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Jeffrey Morris’ Debut Novel Takes Walk on the Wild Side

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “…Won’t Come Home” by Jeffrey Morris

A modern-day nomad scarred by family and drugs works to get sober in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Staying sober – never an easy task – means facing issues he has avoided his whole life.

Jake Preston, a 22-year-old drifter, walking along Route 99 near Fresno in California, hasn’t been home since he took off during spring break of his senior year in high school. Jake, who sports a scraggy beard, greasy blond hair and shabby clothes, stars in this debut novel about a drifter still feeling the effects of his mother’s death seven years earlier, and subsequent arguments with his father, medication, psychiatrists and hospitalization. This coming-of-age tale shadows the ups and downs of Jake’s life as he works to survive the best he knows how.

 “…Won’t Come Home,” set in the San Joaquin Valley, Wyoming oilfields and Texas Gulf Coast, offers an inside look at the psyche of a young man living with the double demons of drugs and alcohol, working jobs just to get enough money to survive and get his next fix. When he ends up in a relationship, things become too much to handle, and he hits the road again, lured by the siren call of living only for himself. It’s not easy living this way, and the consequences eventually take their toll. A timely visit from Jake’s sister prevents a desperate act, but can Jake crawl back from the abyss that has become his life and face family issues and responsibilities he has run from his entire life? The conversational style and intricate detail highlight the humanity of this compelling first novel about a man challenged to shoulder his responsibilities and do the right thing.

Author Jeffrey Morris served in the U.S. Navy before studying engineering and then English at Ohio State University. He worked in research and development, as well as in manufacturing, and earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English from SUNY Cortland. He left a job with a Colorado utility company so he could spend more time writing. Morris has three children, and he and his second wife, Jean, live in Colorado. He is already working on his second book.

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For additional information, please visit www.jefftmorris.com

…Won’t Come Home

Jeffrey Morris

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2399-1                        308 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.

John LaRizzio Releases New Book Celebrating Nature’s Hold on Humanity

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Silhouettes and Seasons: Essays and Images of a Personal Nature” by John LaRizzio

In a series of essays and black and white photographs in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing, a former corporate engineer shares his experience of soul searching in relation to the natural world.

Writing allows people to express themselves, sharing their innermost contemplations both mundane and extraordinary. In this new collection of essays and poems, author John LaRizzio shares the deep connection he feels to nature and his years of searching to uncover his inner self. He describes his work as the “unprompted prose of a plain man’s contemplation” and urges others to explore their own spiritual and philosophical tendencies.

In “Silhouettes and Seasons: Essays and Images of a Personal Nature,” chronological notations provide a context and authenticity to the thoughts and emotions expressed. His writing ranges from comparing a lonely commute home from work to the journey of life, to a poem lamenting the last eve of October or an essay about a search for his faithful (and necessary) eyeglasses. Despite their seeming disparity, LaRizzio stays true to his vision, offering what he calls “an open view of a seeker’s heart along the path toward authentic self-expression.”

Flowers show off their petals and trees line a lonely wooded path in the striking black and white photographs LaRizzio took that accompany the book, adding their own voices to his message of nature’s connection to inner selves. As he writes, his essays and poems “display the ruminations of a mind in soulful contemplation, complexities of thought that lead (him) to connect the world without to the one that dwells within.”

Author John LaRizzio spent 35 years in the corporate world before pursuing other things such as writing and nature photography. LaRizzio, a graduate of Penn State University, is a former project engineer, engineering manager and director of engineering for a major U.S. company. Although nature has had a large role in his life since childhood, once he read the works of Henry David Thoreau, LaRizzio’s view of life changed forever.

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

Silhouettes and Seasons: Essays and Images of a Personal Nature

John LaRizzio

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2270-3                        188 pages                        $14.95 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 Book Features Original Information on Gem Stones’ Spiritual Value; New Release by Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones” by Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett.

Authors Wally and Jenny Richardson have revised and updated fascinating information about the spiritual value of a dazzling array of gemstones in this new release by Dog Ear Publishing. Using their spiritual channel, Lenora Huett, the Richardsons share their entirely unique findings with readers.   

Gem stones have long been held in high regard by humankind; since the earliest recorded period of human history, these stones have been used in a variety of ways, for purposes decorative as well as talismanic. Ancient books speak reverently of gem stones, but there is very little information about the actual value of the stones apart from their fiscal value. Authors Wally and Jenny Richardson have conducted extensive research, working in conjunction with their spiritual channel, Lenora Huett, and have collected this information for the edification of readers who are curious about the spiritual energies of these beautiful and helpful stones.

In addition to breaking down the spiritual attributes of precious and semi-precious gem stones, the authors explore the seven crystal systems, – systems that determine the aggregation of atoms that creates the shape and pattern of each gem stone. The book also contains chapters focusing on metals and ores as well as less significant stones, – stones that have less powerful energy patterns or that are not directly involved with humanity at present. It is the hope of the authors that this knowledge of the many different stones will help create “growth, understanding and eventual attunement” between people’s souls, they write. “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones” is a fascinating delve into the many helpful aspects of these ancient stones and the many ways in which humanity can derive deeper understand from them.

Author Wally Richardson, a retired pilot and businessman, has been a longtime student of metaphysical teachings; Jenny Richardson has thoroughly studied comparative religions and healing techniques through the vegetable kingdom and the powers of the mind. The authors teamed with Lenora Huett, a spiritual channel for the higher forces, an arduous process to which Lenora has devoted many years.

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

Spiritual Value of Gem Stones

Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2340-3                        148 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.

New Fiction Release Supernatural Thriller of Deception and Mystery; Book by Fredrick S. dela Cruz

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone” by Fredrick S. dela Cruz.

As you read the first sentence of the novel, you know that the world is askew, because the sky “shimmers beautifully light green, completely enveloping the earth in an unnatural hue.” But can the one to set the world aright be a man lost in grief, alcohol, and bitter seclusion? A man withered away by the untimely death of his wife and little boy?

“Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone” delivers riveting mystery and one gripping revelation after another. First, the story unfolds as two FBI agents struggle to solve a series of gruesome murders. Their only clues are the strange symbols tattooed on the victims’ wrists and a tiny blood-red pearl-like object lodged in their ears. The victims, drained of blood, are the aftermath of a supernatural being that seeks a rare, unique blood in order to augment its own innate power.

Then, there is the unnamed hero, the man isolated from the world by his grief. “The hero is nameless for a length of time in the story,” author Fredrick S. dela Cruz explains, “in order to build a mystique around the character. The reader wonders, who is he? What are his origins? What is he?” He is tormented by dreams and flashbacks of memories long forgotten, memories of a past in which he knows he did not live, and eras in history of which he could not have been part. How could they be his memories? Gradually, he begins to wield abilities that no other human has, and the symbol found on the victims’ wrists is the same one mysteriously materializing on his own wrist.

Next, you see an enigmatic hooded man as the master puppeteer, wielding deception. On one hand, he orchestrates the offences of the bloodthirsty being. But on the other, he draws out the hero from seclusion, manipulating and forcing him to try to stop the murders. Moreover, he executes a scheme to annihilate cities around the globe. Even so, he must vanquish his own personal demons.

Lastly, an entity, with the form like a black smoke of death, makes its bargains with humans and manipulates them to their destruction. Having the ability to traverse time and space, it eventually traps the nameless hero in an inescapable deception, preventing him from saving the world.

Author Fredrick S. dela Cruz brings the captivating plot lines gracefully together into a thrilling ending you could not have foreseen. The novel is a product of his love for writing since his early teens. Of Filipino and Norwegian descent, he has lived in Southern California since his childhood.

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

Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone

Fredrick S. dela Cruz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1891-1                        532 pages                        $24.95 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.