Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Release Showcases Contributions of The Civilian Conservation Corps at Grand Canyon National Park – Book by Robert W. Audretsch

The Grand Canyon National Park was just one beneficiary of the Civilian Conservation Corps program, a brilliant piece of legislation that brought work for the unemployed and revived the country’s natural resources. The Corps was a saving grace for young men beaten down by the Great Depression and its 25 percent unemployment rate. From 1933 to 1942, nearly three million men performed conservation work in national parks, state parks, national forests and other publicly held lands. The Corps’ work in the Grand Canyon is the focus of this new book on a topic close to the author’s heart: Audretsch spent almost 20 years as a ranger at the park.

Shaping the Park and Saving the Boys showcases improvements in the Grand Canyon’s infrastructure. Trails, roads, telephone lines, fences and trail rest houses benefited visitors in the park shortly after their construction, and many still exist today. From the first corps camp at the South Rim to the Colorado River Trail, Corps members put their hearts and souls into digging, constructing and restoring the canyon’s assets. Photos from the park’s museum collection and other archives illustrate the rugged conditions. The well-researched book details not only the work men performed but their leisure time and daily life in camp. President Franklin Roosevelt’s ambitious plan paid off: The Corps saved national treasures and forever changed the lives of its members.

Author Robert Audretsch retired as a National Park Service ranger at the Grand Canyon National Park in 2009. Audretsch, who has degrees in history and library science from Wayne State University, has now devoted himself to research and writing full time about the Civilian Conservations Corps.

For more information, visit www.CCCBooks.org

Shaping the Park and Saving the Boys: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Grand Canyon, 1933-1942

Robert Audretsch

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-529-4                        140 pages                         $19.95 US

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

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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 Offers Imaginative Roadmap to Relapse Prevention – Book by Michael Hoffman

This imaginative book offers a roadmap of 35 relapse prevention skills never before published. Life After Rehab recommends four therapeutic goals for continued sobriety after addiction treatment: 1) abstinence from all obsessive habits, 2) positive self-esteem, 3) spiritual discipline and 4) sober networking.  Powerful psychological techniques, including active imagination, paradoxical intention and cognitive restructuring are supported in each chapter by factual references and written, meditative or imagination exercises.

“Recovery is like a lifeboat on a stormy ocean. Life After Rehab provides a safe harbor. The word therapy in Greek means ‘healing the soul’, and relapse prevention is the book’s therapeutic soul,” the author writes.

Author Michael Hoffman is a psychotherapist, pastoral counselor and Master’s Level Registered Addiction Specialist.  He teaches vipassana mindfulness meditation and clinical Intensive Outpatient Programs in Southern California.  He has written about recovery for Tricycle – The Buddhist Review and won the Public Relations Society of America’s Protos Award for Excellence in Journalism. He received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a doctoral candidate (Dr.AD) at the Breining Institute College for Advanced Study of Addictive Disorders.

For more information, visit www.lifeafterrehabbooks.com

 

 

Life After Rehab, Vol. 1: How to Stay Sober in the Outside World

Michael Hoffman

Dog Ear Publishing

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4575-0762-5                        176 pages                         $24.95 US

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4575-0449-5                        176 pages                         $34.95 US

 

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
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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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New Release by Educator Gives Both Unique and Universal Insights Into Feelings – Book by Margaret Dunajski Harde

Recognizing that feelings begin at birth, the author of this new book reminds us how important it is for teachers, as well as others, to always be perceptive to another person’s emotional needs.  The inspiration for the title of this book came from the author’s memories about her feelings and ongoing reflections about her life as a student, and later upon becoming a teacher, in the public schools of her hometown of Peekskill, New York.

In Schooltime Reflections – Feelings 202, the author describes true stories taken from her experiences in the classroom and in life.  The down-to-earth “lessons” she presents are drawn from the incidents described but have universal applications.  The book deals with recognizing each individual’s uniqueness, developing their self-esteem, the significance of giving proper credit and encouragement, using holistic and somewhat humorous approaches in certain circumstances, and appreciating that feelings should be considered in making career choices.  When so much emphasis is now placed on test scores and other results-oriented measurements, we must never lose sight of the fact that we are always dealing with people – people who have feelings.  The goal of this book is to inspire, encourage, and help all readers, including present teachers and future teachers, to see how the stories and the “lessons” presented will help them appreciate the importance of being proactive in understanding, and properly dealing with, the emotions and feelings of people they encounter in their journey through life.

This is the first book for author Margaret Dunajski Harde.  She is a graduate of SUNY Albany where she received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education.  Her career has consisted of teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies in public schools, mentoring, tutoring, serving as a story-hour specialist, and being a college supervisor for student teachers.

For more information, visit www.MargaretDunajskiHarde.com

 

Schooltime Reflections — Feelings 202

Margaret Dunajski Harde

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-495-2                        96 pages                         12.95 US

ISBN: 978-145750-746-5                        ebook                               8.99 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 Release Shares One Woman’s Experiences Teaching in a Maximum-Security Prison – Merle Helen Morrow

So Am I: What Teaching in a Prison Taught Me is a fascinating portrait of men in a GED class in a maximum-security prison working diligently to better themselves under sometimes heartbreakingly difficult circumstances. It also portrays Merle Helen Morrow’s struggle to view her students as multi-faceted individuals, rather than simply as convicts—a struggle made more difficult when, after one and a half years of teaching, she discovered the nature of her student’s crimes and had to reconcile that knowledge with her feelings toward the men she had come to know and respect as friends.

Morrow’s perception of prisoners first began to change on September 11, 2001, when she saw the sorrow and patriotism of prisoners in a maximum-security prison she was visiting in connection with her job at the Department of Justice. As a result, Morrow retired from the Department of Justice, and spring of 2002 found her teaching a GED class at the Maryland House of Correction, a men’s maximum-security prison.

Initially intimidated by the prisoners, Morrow soon developed a rapport with the students in her class and found herself admiring their effort and their fortitude in the face of tremendous, albeit self-inflicted, difficulty.  Her relationship with her students inspired in her the desire to share their stories with the outside world.  Morrow made a promise to one of her students that she would let the general population know that the men in prison were “not all monsters,” but rather that many of them, like the men in her class, were individual human beings who had committed crimes but were trying to rehabilitate themselves, with little to no help either from the outside or from within the system that confined them.

Author Merle Helen Morrow practiced law for thirty years, and upon retirement taught a GED class in a men’s maximum security prison for over three years. Morrow has since volunteered in various capacities aiding prisoners, including teaching in a men’s pre-release unit for one year and ongoing volunteer activities with the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, which awarded her the 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Morrow and her husband reside in Maryland.  She will donate her royalties to prisoner rehabilitation programs.

For more information, visit www.teachinginprison.com

 

So Am I: What Teaching in a Prison Taught Me

Merle Helen Morrow

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-244-6                                    206  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 www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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New Book Probes Possibility Missing 8-Year-Old was Ted Bundy’s First Victim – Rebecca Morris

Serial killer Ted Bundy killed at least 35 girls and women – possibly hundreds – before the law caught up to him. He was just 3 years old when he threatened his teenage aunt with knives. By the time he was a teenager, Bundy was a thief, animal abuser and peeping tom who pulled little girls into the woods to scare them. This new book questions whether an 8-year-old girl, Ann Marie Burr, was his first victim. She disappeared from her home 50 years ago in a Tacoma, Wash., neighborhood, and her body has never been found.

Ted and Ann is the story of two Tacoma families, the Burrs and the Bundys, and two mothers with many things in common, including the fact that each would lose her oldest child in a horrific way. The author includes never-before-published photographs of a young Bundy, interviews with those who knew him and memories of the two families in her chilling, detailed account of Ann Burr’s disappearance.

Rebecca Morris first wrote about the girl’s disappearance in 2007 for The Seattle Times and spent hundreds of hours talking with Ann’s mother afterward. She pieces together decades of rumors, myths and facts in an attempt to solve the case, which never produced an arrest. Was Bundy telling the truth when he talked about killing Ann and dumping her into a muddy pit, or was that just another twist in an already horrific story? Morris’ book explores how Ann’s disappearance and Bundy’s crimes intersected and affected countless lives. (Bundy killed young women in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Florida and remains a suspect in other states; he was executed in 1989.)

Award-winning journalist Rebecca Morris has worked in radio and television news in New York City; Portand, Ore.; and Seattle. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, People, Entertainment Weekly, New York Newsday, and American Theatre. To learn more and to contact the author, visit www.RebeccaTMorris.com.

Ted and Ann – The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy

Rebecca Morris

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-521-8                        256 pages                         $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. The e-book is available at http://www.CrimeRant.com.

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 Follows Journalist’s Desperate Plan to Regain His Career – Book by Trent Sherwood

Losing his coveted evening news anchor job when executives decide to go after a younger audience shatters Matt Taylor’s world in this new novel. The heartbroken journalist, who spent 12 magical years on the NBC news desk, reconnects with former college roommates and comes up with a risky scheme that will correct the injustice. If he chooses to act on this brilliant idea to regain his career, he will have to leave behind the values that have defined his life thus far. Once he has done that, there is no turning back.

Breaking News follows Matt as he tries to get his career back on track, only to face one setback after another. An item stolen from his apartment brings him to the brink of personal ruin, as instead of being a reporter, he has become the focus of a salacious story. As he becomes embroiled in the scheme, Matt soon realizes he has gotten in way over his head. He becomes torn between the desire to revive his career and his personal ethics, realizing that the consequences of failure could be deadly.

This is the first novel for author Trent Sherwood, who has been a closet writer his entire adult life. Sherwood, a financial management consultant and certified public accountant, spent four years on the project. He and his wife, Linda, live with their two sons in Foxboro, Mass.

For more information, visit www.breakingnewsthebook.com

 

 

Breaking News

Trent Sherwood

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-663-5                        312 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.

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New Non-Fiction Release Shares Episcopal Priest’s Spiritual Journey, Life Experiences – Book by Kamila Blessing

Author Kamila Blessing began her adult life as a scientist specializing in Artificial Intelligence; her work was cutting-edge, and it eventually led her to a successful career as a member of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, her alma mater.  However, even as Blessing immersed herself in science, she was still compelled to follow a “covert” form of spirituality; her peers and her mentors in the scientific community believed spirituality or a belief in God to be antiquated at best.  The story of Blessing’s eventual immersion into spirituality is a fascinating glimpse into the power of God’s love as well as the way that the scripture can provide a map showing the path to God’s provision.

Using examples from her own fascinating life as well as those of the many people she has befriended or counseled as an Episcopal priest, Blessing shares her own experiences with the many ways that God can change life for the better; Blessing has personally undergone highs and lows, and she proffers the varying methods that God changed her life when she needed it most.  An Episcopal priest for 27 years, Blessing has served more than 20 congregations; she has also motivated members of the congregation to increasing their contributions to the church, thus ensuring the success and longevity of the church.  Inspirational, moving, and utterly heartfelt, Blessing’s story is a fascinating read that will help readers find the spirituality for which they are yearning.

Speak Ye First the Kingdom is a story of faith as well as a source of encouraging Prayer Starters, which are a means to lead readers into “[their] own journey into abundance.”  Author Kamila Blessing has served more than a dozen denominations  in varying capacities in addition to her nearly three decades of service as an Episcopal priest; it is Blessing’s belief that “if she preaches only the love of God for all people for her

entire pastorate, it will be the work of a lifetime. It is important to Blessing to stand explicitly for traditional Christianity, and let the members reason out for themselves whether they should believe, but in the face of one who does.”

For more information, visit www.speakkingdom.com

Speak Ye First the Kingdom

Kamila Blessing

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-409-9                        155 pages                         $17.00 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.

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New Fiction Release Pays Tribute To North’s Neglected Civil War Sacrifice – Book by Mary Frailey Calland

Most Americans have heard of the horrific Battle of Antietam, the Civil War’s bloodiest single day battle, but few remember an equally tragic event that occurred on the very same day: the massive explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Seventy-eight girls and young women, engaged in rolling bullet cartridges for the Union army, lost their lives that day, but, buried beneath the horrific reports coming out of Antietam, few outside of Pittsburgh learned of the tragedy.

Pittsburgh lawyer and author, Mary Frailey Calland, seeks to correct that historical omission with her new book, Consecrated Dust: A Novel of the Civil War North, which tells the story of four young northerners – feminist, Clara Ambrose; law student turned soldier, Garrett Cameron; industrialist, Edgar Gliddon; and  Irish immigrant, Annie Burke – caught in the maelstrom of the American Civil War. In the teeming streets, munitions factories, and military training camps of wartime Pittsburgh, and on the battlefields of the Army of the Potomac, they struggle to survive, forced to choose between love and duty, sacrifice and greed. Their choices ultimately lead to their presence at both the Arsenal and the Antietam battlefield on that fateful September day, a day that reveals the true meaning of courage – a day not all of them will survive.

The title, Consecrated Dust, is taken from the inscription on the memorial over the remains of the unidentified victims of the Arsenal explosion, but pays homage to every common person, civilian and soldier, whose determination and sacrifice, at home and on the field of battle, helped to right the steps of a faltering nation.

With particular attention given to the real life exploits of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves regiment, Mary Frailey Calland manages to deftly weave fact with fiction, creating a vivid representation of life in 1860’s Pittsburgh and on the Civil War battlefield. Careful research by Calland ensures that the reader will come away with a deeper knowledge of a sadly forgotten part of the not-so-distant past, memorializing a group of brave young civilians who sacrificed their lives in service to their country as well as the men who fought valiantly for their beliefs.  A long neglected story thoughtfully told, Consecrated Dust will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

For more information, visit www.maryfraileycalland.com

Consecrated Dust

Mary Frailey Calland

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-501-0                                    344  pages                         $19.95 US

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

Biker Animals Hit the Highway for a Riding Adventure in Cartoonist’s Latest Release – Book by Paul Jamiol

When the weekend rolls around, it’s time to hop on a motorcycle and have an adventure. That’s the plan as Trash the bear and Akorn the squirrel meet up with their biker animal friends. They’ll be going on a ride to the mountains for an overnight stay at their friend’s cabin, in this new release. The group plans the trip for weeks, splitting up into small groups to handle every aspect of the trip from shopping for food to leading the ride. Right before heading out on their motorcycles, they discuss one more important topic: riding safely.

Bikers Are Animals 3 – On the Road provides a colorful, easy-to-read story that includes gentle reminders of respect and working together while having fun. The author’s fun-loving critters check over the motorcycles before riding them and watch out for each other once on the road. At the cabin, they play, relax and get together at a campfire to share stories, sing and enjoy their friendship. On the safety page at the end of the book, the critters spell out biker safety rules for children and adults. Children are reminded that real kids should always wear a helmet and listen to their adults.

This is the third in a series of children’s books by author/cartoonist Paul Jamiol that focuses on biker animals who enjoy being with their friends and doing the thing that bonds them…riding motorcycles. Jamiol, an avid motorcyclist, has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his artwork. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. Linda Habib edited the book and contributed creatively. To learn more, visit http://www.bikersareanimals.com.

For more information, visit www.bikersareanimals.com

 

Bikers Are Animals 3 – On The Road: A Children’s Book on Motorcycling

Paul Jamiol

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-632-1                        38 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.

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New Release Shares Poignant Moments from the Holidays- Book by Kirk H. Neely

Kirk Neely has delighted readers with his down-home stories in the award-winning A Good Mule is Hard to Find and, more recently, in Banjos, Barbecue, and Boiled Peanuts. Now, just in time for the holidays, Neely brings his knack for storytelling to Santa Almost Got Caught: Stories for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year.

In this long anticipated volume, we’ll hear tales about a flaming Advent wreath and the Christmas tree emergency that required an exterminator.  Neely takes us into the woods in search of the perfect red cedar Christmas tree. He’ll remind us of the real reason sweet potatoes were part of holiday meals.

An ordained minister and pastor for more than forty-five years, Neely guides his readers through the winter holiday season, spinning yarns that celebrate Thanksgiving Advent, Christmas, the New Year, and Epiphany. The title story reveals both a young boy’s determination to see St. Nick and the greatest Christmas gift of all, the gift of love.

In each chapter, you will enjoy the wit and humor we have come to expect from Kirk Neely. You will find spiritual depth, wisdom, and insight garnered from his pastoral and personal experience.  Sometimes you will chuckle, sometimes you will shed a tear, and sometimes both will come within the same reading.

Kirk Neely has been called an old-fashioned Southern storyteller. These stories will help us take a deep breath and seek a less hectic pace so our holidays can become holy days. Each brief reflection can be read in one sitting while waiting in a carpool line to pick up a child, lingering over a morning cup of coffee, or before turning in at night.

This book is a treasure you’ll want to give to everyone on your shopping list. Keep a copy for yourself. You’ll come back to it year after year. Santa Almost Got Caught promises to become a holiday classic.

For more information, visit www.ourhomeplaceinc.com

 

Santa Almost Got Caught: Stories for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year

Kirk H. Neely

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-477-8                        152 pages                         $14.99 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!