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Women’s Literary Tapestry: The Gathering Place Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated American literary collection from Hyattsville, MD author Vivian Feggans.

Hyattsville, MD, September 12, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives by Vivian Feggans. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the American literary collection 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 Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives collects the writings of a diverse group of remarkable women. The book’s genesis stems from Vivian Feggans’ first annual women writers retreat, attended by six women, when featured author Estelle Rollins interrupted her own presentation and envisioned the prophecy, “A book will be written by this group of women.”

The resulting collection intersects themes of loss, absence, friendship, laughter, motherhood, prejudice and complexity among women. Its authors--black and white, young and old--represent a cross-section of experiences. These eye-opening and interconnected pieces weave the individual selections into a tapestry of collective experiences.

The Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives tells a story of what it’s like to believe in yourself and in infinite possibilities. It is about working together in support of each other as women, and stepping forward to create. These poems, essays, and stories will inspire readers from all walks of life to seek the extraordinary within the ordinary.

252 pages in lnegth, The Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the American literary collection category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, The Gathering Place: Ordinary Women; Extraordinary Lives 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: 9781432770211

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Vivian Feggans believes the transit of memory reveals powerful truths that spark inner healing and restoration, and she often writes from that perspective. In 2004, she founded a writing retreat for women. The mission was to provide a safe spiritual place where attendees could feel inspired and free to transfer their deepest feelings and experiences into writing. Feggans’ fond memories of her late mother, Sarah Simpson Feggans, an avid reader and lover of the arts, remain a source of inspiration in her writing. She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.

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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