Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Fiction Release Imaginatively Augments Chance Meeting of Former First Lady and Star of the Stage – Book by Rev. Jack R. Bonham

On October 23, 1880, the infamous widow of Abraham Lincoln was rescued from death at sea by one of the best known ladies of the stage; it is a fact that Sarah Bernhardt saved Mary Todd Lincoln’s life that fateful autumn day, but author Rev. Jack R. Bonham takes their meeting one step farther and wonders, what would happen if these two women spent an afternoon together?  Through Bonham’s imaginings, Sarah Bernhardt helped the long-grieving Mary Lincoln put aside her sadness for a brief window of time and address the tragic events of that long-ago April.

Interspersed through the story of the two women is the tale of the preparations that Lincoln’s assassin made prior to the deed that would cause the young actor’s name to live on forever.  John Wilkes Booth  killed a sitting president out of a misguided sense of justice, and his actions changed the course of American history.  The author creates an interesting juxtaposition between  the events leading up to the assassination as well as the imagined time that Mary Lincoln, a much-maligned and misunderstood woman, spent with the inimitable Sarah Bernhardt, one of the greatest actresses of her time.

Acoustic Shadows: Mary Todd Lincoln’s Last Dance, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a fascinating portrait of one of the most interesting First Ladies in American history.   This sympathetic portrayal of a sad and tragic woman will keep the reader turning pages to the very end, and leave the reader wishing to learn more about both the women as well as the man who took it upon himself to end the President’s life.  Author Reverend Jack R. Bonham  is an accomplished playwright who holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.  Research for one of his plays caused him to stumble upon the interesting tidbit about Sarah Bernhardt rescuing the former First Lady, and his own fertile imagination took over from there.

For more information, visit www.AcousticShadowsBook.com

Acoustic Shadows: Mary Todd Lincoln’s Last Dance

Rev. Jack R. Bonham

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-321-5                        204  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 Collection of Essays Showcases a Unique Colorado Mountain Valley – Book by Mary B. Kurtz

A mountain valley near Steamboat Springs, Colorado comes to life in the author’s first collection of essays which share with readers her family and ranch life, the natural world and the history of the Elk River Valley.  Her love of the western landscape and the community in which she lives shines through her poetic prose.

At Home in the Elk River Valley, published by Dog Ear Publishing, unfolds through the seasons, beginning with spring and the return of the Sandhill Cranes to summer nesting grounds.  “The flock rides leisurely on the rising current of warm air…and then peels out of the thermal like a licorice string from its coil.”  Readers will meet a long-time rancher who hunts mountain lions, dedicated land preservationists who work to protect the valley they love, and a larger-than-life grandmother who doesn’t fit typical notions of a rancher.  Epigraphs from diary entries written over the years introduce each essay.

“Mary’s collection of stories tugs at my heart,” writes third-generation cattle rancher Marsha Daughenbaugh, executive director of the Community Agricultural Alliance. “I laugh. I cry. I remember parts of my life I had forgotten. I appreciate these stories for the value they provide to our sense of rural, western community.”

This is the first collection of essays for author Mary Kurtz, a member of the Steamboat Writers Group. She has taught special education, volunteered with youth organizations and been president of the Routt County Cattlewomen, as well as a member of the Steamboat Arts Council, Yampa River Botanic Park and Routt County Humane Society. She and her husband, who have two grown children, have raised Red Angus cattle, commercial elk and performance quarter horses.

For more information, visit www.athomeintheelkrivervalley.com

 

 

At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West

Mary B. Kurtz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-944-6                        228 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.

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

New Fantasy Release Weaves Tale of Adventure and Excitement Around Young Hero – Book by Atonus Perry

Emberillius Jackson grew up in an orphanage, and had no expectation that his future would prove to be any brighter than his childhood; however, his life began to change when Dr. Thadious Brown, the proprietor of the orphanage, told him that Emberillius was about to take an important trip to Hawaii.  Confused about Brown’s intention, Emberillius went grudgingly, only to learn that nothing about his life and his circumstances were as it seems.  There, Emberillius learned that the cold and forbidding Dr. Brown is actually his uncle, and Emberillius himself is the powerful descendent of Perillius, a hero from another world.  Baffled, Emberillius initially rejects the notion that this could be true, but after the mark of Perillius makes itself clear upon his back, he’s forced to acknowledge that this madness is fact.

Emberillius is not expected to fight against the dark powers that threaten to destroy not only Sinexia but the Earth on his own; he’s joined in battle by a number of fearsome fighters and magicians from many magical lands. These fighters include Major Minor, a combat veteran from Earth; Solaria, an elite intergalactic fighter destined to protect Emberillius; Mr. Easter, a wizard of great power; Simprella, a beautiful young woman who is as powerful as she is lovely; Dylan, an ancient being who stopped growing at the age of 3; Symphony a young woman who has the blood of dragons coursing through her veins; and many more fascinating and heroic fighters.  Together, Emberillius and his friends, known collectively as The Prayers, battle together to fight against the Geneseekers, powerful monsters who seek to destroy Emberillius and his ilk.

Sinexia: The Mark of Perillius, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is an action-packed adventure tale full of fighting, magic, romance, and good versus evil.  The first in a series, this novel is full of amazing and exciting characters that will leave the reader longing for more.  Author Atonus L. Perry is a longtime reader of fantasy, and found himself looking for a story with more action; as he was unable to find anything to fulfill his longing, he decided to go ahead and write one himself.  He plans to pen more novels set in Sinexia; Perry resides in Shreveport, Louisiana.

For more information, visit www.Sinexia.net

 

Sinexia: The Mark of Perillius

Atonus L. Perry

Dog Ear Publishing

Paperback ISBN: 978-160844-947-7             410  pages               $22.99 US

Hardcover ISBN: 978-145750-418-1              410  pages               $28.95 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 Fiction Release Explores One Woman’s Dreams – Book by E.L. Albán

By day, Maria Diaz is a 26-year old math teacher in a Miami high school, but at night, her dreams take her to a magical world populated by the many different components of her personality.  Her conscience, her libido, and the muses who inspire her dreams come alive and help her to grapple with the problems that nag her waking life, such as her career difficulties, her lack of romantic entanglement, her complex feelings about religion, and the many pros and cons of being caught between  two cultures.  As Maria sleeps, her brain hammers out the answers to all of her various issues; sadly, upon waking, Maria remembers very little of it.

Patiently and persistently, Maria works with the tidbits of dreams she does remember and over a long span of time she pieces together enough to get the big picture of her mind at night. She gets to know the voices of her sleeping mind: the oracular and enigmatic Professor Quixote; Libby, her libido; Ram, the memory keeper; Imogene, the creative part of Maria’s brain; Guilda, the bastion of guilt; and many more.  Through these vital parts of her inner self Maria comes to know better who she really is and what she stands for. In the end, she is able to answer  a question that had long obsessed her and which is central to the novel: is human sleep the big waste of time it appears to be? As Maria discovers, this couldn’t possibly be the case. The sleeping mind works wonders,  subtly forging its way into her real world to bring about previously unimaginable changes to her life.  The dialogues of the sleeping mind are themselves enlightening and enlightened conversations of her inner voices which serve as proof of the intellectual richness of sleep. These dialogues also serve as underpinnings for the real life choices she makes while awake, revealing the unseen silent workings of the subconscious in her decisions.

Dialogues of the Sleeping Mind, published by Dog Ear Publishing is a fascinating peek into the inner workings of one woman’s mind.  Maria is a likeable and believable character, and the many facets of her personality that the reader is permitted to see are engaging and interesting.  Writer E.L. Albán shares much with his main character, Maria. He, too, was born in Ecuador and came to the U.S. as a child. He worked to help his family settle in this country and eventually achieved the American dream of a college education, becoming a professor of  Economics. Since his retirement, Albán has travelled and “pursued his love for languages and literature”; he and his wife of 46 years divide their time between Georgia and Kansas.  This is his first novel.

For more information, visit www.EdwardAlban.com

 

Dialogues of the Sleeping Mind

E.L. Albán

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-221-7                         386  pages                         $18.50 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 Blueprint to Develop and Present Business Cases Successfully – Book by Daniel C. Yeomans

Providing personnel with the skills to create and present compelling business cases helps organizations make the right decision at the right time when it comes to pursuing projects. Daniel Yeomans and his contributing authors offer step-by-step instruction for both building a powerful Business Case, and presenting it to management at all levels to win approval with a one-stop resource that pulls no punches.

Turn Great Ideas into Reality:  Develop and Present a Winning Business Case, published by Dog Ear Publishing, covers real-world business case topics such as defining objectives, developing convincing value propositions, formulating financial metrics, managing risk, and developing and presenting compelling presentations.  Decades of experience bring a depth of knowledge to the author’s explanation of proven methods of presentation, knowing how to capture an audience’s attention, responding to questions, conveying the proper non-verbal cues, and more!  Keeping readers in mind, the book includes a detailed glossary and “Food for Thought” sections at the end of each chapter to practice techniques and brainstorm your Business Case’s key components.

Author Daniel Yeomans has more than 35 years of consulting and leadership experience, producing more than 3,500 seminars and classes during his career. He has had a hand in developing more than 40 Microsoft business skill courses, and worked with companies such as American Express, Nordstrom, AT&T Wireless and the U.S. Air Force. He earned an MBA from St. Martin’s College in Washington and is certified by the Project Management Institute and recognized by the American Society of Quality. Contributor Alex Wright, a development coach, is an award winner with more than 15 years of experience leading Fortune 100 companies and coaching senior directors, general managers, presidents and their teams. Contributor Peter Rogers has 30 years of experience, 20 of them as a consultant to Microsoft and other Fortune 100 companies, helping managers allocate resources.

For more information, visit www.businesscasebook.com

 

 

Turn Great Ideas into Reality: Develop and Present a Winning Business Case

Daniel Yeomans

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-323-8                        252 pages                         $35.95 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

New Release Tells Humorous Story of a Regular Guy – Book by Daren Doucet

“It was a busy day at the local Bargain Way. July was just a week away, and everyone was taking advantage of the barbecue season.” The small grocery store is crowded, but is it because of its large aisles, cleanliness or the person known as the Supermarket Guy? This inauspicious beginning sets the tone for Daren Doucet’s novel about Harold, a kind-hearted, naïve grocery store manager with a flair for the dramatic who works in his uncle’s store.

The Supermarket Guy, published by Dog Ear Publishing, features twists and turns as it tells the story of job dissatisfaction, love and camaraderie found in a small town. An encounter with a saucy married woman with disastrous results puts Harold in the hot seat, temporarily demoted to assistant manager and working for a drunken manager. His unforgettable meeting at a drive-in movie theater with a “high-class hottie” named Shelly changes his life, and an investment opportunity with an old friend seems almost too good to be true. A stint on a professional football team brings him newfound glory and ambition, and a slow dance leads Harold to a treasure that’s been under his nose all along.

Author Daren Doucet, whose artwork graces the cover, grew up interested in sketching, inspired by Marvel and Archie comics. The nature lover lived in a small town.

For more information, visit www.supermarketguy.com

 

 

The Supermarket Guy

Daren Doucet

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-217-0                        200 pages                         $13.99 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.

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

New Release Shares Heartbreak of Unplanned Teenage Pregnancy and Its Repercussions – Lynda May

Laura is a happy child growing up sheltered and innocent in the loving embrace of her middle-class parents.  She grows up during the time of America’s greatest economic growth and becomes a teenager when Americans are just learning of Vietnam and the Beatles.  One summer while working  at a neighborhood store with her best friend, she meets Bobby, the boy of her dreams.  Laura’s innocence soon disappears as she finds herself pregnant and unwed at the age of sixteen.  Her family’s life is thrown into turmoil.

Laura is forced to give up the baby for adoption.  Her parents shun her and her best friend is forbidden from seeing her.  Laura must attend school while trying to hide her shame and the evidence of her love for Bobby.  She is trapped, with no support, no one on her side.  She is left alone with only her thoughts and the child growing inside her for company, dreading the day when she must give him up.  Heartbroken, Laura said goodbye to her infant son on the day she gave birth.

The Bond, published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of a young and confused girl, and the only choice she was forced to make at a very early age as well as the lifelong consequences.  Giving up her baby for adoption changed the course of Laura’s life, affecting her subsequent marriage and her search for happiness. Years later she is given the opportunity to try to contact her son, hoping to heal some of her wounds at last.  Author Lynda May’s novel is based on a true story, years before Roe v. Wade, when families were torn apart because they didn’t have a choice in pregnancy and birth.

For more information, visit www.thebondbylyndamay.com

 

The Bond

Lynda May

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-250-7                        187  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!