Monthly Archives: June 2012

Explore Aspects of Regret Through New Poetry Book by Vasile Munteanu

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Book of Insistence” by Vasile Munteanu.

A literature and philosophy professor uses poetry to explore concepts of regret about actions – and the lack of them – in this new collection released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Poetry proves a powerful medium for exploring deep emotion and various mental states with this latest collection of verse from Vasile Munteanu. This time he turns his attention to regret both for things not done and things better left undone. As he points out, time has a way of bringing people back to both situations, so it’s not always possible to avoid repeating mistakes. The need to revisit the past proves to be an insistent force in life, and these 100 poems highlight this tendency.

“The Book of Insistence” explores regrets for missed chances, angry words and especially missteps in love. In “Insistence 10” the poignant words reveal: “Where do I find the love I left behind, Without love knowing love has been unkind?” The author writes about the insistence of the unconscious to pass judgment in dreams in “Insistence 41” with these words: “The dream prolonged the solitude, that distance brings to bear, And the one word that destroyed all remains beyond repair.” These selections, paired with the other profound poems in the book, form a framework for reflection on the power of regret and its effect in every area of life.

Author Vasile Munteanu, who was born in Romania, has been teaching literature and philosophy courses at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and has published the novels “Godmaker” and “Chandala.” His poetry books include “Forgotten Words,” “The Book of Aloneness,” “The Book of Remembrance” and “The Book of Intentions.” Munteanu earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English from Oakland University in Michigan and a Ph.D. in philosophy, interpretation and culture from State University of New York at Binghamton. He currently teaches critical thinking at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.

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For additional information, please visit www.vmunteanu.net.

The Book of Insistence

Vasile Munteanu

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1062-5                        300 pages                         $40.00 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 Explores Man’s Evolution into Superstition; Book by Donald A. Wheeler

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Origin of Life: Man and God in That Order” by Donald A. Wheeler.

A former professor of anatomy and physiology explains his theories of creation and challenges religious belief — man’s creation of a nonphysical realm — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Exploring the laws of nature used to create life and man’s creation of God forms the basis of this thought-provoking new book written by a retired professor. Donald A. Wheeler starts with the fact that energy can be converted into mass and mass into energy, with neither able to be created or destroyed – a characteristic of infinity. He writes that once life evolved into man, man created God and a spiritual world he deemed necessary. Wheeler analyzes arguments by the religious community that stand against theories of the physical world, concluding that man’s true purpose is not to serve God but to continue the human race.

“The Origin of Life, Man and God in That Order” starts with theories of the evolution of the Earth and early forms of life, and continues with examples of genetic manipulation that back up the realities of the physical world. One by one, Wheeler challenges arguments against evolution and such as missing links and statistical odds. Wheeler contends that the physical, chemical and biological natural laws explain all things, even those questions that have no answer today. He adds that people unwilling to accept this will let superstitious beliefs and illogical behavior rule their lives. Wheeler writes of the danger of relying on faith, becoming “slaves to our imagination,” and neglecting man’s need to continue the species.

Professor Donald A. Wheeler, a former full-time instructor of anatomy and physiology at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, was raised in a fundamentalist environment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harding College in Searcy, Ark., followed by a master’s degree in fisheries biology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Ph.D.(ABD) in comparative animal physiology from Kent State University in Ohio.

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For additional information, please visit www.scienceerodesreligion.net.

The Origin of Life, Man and God in That Order

Donald A. Wheeler

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1167-7                        84 pages                         $11.95 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.

Vasile Munteanu Creates New Volume of Poetry Focusing on Remorse

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Book of Intentions” by Vasile Munteanu.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing uses remorse as the overarching idea behind a collection of poems.

Good intentions can lead to wonderful results, but they must have someone ready to take action. When good intentions go astray – or don’t result in action – the result can be remorse, a powerful emotion. In this new book, the author shares 100 intentions related to remorse, including the self-inflicted version of that emotion. The feeling can lead to examination of past selves as well as insights into possible future selves, and Vasile Munteanu explores that concept fully with his intriguing writing.

“The Book of Intentions” addresses emotionally charged topics like lost love, unfulfilled desire, loneliness, missed opportunities and unspoken desire. The selection “Intention 8” features remorse that aches: “Yes doesn’t want to be turned into No, It hurts much more between the letting go.” The haunting words in “Intention 37” showcase the book’s raw emotions: “Words to the mirror bounce back to Earth, And slender differences remain unheard.” Lost love highlights the selection “Intention 79,” which contains this compelling verse: “I would like to know what cannot be told, But my mind is lonely and my thought is cold. I would like to tell what cannot be told, But my lips are silent and my words are cold.”

This is the third book of poetry for author Vasile Munteanu, who also wrote The Book of Aloneness and The Book of Remembrance. Munteanu, who has taught literature and philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, also has published two novels: Godmaker and Chandala. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English from Oakland University in Michigan and a Ph.D. in philosophy, interpretation and culture from State University of New York at Binghamton.

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For additional information, please visit www.vmunteanu.net

The Book of Intentions

Vasile Munteanu

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1060-1                                248 pages                                 $40.00 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 Guides Readers to More Joyful Lives; Book by Barbara Hadley and Fred Stultz

Dog Ear Publishing releases “If Not Joy Now Then When?” by Barbara Hadley and Fred Stultz.

Two counselors share their easy-to-comprehend approach to helping people live more joyful, vibrant lives with this new book from Dog Ear Publishing.

Living with inner joy and meaningful relationships is possible with the right approach. Two professional counselors provide readers with their approach to making this happen, which they call Discovering to Be Me, thanks to their new book. They describe their approach for life change as giving people “permission to awaken to new meaning and direction in their lives. It challenges theories about the foundation of a self. It involves expanding one’s awareness.”

“If Not Joy Now Then When?” challenges people to find the courage to take steps to creating a new life that will be more fulfilling – taking charge of their own happiness to gain satisfying relationships, new spiritual meaning and excitement and vitality in work and life experiences.  Step by step, the book covers the three interactive areas of Discovering to Be Me: awakening, characterized by a sense of uneasiness with the current life; twilight, a state between past and future learning; and engagement, taking action to work on change for the better. Through real-life case studies to illustrate their points, the book helps people choose how to face the complexity of life and choose how they want to live. Simple illustrations by artist Pattie Fimple and a glossary describing terms enhance this potentially life-changing book.

Author Barbara Hadley, a licensed professional counselor in Colorado since 1996, earned master’s degrees in educationally handicapped and community counseling. She has educated developmentally disabled adults, taught incarcerated adolescent males and served as chairman of the special education department at a high school. For the last 20 years, Barbara has been an adjunct psychology professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo and worked for seven years at CSU’s student counseling center. She and her husband, Jim, have two daughters.

Author Fred Stultz, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Colorado since 2000, has taught at universities for more than 35 years; he received a Ph.D. in human development from Purdue University in 1974.  For the last 13 years, Fred has been an adjunct professor in the psychology department at CSU-Pueblo and served as a counselor in the university’s student counseling center; he became director of the center in 2002. He and his wife, Gloria, have three sons.

The authors left university counseling jobs in 2010 to open their own counseling practice, Pura Vida Voices. The Discovering to Be Me approach is one aspect of their practice, which encourages people to change and grow to live a more joyful life. Contact the authors at www.puravidavoices.com.

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For additional information about the book, please visit www.IfNotJoy.com.

If Not Joy Now Then When?

Barbara Hadley and Fred Stultz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1037-3                        196 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.

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

New Book Sounds National Security Wakeup Call; Book by K.D. Rupp

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Maid of Gettysburg” by K.D. Rupp.

The author wrote this story to draw attention to an unrecognized problem that affects our national security. There is a profound disconnect between the values of women at the top of the social pyramid and the values of women beneath them. The Maid of Gettysburg will give readers a better understanding of the perspective of those who believe the primary leadership role of most men and women is “Father” and “Mother”. Readers of this new book from Dog Ear Publishing are encouraged to visit the Women’s Leadership Challenge Facebook page for a deeper understanding of the many psychological veils that hide the truth.

The overarching theme of this new book is the decline in civic engagement in America from 1940 to the present, told through the eyes of three generations of women. It’s also a story about misperception and the common failure to recognize friend from foe. The Maid of Gettysburg is written in a form similar to a screenplay. The narrative opens in 1999 with the high school graduation of Kady Rupert, who has overcome her many disabilities in order to graduate. The story then touches upon the life of Kady’s grandmother who grew up in Gettysburg during the 1940s in an integrated, poor neighborhood. She becomes pregnant with Kady’s mother, Mary, but abandons Mary entrusting her to the care of relatives. Mary eventually attends college, with the aid of former President Eisenhower, and is joined there by her best friend, Louis. During the turbulent campus takeovers of the 1960s, Louis is killed in what appears to be an accident. Mary’s life spirals out of control during the 1970s. After being assaulted by her students, she comes to the final conclusion that she is unlovable, has no intrinsic worth, and that life is not worth living.

The author sets the tone for the book with a proposed college course that would use a broad multicultural and psychological approach to illustrate how people differ in their understanding of what constitutes a meaningful life, a life worthy of honor or respect. Cultural representatives would discuss their culture’s teachings on what constitutes a meaningful life. The goal is for students to learn how political, social, economic and psychological factors hinder perception of the dignity of women and how these factors especially affect socially prominent women.

Author K.D. Rupp began wandering the Gettysburg battlefield as a youngster and continues to visit his relatives on Cemetery Ridge from time to time. The father of three daughters, he has served in the military for more than 35 years.

For additional information, please visit www.maidofgettysburg.com, www.maidofgettysburg.org or the Women’s Leadership Challenge page on Facebook.

The Maid of Gettysburg

K.D. Rupp

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1098-4                        116 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.

Daren Doucet Continues Supermarket Escapades with Humorous New Book

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Supermarket Guy II: Rise of the Market Overlord” by Daren Doucet.

The new CEO of a supermarket chain must rise to the occasion and rescue the business from the brink of bankruptcy. This sequel to “The Supermarket Guy,” released by Dog Ear Publishing, pushes comedy to the limit.

Harold, hero of “The Supermarket Guy,” finds himself chief executive officer of a once-great supermarket chain facing potential bankruptcy in this new comedic novel. The main competition in its territory, JoAcadou Mart, is undercutting Bargain Way in hopes of forcing its hand in selling off stock to pay creditors. Demanding boardroom members, quarterly figures that don’t add up and shoddy products on the grocery’s shelves all add up to a giant headache for the new CEO.

“The Supermarket Guy II: Rise of the Market Overlord,” told in the same humorous style as Doucet’s first book, follows Harold’s quest to come out on top and out from under the shadow of bankruptcy. He fires incompetent mangers, and his new management team begins to find out why the company has been losing money. Despite the changes, Harold doesn’t realize a spy is feeding information to Jon Acadou and working on his behalf. Crazy motorcycle chases, spying on his competitor dressed as a woman, three-headed pigs and a bear hunt are just a small part of this hilarious romp with a would-be supermarket czar.

Author Daren Doucet, who lives in New Brunswick, Canada, grew up in a small town and was interested in sketching, inspired by Marvel and Archie comics. He illustrated the book’s cover. Doucet did weight training, an activity he continues today. He graduated from Power Engineering Technology in St. John, New Brunswick, and eventually became an operator at an energy utility company. His goal in writing humorous fiction is to make people laugh like they are watching a comedy film.

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

The Supermarket Guy II: Rise of the Market Overlord

Daren Doucet

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1157-8                        236 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.

Long Island Parents Turn the Tables on Bullying in the Public School: Book by Nancy Macnab

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Uncle Sam’s Schoolhouse: Bullying, Predators, and Students” by Nancy Macnab.

The authors of this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing recount disturbing experiences with bullying and abuse by teachers and officials in their public school district. They explore the dynamics of the legal advantages offered to school personnel which culminate in an atmosphere ripe for psychological and emotional abuses.

What if the public school system itself was the source for the recent rise in student on student bullying? What if there existed a suppressed environment of concealed abuse expressing itself in the current bullying epidemic?  At the heart of this revealing new book, author Nancy Macnab along with her husband Bill, go beyond their experience to reveal a public school system that must hide from public view any abuses or illegal actions in order to protect their enormous investment in what has become a financial monopoly. When Bill was illegally banned from the Port Jefferson Union Free School District by the Superintendent for bringing teacher on student abuse to the eyes of administrators, Nancy and Bill took action to protect their family.

“Uncle Sam’s Schoolhouse” examines legal rulings allowing teachers to freely exhibit “examples of official abuses witnessed by students every day.” The authors argue that witnessing those examples has led to the bullying phenomenon raging across America. They note in the introduction that research shows 50 percent “of all public school students will suffer some form of adult inflicted physical or emotional abuse at their public school.” The book describes the special laws providing exclusive rights that privilege school personnel above the rights of students and their families.

The struggle for Nancy and Bill escalated when their younger son’s math teacher actively refused to teach him while at the same time belittling him. After the parents met with administrators to address the abuse of their son, Bill wrote a letter to clarify the issues. The result was a counter-response letter from the Superintendent banning Bill from school property under threat of arrest. That experience drove Nancy and Bill to delve into the legal world of the public school.

The authors detail nationwide incidents of abusive teachers. They show the second-class citizen life of children in a system which both dehumanizes them and attacks their sensibility. While “Teachers are not held accountable for their bullying and abusiveness” they write, “Students are subjected to accountability for even the minutest infractions.” This book is sure to resonate with parents, students and educators trapped by the ongoing corruption that exists in “Uncle Sam’s Schoolhouse.”

Nancy Macnab, born and raised in New York City, has been a mother for 19 years. She worked as a Wall Street financial typesetter, university researcher, copy editor and legal secretary before having her children. This graduate of Long Island University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts is working on a children’s book. Her husband of twenty years, Bill, has a History degree from Stony Brook University and co-authored Port Jefferson’s local history book.

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

Uncle Sam’s Schoolhouse: Bullying, Predators, and Students

Nancy Macnab

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1195-0                        236 pages                         $17.99 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.