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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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Keys to the Kingdom: Californian Family Law Findings, Orders, and Practice Pointers

Judge Hank M. Goldberg

Pages: 592
ISBN: 978-145753-480-5
List Price: 49.99
Available: May 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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The practice of family law is complicated at best and antithetical to a “one size fits all” approach. When a family determines to move forward separately—dividing assets, finances, and determining child custody—there is always a high level of stress and oftentimes hostility, making successful case resolutions challenging to reach and mediation difficult to conduct. This is where experience and knowledge in the field is imperative. With a desire to assist those engaged in the practice of family law, both practitioners and judges, Judge Hank Goldberg has written a comprehensive and informative practical resource to address all major components of these cases, and guide professionals to successful outcomes.
After six years of research and widespread utilization of these materials within the Los Angeles County family law courts, this book presents findings and conclusions that concisely identify the legal elements of California family law doctrines. Step by step analysis is provided for the resolution of these legal issues. The materials also contain model orders covering all major issues arising in courts on a daily basis and the legal authority for those orders. Of course, there are no jury instructions in family law; and this is probably why no systematic effort has been made to state California family law doctrines in a format similar to jury instructions, concisely yet with precision. Until now.
This book can also be used to create discovery plans, plan direct and cross-examination, and to issue or stipulate to orders and judgments. It contains scripts for utilization by judges and attorneys in court and offers practice pointers and tips for litigation and settlement.
For any attorney or judge engaged in family law within the State of California, this unique insiders’ guide is an outstanding reference tool.

Judge Hank M. Goldberg graduated from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1985 after earning his undergraduate degree at UCLA. He worked for a year at one of California’s largest law firms, practicing business litigation. Then, he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He participated in some of the largest and highest profile cases the office prosecuted during the time he was there. He has been a superior court judge for over ten years, and has been a family court judge for more than five years.

Judge Goldberg is currently assigned to the trial readiness/settlement court where he has settled about a thousand family law matters. He regularly lectures and writes on a broad range of family law topics.

World Peace: The Guide to Reconcile the Children of Abraham

George Michael Payne

Pages: 124
ISBN: 978-145751-642-9
List Price: 18.00
Available: March 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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World Peace is told from the perspective of a mediator, and begins with the idea that since we, as a species, have completed the directive of God to populate the planet, the time has come for our next phase of evolution. World Peace promotes the idea that being a good neighbor alone will not work to resolve conflict, but rather developing interdependent relationships between the three religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, is the way. By accomplishing this goal we will gain new problem-solving tools which can be used to lay the foundation for survival of humankind on this planet for the next 1000 years, thus it promotes future sustainability. World Peace is not just based on theory, but utilizes a realistic and practical framework using mediation and organizational development tools to facilitate change.

George Michael Payne has a Masters of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) with a specialization in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco (USF), a certificate in International Human Rights Law from the l’Institute International des Droits de l’Homme (IIDH), Strasbourg, France, and has worked with nonprofits that are associated with peace, nonviolence, and social change. He is also a trained mediator and an executive coach.

The Hand: A Young Man’s Search for Eternity’s Gate

Brett Stephan Bass

Pages: 250
ISBN: 978-145755-451-3
List Price: 14.95
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Here we stand, you and I, gazing with wonderment at the heavens not realizing the breadth and depth of what we humans call “reality,” defined by our dictionaries as “fidelity to nature.” As a species, Homo sapiens, in Latin “wise person,” has been the end result…so far…of a grand evolutionary experiment that has taken 4.54 billion years since the earth formed and our hominin species arrived 100,000-200,000 years ago, migrating from the Rift Valley of Africa, approximately 60,000 years ago, to populate the earth. So, why do you and I exist? Is existence, or conscious awareness, ephemeral; disposed of in a mere blink of a cosmic eye like a newspaper read and then discarded? Or rather, does human consciousness surrender its fleshy tomb to continue on a journey to a dimension housing a continuum beyond the current understanding of man? Physicists and astronomers continue a slow and deliberate trek to attempt to unmask the composition and complexion of “reality.” In their quest to reconcile Einstein’s general relativity, the world we live in, with the quantum world, the subatomic building blocks which make life possible, scientists have been met with seemingly insurmountable obstacles defying attempts to untangle the grand enigma of existence in order to construct a “Theory of Everything.” Adding to the confusion, religious dogma desperately clings to tales of fiction intent on impeding man’s search for the “truth.” Emerson Alexander Weiss, in The Hand, admonishes us “not to walk through life with a blindfold shielding us from the illuminating light of enlightenment!” His quest to understand himself, and to unravel the mysteries of the universe, plots a course that is intended for Homo sapiens to contemplate in earnest in a quest to find eternity’s gate!

BRETT STEPHAN BASS is an attorney-at-law who began his professional career specializing in corporate litigation and appellate work. Leaving an active legal practice to become a business entrepreneur, he retired at age 50 to study science, art, literature, religion, and philosophy, to travel the world with his wife, Rosalind, to hone his skills as a photographer, and to write extensively about a variety of life experiences. He and his wife reside just outside of New York City.

Go Go Bananas

Louise Elisabeth Robertson

Pages: 36
ISBN: 978-145755-082-9
List Price: 12.99
Category: Children’s Books
Available: March 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Go Go Bananas is a fun reflection on the things that make you happy or sad or are just plain annoying!

A snappy Rhyme created by Louise Elisabeth Robertson is beautifully complimented by the illustrations of Stephanie Varga.

Smile for the Pistol

Brad Bentley

Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-145755-385-1
List Price: 14.00
Category: Fiction
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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The Third Spiritual Front, which is competing against Heaven and Hell for the most evil and virtuous people on earth, is the basis for the thriller, Smile for the Pistol. Cillian Amhurst returns to his hometown in Georgia after running away from a violent attack on his high school graduation night 8 years ago. Without any experience, he is offered the position of Chief-of- Police by the county’s underhanded mayor. He soon finds himself in the midst of an incursion of supernatural Followers that have certain characteristics and who were once normal human beings but are now part of The Third Spiritual Front who pursue these prized individuals and capture them for their mysterious purpose. Cillian seeks revenge along the way and discovers that his past is connected to this phenomenon. He must face both known and unknown enemies during a time of redefined good and evil.

Brad Bentley was born in East Point, Georgia and grew up in Pike County, Georgia. During and after high school, he bagged groceries and worked in a warehouse for an auto parts manufacturer before graduating from Clayton State College in Morrow, GA. He pursued writing as a hobby after having two articles published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution. His interests include traveling, collecting pictures of James Dean & Marilyn Monroe, reading, walking with his imagination at The Chattahoochee River in the summer and trying something adventurous each year. He thinks L.A. Confidential is the best movie ever and loves the band Korn. Retiring early, going on missionary trips and traveling the country while listening to reminiscent songs by Otis Redding and George Ezra are in his future plans. For now, he is working on his second book. He currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.


Kristi Hugstad

Pages: 72
ISBN: 978-145755-463-6
List Price: 9.99
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Sometimes, the thoughts we leave unsaid are the most dangerous. Such is certainly the case for those feelings – however fleeting – that leave you sad, anxious, afraid and hopeless. If you’re a young adult who suffers from depression or other mental illness, your own mind might seem like a prison of negativity, your own thoughts too great a burden to bear.
Whether you, a friend or a loved one suffers from depression or is at risk of suicide, you can find hope in three life-changing words: R U OK? R U OK? offers teens, young adults, parents and educators a toolkit for dealing with mental illnesses, depression, addiction and suicide – for yourself or your peers. Addressing relevant issues like cyberbullying, technology addiction, substance abuse, gender confusion and suicide ideation, R U OK? helps bring light to otherwise dark – but critical – topics. After losing her own husband to suicide, Kristi Hugstad understands the patterns, warnings and risk factors she failed to see during his life. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and credentialed health educator, Hugstad combines her firsthand experience with researched-backed, clinical methods to help prevent suicide and address important mental health issues. Whether you feel scared and misunderstood or are worried about a friend or family member, there is a powerful hope in asking – and answering – a simple question: R U OK?

For all of Kristi Hugstad’s adult life, she had one clear goal: to provide the highest opportunity for fitness and health to everyone who walked into her studio or gym—a feat she accomplished daily for years until the suicide of her husband, Bill Brotherton Jr. In the wake of epic grief, Kristi found a new trajectory. She’s made it her mission to reach out to those wrestling with grief and help them confront their pain and fears to gain a new perspective and new life. A resident of Dana Point, California, she is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, author of What I Wish I’d Known; Finding your way through the tunnel of grief, speaker, blogger for The Huffington Post, and host of The Grief Girl radio show and podcast, which can be streamed on iTunes and Podbean. Learn more about Kristi at thegriefgirl.com.

Pilgrimage of the Faerie (Book Three)

Lewis G. Gazoul

Pages: 398
ISBN: 978-145755-202-1
List Price: 18.95
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Seething with vengeance cultivated over two thousand years of captivity, Lord Caelwas breaks from his Faerie-mandated prison and enslaves a sect of humanity and inflames them onto a course of destruction.
So begins Pilgrimage of the Faerie.
Through immense travail, the young but now burdened Baytel, Druid of the Citadel, only gradually becomes aware of this powerful evil now at loose. With word that his love Tira and her friend-in-battle Delphinade are imprisoned in darkness, Druid Baytel is torn between love, and loyalty to the Citadel.
As cross-currents of missions verge on failure, suspicion undermines devotion, and conflicting loyalties emerge, Baytel’s battle-tested Companions unite in response, realizing they must employ all of their intelligence, courage, good humor and loyalty to face forces they do not yet comprehend.
And the land itself rumbles ominously.
What happened to the Tree Faeries? And where is Baytel?

In Pilgrimage of the Faerie, Lewis G. Gazoul, author of Druids of the Faerie, creates a completely engaging world filled with emotions and understandings that ring strikingly true today. His engagingly distinctive characters embody both diverse and universal personalities in this novel of action and purpose.

Lewis G. Gazoul has always enjoyed wilderness hiking, hunting and camping, and great stories. These wonders were combined in small ways as bedtime tales for his two children and now have inspired a vast mystical land of heroism, treachery, natural beauty, revelation, struggle and idealism, all seen through the eyes of remarkable individual characters. This still-evolving grand story began with the two-volume Druids of the Faerie. Each book stands on its own as a complete experience.
Lewis makes his home with his family in the City of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Ronnie’s Alarm Clock

Judith Weinshall Liberman

Pages: 26
ISBN: 978-145755-421-6
List Price: 23.99
Category: Children’s Books
Available: March 2017
Edition: Hardcover (No DJ)

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RONNIE’S ALARM CLOCK tells the story of a lonely alarm clock who tries to connect to others in order to overcome his loneliness. The clock’s efforts to reach out to Ronnie and to his friends at school end up disastrously, as do his efforts to befriend various objects at home until…

Born in Israel (then called “Palestine”), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some picture books. Her book THE BIRD’S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the “fabulous books of the year.” Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW, THE LITTLE FAIRY, COLOR IN OUR WORLD, THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, HAIFA, ANGEL’S PUPPIES, THE GIANT HOUSE, THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE MOUNTAIN, THE TUNNEL, THE OLD DOLL, THE LITTLE SONGBIRD, FIFTEEN FABLES, TWELVE MORE FABLES, THE BIRD WHO WENT TO HEAVEN, A PARAKEET FOR ERIC, TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY, THE GIRL AND THE PIGEONS, MORE TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, MICHAEL AND THE FLAG, WHAT WILL I BE?, IF I HAD THE POWER, IF I WERE RICH, LUCY AND THE SNOWMAN, THE WHIRLPOOL, THE RIDGE, IF I HAD A LITTLE SISTER, GRANDMA’S GLASSES, IF I WERE A MOM, ANNE FRANK IN MY ART, RUTHIE AND HER ANCESTORS, AN INTRODUCTION TO MY JUDAICA ART, HEAVENLY GARDENS, SHOP AND SHOP, HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS, and HOMO SAPIENS. Judith Weinshall Liberman’s archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.


RONNIE’S ALARM CLOCK is the tenth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Cindy Nguyen, a Gau Family Studio illustrator. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE SONGBIRD, on THE BIRD WHO WENT TO HEAVEN, on THE GIRL AND THE PIGEONS, on WHAT WILL I BE?, on LUCY AND THE SNOWMAN, on IF I HAD A LITTLE SISTER, on IF I WERE A MOM, on THE SECRET, and on SHOP AND SHOP. Since Ms. Liberman did not feel that, in view of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating RONNIE’S ALARM CLOCK herself, she turned to Gau Family Studio to create the illustrations under the author’s guidance. In the present book, Ms. Nguyen beautifully captures the spirit of the story and of its characters.

The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race

Howard Harrison

Pages: 410
ISBN: 978-145755-352-3
List Price: 24.95
Category: Nonfiction
Edition: Perfectbound

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The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 US Presidential Race takes readers on a tour of one of the most unusual, controversial, and compelling elections in history. It starts in June 2015 when billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump joins a crowded field of Republican candidates and soon vaults to No. 1 in the polls. It ends with a result that shocks the world. In between, readers will enjoy a play-by-play (or blow-by-blow) account of all the events that made headlines during the campaign. Written in real time, the story captures each event as it occurred, up through the election. You will read about Bernie Sanders reigniting 1960s liberalism, Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, the Supreme Court vacancy, the “Stop Trump” movement, terrorist attacks, rally violence, Muslim bans, Mexican walls, and more. The book also explores the issues that have created such a polarized electorate.

Howard Harrison is an award-winning writer with more than 35 years of experience as a speechwriter, ghostwriter, and journalist. The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 US Presidential Race is his second bylined book title. His first, NOW They Make It Legal: Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer, was named a 2016 Reviewer’s Choice by the Midwest Book Review. Mr. Harrison’s articles on politics, Baby Boomers, and other topics have appeared in newspapers and other media nationwide. He also has been interviewed on radio and television discussing the 2016 presidential race and other timely topics.

It’s My Life and I’ll Cry if I Want Too: The Diary of a Bipolar Woman

Kimberly D. Holmes

Pages: 118
ISBN: 978-145755-301-1
List Price: 13.95
Category: Autobiography & Biography
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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“Sometimes the content is shocking … the sheer passion behind Holmes’ outrageous but genuine statements …” -Kirkus Reviews

It’s My Life and I’ll Cry If I Want Too: The Diary of a Bipolar Woman is a riveting account of one woman’s journey through mental illness. It’s about the valleys that Kimberly Holmes endured and the mountains that she climbed in order to understand herself and her illness. Kimberly chronicles her tumultuous confrontations with death and heartening resolutions in finding the will to live. She recounts her relationships and there most chaotic outcomes. Kimberly writes openly about her promiscuity, drug abuse, criminal history, and insight into her battle with bipolar disorder—a mental disease that nearly destroyed her life. Kimberly’s personal account of her mental illness reveals a stark, realistic view of the disease so that her readers may understand its magnitude.

Kimberly Holmes was born in Detroit, Michigan. When she was nine years old, she moved with her parents to San Diego, California. At fifteen, she and her siblings were placed in the state’s foster-care system. Despite her difficult childhood, Kimberly graduated from high school and acquired a position with the federal government. At twenty-eight—after the birth of her son—she was diagnosed with clinical depression; three years later, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Today Kimberly is first and foremost an African American mental-health advocate, as well as a part-time psychology student, mental-health outreach speaker, companion, and mother to a son who also struggles with mental illness. Kimberly, an inspiring writer, hopes to someday become a motivational speaker.


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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