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Soldier Dog and Stray Form Unlikely Friendship; K.R. Feinstein Releases New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “the Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” by K.R. Feinstein

Two unforgettable canines share hardship and adventure in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When stray dog Jethro sees an unfamiliar dog smelling of sadness at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, little does he know his life is going to change – for the better. It seems Fritz, a German shepherd who also stars in this new children’s book, has an adventurous past, including doing a tour in Iraq as a soldier dog. The magic of friendship is apparent in this charming story.

Surviving a hurricane is just the first of the new adventures the two dogs share. “The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” slowly reveals Fritz’s past, from his beginnings as the runt of the litter to Army training to the tragic consequences of war. Jethro, not a typically adventurous character, soon finds himself taking part in situations that he would never dare tackle alone, including a brush with animal control. By working together, Jethro and Fritz uncover dangerous dealings in town and learn that despite their different backgrounds, each has his own style of courage.

Pen and ink illustrations by S.E. Feinstein enhance the start of each chapter in this heartwarming book that introduces children to war, as well as courageous trainers and dogs who help keep troops safe.

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

The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz

K.R. Feinstein

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2457-8            112 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

New Book Presents Eclectic Mix of Views on Life by Dirk Q. Allen

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Notes for a Book” by Dirk Q. Allen

A former journalist presents a collection of short stories, commentary and essays in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Writing takes many forms and can capture the imagination of both the writer and the reader. A longtime writer – and former newspaper editor – shares his writing in this new collection of essays, fiction, columns and observations. Author Dirk Q. Allen explores the mysterious death of a young Army sergeant, offers three novel excerpts, observations, a lecture on journalism and commentary on a variety of subjects, including Santa Claus.

“Notes for a Book” features the true story of Laura Cecere, 26, a former high school athlete and Army sergeant who disappeared from Fort Campbell in 1996 and hasn’t been found since; her jawbone was mailed to a television station the next summer but the case remains unsolved. Allen showcases his imaginative side with a few chapters of fictional stories set in Providence, R.I.; Moscow; and New York City. His commentary features subjects that run the gamut, although most loosely connect to politics. Columns on U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Abraham Lincoln’s legacy as a president, the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the War on Terror and the economic embargo of Cuba mingle with a farewell to his newspaper career, singer Dusty Springfield’s death and a family wedding.

Aspiring journalists got a taste of his work with an overview lecture about a profession that requires writers to be the eyes and ears of a community and presenting “news you can use,” as he writes. Whether making thoughtful observations about hiring American workers, pithy comments about pasta or writing about a family tragedy, Allen’s writing, steeped in his years of experience as a communicator, commands attention.

Author Dirk Q. Allen, an award-winning writer, grew up in Lakewood, Ohio (suburban Cleveland) and Cincinnati and earned a degree at Brown University in Providence, R.I., serving as sports writer and sports editor at the Brown Daily Herald. Allen spent more than 20 years in the newspaper business. He was an adjunct professor for four years at Miami (Ohio) University and is director of admissions and media relations for Badin High School, a Catholic high school in Hamilton, Ohio. Allen’s first book, “Good Tears,” describes the 10-year run of Badin’s girls’ basketball program to the 1998 Ohio Division II state championship.

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

Notes for a Book

Dirk Q. Allen

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2387-8                        192 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

Vietnam Veteran Tells Tales of Tet Offensive in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68” by Peter Hague.

The author, a Vietnam Veteran, presents stories about his experiences during the Tet Offensive, colorful language included, in this new biographical book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

It’s not easy being the new guy on the job – especially if the job is serving in the military during wartime. In his new book, Peter Hague recounts life serving with the Army’s A Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry (Wolfounds), 25th Infantry Division between Nov. 21, 1967, to Nov. 20, 1968. It chronicles the experiences he had as a combat infantryman during the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive in 1968. The biography is the first of a series of books Hague plans to write about his experiences serving with the “Wolfhounds.”

 “Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68” draws readers in from the very start. From the first in-country welcome party for new recruits to descriptions of what it meant to be point man (usually, an attack by the greatly feared and vicious red ants) and devastating attacks close to his location, Hague serves up a dish of reality. Infantrymen learn how to appreciate small privileges – like hot food and coffee right in the middle of a firefight, devoted buddies and an unexpected chance to ride bicycles. He even describes assisting in delivering a baby. The author’s colorful language – his attempt to stay true to the dialogue men used on the front lines  – and his no-holds-barred descriptions of the acts of war bring it to life in ways textbooks can’t capture.

Author Peter Hague was born and raised in northern California. He attended a semester of junior college before dropping out and was drafted. Hague and his wife, Lisa, have been married almost 30 years. They have two sons.

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

Wolfhounds: My Combat Tour in Vietnam 11/67-11/68

Peter Hague

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1845-4                        180 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

Artemus Newton Forges Unlikely Alliance in New Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

A retired Army man finds the Cold War is not so cold after all when he and a friend run across some old enemies in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Artemus Newton finds himself embroiled in another unexpected adventure. This new thriller opens with a window into the past – a time when the Cold War was in full force and a young Central Intelligence Agency field officer named Bill Hennick is gathering information in 1948 in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He narrowly escapes with that top-secret information. Fast-forward 65 years, and Hennick’s possessions have gone to his new friend, Artemus Newton, including detailed memoirs of missions for the OSS and CIA and mention of an Operation SCOUNDREL. When a hired assassin who once tried to kill Artemus Newton is freed from prison, wheels are set in motion for another chance for Newton to serve his country.

“Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller,” the third novel featuring Artemus Newton, finds him still carrying a torch for the beautiful Alexis Lee, a clandestine field officer for the CIA who is practically engaged to her boss. Members of a secret organization seeking power have not forgotten that Newton and Alexis foiled their plans last year and still plan to seek revenge. Soon, Artemus finds himself battling hired killers, criminals and enemy agents, but he’s got some unexpected allies. The only thing that can save him and the country from the latest political plot are some of the very same people Hennick fought against during the Cold War. Will Artemus Newton and his allies be able to foil the plot or will the country fall to an organization intent on world domination?

Author Roger Blakely Jr. has spent more than 30 years in the military. Blakely is an Army chief warrant officer assigned to the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wis. He served six months at an Army airfield in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and received a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the desert. Blakely’s Army career includes service in Germany, Illinois, Kansas and Alabama. Blakely also wrote “The Night of the Plesiosaurs,” a thriller featuring adventure seeker Matt Chase. Artemus Newton also stars in the novels “Chief” and “Arena.”

Contact the author at rogerblakely@hotmail.com.

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

Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller

Roger Blakely Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2027-3                        256 pages                        $14.39 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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