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.
All Is for the Best
List Price: 12.99
Available: December 2019
A no-holds-barred lampoon of today’s America—the corruption of the financial elites and the system that enables them, the ludicrous hype surrounding technology companies and their founders, and the blatant hypocrisy of…pretty much everyone.
Giles Goodenough is a Wall Street research analyst coasting through life on luck and privilege. In an open marriage to the luscious exstripper Cherry, he seems to have it made. But behind his air of nonchalance lurks a deep insecurity.
Peter Silver is the billionaire founder of hedge fund POS Capital, whose monuments to his ego hint at his sociopathic tendencies. Desperate to sate his greed, the latest target of his speculation is Zyxview, a company founded by Egon Crump, a neurotic and lecherous tech showman with a penchant for fur vests and narcotics.
When Peter hires Giles as an “expert” on Zyxview—and orders him to get to know Egon “better than anyone”—he sets in motion a train of events that takes the reader on a farcical and uncomfortable ride through the inner workings of our broken financial system.
Riotously funny at times, dark and depressing at others, Tim Pembroke’s novel transports us to a world where it seems, at first glance, that very little is for the best.
Tim Pembroke is a forty-something recovering hedge fund manager. Born in London and educated at St. Paul’s School and Oxford University, he sacrificed his love of Classics for a Wall Street career, moving to New York City in 2000. After a sojourn at Harvard Business School, he made the leap to Silicon Valley, where, in 2008, he co-founded a technology-focused hedge fund, retiring as soon as his partners could practicably get rid of him. Despite his best efforts to escape the bubble, he still lives with his wife and three daughters near Palo Alto, CA. All Is For The Best is the first novel he is admitting to.
I Hate Everything: A Day in the Life of a Teacher
List Price: 10.95
Available: November 2019
A very real danger is in our country, and it grows by the day. It goes by several names: Apathy.
Entitlement. Laziness. Through the raw and candid viewpoint of a 12-year teaching veteran, I Hate Everything – A Day in the Life of a Teacher explores the unending onslaught of nonsense that has entered today’s classroom environment.
Using real-world experiences, vivid imagery, and expressive language that you won’t find in any PTA or faculty meeting, I Hate Everything dares the reader to come to grips with the reality of education in America, and encompasses the fears and concerns for the future that are forefront in the minds of many educators and parents today.
Robert Lantana was born and raised in Orange County, California. The son of two teachers, he grew up in an education-driven environment. He has 12 years of teaching experience in a variety of school types including private, charter, and Title 1.
The Eyes Have It
List Price: 14.99
I grew up in Troy, New York, went to public schools, and hoped to turn my love of English into a writing career. My guidance counselor and parents had other ideas. In those days, most girls became nurses or teachers. I chose nursing. I never made it through surgery without passing out. Great career planning, huh? After years in health care, I pursued my writing passion. I create stories from ordinary lives, about relationships, families, and other life connections. I love animals, and my novels usually include them. Recently, I’ve renewed my connection with my Armenian heritage, unburying the history of the Armenian church and its members near where I grew up for a planned historical fiction.
Married to Dennis for over half my lifetime, I’m fortunate to have found a man who’s a great friend and playmate. We live in South Glens Falls, New York.
A wartime affair reaps tragic consequences decades later for two young lovers.
Olivia is startled by her electric response to her first direct encounter with Ethan, a tall, slender athlete with the dreamiest eyes and smile. Her initial attraction strengthens as the months progress toward graduation. Josh, Liv’s dad, unexplainably objects to the relationship.
When Ethan joins Liv’s family for a day at the Saratoga Race Course at the end of July, tragedy strikes at the hands of terrorists. While Liv and Ethan huddle alone in an empty stable, her father is killed, her mother injured, and her younger brother traumatized. In the days and weeks that follow, during which Ethan distances himself from Liv and often disappears for stretches of time, Liv discovers an inner strength and maturity that allows her to cope with revelations about her family and its scandalous quarter-century-old connection with Ethan’s family. The FBI investigation of the attack leads to Ethan’s half brother, Jamail, and two other men. Ethan’s mother is certain Ethan knows where Jamail is hiding. Following Josh’s funeral, Ethan agrees to take his mother, Liv, and Liv’s mother and brother to confront him. Jamail greets them with an automatic rifle. Ethan is shot saving his mother and Liv.
Ethan survives with serious injuries and faces charges for aiding a terrorist. Following a few days of bonding with Samar and Ethan’s father, Brian, in the ICU, the couple inexplicably shuts Olivia out. When Ethan is moved out of ICU, Olivia visits him. He rejects her viciously and inexplicably.
Shattered and confused, Olivia descends into a black depression. One of her old school friends, Rachel, convinces Olivia to take a class at the local state college and meet new friends. At Panera, with her study group several months later, Olivia locks eyes with Ethan across the room. He surprises her by hobbling over to her table, flashing his heart-melting smile and behaving as if he hadn’t harshly discarded her the previous August. In their brief conversation, she learns he has dealt with a complicated recovery, including addiction to pain medications. He’s so warm, so like the Ethan she fell for over a year before, she entertains hopes that he will call her. He doesn’t.
A stronger Olivia learns to put one foot in front of the other and focus on the life she has, not the one she’d expected to have. Life and her heart must go on without Ethan.
And yet …
“Promise me this,” he had said, “that you’ll never doubt how much I love you.”
He could walk back into her life one day. In a restaurant. Around a corner. At her front door. Olivia knew their love was that strong.
List Price: 12.95
Available: August 2019
Suzy Perry, a lovely, accomplished older woman, has married into a new family in Westchester County, NY, after being widowed not long before in Atlanta. Her new husband, Dean Perry, is besotted with her, but his son, Alex, and daughter-in-law Lisa are troubled by how little they know about her. Who is she? Little by little, clues and tidbits of information persuade Alex that he needs to know more. As the questions pile up, Alex, a journalist, elects to hire a private detective to probe Suzy’s past, without informing his father. Over time, it becomes clear that Suzy changed her name when she moved to Atlanta – and that she had been married for many years to a car dealer in Missouri who died suddenly shortly before she left.
Is all this innocent, or something more sinister? Once circumstantial, the evidence becomes more concrete – and then Suzy is on the run.
Jeffrey Marshall is a retired journalist and the author of three books, including Little Miss Sure Shot, a historical novel about Annie Oakley. He has been published widely in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and New Jersey Monthly, and was at various times a reporter, editor, feature writer, columnist and book reviewer.
During his career, Marshall was involved with every medium in journalism except television – newspapers, magazines, radio, newsletters and journals. He was a winner or co-winner of numerous editorial awards for magazine writing and design. He wrote a book about community reinvestment in the banking industry and published a volume of collected poems, River Ice, in 2009. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife, Judy, and two dogs, Maggie and Blaze.
Uptown Lawyer — Deuce: A Growth Study of Criminal Law in an Advancing Socialist USA
List Price: 16.95
Available: July 2019
Criminal defense attorney Robert B. Collins describes more high-profile cases in his newest book, Uptown Lawyer: Deuce. New clients include the Cardisson family, famous for their fashion and fun; professional sports teams who need 24/7 assistance; and fall guys for corrupt city governments.
As he expands his offices and adds personnel, Collins is still guided by the pursuit of always remembering his Mission Statement.
IN LAWFUL COURTS OF LAW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEFEND AND PROTECT INNOCENT VICTIMS WHO DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY OR RESOURCES TO DEFEND AND PROTECT THEMSELVES, ABOVE ALL I WILL ALWAYS SEARCH FOR AND BASE MY POSITION ON THE TRUTH.
BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH.
Richard L. Collins was born in Casper, Wyoming, and was raised in Sunnyvale, California. He attended Fremont Union High School and San Jose State University. Thankfully, Richard was prodded by his father to learn a trade as backup to make a living. Richard entered the electrical industry, where he worked enjoyably for 40 years. He started as an apprentice and worked up into management at a local contracting firm. His expertise centered on the management of people and searching out their secrets of personal production. Retired now for 20 years, Richard has discovered that his lifelong love of reading has blossomed into a desire to write, as well.
Richard has been married for 58 years. He and his wife live in the heart of technical utopia, Silicon Valley.
You Are A Star
List Price: 14.95
Category: Children’s Books
Available: August 2019
52 Weeks of Miracles
List Price: 15.95
Available: August 2019
You ARE PROGRAMMED FOR GREATNESS.
THE BLOOMING OF A FLOWER IS BOTH A MIRACLE AND A NORMAL OCCURRENCE. So CAN BE SAID FOR THE HATCHING OF A CHICK, THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMBRYO, THE CREATION OF A FOREST I AND THE SENSATIONAL PHENOMENON OF SELF REVELATION.
F1FTY-Two WEEKS OF M.I.R.A.C.L.E.S. 1s ABOUT APPRECIATING ALL THAT IS WONDERFUL AND GOOD ON
THIS PLANET. THROUGH VARIOUS SPIRITUAL OUTLETS, WE ARE ABLE TO MORE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE DIVINE I AM AND MOVE CLOSER TO THAT WHICH WE COME FROM. THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED TO OUTLINE AND HIGHLIGHT MIRACLES THAT EXIST AND TAKE PLACE THROUGH, IN, AS AND AROUND YOU AS PHRASES INTENDED TO BE THE WEEKLY FOCUS OF CONTEMPLATION, MEDITATION, CONSIDERATION, AND REFLECTION. REGARDLESS OF THE ACTIVITY YOU ARE IMMERSED IN; REMEMBER TO REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE INSTRUMENTAL IN A DYNAMIC, UNFOLDING WORLD. To CONSCIOUSLY DRAW FROM THE UNIVERSAL SOURCE IS TO UNLOCK AND UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE INFINITE, WHICH IS ALREADY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
You Might Be A Psychedelic Chaosatanist If…
List Price: 19.99
Available: June 2019
You Might Be a Psychedelic ChaoSatanist If…
is an illustrated book of political, adult humor that addresses the ethical shortcomings of organized religion through a critical, counterculture lens. It is comprised of 41 pithy remarks, which characterize this seemingly radical position in such a way that open-minded readers may find themselves sympathetic – especially in these times of great moral crisis and postmodern confusion.
The persistent hypocrisy of religion has served only to despoil their chosen icons. To say one prefers “Satan” to the outdated offerings of Christianity is to engage in a form of protest behavior. The icons of light have been emptied, subverted, sullied, leaving us only humor and the icons of darkness with which to mount a defense. Tapping into the zeitgeist of Generation X counterculture and its progeny, the writing references psychedelic drugs, Chaos Magick, Kink/Cosplay, atheists, art, science and the failings of organized religion.
The droll one-liners and charming illustrations offer a sympathetic framing of this unusual metaphysical subculture. You Might Be a Psychedelic ChaoSatanist If… is both broad jest and a coherent personal manifesto.
After Ike: On the Trail of the Century – Old Journey that Changed America
List Price: 16.95
Category: Prof. Reference & Textbooks
Available: July 2019
On a sunny July morning in 1919, some 300 military personnel and 81 heavy vehicles assembled on the south side of the White House in Washington DC. The convoy was about to embark on a historic trip over the Lincoln Highway. Their destination was 3,200 miles away in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. There were no maps for the route out west, no service stations, and the convoy relied on the limited knowledge of a handful of earlier pioneers. The convoy was a huge national story, cheered on by millions of people who lined the route. Among the 300 members of the convoy was a 28-year-old lieutenant colonel named Dwight Eisenhower.
Utilizing the convoy’s official daily log and other secondary material, author Michael Owen drove the exact route of the convoy over what are now lonely backcountry roads or dusty tracks across open western landscapes. Owen relates the particulars of the convoy’s historic trip and chronicles the myriad changes along the route over the years. After Ike is the story of a century-old trip that changed the United States and continues to impact us all.
Michael S. Owen is a retired US Ambassador. During his 30 years as a Foreign Service Officer he worked in numerous countries across Africa and Asia. Now that he’s back home, he’s delighting in traveling around his own country and has driven over the Lincoln Highway several times. He has published several short stories in literary journals, but After Ike is his first full-length book. He lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife, Annerieke, and their cat, Rusty.
Knower of the Field
List Price: 14.95
Available: July 2019
Dr. Arya Krish is a brilliant physician and philanthropist, and the head of Beacon Medical Institute. The ground breaking technology developed there, through the Panacea Project, will usher in the new age of genetics that will change the world we live in. Krish’s vast ambition at home and abroad leads to entangled alliances with industry juggernaut Alpha Corp, as well as the US government. He is forced to confront cut-throat corporate corruption, government encroachment, and a haunting family history. The ends must justify the means, which give rise to the bad blood within. Arya Krish has to make peace with it, to become a true knower of the field.
Phalgun Prativadi grew up in Maryland near Washington, DC. He is currently an infectious diseases physician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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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.
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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.
Our authors write on a variety of topics catering to specific niche audiences.
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