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Indian Legend Comes To Life in Laura J. Stegmaier’s New Children’s Book

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island” by Laura J. Stegmaier

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island” by Laura J. Stegmaier

A young girl and her friends know there’s more than meets the eye when lakefront construction work unearths a mysterious floating mass in this new middle-grade book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Connecticut’s Northwest Hills conjure up images of winding country roads, 18th century clapboard houses, spectacular fall foliage, and the next Christmas tree for Rockefeller Plaza. Briarwood Cove, a fictional Norman Rockwellesque hamlet ensconced deep in these hills, conjures up one additional thing – paranormal activity. It’s a good thing eleven-year-old adopted Chinese empath/precognitive Ling-Ling Turner is a resident. Ling-Ling is a PPI (Paranormal Private Investigator). When strange things happen in town, most adults either “pooh-pooh” them or come up with a logical explanation. Ling-Ling knows better – she is a firm believer in the veracity of paranormal activity, who delves into bizarre occurrences to seek the truth.

In Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island, doom casts a shadow over Briarwood Cove when blasting at a lakefront construction site releases a floating stink pile of muck from the depths of frosty Lake Tahaso. Coyotes arrive in town, and mysterious attacks on domesticated animals occur at night. While the local police deem coyotes responsible for the attacks, Ling-Ling and her friends Chloe, Jada, and Pablo discover the truth: the tiny town is under the spell of a revived massive ancient Indian curse!

Author Laura J. Stegmaier has written children’s fiction in a variety of media, including graphic novels, internationally broadcast animated television series, audio books and comic strips. The deep woods surrounding her longtime home in the rural Northwest Hills of Connecticut, as well as her belief in otherworldly and paranormal phenomena, inspire her writing.

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For additional information, please visit www.linglingturner.com

Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island

Laura J. Stegmaier

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2363-2                        92 pages                        $10.95 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.

New Memoir Shares Couple’s Journey Spanning Continents And Decades “On The Way Home”; New Book Released By Lenore De Pree

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “47 Houses On the Long Journey Home” by Lenore De Pree.

Author Lenore De Pree tells the adventures of her globetrotting family in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Eager to experience life on a deep level, Lenore and her husband, Gordon, choose to move away from the American Midwest and follow their hearts and their curiosity around the world, from Hong Kong to Saudi Arabia and all points in between. 

When Lenore De Pree welcomed her young husband home from Korea, she was eager to begin a normal life together at last. Gordon was happy to be with his wife, but he wasn’t quite ready to settle down to life in America. A seminary graduate, Gordon was drawn toward reaching out and expanding his view of the world. The couple applied for a posting overseas, and after a brief stop in New Mexico, where twins were born, they moved on to Hong Kong, thinking they would be back to live in the U.S. soon. Soon turned out to be twenty years.

It is during those years spent learning Chinese, living in a fishing village on the South China Sea and aboard an ocean-going Chinese junk in a typhoon shelter, that the De Prees find what they have been searching for – a deep sense of what it means to be a human being and a citizen of the world. With the family of four children growing up and needing to be repatriated, the De Prees return from their long Hong Kong sojourn to live in the US.

But after a year and a half in New York studying, the chance for one more deep adventure and a major salary bump to educate their growing family took the De Prees to the Middle East. Challenged by the region’s culture and Persian art, inspired by the desert and the Arabian Gulf, Lenore found she was stretching herself creatively, writing and painting with new inspiration while Gordon taught in the Professional Language center of Aramco oil company. With the coming of the Gulf War, their time abroad came to an end, but they were still casting about for a place that truly felt like home. Would they settle in the city of Lenore’s family, Chicago, or Michigan, where Gordon had grown up, or in a place neither of them had known? How about the mountains of North Carolina? Why not? And so they began a new American adventure, in a place where they could live out what they had learned, on truly American soil.

“47 Houses on the Long Journey Home” invites readers into the lives of a couple that has adventure in their souls, and it reveals the triumphs and hardships that naturally occur over the course of a decades-long family life.

Author Lenore De Pree has published three books in New York with Harper & Row and five in the Midwest, and she alternates between oil painting and writing. She and her husband, Gordon, live in West Jefferson, North Carolina, where they work in an art gallery.

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

47 Houses On the Long Journey Home

Lenore De Pree

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2218-5                        306 pages                        $16.00 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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