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Cat Learns Lesson of Love in New Children’s Book by Mrs. D

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The City Kittens and the Old House Cat” by Mrs. D.

New arrivals to the family bring an unexpected change of heart to a cat set in her ways in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Christmastime means time spent with family, both the two-legged and four-legged variety. Nyda, adopted when she was just a little lost calico kitten, has led a calm, uneventful life with her human family for years. In this charming new children’s book, everything changes when the family’s older daughter brings two playful kittens home to visit the day before Christmas. Although Nyda finds them annoying, Mickey and Jack aren’t the spoiled kittens she imagines.

“The City Kittens and the Old House Cat” tells the story of Nyda and her dislike of the visitors, who arrive with pretty collars with bells that make noise everywhere they go. She defends her food dish and gives them dirty looks as they play under the Christmas tree. It’s not until Nyda hears about their rescue from a harsh life on the streets with a sick mama cat that she realizes she has more in common with the kittens than she thought.

This simple but touching fable about being welcoming to others and sharing works equally well for reading aloud as a family or for curling up with in a cozy corner. Mrs. D. knows how to convey the magical spirit of Christmas and its message of love and friendship. The illustrations, created by MikeMotz.com, are dramatic and vivid.

Author Olga D’Agostino, known as Mrs. D., grew up on a farm by the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine, surrounded by nature. Her childhood featured an imaginary world she filled with characters from books she read. She and her two small daughters immigrated to the United States in 1992. D’Agostino, who speaks many languages, has also written other illustrated children’s books: “Carlo the Mouse on Vacation,” “The Trees Have Hearts,” Good Morning, World,” and “Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse.” “The Trees Have Hearts” was awarded a 2013 Mom’s Choice Award.  She is already working on several other books for children, including more adventures starring Carlo the Mouse, and “Runaway Clothes,” “The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet,” “Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm,” “Who Is Most Important in the Fridge” and “That Is How Things Are.”

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For additional information, please visit www.mrsdbooks.net.

The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

Mrs. D

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1619-1 (paperback)        34 pages         $19.99 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1682-5 (hardcover)        34 pages         $29.99 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.

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.

Learn How to Live Life to the Fullest with Tips from Jason Hughes in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Manstein: The Inner Genius Within Us All” by Jason Hughes.

An author who faced an incredible challenge of survival during his teen years urges people to explore their potential for inner genius in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When fate intervened in his life, author Jason Hughes was forced to forge a new path. A horrific car crash killed his best friend and left Hughes battered in body but profoundly affected by a near-death experience filled with love. In this new book, he shares his belief that everyone possesses an “inner genius” that guides his life and expresses that genius, whether it is physical, mental or spiritual. Hughes calls that concept “Manstein,” in honor of scientific and mathematical genius Albert Einstein and his ability to express himself perfectly during his lifetime.

“Manstein: The Inner Genius Within Us All” aims to show readers how to achieve their own peace, happiness and productivity through developing their inner genius and recognizing their connection to the world and the love that abounds there. Hughes implores people to let go of the fears in their lives and trust in spiritual truth and love. He does not say the process will be easy; indeed, all living things experience ups and downs. Accessing inner genius through relationships, careers, family, hobbies, physical experiences, art or music allows people to shape their journey through life. Tools to realize Manstein include meditation, living according to spiritual law, choosing to be a light in the world, living in the moment, being grateful and – above all – recognizing spiritual love. As Hughes writes in the introduction, “We all have been divinely created to simply be extraordinary and to live a unique life of extraordinary purpose and success in our individual lives.”

Author Jason Hughes was a young rising tennis tournament star growing up in Old Saybrook, Conn., until a car accident at age 16 left him with a traumatic brain injury and killed his best friend. Hughes spent time in a coma and given only a 20 percent chance of survival. Three years of physical therapy helped heal his body, and his near-death experience changed his life. Hughes attended Tyler (Texas) Junior College to become certified by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association to teach tennis. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. He teaches at the Beverly Hills Tennis Center and is a holistic health life coach.

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For additional information, please visit www.manstein.co.

Manstein: The Inner Genius Within Us All

Jason Hughes

Dog Ear Publishing

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4575-2126-3            172 pages           $16.95 US
Hardcover ISBN: 978-145752-263-5           172 pages           $29.95 US
Ebook: ISBN: 978-145752-280-2           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.

 

New Poetry Collection Shares God’s Grace, Love; Book by Christine Gail Garcia

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Words by God’s Grace” by Christine Gail Garcia.

A former teacher shares poems inspired by God in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When Christine Gail Garcia began writing poetry, she did so to express personal communication between her and God. Soon, however, she began to feel that God meant for her work to be shared, so she decided to publish her words, hoping to bring comfort and grace to others. This new book includes prayers asking for strength, prayers of sorrow and pain, prayers asking for forgiveness and prayers of praise and thanksgiving.

 “Words by God’s Grace” focuses on the challenges – and the blessings – of everyday life. Each poem is followed by an explanation of the author’s thoughts on the topic, as well as Bible verses related to the topic. In “Saying Goodbye,” Garcia writes of the pain – and the joy – of losing a loved one. “If you know your loved one walked with the Lord, let your heart rejoice, for they go to their reward. Angels have escorted them through the pearly gates, and God has taken them into His embrace.” Her explanation points out that Christians experience grief but know their loved one is with the Lord. It’s the unbelievers who will be parted from their loved ones forever. The author’s anguish for Christ’s suffering is apparent in the poem “My Heart is Broken,” especially these lines: “My heart is broken. His body was broken. Oh, how He suffered because of my sin.” As Garcia writes in the explanation, “Every time I think of how much Jesus suffered to cleanse me of my sins, my heart breaks. … Without His sacrifice, there would be no hope for anyone. No amount of praise and worship is enough.”

This is the first book for author Christine Gail Garcia, a retired schoolteacher. The mother and grandmother writes from the heart based on the trials and tribulations of daily life. Garcia invites readers who have been touched by the book to post on her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/WordsByGodsGrace.

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

Words by God’s Grace

Christine Gail Garcia

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2018-1                        104 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

Couples Provides Honest Account of Recovering from Brain Injuries; Kara Ellsworth and Chris Russo Release New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love” by Kara and Chris Russo.

Speech therapy class provides an unlikely site for a match made in heaven, but that’s what happened when two people with brain injuries met and fell in love in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Life has a way of throwing out curveballs, and unexpected brain injuries definitely fall under that category. This new book tells the story of successful 20-somethings who were suddenly struck by different types of brain injuries. Kara had a massive stroke at age 27, and meningitis and encephalitis put Chris in a coma that left him paralyzed. During countless hours of therapy, they not only worked to regain control over their bodies but also developed an instant bond with each other, eventually marrying.

“But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love” relays their struggle to return to productive lives. Although physical signs of damage are obvious – especially when someone walks with a cane or needs a wheelchair – damage to brains can be hidden, with the victim appearing to be normal. On the inside, however, it’s anything but normal. A simple guide to dealing with people with brain injuries offers invaluable insights. The book shines a light through the darkness that can surround difficult recovery, aiming to inspire brain injury survivors and their friends, family members and caretakers.

Author Kara Ellsworth, a registered nurse, continues to help as many people as she can. Fellow author Chris Russo has a cobbler’s shop. They live in Sacramento. In their spare time, the couple watches movies, travels and maintains their small animal sanctuary, which has two rescue dogs, several fish, turtles and eels.

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

But You Look So Normal…A True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love

Kara Ellsworth and Chris Russo

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2075-4                        88 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.

New Book by J.R. Tipirneni Shows Path to Peace, Prosperity and Happiness.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness” by J.R. Tipirneni.

The author details teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who promotes peace, prosperity and happiness with practice of love and truth, in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

A new era will soon begin, known as a Golden Age, and the faithful will lead movement to bring about peace and prosperity. That’s the message at the center of this new book by author J.R. Tipirneni, a follower of the avatar Sri Sathya Sai Baba (God Incarnate). Devotees call Him Swami, who declared in 2011 that His mission is to recharge mother earth for two years and then initiate the new age, known as Sai Ram Raj starting 2013.   His mission is to transform human mind and elevate mankind to a higher conscious plane starting 2036. (These divine vibrations originating from Bharat must have confused Mayans and declared the end of the world in December 2012). It is made clear here to avoid confusion.

“Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness” book explains the paradox of why so many residents of Bharat (pious name for India) live in poverty yet so many Avatars are born there. The writer’s research into divinity led him to Sai Baba, “the Guru of gurus.” Tipirneni believes that Swami was more than an avatar – He was a manifestation of divinity as explained in Sanathana Dharma (ancient wisdom), representing all faiths, despite their different cultures and paths; and yet recognized by their common goal: universal peace, prosperity and love. Sai Baba urged his students to follow his teachings and start universal love, help those in distress and participate in the coming age. He also declared that His mission will not fail and it is final.

The book synthesizes Eastern knowledge and Western methodology, detailing mind boggling miracles manifested by Sai Baba to confirm His glory, power and His authority on divinity connecting humanity. “The indisputable connection between the divine and the mundane world has become very clear to me,” the author writes. “Universal love quenches all evils”. “Human values (truth, love, right conduct, non-violence and peace) and service is to be practiced.” Service and broad-mindedness promote Unity. Every person must practice Unity and Purity to develop divinity. It generates positive cosmic energy and elevates every one’s conscious to the highest level enhancing the present world order status after eliminating evil qualities, selfishness and excessive greed. Bharat must re-learn the divine techniques, they forgot as explained in the book. Then Bharat will regain the past glory and then teach the knowledge to the world for a long lasting permanent peace. In short, it is combining the best of divinity and the best of mundane world.  “Know thyself”.

Author Jagadeswara Rao Tipirneni, born in Andhra Pradesh, India, came to the United States in 1969 as a student to study engineering, began working and eventually settled there. He spent more than10 years working on his own inner transformation, which includes gems of wisdom extracted from swami’s teachings, discourses and from the monthly magazine “Sanathana Sarathi.”

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

Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness

J.R. Tipirneni

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1524-8                     224 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 Children’s Book Reveals God’s Hand in Everyday Miracles

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Grandma’s Miracles” by author.

A young boy discovers the miraculous things in everyday life in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Saying prayers every night with his grandma is an important occasion for Little Bear, who gets his nickname from how quickly he can climb trees. Little Bear, whose real name is Justin, stars in this new children’s book. He stays with his grandparents while his mother attends nursing school. When they pray, his grandma thanks God for the miracles He provides every day. Justin, always curious, decides to find out what a miracle is, so he spends the day with his grandmother, hoping to see one for himself.

In “Grandma’s Miracles,” Justin turns down a day of fishing with grandpa hoping to see one of grandma miracles.  To his utter disappointment, the entire day is just a regular day, from gathering eggs, to climbing trees, to running into a bear on in the woods, all very fun but no miracles. It’s not until his grandma points out all of God’s gifts – the very things Justin finds joy in everyday  – that he realizes he has seen miracles.

This charming book by Renee Peek, appropriate for reading aloud, reveals the miraculous nature of everyday life, seen from the perspective of a warm-hearted grandmother filled with faith. Heartfelt colored pencil illustrations by Maura McEvoy help bring the story to life.

Author Renee Peek taught at a vocational school for at-risk youth. She and her husband live in the north woods of Wisconsin, and Peek finds her greatest learning and teaching experiences come from the outdoors. Maura McEvoy, an author and illustrator, is a retired art and drama teacher. She lives in Minnesota.

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For additional information, please visit www.grandmasmiracles.net.

Grandma’s Miracles

Renee Peek

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1954-3                        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.