Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Release Chronicles Life of Ball Machine Genius – Book by Emily Rhoads Johnson

Discover artist George Rhoads, creator of dramatic audiokinetic sculptures seen in airports, hospitals, shopping malls, and science museums around the world. The ball machines, some two stories high, feature colorful balls that roll, bounce, and swoop down winding tracks, triggering musical sounds along the way. Viewers of all ages are mesmerized by these wondrous inventions whose workings are entirely visible and whose purpose is to do nothing but play.

In Wizard at Work, the artist’s sister recounts her brother’s growing-up years in Evanston, IL, his early passion for drawing and inventing, and his determination to pursue a career as an artist despite his parents’ disapproval. After years of struggle as a painter, Rhoads received unexpected acclaim first as an origami expert, then as a creator of fountains and moving sculptures. Told from her unique and often humorous perspective, the author reveals the artist’s charming quirks and unconventional approach to life. She also includes detailed descriptions of the playful sculptures and how they work.

Author Emily Rhoads Johnson, a writer, editor and teacher, lives in Ithaca, New York.  She is the author of three young adult novels: Spring and the Shadow Man, A House Full of Strangers, and Write Me If You Dare.

 

For more information, visit www.EmilyRhoadsJohnson.net

 

wizards at work: the life and art of george rhoads

Emily Rhoads Johnson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-943-9             62 pages            $21.95 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.

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

 

New Children’s Book Explores India’s Spring Festival, Holi – Book by Amita Shah

Through the eyes of a young boy, children and adults learn about the Indian tradition of Holi, the festival of colors, a popular festival that follows the full moon in March each year. During the celebration, people welcome spring by throwing colored powder or water on each other. The boy can’t wait for spring and the celebration to begin, so he starts using his colored powders even before the festival starts.

It’s Time for Holi! details the rich traditions of Holi, reminding all that a new season leads to brighter days. The story, told with alliteration and rhyme, comes to life with Diane Lucas’ lovingly drawn illustrations. Young children will enjoy cuddling up for a good story and hearing about the colors and flowers spring brings.

Author Amita Roy Shah, who is completing her doctorate in education in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, works as an educational consultant for educational publishing companies. The book was inspired by her research on the experiences of South Asians living in the United States. She worked as a teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District and as a curriculum designer developing educational material for children in pre-K through fifth grade.

 

For more information, visit www.timeforholi.com

 

 

it’s time for holi!

Amita Shah

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-943-9             22 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.

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

New Medical Thriller pits Ex-Navy SEAL against ambition and greed in pharmaceutical research – Book by Ron McManus

Unaware of the tangled web that will soon entrap them, independent healthcare investigator and former Navy SEAL Jake Palmer and clinical research auditor Fiona Collins team up following the deaths of a physician researcher and his nurse in a suspicious automobile crash in southwest England. Jake and Fiona find themselves immersed in a series of events swirling around the development of a drug that raises libido in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. If the drug is effective and safe, it will be worth billions to the company and millions to the top executives who run it.

Libido’s Twist, published by Dog Ear Publishing, follows Jake and Fiona’s deepening investigation that puts both their lives in danger. When Collins is abducted from her home, Jake must rise to the challenge to rescue her and bring those responsible to justice, regardless of what it takes. At stake are the lives of thousands of patients and the fulfillment of his life’s deepest wish. The thriller’s chilling realism is enhanced by the author’s insider information from years of investigating what can go wrong in the complex, lucrative world of pharmaceutical research.

Ron McManus, a former U.S. Navy lieutenant, spent more than 25 years in pharmaceutical research and development and became vice president of global research and development quality and regulatory compliance, heading an international group responsible for auditing the company’s animal and human research. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, McManus was director of program integrity at the North Carolina Medical Peer Review Foundation, establishing the state’s first Medicaid fraud and abuse investigation unit.

 

For more information, visit www.ronmcmanus.net

 

 

Libido’s Twist

Ron McManus

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-867-8                312 pages               $15.95 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.

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

 

New Fiction Release Provides Thrills, Action As One Man Seeks Justice – Book by John J. Morabito

Frisco Lord is an average man.  He works hard as a foreman at a nuclear power plant, he is happily married with children, and he is well respected in his community. After Frisco is forced to suspend his longtime friend and colleague, Phil “The Flamingo” Luciano, for his habitual lateness, Phil’s found dead of an apparent suicide. Frisco finds himself investigating the suspicious circumstances that surround his old friend’s death.  As he starts to put together the pieces of this puzzle, Frisco is called to jury duty.

As the foreman of the jury, Frisco listens as a story of theft and deception unfold.  When he questions the methods of the Judge, he’s removed as the foreman and forced to seek justice for his old friend himself. He continues to question the pieces of evidence that swirl around him:  Why was Phil repairing an ambulance?  What is the meaning of the $10 chip from the Ridotto Club?  Is the shady Eddie “El” Dorado involved in the murder and robbery? Is the Judge actually eager to find justice, or is he simply trying to cover up important (and possibly incriminating) information?  Will Frisco make it out of this with his life and his reputation intact?

The Foreman, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a riveting tale of crime and punishment, with a true-to-life hero in Frisco Lord.  The story will keep the reader turning the pages, and the reader will want more long after the tale is told.  The Foreman has memorable characters, good guys and bad, and is a highly readable and enjoyable story.  This is John J. Morabito’s fifth book.

 

Check out www.johnjmorabito.com

The Foreman

John J. Morabito

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-111-1             144  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 Fantasy Thriller Tells Story of a Brother’s Desperate Attempt to Save His Sister – Book by E. C. England

Seventeen-year-old Arscenic must fight and steal simply to survive. But hardship is nothing new to him, who has grown up in Shiloh, a former capital turned war zone, now infested with thieves, drug lords and gangsters.  He takes care of his mother and sister, Ericka, because their father never returned from the war.  When Ericka becomes gravely ill and needs expensive medicine, Arscenic must take on a dangerous job that threatens his life and his sister’s survival.

Thieving Bad Luck, published by Dog Ear Publishing, follows the adventures of Arscenic and those he meet along the way: a princess who is forced to become a sorceress to protect her kingdom; a corrupt sage with a strong hunger for demonic power; and a young street dealer who desperately tries to escape his past. A plot to kidnap the princess, a fight over control of the throne, murder and betrayal intersect with Arscenic’s burning wish to save his sister.  Can he complete the job and get his sister the medicine she desperately needs, or will his thieving bad luck get the best of him?

Author E.C. England lives in Texas, where she is attending college, majoring in Art History. She is an avid anime reader, likes fencing, and piloting. She wrote this story during high school, and hopes to publish a second volume within the next year.

 

For further information, visit the author’s website at www.thievingbadluck.com or contact via email at thievingbadluck@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

Thieving Bad Luck

E.C. England

Author’s website:  www.thievingbadluck.com

email: thievingbadluck@yahoo.com

Dog Ear Publishing

Publisher’s website: www.dogearpublishing.net

ISBN: 978-160844-683-4            228 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.

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

 

New Fiction Release Fast-Paced Crime Drama, with Romance, Supernatural Overtones – Book by Carson Leigh

Sergeant Gus Wolf, a veteran member of the Houston PD, finds himself hospitalized after a run-in with a burglar; as he recovers, the long-divorced Wolf kindles a romance with an attractive co-worker, Angela Guiterrez.  Their relationship blossoms, and on a weekend getaway to Wolf’s former hometown, Milwaukee, he finds himself asking questions about a string of child abductions that eerily resemble activity in Houston.  Wolf tries to push it from his mind, but he’s continually revisited by the notion that the two cities could be victimized by the same sick individual.  But how to make the connection?

Enter Cathy Lewis, an attractive (and single) detective in Milwaukee.  Working with her, Wolf learns that there’s more to the crime than there appears.  An international child-pornography ring is operating online, and the police are working with the FBI to bring it to justice.  Wolf is drawn to Detective Lewis, but is the attraction purely professional?  Can he solve the crime with Lewis’s help and maintain his burgeoning relationship with Angela?  Will his instincts prove correct, and can he stop the criminal before he hurts another child?  Can the FBI end the child pornography ring?

Movement, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a rip-roaring ride, with lively characters and edge-of-the-seat suspense combined with salty good humor.  Sergeant Gus Wolf is a memorable hero, and the readers will find themselves rooting for him throughout the story.  Author Carson Leigh is a retired police sergeant who spent his 25 years of police service in Houston, Texas.  He was the first recipient of the Houston Police Department’s “Award of Excellence”, and received over 60 commendations for public service.  His vast police experience lends a truly authentic flavor to this, his first novel.

 

For more information, visit www.AuthorCarsonLeigh.com

 

Movement

Carson Leigh

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-023-7            366  pages            $24.95 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 www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

 

New Release Pits Young Students Against Mysterious English Teacher – Marti Chrisp

Art sometimes imitates life, and this book is no exception. A quirky middle school language arts teacher and the mysterious incidents that surround her sit at the heart of this mystery set in a small town in Texas. This teacher and a transfer student bring change to what had promised to be another dull year for 12-year-old Carl Stone and his close friends. At first it’s just Carl who notices something strange about Sylvia Spencer, the new teacher, but soon the peculiarities involve everyone in the circle of friends.

In Circle of Secrets, published by Dog Ear Publishing, the students find themselves in one situation after another, whether it’s wearing vampire fangs, experiencing miraculous healing, traipsing down a dark, spooky street to spy on Ms. Spencer or an accident that puts one of them in the hospital. After a few encounters with their mysterious teacher, the friends and their families start to change. The mystery deepens when Ms. Spencer seems to predict events and amazing transformations take place. It takes time for discoveries to come full circle in this tale of mystery and suspense.

Author Marti Chrisp shared her love of books with students – working as a language and reading teacher  — for 26 years. She wrote this mystery a year before retiring, and read it to her students. She loosely based the characters and personalities on many of her former students. She and her husband live in Longview, Texas.

 

For more information, visit www.dragonfliesanddaydreams.com

 

 

Circle of Secrets

Marti Chrisp

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-097-8            316 pages            $15.95 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.

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