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Twins Share Special Bond in New Illustrated Book by Leslie Rohrbacker

Dog Ear Publishing releases “First Friend, Best Friend” by Leslie Rohrbacker.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “First Friend, Best Friend” by Leslie Rohrbacker.

Twin boys show why they are best friends in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Being a twin means having a friend even before birth. This new book takes readers on a fanciful journey narrated by one of the twins, describing life inside his mother and what happens once they reach the outside world. Born one minute apart, the two boys showcase the special bond that exists between twins.

“First Friend, Best Friend,” inspired by the real-life journey of the author and her twin sons, relays a series of adventures the boys experience from birth to their first day of school. Although they are twins, they aren’t identical. One has brown eyes while the other has blue, one is a bit smaller than the other, and one likes to sleep in while the other gets up early. Despite their differences, the twins share the most wonderful gift of all: Being each other’s first friend and best friend. Colorful watercolor illustrations by Katy Betz provide a delightful accompaniment to this charming story of brotherly love.

This is the first book for author Leslie Rohrbacker, a published blogger who also is a lawyer and executive. She and her husband live in northern New Jersey with their twin boys, who inspired Rohrbacker to write the book. Katy Betz is an illustration professor and has created work for books, magazines and exhibits.

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

First Friend, Best Friend

Leslie Rohrbacker

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2438-7                        26 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.

Couples Provides Honest Account of Recovering from Brain Injuries; Kara Ellsworth and Chris Russo Release New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love” by Kara and Chris Russo.

Speech therapy class provides an unlikely site for a match made in heaven, but that’s what happened when two people with brain injuries met and fell in love in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Life has a way of throwing out curveballs, and unexpected brain injuries definitely fall under that category. This new book tells the story of successful 20-somethings who were suddenly struck by different types of brain injuries. Kara had a massive stroke at age 27, and meningitis and encephalitis put Chris in a coma that left him paralyzed. During countless hours of therapy, they not only worked to regain control over their bodies but also developed an instant bond with each other, eventually marrying.

“But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love” relays their struggle to return to productive lives. Although physical signs of damage are obvious – especially when someone walks with a cane or needs a wheelchair – damage to brains can be hidden, with the victim appearing to be normal. On the inside, however, it’s anything but normal. A simple guide to dealing with people with brain injuries offers invaluable insights. The book shines a light through the darkness that can surround difficult recovery, aiming to inspire brain injury survivors and their friends, family members and caretakers.

Author Kara Ellsworth, a registered nurse, continues to help as many people as she can. Fellow author Chris Russo has a cobbler’s shop. They live in Sacramento. In their spare time, the couple watches movies, travels and maintains their small animal sanctuary, which has two rescue dogs, several fish, turtles and eels.

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

But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love

Kara Ellsworth and Chris Russo

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2075-4                        88 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.

Judy Lester Brown Shares Tales of her Four-Legged Therapy Partner in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Six Legs and a Leash: Stories of a Therapy Dog” by Judy Lester Brown.

A retired bank executive and an affectionate, mischievous giant schnoodle team up to become an effective tool for healing and ministry in their community. Judy Lester Brown describes their journey and mission, as well as that of other therapy dogs in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When Judy Lester Brown first saw the giant schnoodle, it was love at first sight. Reggie, who proves to be funny, intelligent, exuberant – and stubborn – and Judy soon begin an intense two-year training session to become certified as a team for animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy. This new book chronicles their story, describing their work visiting hospital patients, nursing home residents and people with special needs. Reggie and Judy even learn to communicate Bible truths to children, illustrating messages with Reggie at the center, at Greenfield Christian Church – where Judy first began to consider pet therapy as a ministry.

“Six Legs and a Leash: Stories of a Therapy Dog” shows the tremendous dedication Judy brings to working with Reggie, who eventually passed testing and became registered by Pet Partners. In the first section, she details how they manage to coax nursing home patients to stroke Reggie’s fur or throw a ball for him, leading to smiles and anticipation for his next visit. Each vignette shows how much the patients, families and caregivers appreciate the friendly dog’s work. The book’s second section highlights a series of children’s sermons and lessons Judy presents with Reggie’s help. Topics include the importance of being kind to one another, saying thank you, choosing a good attitude and what it means to follow Jesus.

The books’ third section features stories of other people and their work with therapy dogs: a college freshman with cerebral palsy whose dog helps him be more independent; Judy’s mentor and trainer Jamie Young, a veterinary pathologist who breeds and trains assistance dogs, including Reggie; and an amputee and cancer survivor who adopts a loving stray dog. This heartwarming book tells the tale of one woman’s determination to help others with her canine partner. Judy’s commitment to following God’s dictate to love one another is clear; she will donate $1 from the sale of each book to both Pet Partners and the children’s ministry of Greenfield Christian Church.

This is the first book for author Judy Lester Brown, who majored in journalism at the University of Kentucky. Brown, who worked as a feature writer for two daily newspapers and as vice president of marketing for Greenfield Banking Company, has published articles in several magazines as a freelance writer.

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For additional information, please visit www.jbrowntherapydogbook.com andwww.therapydogministry.org

Judy Lester Brown

Six Legs and a Leash: Stories of a Therapy Dog

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1823-2                        116 pages                        $13.95 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.