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New Novel by Buzz Humke Showcases Life in a Small Town

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Logging Road Gang” by Buzz Humke.

Kids move to a small town in Wisconsin and form a gang to fight bullying and racial intolerance in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Along the way, they win the chance to have a circus come to town that sets a chain of events in motion.

The Coffey family trades in a close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood for a rural village in central Wisconsin, lured by a new job and promise of a new life. In this new novel, set in 1938, Carl Sr. has accepted a position as school principal and basketball coach in Chester, and 12-year-old Carl Jr. and his younger brother Perkin must find their place in a new town. They soon make new friends and form the Logging Road Gang to right moral wrongs. When the circus comes to town and a girl disappears, the town becomes divided and Carl Jr. must share all he knows.

 “The Logging Road Gang” blends descriptions of small-town life with Mark Twain-style humor and adventures. The family’s new home proves to be a bit of a disappointment for Carl’s mother as she surveys the sagging linoleum and outhouse. Author Buzz Humke ably describes colorful characters like Eddie, a woods-savvy kid who likes to tease and torment Carl Jr.; Shorty, a witty chicken farmer who is more than he appears; and Ice Herman, an iceman who knows town secrets. The Coffeys don’t set out to shake up the town, which seems backward in many ways, but soon band together to bring progress and – even more importantly hope – to Chester.

Author Buzz Humke served as recreation director for the city of Madison, Wis., and wrote a book about the city’s public recreation program. He and his wife, Ellen Ruth, have been married for more than 50 years.

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

The Logging Road Gang

Buzz Humke

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2065-5                        292 pages                        $17.95 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.

Reformed Gangster, Lorenzo “Shorty G” Louden, Publishes His Memoir, A Soldier’s Redemption, And Gives The World A Rare Glimpse Into The Life Of A Mob Soldier Turned Soldier For God

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “A Soldier’s Redemption: The Life of Gangster, Shorty G” by Lorenzo Louden.

Lorenzo “Shorty G” Louden is defying the odds and proving that recidivism is not inevitable. He went from being one of the most notorious gang chiefs ever to be locked up in the Illinois State Prison system to becoming the pride of Springfield, Illinois. The award-winning Christian co-founder (along with his wife, Bevey) of Tower of Refuge, Inc. is a successful businessman who uses his difficult background and the grace of God to help other ex-offenders stay out of prison and turn their lives around.

Coming from a broken home, and living in the street world of 1960’s and 1970’s poverty-stricken, urban Chicago, Lorenzo grew increasingly alienated and angry. He quickly learned his way around a weapon, joined a “peewee” street organization, and came to believe that life is a dog-eat-dog, use-you-before-you-use-me proposition. He was completely deprived of the loyalty, support, love, and devotion a child needs to survive. So, young Lorenzo struck a Daniel Webster-esque bargain, exchanging true family for the loyalty and brotherhood of his street gang. A juvenile gangster was born—and ended up in prison for murder before he turned twenty years old.

“A Soldier’s Redemption” is a true, candid, no holds barred story of infamous Gangster Disciple Lorenzo Louden, aka “Shorty G.” His story immerses you in the notorious world of gangs, taking you on a bone-chilling ride through the streets of 1970s Chicago. While serving 17 years behind bars, his militant rule of the underworld expanded from the streets to the prisons until a spiritual encounter directed his journey out of the darkness onto a miraculous path of purpose and possibility.

Author Lorenzo Louden, known as “Shorty G” when he was a Gangster Disciple, was born in Little Rock, Ark., but grew up in Chicago. He is CEO and co-founder of the Tower of Refuge in Springfield, an organization that works to successfully reintegrate former inmates into society while reducing recidivism and promoting reconciliation with families. He also teaches at Logan Correctional Center. In 2011 the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenzo as Not-For-Profit Business Director of the Year Small Business Award, and in 2013, Tower of Refuge earned the One In A Million, Inc. Community Service Award. Louden and his wife, Bevey, live in Springfield, Ill.

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

A Soldier’s Redemption: The Life of Gangster, Shorty G

Lorenzo Louden

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1944-4                        208 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.