Outskirts Press Announces the Release of Giving My Self to the Wind: Stories, Essays, and More by Kathryn Atkins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New collection of short stories, essays, poems, characters, and articles invites readers to think, laugh, learn—and maybe even cry.

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of Giving My Self to the Wind: Stories, Essays, and More by Kathryn Atkins

November 1, 2017 – Denver, CO and Los Alamitos, CA – Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing, and book marketing company, is pleased to announce the release of Giving My Self to the Wind: Stories, Essays, and More by Kathryn Atkins.

The book’s title comes from the penultimate line of a poem “Light the Light” that Ms. Atkins wrote in her teens. Her adoptive mother embroidered the poem word for word in a sampler (a photo of it is in the book) that became a source of inspiration for Kathryn—a reason to write. Her book opens with a quote by Gustave Flaubert, “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe,” which is why she published Giving My Self to the Wind. “It’s a way to discover what I believe, who I am,” she explains, “and to say I was here.”

The collection includes a helpful index. Without being over-the-top dense, the index saves the reader’s time when searching for topics and themes like Adoption. Aging. Caffeine. A convertible. Forts. Meditation. Pain. Pajamas. Showing up. Snoring. Writing. Hookers, moms, and dads. And peanut butter .

For more information, visit the author’s websites at outskirtspress.com/bookstore/KathrynAtkins and https://bizandlifetrends.com/

At 300 pages, Giving My Self to the Wind is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary collections category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-9059-4         Format: 6 x 9 paperback         Retail: $15.95                eBook: $8.54

Genre: Literary Collections / General

About the Author: Kathryn is married, has two grown sons, and works hard to inspire fellow writers through the non-profit, educational 501(c) 3, California Writers Club. Her writing has been published in the club’s commemorative 100-year collection West Winds Centennial, 2010, in two issues of the club’s Literary Review, and in print editions of many newspapers and magazines as well as in numerous online venues, including the Huffington Post.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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