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Outskirts Press Announces Close to the Flame, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction / Romance / General Book from Grand Rapids, MI Author Sonja Crawford Rackes

Grand Rapids, MI, November 02, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Close to the Flame by Sonja Crawford Rackes, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback cream in the Fiction / Romance / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $12.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Sometimes our life is planned so perfectly, and then we're thrown a curve ball, and we don't know how to deal with it. We know it's the only chance in life there will be, when we step ... Too Close to the Flame. Sometimes Mother Nature and her little surprises turn out not to be a good surprise, but we never know until the very end whether it was the greatest gift or the greatest curse we ever got.

Deftly constructed at 242 pages, Close to the Flame is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction / Romance / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Close to the Flame meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $12.95.

Additionally, Close to the Flame can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432744342 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback cream SRP: $12.95

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About the Author

Sonja Crawford Rackes started writing poems at the age of 11 after an illness. Her maternal grandfather, I.H. Plemmons, was a published poet and hit songwriter. With his guidance, Sonja's poems became larger stories, and by the time she was 27, she'd started writing books. This is Sonja's third published book. She has also published a book of inspirational poetry, "Touch the Sky," and a thriller, "Cast a Dark Shadow." All of Sonja's books include artwork by Glenda Sweitzer, who gave Sonja her collection of paintings to use as illustrations. She resides with her beloved husband Joseph in southwest Michigan.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. 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 and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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