Monthly Archives: November 2009

John Steinbeck protege reflects on her Broadway and Hollywood days- book by Patricia Wilson

Yesterday’s Mashed Potatoes, the Fabulous Life of a Happy Has-Been, written by Patricia Wilson and published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of a third generation actress from a theatrical family, a child performer who grew up to become a star during Broadway’s “Golden Age” and a respected Hollywood actress. Set against an authentic backdrop of theatrical, TV, and film history, the story spills over with anecdotes of the celebrated: John Steinbeck, who called himself “Patricia Wilson’s understudy,” and first suggested that his young protege write this book;  Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jackie Gleason, Richard Burton, and Carol Burnett, among many others. Of two of her leading men, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly,  the author writes, “I wasn’t a dancer, and I was too tall for both of them!”
Born in Columbus, Ohio to actor/entertainer parents, Patricia’s sixty-year career includes the Broadway stage, four television series, 200 primetime television episodes, nineteen films, two soap operas, and commercials too numerous to count. Throughout the book there are many wonderful photographs from Patricia’s days in Hollywood and on Broadway.

Infused with humor and touching moments as well, Patricia’s story reads like a novel, a compelling tale of an everywoman’s journey through love, loss, success and sorrow. Yesterday’s Mashed Potatoes, the Fabulous Life of a Happy Has-Been won first place for Excellence in Writing at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference in 2007.

For more information, visit patriciawilsonbook.com.

Yesterday’s Mashed Potatoes: The Fabulous Life of a Happy Has-Been
Patricia Wilson
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-125-9          296 pages            US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire entrepreneurial process. Services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Ghostly Voices Teach Lessons About Golf Using Behavioral Approach- book by Dr. Gerald A. Walford and Gerald E. Walford

Learning to play golf can be tough, but when it’s broken down step by step, even beginners can master the game. Dog Ear Publishing title The Golf Whisperer, written by a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and a school psychologist, is a behavioral approach to learning the golf swing and game. Authors Dr. Gerald A. Walford and Gerald E. Walford discuss taking small steps to ingrain each step thoroughly in the mind and body before advancing to the next.

The authors take a bold approach in The Golf Whisperer, using three different fonts to represent different characters in the book: a student golfer, the golf whisperer and three “ghosts.” The spirits are the ghost of physics, or biometrics; the ghost of neuro-linguistic programming, which helps control the mind and feelings; and the ghost of psychology, or mental facts. Each has its own voice, guiding the student golfer. Diagrams illustrate the instructions. After you’ve read the book, you’ll be able to hit the links with confidence.

Dr. Gerald A. Walford is a former member of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association. In 2006, the World Golf Teachers Federation elected him as one of the top 60 teachers. He teaches at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Ky. He received his doctorate in sport psychology and physical education in 1988. While an undergrad at the University of North Dakota, Walford was a scholarship athlete playing Division I hockey and Division II golf.

Gerald E. Walford is a licensed specialist in school psychology for the Hays Consolidated Independent School District in Buda, Texas. He and Dr. Walford also wrote The Golf Superbook and Performance Golf.

For more information visit http://www.geraldawalford.com/.

The Golf Whisperer
Dr. Gerald A. Walford and Gerald E. Walford
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-147-1         190 pages          US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Illustrated Family Tale Puts Christ Back Into Christmas- book by Curt Becker

It’s the week before Christmas, and things are definitely not jolly at Santa’s workshop this year. Mrs. Claus finally figures out why: Instead of being excited about the holiday, Santa is sad because people have forgotten about the Christ in Christmas. Working together, Santa, the elves and Mrs. Claus come up with a way to show children about what’s really important about the season.

The Sad Santa, written by Dog Ear Publishing author Curt Becker and filled with beautiful illustrations by Michelle Fariss, reminds us of the real reason for Christmas. Santa was inspired to give presents to children just as the wise men brought presents to Jesus when he was a baby. Indeed, “Jesus was a gift himself, sent straight from God.” It also showcases the meaning of traditional Christmas decorations – such as the star on Christmas trees that is like the star telling of Jesus’ birth. Families will enjoy reading this tale together – and making cookies from the recipe that’s included.

Curt Becker founded Santas for Christ, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to sharing the message of God’s love all year long. His wife, Kerry, is a co-founder and dedicated partner. Becker, who is music director for his church, is retired from the U.S. Air Force and works as a DoD systems engineer.

Michelle Farris, a freelance illustrator, is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. She sings in the choir of the church where her father is pastor and Becker is music director.

For more information, visit www.TheSadSanta.com.

The Sad Santa
Curt Becker
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-161-7        36 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Rock n’ Roll Historian Leads Tour of New York City’s Musical Landmarks- book by Bobby Pinn

Whether you’re a rock n’ roll enthusiast or casual music fan, you’ll enjoy touring more than 200 of New York City’s musical landmarks, led ably along by rock n’ roll historian and Dog Ear Publishing author Bobby Pinn. Rock Junket New York City provides an insider’s look at musical sites – discovered and undiscovered – throughout the Big Apple. Explore where legend Jim Morrison partied with Andy Warhol’s crowd, where the Beatles stayed when they first arrived in New York City, where Debbie Harry spent time as a waitress and the site where Jimi Hendrix was discovered.

Landmarks are organized by neighborhoods, such as the East Village where Pinn started his first walking tours in 2001. Scattered with information about legendary music landmarks such as Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s to Jean-Michel Basquiat art studio and sites related to beat writers like Allen Ginsberg and political activists, such as Lenny Bruce. Rock Junket New York City offers a feast for the eyes as well, with exclusive photos on nearly every page.

The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Washington Post have covered Pinn’s walking tours, and Pinn has been featured on television programs and documentaries around the world. Experience the energy that feeds New York City’s rich musical heritage or give this must-have book to the music fan in your life.

For further information and interviews contact: Bobby Pinn at 646-515-7874, via email at straycat@nyc.rr.com or through the website at http://www.rockjunket.com/.

Rock Junket New York City
Bobby Pinn
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-222-5         144 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Journey from Japan to North America Through a Collection of Essays and Stories- book by Namiko Golden

This collection of essays and stories, organized in chronological order, brings to life the experiences of Dog Ear Publishing author Namiko Golden, who was born in Japan just as the country was plunging into World War II. Golden, who grew up in northern Japan, spent a year in high school and two years in graduate school studying in the United States, immersing her in the English language and North American culture. She immigrated to Canada when she married at age 25, living there for more than 30 years. She now lives in Ohio.

The essays in A Crystal Seal cover the events in the author’s life from 1940 to 2008. The intriguing titles range from “Seasons of My Childhood” and “I Chased a Rainbow” to “Sweet Nostalgia” and “Naming My Children.” Various important people in the author’s life are introduced in these essays such as, her junior high school teacher, American mother, friends and family. Photographs are included.

One of the most poignant tales in A Crystal Seal is the essay from which the book takes its title. The Japanese use seals instead of signatures when filling out formal documents. Each family, therefore, has a seal bearing the family name, and some seals are registered to prove they are authentic. When Golden was born, her parents had a crystal seal made bearing her first name, Namiko, to celebrate her birth. This “seal of approval” for the author’s existence became her most prized and unique possession.

For more information, visit acrystalseal.com.

A Crystal Seal
Namiko Golden
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-005-4         316 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Internet Dating Guide Encourages Caution- book by Mark Anthony Hall

Have you ever looked for love and wondered if you would ever find it, or do you want to play a dirty game? In Human Solitaire – The Dirty, Dangerous & Deadly Game of Internet Dating, Dog Ear Publishing author Mark Anthony Hall pairs the search for love with elements of a card game and comes up aces. His guide to romance brings together those looking for friends, travel companions, soul mates and hookups.

In Human Solitaire – The Dirty, Dangerous & Deadly Game of Internet Dating, the cards represent people’s lives and what they share on the Internet, whether it’s fact or fiction. Suits represent the “dominant psyches and sometimes common traits of players we meet” while trolling on the Internet for love. Hall makes his case for caution in the “dirty, dangerous and deadly game of Internet dating.” Find out what romance is in your cards with this guide for adults only.

Hall, an internationally known author and publisher of more than 44 collections of romantic poetry and prose, by grew up in Chicago and was strongly influenced by the Christian values of his parents. He created the Entrepreneurship Education through Poetry and Children Reading Children programs, as well as earning the Pinnacle Award from the Gillette Company and Being Single Magazine for his contributions to community service.

Contact information for Mark Anthony Hall: http://www.humansolitaire.com/ or http://www.markanthonyromance.com/

Human Solitaire
Mark Anthony Hall
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-169844-234-8                86 pages                 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

A Tale of Friendship and Folly among the Young and Beautiful People of Northern California- book by Trenise Ferreira

In Seven-Oh!-Seven, Livin’ the Dream, written by Trenise Ferreira and published by Dog Ear Publishing, you meet Neece Fierro and her friends, teens who live in the 707 area code of Northern California, or NorCal as they call it. These are the beautiful people everyone wants to be like, with their hip clothes, good looks, and big beach houses along the California coast. Neece is best friends with Lexxie, a bi-racial beauty who is easily the prettiest girl in school, and Charleigh, a fiery socialite who attracts boys not because she likes to, but because she can. Together the three girls spend their time shopping, texting each other and hanging out with good looking guys. So what happens when a high school Cassanova runs his game on the wrong girls, mainly Neece’s two best friends? Let’s just say this quiet town is about to get a whole lot louder!

In Seven-Oh!-Seven, Livin’ the Dream, Neece Fierro takes you on a journey of her high school experience where there are more good times than bad and where appearances are vital. As she says in the book, “We are the girls YOU want to be (but don’t have the guts or cash to be.) We are the girls you love to hate and we sure as hell know it.” But this tale is not only about having fun, there are lessons to be learned along the way that may help you make better decisions in your own life. Come and join Neece and her friends, three teens whose lives are anything but boring!

This is the first novel in the Seven-Oh!-Seven series by author Trenise Ferreira.

For more information visit sevenohseven.net.

Seven-Oh!-Seven, Livin’ the Dream
Trenise Ferreira
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-160-0 176 pages US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self publishing process. Self publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self publishing that actually makes sense!