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Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr. Preserves Family Stories for Future Generations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” by Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing shares the life and times of six families connected to the author, as well as historical facts and his original adages and poetry.

History is created by the individuals who move through it, whether they experience triumph or tragedy. This new book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of author Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.’s extended family, covering his direct line and that of six families related to it: Scarboroughs, Clarks, Westons, Wrights, Shivers and Scotts. As well as revealing true personal stories, Dowdy puts his relatives into historical context, describing little-known facts and people from the past.

Dowdy’s family contains blood ties from at least three ethnic groups: African-American, Irish and Cherokee, leading to a rich heritage. “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” reveals some of that heritage with such stories as how the mulatto son of a white man became a plantation owner and sent many of his 21 children to college; how a university dean and president ended up at the center of first sit-ins at Greensboro, N.C.; and how a man who started high school at the ripe age of 21 went on to become a renowned research scientist.

Readers will learn why Georgia’s readmission to the Union after the Civil War was revoked and later reinstated; how the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia, and the extent of Southern white opposition to the Confederacy.  Personal commentaries and more than 35 original poems by the author show the true value of family and its lasting effect on individuals and the world.

Photographs, historic documents, family trees, family medical history, family bloodlines, and a listing of achievements by family members enhance this book, which was 22 years in the making. Dowdy, born and raised in South Carolina, now lives in Mitchellville, MD.

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The book is available at www.HarryDowdyBook.com; the site contains additional information.

Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families

Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2097-6                        380 pages                        $25 US

Also 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.

Missing Diamonds Provide Gem of Case to Teen Mystery Solver; E.J. Montgomery Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” by E.J. Montgomery.

A teenager and her friends tackle another mystery – this one close to home — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Mysteries seem to have a way of popping up when teenager Hailey Walker is around. In this new second book in the Hailey Walker mystery series, Hailey has just returned to school in Hinsdale, Ill., after summer vacation and can’t concentrate on school work. Instead, she and her friends, Alison and Brad, work to track down a couple of jewel thieves who want to steal artificial diamonds. When a college teacher goes missing, the trio are convinced the disappearance is related to the robberies.

“Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” continues in the same spirit as the first mystery starring the energetic teen. A talk from a teacher and private investigator in career class leads Hailey and Alison to take his college course. When he tells the girls about fake diamonds being stolen and his work on the case, Hailey knows she’s found the next mystery to solve. The investigator disappears, however, and his office has been ransacked. An overheard conversation suggests a possible lead in the diamond case, so Hailey concocts a potentially risky plan. Their investigation leads to a special collection of gems named for the zodiac and a gospel interpretation of the constellations, such as Leo the Lion symbolizing Christ the King. Can the teens solve the mystery before diamonds go missing or – even more importantly – something happens to the professor?

Author E.J. Montgomery is already working on the next book in the series, “Hailey Walker and the Haunted Bell Tower.” She and her husband live in western Pennsylvania. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and writes stories that reveal God’s love and mercy, and her writing includes personal experiences of God working in people’s lives.

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

Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor

E.J. Montgomery

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2068-6                        180 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.