Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Release Provides Fascinating Look Into the Lives of Women Associated with Outlaw Bikers – Book by Karen Katz

The outlaw biker is a familiar part of our cultural landscape.  The violent reputations of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members that most of these men wear like a badge of honor have been captured in literature, as well as film.  Much is know about the men in these groups, but what about the women who are attracted to these men?  Little is known about women affiliated with outlaw bikers beyond a vague stereotype about “biker babes” or “motorcycle mamas”.  While the rest of us might think outlaw bikers are frightening or repulsive, to these women outlaw bikers are desirable.  These women hunger for men who are bad and dangerous.  They are compelled to dance with the devil and sacrifice themselves accordingly.  Strangely enough, no matter how much they are physically or psychologically abused there is absolutely no shortage of women who are willing to risk taking a ride on the wild side with an outlaw biker.  The intrigue of association with an outlaw biker acts as a powerful magnet for many women.  Many of these women are gorgeous, intelligent, and accomplished, but they find themselves drawn to the bad boy image outlaw bikers embody, to the excitement of a hedonistic lifestyle, a life which seems as exciting as a roller coaster ride—fast motorcycles, macho men, drugs, alcohol, parties, guns, topless bars, the thrills of flaunting social norms, and any way you want it sex.  Author Karen Katz has brought together a ground-breaking collection of stories about the lives of the women who associate with the epitome of “bad boys”— members of the outlaw biker subculture.  Each article delves deep into the psyches of these women, and in several cases, tells the story of what happens behind closed doors in the woman’s own words.  Katz has brought together a varied group of writers to create a multi-layered volume, with voices from academia and journalism as well as law-enforcement officials and the women themselves.  The variety of perspectives gives the reader a more complete picture of the complex and complicated relationship between women and outlaw bikers.

Devilz Dollz: The Secret World of Women in the Outlaw Biker Subculture is an unprecedented anthology that helps to fill in the knowledge gaps about this mysterious underworld.  It is particularly difficult to obtain information about women affiliated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, as it would be hazardous for any female researcher to immerse herself into the outlaw biker subculture.  Author Karen Katz has spent more than two decades tracking down information about the outlaw biker subculture.  Her particular interest in the women involved with these men compelled her to seek out all the information that has been written about the women affiliated with these groups.  As well, some authors contributed stories specifically for this edited works.  Katz also wrote a well-researched article on why women are attracted to outlaw bikers, which is included in this collection of readings.

The result is this volume, which contains many first-hand accounts of the biker subculture, from former and current outlaw bikers as well as from women who are currently affiliated with biker clubs or who have left the lifestyle.

Katz has a B.A. and a M.A. in Criminology, and a LL.M. specializing in Criminal Law.  Katz is known for her impeccable research skills and she has a reputation as being “the data hound” for her unique abilities to track down even the most obscure primary and secondary data.  Karen Katz is the author of several other books related to the outlaw biker subculture, including Behind the Patch: Towards an Understanding of Public Safety and Law Enforcement Motorcycle Clubs; Breaking the Outlaw Biker Code of Silence: A Comprehensive Literature Search on the Outlaw Biker Subculture, and Gangsterism: Canada’s Law of Criminal Organizations. 

 

For more information, visit www.DevilzDollz.com

 

Devilz Dollz: The Secret World of Women in the Outlaw Biker Subculture

Karen Katz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-420-4                        472  pages                         US

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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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Special Agents Star in New Thriller Featuring Corruption, Murder & Political Intrigue – Book by Donald W. Tucker

A group of self-named outcasts — Special Agents Wesley Charles and Louis Boron, sexy DEA agent Wendy Weisman and Seattle Police officer James Allen — wish they were anywhere but a three-month seminar in Dallas for the Federal Law Enforcement Supplement Office in this new thriller set in 1981. They discover something menacing behind The Complex’s facade of inter-agency cooperation: a conspiracy that threatens the entire country. They find it impossible to resist investigating a case featuring a Ku Klux Klan demonstration, breaking and entering, murder, political backstabbings and cover-ups.

The Complex delves into the issues of political corruption,  the illegal use of law enforcement and racism, as Wes finds himself passed over for promotion after “making” more cases than any other agent in his office… including the biggest counterfeit bust in the history of the U.S. Secret Service.  Bigoted sheriff’s police, suspicious-acting state troopers and employees with vacation homes and flashy SUVs add fuel to the fire. When one of them is murdered, they realize they have made a dangerous enemy. A deadly explosion adds just one more obstacle in this case that may have ripple effects at this country’s highest political levels before it comes to its final, unexpected conclusion.

This is the second book for author Donald Tucker, who owns a private investigation agency. The first was his autobiography, The Two-Edged Sword. Tucker worked with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in Chicago after earning a degree in sociology/criminology from the University of Iowa. He transferred to the U.S. Secret Service, where he was promoted to special agent in charge of the Secret Service Office for Arizona. Tucker earned a presidential appointment as U.S. Marshal for Arizona and was selected as Chief of Court Security in Washington, D.C. for the federal court system nationwide before returning to Arizona.

For more information, visit www.dontuckerbooks.com

 

 

The Complex

Donald Tucker

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-470-9                        280 pages                         $15.99 US

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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.

New Release Follows Love’s Losses, Lessons for Girl With Mind of Her Own – Book by R. Pepe

Four-year-old Karen Peterson uses her imagination to create a world of her own after losing her young mother and being raised by her wonderful retired military father. She soon faces some challenges: moving to a home for girls when she enters fifth grade and becoming temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. This new novel follows Karen’s journey from her ailing father’s bedside, revelations about her mother and finally realizing later in life that everything she dreamed of has come true.

Catching Up tells the story of the fateful night when Karen’s mom disappears, going away to design clothes for the circus, a tale Will Peterson tells his daughter. She suffers further loss when her beloved grandmother dies in a fire that also destroys her favorite stuffed animal, Mr. Bear. She does well at school, and soon she and her childhood best friend, Donald, get engaged. Her life takes unexpected turns with a divorce, unconventional marriage and the start of a burgeoning writing career. Eventually her writing brings Karen full circle and the happiness she deserves.

Author R. Pepe was inspired to write this book while window shopping in a quaint Oregon town. While leaving the last shop, she saw a little bear sitting in a chair. The sight inspired the book, which is based on the theory that “you live what you see.”

For more information, visit www.ruthpepe.com

 

 

Catching Up

R. Pepe

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-600-0                        136 pages                         $10.00 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.

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New Children’s Book Shows Boy’s Determination to Do His Best – Book by Kurt Burke

Johnny Action is different from other children: He was born with a shiny red helmet on his head. This new illustrated children’s book shares Johnny’s inspiring story. Because he’s unusual, people stare, kids laugh at him and nobody will play with him. Johnny’s parents encourage him, saying if he studies really hard, he can do exciting things with his helmet. Johnny takes their advice and learns all kind of things besides math and science, such as how to fly an airplane and a hot-air balloon, and how to drive a train.

Johnny Action’s story provides a rollicking ride for young readers while providing valuable life lessons: It’s the differences that make people who they are, and determination can lead to success. Because he works hard and never gives up, Johnny can do all kinds of things, including building a jet pack, maneuvering a mountain bike through rocks and making a hang glider. Any child who is different, whether he wears glasses, has braces or walks with a limp, can identify with Johnny and learn from his no-holds-barred approach to life. Burke’s vibrant illustrations bring the story into living color.

Author Kurt Burke has been creating wacky drawings for children for years and finally decided to put them in print with this book. He has a degree in social science from California State University Chico and has taught English to young children in East Asia for the past six years. Burke, born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, lives in South Korea.

For more information, visit www.JohnnyAction.net

 

 

Johnny Action

Kurt Burke

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-499-0                        44 pages                         $17.95 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.

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New Non-Fiction Release Discusses Prophesied Potential for Change in 2012 – Book by Paula Frighetti

Many people are curious about the date December 21, 2012 – the Mayan calendar ends on this date, and the Maya as well as other indigenous cultures believed that this period will usher in a new era of great change for all of humanity.  The Maya and their long count calendar have long been a source of speculation for scholars intrigued by the prophecies that have survived the centuries, but what do these prophecies mean?   How do the Mayan ideas about time and the planetary cycles affect our thinking about what is to come?

Through folk tales, myth, history, and astronomy, author Paula Frighetti makes the prophecies that foretell the changes brought on by 2012 more accessible than ever.  In addition to the Maya, Frighetti also addresses prophecies by the Hopi and the Sicilian prophet Joachim.  Western astrology and spirituality regarding the coming era are also discussed, including the ways that the ancients have predicted the changes through the shifting of the cosmos.

2012: Transition and Transformation is a fascinating source of information about the changes that are already under way as well as the potential in the dawning of a new era.  Author Paula Frighetti is, in her own words, “a member of humanity during a time of great chaos and transition. [She has] a great love for our planet Earth and the plants, animals and people who inhabit it.”   Frighetti’s interest in 2012 led her to the research from which this book was born, and she believes that “The message of 2012 isn’t about stockpiling or trying to hold on to the material goods we have. It is about remembering the cycles that drive our connection to each other and the universe.”

For more information, visit www.2012TransitionandTransformation.com

 

2012: Transition and Transformation

Paula Frighetti

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-427-3                        78  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.

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New Release Tells Terre Haute Native’s Story of Success – Book by Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Growing up in the glory days of sports in Terre Haute, Indiana during the late ‘40s to early ‘60s forged a competitive spirit in Frank P. Jozsa Jr., born just months before Pearl Harbor. The city of 70,000 produced three Olympic athletes and All-America basketball players. In this new memoir, Jozsa relays how he and his pals thrived on sports, playing baseball, football, and basketball wherever they could find space and shooting hoops in his backyard. The author played high school basketball and baseball at Gerstmeyer High School under hall of famers Howard Sharpe and Bill Welch. At Indiana State Teachers College, he played baseball for another Indiana coaching legend, Paul Wolfe, and basketball for Duane Klueh. Eventually Jozsa – who played on championship baseball teams in the Babe Ruth League, Connie Mack League and American Legion – earned a tryout as a pitcher with the Pittsburg Pirates.

A Hoosier’s Journey focuses on the how, when, where and why Jozsa succeeded on sports teams, developed as a student and persevered as an educator and author. Stints in the United States Air Force and at Ford Motor Company influenced his decision to continue schooling and earn an MBA, as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in economics. His introduction as an author came after eight years of teaching at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C., with a book on professional sports teams moving and leagues’ expanding because of market conditions. Besides running marathons, Jozsa continued to write about sports and teach until his retirement, as well as indulging in his passion for jogging and reading, activities he still enjoys.

Author Frank P. Jozsa Jr. has written articles and 10 books about the business, economics and operations of professional sports teams and their franchises. Jozsa, a former United States Air Force logistics officer and stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War, taught full time for 35 years before retiring from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C. He lives in Tega City, S.C.

For more information, visit www.ahoosiersjourney.com

 

 

A Hoosier’s Journey: Athlete, Student, Teacher, and Author

Frank P. Jozsa Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-512-6                        156 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.

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New Children’s Book Puts Original Spin on Sibling Rivalry – Book by Lizzie Jack

Sibling rivalry comes in many forms, so it’s no surprise a version might exist in the animal kingdom. This new children’s book features the story of Gabe, a downy-soft baby loon who believes he has a perfect life. His parents dote on him, and he gets all of their attention, riding on his mother’s back and eating small fish from his father. But things change when his little sister Fluffy hatches. Now the newest bird in the nest is getting all of the attention. Pushed to a breaking point, Gabe begins to pick on his little sister. But when she finds herself threatened, her big brother learns his true feelings about his sister and comes to Fluffy’s rescue.

The Little Loony Tales tells the age-old story of sibling jealousy and rivalry through the eyes of this charming family of loons, as the baby chicks squabble over who gets to sit in front or who is getting more to eat. B.T. Bonnell’s colorful illustrations of the black and white birds and their idyllic lakeside home pair beautifully with this heartwarming tale. Families can read together, receiving a lesson on nature – especially the habits of loons – as well as how to get along with one another in their own “nest.”

Author Lizzie enjoys Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and author Jack loves the Monterey Coast. This is the first book for the pair, who share a fascination with the great outdoors and loons. They are already working on a second book, Little Loony Tales: Dive, Chicks, Dive. This is the first book graphic artist B.T. Bonnell has illustrated. She lives in Minneapolis.

For more information, visit www.LizzieJackBooks.com

 

 

The Little Loony Tales: Hatched

Lizzie Jack

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-520-1                        34 pages                         $14.95 US

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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.

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Long-time Educator Shares His Personal History of Education in Southwest Virginia – Book by Jerry L. Jones

Jerry Jones, born in 1947 in the small southwest Virginia town of Glade Spring, is no stranger to segregation. When his mother graduated from seventh grade in the 1920s, no high school even existed for black children in that county; she and her brothers were homeschooled. Attending public schools was not easy for African-Americans in the era of segregated schools and the Jim Crow mindset. Although the Supreme Court ruled in 1954’s groundbreaking case Brown v. the Board of Education that racially separate schools systems should end, it wasn’t until 1965 that it happened in Washington County, Va., where the author lived.

Go and Come Again details the public school experiences of generations of Jones’ ancestors, from his great-grandfather (a former slave) to his own ordeal being bused about 60 miles a day for high school. After teaching for more than four decades, Jones is well qualified to comment on education and its importance to communities. His experiences as a student, as well as those of his ancestors and community members, aren’t unique but provide a realistic snapshot of the challenges African-Americans faced trying to educate themselves as well as their successes. Photos from both the early days to the present add a personal touch to the author’s narrative.

This is the second book for author Jerry Jones, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia State University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. Jones, who began teaching in 1969 at a Baltimore high school, taught at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond before accepting a teaching post in 2001 at Emory & Henry College so he could care for his elderly mother.

For more information, visit www.goandcomeagain.com

 

 

Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle

Jerry Jones

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-502-7                        168 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.

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New Release asks “Where Did Wi-Fi Come From?” – Book by Alex Hills

Wi-Fi is everywhere.  It converts our airline seats to remote offices, lets us read email in airports, watch video in coffee shops, and listen to music at home.  But where did it come from?  Alex Hills led a small band of innovators to build the network that would become the forerunner to today’s Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi and the Bad Boys of Radio takes us back to when the Internet was first gaining popularity, email took ten minutes to load up, and cell phones were big and unwieldy.  But Dr. Hills had a vision: people carrying small handheld devices that were always connected.  His unwavering purpose was to change the way we use the Internet.  It’s a story of how innovation happens, and it weaves together personal adventures with vivid descriptions of physical phenomena. The author’s technical insights answer the question “How does Wi-Fi work?” in a way that is clear to everyone.  The book enlightens, entertains, and shows just how far we’ve come in the world of wireless connectivity.

 Author Alex Hills, an inventor with 11 patents, is Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering & Public Policy and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Dr. Hills frequently speaks about technology at university seminars, corporate training sessions, conventions and community events.  Readers of all backgrounds have been fascinated by his contributions to Scientific American and IEEE Spectrum magazines — articles that explain technology in a style that is clear to anyone. 

 

For more information visit www.dralexhills.com

 

Wi-Fi and the Bad Boys of Radio: Dawn of a Wireless Technology

Alex Hills

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-560-7                        160 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.

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New Novel Tells Dark Story of Country’s Gilded Age – Book by Kathryn Callahan

This novel brings back the days of the Gilded Age, the post-Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War, from about 1877 to 1900. Opulent self-indulgence defined this period. There was also a dark side – greed, corruption and human exploitation to degrees that became practicing tenets of those who wielded power.

One of the most divisive political debates of the Gilded Age, the renewal of the Louisiana Lottery, was the social and political issue of the day.  The Lottery Company has its own political survival to ensure and the stakes are high for the company to succeed.  The elite, lottery stockholders and those connected to Tammany Hall are pitted against anti-lottery forces that threaten the continuance of this greedy and corrupt enterprise.

Gilded Greed puts a human face on revenge, corruption and desire, revealing the darkest secrets of the Gilded Age in New Orleans: violence, prostitution and Voodoo. The vividly drawn characters evoke the tenor of the times – a newspaper reporter determined to expose the fraudulent lottery, a Tammany Hall insider who finds conflict and love with the forbidden while doing New York’s bidding, and a local Creole rogue seeking vengeance and dominance. Well-respected Creole residents, Voodoo practitioners, prostitutes of every stripe and mob members round out the cast of characters. The streets of the old French Quarter are already 175 years old. The rot and ruin of this old center only adds to the contrasts of the times, that Gilded Age in New Orleans, providing the perfect backdrop for this spellbinding story that brings history to life.

Author Kathryn Callahan knows the city well. She has immersed herself in the culture, history, architecture and every street and alley of the old Quarter over the past 25 years. This is her first novel, written after Callahan spent more than 30 years as an insurance executive and running an award-winning bed and breakfast inn on Cape Cod. She lives in Plymouth, Mass.

To learn more, visit www.KathrynCallahan.com 

 

Gilded Greed: A Story of Corruption, Revenge and Desire in Old New Orleans

Kathryn Callahan

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-238-5                        440 pages                         $18.95 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!