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Dog Ear authors have published professional-quality custom books that explore a wide range of topics in an equally wide range of reading categories, including Trade Fiction, Non-Fiction, Autobiographies, Self-Help, Cookbooks, Children's, Business, Academic Textbooks, Historical Works, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry Collections and much more.

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Next-Level Leadership

Juston C. Pate

Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-145754-485-9
List Price: 27.95
Category: Business, Investing & Finance
Available: July 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Next-Level Leadership is an easy-to-read book about the fifteen essential fundamentals every leader should acquire. These fundamentals allow leaders to take their skills to the “next level.” Next-Level Leadership is full of stories, advice, and some of the most quotable lines you’ll ever read about the field of leadership. Juston Pate does a masterful job of making complex notions easy to understand while both informing and entertaining the reader.

“I wanted to write a book that adds value to people’s lives, but one that everyone would enjoy reading. My purpose is to help improve leadership skills by providing great information, but my goal is to make it fun along the way. My ultimate desire is that anyone who reads the book is disappointed when it’s over.”

Other titles available from Juston Pate: The Leadership Pyramid: Today’s Effort Determines Tomorrow’s Success and Next-Level Leadership Resource Guide.

Juston C. Pate is the Provost for Maysville Community and Technical College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and has worked in higher education administration for the past ten years. Juston has been published in a variety of formats and has contributed to the field of leadership development through many articles, presentations, seminars, and speaking engagements. He has worked with leaders in education, health care, and business across the nation.

The Man Who Defied Gravity: A Vanessa Mystery

Madalyn S. Kinsey

Pages: 260
ISBN: 978-145755-024-9
List Price: 14.95
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Available: September 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Vanessa and her cousins Luke and Daniel stare in silence at the distant sky. Something large was hovering silently in the night sky. It had blueish-green lights and barely moved as though suspended by an unseen cord. Although it was difficult to see clearly in the dark, Vanessa could make out the silhouette of a round craft about the size of large truck. It had no wings or propellers and didn’t look like anything she’d ever seen….

In this third installment of the Vanessa Mystery Series, our heroine, 14-year old Vanessa is again visiting her cousins on the family farm near Fishers, Indiana, as the summer of 1967 is winding down. There’s been a mysterious house fi re, and her cousin Luke has seen a multicolored craft hovering silently over the Indiana skies two nights in a row.

Vanessa, Luke, Emma, and Daniel, along with their friend Jim, begin to investigate. Who is the unfriendly new German neighbor, Mr. Kleinschmidt? Could he be a former Nazi? Who is the bald man with the large skull tattoo seen lurking in the woods? And who vandalized their new club house down by the creek?

As the kids boldly follow their instincts, each lead brings them closer and closer to a dangerous confrontation, one that endangers their lives and teaches them that people aren’t always what they seem.

Madalyn Kinsey was born and raised in Indianapolis and lived and worked in Chicago and San Francisco before returning home to her Indiana roots where she works as a corporate attorney and author. She studied voice and journalism as an undergraduate at Indiana University, Bloomington, and also received her law degree from Indiana University.

Her Vanessa Mystery Series, set in Fishers, Noblesville, and Indianapolis during the summer of 1967, captures the fun and carefree innocence of another era that Madalyn experienced firsthand as she was growing up among an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. When not reading or writing, Madalyn enjoys travel, classic movies, antiques, and time with friends and family.

Next-Level Leadership Resource Guide

Juston C. Pate

Pages: 172
ISBN: 978-145754-548-1
List Price: 24.95
Category: Prof. Reference & Textbooks
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The Next-Level Leadership Resource Guide is intended to accompany the wonderfully written Next-Level Leadership by Dr. Juston Pate. As with all of his books, this guide is written in an easy, conversational tone and leaves you feeling as though you’ve had a discussion about your growth instead of merely responding to text, answering questions, and filling out forms This guide contains everything you will need to help you become the type of leader that any teammate would like to follow. It contains stories that both inform and entertain as well as a large variety of questions, activities, scenarios, and projects to help you focus on some of the most important aspects of quality leadership. The resource guide concludes with a step-by-step outline for a leadership growth plan to help you continue your development journey long after you have finished these books. As Juston says, “Leadership is not about you. It’s about your effect.” If you want to make your effect as positive as it can be, start your journey with the Next-Level Leadership book series!

Juston C. Pate is the Provost for Maysville Community and Technical College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and has worked in higher education administration for the past ten years. Juston has been published in a variety of formats and has contributed to the field of leadership development through many articles, presentations, seminars, and speaking engagements. He has worked with leaders in education, health care, and business across the nation.

Lawyer Games: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Dep Kirkland

Pages: 412
ISBN: 978-145753-945-9
List Price: 22.95
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Available: October 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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In the early morning of May 2, 1981, Danny Hansford was shot dead by James Williams with a World War II vintage Luger in a historic Savannah mansion. For the next eight-and-a-half years, through four murder trials and intrigue which reached the highest levels of Georgia politics—including a former governor and the Georgia Supreme Court—lawyers battled over whether the 50-year-old Williams shot the 21-year-old Hansford in self-defense. The case inspired a best-selling book and a movie directed by Clint Eastwood.

Written by Dep Kirkland, who arrived at the scene when Hansford’s body was still on the floor, Lawyer Games is the true story of this remarkable case. Kirkland, the Chief Assistant DA at the time, made the decision to arrest Williams and tried the first of four murder trials alongside the district attorney. His firsthand knowledge allows him not only to deeply analyze the murder case but also to expose the legal mischief spawned when a defendant facing unshakable physical evidence possesses almost unlimited funds.

True crime aficionados will be drawn to the two stories told in the book: The riveting story of the case, its evidence (including facts never heard in the courtroom), trials and results, and the incredible eight-year campaign to beat a murder rap no matter what, with a look behind the curtain at a darker side of the American criminal justice system.

Savannah native Dep Kirkland practiced law privately and with the District Attorney’s Office after graduating from the UGA School of Law. He was a member of the Georgia and District of Columbia bar associations, was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, and was named a life fellow of the Georgia Bar Foundation. Dep served as chairman of the State Bar Prison & Jail Committee, headed various subcommittees of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, and graduated from the National District Attorney’s Association Career Prosecutor Course.

After appointment by Georgia’s governor to head a state agency, Dep was recruited by the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association to design and lead an anti-piracy task force of former FBI agents. Dep was later lured away from the legal field by his dream of writing and acting, has studied and worked for several years in New York City and Los Angeles, and currently lives in Burbank, California, acting, writing, directing and producing for stage and film.

Cultural Lessons en Español: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Adriana M. Amaro

Pages: 136
ISBN: 978-145753-728-8
List Price: 19.95
Category: Prof. Reference & Textbooks
Available: June 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Learning Spanish can open doors for students to explore the culture found in Spanish-speaking countries around the globe. Just as vocabulary words expand their fluency in the language, lessons based on aspects of Spanish culture expand their minds. Gradually introducing culture into language helps children put words into context.

Adriana M. Amaro, an experienced educator, offers simple lessons that help students discover Spanish culture and language. Activities are designed to mirror the school year, featuring a few holidays and observances each month from back to school to Day of the Dead, New Year’s Eve, Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo. Holidays that don’t happen the same month every year, such as Easter, Hanukkah, or Ramadan also are included, as well as significant places such as Machu Picchu and The Alhambra.

Teachers will find lessons aimed at younger students (kindergarten through fourth grade) and older students (fifth to eighth grade). Studying Spanish music, dance and food adds a playful note to lessons, inviting children to learn about what happens in other parts of the world and in neighborhoods all over the United States.

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“Teachers will find the cultural activities practical, student-centered and easy to follow. Students will enjoy learning about Spanish-speaking cultures and making connections to other cultures through activities that engage them in the learning process.”

Linda Natale, Educational Consultant TEACH FOR LEARNING, LLC

Adriana M. Amaro, president, CEO and owner of All About Languages!, brings more than 12 years of direct classroom experience in teaching Spanish to students. She graduated from George Washington University. Adriana has a master’s degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned an AMI diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute. This is her first book.

Hannah Salyer discovered her passion for art at a very young age and has since established herself as an artist in the local DC Metropolitan community. At 18 years of age, she has already sold many of her pieces, fulfilled many commission projects, completed murals for various institutions, and established her own art site and jewelry line: Rancid Lotus Art. She is studying illustration at Pratt.

Cultural Lessons en Español: Student Workbook: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Adriana M. Amaro

Pages: 122
ISBN: 978-145754-287-9
List Price: 19.95
Category:
Available: January 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Cultural Lessons en Español

Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Learning Spanish can open doors for students to explore the culture found in Spanish-speaking countries around the globe. Just as vocabulary words expand their fluency in the language, lessons based on aspects of Spanish culture expand their minds. Gradually introducing culture into language helps children put words into context.

Adriana M. Amaro, an experienced educator, offers simple lessons that help students discover Spanish culture and language. Activities are designed to mirror the school year, featuring a few holidays and observances each month from back to school to Day of the Dead, New Year’s Eve, Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo. Holidays that don’t happen the same month every year, such as Easter, Hanukkah, or Ramadan also are included, as well as significant places such as Machu Picchu and The Alhambra.

Teachers will find lessons aimed at younger students (kindergarten through fourth grade) and older students (fifth to eighth grade). Studying Spanish music, dance and food adds a playful note to lessons, inviting children to learn about what happens in other parts of the world and in neighborhoods all over the United States.

www.cultural-lessons.com

“Teachers will find the cultural activities practical, student-centered and easy to follow. Students will enjoy learning about Spanish-speaking cultures and making connections to other cultures through activities that engage them in the learning process.”

Linda Natale, Educational Consultant TEACH FOR LEARNING, LLC

Adriana M. Amaro, president, CEO and owner of All About Languages!, brings more than 12 years of direct classroom experience in teaching Spanish to students. She graduated from George Washington University. Adriana has a master’s degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned an AMI diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute. This is her first book.

Hannah Salyer discovered her passion for art at a very young age and has since established herself as an artist in the local DC Metropolitan community. At 18 years of age, she has already sold many of her pieces, fulfilled many commission projects, completed murals for various institutions, and established her own art site and jewelry line: Rancid Lotus Art. She is studying illustration at Pratt.

The Adventures of Giggles and Owen: Adventure Five – New Pawspectives

Shirley Terrill Holdman

Pages: 72
ISBN: 978-145754-111-7
List Price: 25.95
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Adventure Five brings this series to its end. This book series is written for elementary school children, but may be enjoyed by all ages. The series chronicles a true story told through the voices of Giggles, a Bichon Frise, and Owen, her older friend, an American Pit Bull Terrier. The connecting thread in every book is how these two dogs started a TV program, Canine Capers, which ran for six years on cable TV. On another level, the author presents different situations with humor which opens the doors for discussion with the young reader, like the need for friends with good values, handling bullying, and self-esteem. In each situation, Owen teaches Giggles how to find her confidence by valuing her individuality. Taught through the voices of the dogs, there is no peer pressure, just laughter. Each book contains New England history. Owen’s Dictionary may also be found in the back of each book which contains words used in that book. The author and illustrator hope you enjoy this book as much as they have enjoyed putting it together. We would love to hear your remarks.
About the Book:

Shirley Terrill Holdman, sahold@verizon.net (author) earned her undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts degree in Theater Education from Emerson College in Boston. Before closing her Performing Arts Studios of Dance and Drama, she enjoyed directing and choreographing musical theater for summer stock, colleges, community theater and high schools. Shirley loves writing, and has written plays for the stage and scripts for cable TV. Quiet moments include Bible study, gardening, baking cookies and walking with her dogs Giggles and Manny, an adopted Italian greyhound. Working in community outreach programs through her church and local volunteer committees fill her spare time with inspiration and enjoyment. Shirley is the founder of Billerica’s all day animal fair Four Paws in Action. The desire in writing this series has been to present situations that will open discussions with the reader so that the importance of self-esteem, confidence, and good decisions will be realized. One of her projects for the last two years has been visiting elementary schools and, with Giggles and Owen hand puppets, entertaining and teaching with Reader’s Theater. At the end of each presentation the children enjoy saying, “With pawsistence I can have my goal! Just watch my pawtential.” Shirley has donated this series of five manuscripts to the Billerica Adventure Series Corporation to help with their fund-raising. They in turn donate the profits to the community for educational enrichment projects. Recently Shirley was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and nominated for the Impact Award by the Billerica Alliance.

Jay Mooers, jaymooers@yahoo.com (artist) was born in Methuen and grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Jay completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in illustration, after which he took to directing and writing stage plays, including a series of epic fantasies and a collaborative musical. He also created the webcomic Next to Nowhere. He continued to illustrate, paint murals and portraits throughout the years. In 2011, Jay completed his first solo novel, Illweed, the success of which prompted him to begin his comic series, Autumn Grey. With two titles under his belt, Jay co-founded Eden Park Tales in 2013 to publish these stories and more. For “The Adventures of Giggles and Owens” Jay used a mix of mediums. He started by inking and then washing acrylic colors over his black and white images. Then he built up his colors with colored pencils and punched up his shadows and lighting effects on the computer. Jay is an avid story-teller and uses every tool in his arsenal to tell them, be it paint, words, or even theater.

Mack Hammeker: Colorado Bound

C. Michael Tressler

Pages: 340
ISBN: 978-145754-887-1
List Price: 16.99
Category: Fiction
Available: August 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Mack Hammeker made a name for himself as a young man rounding up rustlers and outlaws down in Texas. When he mistakenly killed the wrong man in Abilene, he lost his taste for gunplay and some say his nerve. He decided to go back to Missouri, settle down and farm for a living. When he loses his wife tragically almost twenty years later, he is left with four kids, a failing farm and seemingly no way to get his life back together. That all changes when an action packed week suddenly gives him the opportunity to move west with his kids and start afresh. His family comes together in their adventure to build a new life, befriending the local townspeople and Indians alike in the process. Hammeker might even be ready to find a new love interest. But just when things seem to be headed the right direction, an ornery outlaw by the name of Jack Slade threatens to take away all that Mack has worked to regain.

An entertaining mix of history and imagination, Mack Hammeker: Colorado Bound is the tale of a fictional family’s migration westward in the 1860s along the Overland Trail to where Fort Collins stands today. The story is interlaced with real historic places, events and fictionalized versions of real characters from northern Colorado such as Jack Slade, Auntie Stone, Ben Holladay and Antoine Janis.

Mike Tressler became enthralled with history at a young age while playing on the battlefields of Yorktown near his childhood home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As an adult, his career as a business professional and veteran of the United States Air Force took him all over the world and he became engrossed in the local history of each place he lived: Virginia, California, Texas, Germany, and Australia. Now residing in northern Colorado with his wonderful wife, Sonia, Mike once again dives deep into local lore.

Oscar’s Adventure: The Great Dog Rescue

N.C. Batten

Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-145754-654-9
List Price: 13.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: July 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Cheeky Oscar escaped one day

from a big puppy farm.

This is a tale of his adventures,

rescuing others with his charm.

This is the heartwarming story of how one determined dog’s escape from the harsh conditions of a puppy farm inspires him to rescue other mistreated doggies. Oscar is lucky to find a caring owner; Debra, who rallies the humans, while Oscar and his crew get other dogs barking in support of shutting down the cruel puppy farms.

However, Oscar’s mission is not without mishaps. Hard as he tries, mischief always seems to find him, resulting in antics that will tickle readers and make them fall in love with him over and over again.

The Great Dog Rescue details Oscar’s exciting and sometimes risky escapades saving puppies from lives of unkindness. Let brave Oscar and his adorable friends educate you about the dangers of puppy farms and the need for Oscar’s Law. Encourage puppy lovers to buy their lovable furry friends from more trustworthy sources.

Born in August 1976, Natalie Batten was the youngest of four daughters and was raised in Melbourne, Victoria. Her childhood was a very happy one, and it nurtured her budding creativity. From an early age, Natalie was inspired to write creative stories and illustrated them, bringing her imaginative stories to life. After observing the young Natalie for some time, ‘Ferny’ (her most notable lead character) was so intrigued that he visited her. He had been looking for a trustworthy gatekeeper on Earth with whom to share the secrets of his world. This person would also be entrusted with the task of sharing these secrets when the time was right, in order to help innocent creatures. As a young girl, under Ferny’s guidance, Natalie’s artistic talents were intensified. She had extraordinary flair and a natural talent for creating pantomimes, dance concerts, games, puppet shows and movie scripts, capturing the hearts of other young children and adults as she entertained them.
Natalie went on to major in Art & Mathematics, and subsequently worked over 18 years in accounting and business management, finally progressing to contracting her business services directly. She also received ‘recognition of prior learning’ in Diploma of Accounting. But she didn’t leave her inventive side behind. Natalie also completed several courses, including, Fantasy and Science Writing and Professional Children’s Writing courses. She also completed art classes in 2014.
She explored several business ideas of her own, owning and operating her first business by the time she was 18 years of age. Remembering the valuable lessons from Ferny, every one of her ventures stimulated the imagination of children, ranging from live pantomimes and children’s theme parties to handcrafted and painted themed bed suites for children and pets. Natalie’s passion to encourage others to follow their dreams is evident in all of her writing, which has an inspirational undertone sprinkled with her sense of humour.
At the age of 30 (exactly 20 years from her first encounter with Ferny), Ferny returned to officially appoint Natalie as the Earth Gatekeeper and to tell her what the role would entail. She was to share the truth about imagination and protect the secret gateway between Earth and the dimension where Ferny lived. Ferny knew Natalie was ready. She would share the world of The Enchanted Empire® by writing fantasy books, and she would use her creations to help her four legged friends, like Ferny, on Earth. Her lifelong dream is to provide sources of enjoyment, entertainment and inspire the imagination of children of all ages using tales from the mysterious enchanting world.

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I Am Rock Steady: Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease

 by Julie Young

Pages: 158
ISBN: 978-145754-890-1
List Price: 18.99
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: August 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Rock Steady Boxing

The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. Rock Steady Boxing is a nonprofit organization that uses a noncontact fitness curriculum adapted from boxing drills that has been shown to decrease, delay, and even reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. At RSB, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent.

RSB expects that by the end of 2016, there will be more than 300 affiliate locations throughout the world and that the Rock Steady method will be a worldwide movement in the fight against Parkinson’s.

Autobiograhy & Biography

The focus of many of our authors' dreams is the telling of someone's life story, whether it is their story, that of a loved one, or someone they find just plain fascinating. Dog Ear builds books that beautifully showcase a personal story.

Business, Investing, & Finance

Business, finance, and entrepreneurial experts all turn to Dog Ear Publishing to create books that deliver value and benefit to their readers. Whether the topic is how to achieve financial independence, strategies for making a business more successful, or creating new sources of wealth, Dog Ear Publishing has built products to help authors in the business and professional community reach out to their core customers.

Children's

Our authors produce some amazingly beautiful children's books, all with wonderful stories. A variety of formats have been created, including square and portrait, paperback and hardcover - all available in full-color.

Cookbooks

One of the great niche markets that authors are exploring is the world of cookbooks. Dog Ear Publishing can produce cookbooks in black-and-white and color, and both paperback and hardcover. We help our authors produce cookbooks about everything from wondeful ethnic food recipes to healthy cooking alternatives.

Special Interest

Our authors write on a variety of topics catering to specific niche audiences.

Fiction

In the large category of Fiction, the old adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words' describes the importance of a great book cover. Dog Ear Publishing produces the finest book covers in the self publishing market - and our fiction books look stunning. No matter what genre of fiction our authors write on, Dog Ear will build an amazing cover to showcase the book.

Self-Help, Health & Wellness

Many Dog Ear Publishing authors produce books that help the reader get and stay healthy. Their expertise ranges from physical therapy to mental wellness to spiritual renewal. Dog Ear can build books that showcase exercises, charts, and images to help the reader understand best the instruction being given.

Inspirational

Encouragement, enlightenment, and enrichment can all be found within the books produced by Dog Ear authors.

Poetry

Words can transform the world around us - and Dog Ear Publishing's poets showcase their works through the words they use to convey their emotions. Poetry doesn't have to flow in a single, straight line, but should move across the page in motion to the rhythm of the poet's thoughts. Our professional design team translates the poet's vision to the page.

Technical Products & Textbooks

Professors, scientists, doctors and technical experts of all fields have turned to Dog Ear to produce their books.