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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.

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.

Missing Diamonds Provide Gem of Case to Teen Mystery Solver; E.J. Montgomery Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” by E.J. Montgomery.

A teenager and her friends tackle another mystery – this one close to home — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Mysteries seem to have a way of popping up when teenager Hailey Walker is around. In this new second book in the Hailey Walker mystery series, Hailey has just returned to school in Hinsdale, Ill., after summer vacation and can’t concentrate on school work. Instead, she and her friends, Alison and Brad, work to track down a couple of jewel thieves who want to steal artificial diamonds. When a college teacher goes missing, the trio are convinced the disappearance is related to the robberies.

“Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” continues in the same spirit as the first mystery starring the energetic teen. A talk from a teacher and private investigator in career class leads Hailey and Alison to take his college course. When he tells the girls about fake diamonds being stolen and his work on the case, Hailey knows she’s found the next mystery to solve. The investigator disappears, however, and his office has been ransacked. An overheard conversation suggests a possible lead in the diamond case, so Hailey concocts a potentially risky plan. Their investigation leads to a special collection of gems named for the zodiac and a gospel interpretation of the constellations, such as Leo the Lion symbolizing Christ the King. Can the teens solve the mystery before diamonds go missing or – even more importantly – something happens to the professor?

Author E.J. Montgomery is already working on the next book in the series, “Hailey Walker and the Haunted Bell Tower.” She and her husband live in western Pennsylvania. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and writes stories that reveal God’s love and mercy, and her writing includes personal experiences of God working in people’s lives.

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

Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor

E.J. Montgomery

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2068-6                        180 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 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.

Secret Society Plans to Overthrow U.S. Government in New Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Arena: A Novel” by Roger Blakely Jr.

A newly retired Army officer gets caught up in a secret plot led by a CIA director to create a single worldwide government in this new thriller released by Dog Ear Publishing.

After serving in the Army for 32 years, all 50-year-old Army Chief Warrant Officer Four Artemus Newton wants is a quiet retirement. Newton, the star of this new novel, spent most of his career sitting behind desks around the world. He and his cat, Gus, now call a Chicago suburb home, and he’s still recovering from getting shot in the shoulder during an eventful vacation in Germany. Soon he’s in a new fight, however, and this enemy might be unstoppable.

“Arena: A Novel” is the second in a series of suspense thrillers starring Artemus Newton and his friends such as the beautiful CIA agent Alexis Lee who was with him during his last adventure. A secret council of highly ranked men and women from around the world gather to discuss their plans for worldwide domination – bringing the world under a single government free from religion of any kind, relying only on human reason and wisdom. One of Alexis’ CIA rivals is part of the council and sets a plan in motion, including a mission designed to kill top Army officials and the detonation of a nuclear bomb. An unexpected accident exposes the plot, but it also leads to a desperate situation for Artemus and Alexis, who must use all their wits if they hope to survive.

Author Roger Blakely Jr. draws on his military background of more than 30 years when writing novels. 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. “Chief” is the first novel starring Artemus Newton.

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

Arena: A Novel

Roger Blakely Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1883-6                        240 pages                        $13.95US

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.