Monthly Archives: May 2010

Discover a world of color with Gisselle – a Bearded Collie with a big imagination.- book by Clara J del Valle and Heidi L. Ames

Colors explode as each page of Gisselle’s Adventures in Color depicts a new adventure illustrated by a full-page photograph. This beautiful picture book combines Clara J del Valle’s superb photographic skills with Heidi L. Ames’ expertise in graphic design and art education. Vibrant, fanciful images showcase Gisselle’s charm and appeal to readers of all ages.

The border design surrounding the verse presents items familiar to children while teaching color recognition: a green traffic light, a red strawberry, a blue butterfly… can you find Gisselle? She is hidden in each border too!

Create your own tales for the photos, search for and identify objects, and learn how to mix colors with Gisselle’s Color Fun activity.

Parents will appreciate the educational and interactive aspects of this Dog Ear Publishing published book as the pages encourage dialogue, game-playing and spark their children’s imaginations. Children will enjoy the magical photos and opportunities for play as they join Gisselle on her travels, which are sure to be an adventure!

For more information, visit GissellesBook.com.

Gisselle’s Adventures in Color
Clara J del Valle
Heidi L. Ames
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-436-6          36 pages          $14.95 US

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Ingram and other 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!

An Ordinary Man and his Wife get Embroiled in a Race with the Church to find the Truth of the Holy Grail that Involves a Mysterious Book and the Modern day Christian Underground in this Exciting New Novel- book by David Waters and Stewart Roy Gessner

David Waters is a normal, middle aged American man who likes hunting, fishing and drinking with his buddies. When his wife Kris decides he needs to start keeping a journal, David agrees and begins to write down events in his ordinary life. Pretty soon however, David’s journal becomes a chronicle of a high spirited adventure that involves a mysterious book and the people who want to possess it.

One day David’s best friend Bill comes tearing down the road in his truck and asks David to keep a small book for him. At first glance, it’s an ordinary leather-bound note book, but actually it contains a puzzle that is desperately sought after by others. Shortly after, Bill’s truck is found off the road and he has slipped into a coma. Soon, David and his wife find themselves at the center of a dangerous race between an ancient Christian sect and the Church, a race where even murder is acceptable. The answer to the puzzle will lead to the oldest known version of the Gospel According to St. Matthew and the secret contained within it, which if revealed, could mean the end of the modern day Church as we know it.

David Waters’ Journal, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is written in the “I” format and is a fascinating tale that will keep you hooked from its opening pages. Anyone who is interested in a true romance between a husband and wife, religion, and philosophy will be intrigued and enjoy reading this novel.

For more information, visit davidwatersjournal.com. Also, please feel free to contact the authors at http://www.srgessner.com/

David Waters’ Journal
David Waters and Stewart Roy Gessner
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-023-8         208 pages         $14.95 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 Urges Women to Create Goals, Focus on Making Family Memories- book by Dorothy Cadet

Women can get so busy they forget to create balance in their daily life as women, wives and moms. This straight-talking book, published by Dog Ear Publishing, shows women how to form goals and make memories, the true keys to a happy life. Author Dorothy Cadet draws on her practical experiences – both positive and negative – to highlight what she’s learned with her years of working with adolescents and teens, as well as her own parenting stories. She aims to help women learn to cherish themselves, encourage each other and learn to prioritize themselves while helping everyone else.

With chapters on pregnancy, playgrounds and adult conversation, daily mental health breaks, and planning for spontaneity, Laundry Can Wait is a refreshing book that will rejuvenate women who want to find balance in their lives. They will learn how to enjoy their family, helping them to be all they can be, while nurturing their own spirits. There is indeed more to life than simply doing laundry.

“Dorothy Cadet writes about the ups and downs of parenting with humor and compassion. Her advice is kind and sound and clearly based on hands-on experience. Reading Laundry Can Wait is like sitting down with a cup of coffee and a good friend – definitely a book for current and would-be parents.” – Novelist Sarah Bryant.

Cadet has devoted nearly 20 years to being teen and youth mentor and ministry leader, working with the parents of thousands of adolescents and young adults. This wife and mother of three children is working on several other books.

For more information, visit dacbooks.com.

Laundry Can Wait
Dorothy Cadet
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-2462-5         208 pages         $13.95 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!

Groundbreaking Interdisciplinary Study Focuses on the Mind-enhancing Potential of Marijuana- book by Sebastián Marincolo

Innumerable users have reported that marijuana helps them conjure deep insights. Intellectuals and creatives such as Irish poet William Butler Yeats, writer Norman Mailer, and the physicist and Nobel Price winner Richard Feynman used and reported about the mind-enhancing potential of marijuana. In his legendary essay “Mr. X”, the astronomer Carl Sagan famously claimed that he owed many invaluable insights in his publications to marijuana.

Is it true that marijuana can lead to insights, or is this a myth, as many skeptics contend?

The unconventional investigation, High. Insights on Marijuana, aims to prove the insights claim and explains in depth the different ways a marijuana high can lead to many other cognitive enhancements, such as the enhancement of episodic memory, pattern recognition, creativity, introspection, and our ability for empathic understanding.

Unlike other books on marijuana, High concentrates on exploring the mind-enhancing effects of marijuana and the phenomenology of a high, rather than providing a survey of the diverse issues surrounding the plant. Marincolo, a doctorate in philosophy with a specialization in the philosophy of mind, introduces his readers to state of the art cognitive and neuroscientific research by authors such as Vilaynur Ramachandran, Oliver Sacks, and Michael Gazzaniga. The integration of interdisciplinary knowledge from a philosophical standpoint takes our understanding of the acute effects of marijuana to a new level.

The author’s own experiences as well as dozens of personal and often touching reports from users worldwide help him to illustrate how marijuana has inspired so many and how it can positively affect a person’s life if used under the right conditions.

High. Insights on Marijuana, published by Dog Ear Publishing, presents a stunning new perspective on a marijuana high and takes his reader on a fascinating trip over the Alice in Wonderland-Route to the understanding of human consciousness. Marincolo’s book can be expected to profoundly change the way in which we think about the extraordinary potential of the cannabis plant. His study has far reaching implications for the personal use of marijuana as well as for its medical potential in psychotherapy; as a consequence, it delivers yet another powerful argument for the end of marijuana prohibition.

For more information, visit http://www.sebastianmarincolo.com/.

High. Insights on Marijuana.
Sebastián Marincolo
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-406-9         248 pages         $17.99US

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

New Novel about Forbidden Love and Learning to Let Go of the Past from a Man’s Point of View- book by Nate Oyos

Jake Barker, a young man approaching middle-age, has just returned from years of traveling around the world climbing mountains and living life on the edge. Now back to his familiar routines, Jake finds himself alone, thinking about the one love he cannot have. When he meets Natalie Sizemore, an attractive Psychology student, Jake finds himself attracted to her but Natalie is more interested in using Jake as a case study for a project. Jake agrees to be Natalie’s guinea pig and as he tells her about his life and past loves, Natalie finds herself drawn to this humorous and gentle man. When Natalie stumbles across Jake’s writing, she discovers a secret love for an anonymous person, only described as she and her. It seems that this love is impossible and will never come to fruition but Jake must learn to let go.

The Letters of the Unrequited, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a novel about forbidden love and letting go of the past, told from a man’s point of view. Together, Nathalie and Jake take a journey that will take Jake back in time to three significant loves that had a profound effect on him. The novel also reflects on religion as Jake tries to find his way back to church, unsure of how he feels about the whole “God thing.” Action, mystery and philosophical debate all intertwine in this eclectic novel about Jake Barker and his life’s journey.

For more information, visit lettersoftheunrequited.com.

The Letters of the Unrequited
Nate Oyos
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-256-0         212 pages         $14.95 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 Puts Humorous Spin on Garden of Eden, God’s Creations- book by Persons Unknown

This book, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a tale about God and his universe. Readers are invited to discover how God developed, nurtured and expanded the universe until he accidentally discovered the existence of life and why evolution forces came to dominate life’s creations. The author’s unorthodox views of God as a being who gets drunk, needs reading glasses and loses track of time may amuse readers or lead them to denounce them as cynical, depending on their political views.

As this imaginative work opens, God reveals how his memory began slipping after he gets a beating from Father Time, affecting his daily work. He needs to get his memory back but doesn’t trust doctors, so he endures a series of failed remedies: taking vitamins, self-help tapes and potions promoted by a group of shyster healers and personal assistants from a temp agency. He finally decides to create his own assistant, who comes up with the reason for God’s lack of memory – he too many responsibilities, is underpaid, underappreciated and is reported not to exist. As God institutes the assistant’s suggestions, such as outsourcing answering prayers, his memory begins to return.

A few billion years later, God and his bar-hopping friends discover the pleasures of sex, with God taking credit for its creation. Eventually organic life all over the universe clamors for it, with the entire press corps naming God as “the most creative genius out there.” His relationship with the press isn’t so rosy for another project – the creation of life, a hobby that takes on a life of its own. God soon must hire a publicist to counter act all the inaccurate Internet stories and incorrect rumors. As the story unfolds, the author puts his humorous spin on everything from God’s appearance as a TV chef to politicians, lawyers, unions and the Garden of Eden.

The author, who wishes to remain anonymous, was born in 1950 and grew up in a small manufacturing community in New York State. He was drafted in the Army and served two years in the Canal Zone before being honorably discharged. He attended Brooklyn College as a history major and spent more than 25 years as a white-collar worker in the construction industry.

For more information, please visit mansvagina.com.

Man’s Vagina
Persons Unknown
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-189-4          180 pages          $12.95 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 Uses Child’s Voice to Tell the True Story of Abuse in Early Childhood- book by Sharon Warne Kidd

Perhaps when other people saw the quiet girl with pigtails, they thought she was merely shy. Her teacher probably didn’t understand why she never raised her hand in class. In fact, the truth about little Sharon would have shocked them. Blood Pies, published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the true story of author Sharon Kidd’s early childhood. Born in the 1940’s, her earliest home was a craftsman-styled duplex that she shared with her parents, grandparents, and, eventually, a sister. The basement of that simple seaside house held the darkest of secrets that make up the chapters of this book. Sharon uses the voice of a young child to describe what she hears, sees and feels, referring to her father and mother simply as HE and SHE. Sharon finds her solace at school and in books, where she can escape the torment that is her home life. When the pain and fear are too much, she finds a cloud and floats away.

For the past 25 years, author Sharon Kidd has worked as an accomplished Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed by the State of California. Her primary work has been with children and adolescents. Her unique and successful implementation of treating children with trauma symptoms drew extraordinary praise and much criticism. At 67 years old, Sharon realized she needed to finally take time off from work to write the story of her early childhood. Here is what others are saying about Blood Pies:

“Bloodpies is the most astonishing story that I have ever read. What you will read will hurt you to your very core. But after the story has been told, you will feel within yourself that same courage that this small child had. This courage enabled her to go on and survive.”

-Lynne S. Ticson, MD, Ass’t. Clinical Professor-Pediatrics USC-Keck School of Medicine

For more information, visit sharonkiddbloodpies.com.

Blood Pies
Sharon Warne Kidd
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-452-6          100 pages          $13.00 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 recounts a young girl’s heart wrenching story of her survival from child abuse, and coping with the aftermath of her mother’s murder.- book by April J. Maley

On the outside April is an ordinary 9-year-old girl from a tiny town – until you look deeper. Then you will see the tragic story that shaped and molded who she was, and who she has become. The cycle of abuse and abandonment created deep wounds in her parents that affected their parenting with their own four children. Breaking the cycles that not only bind us but also have made us who we are today is not an easy process. But it can be done. She will take you along on the journey that began two generations ago.

I Will Not Be Silent, published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story through a 9-year-old’s eyes of physical and mental abuse and a life consumed with fear, anger and denial. She slowly loses her childhood, having to take care of her younger siblings and help run the household when her fathers continual drinking escalates. Her father’s alcoholism spirals out of control and his sanity begins to erode. Her mother finally makes the decision to leave him for good this time. Unfortunately her mother’s final trip to their home brings life-changing consequences to the entire family, and to each of their own children. The images of that day continue to plague April, but she has made it her mission in life to be a voice to the voiceless and break that cycle.

This compelling work puts a human face on the problems of abuse and addiction. It tells how determination and faith can help break the cycle of abuse that continues from generation to generation. A list of toll-free numbers for abuse and addiction hot lines provide a tangible resource for others struggling with these issues. Reach out for help. Although it has not been easy, April’s ability to face the past shows how she has “come through hell to get to the place of peace with God” where she stands today.

For more information, visit iwillnotbesilentbook.com.

I Will Not Be Silent
April J. Maley
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-433-5          176 pages          $13.95 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 Guides Innkeepers to Fill Their Rooms and Their Pockets- book by Fred S. Thompson

This business guide, written by an innkeeper for other innkeepers, confronts head-on the serious problems of running an inn and provides solutions to them. But this is not a run-of-the-mill book about innkeeping. Instead, the author offers precise, detailed suggestions on what to do, as well as what not to do. The easy-to-understand lists and outlines save time and offer valuable ideas to busy innkeepers.

Inkeepers’ Key to Success, published by Dog Ear Publishing, aims to teach innkeepers all the ropes of the business, including how to eliminate no-shows and double bookings, set up a housekeeping system, induce guests to stay an extra night, respond in less than a minute to maintenance requests and set up a high-speed breakfast bar. The book also provides an overview of changes that have occurred in accommodations over the last 75 years, such as the length of stays, smoking policies and expectations in service.

Whether innkeepers want to know how many guests should stay in a room to budgeting their business, managing the front desk, keeping rooms and bathrooms stocked and clean to first impressions, this book has it all. Safety concerns, recruiting and keeping staff, security, taxes and insurance all receive detailed attention from the author, who purchased an inn on the Jersey shore when he retired. He and his wife, Jeanne, have operated the inn for 29 years.

For further information contact: Ray Robinson at 317-228-3656, via email at RayR@DogEarPublishing.net, or through the website at: http://www.dogearpublishing.net/.

Innkeepers’ Key to Success
Fred S. Thompson
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-251-5          292 pages          $19.95 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 Novel Explores a Young Nobleman’s Journey as a member of the Knights Templar- book by WR Chagnon

In A Templar’s Journey: The Squire from Champagne, publised by Dog Ear Publishing, Lord Roland of Champagne is a young nobleman enamored of the lifestyle of the medieval warrior—particularly his uncle, Richard the Lionheart. Roland spends his days fighting at his uncle’s side, and his nights in the arms of any available maiden. However, his charmed life comes to an abrupt end when he is disowned and cast out from his family due to his dishonorable conduct. He is pressed into service as a squire with the Knights Templar. The life of a Templar is a drastic change for young Roland; every movement from morning to night is dictated by the many rules of the rigid order.

However, Roland still manages to get into mischief (joined by his new friend and fellow squire, the savvy Parisian Aaron) and even finds himself in love with the beautiful Lady Maria. As Roland embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, he is joined by a colorful cast of characters and finds himself embroiled in interesting situations in beautiful locales.

WR Chagnon teamed up with his sister, Judith, to tell this fascinating story about an amazing period in history. Chagnon’s 35-year military career gives him a unique perspective into the life of a warrior, and his lifelong love of medieval history is apparent in the depth of the research. His sister’s journalistic background proved invaluable in this labor of love.

For more information, visit Atemplarsjourney.com.

A Templar’s Journey: The Squire From Champagne
WR Chagnon
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-434-2          300 pages          $15.99 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!