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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Readers will learn why Georgia’s readmission to the Union after the Civil War was revoked and later reinstated; how the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia, and the extent of Southern white opposition to the Confederacy.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.

Army Officer’s Life Devastated by Aftermath of Serving in Cambodia; Ed Mooney Releases New Novel

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Tears for Cambodia” by Ed Mooney.

Author Ed Mooney paints a vivid portrait of a man troubled by nightmares of his time in 1970s Cambodia in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Officer Max Donatello’s life is irreparably changed due to his inability to deal with his past.

Lt. Colonel Max Donatello left the military decades ago, but his experiences serving in Cambodia never left him. As the story in this new novel relays, his beloved wife, Emily, left him after years of marriage because he refused to share his pain or get professional help that might allow him to move beyond the trauma of his past.  Now Max and his children, Chris and Melissa, are grieving Emily’s untimely death, and Max finds himself reliving past mistakes and looking for a way to make his future (and his relationships with his children) better.

For years, Emily had urged Max to go back to Cambodia, to face the nightmares head on and possibly overcome them. Max resisted, but now he feels compelled to revisit the country that was nearly destroyed by the Khmer Rouge so many years ago. Max’s story is told in flashback, as he relives his former life while visiting the Cambodia of today. Max plans to spend nearly a month in Southeast Asia; will he be able to put the horrors that haunt his dreams to rest, or will they overcome him, destroying his foundering relationship with his family?

Tears for Cambodia is a sympathetic portrait of an officer helplessly following orders, even though he knows they will result in tragedy. Max’s pain and the courage with which he faces his demons are compelling, and readers will be rooting for Max and his redemption.

This is the first novel for author Ed Mooney, who drew upon his personal experience in Cambodia as well as the experiences of a number of other men. Max is created from a composite of these recollections, creating a fascinating first-hand view of a tour in 1970s Cambodia.

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

Tears for Cambodia

Ed Mooney

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2400-4                        292 pages                        $15.99 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 Novel By Bill Relf Features Thrilling Tale of Espionage, Revenge, Clash of Cultures

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Iranian Connection” by Bill Relf.

Cameron “Cash” Ash, a wildly successful entrepreneur, finds himself embroiled in danger in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Cash has a tragic past, and his need to outrun his tragic childhood results in a dangerous present, affecting his family and his business dealings; his need for answers drags him further down the international espionage rabbit hole. 

Cash has created a multimillion corporation from next to nothing, he has a beautiful wife and two happy children, but he’s still haunted by the untimely deaths of his parents in the explosion of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, many years before. As this new thriller reveals, when Cash’s wife forces him to reassess his motivation for building his increasingly profitable corporation, Cameron Industries, Cash decides it’s time to focus on his family and start distributing his considerable wealth in a charitable manner, as he’d always promised himself he would do.  Unfortunately, tragedy strikes, and Cash finds himself foundering, with no business focus and his personal life in shambles.

His business team, composed of dear friends who want only the best for their leader, attempts to redirect his entrepreneurial spirit, recommending he use his energy to save a technology company that is under water. As he works to repair the business, he occupies himself with his lifelong search for the terrorist responsible for his parents’ demise. His actions lead him deep into industrial espionage, endangering his life and the lives of those around him. Can Cash overcome the many elements working against him to create happiness again? “The Iranian Connection” is a fast-paced thriller revolving around an extraordinarily brilliant, charismatic hero. Cameron “Cash” Ash is a thinking man’s action star worthy of this page-turning book.

Author Bill Relf taps into his own considerable international experience to create great stories; he’s spent time all over Asia and Africa, and his university degrees in economics, business, theology, and international relations fuel his fiction. Relf lives with his wife, Virginia, in California.

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

The Iranian Connection           

Bill Relf

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2310-6                        484 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.

Small Town and its Secrets Offer Lessons in Life in New Book by Dale Glenn

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Purcell Station: A Novel” by Dale Glenn.

A boy comes of age in a small Indiana town that has its own way of doing things, sometimes outside the law, in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Twelve-year-old Garrett Gentry has no idea what he is about to find when he steps off a train to spend the summer in Purcell Station, Indiana.  In this coming-of-age story set in the Cold War summer of l952, Garrett discovers his family legacy in a town rich, not in material wealth, but in character and characters.  Then one day he stumbles onto something he wasn’t supposed to see.  That’s when he realizes Purcell Station has some secrets to share.

Staying with his grandparents, Garrett meets Jimmy, a seventeen-year-old neighbor who has a bootleg radio station in a shack in his back yard, and Skipper, a pretty, fifteen-year-old tomboy from the town’s most prominent family.  Together, they immerse Garrett into the rich, patriotic culture of Purcell Station, characterized by parades, trains, baseball games, swimming in the river, sodas at the drugstore, free shows on Saturday night, hard work in the melon fields, and the perpetual softball game on a vacant lot on Main Street.

Then things begin to happen. A dark side of the town appears. The town bully and his lawless cousins terrorize the town’s slow-witted whipping boy; a mysterious stranger keeps appearing and disappearing; and a kidnapping and tragic accident shock the town. When Garrett and Skipper stumble across a secret hideout, they can’t resist the temptation to find out more.  Is something sinister going on? The pursuit of the answer takes them on a frightening midnight search for clues.

Dale Glenn was born in Knox County, Indiana, where his family roots go back to the 1880s, and where this novel takes place.  A graduate of Indiana University, he began his career as an English teacher at Speedway High School in Indianapolis, then became assistant principal and basketball coach at Huntingburg High School.  Since then he has served as a middle school principal in Bloomington and as an adjunct professor at Indiana University. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Bloomington.

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

Purcell Station: A Novel

Dale Glenn

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1968-0                 312 pages                $17.95 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.