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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Flying: A Flight Attendant’s Guide to Airline Travel Secrets

Steffanie Rivers

Pages: 52
ISBN: 978-145755-072-0
List Price: 9.99
Category: Nonfiction
Available: December 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Flying! A Flight Attendant’s Guide to Airline Travel Secrets

Making vacation plans can seem like a dream come true, but that dream can turn into a nightmare when everything goes wrong at the airport and during a flight. Every day, more than 1.7 million people board a commercial airplane in the United States, and that number is only expected to rise.

A flight attendant with thousands of flights under her belt who’s been in the commercial aviation business for more than ten years has created a guide to help passengers navigate air travel with help from an unofficial poll of hundreds of her fellow flight attendants and experienced frequent flyers.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Flying! A Flight Attendant’s Guide to Airline Travel Secrets puts passengers at ease, providing information about essentials such as airport security, traveling light, what to wear on a plane, traveling with young children, and tips for getting to connecting flights. With help from this guidebook, passengers can get a better experience at 30,000 feet.

“Love it! Great for parents flying with small children.”

LaVerne Adekunle, frequent flyer

“A must-read for first-time flyers and business travelers.”

Crystal Royal, 20-year commercial airline flight attendant

Steffanie Rivers has more than a decade of experience working in the commercial airline industry as a baggage handler, in-flight administrator and flight attendant. Before changing careers, she spent more than twenty years as a journalist and public affairs professional, earning numerous awards. She also served as a professor in the Communications Department at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

As a video documentary producer, Steffanie has worked from the southeastern United States to Southeast Asia. While a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, she studied the history and culture of the Vietnamese, and she reported on the release of the late (honorable) Nelson Mandela after his twenty- five-year prison sentence in South Africa. She was a star news reporter for a CBS affiliate in North Carolina and a newswriter at the Washington, DC, FOX affiliate covering White House functions. The freelancer became a partner in Women of Ruth Entertainment and Productions to produce events and video projects that empower traditional women and families. Her second book, Power Thieves, is expected to be published in 2017.

To Build a Better Mouse

Dr. Allan Sachs
Illustrated David Wenzel

Pages: 54
ISBN: 978-145755-306-6
List Price: 15.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: January 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Millet and Walnut are born as identical twins in a barn owned by Rosie and Ed Crenshaw. They grow up to be healthy and happy young adult mice, thanks to the support and wisdom offered by their parents and grandparents. Walnut moves to a nearby barn to start a family of his own, but Millet decides to leave barn life behind when he meets Candy, a house mouse, and moves into the Crenshaw farmhouse to be with her.

Now for the first time Millet gets to experience the delicious and addictive taste of human food–most of which is anything but natural. It isn’t long before this way of eating starts to pose very serious health threats to Millet, Candy and their baby Azure. Even the Crenshaw’s two children Ella and Hector are suffering as a result of consuming too much junk food.

Just as the situation is threatening to spiral out of control, Millet has a startling dream which gives him renewed hope. It will require great courage and a brilliant strategy on the part of Millet and his family to regain what they had lost.

About the Author: Dr. Allan Sachs is a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor who has practiced holistic healthcare since 1978. Long regarded as a pioneer in the field, he has written and lectured extensively on the science and application of natural health techniques to professionals, the general public, and to students from elementary school through the college level.

Jasper Spring

James T. Hughes

Pages: 408
ISBN: 978-145755-001-0
List Price: 19.95
Available: November 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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Young Alice and Tucker are burdened and blessed with a legacy: the care of Jasper Spring, a remarkable valley and still an unspoiled wonder when it comes into their hands. Following two miscarriages, their partnership wavers, then balances on the edge of collapse. Alice’s confidence is deeply wounded, yet she still yearns for children, and the unraveling of their love and commitment is mirrored in the eyes of their devoted border collie, Tommie.

Eleven-year-old Ray, a rudely neglected boy from the nearby town, is drawn by the secluded meadows and luscious stream below Jasper Spring and secretly enters the valley on a rusty, oversized bike. Surprised and discovered by Tommie, a border collie, Ray is quickly enchanted. The dog’s instinct to gather and hold things together softly engages, and he coaxes the likable boy into the couple’s home. Alice offers food to their skittish guest. Everyone is hungry, and a fragile family begins to form.

Alice, Tucker, Ray, and Tommie soon find themselves in a battle for survival as suffocating drought descends and the threat of fire looms. But the greatest threat to all is the boy’s young, sultry, and impetuous mother…

Based on true events, Jasper Spring is a lyrical debut novel that swells with the natural beauty of the valley and the emotional force of the characters—their love, their loss, and their triumphs.

James Hughes was raised along West Plum Creek, Colorado, where his passion for the natural world and the fine arts grew. Jim became known for his bronze work and metal sculptures. When he was 29 he moved to a homestead in the Back Hills of South Dakota, now the home for his heart. He resides with his wife and son, Pam and Tyler. Jim built his house, barn, and sawmill; debarked his own logs and made the gravel for the roads. He also enjoys training border collies—the eyes, the backbone, and the livelihood of the ranch. They watch him constantly and are ready to work at the slightest notice.

Eleanor the Extraordinary Chicken

Helen Dowty

Pages: 26
ISBN: 978-145755-140-6
List Price: 20.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: November 2016
Edition: Hardcover (No DJ)

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Learn how an extraordinary chicken named Eleanor brings awareness to the harmful results of bullying, the value of kindness, and the appreciation of those having different abilities. This beautiful chicken enters the school classrooms as a model for uniqueness and becomes the most celebrated chicken in town.

After other chickens on the farm began to bully and peck on Eleanor, she is left unable to walk like the other chickens. She is removed from the flock to protect her from further harm. When Mrs. Henley returns to school, she brings Eleanor with her, where she quickly warms her way into the hearts of the students and teachers.

Helen Dowty, a native Californian, educator, and life-long animal lover, took pen to paper after a chicken named Eleanor waddled her way into her life. Mrs. Dowty has worked in school libraries as a teacher since 1996 and appreciates the value of a good story. She has always been drawn to nature, preserving the environment, and raising awareness of the kind treatment of animals. She is the very proud mother of three loving children and has been happily married to her husband of 30 years. She currently teaches in Los Gatos, California. She loves adventures, nature, camping, and hiking. To date, she has climbed to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park three times.


Frank J. Fuszner, Sr.

Pages: 342
ISBN: 978-145754-962-5
List Price: 16.95
Category: Fiction
Available: October 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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North Korea is highly suspect in developing a horrendous virus. The virus attacks the brain and simulates death. The body then wakes up but no longer has any higher brain functions but acts like a wild animal craving raw meat. The virus overwhelms all of the local hospitals. The government moves in emergency military hospitals and they too are overwhelmed. Also some faction is attacking the power grids, all of this is going on, not just in the U.S., but all over the world.

Bill Beckerly, a truck owner operator, was stuck in Miami, Florida trying to find a paying load in these chaotic times. He finally finds a mid-sized grocery company needing to transfer goods to its Atlanta distribution center. He becomes sick on the way north, luckily he plays golf with his doctor and calls his cell phone. The doctor agrees to send some prescriptions to a pharmacy in Valdosta, Georgia. He arrives in Valdosta and picks up his prescriptions, one is a new powerful anti-biotic and the other a powerful anti-histamine to dry his sinuses. He takes the prescriptions and chases them with a Jack and Coke cocktail. He falls into a deep sleep while the world finishes collapsing.

He awakes to a hell on earth, and crosses the street to the only light he sees. It’s a gun store, the owner catches him up on the events that he has missed. The owner tells him he can’t go to Atlanta because all city services have failed and the city is being evacuated. They discuss the future and Bill decides to head towards St. Louis, Missouri, his home. Along the way he meets other survivors who follow him for over nine hundred harrowing miles to only possible safety.

Where is My Grandpa?

Ruben Watson

Pages: 26
ISBN: 978-145755-133-8
List Price: 11.00
Category: Children’s Books
Available: December 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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“Where is My Grandpa?” is a children’s picture book showcasing a young girl’s curiosity about her family. The main character, Savannah, takes the readers on a journey with her as she seeks to learn as much as she can about her grandfather. Even though she can’t ask him questions in person, her father fills her in on all of the rich and exciting details about her grandfather.

This delightful story is written in a whimsical rhyming pattern making it fun for young readers to follow along. Inspired by his inquisitive five-year-old daughter, the author hopes to use this story to inspire all young readers to learn more about their family history.

Ruben is an educator by profession and an author by passion. His interest for writing was sparked by his love of reading and improving children’s literacy. As a young child, Ruben was enlightened by the knowledge and adventures he experienced every time that he opened a book and read.

Ruben possesses a Master’s degree in K-12 Education Administration and the motto that he shares to inspire young children is “Readers are Leaders!” Ruben currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and their two young children.

About The Illustrator

Andrew is a freelance digital illustrator from the UK. For more information about Andrew, you can view his unique illustrations and artwork at http://apgraphicarts.deviantart.co

A Little Twist of the Pen: A Poetic Collective of the Unexpected

William Harger

Pages: 112
ISBN: 978-145755-059-1
List Price: 12.00
Available: November 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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An earlier publisher begged me to collect all of my “kickers”, as he called them, in a separate volume because of the expressed enjoyment of my readers. I never got around to it until now, decades later. The majority of these offerings have never seen print although some have been published in few prior collections. I include all because this printing would not be complete without them. The “twists” at the end of these stories (lyric free verse is a “story form” of poetry) snap the reader to a different meaning than the body of the poem at first suggests, and often beckons to reread the effort. Of course, not all are stories…some express an obtuse view of some presumed truths. The ring of twisted honesty is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes downright mean, sometimes enlightening, or sometimes just whimsical but each poem was inspired by occurrences, musings, or observations of relationships which have happened around me through the years. Enjoy! You are most probably going to giggle a lot.

William Harger holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and an MA in the Social Sciences. He cofounded the National Environmental Educational Development in Shasta County, California, at Whiskeytown Lake in 1970 which continues to this day to enlighten and 5th and 6th graders. Prior to 1970 he was employed by Northrop Aircraft, FMC Corporation, and as an inventor for IBM. His 39 years of teaching include such subject matter as Effective Problem Solving, Poetry/Creative Expression, Sociology, Social Problems, Human Integration, Environmental Ethics, and many young writers work shops. He is married and lives way out “beyond the grid” in the wilderness of his beloved Trinity County in Northern California with his dog and cat where he writes, gardens, and messes with boulders, “water things” and recycled found objects.

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
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
Edition: Perfectbound

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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.