5 New Books from Rowe Publishing and Design

5 New Books from Rowe Publishing and Design.

1.  Echoes of Kansas Past (A Travel Through Time)                                                         by Eunice Boeve, illustrated by Julie Peterson-Shea.

 “Grandpa Andrews says to know how another person feels, you have to walk a mile in his moccasins,” Jack said. “And the time machine will let people do that,” Mollie said.
Travel back in time with fourth grade twins, Jack and Mollie, in this illustrated chapter book and meet those who are now part of Kansas history. Go with the twins as they travel through time and find themselves “walking in the moccasins of others.” Among their experiences: living as Kanza Indians in 1620, riding an orphan train where new parents await the children, hiding with other scared runaway slaves in a dark cellar and meeting Abraham Lincoln, witnessing discrimination as first grade classmates of Langston Hughes in a non-integrated school, arriving at Fort Riley where they meet Comanche, the famous horse of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, again becoming Indian children in the harsh early days of the Haskell University, and attending a dance where they hear the first ever rendition of the state song, “Home on the Range.” Accelerated Reader questions available!
About the Author and Illustrator
Eunice Boeve, who was born and raised in Montana and Idaho, has spent nearly all of her adult life in Kansas. She writes for both adults and children usually in the genre of historical fiction. She and her husband raised four children and also have five grandchildren. In addition to her family, she loves books, the outdoors, and writing stories.
Julie Peterson-Shea has loved creating things since she was a child in small town Nebraska. Some of her favorite media are pencil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and ceramics. For more than 17 years she has taught art at USD #325 in Phillipsburg, Kansas. She earned her BA and MFA from Fort Hays State University. Julie is the lucky wife of Randie and the mother of 5. They share their home with 7 very pampered felines.
 • Number of Pages: 176
 • Softcover: 978-0-9851196-9-0 (perfect bind)
2Dawn of Day
by J.A. McPhail, illustrated by Gwen Battis
Henrietta never liked history. But on a late summer day in 1932, she and her sometimes annoying little sister Irma Jean, hear an exciting true story from their artist friend, Maude Mitchell—a story that takes them back in time 75 years.
In 1856, Maude’s father, William Mitchell, came from Connecticut to support the Free State cause in Kansas. William and his sister Agnes hid runaway slaves in their cabin, including Jesse and Abby, two slave children who’d been cruelly separated from their mother.
Henrietta had learned about the Underground Railroad at school, but she never realized how dangerous it was for everyone involved. But what has slavery got to do with the family secret and Aunt Jo being mad at her parents?
As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, Henrietta discovers a surprise from the past that nobody dreamed was possible.
Editorial Reviews
“Set in a time when children still rode horses to school, Dawn of Day is an enchanting story about family history being passed on from one generation to the next. Based on historic events during the turbulent period of our nation’s history known as “Bleeding Kansas,” this is a book that is interesting, entertaining, and educational. It’s not often that one book successfully combines all three.” —Michael Stubbs, Kansas Historian
 “Dawn of Day is an engaging introduction to a little-known part of Kansas history—the pre-Civil War immigration of abolitionists into the Territory to help ‘Bleeding Kansas’ join the Union as a free state. The book offers a fictional but realistic glimpse into the lives of the Mitchells and other families who settled in Wabaunsee, who were involved in the fight for freedom and the secret activities of the Underground Railroad.” —Kathryn Mitchell Buster, great-niece of Maude Mitchell
Featured in the Books Section of the August 2012 edition of Kansas Country Living. View here.
About the Author and Illustrator
J.A. McPhail, (aka Jeanne Ann, aka Jeannie,) a native of the Sunflower State, possesses a rich fifth generation Kansas heritage. Her great-great-grandfather, John Willig, was a charter member of the Wabaunsee Beecher Bible Rifle Church, featured in Dawn of Day.
Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, the author grew up attending many BBRC Old Settlers Homecomings. As children, she and her brother sang a duet at one of the annual gatherings. Years later, after marrying her high school sweetheart and raising a daughter, the McPhails returned to the church several times, singing with the Messengers Quartet.
During the seven years as her full-time care giver, McPhail listened to her mother, Irma Jean, tell stories about her childhood growing up in the Wabaunsee area. History and family memories, combined with inheriting two Maude Mitchell paintings of her grandparents’ homesteads, inspired the unique blend of fact and fiction used to create Dawn of Day.
As a former editor, columnist, and library director, McPhail has written hundreds of articles and columns for various newsletters, magazines, and newspapers. She currently writes devotions and maintains a reading/writing page on her family’s website, www.themacsmusic.com, as well as being a guest writer for her local newspaper.
J.A. McPhail now lives and writes in beautiful western North Carolina. She and her husband, Dennis are also a Southern Gospel songwriting team. But Kansas will always hold a special place in her heart.
Gwen Battis’ love of art began in childhood when she regularly exchanged picture-laden correspondence with her equally artistic cousin. She is mostly self-taught, working with graphite pencil. As an adult, she began to incorporate colored pencils, watercolor and pastels.
Gwen worked as Assistant and Director of the very same Silver Lake Library where J.A. McPhail was director.  After 10 years in Kansas and with their two sons in college, Gwen and her photographer husband, Rick, embarked on “The Great Adventure” of freelancing on the road, beginning with a fishing resort off the coast of Alaska and continuing to places they could hardly imagine.
Gwen’s other words include the children’s books, Little Ike: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Abilene Boyhood and the upcoming Hark! I Hear a Meadowlark!(available September 2012).
Email the illustrator at: gfbattis@gmail.com
• Hardcover: 978-0-9851196-2-1 (case laminate) $17.99
• Number of Pages: 200
• Softcover: 978-0-9851196-1-4 (perfect bind) $10.99
3.  The God Tournament (The Ragnarok Chronicles)                                                     by Dylan McManis
Calder Green never liked destiny; if anything he wants to get as far away as possible from it. No matter what he does destiny keeps coming closer, and when his peaceful life as a Soulist comes to an end he decides to give his all into saving humanity, and everything, from oblivion.
About the Author
Dylan McManis, fifteen years old at the time of this book’s publication, born in the small town of Seneca, Kansas, now resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his father, stepmother, and younger brother. He attends Lawrence High School where he fosters his love for cooking, acting, writing (of course), and all things creative. This is his first book.
• Number of Pages: 542
• Softcover: 978-1-939054-00-5 (perfect bind)
4.    Unmarked Grave (The Ardis Cole Series, Book 2)                                                     by Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson
Ardis travels to Scotland to do a facial reconstruction on a skull her friend Bruce McBrier has discovered in the woods outside his ancestral castle. Because of an ancient ax buried in the skull, Bruce presumes the skull to be a historical relic, possibly the remains of a medieval ancestor murdered in battle. When Ardis makes the shocking discovery that the remains are that of a more recent murder, Constable Mark Ridley asks her help in going ahead with the facial reconstruction in hopes the victim can be identified. But someone is willing to go to great lengths … even murder … to keep the skull’s deadly secret.
Editorial Reviews
“Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton have effectively collaborated to present a series of superbly crafted and entertaining mystery adventures featuring Ardis Cole, an intelligent, fearless, and persevering young lady who finds herself in the midst of exciting and suspenseful mysteries set in a variety of different locales.” —Midwest Book Review
Praise for Book 1 – “Nice thrills and chills. The authors have obviously done their archeological homework, and in between all the mysterious goings-on, we learn fascinating details of Hatshepsut’s stormy reign. The Egyptology is all there, and it’s enjoyable.” –Mystery Scene Magazine
About the Authors
Mystery writers and sisters, Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson, have done it again! Co-authors of more than 40 mysteries, suspense, and western novels, plus numerous short stories and the adventure continues in the second edition of The Ardis Cole Series,Unmarked Grave. Good clean reading for all ages!
Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson are not only experts in researching the setting for their novels; they also travel to the location to get a sense of the local scenery and to learn more about the culture. Britton holds a degree in British Literature and has taken courses in forensics and criminal justice. Jackson, a graduate of K.U., has taught English and Creative Writing at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and at Mission Valley near Eskridge, Kansas. Both authors reside in Kansas.
• ISBN: 978-0-9851196-8-3 (softcover)
• Trade Paperback: Perfect bind
• Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
5.  The Etherical Release: Theory of the Grave Matrix                                                    by Terry Rowe
Written for those who are seeking answers to what the grave matrix is and how it affects those of us who are interested or participate in paranormal investigations.
This book provides vital information and answers questions such as:
  •  Why do we see ghosts?
   •  How does frequency play a part of an investigation and effect the human body?
   •  What effects does the grave matrix have on the investigator, the client, family members, etc.?
   •  What does our DNA have to do with the grave matrix?
   •  How does the zodiac play a part in the grave matrix?
   •  Plus so much more!
About the Book
Those Looking for Ghosts Will See Them—The Etherical Release will take you through the theories of the grave matrix and explain why we see ghosts. When we understand frequency and how it works with the human body, it is easier to see how the grave works.
Everything That Happens to Us Throughout Our Lives is Recorded Into Our DNA—As we decay in the grave our DNA releases frequency and that frequency is delivered by those who can receive it as a paranormal manifestation. This is why we must understand frequency and how it works with the grave, so as investigators of the paranormal, we don’t stand in the way of this vital step in what they call closure and emotional healing.
The Zodiac Plays a Huge Part in How the Energy From the Grave Manifests—As investigators, The Etherical Release teaches steps on how to be sensitive on paranormal investigations, how to recognize characteristics of the ones that have passed over, how to deal with those that are left behind, and how to help them heal emotionally from their loss.
About the Author
As a pastor of spiritualism specializing in deliverance ministry, Terry Rowe has been investigating, consulting, and helping people better understand the paranormal for over 25 years. He is an inventor of paranormal equipment and is the owner of Catch a Ghost Paranormal Equipment and Catch a Ghost Tours of Kansas and is the founder of Kansas Researchers of Unexplained Phenomenon and the Kansas Paranormal Alliance.
• Hardcover: 978-0-9851196-6-9 (dust jacket/cloth cover) $19.99
• Number of Pages: 108
• Softcover: 978-0-9851196-7-6 (perfect bind) $12.99
• Trim Size: 8.5″ x 5.5″

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