Red San Publishing
The Valentine Twin
Discover The Person You're Searching For
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Nothing strikes fear in a man’s heart quite like Valentine’s Day. Do we come home with a box of chocolates and a dozen roses and hope we’re good to go? Do we have to keep coming up with new and better gifts every year? Of course the worst possible scenario for any man is to forget Valentine’s Day altogether. Some men would rather experience the fate of the patron saint of courtly love (St. Valentine) when Claudius the Cruel beheaded him in 269 A.D. rather than facing their girlfriends or wives empty-handed on Valentine’s Day.
At the same time, Valentine’s Day can create emotional turmoil for some women who do not have partners. Why is there such a paradox between the sexes regarding Valentine’s Day? To understand the answer you must understand what you are truly looking for in a relationship. And although true love does indeed exist, it is very rare.
The Valentine Twin reveals the duality of the human race. From the provocative chapters: Unrealistic Expectations and Self-Identity Theft and the author’s remarkable near-death experience on Valentine’s Day leave the readers with new purpose and meaning as to what’s really important not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day.
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No New Year's Resolutions
How to Achieve Your Goals and Forget Resolutions
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Why don't New Year's resolutions work? The answer is simple; at the very best New Year's resolutions are weak attempts at perpetuating the status quo year after year. Is it any wonder why so many people fail at their resolutions?
It doesn't have to be that way. No New Year's Resolutions will help you establish realistic goals that you could start on right away. This booklet shows you how to break down your goals into attainable groups of short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. It also includes some dream goals because everyone should have at least one dream goal.
No New Year's Resolutions will not only help you establish realistic goals, but achieve them as well. When your friends and colleagues have forgotten most of their ridiculous resolutions by the end of January, you will already be on your way to realizing not only your goals, but also your dreams.
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Unfurled No More Forever
A Kid’s Answer to Racism, Slavery and the American Civil War
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Was the Civil War the greatest war in American history or was it the biggest mistake in American history? Was the blood of over one million men spilt over countless battlefields necessary to get rid of slavery? Was the country that we called free for everyone just an idea? Was a nation born and then destroyed because of an institution that was nothing more than peculiar? Does the flag of a dead country that still flies over courthouses in the South, speak for a nation? Does that same flag represent the evils of slavery or the pride of a people who don't know how to let go? Would our forefathers approve and recognize the country we call America today? Did America’s greatest war finally make us one nation?
Let an eleven-year-old boy answer these questions the only way he knows how, by being honest about his country and himself. Unfurled No More Forever is about the death of an evil institution and the creation of a nation our forefathers truly intended.
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Born on the Third of July
A birthday, a kid, and America's defining moment
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Mark was born on the third of July. He grew up believing his birthday had no meaning other than the day he was born. At the end of the school year in the fifth grade, his strict but fair teacher, Mr. Herzog, tells Mark about a great battle that happened on his birthday. His teacher called it, “The defining moment in American history.”
Mark celebrates his eleventh birthday followed by America's independence in none other than Independence, Missouri. Although it is the best birthday and Fourth of July of his life, Mark realizes the true meaning of war, the sadness.
Born on the third of July is about a kid struggling with not only his own identity, but also the identity of America.
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The Last App
Steve Jobs's Secret Project
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It was the spring of 2010. Steve Jobs had come to terms with his illness and fate. Instead of succumbing to it, he embraced it. He assembled the greatest scientific minds of our time into a group he affectionately called, The Super Seven.
The task The Super Seven undertook was ambitious and ambiguous. Something attempted by many great men including Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison and even Harry Houdini, but with little results.
After several months they finally create The Last App, which attempts to answer the questions that have haunted mankind since he wondered where his place was in the universe.
By fate or chance the mysteries of the human existence are bestowed on one peculiar man who reluctantly visits a remote warehouse in Palo Alto, California. There, not only does he discover the fragile balance between life and death, but also why mankind’s unquenchable need to understand his origins sometimes leaves him with more questions than answers.
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Leap Year at the Coffee Shop
Paperback: 210 pages
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After he called his mother on a cold, blustery Sunday morning, Mitch Lucas could sense something wrong. Her weak, frail voice telling him not to visit because she was sick seemed different. This quirk of fate is what made Mitch walk into his favorite coffee shop on a Sunday instead of a Saturday. There, he meets the people that influence the rest of his life. A gardener, real estate agent, an old soldier and a strange lady with a red umbrella share their unique stories with Mitch. Why? Because he listened.
Leap year at the coffee shop is about life, death and the triumphs and tragedies in between that bind us all together. On February 29th in a leap year, at his favorite coffee shop, on one fateful day, Mitch Lucas realizes his destiny. Something he had always known but never understood until the people he met became his friends, if only for one day.
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The .com Dater series 2
The compatibility experts at completecompatibility.com, wanted to make absolutely sure they found Jim the perfect match. Their slogan spoke to a lot of frustrated people looking for a mate: completecompatibility.com, “Where incompatibility is not tolerated.”
Completecompatibility.com is a hilarious short story in “The .com Dater” series.
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The .com Dater series 1
Jim had been widowed for about a year and decided it was time for a change. After his clubbing and bar experiments failed, he decided to try a new online dating site called AbsolutelyPerfectFit.com. He was looking for someone compatible to help fill the void of loneliness after his wife died. But Jim soon realizes in a society full of confusing identities, an absolutely perfect fit sometimes brings out the best and worst in people.
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Mark is an awkward, troubled boy who receives a train set for Christmas from his out-of-work father. He is the new kid at school who is ridiculed for his Midwestern tone and pants that are so short, the kids say he must be waiting for a flood. The only thing he knows for sure is that he hates everything about his life.
Then, one morning a few days before Christmas, he notices a rectangular shaped box under the Christmas tree. He starts to feel better knowing soon he will have something to help him escape reality.
Christmas morning finally arrives and Mark methodically puts together The Train Set piece by piece. He plays with his train set every available minute and it becomes his friend.
The Train Set is how an awkward, troubled boy and his father grow to understand each other. Mark realizes the greatest gift ever was the one he already had—the love from his father.
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In Reports from the Jungles of Kampuchea, Yang Mu takes us on a historic and turbulent odyssey. Upon his arrival in the mountainous area of Western Kampuchea in September of 1980 he found that fierce fighting was still going on between the Vietnamese and the Democratic Kampuchea. Mr. Yang reported he was in a most hostile and violent situation. He also rode with the Kampuchean soldiers on nineteen-hour elephant rides, clearing a path for freedom.
From the eerie chapter: Why Is the Moon So Bright? to the melancholy: No Country, No Home, Yang Mu cannot help but be sympathetic to the Kampuchean people against the Vietnamese murders. For his bravery and diligent reporting Mr. Yang received China’s highest honor in journalism in 1987. Reports from the Jungles of Kampuchea was just one of the many reasons why this talented reporter deserved such an honor.
FROM THE AUTHOR:
"One of the best things about being a journalist is that one has the opportunity of being in the forefront. It is a great thing to be able to witness with one’s own eyes the world’s historic events, and to be able to give an accurate account to the public." -- Yang Mu
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Yang Mu was a former senior journalist and director for the International Department at Xin Hua News Agency in Beijing, China. He covered a wide range of subjects, from major sporting events such as the Olympic Games to the China/America diplomacy meetings between President Richard Nixon and Chairman Mao.
Yang Mu interviewed some of the most controversial and influential people of his time. Prince Norodom Sihanoks, Son Sann and the tyrant murderer Pol Pot whom Mr. Yang interviewed more than anyone else were just some of the personalities this talented reporter covered.
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Celebration reigned with the election of Democratic President Barack Obama. Change was in the air. A prosperous new era promised progress. Didn’t happen.
The dominance of greedy consumption, predatory management and ever increasing debt has crushed hope as 99% of us fear unemployment, homelessness and loss of the American Dream - yet 1% realize unprecedented wealth.
This does not have to continue. Many writers suggest directions to reclaim our economy. There is no quick route to prosperity, and these short essays chronicle suggestions and progressive thoughts of several economists.
Now, if the polarized quagmire of political intransience will allow cooperative action, the sun can shine again.
When Will the Sun Shine is available at Amazon
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Bob’s Christmas seasons from the 1930’s through the decades.
To soften unemployment and economic depression these stories recall love, happiness and community spirit during the Great Depression when hardship inspired an attitude of help thy neighbor and political dissention was less polarized.
The Chicago World’s Fair of 1933, icy and snowbound Christmases. a wild Christmas cat dominating the henhouse, and Bob’s Christmas in midsummer July 4th dramatic presentation, which was upstaged by sick Republican friends, highlight rich memories of a wild life recording mischief and excitement with eccentric friends bringing adventure, fun, a laugh or two and inspiration for our hard times.
Rich Memories with a Christmas Spirit is available at Amazon
Skills Unrealized describes Bob Olson’s lifelong malpractice of many skills. Whimsical ineptitude is his special talent. Bob’s journey through failure includes hilarious clumsiness, poignant oversight and occasional accomplishment as he stumbles toward success and contentment.
Skills Unrealized helps every reader appreciate shortcomings and enjoy the parody of accomplishment.
Skills Unrealized is available at Amazon.
“I feel my book exposes the most basic need in all men after divorce, that is, the overwhelming desire to find some semblance of happiness, well-being, and ultimately, closure. It is my hope that after reading this book, you will realize that you are not alone and all men and women can find new meaning and purpose to their lives.”-- Michael L. Eads
The Expert Review
“Michael is open and sharing about his vulnerabilities and growth so that one can almost feel that he is sitting with you as a good friend who is there only to share as much of his experience to help one find some sense of direction in unknown and uncharted territory.”
– Susan Sterling, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
The title of Eads' book, "A Man's Feelings," might imply that it's only for male readers. That's not true, he said.
"More women than men have been buying the book, for their sons or friends who are going through a divorce — or even for their ex-husbands," said Eads.
The title was inspired by lyrics from the song "Shame on the Moon," written by Rodney Crowell and recorded by Bob Seger: "Until you've been beside a man, you don't know how it feels."
Eads explained, "Men deal with it by not dealing with it."
Women tend to talk — or vent. Men withdraw.
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A Successful Book-Signing Event
A book-signing event of A Man's Feelings: Finding Closure after Divorce, Michael L. Eads was held on April 30, 2009 at the King County Redmond Regional Library.
In this program, Michael discussed his personal experience with divorce and talked about the process by which he came to write his book.
The readers were engaged with the discussion.
A Man's Feelings: Finding Closure After Divorce by Michael L. Eads (Red San Publishing, 1st Edition, July 3, 2008.)
The book is a real life story of one man's personal journey through the perils of divorce, refusing to accept he was a failure. Michael charts a road map for men (and women) suffering from the stigma of divorce.