Monthly Archives: September 2012

Veteran Psychotherapist Shares His Passion for Helping Others; New Release by Harvey Wasserman

Dog Ear Publishing releases “John Wayne and the Fierce Kuga-Kugas: A Book of Healing and Transformation” by Harvey Wasserman.

True stories from the author’s life and experiences with patients form the core of this unconventional self-help book, a new book release from Dog Ear Publishing.

A psychotherapist with 50 years of experience shares his insights in an unorthodox new book that blends self-help exercises with true tales of success and failure. Dr. Harvey Wasserman aims to educate, nudge and entertain. He includes certain stories just for fun, believing that “the right kind of laughter opens the brain to neuroplasticity (change in brain structure and content),” he writes in the introduction. “Some of the fun stories had an essence that changed and expanded me. Perhaps they will do the same for you.”

In “John Wayne and the Fierce Kuga-Kugas,” Wasserman shares both personal experiences from his life and trips to countries around the world, as well as interactions with patients. He’s unafraid to reveal painful personal details, such as fleeing for his life when his wife’s mental illness turns deadly. Wasserman tackles issues such as fear of success, commitment, paranoia, anger and depression, detailing their effects and providing healing exercises that can be done as homework.

Wasserman’s exercises are designed to promote neuroplasticity, shifting the way the mind responds to the inner self and life. He’s candid about his exploration into unconventional therapy and diagnosis, including reading auras or sensing things about people, transformative visualizations, spiritual energies, bioenergetic analysis and polarity therapy as well as techniques learned from native healers. An index of exercises creates a handy resource for readers. Part self-help, part memoir, Wasserman’s engaging book presents a side of a psychotherapist not often seen.

Author Harvey Wasserman, who lives in Ireland, has spent 50 years in a psychotherapy practice and served a professorship at Yale University College of Medicine, where he ran the training program at one of its teaching hospitals. The son of immigrants, Wasserman earned a three-year fellowship at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and has studied alternative therapies.

 

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

 

John Wayne and the Fierce Kuga-Kugas: A Book of Healing and Transformation

Harvey Wasserman

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1288-9                        308 pages                         $16.95 US

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

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 Poetry Release Expressively Explores the Many Facets of Sadness; Book by Vasile Munteanu

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

In this new poetry collection released by Dog Ear Publishing, author Vasile Munteanu delves into sorrow’s depths to discover its many aspects.

Sadness is a universal emotion; every person feels it at different points in his or her life.  However, there are many different types of sorrow—some positive, and some negative.  Some sadness is overwhelmingly bleak, while another kind of sorrow can be classified as bittersweet, and can be pleasant to remember.

Author Vasile Munteanu unflinchingly faces the deep emotions that are associated with sadness in his latest collection of poems, tapping into many different themes and emotions all rooted in the overarching theme of sorrow.  In “Said and Unsaid”, Munteanu mines the profundity of silence, and the volumes it can speak.  “Insomnia” speaks to the intensity of solitude in the middle of the night, and the feelings that sleeplessness can evoke.  These and the other poems in the volume emphasize the mind’s “need and desire” to overcome itself when faced with sorrow, be it negative or positive.

The Book of Sorrow is a beautiful meditation on a subject that has unending depths by a masterful poet.  Author Vasile Munteanu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Michigan’s Oakland University, and he earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  A professor of philosophy and literature at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Munteanu authored many books, including Godmaker, The Book of Aloneness, Chandala, The Unthought, The Book of Intentions, and The Book of Longing.

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

 

The Book of Sorrow

Vasile Munteanu

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1342-8                        132 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 Fiction Release Shares Man’s Journey Down Path of True Forgiveness as Taught by God; Book by Jennifer Wade

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Lesson: A Brandon Moore Novel” by Jennifer Wade.

Brandon Moore is back in this new fiction release by Dog Ear Publishing; Author Jennifer Wade’s beloved character finds himself questioning God’s plan for him when he’s asked to care for his abusive, alcoholic ex-convict father.

When Brandon Moore gets the call from the prison nurse requesting that he care for his ailing father, his immediate reaction is enraged disbelief:  why should he care for the man who abused him for most of his childhood, and who was jailed after nearly killing his only child?  However, after Brandon prayed about it, he realized that this is an opportunity to learn how to forgive, something that he has always found challenging.  The decision to care for his dad changes his life instantly; for one thing, it introduces him to Amelia, the young nurse who spoke to Brandon about taking his father in upon his parole.  It also leads him to Chloe, a young girl who appears in the congregation of Brandon’s church one Sunday morning.

Chloe’s story is heartbreaking, and her reaction to the pain she finds unbearable is just as horrific.  In order to release her overwhelming sadness, Chloe frequently cuts herself.  When she finds herself in Brandon’s church, she feels something she hasn’t felt for a long time: hope.  Can Brandon’s example lead Chloe to forgive her tormentor?  Will Brandon’s lesson sink in before Chloe seriously hurts herself?  Can Brandon let go of years of righteous anger and forgive his father?

The Lesson is an emotionally charged story steeped in God’s love and the way it affects the people who are willing to accept it.  Brandon is an endearing character that readers will relate to , and his journey is one that so many people face.  Author Jennifer Wade is a stay-at-home mother of five, and a student majoring in journalism and mass communication.  Wade lives in Southwest Virginia with her family, where she engages in her passion for writing.

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

 

The Lesson: A Brandon Moore Novel

Jennifer Wade

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1318-3                        188 pages                         $14.00 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.

Alien Makes a Mess After Landing in Boy’s Backyard; New Release by Teri Bergens

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Zerplek’s Schmizzle” by Teri Bergens.

A lost alien becomes stuck in a tree when his spaceship loses power and causes problems when he accepts help from a new friend in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When a noise awakens Matthew in the middle of the night, he can’t quite believe his eyes – and ears. A spaceship with tiny blinking lights is stuck in his tree, and he hears quiet giggling. This new children’s book explores the hilarious antics that ensue when a glasses-wearing alien named Xerplek from the planet Kloo crash lands in a young boy’s backyard.

“Xerplek’s Schmizzle” features Xerplek’s progress as he tries to get out of the tree safely and find a map to Mars, where his family is stationed. Matthew helps his new friend, who promptly eats everything in the kitchen, including all the cookies and candy, and splatters the room in bright green goo while trying to make a drink known as schmizzle. All Xerplek wants to do is repair his spaceship and get back home, but somehow all he can do is make mistakes.

The author’s colorful, cartoon-like drawings wonderfully illustrate the power of kindness and cooperation that can spring up between two such different youngsters united in a simple cause. The author’s rhymes make it even more fun to read the story aloud.

This is the second book for author Teri Bergens, who also wrote and illustrated the children’s book “Mud Troubles.”  Bergens, who graduated from California State University in Sacramento, worked in marketing and advertising before turning to writing and illustrating children’s books full time. She and her husband have two sons.

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

 

Xerplek’s Schmizzle

Teri Bergens

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1226-1                        44 pages                         $10.99 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.

Modern-day Fable Shares Journey of Self-discovery; New Release by Geof Spalding

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The 33rd Sage and the Initiate” by Geof Spalding.

A quest for knowledge and a holy artifact leads a writer to a series of adventures and revelations about his soul in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Aspiring author Conway is working as a night security guard, a job that allows him to take writing classes during the day and polish his prose at night. On his way home one morning, according to this new novel, a bright light envelops him in warmth and transports him to an otherworldly garden. He meets an old hermit who shows him the teachings of a secret, 33-member brotherhood that guides mankind’s evolution. That mysterious group sends Conway on a mind-blowing quest to discover the true story of Jesus and the Holy Graal.

“The 33rd Sage and the Initiate,” the second novel in the 33rd Sage trilogy, reveals Conway’s attempts to fulfill his quest, which leads him to explore the inner workings of his soul and to learn about the power of thought. The journey brings unexpected encounters with new allies: an old Chinese sage, a Buddhist monk, a wife from a long-forgotten life, and a being from another dimension. Time traveling, glimpses of the afterlife and trips to exotic locales gradually add their voices to the knowledge ringing in Conway’s consciousness, and he learns how to share his inner truths. Before his quest ends, he will learn the identity of the brotherhood’s newest member.

This is the second novel for author Geof Spalding, who lives in Armadale, Victoria, Australia. Spalding, the national clinic manager for Endeavour College of Natural Health, also is a writer, actor and teacher. He has traveled around the world seeking spiritual teachers, experiencing many adventures.

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For additional information, please visit www.the33rdsage.com.

 

The 33rd Sage and the Initiate

Geof Spalding

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1249-0                        208 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.

Big Brother Shares his Heart with New Sibling; New Children’s Book by Susannah Gray

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Gotta See Nathan!” by Susannah Gray.

A toddler must adapt quickly when a new brother is born into the family. This new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing is the story of two brothers in the earlier years of life.

It’s not easy when a new baby arrives, especially if you’re used to being the baby. This new children’s book, inspired by actual events, tells what happens when the author’s second son, Nathan, joins 2-year-old Zachariah. Despite some bumps along the way, Zachariah quickly becomes a big help in caring for the newest member of the family, whether at bath time or when he needs a new diaper.

“Gotta See Nathan!” highlights Zach’s love for his new brother, reflecting his joy in waking up early and wanting to see and play with Nathan right away. The youngster’s often-repeated phrase, “Gotta see Nathan,” provided the idea for the book’s title. Zach plays peek-a-boo with Nathan, brings him toys, talks to him sweetly and plays in the tub with him. Even when the day is over, Zach already anticipates the following day when he can see his little brother again. Nathan drew the illustrations for this charming children’s book that shows the power of love.

Author Susannah Gray works as a training specialist for Child, Youth and School Services on the small military base in the Republic of the Marshall Islands where she lives. She hopes to spend more time writing in the future. Gray was born and raised in Alabama. Her son, Nathan, now 8, created the book’s illustrations. She has finished a second book  — “Alligators Ccoming!” — featuring drawings by Zachariah.

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

 

Gotta See Nathan!

Susannah Gray

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-122-0                        20 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 Book by Richard Chalfen Focuses on Photographic Dilemmas

Dog Ear Publishing releases “PHOTOGAFFES: Family Snapshots and Social Dilemmas” by Richard Chalfen.

A trained anthropologist and communicator shares letters with questions of photography etiquette and dilemmas in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes it takes words to make people appreciate the photos in their lives. In this new book, a newspaper advice columnist known as “Eastman” shares letters sent by readers about their photography-based dilemmas. In his well-crafted responses, Richard Chalfen provides advice ranging from when it’s appropriate to take photos as well as ways to repair relationships harmed by photos. As the most photographed people in the history of the world, he notes in the introduction, “Ordinary people have been empowered to take over the process, to make their own choices of what is important and do it themselves.”

“PHOTOGAFFES: Family Snapshots and Social Dilemmas” tackles amateur photography from three points of view: film-based photos, digital photography and mobile phone snapshots. Chalfen includes letters about exhibiting photos in bathrooms, personal snapshots in prison, aging moms, reluctant waiters, kids’ bathtub photos, revealing holiday photos, online photos, camera phone etiquette and party photos. He advises a mom worried about her son taking photos of homeless people and through the neighbors’ window, chimes in on whether it’s OK to take photos at a nude beach, questions a husband who takes too many photos of young women at parties, and discusses the propriety of sending sonograms via cell phone.

As demonstrated in letter after letter, photographs play a large role in today’s life. Besides dispensing practical advice about photography practices and photos themselves, Chalfen looks at changing technology and the accompanying changing social implications of capturing people and places with cameras of any sort, exploring how re-invented cameras and technology might be re-inventing society.

Author Richard Chalfen studied photography at Tulane University and filmmaking at the Anthropology Film Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and the University of Pennsylvania. Chalfen has degrees in communication studies and anthropology, with a doctorate in visual communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has researched family photographic habits for four decades in the United States and Japan. The author lives in Boston and keeps a daily photo diary. He also wrote “Snapshot Versions of Life” and “Turning Leaves: the Photograph Collections of  Two Japanese American Families.”

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

 

PHOTOGAFFES: Family Snapshots and Social Dilemmas

Richard Chalfen

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1182-0                        224 pages                         $13.99 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.