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“Publishing my first book, there was much I did not know about the process. Through each step, I found the staff at Outskirts Press to very helpful and accommodating. Dana and Rebecca were immensely helpful, responding promptly to my questions with helpful answers. Outskirts Press provided good customer service, and I will use them again.”
Jeff C. Barger is a Baptist minister. He received his theological training from the Tulare Missionary Baptist Seminary, Tulare, CA, from which he earned his Th.B. in 2000, Th.M. in 2007, and the Doctor of Theology in 2010. He has served as pastor of three churches. The author is the son of Jeff H. and June Barger. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Lori, for thirty-five years. God has blessed this union with three great children: Kyle, Amanda and Kathy.
“I pondered and searched before deciding on Outskirts Press. I was still not sure when I chose them. because I wanted the best! Once I made the decision, I found that I got the BEST! Each phase was very helpful and they were even going the extra mile for me. I cannot praise them enough! Many times my patience was short, and I took it out on them and even told them! They put up with a lot from me. Thank you each and every one of you. You are great. I will certainly have you publish any book I write. Get Ready! Joy Swan”
About Joy Swan: The state of Maine is my home. I live in the mountains on a beautiful lake. In the early morning just as the sun has risen- I sit in my white wicker rocker in my blue sun room, my Rag Doll cat stretched out on my wicker lounge. Wifts of fresh mountain air come through my open window, the still quiet water promise a quiet mind to start the day. I have three wonderful children-each one is kind and thoughtful. I have learned that getting old means you can get away with a lot of things and be forgiven for them as you get old. The lady behind me thinks: that lady is old; she doesn’t know any better. She doesn’t know how much knowledge I have gained after living eighty-four years and learning something new every day! Enjoy the book!
“Elaine was very helpful at every turn.”
Yvonne Arroyo spent 32 years as a bilingual Spanish teacher for the Chicago and Trenton school systems. She has written several poems and chants for children. She currently lives in Vacaville, California. About the Illustrator: Carl Wanzung has taught both Art and Preschool to Second Language learners in Chicago Public Schools for the past 30 years. His own art work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Japan and Scotland and is privately collected.
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