Monthly Archives: October 2010

New Thriller Brings Mobster Era Back to Life on Streets of San Francisco – Book By Ronald James

Detective Sammy Shovel has had a chip on his shoulder for the last five years—ever since bullets meant for him instead killed his senior partner, Harry. He’s lowered his standards and will do anything to make money, including repossessions. Money has a habit of evaporating quickly around him. Now that Christmas is almost here, he’s contemplating another adventure in his real-life game of cops and robbers. Two hit men provide the perfect opportunity.

An Adventurous Night, published by Dog Ear Publishing, puts the spotlight on Sammy, a born loner. His parents died five years ago, he has no siblings and his shyness around women hampers his romantic life. The holidays bring back memories of a happier time, which pushes him even closer to the tempting escape of suicide. He’s drinking at one of Harry’s former haunts when he sees the hit men come in. He follows them and becomes involved in their bungled hit and a tangled investigation into an Asian gang’s efforts to bring its drug trade to San Francisco. Sammy comes alive as he works on the case, learning that not all is what it seems.

Author Ronald James grew up during the Great Depression and inherited his love of movies from his parents. His favorites were musicals and films featuring cops and robbers. He attended the University of California in Berkeley and became an architect. This novelette began as a story first written in 1989.

 

For more information, visit www.ronaldjamesbooks.com

 

 

An Adventurous Night

Ronald James

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-750-3          92 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 Memoir Explores One Man’s Adventures in War, Law Enforcement – Book by SA John J. DePasquale CW3 (Ret)

A fatherless young boy’s true education on the streets of South Brooklyn in the 1950s and ’60s brings a surprising result: a successful career as a federal special agent with the Department of Defense. The author’s early life makes him an unlikely candidate for a job in law enforcement, as stealing a car, running numbers and getting kicked out of Catholic school were just a few of his dubious accomplishments. But this high school dropout’s street experience also gave him the ability to read people and anticipate what they might do. His determination helps him complete a degree in police administration and a bachelor’s degree in business, a requirement for the Criminal Investigation Division, as well as completing hundreds of hours of specialty training. His military career – starting as a mechanic, then becoming a military police officer – also builds his character.

The True Adventures of a Vagabond, published by Dog Ear Publishing provides an insider’s view of the highest levels of government and intelligence information. SA DePasquale, who became one of the highest decorated special agents within his field, worked on hundreds of criminal investigations that went on to be prosecuted in court. He participated in major drug arrests and investigations involving the U.S. government, including the South American drug trade and the capture of Manuel Noriega. The books offers a fascinating look at the work involved in narcotics cases in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as the temptations agents face. It also delves into the world of criminal investigation. And the author continues his adventures even after retirement, sailing on his 46-foot Marina Ketch from Washington to Mexico then to Florida.

 

 

For more information, visit www.trueadventuresofavagabond.com

 

 

The True Adventures of a Vagabond

SA John DePasquale CW3 (Ret.)

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-141-9                    176 pages          $14.95 US

 

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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.

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New Release Chronicles Author’s Adventures in Australia – Book by Peter Fraser

Imagine meeting Aborigines who were still living their Stone Age ways, eking out an existence hunting lizards, grubs, birds, snakes and rabbits.  On this hitch-hiking and camping adventure, Peter Fraser takes readers through Australia and beyond. Explore the “dead heart” of the continent where little life is seen, contrasted with the surfers who find joy in the waves off the continent’s southeast coast. This serendipitous form of travel included a chance meeting with a member of an expedition to the Bindibu, a “lost tribe” believed to be the last known desert nomads, surviving a Paleolithic lifestyle. These hunter-gatherers had no crops or domestic animals. They lived constantly on the move so they did not exhaust local food or water.

More Curious Than Cautious Book II, published by Dog Ear Publishing, continues the story told in More Curious Than Cautious: A Survivor’s Adventure Through Paradise, 1955-1957, when the author decides to continue traveling on land instead of flying home. In this new work, Fraser first visits Sydney and Melbourne, then heads to Alice Springs and the outback, where he has the adventure of a lifetime. Readers will be drawn by his description of surviving this naively conceived and inadequately equipped prodigious undertaking to the middle of the desert. Before heading home, he explores Darwin, Townsville, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Cape York, Canberra, Torquay and Tasmania. He also visits Jakarta, Indonesia; Ceylon (Sri Lanka); India from Madurai to Bombay; Karachi, Pakistan; and the Middle East. This book, filled with stunning photographs, covers a nine-month visit to Australia, and three months in south Asia and the Near East.

Author Peter Fraser, born and raised on Long Island, New York, has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in education from Hofstra College. He has taken solo trips around Europe and hitch-hiked the Pan American Highway from Venezuela along the west coast of South America to Bolivia and back.



For more information, visit www.peterfraserbooks.com

 

 

More Curious Than Cautious Book II:
Trekking Around Australia and Beyond, 1957-1958

Peter Fraser

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-594-3          260 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 – Beyond My Horizon: An Educational Odyssey & Combat Memoir – Book by Claude Regis Vargo

Two tours as a combat tank commander in the Marine Corps in Vietnam provided one set of battles for the author, but deciding to go back to college was almost as formidable. This high school dropout went through “pure hell and total mental warfare” after deciding to attend an Ivy League college and trying to justify doing so when he was nearly 50 years old. A job in a Hilton hotel in Houston when he was 13 inspired him to attend one of the best hotel college in the country – Cornell University – but fear of failing stymied him for years. When he finally took the plunge, that time in college was some of the best years of his life.

Beyond My Horizon, published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of the author’s military service, where he earned medals but was left with physical and emotional baggage. He married his high school sweetheart and attended junior college to start on the path to Cornell, but prevailing attitudes toward Vietnam vets and failing grades led to him drop out. He and his wife put their four children through college, and the author began to think again about his own educational goals. His struggle to prevail eventually brings success as this man who once hated school graduates summa cum laude.

The book aims to inspire military veterans, as well as other nontraditional students and those trying for a degree later in life. Its universal message encourages anyone who had an unfulfilled goal to take action and get started on the path toward completion, no matter what that dream is. The author’s detailed and sentimental description of his job at the glamorous Shamrock Hotel and jaw-dropping stories of his time in Vietnam add an authentic note to what eventually leads him to follow his dream and suceed.

 

For more information, visit www.DamnDegree.com

 

 

Beyond My Horizon:
An Educational Odyssey & Combat Memoir

Claude Regis Vargo

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-565-3          260 pages         $16.95 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 Provides Guidance to Those Building Up Their Faith – Book by Dr. Rock D. Moore

Building up a spiritual life is just as much work as building a house and requires an equally strong foundation to provide support. This book is the first volume in a series on the topic of the Lord constructing the perfect house – finishing humans the way He intended them to be. “True spiritual understanding will always manifest itself through application that honors Christ and gives glory to God,” the author writes. Those seeking faith must not only examine their own hearts but also look for hidden obstacles, removing those things that should not be incorporated into the foundation that forms a spiritual life. Focus questions at the beginning of each chapter lead readers in exploring the important aspects of each section in the book.

Through Construction, Obstruction or Destruction, published by Dog Ear Publishing, the author aims to guide readers to form a foundation according God’s building plans, not ours, submitting completely to His will and acknowledging that God is the master builder. Disobedience and rebellion delay maturing in Christ and can influence others and their relationship with God negatively. Although walking in faith is not always easy, those who co-labor with Christ to identify and eliminate barriers will find their path eased. As the author writes, even when we fall, “we can still experience a sense of joy and peace deep within us because the Spirit resides within us and reassures us that God is always willing to forgive a truly repentant heart.”

Author Dr. Rock Moore has a doctorate in human services/counseling and has ministered and held leadership roles for more than 25 years. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married 10 years and have a daughter, Faith. He is pastor of a new church plant in Southern California. To learn more about his work, visit http://www.hishouseinthecanyons.com.

 

For more information, visit www.hishouseinthecanyons.com

 

 

Construction Obstruction or Destruction:
Unless the Lord Build the House We
Labor in Vain, Volume 1

Rock D. Moore

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-776-3          152 pages            $8.99 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!

 

New Release Shares Trials and Tribulations That Forged Character of Renowned DJ. – Book by Rochell D. “Ro Deezy” Hart

In the mid-1980’s, the nation was shocked when a child was beaten to death in rural Oregon while under the care of the cult-like group, the Ecclesia Athletic Association.   Eldridge Broussard, the father of the murdered child as well as the leader of the EAA, appeared on national television to defend the group’s teachings and excoriate the media for its purported role in the child’s death.  Since Broussard’s death, the EAA has quietly disbanded, and no one has ever come forward to provide a picture of the day-to-day life of the organization while it was at its peak.  David (DJ O.G. One) Jackson grew to maturity in the confines of the communal living space of the EAA, and his mother was one of the women convicted of the murder of Dana Broussard.   This is his story — one of religious fanaticism, neglect, and ultimately triumphs over adversity.

After the Ecclesia Athletic Association disbanded, David Jackson found himself responsible for his children, his younger brother, and his young wife, while simultaneously realizing that he had no skills to deal with the real world.  He and his wife struggled to get jobs, pay bills, and assume general adult responsibilities with no guidance.  This is a truly inspirational story—a story of a boy who learns, quickly, to be a man, and who ultimately turns his love of music into a viable, vibrant career.  Eventually, David Jackson became DJ O.G. One, a world-renowned DJ who has earned the respect of fellow musicians while maintaining his integrity.  Today, DJ O.G. is a well respected community activist and the official deejay for the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers – making him one of only two official deejays for the entire NBA.

The Man Behind the Music:  The Life and Times of David William (O.G. One) Jackson, Jr, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a collaborative effort between Jackson himself and Rochell D. (Ro Deezy) Hart. Over the last five years, the two have worked together to bring O.G. One’s story to life.   Rochell D. Hart is an award-nominated author of six books, a community activist, and a spoken-word artist.  She was the recipient of a 2005 award from Rosa Parks, and spoken-word work has been highly solicited by major corporations and universities to local grassroots events.  After earning her B.A. in psychology from Concordia University, Hart continues to live and work in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

For more information, visit www.themanbehindthemusic.com

The Man Behind the Music:
The Life and Times of
David William (O.G. One) Jackson, Jr.

Rochell D. “Ro Deezy” Hart

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-663-6          189 pages          $19.99 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!

New Fiction Release Juxtaposes Playful Poetry With Old-Time Photographs – Book by Deborah Kelley

This collection of poetry is designed to remind adults of their more playful selves, through whimsical wordplay as well as beautiful photographs of children from an earlier, more innocent time.  Each poem evokes the guilelessness of young children at play as the pictures that accompany each poem remind the reader of the fleeting nature of childhood.

The Pinwheel of Dollhouse Poetry, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is “inspired to blow the child-like play in all God’s beautiful people. Just be seated in your child chair of one place of true serenity in mind and closed eyes, to seek laying hold of your favorite child-like play innocence.”  Each poem explores a different aspect of childhood play, from the beauty of a snowy winter day on a sled to the fun a little girl can have playing dress-up by herself with a mirror, all focusing on the love God has for all children.

Deborah Kelley considers herself  “happy being a homemaker and home schooler.”  She writes in the home, everything from fiction to screen plays, and her “invincible desire is to take pure creativity to tickle the heart of man but soothe the mind with tranquility, soaking to soar in peace.”  Kelley has been married to her husband, William, for twenty-six years, and together they have three children—Willie T., Patsy L., and Michael D.

For more information, visit www.imaginationplaysink.com

The Pinwheel of Dollhouse Poetry

Deborah Kelley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-246-1          44 pages          $12.99 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!