Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Release Sheds Light on Secret Soldiers of Korean War- book by Hwang Ha-yong

Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers died in Korea to stop the spread of Communism and the aggression of North Korea. But those were not the only victims of the war. Now that more than 50 years have passed since the start of that war – June 25, 1950 – it’s safe to disclose the secrets of the intelligence war against the Communists of North Korea as told through the eyes of one man. When the war began, refugees from North Korea left their families to help the South Korean army and the United Nations expel Communism from the Korean peninsula. These hidden heroes infiltrated enemy lines, but many disappeared into unknown fields, mountains and rivers.

My Father’s War by Dog Ear Publishing author Hwang Ha-yong reveals, at last, the true story of these unnamed, forgotten members of the Korean guerrilla force. Chapters in the book include such intriguing titles as Liberation and the Korean War, The Germ War Scare, Life in Wartime and Goodbye My Comrades Forever. The book’s unforgettable words are backed up with black and white maps and photos of war, the author’s family and colleague, as well as an extensive bibliography and Web sites for those who want to explore the topic further.

The author, who became a writer and music composer after the war, died two days after finishing the third draft of his book. His son, Hwang Sung, who served as his editor, conducted extensive research, visiting the places his father had been and interviewing his father’s former comrades to make sure his father’s accounts told the true story of this moment in history.

For more information, visit MyfathersWar.com.

My Father’s War
Hwang Ha-yong
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-093-1        516 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!

Italian Restaurateur Shows You How to Make Delicious and Authentic Italian Food in 30 Minutes or Less- book by Renee Pepino

Do you love the way good food looks and tastes but feel you don’t have the expertise or time to make it? In this wonderful new cookbook, Italian born restaurateur Renee Pepino debunks the myth that producing wonderful meals requires loads of experience and preparation. Renee, who grew up eating Italian country cooking, or la cucina sapoarita, presents a delicious collection of traditional Italian recipes adapted for today’s fast-paced living. Everything in the Dog Ear Publishing published More than Pasta, from Cozze al Vino Bianco (mussels cooked in white wine sauce) to Scaloppine di Vitello Piccata (Veal Scaloppine with Lemon and Capers) can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!

Renee presents you with simple, step-by-step recipes that will fill your dining table with the warmth and love of age-old traditional cooking. She has been cooking dishes just like these for more than 30 years in her award-winning family restaurants, where through the years, statesmen, sports celebrities, and Hollywood stars became regulars and friends.

Renee’s husband Rocco, an accomplished artist, has filled the book with paintings and drawings depicting scenes of Italy and Italian culture. This book will take you on a journey through delicious cookery, beautiful art illustrations, and some fond memories of family living, Italian style. More than Pasta is more than a cookbook, it’s an experience!

For more information, visit reneepepino.com.

More than Pasta
Renee Pepino
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-287-4         200 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!

Cross Borders and Experience Adventures in Traveling Firsthand with this book of Short Stories- book by Bill Stamos

In this new release of Dog Ear Publishing published short stories, author Bill Stamos takes us on a journey across countries and cultures that begins in 1969 and continues through to the new millennium. Whether travelling through the Middle East as a young man in the 1970’s, mutinying on a sailboat adrift in the Gulf of Alaska, traveling through Mexico to see a solar eclipse with a pal, or falling in love with a lingerie model in an airport in Ecuador, Stamos captures both the humor and the humanity of a sojourner far from home. Stamos has organized these 17 mostly autobiographical adventures into the categories of “Cultural Crossings,” “Spiritual Crossings,” “Political Crossings,” “Extended Crossings” and finally, “Crossings of the Absurd.”  These stories, most of which take place against an international backdrop, are all about what imbues any transition or border crossing, whether physical, or metaphorical. Choosing the promise of repeated escape, these are the stories of an improbable ‘Everyman’ lurching up against the imprints of past mistakes, and the unwary limitations of enforced boundaries

Bill Stamos has a spent a lifetime traveling the globe and now lives mostly in California where he is a community college counselor. Border Crossings’ Tales of Transit and Transgression within the Global Village is his first book.

For more information, visit www.borderxing.com.

Border Crossings’ Tales of Transit and Transgression within the Global Village

Bill Stamos
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-060-3        240 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!

New Release Brings Undiscovered Details of Kennedy’s Assassination to Light- book by Orlando Martin

A former military officer disputes the findings of the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald took three shots at the president from the southeast window of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository using a World War II-vintage 6.5 mm Italian bolt-action rifle. Among the author’s claims: evidence shows there were three shooters in Dallas; five shots were taken at the president, with the second and third gunmen taking two shots each; different caliber rifles were used for the first, third and fifth shot; and Oswald did not shoot the president. He also sheds light on inconsistencies he discovered in Abraham Zapruder’s film of the event, analyzing it frame by frame.

In his forward to JFK. Analysis of a Shooting, the author writes, “The worst any society can feasibly do, from a moral perspective, is to condemn the innocent or allow the guilty to go free. In President Kennedy’s assassination the ballistics evidence tends to indicate that both scenarios actually happened.” Martin, who was 6 years old when Kennedy was shot, spent three years researching this Dog Ear Publishing published book, drawing on his many years of military weaponry experience. He includes chapters on JFK’s history, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Zapruder film and a chapter on each of the five bullets his analysis concludes were fired at the president. Anyone who has questioned the government’s version of Kennedy’s assassination should read this detailed, compelling work.

The author joined the Navy in 1976, retiring from continuous service from active duty in 1996. During his service, he qualified as a rifle expert, earning the expert medal. As a member of the Security Alert Force Unit onboard the USS Ramsey, Martin was trained in assault tactics and served as one of the fire team leaders. He is a devoted firearms enthusiast and collector.

For more information, visit www.jfkanalysis.com.

JFK. Analysis of a Shooting
Orlando Martin
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-315-4        208 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!

Answer to a Prayer Brings Titanic’s Final Moments to Life- book by Scott Munson

Kathleen Dolan O’Hara has no idea what her heartfelt prayer will bring. The 97 year old, one of the last living survivors of the ill-fated Titanic, is dying and seeks confirmation that her father, Patrick, heroically fought their way from the lower decks to get her safely into a lifeboat

Her prayer is heard by radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi and electrical genius Nikola Tesla who are monitoring Heaven’s airwaves. They pass it on to their superiors and Saint Elmo, the patron saint of sailors, agrees to a heavenly intervention. Two angels are sent to Kathleen allowing her to witness the events as they unfolded that terrible night.

A Gift From Saint Elmo, the first novel by Dog Ear Publishing author Scott Munson tells the story not only of a determined young father saving his infant daughter’s life but also of two apprentice angels hoping to fulfill their mission. There’s only one catch: Any attempt by the angels to alter history will instantly end the miraculous gift Kathleen has received in her final hours.

From the moment Patrick feels the Titanic shudder, to the book’s poignant conclusion, readers will be swept along by the story. The author uses twists and turns to keep up the suspense, cleverly interweaving the emotions of the observers and the events on the Titanic. Ironically, Patrick’s last moments on the doomed ship are of joy and not fear. It’s a story so tender and moving it touches the angels in Heaven.

For more information, visit giftfromstelmo.com.

A Gift from Saint Elmo
Scott Munson
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-303-1        148 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!

Magic Potion Leads to Massive Mudpie in New Children’s Book- book by Teri Bergens

Explore the world of dirt and trucks in this whimsical tale of mud and magic gone awry. When Mitchell’s alarm goes off, he knows there’s some mud where it doesn’t belong, and he’s just the boy to clean it up. He grabs his mud-working shoes, workbelt and trucks and sets off. But this mud is rock-hard and won’t budge. Luckily, he’s got a blue magic potion to soften the mud. After a whiff of blue smoke, the potion starts to work – unfortunately, it works a little too well. Before long, it starts raining mud, filling the yard with a gloppy, gooey mess that’s bigger than ever.

Mud Trouble, by writer and illustrator Teri Bergens, keeps children entertained as Mitchell comes up with the solution to his problem. Even when he’s finished the job and enjoying a well-deserved bath, it’s not the last we’ve seen of his blue magic potion. This story, published by Dog Ear Publishing, will provide laughs until the last page.

Bergens’ cartoon-like images delight the eye, and her bold, vivid colors bring the amusing story to life. The rhyming text she uses is easy for adults to read to their children and grandchildren and will help young readers follow the story. The book will appeal to boys and girls who love to get dirty and the caregivers who make them clean again.

For more information, visit TeriBergens.com.

Mud Trouble
Teri Bergens
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-302-4        34 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 Cat Leaves a Loving and Comfortable Home and Discovers that Life on the Streets is Far from Easy- book by Troas James Alexander

In this new children’s release, published by Dog Ear Publishing, we meet an orange cat named Stray who is adopted by a loving family. Life in a home is comfortable for Stray but he has one problem: he hates to follow rules! One day, Stray decides to leave his cozy home in search of adventure. He meets a friendly street cat who lives in a boxcar. The cat has no name so Stray calls him Seymour.

Even though he enjoys Seymour’s company, Stray soon realizes that his new life of “freedom” on the streets is no picnic! When the two cats bump into an angry and vicious cat named Patch, Stray decides to stay on and steal fish for Patch but Seymour doesn’t like stealing and goes on his way. Stray soon finds out that Patch belongs to a dangerous gang of cats but by the time Stray realizes he’s in over his head, it’s too late to escape! It’s up to Seymour and his newfound monkey friend Nonesuch to rescue Stray from Patch and his gang. Will Stray ever make it back to the safety of his home?

During her 43 years of experience as a teacher in the Chicago Public School system, author Troas James Alexander saw that children needed to be encouraged to make wise choices from a young age. In Stray’s Great Adventure, she sets out to do just that. By reading about Stray’s story, she hopes children will think about their own well being. Alexander includes a glossary of more complex words from the story at the end of the book. The illustrations by Leonard Mitchell Jr. are colorful and bring out the emotion of the various characters. Stray’s Great Adventure may be about cats and a monkey, but it tells a very human story!

For more information, visit troalex.com.

Stray’s Great Adventure
Troas Alexander
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-200-3         40 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!

Learn How to Protect Your Family and Yourself From Vitamin D Deficiency! – book by Lucinda Messer, N.D. and Sidse Powell

Did you know that vitamin D deficiency is indirectly responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide? According to author and Naturopathic Doctor Lucinda Messer, the lack of sunshine, whether it’s due to higher latitudes, cloudy days, polluted air, or because our skin is soaked in sunscreen or covered in clothing, is a major reason we have epidemic cases of cancer and auto-immune diseases all over the world. Messer says, “Vitamin D is the cheapest, most cost effective health insurance you could ever purchase.”

In her eye-opening book Powerful Medicine: Vitamin D, Shedding Light on a Worldwide Health Crisis, Messer not only explains the catastrophic effects of vitamin D deficiency, but she details the powerful effects that ensue when optimal levels are achieved in the body. For example, activated vitamin D can: halt tumor growth, reduce tumor size, improve heart health, improve insulin production, improve mental health and provide protection from the common cold, viruses and much, much more.

Messer’s Dog Ear Publishing published book is poised to be a crucial wake-up call for people who assume they have sufficient vitamin D blood levels. “In my 15 years of clinical practice, I have rarely seen any patient with a baseline serum level of vitamin D over 30 ng/ml. This means is there is not enough activated vitamin D available in their blood to fight off viruses, microbes, cancer cells and to arm them against auto-immunity, leaving them defenseless to attack and at risk for succumbing to numerous diseases.” Read Powerful Medicine today and learn how become powerfully healthy.

For more information, visit http://www.powerfulmedicine-vitd.com/.

Powerful Medicine: Vitamin, D, Shedding Light on a Worldwide Health Crisis
Lucinda Messer, N.D.
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-327-7         188 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!

What are the Best Ways to Find a Job in Today’s Competitive Climate? The Answers Might Surprise You!- book by C. Bruce Flanagan

In this timely new release, a leading job consultant walks you through the process of finding a new job in today’s competitive climate. You might be surprised to learn that getting hired has very little to do with you! In fact, it’s all about what you can do for the companies to fit their needs. As the title of this new book suggests, It’s Not About You, it’s About Them.

It’s Not About You, it’s About Them, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is an easy to read handbook that will appeal to a wide range of people no matter what their profession. The first few chapters of the book concentrate on job loss and handling the emotional pressure that comes along with being unemployed. You will learn small steps you can take to combat depression and stay positive and focused.

The second half of the book deals with the actual process of searching for a job. This is a time consuming process and if you are doing it correctly, you will be working up to 40 hours a week. Don’t make the mistake of getting bogged down in front of a computer all day! There are a myriad of ways to find employment, and the internet is only one of many tools you should be using. In fact, 80% of the job search process involves networking and making personal contact with people. In this book, you will learn important tips on improving your resume, how to make up business cards, how to handle yourself during and after job interviews and finally, how to keep track of your contacts and leads in the most efficient way possible.

After a career as a nation-leading salesman of custom media, author C. Bruce Flanagan launched a consulting career for job seekers. He is currently the lead consultant at LEJ Unlimited. Flanagan has 11 years of job search experience and he has been president of Business and Professional Exchange (BPE), the leading networking group of Central Indiana.

For more information, visit jobsearchtodayus.com.

It’s Not About You, it’s About Them: Job Search Today
C. Bruce Flanagan
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-337-6         108 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!

Ecological Facts and the Human Spirit Addressed- book by G. Gene Johnson

After having spent 30 years looking at the world through a “wide-angle lens,” naturalist/philosopher G. Gene Johnson, offers the reader a remarkable vision across boundaries; a vision which recognizes earth’s unity, shares earth’s community, celebrates earth’s diversity, honors earth’s circularity, participates in earth’s reciprocity, and respects earth’s numinosity.

By presenting the fundamentals of environmental ethics at their “ground level best,” Romancing the Universe, published by Dog Ear Publishishing, graciously puts the humus back into humanity. Like a shaman at a camp-fire gathering, Johnson “paints the readers into the pictures” as he stories out the fundamental principles of deep ecology. All who enjoy “sunshine on their shoulders” – and relish the smell of the good earth – will find Johnson’s invitation to live and love more widely to be compelling. Johnson argues that earth knowledge is self knowledge, and that when we “go out” into nature we are “returning home.”

“We cannot save what we do not love, and we cannot love what we do not know,” the author writes, “We wounded earth because we failed to love her and she will only be healed as we learn to love her.” It is a central thesis of Romancing the Universe that as we heal our relationship with the natural world, we are in essence, healing ourselves. Johnson’s evocative prose will inspire many to start on the path toward Self Discovery through Earth Reunion

“As our society becomes increasingly drenched in technological gadgetry, Johnson’s urgent plea for intimacy with nature as a vital pathway toward mental and physical restoration is just “what the doctor ordered. Here is a voice “crying for the wilderness” with a salvic message that could benefit millions!”
Gene Stone, Associate Professor of Biology, Walla Walla University

“Gene Johnson, like Solomon of old, crafts for us a love story, sensuous in color, texture, and tone. He stirs the same feelings of kinship and belonging evoked by Henry David Thoreau, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez. If you let it, Romancing the Universe will lure you into your own love affair with the cosmos.”
James L. Hayward, Research Professor of Biology, Andrews University

“As a master chef creatively blends wild mushrooms, herbs, and rice, Johnson magically blends the scientific, ecological facts with the human psyche, spirit, and will.”
Lawrence McCloskey, professor, and chair, LaSierra University

Those who read Romancing the Universe will not only be rewarded with remarkable insights into how the earth works but will also be haunted by its stirring invitation to honor, respect, cherish and romance the earth.

For more information, visit ggenejohnsonbooks.com.

Romancing the Universe: A Celebration of the Wisdom of the Wild
G. Gene Johnson
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-208-9         214 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!