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Follow Adventures of a Former Foreign Service Officer in Frederic Mabbatt’s New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family” by Frederic Mabbatt.

A retired senior Foreign Service officer shares stories of his adventures during the Cold War – sometimes funny, sometimes dangerous – in the service of his country in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

After spending more than 20 years as a Foreign Service officer, Frederic Mabbatt has seen it all. In this new book, “Tony,” as he’s known to his family and friends, relays some of the experiences he and his young family had during their time abroad. From escaping an enraged mob during riots in the Sudan to enjoying the samba in Rio and visiting the lush gardens of Bali, Mabbatt experienced joy, fear and satisfaction in his career during the era of Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union.

“On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family” tells of Mabbatt’s work with public affairs programs designed to promote democracy and a free market economy as positive alternatives to Communism. He and his wife, Jean, were married and got on the road right away so Tony could be sworn in as a Foreign Service information officer in Washington, D.C. While waiting for his first posting, he and the staff rally in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, reinforcing his enthusiasm for the job. His family is with him from the start, as Jean and 5-week-old Patricia accompany him to Khartoum in the Sudan.

This engrossing look at Foreign Service protocol and the unforgettable events that took place during Mabbatt’s service includes tips for visiting Muslim countries and descriptions of building goodwill to the United States in countries that viewed Americans in a favorable light. This insider’s look at the Foreign Service and postings around the world paints a clear picture of the importance of representing democracy at its best. A special supplement provides Mabbatt’s opinions on contemporary foreign policies.

Author Frederic Mabbatt, who once served in Jordan, the Sudan, Brazil, Tanzania, Indonesia and the Netherlands, now lives with his wife, Jean, in Sun Valley, where he lectures and writes about foreign policy issues. Mabbatt served in the Marine Corps and worked for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and the San Diego Zoo before joining the Foreign Service in 1963. He studied at the University of Alaska and is a graduate of the University of San Diego and studied international relations at San Diego State University.

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For additional information, please visit www.fmabbattdiplomat.com

On the Front Lines of the Cold War: The Adventures of an American Foreign Service Family

Frederic Mabbatt

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2362-5                        160 pages                        $12.00 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 Latest Installment in Artemus Newton Thrillers by Roger Blakely

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Knight” by Roger Blakely.

Unlikely action hero Artemus Newton is in the midst of yet another action-packed adventure in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Retired from the U.S. Army, Newton is a newly published author who finds himself saving a stranger’s life in the most unlikely of places: during a book signing at his local bookstore.

Retired Army Warrant Officer Artemus Newton, newly published author, is sitting at his lackluster book signing when he sees a shopper accosted by would be-assassins. Relying on his military instincts, Newton quickly defuses the situation, earning the gratitude of the assassins’ target, a wealthy businessman named Dieter Epping. Epping, grateful to Artemus for his quick thinking, extends an invitation to his castle in Austria.  Artemus Newton accepts the all-expenses-paid trip with alacrity, but little does he know that his rest and relaxation will be short-lived.

Unfortunately, Epping’s enemies are still after him, and things quickly come to a head at the castle. Before dinner begins, the guests find themselves under siege. Between the efforts of Artemus and Epping’s butler, Alfred, a former member of the Special Air Service, the small group of terrified people do their best to fight off the mysterious intruders. Can Artemus Newton survive yet another surprise attack, and can he keep the people who are depending upon him safe? “Knight” is a thrilling page turner, and Artemus Newton is not an ordinary action hero; brave, literary and ready to take on any bad guy who crosses his path, Newton’s latest adventure will be eagerly met by fans of the previous adventures in the series.

Author Roger Blakely, an Army Chief Warrant Officer Four, serves with the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wis. Blakely has spent his entire adult life serving in the military, and his experience shaped his star character, Artemus Newton.

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

Knight

Roger Blakely

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2024-2                        244 pages                        $13.95 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 by Avery Mann Action-Packed Thriller of Witches and Unlikely Terrorists Set in a Coastal Village of Marin County and Salzburg, Austria

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Angel Landing” by Avery Mann.

This new novel published by Dog Ear Publishing is the story of Angel Landing, a composite Marin coastal community whose newest resident is a retired government agent, Mark Jamison. Seeking respite from his health and marital problems, Mark quickly finds himself embroiled in adventures that threaten everything he has come to accept in his life and career.

Mark Jamison is a former government agent and think tank director, seeking a change in climate to deal with his breathing issues. Angel Landing, a beautiful coastal community in California, seems to be the ideal location for his health and relaxation, and it provides the distance he needs to reassess his longtime marriage to his wife, Sarah. As this new novel reveals, however, this cozy town is anything but restful, and Mark is quickly pulled back into intrigue.

Mark’s neighbors are, to say the least, unusual, and his natural curiosity overcomes his need for relaxation; soon, Mark is targeted by a sect of Wiccans seeking a method of reproduction that does not require the use of males. In the middle of this adventure, the government reenlists its old agent to investigate nuclear devices that they fear might have passed through the Golden Gate. Mark’s nose for trouble lands himself and Sarah into life-threatening danger, and Mark fears this might be his last exploit after all. Will Mark be able to reach his contact to inform her of the potential nuclear crisis? Will it be the final end of male dominance or mutually assured destruction of all? Can Mark and Sarah escape to save themselves and the planet?

“Angel Landing” is a riveting yarn filled with adventure, intrigue, and romance, and a lot of original thinking about some the biggest issues facing the world. Mark Jamison is a man whose inquisitive nature lands him into trouble, and Mark’s propensity for trouble will keep readers wanting more.

Author Avery Mann’s lifelong experience as a think tank director, diplomat and advisor to the government provides him with ample fodder for his fiction work, part of his new series of Mark Jamison adventures.

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For additional information, please visit averymannbooks.com.

 

Angel Landing

Avery Mann

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-14575-1984-0                        132 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.

Artemus Newton Forges Unlikely Alliance in New Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

A retired Army man finds the Cold War is not so cold after all when he and a friend run across some old enemies in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Artemus Newton finds himself embroiled in another unexpected adventure. This new thriller opens with a window into the past – a time when the Cold War was in full force and a young Central Intelligence Agency field officer named Bill Hennick is gathering information in 1948 in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He narrowly escapes with that top-secret information. Fast-forward 65 years, and Hennick’s possessions have gone to his new friend, Artemus Newton, including detailed memoirs of missions for the OSS and CIA and mention of an Operation SCOUNDREL. When a hired assassin who once tried to kill Artemus Newton is freed from prison, wheels are set in motion for another chance for Newton to serve his country.

“Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller,” the third novel featuring Artemus Newton, finds him still carrying a torch for the beautiful Alexis Lee, a clandestine field officer for the CIA who is practically engaged to her boss. Members of a secret organization seeking power have not forgotten that Newton and Alexis foiled their plans last year and still plan to seek revenge. Soon, Artemus finds himself battling hired killers, criminals and enemy agents, but he’s got some unexpected allies. The only thing that can save him and the country from the latest political plot are some of the very same people Hennick fought against during the Cold War. Will Artemus Newton and his allies be able to foil the plot or will the country fall to an organization intent on world domination?

Author Roger Blakely Jr. has spent more than 30 years in the military. Blakely is an Army chief warrant officer assigned to the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wis. He served six months at an Army airfield in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and received a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the desert. Blakely’s Army career includes service in Germany, Illinois, Kansas and Alabama. Blakely also wrote “The Night of the Plesiosaurs,” a thriller featuring adventure seeker Matt Chase. Artemus Newton also stars in the novels “Chief” and “Arena.”

Contact the author at rogerblakely@hotmail.com.

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

Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller

Roger Blakely Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2027-3                        256 pages                        $14.39 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.