New Book Release – Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog, by Mary Jean Alsina

Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you’re more alike than you think!), by Mary Jean Alsina, will get you and your dog wagging tails in agreement!

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Newark, NJ, USA — Mary Jean Alsina’s Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you’re more alike than you think!) is a comprehensive guide for novice to experienced owners on how to best understand and interact with their dogs for utmost success.

Dogs Are People Too The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog

5 Star Reviews have been blanketing Alsina’s new title!

Mary Jean Alsina neatly draws on a variety of sources to outline how dog guardians can learn to better communicate with their dogs, read their emotions and understand what they are trying to say. – Susan Nilson

I’d always suspected that my dogs were the better versions of me and now this book proves it. This is the bridge that helps you to relate to your dog as you would to your child, your friend, your partner. It applies what you know already to the language of dogs and you will find yourself nodding absently and consistently in agreement as you flip the pages. Don’t think of this as a dog training manual. Rather, it is a guide for understanding dogs. – Zarina Mak

The book itself is easy and pleasant to read (did it in one day). It’s full of a great deal of information on studies with simple and easy to understand information identifying the similarities between, human behavior, children and our canine companions. The title totally says it all “Dogs are People Too”, if you’re thinking Mary Jean means it literally, your half right and half wrong. But when you do read it I can guarantee you will have an ah-ha moment. This isn’t a step by step do this, say that; rather it’s teach a man to fish type book. She supplies the tools and thought process with examples of how to apply the thought process. Think about it do you learn better when your happy and supported by those around you or when someone is standing there watching every move you make just waiting for an opportunity to shout? ~ Verified Amazon Reviewer

Author Mary Jean Alsina, CPDT-KA, PCT-A, M.A., is a certified professional science-based dog trainer and behavior consultant with over 10 years’ experience. During this time, she has worked with hundreds and hundreds of dogs exhibiting issues ranging from typical puppy behavior to severe fear and aggression as adults.

Alsina is the Founder, Owner, and Head Trainer for The Canine Cure, LLC, a New Jersey- and New York City-based dog training business. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband Izzy, son Jason, rescue dog Sierra, and many of Sierra’s canine friends that come to stay on vacation when their parents travel.

Keywords – Dogs, Dog Training, Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs, Positive Reinforcement

The ebook version of Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you’re more alike than you think!) ISBN 9781622879991, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 84 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901855, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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New Memoir ‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey’ Offers a Powerful Message About Inner Fulfillment and Profound Love

In her sequel to ‘Martha Ruth, Preacher’s Daughter’ Marti Eicholz shares her ongoing journey and unrelenting search for self-acceptance and within her own heart and soul.

Riches Loss and Redemption One Woman s Journey by Marti Eicholz

San Diego, CA, USA — Marti Eicholz’s second memoir, ‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey,’ is a compelling, stand-alone sequel that combines subtle poignancy with stark, difficult truths and a sense of self-awareness that is brutally honest as she reveals the details of her life after finding love and moving to California from her home state of Indiana.

Once settled on the west coast, Eicholz and her new husband begin their life together. Eicholz finds herself navigating unfamiliar territory but slowly acclimates to what on the surface appears to be a charmed life. She immerses herself in her upscale community in the San Francisco Bay Area, organizes and hosts posh parties and high-society events, and mingles with celebrities and entertainers. Eicholz and her husband acquire several homes, travel the world, join the country club, donate to charities and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. But even as she savors her first-class experiences, Eicholz is always aware that she has become disconnected from her purpose, and that she may have lost her way amid the excitement of living life large.

The eventual and unexpected loss of all of their assets becomes a turning point in Eicholz’s life, a turning point that perhaps she was always moving towards. “Each experience and stage of my life was a unique gift,” explains Eicholz. “I learned that my responsibility was to value each one of these gifts and to protect them from attempts to suppress their contribution.”

Motivated by the necessity to examine her own experiences and to help others on their journey, Eicholz provides a valuable narrative (in the same strong, pure voice as her previous memoir) about the powerful and transformative process of introspection. Her book is filled with joy, sorrow, success, self-doubt, love, fear, compassion and a deep and palpable gratitude for the preciousness of her life and the steadfast love between her and her husband.

“Every step of my lifetime journey was equally significant and necessary for my growth towards healthy living,” says Eicholz. “By sharing my story, others may be given insights that would give clarity to their own journey.”

‘Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman’s Journey’ is published in ebook format by eBookIt.com and is now available at popular online retailers including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Apple’s iBookstore.

Marti Eicholz is available for interviews.

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising” by Marcia West

4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising, by Marcia West, shows how to use the problems, changes, and decisions of your life to support your growth, bring forth your truest self, and live from your heart.

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Chicago, IL, USA — Marcia West’s 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising is a guidebook for change that serves the highest good of all involved. The process and tools are appropriate for individuals, families, organizations, communities, countries, and the world at large. A new approach to change is offered that originates in the heart. It works because it comes from love and a consciousness far beyond that of the mind alone.

4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising

Logic is a wonderful thing. But logic is not a workable foundation for change that truly makes a difference. We are moving into the unknown. Logic will not take us there. In fact, the mind cannot lead us in this endeavor. It doesn’t know the way. We must allow our hearts to guide us. 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change shows you how. ~Marcia West

Author Marcia West, Founder of Bridges of Unity, is a pioneer and leader in the field of unity consciousness. A visionary by nature, and former teacher and engineer by trade and education, Marcia translates her inspired awareness of love-based systems of unity into practical processes and tools for daily life. A gifted speaker whose core essence is unity, Marcia’s passion and focus is to bring understanding and the experience of unity into our earthly lives. You may contact her through her website: http://www.bridgesofunity.com.

Keywords – Change, Conscious Change, Love, Process, Unity, Consciousness, Heartfelt, Truth, Spiritual, Highest Good, New World

The ebook version of 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising ISBN 9781506901992, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 64 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901985, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to select booksellers.

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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Chicken Salad and Ghosts” by Melanie Spycher

Chicken Salad and Ghosts, by Melanie Spycher, tells us a ghost story filled with ghostly encounters of a positively playful and prank filled kind.

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Tampa, FL, USA — Melanie Spycher’s Chicken Salad and Ghosts is partially an autobiography and part female mystery adaptation. But first, let me introduce myself: I am Nonni in this book. As I am writing this, I can hardly believe it’s been over thirty years since the depicted events took place. You may not believe in ghosts, and I am not documenting these experiences to convince you. I’m simply writing this book because, when reflecting on these memories in my life, thought they were worth sharing with others, both believers and nonbelievers.

Chicken Salad and Ghosts

Back in the seventies I owned a shop in the basement of a three-story, early 1900s house for three years. Though the area was quite small, I managed to keep it well stocked with hand crafted items representing over one hundred consignors. Above my business was the two-story house that functioned as an antique store. As the strange events began taking place, and then increased in frequency, Cookie, who owned the antique store, and I assumed that someone was playing pranks on us. What other explanation could there be? But that was until we began sharing our experiences with other shop owners and found that they, too, had stories to share.

Melanie Spycher was a nurse for thirty years, but ventured down a different path in 1976 when hearing a small consignment shop was for sale. While she expected some challenges in the new business environment, she never anticipated that ghosts would be amongst them. Though Melanie’s time as a small business owner was brief, the playful antics of a resident ghost changed her life forever.

Keywords – Women’s Mystery, Supernatural, Ghosts, Paranormal, Chicken Salad, Friends

The ebook version of Chicken Salad and Ghosts ISBN 9781506901367, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 232 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901831, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Backward Flying Angel” by Jim Sparr

The Backward Flying Angel, by Jim Sparr, is an easy reading, introspective journey through five generations of a contemporary Western family.

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Denver, CO, USA — Jim Sparr’s The Backward Flying Angel gives the reader examples that demonstrate how experiences, family, institutions of education and religion shape our view of life. And how sometimes it all seems to come together and make sense in one beautiful moment.

The Backward Flying Angel

I was so fixated on beauty, I couldn’t see the truth. I should’ve known that it takes an open mind and a pure heart to get closer to the truth.

Join the author as he intertwines five living generations, their different approaches to parenting while reflecting on himself as a grandparent, parent and child as his family travels to and on vacation in Colorado. Sparr deals with subjects such as communicating, discipline, comedy and tragedy, patience, temper, bad language, love and bonding. Finally, great-grandson Carter tells his part of the backward flying angel story from his fifth generation perspective.

Author Jim Sparr holds a B.A. in education, English major, Masters of Urban Affairs (MUA) from Wichita State University. He was Fire Chief for Wichita, Kansas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jim also owned and operated a consulting company specializing in fire, police, EMS, and emergency management. (http://www.jimsparr.com)

Keywords – Communication, Discipline, Comedy, Tragedy, Patience, Temper, Bad Language, Love, Bonding

The ebook version of The Backward Flying Angel ISBN 9781506902135, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 104 page print book version, ISBN 9781506902128 and hardcopy ISBN 9781506902111, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary” by Erich Martin Hicks

Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary, by Erich Martin Hicks, was a cigar smoking, shotgun and pistol toting Negro Woman of the Wild West, who could knock out any man with one punch. A piece of historical fiction that is a must read.

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Woodland Hills, CA, USA — “A fantastic novel, of a great American heroine’s life.” 5 Star Review – Tariano (Tito) Jackson, The Jackson 5

Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary

Erich Martin Hicks’s Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary is unlike any other story you’ve read about Mary Fields. This fictionalized story has been dramatically enhanced for your entertainment pleasures; however, ‘most’ of the stories–and the outcomes within this novel–are historically genuine.

Mary was 6 feet tall, and weighed over 200 pounds, and was the second woman in ‘history’ to carry the U. S. Mail, and the only ‘Negro’, for hundreds and hundreds of miles when she first arrived in Montana.

This feature story covers Mary’s colorful life, from the plantation where she was born a slave in 1832, to the famous Steamboat race between the “Robert E. Lee” and the “Natchez” on the Mississippi River, to her death in Cascade, Montana, 1914.

Dedicated to exploring the history of African-Americans/Blacks and shattering stereotypes, Erich Hick’s Alpha Wolf Productions, Inc. has developed a feature film documentary, Soul on a Wave which exposes the life and times of surfers of color. Erich’s first novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, was released in December 2008. The novel is a historical narrative, depicting the all-Black 9th Calvary. Known as the US military’s famed ‘Buffalo Soldiers’, which helped settle the American West in the late 1800’s. Erich has completed an accompanying screenplay for a TV mini-series, Trilogy, and Epic Feature, and has garnered support from some of HOLLYWOOD’S acclaimed Industry Producers/Directors/and Actors.

Amazon 5 Stars – The author did a tremendous job in getting facts about her life. This no doubt needs to be made into a movie or a mini-series. This book also should be placed in the educational system so history can be told how times were during slavery and post slavery.

Amazon 5 Stars – A story of a real, amazing woman who was the first Black woman to work for the U.S. Postal Service following the Civil War. The author takes us back to Mary’s childhood as a slave, and builds the story of how she overcame violent reactions to her color and size, and how so many came to love and respect her. It is a fascinating read.

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Genre – Mary Fields, Mail, African American, Black History, Montana, Stagecoach, Outlaws, Cowboys, Postal System, Historical, 1914, 1832

The ebook version of Mary Fields aka Stagecoach Mary Book ISBN 9781506901022, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 202 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901015 and Hard Copy 9781506901657 are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One” by Frances Crossno

Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One, by Frances Crossno, is an adorable early chapter book with ups and downs and a happy ending.

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Plano, TX, USA — Frances Crossno’s Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One is a Christian novel intended for young readers who love animals, especially dogs. The story revolves around Cole, his younger brother Caleb, and their new-found friend Rachel who teaches the brothers about friendship, sacrifice, and God’s perfect love. 5 Star Reviews!

Cole s Perfect Puppy Perfect Puppies Book One

I found this to be a great story for early chapter book readers. Cole wants a puppy and has the opportunity to work for one that he has fallen in love with at the mall’s Dog House store. But it’s just not that simple. Both boys and girls will fall in love with Cole, Caleb, Dandy and Scarlet and will look forward to a sequence. Christian values, family, and perseverance are all expressed through this tale. ~Angel Drew – Goodreads

Ms. Crossno is originally from the “piney woods” of East Texas. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Biology, with a minor in Computer Science. She has worked in information technology for over 30 years. She recently retired from Texas Instruments, and now works for the American Heart Association. Her goal in writing is to share her Christian faith – and love of God’s creatures, especially dogs. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Bill, and her two golden retrievers “Beautiful Bear” and “Lad of Lochinvar” otherwise known as “Laddie”.

Genre – Puppy, Dog, Children, Christian, Christmas, Golden, Retriever, Pre-Teen, Puppies, Dogs

The ebook version of Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppies Book One ISBN 9781506901695, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 98 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901688, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Frances Crossno
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