Layla Dog Press

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K. Makansi is the pen name for the mother-daughter writing trio of: Kristina Blank Makansi Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Kristina has a B.A. in Government from University of Texas at Austin and an M.A.T. from the College of New Jersey. She is founder and publisher of Blank Slate Press, an award-winning imprint, now part of Amphorae Publishing Group, and also helps self-published authors on the path to publication through Blank Slate Communications. She has published Oracles of Delphi, an historical mystery set in ancient Greece.

Amira K. Makansi Amira is a wanderer of foot and spirit. After earning her bachelor's degree in History from the University of Chicago, she traveled across America and France to learn the trade of winemaking. While traveling, she found her passion for writing through her journal and her blog, The Z-Axis. She is never far from her notebook or journal, and nearly always has a glass of wine or beer in hand. When she's not writing, she can be found with purple hands in the wine cellar, or out walking among the grapevines or live oak forests of the Central Coast in California. Amira has big projects in the pipeline after Seeds, so stay up to date and find her online at

Elena K. Makansi Elena graduated from Oberlin College where she concentrated on food justice and food system politics. She won several writing and poetry awards and scholarships and attended the Iowa Young Writers' Studio and the Washington University Summer Writers Institute. Elena works as an editor and a cover designer for Blank Slate Communications. As a vegan, she is interested in intersectional food justice politics and animal rights-and in seeking the nirvana of the perfect avocado. Visit her website at

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Painting By Numbers: How to sharpen your BS detector and smoke out the experts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017 by Layla Dog Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Statistics, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
BETTER NUMERICAL LITERACY ISN'T JUST DESIRABLE; IT'S ESSENTIAL Numbers are supposed to be more solid than words, less subjective. They are not. "The numbers don't lie," say experts. Yet they very often do.In Painting By Numbers, you get wisdom, humor, and twelve commandments anyone can apply to separate numerical BS from valid results. Essential reading for every student and every citizen.


The Harvest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,130. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
THE HARVEST, the third book in the Seeds trilogy, brings the terrifying truth of the OAC's MealPak program to light. As injustice spreads throughout the Sector, threatening the freedom of farm workers and laborers in the factory towns, the Resistance must find a way to end the oppressive Orleán administration once and for all.