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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.

Leslie MacDill Weaves Engrossing Family Tale in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Lies We Were Told” by Leslie MacDill.

A troubled Southerner feels compelled to explore his family roots in this new novel released by Dog Ear Publishing. His trip across the ocean leads to some surprising discoveries.

When an American begins searching for his heritage, he uncovers dark mysteries starting with his dead father and stretching back more than 200 years. Aidan MacEwan stars in this new book that features a tale of deception that throws the unquestioned MacEwan family history into chaos. Aidan’s search leads him from the South to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where he must confront his own demons – in this world and beyond – with the help of an old Caribbean healer and others he encounters.

In “Lies We Were Told,” the author draws on his own Scots-Irish heritage in telling the story of Aidan, a writer and devoted music lover who begins his quest by meeting his half-brother Gordon in a British pub. A health scare introduces him to Jasmine, a nurse who recognizes that Aidan is more than he appears and his very soul is in danger. She and her grandmother, a priestess, have been waiting to help him. Gordon, concerned about Aidan’s project, has him investigated and turns up some troubling things. Relationships become complicated, as does the research when Aidan learns his ancestral village in Ireland was destroyed, reportedly by a witch, and people around him start dying. Will Aidan be able to complete his quest and gain happiness or will disaster strike?

Author Leslie MacDill began life as an Air Force brat, moving to Okinawa, Japan, from the South for the first three years of his life when his father was deployed there. His career choices have ranged from judicial assistant to 18-wheeler driver, professional musician and on-air radio announcer. The accomplished cook has a degree from Florida State University and has practiced Tibetan healing medicine, Zen Buddhism, shamanism and advanced energy medicine.

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

Lies We Were Told

Leslie MacDill

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9857-6821-8                        328 pages                        $15.99 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.