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Carolyn Beale Shotsky Releases New Book Set in Civil War Era

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Alice Mavery: A Question of Valor” by author

A young woman with strong Christian values not only survives but thrives in the years leading up to and during the Civil War in this new collection released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Life brings change many times for Alice Mavery, an Irish orphan found tied to a riverbank in rural Ohio when she was just a young girl. This new historical novel shares Alice’s story as she comes of age in the Civil War and must cope with politics and society during a time when life was a struggle for many Americans.

 “Alice Mavery: A Question of Honor,” which begins in Pike County, Ohio, starts when a drifter of sorts and his dog find a young girl by herself on a riverbank. He brings the little girl to a German widow and fervent Christian who lives on a farm, and the loving woman raises her as her own. When her guardian dies before the Civil War begins, Alice is ripped from the tightknit community she once knew by an uncaring young man. She moves to a town later attacked by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his men and begins caring for the wounded, starting with an arrogant young lieutenant named Jon – an act that will forever change her life.

Alice moves once again, this time to Kentucky, where she is taken in by Jon’s grandparents, a devoted couple who live on a farm. Divided not just by politics but by faith, Alice and Jon soon find themselves in the midst of a personal war, with both determined to stand by their cause. Will Jon have the courage to take a leap of faith or will he ride off to war again without the power of prayer? Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, this story of love and honor reverberates with authentic descriptions of life in the mid 19th century and the men and women who helped form a nation.

Author Carolyn Beale Shotsky and her husband, Bill, live in south central Ohio and have five children.

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

Alice Mavery: A Question of Honor

Carolyn Beale Shotsky

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2295-6                        756 pages                        $30 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.

Poems Shares Woman’s Journey in Faith; C. Montgomery Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “As i Walk: My Spiritual Journey” by C. Montgomery.

Everyone who embarks on a journey of faith takes a different path, and author C. Montgomery is no exception. In this new collection of poems, she gives readers a close-up view of her experiences on her self-titled “road to Damascus.” Each poem portrays a specific event that touched her life, and she says the words were inspired by God who guided her hand. The poems allow Ms. Montgomery to review her life and see the amazing effect God’s unconditional love had on keeping her protected, even when times seemed darkest.

“As i Walk: My Spiritual Journey” features three sections: Acknowledgement and Praises, Tending the Temple and Preparing Our Youth. The poem “A Storm Within” acknowledges the author’s regret for past sins and hope for the future: “I am face with my sins, and the life that I’ve kept. So unsure of my fate, I just shamefully wept. But, praise be to God, for in my darkest hours. He has come to my aid, displaying His holy power.” The selection “The Saints of Tomorrow” calls on parents to lead their children to Christ: “We will grow into saints, from what you have sown. For, the teaching of God where He is unknown. Lend to us now, we are eager to borrow. For, we are Gods’ saints, His light of tomorrow,” The poem “Dwelling in Truth,” in the book’s finale section, asks people to tend their bodies properly and explore the truths in the Bible: “Listen to your body, for Christ is its light. Invest in God’s Word, to prepare it for night.” Whether calling on parents to shepherd their children or sinners to repent of their misdeeds, it’s clear Ms. Montgomery is passionate about sharing her love of the Lord through this debut poetry collection.

This is the first book for author C. Montgomery, a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service who has no formal training in literary, nor poetic writing. The Detroit native, a grandmother, was inspired to write during a period of fasting to God about three years ago and writes that she hopes to serve the Lord through this project.

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

 

As i Walk: My Spiritual Journey

C. Montgomery

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2133-1                        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.

 

Reformed Gangster, Lorenzo “Shorty G” Louden, Publishes His Memoir, A Soldier’s Redemption, And Gives The World A Rare Glimpse Into The Life Of A Mob Soldier Turned Soldier For God

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “A Soldier’s Redemption: The Life of Gangster, Shorty G” by Lorenzo Louden.

Lorenzo “Shorty G” Louden is defying the odds and proving that recidivism is not inevitable. He went from being one of the most notorious gang chiefs ever to be locked up in the Illinois State Prison system to becoming the pride of Springfield, Illinois. The award-winning Christian co-founder (along with his wife, Bevey) of Tower of Refuge, Inc. is a successful businessman who uses his difficult background and the grace of God to help other ex-offenders stay out of prison and turn their lives around.

Coming from a broken home, and living in the street world of 1960’s and 1970’s poverty-stricken, urban Chicago, Lorenzo grew increasingly alienated and angry. He quickly learned his way around a weapon, joined a “peewee” street organization, and came to believe that life is a dog-eat-dog, use-you-before-you-use-me proposition. He was completely deprived of the loyalty, support, love, and devotion a child needs to survive. So, young Lorenzo struck a Daniel Webster-esque bargain, exchanging true family for the loyalty and brotherhood of his street gang. A juvenile gangster was born—and ended up in prison for murder before he turned twenty years old.

“A Soldier’s Redemption” is a true, candid, no holds barred story of infamous Gangster Disciple Lorenzo Louden, aka “Shorty G.” His story immerses you in the notorious world of gangs, taking you on a bone-chilling ride through the streets of 1970s Chicago. While serving 17 years behind bars, his militant rule of the underworld expanded from the streets to the prisons until a spiritual encounter directed his journey out of the darkness onto a miraculous path of purpose and possibility.

Author Lorenzo Louden, known as “Shorty G” when he was a Gangster Disciple, was born in Little Rock, Ark., but grew up in Chicago. He is CEO and co-founder of the Tower of Refuge in Springfield, an organization that works to successfully reintegrate former inmates into society while reducing recidivism and promoting reconciliation with families. He also teaches at Logan Correctional Center. In 2011 the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenzo as Not-For-Profit Business Director of the Year Small Business Award, and in 2013, Tower of Refuge earned the One In A Million, Inc. Community Service Award. Louden and his wife, Bevey, live in Springfield, Ill.

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

A Soldier’s Redemption: The Life of Gangster, Shorty G

Lorenzo Louden

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1944-4                        208 pages                        $16.95 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.

One Man’s Journey through Faith brings Unexpected Ministry; Norman Smith Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey” by Norman Smith.

A retired teacher and former pastor shares his journey of faith in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Growing up as the son of hard-working, dirt-poor Okie migrant workers in the era of the Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II left its mark on author Norman Smith, as did settling into Modesto with his family and being introduced to fundamentalism. In this new book, Smith narrates his pilgrimage searching for the normative live of a Christian and detailing the reasons for the paths he took along the way.

 “Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey” shares details about Smith’s parents. His mother’s mother was a full-blooded Cherokee or Choctaw Indian, and his father spent time with a Cherokee family while healing from a broken hip. They met after they became Christians through the Holiness movement. Smith pulls no punches in describing the hardship of his early days, when the family barely survived, and moving out at age 17, but he shares with equal detail happier times living in Modesto and the joy of a public library. As his professional and personal lives settle down, Smith has time to ponder bigger questions in life, like his faith.

As he points out, following Jesus “is a deceptively easy-sounding command, until we eventually realize he was going to the cross. He bids us do the same. How we do so is a treatise all in itself.” Smith learns to see Christianity and God’s love in daily life, both in the classroom and working with carpenters. When Smith retires, he gains an unexpected chance to serves as interim senior pastor of his church, Bethel Christian Church, and later as its pastor. Those years of service bring new insights into his ever-expanding experiences with fellow Christians. Smith’s opportunity for ministry doesn’t end when he leaves Bethel, and ultimately he discovers a faith that aligns with his deeply ingrained Protestant roots and his new understanding of Christianity.

Author Norman Smith is a confessed reader, enjoying just about anything. He worked as a union carpenter, was a high school teacher (mainly American and English literature) for more than 30 years and became a full-time minister. He and his wife, Ruth, enjoy traveling.

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For additional information, please visit normsmithbooks.com.

Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey

Norman Smith

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1929-1                        344 pages                        $18.95 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.

Wanda Watkins Calls on Believers, Nonbelievers to Watch for Christ’s Return

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The End (Experiencing the Second Coming of Christ)” by Wanda Watkins.

A Christian reveals biblical truths about Jesus Christ’s second coming in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Since the Resurrection of Christ, Christians have been waiting for His return. This new book provides an inspirational look at the second coming of the Savior based on the Holy Bible. Wanda Watkins’ visionary account includes the challenges and trials she herself has faced in her life and reflective thoughts as to how those trials pale in comparison to her ascension into Heaven.

The End (Experiencing the Second Coming of Christ) offers information Watkins has gleaned in her thorough study of the Bible, Christ’s second coming, and the obedience that God requires. Watkins wrote the book to dispel misunderstandings about the second coming and to motivate true worshipers of God to persevere and remain faithful unto death, and to remind them of the “prize of Heaven.”

Watkins describes Resurrection Day as awakening to a powerfully splendid energy, ineffable light, and heightened awareness that flood her new, immortal body with superb strength. As she begins to ascend, she looks up to behold Jesus Christ coming in the clouds, standing in mid-air, and shrouded in fire; He is accompanied by His host of angels. She lovingly details this awe-inspiring experience and intersperses it with supportive Bible verses that reaffirm Christ’s second coming for His Bride. This Scripture-filled book includes study questions that are designed to extend the reader’s biblical knowledge, while continuing to inspire faith and obedience to God.

Author Wanda Watkins has degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M Commerce and the University of Texas Arlington. The retired educator is a dedicated member of the Church of Christ.

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

The End (Experiencing the Second Coming of Christ)

Wanda Watkins

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1781-5                        108 pages                        $12.50 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.