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Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr. Preserves Family Stories for Future Generations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” by Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing shares the life and times of six families connected to the author, as well as historical facts and his original adages and poetry.

History is created by the individuals who move through it, whether they experience triumph or tragedy. This new book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of author Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.’s extended family, covering his direct line and that of six families related to it: Scarboroughs, Clarks, Westons, Wrights, Shivers and Scotts. As well as revealing true personal stories, Dowdy puts his relatives into historical context, describing little-known facts and people from the past.

Dowdy’s family contains blood ties from at least three ethnic groups: African-American, Irish and Cherokee, leading to a rich heritage. “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” reveals some of that heritage with such stories as how the mulatto son of a white man became a plantation owner and sent many of his 21 children to college; how a university dean and president ended up at the center of first sit-ins at Greensboro, N.C.; and how a man who started high school at the ripe age of 21 went on to become a renowned research scientist.

Readers will learn why Georgia’s readmission to the Union after the Civil War was revoked and later reinstated; how the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia, and the extent of Southern white opposition to the Confederacy.  Personal commentaries and more than 35 original poems by the author show the true value of family and its lasting effect on individuals and the world.

Photographs, historic documents, family trees, family medical history, family bloodlines, and a listing of achievements by family members enhance this book, which was 22 years in the making. Dowdy, born and raised in South Carolina, now lives in Mitchellville, MD.

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The book is available at www.HarryDowdyBook.com; the site contains additional information.

Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families

Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2097-6                        380 pages                        $25 US

Also 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.