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Van Chesnutt

Travel from a quirky, not middle-of-the-road perspective is what Push the Red Button is all about. A humorous travel journal, its purpose is to bring a smile to your face and possibly a laugh or two.

Brian and the Storm, Mr. Chesnutt's second book is a children's book, it is the story of a young boy and his dog experiencing and dealing with their first hurricane.

Why I Travel, Mr. Chesnutt's third book is similar to his first book, but has different tone. Its objective is to put you in the place with him, so that you can feel and be a part of what the author is experiencing.

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. — Mary Anne Radmacher


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Someday Is Today

Genre: Coming of age

Not yet published.


In Someday is Today, when Dylan Marsh is eleven years old, he travels from Miami to South Georgia with his grandmother to spend the summer with relatives. It is a summer that will change his life; unbeknownst to him, one event in particular puts his life in danger. As an adult, after a divorce, when Dylan is attempting to re-engage with the world, he meets someone that changes life in ways he never imagined.

In 2002, Dylan is injured in an auto accident that puts his life in jeopardy. Could it be that this accident is intertwined with that summer in South Georgia? If so, how? It's complicated. Is it fate? One can never tell.

Push the Red Button

Image-Link to Push the Red Button page Whether it's hiking in Zion Canyon, learning about the peculiarities of Peter the Great or Richard the Lionheart, traveling by train in Italy or experiencing lemoncello for the first time, this book describes the little things that make traveling an adventure. Push the Red Button is a collection of anecdotes and stories experienced by the author over years of travel. Mr. Chesnutt's dry humor and sense of the absurd is what makes you feel like you are seeing the world with him.

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Brian and the Storm

Image-Link to Brian and the Storm page Brian and the Storm is a children's book about a young boy and his dog experiencing their first hurricane. Brian and his dog, Penny, find out that a hurricane is a bit more than just another storm and that things can happen that are unanticipated. While the story is set in South Florida, it is relatable to any area prone to severe storms. Illustrated by Alyce Wolfe.


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Why I Travel

Image-Link to the Why I Travel page In some respects, Why I Travel is a continuation of Push the Red Button, in that it relates travel experiences and adventures. Imagine, for example, being in an Egyptian night market, experiencing the heat of the Egyptian desert, or dealing with hordes of school children in Monet's garden in Giverny. In some situations, all you can do is wait to see how things end up.



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