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Karen Blaser Releases New Book Showing Loving Bonds with Precious Pets

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” by Karen Blaser.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” by Karen Blaser.

Precious Chelsea stole her owner’s heart from their first day together. The author relays the many adventures she and the German Shepherd experienced in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Little did author Karen Blaser imagine how close she and her German Shepherd puppy would become. Indeed, Chelsea’s death more than 12 years later brought almost unbearable pain, but Blaser wouldn’t trade her memories of their companionship for anything. She describes their relationship and adventures in this new book that reads like a love letter to a precious daughter, as well as what happens when someone else enters her life.

“Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba” serves as more than a trip down memory lane. It also showcases the realities and responsibilities of owning and training a pet, important considerations for potential pet owners to understand before they undertake their own journey with a four-legged friend. Chelsea offers a testament to the power of love, and she shows it in endless ways like watching over tiny kittens and licking away Blaser’s tears. But eventually old age catches up with her and Blaser must make the tough decision to help her companion slip away.

Along with lessons learned from having a dog, Blaser shares what happens when love comes again, this time in the form of an adorable German Shepherd puppy she names Sheba. Her new companion brings joy to Blaser once again. They also inspire her to write a rap that children can sing to their own four-legged friends and includes activities pet lovers can appreciate. Blaser writes that she hopes her book can comfort others who have suffered from losing a loving pet.

Author Karen Blaser works in the business world as a trainer/manager at car dealerships and occasional real estate agent. The Connecticut native previously toured the United States and Canada performing with musical groups, studying with a jazz guitarist and opening a guitar studio, graduating summa cum laude with a music theory degree. Volunteering to teach music at church inspired Blaser to enter education, and she earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, moving to the Atlanta area to be principal at a junior academy. She continues to be active at her church.

 

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For additional information, please visit www.lovingagain.com

Loving Again: Precious Chelsea and the Queen of Sheba

Karen Blaser

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2535-3                        72 pages                        $9.95 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.

 

Soldier Dog and Stray Form Unlikely Friendship; K.R. Feinstein Releases New Children’s Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “the Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” by K.R. Feinstein

Two unforgettable canines share hardship and adventure in this new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When stray dog Jethro sees an unfamiliar dog smelling of sadness at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, little does he know his life is going to change – for the better. It seems Fritz, a German shepherd who also stars in this new children’s book, has an adventurous past, including doing a tour in Iraq as a soldier dog. The magic of friendship is apparent in this charming story.

Surviving a hurricane is just the first of the new adventures the two dogs share. “The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz” slowly reveals Fritz’s past, from his beginnings as the runt of the litter to Army training to the tragic consequences of war. Jethro, not a typically adventurous character, soon finds himself taking part in situations that he would never dare tackle alone, including a brush with animal control. By working together, Jethro and Fritz uncover dangerous dealings in town and learn that despite their different backgrounds, each has his own style of courage.

Pen and ink illustrations by S.E. Feinstein enhance the start of each chapter in this heartwarming book that introduces children to war, as well as courageous trainers and dogs who help keep troops safe.

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

The Adventures of Jethro & Fritz

K.R. Feinstein

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2457-8            112 pages           $10.99 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.

Dedicated Triathletes Share Joys, Frustrations of Training with Families in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking, and Running through Motherhood” by Debra Hodgett.

A mother and triathlon athlete shares her stories and those of others who balance the demands of their sport and family obligations in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Since her first triathlon in 2001, author Debra Hodgett has been hooked on the physically and mentally demanding sport, and she’s not alone. An estimated 2.3 million U.S. residents completed a triathlon in 2010, according to a 2011 report by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. About half of those were women, with the largest female age group in the sport made up of women in their early 30s to late 40s. Lots of them were mothers. This new book features stories and strategies for balancing triathlete training and racing with family responsibilities.

In “Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking, and Running through Motherhood,” Hodgett describes with humor her experiences training as a busy mom, like practicing at a track while her children and a friend play in the sand of the long jump pit, and turning her group swim practice into a game counting laps. Visiting their vacation home in southern Illinois allows Hodgett long bike rides and the chance to rescue turtles, which fit conveniently in her bike shorts or bike shirt pocket. Shoehorning training into busy schedules can come with downfalls like being known as the “stinky” volunteer mom because there’s no time to shower between class and helping at school. Hodgett, however, offers quick solutions: wear a ponytail and extra wide headband to disguise sweaty hair, put on a cute jogging outfit over stinky workout clothes, throw on a strapless cotton dress after hitting the pool, and apply makeup while sitting at red lights.

Although Hodgett headed up the project, the book also includes stories from fellow “tri-moms” Carla Hastert, Lindsay Zucco, Christine Palmquist, Jennifer Garrison, Elizabeth Waterstraat and Jennifer Harrison. They share their humorous and touching moments of being “tri-moms,” as well as their insights into training-life balance and tips on staying organized. All face new challenges once they have children but new joys as well. Part inspirational and part motivational, moms of all athletic ability will appreciate this book that celebrates the spirit of these dedicated athletes.

Author Debra Hodgett began running track in middle school and added cross-country running in college at Olivet Nazarene University. She has belonged to Power Bar Team Elite since 2006 and received four USA Triathlon All American honorable mentions and competed in three International Triathlon Union short course world championships. She was named USAT All American in 2007, completed her first marathon in 2010 and qualified for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Hodgett earned a master’s degree in gerontology from Concordia University and trained to become a hospice volunteer. She and her husband, David, have two boys.

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For additional information, please visit www.tri-mom.com.

Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking, and Running through Motherhood

Debra Hodgett

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1762-4 232 pages $15.95 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.