. It presents a sobering yet humorous look at the positive and negative sides of relocating abroad.

As the McPhersons put down roots in Tuscan soil and renovated their “dream castle,” each new day brought eye-opening experiences as they learned to deal with endless permits, a confusing banking system, and the maddening ways of public utilities, car ownership, and other everyday matters—all of which made life incredibly challenging. “There were times when we wondered if we had made a major lifetime mistake,” author Don McPherson writes. “But with time, we discovered new ways of going about the business of living, and eventually, the beautiful and the unseen sides begin to merge to form a whole that was fuller, more human and more interesting than the Tuscany we first knew as tourists.”

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McPherson recently purchased the Custom Shoes offered by Outskirts Press, which are the ultimate conversation starter for any self-publishing author! 

AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL:

Thanks for the receipt of my KEDS.  They are beautiful with a fine replication of my book cover – as promised – and even fit my men’s size quite well. Keep up the good work.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

McPherson has an extensive background in Nuclear Engineering and, throughout his career, has published over fifty technical papers and presentations in his field. Today, from his home in San Gimignano in Tuscany, McPherson writes a monthly letter in Poche Parole, the newsletter of the Washington Italian Cultural Society. He has also contributed articles to Elan magazine. Silvia is a retired piano concert artist and piano teacher. Together, they enjoy a family of five girls, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter, living in Canada, the U.S. and Brazil. 

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Custom Shoes for Self-Publishing Authors

These shoes are the ultimate conversation starter for any self-publishing author! Your book cover artistically designed into a pair of high-quality KEDS shoes.

The original white Champion KEDS sneaker provides the perfect blank canvas on which to design a unique, eye-catching pair of custom shoes featuring the cover of your book.

Ideal for children’s shoes and children’s books, but as you can see from the examples below, any book cover can be turned into an awe-inspiring conversation starter!

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Outskirts Press authors can order these Custom shoes at any time easily and conveniently from the marketing options page in the Author’s Center.  These custom shoes come in a wide variety of both adult or children’s sizes. A professional designer will take your book cover and design a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes using your book cover. The Outskirts Press logo is placed on the heel of each shoe.

 

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