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Twins Share Special Bond in New Illustrated Book by Leslie Rohrbacker

Dog Ear Publishing releases “First Friend, Best Friend” by Leslie Rohrbacker.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “First Friend, Best Friend” by Leslie Rohrbacker.

Twin boys show why they are best friends in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Being a twin means having a friend even before birth. This new book takes readers on a fanciful journey narrated by one of the twins, describing life inside his mother and what happens once they reach the outside world. Born one minute apart, the two boys showcase the special bond that exists between twins.

“First Friend, Best Friend,” inspired by the real-life journey of the author and her twin sons, relays a series of adventures the boys experience from birth to their first day of school. Although they are twins, they aren’t identical. One has brown eyes while the other has blue, one is a bit smaller than the other, and one likes to sleep in while the other gets up early. Despite their differences, the twins share the most wonderful gift of all: Being each other’s first friend and best friend. Colorful watercolor illustrations by Katy Betz provide a delightful accompaniment to this charming story of brotherly love.

This is the first book for author Leslie Rohrbacker, a published blogger who also is a lawyer and executive. She and her husband live in northern New Jersey with their twin boys, who inspired Rohrbacker to write the book. Katy Betz is an illustration professor and has created work for books, magazines and exhibits.

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

First Friend, Best Friend

Leslie Rohrbacker

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2438-7                        26 pages                        $12.95 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.

New Novel by Susan Rosvall Provides Thoughtful Look at Vietnam Experience

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Silence is Broken” by Susan S. Rosvall.

A young man’s military ordeal is detailed in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. After a temporary withdrawal from college, William Scofield is drafted into a 1st Infantry artillery unit in Vietnam; decades pass before he breaks his silence, revealing the shocking story of his 1966 tour of duty.

Author Susan S. Rosvall taps into her brother’s personal Vietnam experience to create the character of Private William Scofield, who stars in this new book.  A naïve young man from a middle-class Southern California family, Bill is unprepared for the brutalities that await him in the III Corps battle zone of Vietnam.

In the relentless heat of Vietnam, Bill confronts both an internal and an external enemy.  Assigned to a seven-man howitzer crew, he meets the hateful Sergeant Moore, an illiterate Klansman from Alabama, who makes it his business to bring Bill down.  In spite of Moore’s insidious threats, and the bone-chilling attacks of North Vietnamese soldiers in the field, Bill performs with courage and self-reliance.  Unwittingly, he emerges a hero 

Meanwhile, Bill’s mother, Abigail, fears that her son will be physically or psychologically damaged by the war, or that he won’t return at all.  Desperately, she searches for information about the politics and progress of the war, hoping to stay emotionally connected to Bill.

“Silence is Broken” is a heartbreakingly realistic portrayal of a young man who becomes an instrument of destruction for an ill-defined cause.  Forever changed, Scofield could be any boy sent to war and forced to act in a manner that goes entirely against his nature.  In the end, his childlike trust of national leaders — and human nature itself — evolves into a mature cynicism.

This is the first novel for author Susan S. Rosvall, whose painstaking research is evident on every page. Rosvall, an English composition teacher at California State University, Los Angeles, lives in San Marino, Calif.

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

Silence is Broken

Susan S. Rosvall

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2367-0                        284 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.

New Children’s Book Takes Bite Out of Fear of Dental Visits

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist” by Judi Snyder.

A tooth fairy helps reassure a young girl that going to the dentist is nothing to fear in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Children who haven’t gone to the dentist may be fearful because they don’t know what to expect. This new children’s book changes that – providing a charming story that lets children know what will happen each step of the way. Author Judi Snyder puts her years of dental hygienist experience into high gear, creating Tara the Terrific Tooth Fairy, who shows a young girl exactly what happens during a dental checkup.

 “Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist” stars Emily, who is seeing the dentist for the first time. Her friend Max tells Emily she’ll get a cool new toothbrush, and her friend Katie talks about the tasty toothpaste. Tara comes to Emily in a dream and lets her know step-by-step what will happen when she sees the dentist, from X-rays to fluoride treatments. Hearing from Tara further reassures Emily, who ends up enjoying her first checkup. Realistic illustrations by Carissa Marinelli enliven this story that will put young dental patients at ease.

This is the first book for author Judi Snyder, who’s been a registered dental hygienist for 26 years, including pediatric practice. The mother and community volunteer decided to write the book after seeing first-hand how many young children were afraid when they were at the dentist’s office.

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

Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist

Judi Snyder

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-21812                        24 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.

Horse Breeder Shares Illustrious History, Pedigrees of Sports Horses in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “North American Sport Horse Breeder” by Kathleen Hiney Kirsan.

A sports horse breeder shares her tips for the trade – and details the industry in North America — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

North American sport horses bring a little-known history with them: Just how long North Americans have been creating and enjoying true sports horses, and the untapped potential that exists in domestic breeds. Kathleen Hiney Kirsan presents breeders with a fresh way to evaluate equine genetics and build dominant candidates in her new reference book devoted to sports horses – whether they are bred for racing, dressage or other competitions. Although her principles focus on Olympic-style sport horses, they also apply to other horse breeding efforts.

 “North American Sport Horse Breeder” serves as both historic record for sport horse breeding and as a practical guide. Kirsan is perhaps an unlikely heroine of the sport horse breeding industry because she only averages one foal per year. Her methods, however, have led to three national champions. The book’s first section describes the background of North America’s domestic sport horse industry, its history and successes. The second section provides a “how-to” of successful breeding choices, including the Tesio method, and the third section offers description of specific horses and their pedigrees, as well as their breeding value. This book, based on research and hands-on experience, helps identify key individuals with ancestries that can create winning sports horses.

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For additional information, please visit www.north-American-sport-horse-breeder.com.

North American Sport Horse Breeder

Kathleen Hiney Kirsan

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1774-7                        460 pages                        $45.00 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.

New Fiction Release by Jack Kneece Thrilling Tale of WWII-Era Spitfire Pilots

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Last Spitfire Pilot” by Jack Kneece.

Group Captain Townsend Rowland-Evans, know as Towns to his friends and family, was surprised and touched to find an enormous crowd gathered to celebrate his 97th birthday, and he was pleased to see his beloved Spitfire plane take to the sky. As the last living Spitfire pilot, according to this new novel, Towns was the only person alive who could speak with first-hand knowledge of the experience of flying one of the most famous planes of the World War II-era aircraft. Towns was intimately acquainted with the plane’s many foibles as well as the sheer joy of flying.

Towns related the story of weeks of training, and the way his love for the Spitfire helped him deal with the terror he felt at the prospect of battle. His beloved squadron mates bolstered him as well, and his three best friends in the squadron were his constant companions. A.C. Blaine, Lee Blaine and Randolph Dennell kept Towns company on the ground and in the sky, and he treasured their friendship through the painful experience of war.  Through skirmishes with enemy fighters and full-on battle, Towns managed to come back to his base every time, though some days it was closer than he liked. Through the years of the war, Towns flew many missions through several countries, and each mission proved the mettle of the men involved.

“The Last Spitfire Pilot” is a stirring story about one man’s experience during one of the most challenging times in recent history, WWII. Towns is an inspirational character, and readers will enjoy his account of his flying Spitfires.

This is the fifth book for author Jack Kneece, a veteran journalist with a long, successful career, including three Pulitzer Prize nominations while working at the Oakland Tribune. He taught journalism at the University of South Carolina and worked for United Press International, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Oakland Tribune and the Washington Times. Kneece helped found a newspaper in Singapore and wrote the first investigative stories on Vice President Spiro Agnew, who later resigned. Kneece writes the he “never missed an opportunity to interview World War II pilots, especially Spitfire pilots.” These interviews helped shape the character of Towns.

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

The Last Spitfire Pilot

Jack Kneece

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2050-1                        192 pages                        $14.00 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.