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Karen Blaser Releases New Book Showing Loving Bonds with Precious Pets

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” by Karen Blaser.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” by Karen Blaser.

Precious Chelsea stole her owner’s heart from their first day together. The author relays the many adventures she and the German Shepherd experienced in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Little did author Karen Blaser imagine how close she and her German Shepherd puppy would become. Indeed, Chelsea’s death more than 12 years later brought almost unbearable pain, but Blaser wouldn’t trade her memories of their companionship for anything. She describes their relationship and adventures in this new book that reads like a love letter to a precious daughter, as well as what happens when someone else enters her life.

“Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” serves as more than a trip down memory lane. It also showcases the realities and responsibilities of owning and training a pet, important considerations for potential pet owners to understand before they undertake their own journey with a four-legged friend. Chelsea offers a testament to the power of love, and she shows it in endless ways like watching over tiny kittens and licking away Blaser’s tears. But eventually old age catches up with her and Blaser must make the tough decision to help her companion slip away.

Along with lessons learned from having a dog, Blaser shares what happens when love comes again, this time in the form of an adorable German Shepherd puppy she names Sheba. Her new companion brings joy to Blaser once again. They also inspire her to write a rap that children can sing to their own four-legged friends and includes activities pet lovers can appreciate. Blaser writes that she hopes her book can comfort others who have suffered from losing a loving pet.

Author Karen Blaser works in the business world as a trainer/manager at car dealerships and occasional real estate agent. The Connecticut native previously toured the United States and Canada performing with musical groups, studying with a jazz guitarist and opening a guitar studio, graduating summa cum laude with a music theory degree. Volunteering to teach music at church inspired Blaser to enter education, and she earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, moving to the Atlanta area to be principal at a junior academy. She continues to be active at her church.

 

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For additional information, please visit www.lovingagain.com

Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba

Karen Blaser

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2535-3                        72 pages                        $9.95 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.

 

Experience A Medical Mission Into the Depths of South Sudan Through “Ajak’s Song”, A New Book by Kenneth Waxman

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ajak’s Song” by Kenneth Waxman.

In Kenneth Waxman’s new book, “Ajak’s Song”, released by Dog Ear Publishing, a prominent American surgeon describes his journey to a small tribal village in South Sudan with Doctors without Borders on the eve the country’s vote for independence. He uncovers many truths; about his own life journey, about the courageous people of South Sudan, and about the devastating crisis in health care that the world’s newest nation is suffering.

Today, Dr. Kenneth Waxman announces the publication of his first book, “Ajak’s Song”, the narrative of a surgeon from Santa Barbara who travels deep into the bush of sub-Saharan Africa to discover many truths about himself and about the courageous people of our world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

“Ajak’s Song” begins with the story of Ajak, a 13-year-old girl bitten by a snake, leading to disastrous consequences. Traditional healing methods don’t work, and Ajak faces amputation, which would destroy her dreams of getting married and bringing fortune to her family through her bride price. Carried in her father’s arms for two days, she finds hope at a new international health facility being established in a small Dinka village near the border of North Sudan. There, she meets Waxman, who would be her surgeon, performing multiple operations in attempt to save her leg.  Each time she awakes from her surgeries, Ajak opens her eyes and begins singing a song of hope.

Waxman shares his awe of the beauty of his surroundings, the magic of the tribal culture, and the very different and fascinating perspectives the villagers have about disease and death. He shares stories about his fellow volunteers, South Sudanese children facing death from tropical diseases, patients with violent spear and gunshot wounds, and a young Dinka man who serves as his assistant, in hopes of someday becoming a surgeon himself.  These stories provide a very personal glimpse into the heart of South Sudan, and some of the challenges the young country faces.

Photographs in “Ajak’s Song” illustrate in stark reality the medical challenges South Sudanese villagers face. Although South Sudan has now become an independent nation after decades of revolution, it is left with a terrible lack of health care, without providers or resources to fight the world’s highest rate of tropical diseases, shockingly high rates of maternal and infant deaths, and tragically untreated injuries.

As Waxman works at the clinic and gets to know its patients and helpers, the surgeon finds himself forever changed and hopeful about the country’s potential. He becomes determined to make a difference. As he writes, “I came to understand that despite the pain of the past and the trials of the present, there is an exciting future for South Sudan.”

Readers can also help change lives in South Sudan. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Future Doctors for South Sudan (www.futuredoctors.org), a nonprofit organization that works to educate young South Sudanese doctors.

Author Kenneth Waxman, a board-certified surgeon, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He did surgical training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and then joined the UCLA faculty. He helped develop the first organized trauma system in the United States after joining the University of California, Irvine, where as Professor of Surgery, he directed the trauma center, surgical intensive care and burn units. He moved on to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he developed the first trauma center on California’s central coast and directed the hospital’s surgical training program. Waxman joined Doctors without Borders in 2010.

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For additional information, please visit www.ajakssong.com

Kenneth Waxman

Ajak’s Song

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2475-2                        220 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

Student Shares His Insights on Biblical Revelations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Greatest Revelation: Series One” by Abebola Isola.

A West African-born student offers his perspective on the Bible in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Reading the Bible is a personal experience for many people, and sometimes its messages don’t come across clearly. In his new book, author Abebola Isola, a university student, shares the insights he’s gleaned from his own reading of scripture, told in an easy, conversational style that’s easy to follow. He writes that he was inspired to write the book because he wanted to share God’s message with children, teenagers and adults who don’t understand it.

“The Greatest Revelation: Series One” focuses mainly on Bible passages from the Book of Matthew, with each verse followed by a short interpretation. For instance, Isola explores Matthew 4:13: “You are the salt of the earth.” His explanation is the earth needs us or it can’t function, so everyone has responsibilities to God. Regarding Matthew 15:8 — These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. – he explains that Christianity must come from the heart. Instead of talking about Christianity, people need to act and serve God from the bottom of their heart.

Isola humbly presents his interpretation of the Bible, poking fun at himself and some of his initial misconceptions about scripture. For instance, when he was a child, he thought the verses that talk about cutting off part of the body that cause people to sin was literally – that he should cut his body. He later realized, with God’s help, that the scripture referred to metaphorically shedding things that cause people to sin.

Author Abebola Isola, a student at the University of Minnesota, is majoring in economics. Isola was born in Lagos in Nigeria, Africa. His father, an engineer, lives in Nigeria, and his mother, a nurse, lives in America.

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

The Greatest Revelation: Series One

Abebola Isola

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2298-7                     68 pages                    $15 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.

Creating Waves of His Own; Hair Salon Owner Van Kirby Releases New Memoir

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “On the Table by the Window: The Journey of a Gay Dad in Indiana” by Van Kirby with David Hoppe.

A longtime hairstylist chronicles his life – including winning custody of his children — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

It’s not easy being a single parent when a marriage dissolves. Couple that with being a gay father in the 1970s, and the challenges never seem to end. This new book – written as Van Kirby is on the verge of becoming a great-grandfather — details his fight to win custody of his four children, as well as his experience of coming out during a time when homosexuals typically stayed in the closet. Along the way he shares glimpses of childhood adventures in Kentucky, a farm in Hall, Ind., and Indianapolis.

In “On the Table by the Window: The Journey of a Gay Dad in Indiana,” Kirby describes beauty school as well as opening his own business and the disintegration of his marriage. A fateful evening in a Fort Wayne bar leads him to the love of his life, Daniel. With a more steadying presence in his life, Kirby decides to file for full custody of his children, launching a four-year battle that begins with coming out to his parents but ends with his winning custody April 26, 1976. Kirby doesn’t sugarcoat his own struggles with sexuality or the encounters that result. In the end, what comes through this unforgettable memoir is the triumph of love over convention, a true inspiration to those facing challenges of their own in life and love.

Author Van Kirby manages a hair-styling salon in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. He and his partner of 41 years, Dan Detrick, split their time between homes in Broad Ripple and Sarasota, Fla. Contributor David Hoppe is an award-winning author, journalist and playwright who writes a weekly column for “NUVO.” He also wrote the book “Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest” and has had essays and short fiction published in “Notre Dame Review,” “New Art Examiner” and “Library Journal” among others.

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

On the Table by the Window: The Journey of a Gay Dad in Indiana

Van Kirby with David Hoppe

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2271-0                        120 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.

Youngsters Hit the Road with Loved Ones in Cartoonist’s New Book on Critters Riding Motorcycles

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Bikers Are Animals 4: Working and Riding” by Paul Jamiol.

A cartoonist reveals the latest installment of his series on cool animals who happen to ride motorcycles, with this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Seeing the world from the back of a motorcycle is a fun way for a youngster to relax and connect with an adult. That’s the message in this new book on animals riding motorcycles, the fourth in a series by cartoonist Paul Jamiol. The stars of this book are the young animals, who are related to the adult characters featured in Jamiol’s first two books. The youngsters introduce the adults and their jobs, clearly showing the pride they have in what their adults do for a living.

“Bikers Are Animals 4:  Working and Riding” includes such characters as Ela and her mom Sa-Rah (a hawk) who owns a bakery; they check out the scenery on their ride home. Little T’s dad Trash works at a rehab center; these two cool bears love their Sunday rides. Musician Prowla the puma has her own rock band, and picks up her daughter Prowlinda after school on her bike. Tac the young lion and his big brother Tourk (who creates videogames) love to ride together.  Doing things together is the message that resonates throughout this book.

The colorful cartoon illustrations give children subtle safety lessons, as all the young critters wear helmets and proper clothing. Gar and his dad, Anvil, check out their bike to make sure it’s safe before they start riding. At the end of the book, a list of safety tips reinforces the importance of motorcycle safety in a not-so-subtle way, describing how to make every ride both fun and safe.

Author and illustrator Paul Jamiol is an avid motorcyclist who has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his artwork. The cartoonist’s work has appeared in magazines, online and in newspapers. This is the fourth book in his “Bikers Are Animals” series for children. Jamiol, who lives in Massachusetts, also published “Jamiol’s World,” a collection of more than 150 of his political cartoons.

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

Bikes Are Animals 4: Working and Riding

Paul Jamiol

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2323-6                        38 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.

Bedtime Story Stars Violin-Playing Cat Who Travels the World on Moonbeams; Anne E. Moses Releases New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Gatos Musikos – A Secret Told by the Moon” by Anne E. Moses.

Author and illustrator Anne E. Moses presents the remarkable tale about a wondrous cat who plays for sleeping creatures the world over in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

The Moon has a secret: His best friend is a magical cat who plays the violin and dances for all sleeping creatures, traveling on moonbeams around the world. This charming new children’s book shares all the places Gatos Musikos visits and the wonders he sees. No creatures are too big or too small, too urban or too remote for Gatos to play his little violin and dance his twirling dance for them as they dream.

 “Gatos Musikos – A Secret Told by the Moon” weaves a wonderful tale that showcases animals and cultures from around the world. When the Moon is young and dinosaurs still refuse to go sleep despite all his efforts to soothe them, a very tired baby brontosaurus finally drifts off. The Moon watches in amazement as a marvelous cat appears and begins playing his little violin and dancing a twirling dance, easing the baby dinosaur into his dreams. The Moon is so delighted he offers his moonbeams to the cat so he can play and dance for all of Earth’s sleeping creatures. Now Gatos entertains animals from a tiny spider in its web to great Indian elephants and everything in between. He even performs a Scottish sword dance on the banks of Loch Ness as a sleeping Nessie drifts nearby.

After a busy night of traveling on moonbeams, and as dawn breaks softly over the world, Gatos has one last song to play before placing his little violin back into its magical case – this one for his very best friend, the Moon. Children everywhere are invited to believe in moonbeams, secure in the knowledge that they will never be forgotten by this remarkable cat, for Gatos Musikos will play his music and dance his twirling dance for them in their dreams. Enchanting illustrations by the author bring this imaginative bedtime story to life.

Author Anne E. Moses, born in Rochester, N.Y., has lived for many years in Boston, Mass., the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy. She and her husband now live in Greece. Moses is a painter, designer and screenwriter, as well as a passionate renovator of old houses. She has also completed six volumes in The Gracie Guides, a series of travel and how-to books “paw-written” by their very clever English Cocker Spaniel, Gracie.

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

Gatos Musikos: A Secret Told by the Moon

Anne Moses

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2189-8                        58 pages                        $19.99 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.

Retired Football Coach Shares Leadership Philosophy in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Go Ahead and Break Your Child’s Heart” by Bob Springer.

A retired high school football coach offers tips for parents to help their children succeed in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Successful parental leadership is the key to winning or losing on or off the athletic field. That’s the claim in a new book written by a former high school football coach and human resources executive. Bob Springer aims to provide parents and leaders of student athletics with a new perspective on managing middle and high school athletes. Fictional stories within the book illustrate different styles of leadership designed to help parents raise children to be successful.

 “Go Ahead and Break Your Child’s Heart” urges parents to step into that role proudly, providing guidance and discipline when needed instead of avoiding hurting their child’s feelings or being worried they can’t spend time with friends. Springer refers to this as putting kids first, writing that although both adults and peers are critical in shaping student athletes, “the role of the parent is that of the critically important glue: the record keeping, celebrator and disciplinarian.” A series of Leadership Considerations lets parents assess and develop their own leadership style. Springer urges parents to use tough love on their children when necessary, asking them to maintain and exceed performance standards in order to keep their students on the path to a winning life.

Author Bob Springer retired in 2011 after coaching high school football for 14 years in Ohio and West Virginia school systems. He coached teams to the state championship and earned Coach of the Year honors at another school. He served as assistant coach and head coach after retiring from Allstate Financial, where he spent 26 years, eventually becoming Vice President of Human Resources. Before Allstate, the 1964 Marietta College graduate had coached football for five years.

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

Go Ahead and Break Your Child’s Heart

Bob Springer

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2156-0                        144 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.