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Requited Love, Racial Influence: Reflections and Perspectives Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated poetry book from Fredericksburg, VA, author Louis M. Vaughan.

Fredericksburg, VA, May 08, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Reflections and Perspectives: A Collection of Personal Feelings and Thoughts by Louis M. Vaughan. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the poetry 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 carefully crafted poems of Vaughan’s “Reflections” section focus on those ephemeral moments of love that have lasted a lifetime as the treasured memories of the author and that will prompt a similar nostalgia and warmth in any who have also loved and lost: “Once upon a time / You touched me, and / Just as a candle flickers / When first lit, / So it seemed that love flickered in me (from “A Fairy Tale”) and “We shared a lot together, / and For a moment, / Just a fleeting moment / We shared love (from “Sharing”).

The essays and poems of Vaughan’s “Perspectives” section, meanwhile, discuss openly and honestly the controversial racial influences that are so often rationalized, minimized or denied in our society and which -- because they are expressed so candidly here -- will help all become more observant and more sensitive: “The closer you are to being white, the more acceptable you are. / As a custom, not a legal mandate as in South Africa, / American apartheid is more insidious (from “American Apartheid”).

61 pages in length, Reflections and Perspectives: A Collection of Personal Feelings and Thoughts is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the poetry category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Reflections and Perspectives meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, Reflections and Perspectives 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 Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432765675

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream

SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Louis Vaughan migrated from Barbados to the United States as a teenager. In 1962 he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and in 1981 earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. After graduating from Brooklyn College, he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. In 1987, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He then worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia as a counselor in the Department of Employee Relations Counselors and for the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System as a director in the Human Resources Department. For three years he also taught an undergraduate human resources management course at the University of Mary Washington. He has two children and five grandchildren. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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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