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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.

B. Timothy Pennington Sheds Light on UFO Sightings in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Science, Skeptics and UFOS: A Reluctant Scientist Explores the World of UFOs” by B. Timothy Pennington

A retired scientist with nearly 40 years of experience as a chemist shares his perspective on UFO activity – including some he witnessed in the 1970s in central Mississippi – in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

A farm in central Mississippi might seem like an unlikely place for UFO activity, but that’s just what the author and his family saw in the 1970s. Decades later, author B. Timothy Pennington began to research what he and his family experienced now that he was retired and not afraid of what speculation might do to his career as a scientist. In this new book he shares his observations and conclusions about UFOs, including some history about the field of UFO study. He draws on personal recollections and interviews with family members to supplement his own research into the phenomenon.

“Science, Skeptics and UFOS: A Reluctant Scientist Explores the World of UFOs” adds a unique voice to those who have reported seeing an unidentified flying object. The author writes that he found six widely reported Mississippi UFO cases, most of which he had been unaware of previously. Of the four well known Mississippi cases that occurred in the 1970s, each shared some aspects of what his family experienced. And his family had plenty of experiences. Pennington writes that the ongoing sightings – almost 40 of them – took place over more than a decade, and most were within six miles of the family farm in Smith County, Mississippi. The sightings began in the mid-1930s when his paternal grandmother and her children saw a shaft of light 30 to 40 feet in diameter coming from the sky while on an evening walk. There was no conceivable source for the light as the area didn’t have electricity until after World War II and helicopters with spotlights were decades away. Since a sighting in the early1980s, there had been a lapse of over 25 years before the sightings resumed in 2011. The sightings ranged over a period of nearly 80 years and four generations after a spectacular set of sightings occurred in the summer of 2013.

In the 1970s, the author himself saw a silent white light in the sky repeatedly flying back and forth between two hovering lights. Other relatives were startled by a large object with bright lights noiselessly hovering over them as it blocked out the nighttime sky.  Family members saw numerous instances of a light at low altitude slowly crossing and lighting up a field, a flying saucer and series of lights at a community dump, a light that seemed to follow someone’s car, and there was even an account of an abduction. Pennington examines the scientific and skeptical points of view and freely explores alternative explanations for the sightings ranging from high-tech military aircraft to the tectonic strain theory as well as ball lightning, skyhook balloons, the auto-kinetic effect, and psychological causes. Charts, illustrations, and statistical analysis add up to one conclusion for Pennington:  Millions of people on our planet have witnessed UFO phenomena, which are real and unexplained, – and the phenomena continue unabated while most of the scientific establishment looks the other way when someone dares to say U-F-O.

Author B. Timothy Pennington, a member of the American Chemical Society for more than 35 years, has 21 U.S. patents as an inventor and co-inventor. He spent 30 years working in the chemical industry near Lake Charles, La., after teaching and writing scripts for chemistry videotapes as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Pennington has seven publications in scientific journals and two trade industry publications. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi and spent two years of postdoctoral research at the USDA Eastern Regional Research Center near Philadelphia and was a Robert A. Welsh postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington before teaching at Navarro College. He and his wife, Esther, have three adult daughters and live in Sulphur, La.

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

Science, Skeptics and UFOs: A Reluctant Scientist Explores the World of UFOs

B. Timothy Pennington

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2312-0                        328 pages                        $19.95 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.

Daddy, Daughter Star in New Picture Book for Children by Cheryl Kula

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Play Day with Daddy” by Cheryl Kula.

A young girl and her father enjoy spending time together when her mother goes to work in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When a young girl’s mother leaves for work Friday, it’s not cause for sadness because that’s the day the girl and her dad get to spend together. This new children’s book tells what happens during their day, from start to finish. The story ends at the best part of the day – when Mommy comes home and all three sit down at the dinner table to talk about what happened while they were apart.

“Play Day with Daddy” features typical activities for families: a pancake breakfast, foraging in the garden for fruits and vegetables, having a picnic lunch and reading stories about dragons and knights. It’s a fun way for the girl and her father to spend the day, as well as their cat, who insists on tagging along. Colorful cartoon illustrations by Karl Trolenberg fit perfectly with Cheryl Kula’s gentle rhyming story. The book’s easy prose works equally well as a read-aloud story or one children can tackle themselves.

This is the first children’s book for author Cheryl Kula, who has two daughters with her husband, Ted. They live in a mountainous area of West Virginia. Illustrator Karl Trolenberg, a graduate of the East Carolina School of Art, has worked in the arts for 17 years. He and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons. They live in Virginia.

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

Play Day with Daddy

Cheryl Kula

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2336-6                        20 pages                        $6.95 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.

Duck Dares to Dream in New Children’s Book by Raymond Copp

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Carolyn Quimby” by Raymond Copp.

A farm duck has a series of adventures in this new children’s chapter book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

 “Sometimes loving someone means you have to let them go…” For Carolyn Quimby, a white duck, life on the farm isn’t enough; instead, she dreams about flying with wind blowing through her feathers, even though everyone knows farm ducks can’t fly. This new chapter book features Carolyn and her friends who live on Farmer Wilson’s farm in a story filled with friendship and love.

“Carolyn Quimby” stars a charming cast of characters, including Clomper, a Belgian draft horse who is the oldest animal living on the farm, and Professor Hopatoadalopolos, a wise toad who lives in Trickling Brook and is rumored to be older than the farm itself. After mallard ducks visit the farm’s pond, Carolyn is given a surprising invention that might help her achieve her dream. Her father, Peanuts Quimby, had his own flying adventure, thanks to a traveling circus.

A daring rescue from hunting dogs, a kitchen visit that creates havoc and new friends for the farm bring excitement to all who live there. It’s not until she faces loss, however, that Carolyn will find the courage to act on her dream and learn how to fly. Whimsical watercolor illustrations by Mary Manning bring the characters to life, showing clearly the bonds of friendship they share.

Author Raymond Copp is a clinical psychologist specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Copp, who had a 30-year career in law enforcement, also serves as a battalion chaplain with the Maryland Army National Guard. He became a Catholic priest after 9-11. Copp has written eight children’s picture and chapter books as well as poetry.

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

Carolyn Quimby

Raymond Copp

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2364-9                        110 pages                        $30.95 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.

Soldier Dog and Stray Form Unlikely Friendship; K.R. Feinstein Releases New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “the Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” by K.R. Feinstein

Two unforgettable canines share hardship and adventure in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When stray dog Jethro sees an unfamiliar dog smelling of sadness at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, little does he know his life is going to change – for the better. It seems Fritz, a German shepherd who also stars in this new children’s book, has an adventurous past, including doing a tour in Iraq as a soldier dog. The magic of friendship is apparent in this charming story.

Surviving a hurricane is just the first of the new adventures the two dogs share. “The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” slowly reveals Fritz’s past, from his beginnings as the runt of the litter to Army training to the tragic consequences of war. Jethro, not a typically adventurous character, soon finds himself taking part in situations that he would never dare tackle alone, including a brush with animal control. By working together, Jethro and Fritz uncover dangerous dealings in town and learn that despite their different backgrounds, each has his own style of courage.

Pen and ink illustrations by S.E. Feinstein enhance the start of each chapter in this heartwarming book that introduces children to war, as well as courageous trainers and dogs who help keep troops safe.

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

The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz

K.R. Feinstein

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2457-8            112 pages           $10.99 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.

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.

Student Works on His Monstrous Temper at School in New Children’s Book by Heather Arabadjis

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Monster Mas” by Heather Arabadjis.

A new student receives tips to keep his temper from boiling over at school in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Right from the beginning, Monster Mas suspects he’s not going to have a good day. First, his mother pushes him out the door mid-sentence, and when he arrives at his new school, two boys cut in front of him in line and laugh at him. Under trying circumstances, it can be hard to keep your cool, as this new children’s book shares, especially when you have a bad temper.

“Monster Mas” features a youngster with bug-infested hair who starts to steam and run around like a locomotive when he gets angry, roaring with frustration. In the classroom, he tries to impress a girl but gets his times tables mixed up, prompting a temper tantrum. A squeezy toy from his teacher helps calm him. His frustrations continue in the cafeteria, during music and back at his classroom. When his face starts turning rainbow colors, a kind classmate reminds him about what’s important. After running through all of his calming techniques, Monster Mas feels himself transformed – literally.

Heather Arabadjis offers a gentle lesson in coping and being kind in this charming story, and the cartoon illustrations by Pink Elephink bring the characters to life. The book provides adults and children with a way to discuss real-life situations while reading aloud together.

Author Heather Arabadjis has taught for the New York City Department of Education for 11 years. She now teaches children with physical or mental disabilities in their homes but has taught all grade levels, including spending eight years in a classroom in the South Bronx.

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

Monster Mas

Heather Arabadjis

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2493-6              34 pages                         $11.95 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 Details Dangers of Thumb Sucking

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Why the Long Face? A Story About Thumb Sucking” by Dr. Todd Morgan.

A board-certified expert with his own dental practice describes the all-too-real consequences of thumb-sucking on a child’s health and development in this new picture book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Although thumb sucking can be a soothing activity for babies and young children, its effects are anything but soothing to the body. In fact, thumb sucking can affect craniofacial growth and development of airways, hindering functions such as breathing, speaking and swallowing. This new book by a dentist details the effects of thumb sucking on growing children to help parents recognize early symptoms so they can avoid problems with their child’s health.

“Why the Long Face? A Story About Thumb Sucking” stars Gracie, a smart girl who knows a lot of things but not the problems that sucking a thumb can create. Gracie isn’t worried that her constant thumb sucking makes her smile crooked or might make her face long. After all, her pony Alice has a long face and looks beautiful. When she visits her dentist, Dr. Morgan, Gracie and her parents find out how much damage a thumb can create, including making it harder to breathe at night. A fateful dream changes Gracie’s mind about the pleasure of sucking her thumb. Colorful watercolor illustrations by Manny Aguiler and a list of helpful organizations and websites round out this resource for any parent with a thumb-sucking child.

Author Todd Morgan, an internationally recognized expert in dental sleep medicine, has a practice in Encinitas, Calif. He graduated from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis in 1985. Morgan is board certified in dentistry and dental sleep medicine and has completed clinic research studies and published scientific papers on treating snoring, sleep apnea and headaches with dental devices. He and his wife, Barbi, have four children.

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

Why the Long Face? A Story About Thumb Sucking

Dr. Todd Morgan

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1877-5                        36 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.

Music, Water and Whales Intersect for Experience of a Lifetime; C.L. Peck Releases New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “A Midnight Song” by C.L. Peck.

A young boy has an unforgettable adventure when a fisherman invites him to celebrate whales in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Ten-year-old Sam and his parents are traveling the southern coast of Africa just past Cape Town when they decide to stretch their legs in a small fishing village. That stop will change Sam’s life forever. This charming new illustrated children’s book shares the enchanting story of what happened in the village and the amazing people Sam and his parents met.

One of the first characters in “A Midnight Song” is a whale crier, who blows a kelp horn to let the villagers know whales have been spotted in the bay. Certain whales live there all year, but during whale season, other species join them and bring their babies to be raised there until the whales continue their migration. Baruti, a wise fisherman, invites Sam and his parents to his village’s whale festival. Baruti’s niece, Kiki, secretly shows Sam a magical flute related to a tribal legend about Yemaya, mother goddess of the ocean. Eventually, Yemaya plays a flute she carved, entertaining the gentle giants in the bay. Although nobody else has her skill, a young boy who follows her creates his own instrument from dried sea kelp, becoming the first whale crier.

Kiki, who has secretly inherited Yemaya’s flute, plays it for the whales for the first time during Sam’s visit. Although she plays beautifully, no whales appear in the moonlit bay. Just when they’re ready to give up, something magical happens and whales join in the beautiful lullaby.

 Sam’s experiences in the village influence his life: He grows up to be a marine biologist, and his group studies the humpback whales that visit Hermanus Bay. At last he can live out his childhood dream of swimming with the whales.

Colorful illustrations by Marty Petersen pair beautifully with this magical story inspired by a trip to Hawaii the author took with her family in 1997. The tale works well for reading aloud as a family or quiet reading by older children.

Author C.L. Peck developed her storytelling talents as a preschool teacher and as a mother to two children, Casey and Alissa, who are now grown. She lives on the Central Coast of California with her husband, Tony. Her son, Casey, took a mission trip to South Africa while taking a break from college and actually visited Hermanus, the real-life version of the imaginary village described so vividly in “A Midnight Song.”

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

A Midnight Song

C.L. Peck

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2343-4                        58 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.