Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Release Reveals Heart of Relationships; Book by Sylvester Hubbard III

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Love Thoughts: Learning to Love, While Trying to Live” by Sylvester Hubbard III.

The author addresses his views on love and relationships through passionate words in this new collection of poetic essays released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Men have a lot to learn from women when it comes to love, asserts Sylvester Hubbard III, and he’s written a new collection of poetic essays as a way to apologize on behalf of men who have failed to give women the love and romance they deserve. The author admits he wasn’t taught how to love or to respect women, so his marriage failed, he acted like an adolescent well into adulthood and was never a loving man. His writing aims to inspire others to be better people through love.

“Love Thoughts: Learning to Love, While Trying to Live” reveals the writer’s still incomplete journey through relationships, detailing his newfound humility in the face the depth of women’s capacity to fight for love and romance. The book features sections with different aspects of relationships, such as depression and loneliness, appreciating what today brings, never forcing a man to answer to his past, the darker side of love, the importance of not giving up, and love’s capacity to heal.

The author’s pain of past relationships is clear, such as the selection “Empty,” which addresses emotion deeper than being alone. “It is not loneliness that disturbs me, I can live with that,” he writes. “I can change those feelings. It’s this emptiness that frightens me.” What’s equally clear is the writer’s hope for the future and inspiring change, such as the essay titled, “Patience,” which reveals possibilities and second chances. “I will give you patience and will touch your heart gently when I hand it,” he writes. “Protect it from the constant strains of life and listen to the fast beats that I will cause when I give of my true self.”

In the end, this poet simply wants his writing “to ignite our passions and press upon our greater selves to become a move loving person. To shape our desires to be understanding and considerate in our relationships. But, most importantly, to help us to recover from our broken hearts so that we may once again love unconditionally.”

Author Sylvester Hubbard III grew up in the small town of Lincoln, Del. He now lives in Charlotte, N.C. This is the second book of poetry for Sylvester, who also wrote “Thoughts From Within.” To contact Sylvester Hubbard III about a poetry reading, book signing or speaking engagement, e-mail sjaclan5@yahoo.com and include the book title in the subject line.

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For additional information, please visit www.love-thoughts.com.

Love Thoughts: Learning to Love, While Trying to Live

Sylvester Hubbard III

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1057-1                  152 pages                    $16.00 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 Examines Office Visit Misconceptions; Book by Melissa Wolf

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Everyone Has a Tipped Uterus! 69 Things Your Gynecologist Wishes You Knew” by Melissa Wolf, M.D.

Women can learn how to get the most out of their gynecological appointments with the hints offered in this new book from Dog Ear Publishing written by a female physician.

Medical expertise meets a bit of humor in this tell-all new book about misconceptions, urban legends and routine health concerns written by a board-certified physician. Women who have wondered about whether it’s OK to take hormones during menopause, stressed about an abnormal pap smear or suffered repeated yeast infections will find the answers they seek to commonly asked questions. And yes – it’s true – every woman’s uterus is tipped to some degree.

“Everyone Has a Tipped Uterus!” matter-of-factly answers concerns ranging from the almost ridiculous to the serious. Readers will learn that doctors don’t care if women shave their legs before an exam, won’t be embarrassed by any question, and don’t feel slighted if you want to switch physicians. While conveying her knowledge in a light-hearted way, the author provides invaluable information. She urges patients to be honest about their health issue, whether it is unsatisfying sex or “a bump down there” so physicians can address the problem and patients can get the most out of their gynecology office appointments.

Author Melissa Wolf, a board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician and holistic health coach, is also a professional speaker. She runs a medical weight-loss clinic in Bozeman, Mont., and owns Red Letter Health, a company which helps women live healthy and inspired lives through holistic health coaching. For more information, visit http://www.RedLetterHealth.com.

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For additional information, please visit www.EveryoneHasaTippedUterus.com.

Everyone Has a Tipped Uterus! 69 Things Your Gynecologist Wishes You Knew

Melissa Wolf, M.D.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1003-8                  136 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.

Hunter Shares Passion for Bows, Friendship in New Memoir; Book by Tom Kidwell

Dog Ear Publishing releases ‘Another Old Bowhunter: A Collection of “Old Bowhunter’ Memories” by Tom Kidwell.

A traditional bowhunter and some of his closest friends share stories of hunting and friendship in this new collection of stories released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Bowhunter Tom Kidwell has a way with stories, hooking readers with the very first chapter in this new memoir. This collection of stories by Kidwell and a few of his close friends begins with his ill-conceived attempt to use a compound bow. While closing in on a group of deer in the mountains of Virginia, he finds a complete Indian arrowhead directly in his path. This link to a fellow hunter from ages past jolts Kidwell to his core, and he makes the 3 ½-hour drive back home to retrieve his recurve bow and quiver  before resuming the hunt.

“Another Old Bowhunter” offers other stories that are just as compelling as Kidwell invites readers to grab a cup of their “favorite campfire juice, pull up a chair, and gather around the fire.” Friend George Stout, who first fashioned a bow in 1954, shares recollections of using a longbow, and Wallace Tracy relays a story about what can happen when hunters don’t take precautions. Kidwell tells how to recognize a typical bowhunter’s home; although tree stands could belong to any hunter, it’s the den that provides the telling clues – mounts hanging from the wall and at least one bow rack.

Whether reminiscing about equipment or the thrill of the hunt, the author’s passion for bowhunting shines through this intriguing memoir filled with striking black and white photos. Although the hunting stories vary, one theme is constant: the celebration of brotherhood. As Dr. H. Norman Stillwell writes in the foreword, “For those folks who have not shared a campfire with Tom, and have not seen the glimmer in his eyes as he recalls past hunts and cherished friendships, perhaps you can sample some of the camaraderie, some of the laughter, and some of the inevitable bonding within the pages of this book.”

Author Tom Kidwell live in southwestern Oklahoma, where he works as a cowhand on a ranch. He is a member of Comanche Masonic Lodge 41. He semi-retired there after working in the corporate world. Kidwell previously wrote “Just Another Old Bowhunter.”

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For additional information, please visit www.TomKidwell.com.

Another Old Bowhunter: A Collection of “Old Bowhunter” Memories

Tom Kidwell

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0977-3                  248 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.

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

New Fiction Release Relates Chilling Tale of Young Man Haunted by Demons; Book by Rick Ley

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ghost Creek” by Rick Ley.

An ancient source of evil has embedded itself in the mind of Garret Sutton, a young man with a troubled history.  The geology student managed to keep his past hidden, but a class visit to the banks of Ghost Creek kick-starts a chain of events that will end in heartbreak and terror for Garret and his fellow classmates.

From early childhood, Garret Sutton was different.  He was an angry child, withdrawn and occasionally violent.  After a particularly harrowing event, Garret’s parents withdrew him from school and admitted him to a clinic, where they hoped their troubled son would get the help he so desperately needed.  After months of separation, Garret was eager to rejoin the family and display his newfound coping skills, only to learn that his parents were divorcing and the children were being shipped off to relatives around the country.  Unmoored, Garret found himself living with an unfriendly, emotionally distant aunt who reinforced his deep belief that he was at the core of his parents’ marital issues, and all of his techniques were unable to keep his demons at bay.

Garret grew, and eventually he was accepted to a nearby college with help from a scholarship.  Thanks to a deep friendship with Nick, a neighbor and one of the few classmates to whom he felt close during high school, Garret managed to piece together a social life at Huron College.  He was an excellent student, and ardently interested in geology.  Garret was able to keep his most malicious impulses at bay, but his carefully tamped-down demeanor was disturbed during a school-sponsored trip.  Then, the “Scary Man,” the voice he heard in his head as a child, broke free, causing Garret to injure Michelle, a fellow student whom Garret found attractive.  This incident led Garret down a destructive path from which he could not waver. Garret meets his destiny at the cursed Sacred Lands tract on the college’s Colorado field research station property.  Would Garret manage to free himself from the grips of his personal demon?  Would Nick and Michelle be able to save their friend, or would they be carried along in his wake?

Ghost Creek is a chilling look into the brain of a young man tormented by evil, and the way that the people around him suffer the consequences wrought by the demons he ultimately could not control.  Fraught with tension, readers will keep turning the pages to see this story to its inevitable end.  Ghost Creek is author Rick Ley’s first novel.

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For additional information, please visit www.rickleybooks.com.

Ghost Creek

Rick Ley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0799-1                        324 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.

Mother Battles Abusive Husband She Adores; New Book by Amanda Lewis

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Riding the Storm” by Amanda Lewis.

This new novel explores the ups and downs of a couple struggling in their marriage. Drawing on personal experience in this release from Dog Ear Publishing, the author delivers a compelling insiders’ look at psychological abuse.

Fleeing from her husband’s destructive behavior is a final, drastic solution for Rosemary, a woman with her own issues who can’t put up with the psychological abuse anymore. “It seemed the more she cared for Thomas, the more he tortured her, certain that she would be driven away,” the author writes in this compelling new novel that examines the psychological dynamics of relationships built on power and control. Rosemary and her young daughter Kimberly face an uncertain future, fueled only by this downtrodden woman’s desire to recover and flourish.

“Riding the Storm” employs storytelling to tackle emotionally charged issues facing society: domestic abuse and violence, sexuality, chemical abuse and addiction, homelessness and family turmoil. The characters battle their personal demons and temptations, revealing their insecurities and weaknesses as their stories unfold. Rosemary and Thomas break up and make up again and again, existing in a co-dependent state that shows both their love for each other and their fear when it all goes wrong. In the end, they must determine if they can overcome their difficulties and move toward healing to rebuild their relationship and become a true family.

Author Amanda Lewis offers insights into broken relationships from her perspective of being trained in traditional and nontraditional forms of therapy, as well as personal experience. Lewis is busy working on two other books.

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For additional information, please visit www.ridingthestormthenovel.com.

Riding the Storm

Amanda Lewis

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0557-7                        348 pages                         $20.00 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 Offers Tips, Techniques and Insights to Help Musicians Practice Better; Book by Tom Heany

Dog Ear Publishing releases “First, Learn to Practice” by Tom Heany.

Musicians of all ages and experience can make their practicing more enjoyable and more effective with this new book from Dog Ear Publishing.

Musicians of any level – professional, student or beginner – can learn how to get the most out of their practice sessions with this new book from an accomplished teacher and musician. Author Tom Heany has been involved with music his whole life and shows no signs of slowing down. In this book he shares his insights on how to get more out of every practice session. When practicing is approached with the right positive attitude, he writes, practicing can be satisfying, enjoyable, invigorating and inspiring.

The ideas in “First, Learn to Practice” stem from one important concept: Practicing should be enjoyable. The book, part philosophy and part nuts-and-bolts ideas, features seven big ideas and seven good habits that the author learned over many years practicing guitar, piano, mandolin and fiddle. He also conducted extensive interviews with guitar, bass, drum and keyboard teachers for the National Guitar Workshop.

The Seven Big Ideas include “Don’t worry about the hard parts” and “Practice motion – music will follow.” He explains the focus on motion this way:

Picture yourself, instrument in hand, ready to play. What happens when you think to yourself, “Start playing now”? Nothing. Nothing happens until you use your body – fingers, hands, arms, feet, lips, or breath – to exert force on the instrument. It’s not thinking that makes sound come out of the instrument; it’s doing. It’s moving. So movement is what we work on; in fact, it’s really the only thing we can work on, since it’s the only thing over which we have direct control. Think of it this way: music is not what we do; music is the result of what we do. We play music, but we practice movement.

The Seven Good Habits include “Be Honest,” and “Make Music.” When you make music, he says, you:

…build a musical intention, a musical attitude, a musical effect, into every note, every rest, every finger movement, every breath. When you hit that target, you’ll be unable to play any other way.

A section on tools rounds out the book

Author Tom Heany spent 16 years as director of programming for the National Music Foundation, developing and running the American Music Education Initiative and the Berkshire Music Festival. He wrote about musical subjects as a contributing editor for the National Guitar Workshop. This accomplished musician has performed in the rockabilly band Real Gone and arranged the music of Gershwin and Duke Ellington for solo acoustic guitar. He has also created content for online courses in guitar, folk music, bluegrass and country music.

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For additional information, please visit www.firstlearntopractice.com.

First, Learn to Practice

Tom Heany

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0775-5                        92 pages                         $10.95 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.

Friends Share an Unexpected Adventure at Karate School in New Release ; Book by Marlene DeYoung

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Secrets of the Dojo” by Marlene DeYoung.

Two young friends are pulled into an unexpected adventure when they enroll in karate classes with a dojo that is more than it appears. This new book from Dog Ear Publishing shows the pair’s growth in martial arts and confidence as they battle an evil ninja.

Eleven-year-old Alice hates being teased, even though she thinks she’s not good at anything. At her mother’s urging, Alice enrolls in karate classes with her best friend, Oscar, who is no stranger to teasing himself. As this charming new book reveals, there’s something special about the dojo. The friends stumble on a mystical silver trident etched with dragons and ninjas, and shimmering glass that leads to a secret land.

“Secrets of the Dojo” features an adventure tale to remember as Alice and Oscar realize they must draw on their courage, the power of their imagination and on their growing martial arts skills to battle an evil female ninja who has stolen the powerful trident. They get some help from a talking cat named Miyu, who rescues Oscar from a sticky situation. Although their confidence grows with each challenge they meet, they worry they won’t be able to complete their quest and make it safely home.

Author Marlene DeYoung’s growing interest in the grace and skill of martial arts inspired the book, her first for children. DeYoung, who lives in Arizona, loves fantasy and adventure.

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For additional information, please visit www.secretsofthedojo.com.

Secrets of the Dojo

Marlene DeYoung

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1023-6                        80 pages                         $9.99 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.