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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.

Calico Cat Has Life-Changing Magical Adventure in New Children’s Book by Chrysie Shaw

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Cat and the Goldfish” by Chrysie Shaw.

A dip in a fish pond leads to a surprising encounter in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When a pretty little calico cat with a funny-sounding voice takes part in a magical adventure, anything can happen. Sasquatch, who stars in this new illustrated children’s book, loves to sit by the fish pond and look at the fish swimming below the pink water lilies. When she gets too close to the edge one day and falls in, she has the surprise of her life when she turns into a mercat and encounters a talking goldfish. What happens next will change her life.

“The Cat and the Goldfish” features a whimsical, magical tale about Sasquatch, a real-life cat who arrived at the author’s home as a tiny kitten. Sasquatch, who has a gray coat with patches of tan and white on her face, paws and tummy, is just as much a character and happy cat as the fictional cat who frolics in the pond. Colorful cartoon illustrations by Kezzia Crossley add to the appeal of the book. It’s geared toward 5- to 8-year-olds but also works well as a read-aloud story for adults to share with children.

Author Chrysie Shaw is a longtime animal lover, having grown up in southeastern Montana surrounded by animals. She worked for almost 30 years as a registered nurse before retiring. Shaw now lives near the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado, once again surrounded by animals. Kezzia Crossley, a freelance illustrator, lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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

The Cat and the Goldfish

Chrysie Shaw

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2451-6                        20 pages                        $9.99 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.

Cast of Characters Star in William G. Tierney’s New Novel Set at University

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Academic Affairs: A Love Story” by William G. Tierney.

There’s much more than academics going on at Smithfield University in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. The author, a university professor, creates a sexy, intriguing, and poignant campus world populated by passionate characters who make love, make mistakes and make millions.

For the bored professor with a roving eye, the striving student with a secret, the all-powerful president and the humble gardener, campus life is a daily drama full of twisted relationships, pleasure, passion and pain. And sometimes, lessons learned. Set at the fictional Smithfield University in California “Academic Affairs: A Love Story,”  weaves a narrative both tender and turbulent, examining all variations of relationships in this loosely bound academic family: sociology professor Bill Massy’s clandestine affair with the brilliant and powerful provost; President Roger Turner’s strange partnership with the eccentric mogul who donates $250 million; and graduate student Jim Hagedorn, who jeopardizes his love affair with Kevin for casual sexual encounters. As these too-human characters struggle to make sense of their lives and their work, some relationships end and new ones start, thanks to luck and the lure of love.

For all readers who went to college filled with dreams of enlightenment, passion, and change – and for those readers who wish they had –this powerful novel will stir memories and capture hearts.

Author William G. Tierney is co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education and a professor at the University of Southern California. He earned a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Tierney was academic dean at an American Indian community college, a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright Scholar in Australia and Central America and scholar-in-residence in Malaysia. This is the first novel for Tierney, who has written 12 books on higher education.  He devotes his time on and off campus to helping boost college readiness and opportunity for low-income youth.

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

 

Academic Affairs: A Love Story

William G. Tierney

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2302-1                        516 pages                        $24.00 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.

Pregnant Teen Faces Life-Altering Decision in New Book by Laurie Hooker-Davison

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Sydney” by Laurie Hooker-Davison.

Life changes dramatically for a teen who finds herself pregnant in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. The novel is told from two perspectives: the girl and her best friend.

When 15-year-old Sydney tells her best friend she’s pregnant, it hits close to home for Emily, whose sister became pregnant five years before at age 17, much to the chagrin of her parents. A clinic confirms the pregnancy, which happened despite birth control, but Sydney refuses to consider an abortion, even if it might make her life easier. Although Sydney is sure her boyfriend, Mark, will do the right thing, he’s nowhere to be found and won’t return calls.

As the story in “Sydney” gradually evolves, Emily seems to be more upset about her judgmental mother’s reaction to Sydney’s pregnancy than with supporting Sydney in her time of need. Meanwhile, life in high school continues with another close friend falling in and out of love, teachers handing out detention and Sydney just trying to make it through the day. The girls learn that teenage pregnancy hits Emily’s mother closer to home than they realized. Eventually, Sydney must make a decision about her future, but will she make the right one? Although fictional, the novel presents real-life teenage situations such as abuse, sexuality, abstinence and bullying written in emotion-laden language appropriate for teens and the adults who care for them.

Author Laurie Hooker-Davison teaches at-risk youth for an alternative education program in Illinois. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Illinois University, she began teaching hoping to affect students by introducing them to great writers. The reality included teaching sexual education, abstinence classes and English. She put aside dreams of becoming a songwriter so she’d be able to support her children.

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

Sydney

Laurie Hooker-Davison

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2103-4                        188 pages                        $12.99 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.