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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.

Meditation Guide Breaths Life into Self-Exploration; Kathryn Samuelson Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be” by Kathryn Samuelson.

A life coach and spiritual seeker shares her methods for meditating and exploring the inner self in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Meditation is one way to achieve inner peace and healing. This new book provides a tool for people who want to deepen their meditative experience and bring their hearts’ stories into the light so they can live in what author Kathryn Samuelson calls “a mindful and heartful” way, fully exploring the perceived dualities of life.

“Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be” offers 56 distinctive meditation images, corresponding texts and exercises to use along with the images and texts. The author’s goal is to help others bring openness into their life and heart, prepare the way for a journey unlike any other, learn how to travel into the heart with ease and build a new relationship with themselves. The text and companion meditation images allow readers to contemplate the duality of life, from the smallest quantum reality to the infinite universe. For instance, one meditative phrase implores “Go slowly. Take your time,” while its companion image reads “Embrace the swiftness of change.”

Expanded meditative prose, along with the exercises, facilitates inner exploration and consideration of how to live in relation to the world, families, friends, oneself and the divine. Vibrant nature photographs by David Steiner and dedicated space in the book to chronicle experiences through journaling, drawing and creating collages add to the hands-on aspect of learning to live in hope and from the heart instead of in competition with one another.

Author Kathryn Samuelson was born and raised in Illinois, graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law. She practiced law in Illinois for more than 26 years before moving to Massachusetts, where she began working as a psychic and life coach. She has a professional coaching certification from the University of New Hampshire. Samuelson, a longtime poet and meditator, has led workshops based on “Opening the Heart.” She enjoys producing mixed media art. Linda Lewis is co-creator of the book.

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For additional information, please visitwww.kathrynsamuelson.com.

 

Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be

Kathryn Samuelson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2430-1                        178 pages                        $26.99 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.

Heavenly Messages Star in Calf’s Adventure; Betty Page and Phil Wallace Release New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Calf and the Stars” by Betty Page, illustrated by Phil Wallace.

A little calf finds some unexpected friends when he becomes trapped in a ravine in this new picture book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

It’s not easy being on your own, especially when you’re young. A little calf with a tendency to wander off gets more than he bargained for when a fast-moving storm leaves him trapped in a ravine all alone. As the story goes in this new children’s book, even the rancher can’t retrieve the scared calf because of the deep snow. Luckily, he’s got some friends in the sky who keep his hope alive.

“The Calf and the Stars” provides a beautiful lesson about the power of friendship, even when it’s between stars and a little calf. When he begins to cry, the stars spell out encouraging messages so the little calf knows he’s not alone. Told in simple rhymes designed for reading aloud, this delightful children’s book offers a heartwarming story that charms adults and children alike. The gentle watercolor illustrations pair beautifully with the story, offering a reminder that friendship can be found in unlikely places.

Author Betty Page and illustrator Phil Wallace recently teamed up for the children’s book “It’s Neat to Eat.” Page, a freelance writer who used the name Betty Russell, wrote human interest articles for the New York Times, Seventeen Magazine and local newspapers. Wallace, whose cartoons have appeared in trade magazines such as Advertising Age and Broadcast Magazine, also illustrated “Tiger Tales,” a book about the Flying Tigers in World War II.

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

The Calf and the Stars

Betty Page

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1860-7                        18 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.

New Children’s Picture Book by Regina Allen-Wilson Gives Lesson in Friendship

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Bobo and the Pooch” by Regina Allen-Wilson.

Two young animals – very different from each other – learn the valuable lesson of friendship in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

An unexpected encounter has lasting effects on a bear cub and a puppy in this new children’s book that shows how two unique individuals can become best friends. Bobo, a lonely bear cub, explores a new side of the woods where he lives and sees a strange animal named Pooch. He is afraid to get close to the friendly puppy because they seem so different, but once Bobo overcomes his fears, something unexpected happens.

 “Bobo and the Pooch” tells the story of these two unlikely friends, who begin to play, chasing each other and exploring the woods where Bobo lives. Despite their different lives, such as Bobo having to help hunt for his food while Pooch does not, they soon learn they share many things and become best friends. Simple, child-friendly illustrations by Abdul M-Shakoor add to the charm of this picture book that offers a gentle lesson in the importance of friendship and learning about someone who is different. Discussion questions on the last page allow parents to reinforce what children learn while reading the book together.

Award-winning author Regina Allen-Wilson has loved writing since she was a child. Recent books share her concerns for today’s youth, covering such topics as self-esteem and embracing our unique differences. The book’s main character was inspired by the author’s mother’s teddy bear named Bobo.

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

Bobo and the Pooch

Regina Allen-Wilson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2084-6                        26 pages                        $12 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2132-4                        Ebook                        $7.99 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.