Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Collection of Political Cartoons – An Unflinching View of the World in a Book by Cartoonist Paul Jamiol

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Paul Jamiol’s World 2008-2010” by Paul Jamiol.

This new collection of more than 150 political cartoons released by Dog Ear Publishing features a nationally recognized cartoonist’s take on world events from 2008 to 2010.

With the power of his artist’s pen, cartoonist Paul Jamiol states his opinions on issues such as the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorism, fear, hatred, torture, the fallen and human rights. Covering the Obama and Bush administrations, the artist comments on politicians on both sides of the aisle, as well as the media. This collection features over 150 cartoons, out of 450 that Jamiol inked in that period.  Airport security scanners, lack of support for gays in the military, offshore drilling and disregard for veterans all come under fire.  His images convey the issues clearly, sometimes with wit, sometimes with poignancy, but always with power.

The cartoons in “Paul Jamiol’s World 2008-2010” show the power political cartoonists wield with their ability to convey complex ideas with a simple drawing and a few lines of text. As friend Ed Youngblood writes in the foreword, Jamiol’s images “can quickly flip the world right-side-up again after the politicians and pundits have done their best to turn it upside-down. Jamiol’s work also reminds us that the magic of the cartoonist is his ability to make us laugh when there seems to be nothing to laugh about. Jamiol’s pen is a sharp sword that usually cuts in the shape of a smile.”

Author Paul Jamiol has been drawing cartoons for 40 years and has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally.  His current work can be seen on his website, Jamiol’s World, as well as TheZoo and Boiling Frogs Post blogs.  Jamiol first entered the world of political cartoons by drawing for one local newspaper, and soon was working for five separate newspapers, covering a different issue for each. He has written and illustrated three children’s books through Dog Ear Publishing.

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For additional information, please visit www.pauljamiol.com

 

 

Paul Jamiol’s World 2008-2010: A Collection of Political Cartoons from the Pen of
Paul Jamiol

Paul Jamiol

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-14575-0869-1                        60 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.

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

New Release Puts Evolutionary Spin on Fantasy; Book by Bruce Rowe

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Chrystalis Creatures of the Highlands” by Bruce Rowe.

Warrior rabbits and power-hungry wolves do battle in this new fantasy released by Dog Ear Publishing. The author gains inspiration from Celtic legends, the Bible and evolution to create this story of a quest and the characters who join it.

A sign in the heavens revealing the start of a long-forgotten prophecy sets the stage for an adventure that features primordial rabbits known as lagomorphs. In this imaginative new story, six lagomorphs – each with different skills – must travel into Black Wood, a forest filled with evil and bewitchments, to find the Warren of Warriors and other allies. This group of feral rabbits has pledged to fight to preserve the freedom of their species until the Chrysalis arrives – an event that will change their world forever.

In “The Chrysalis Creatures of the Highlands,” the author draws on Celtic myths and legends, as well as the Gita, the Bible and evolutionary theories to create a fantastical tale that features rabbits strong enough to kill wolves.  Illustrations by artist Lindsay Stone bring the setting and its inhabitants, including night flyers, ferocious wolves, enormous toads and flying squirrels, to life. During their quest, the warriors gain unexpected allies, such as the giant dragonflies who provide assistance to repay a debt. In the end, however, the rabbit warriors must rely on each other to find the courage to fight their final battle.

Author Bruce Rowe spent four years researching and writing “The Chrysalis: Creatures of the Highlands,” traversing the terrain from southern California to Oregon. Rowe has written poetry and children’s poems, some of which are posted at www.scribd.com. He and his wife, Donna, live in southern California.

For additional information, please visit www.crysalisbook.net

 

 

The Chrysalis Creatures of the Highlands

Bruce Rowe

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0805-9                        204 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.

Illustrations Take Center Stage in Re-telling of Coyote’s Legend; Children’s Book by Brad Whitewolf

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Coyote Visions” by Brad Whitewolf.

Vivid illustrations help tell the story of Coyote, a hero and trickster in American Indian legends credited with bringing the buffalo to the plains. This new children’s book from Dog Ear Publishing relays the legend in easy-to-understand language appropriate for reading aloud.

Coyote, the culture hero and trickster of many Native American people, may seem like an unlikely hero, but legend has it that he saved people from hunger. This new imaginative, illustrated book tells the story of how Coyote brought the buffalo to the plains after a drought burned crops, leaving people desperate and hungry.

In “Coyote Visions,” the author retells the American Indian story of the Great Spirit, who puts great responsibility on Coyote, asking him to provide food and shelter for the people. In the legend, buffalo live in the clouds, far from the hunters’ reach. Coyote shoots arrows into the sky to create a ladder, climbs up and carves a hole through the sky. He confronts the lead buffalo and tricks him into charging him. Once the herd sees their leader running, they soon follow him through the hole in the clouds and land on the prairie.

Graphic illustrator Brad Whitewolf, an oral storyteller, has shared this story of Coyote around campfires, in schools and in theaters. This book allows his colorful illustrations to help tell the story, showing the passion he has for the legend. Whitewolf is working on another book, “Coyote the Trickster,” which will explore Coyote’s trickster nature. Whitewolf, who lives in Wesley, Ark., illustrated “The Dream – I Wanna Fly” children’s book written by Beth Severe for the Aviation Cadet Museum.

For additional information, please visit www.bradwhitewolf.com

 

 

Coyote Visions

Brad Whitewolf

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0868-4                        46 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.

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

New Memoir Recounts Young Milk Delivery Boy’s Experiences; Book by John LaRizzio

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hey, Milkman!” by John LaRizzio.

Explore the life of a milk delivery boy in the 1960s with this charming memoir by John LaRizzio. The book, newly released by Dog Ear Publishing, details his daily routine as well as insights into that nostalgic time.

In the summer of 1964, 14-year-old John LaRizzio begins working as a morning milk delivery boy, running products to customers’ doorsteps and front porches. In return, this shy young man earns $10 per week and all the chocolate milk he can drink. It becomes his routine from 5 to 7 a.m. six days a week, 52 weeks a year, for the next five years. His memories of those years – and his insights years later – tell their own story in this new book from Dog Ear Publishing.

“Hey, Milkman!” features descriptions of the small Pennsylvania community where John lives, which has one bank, one traffic light, one state liquor store and one family-owned supermarket, as well as many mom and pop shops. Many of the shops sold Bear Creek Dairy products, stocked faithfully by John and his teenage companion. Delivering milk allows John to intimately know the neighborhoods and homes within them, the dogs he can trust and the gates that require an extra push to latch. Through good weather and bad, customers can count on their dairy delivery, and all the time outdoors nurtures John’s love of nature.

This casual memoir opens a window to the past for those who grew up with milk deliveries and offers the discovery of another era to those who didn’t. The book recalls what he learned during his “milkman mornings” and helps him rediscover his true self. The author’s story flows easily, shedding light on a series of somewhat ordinary events rather than focusing on just his highs and lows, capturing his experience of growing up. As LaRizzio writes, “I’ve come to comprehend that we are the sum of our total lifetime’s fortunes, not just of those brief, few days that we claim to be among our worst or our finest.”

Author John LaRizzio served 35 years as a project engineer, engineering manager and director of engineering for a major U.S. corporation after graduating from Penn State University. He worked for five years as a milk deliveryman in his hometown of Nesquehoning, Pa., forming a bond with nature that continues to inspire his poetry and prose. “Hey, Milkman!” – his first book – also features some of LaRizzio’s poetry.

For additional information, please visit www.WritingsByJohnL.com

 

 

Hey, Milkman!

John LaRizzio

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0770-0                        164 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 Children’s Book View Domestic Violence Through Young Girl’s Eyes; Book by Baaqia Uqdah

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ibby’s Feelings” by Baaqia Uqdah.

This new release from Dog Ear Publishing tackles the serious subject of domestic violence in homes of young children. A 4-year-old girl serves as the heroine of this story, which is aimed at inspiring discussion after children see domestic violence.

Four-year-old Ibby is like most other preschoolers: She has a mom who takes her to preschool, lots of friends and loving grandparents. She also has typical emotions for a young girl, feeling pretty when wearing her grandmother’s hat and feeling happy when she jumps in the leaves, notes this new book from Dog Ear Publishing. It’s what she feels when her daddy gets mad and what happens when he does that sets this young girl apart from her peers.

“Ibby’s Feelings,” designed to be read out loud with young children, focuses on a young girl who sees domestic violence in her home; Ibby’s father hits his wife hard enough to send her to the hospital. Once again, Ibby’s feelings turn from happiness to fear and sadness. The author, who saw domestic violence herself when young, offers a story that paves the way for adults and children to talk about the shame, rage, fear and pain domestic violence brings, sometimes without warning.

The story, told in simple words, can help adults who work with children and help children to discuss their feelings. Ultimately, the book is a “cry for help from the young child who is witnessing and/or experiencing domestic violence, and the wounded child who lives within adults who witnessed or experienced domestic violence as children,” the author writes.

Author Baaqia Uqdah spent more than 35 years caring for young children and educating them, including directing a child care center and training teachers. After retirement, she served as a domestic violence victims advocate. She is pursuing a domestic violence specialist certification in New Jersey, focusing on the impact of domestic violence on very young children. The book grew from her work with students expressing their feelings with language arts and her realization of the power of a children’s book to teach adults.

For additional information, please visit www.ibbysfeelings.com

Ibby’s Feelings

Baaqia Uqdah

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0468-6                        30 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 Book Describes One Woman’s Journey After Suffering a Stroke; Book by Sharon Leitheiser

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Embrace the Moment: Life After Stroke” by Sharon Leitheiser.

A sudden stroke changes Sharon Leitheiser’s life forever. This new release from Dog Ear Publishing details Sharon’s slow recovery process, highlighting both the highs and lows of this former teacher’s new path in life. 

When she began her day Aug. 11, 1996, Sharon Leitheiser had no idea her life would change forever. She and her husband, Hal, had enjoyed a rare day of fun at the Edmonds Fair. At home, Sharon complains of a headache and other symptoms, which they attribute to the rich food at the fair. The next day, she talks in gibberish on the phone when Hal calls to check on her. An MRI at the hospital reveals that Sharon has had a hemorrhagic stroke. The devastating event leaves her with aphasia, a serious speech and language impairment, and short-term memory problems. This new book tells her inspiring story.

“Embrace the Moment” is a story about Sharon’s recovery from the stroke and its aftermath of depression. Sharon’s life had its ups and downs, and she explores what happened to her family following alcoholism and drug dependency. Hal’s drinking causes financial hardship, and a debilitating accident puts him on disability for years. A son’s drug use puts the family under further strain. Her husband, Hal, who quit drinking shortly after Sharon’s “bleeder”, and friends keep her on focused on what’s important – recovery. Slowly she begins to work on putting words in her long-term memory, and her ability to communicate improves.

The author is unafraid to show all aspects of recovery, from high points of attending gatherings with friends to low points of falling down while jogging and feeling worthless. The poems she includes in the book provide insights into her emotions. The road to recovery was long and hard, but Sharon remains confident. As she writes, “My journey through life has been filled with not only loss, grief, anger and confusion, but also with joy, happiness, love, surprises, and ongoing possibilities that brought me peace and fulfillment.

Author Sharon Leitheiser taught for many years in a farming community near Great Falls, Mont., before moving to the Seattle area to teach. She retired after her stroke but continues to inspire people with her writing and experiences. She and her husband, Hal, have three children and six grandchildren.

For additional information, please visit www.sharonleitheiser.com

Embrace the Moment: Life After Stroke

Sharon Leitheiser

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0764-9                        236 pages                         $15.00 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.

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

New Release Reveals Life Story of American Duchess; Book by Sally Svenson

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Lily, Duchess of Marlborough (18954-1909): A Portrait with Husbands” by Sally Svenson.

The life and loves of Lily Price provide a glimpse into the world of the late 19th century. As the second wife of the Duke of Marlborough, the American transplant offered an endless source of gossip for high society on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This well researched new release from Dog Ear Publishing describes Lily’s tribulations and triumphs.

When Lily Price Hamersley married the eighth Duke of Marlborough in 1888, she became the highest-ranking American peeress in England and the first American duchess in 50 years. George Charles Spencer-Churchill, uncle to Winston Churchill, brother-in-law to Jennie Churchill and the father of Consuelo Vanderbilt’s husband, was just one of Lily’s three husbands. Her first husband, the wealthy New Yorker Louis Hamersley, left Lily a wealthy widow at age 28. Her third husband, horseracing Anglo-Irish lord William de la Poer Beresford, was as popular as that of a modern-day movie star. Lily loved and lost them all.

Eric Homberger, emeritus professor of American Studies, University of East Anglia, and author of Mrs. Astor’s New York: Money and Social Power in a Gilded Age, had the following to say about the book:

“There is a unique flavor to Lily’s experience that had little equal in her era. Her three marriages, her confident ease in moving into impossibly complicated and exalted social realms, and her decades of dealing with legal complexities related to wills, estates, and trusts make her story read like a newly discovered Edith Wharton novel. The history of the fairytale years when Lily became the Duchess of Marlborough and a dear friend of Winston Churchill is immensely readable and fascinating.”

Sally Mitchell, author of Daily Life in Victorian England and The New Girl: Girls’ Culture in England, 1880-1915, wrote:

“This entrancing portrait of a conventional American girl who made three extraordinary marriages draws on society papers and women’s magazines as well as archives, court records and private papers to create a lively and vivid picture of social elites on both sides of the Atlantic during the late nineteenth century.”

According to Jeri Bapasola, archival researcher at Blenheim Palace and author of several books on palace life and collections, Lily, Duchess of Marlborough is:

“Fascinating! The 8th Duke of Marlborough has been generally dismissed in the past as being an unimportant figure in the Churchill family’s illustrious history, but . . . this book goes a long way in re-establishing his reputation, and reveals the importance of his marriage to Lily in the renewal of Blenheim Palace.”

For additional information, please visit www.sallysvensonbooks.com

 

Lily, Duchess of Marlborough (1854-1909): A Portrait with Husbands

Sally Svenson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0776-2                        320 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.