Cross Country Trucker Drama Propels Woman’s Work, Published by Outskirts Press

Yale, MI, March 31, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Woman's Work, by J.J. Burk. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the general fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The word “trucker” does not bring to mind someone like Ella Marie Blackford. But this sassy, savvy female truck driver is one of KDX Transport’s best haulers. And she won’t let the male-dominated culture of truckers get her down.

Trekking hundreds of miles, it’s just her, her cargo, and a close friendship with one of the rare sisters of the road—Sara Sommerfield. From the comfy perch of their cabins, they get a unique glimpse of the American landscape—and meet in diners and truck stops to discuss it all.

Then a bizarre chance encounter interrupts Ella’s predictable routine by putting her face to face with her thirteen-year-old cousin, Noel. The girl’s bad decisions and worse relationships have led her down an unhealthy path—one that could ultimately lead to destruction. Suddenly, the cab of Ella’s truck becomes a classroom for the lessons this troubled young girl never learned about life, love, and self-respect. Inside this roving behemoth is the insight that could help her get back on the right path.

A realistic portrait of the challenges and triumphs of being a woman in the macho world of trucking, Woman’s Work is a moving account—literally—of this unique experience. Frank, funny, and at times maddening, it’s a charming story that shows girls of all ages that women’s work can mean just about anything.

93 pages in length, Woman's Work is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the general fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Woman's Work meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, Woman's Work 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: 9781432753184

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $11.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

J.J. Burk is retired and lives with her cat Annie in Brighton, Michigan. She has an intimate knowledge of the trucking industry.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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