Book Promo ~ Eddie’s Boy by Robert Schwab

 Chief Medical Officer Examines
Dichotomy of Doctors as Patients

A Timely Medical Fiction Story Amid a Global Pandemic

Dr. Robert Schwab, chief medical officer for a hospital in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, announces the release of his third book, Eddie’s Boy (Paperback, $18.95), February 2021. The book tells the story of a physician who faces life after an accident that leaves him with debilitating injuries. In an instant, the doctor becomes the patient, and while the journey throughout Eddie’s Boy reflects on illness and suffering, the healing and love that transpires is a lesson for all.

In the time it takes him to drive through a stoplight at the Four Corners of Law, Dr. Landon Ratliff––distracted by the finest birthday present he’s ever received and won’t remember––has his midlife crisis delivered to him in an instant. When his father, with whom he has never been close, is diagnosed with a terminal condition, Landon goes home to be with family.

The reader is carried through Dr. Ratliff’s resulting journey of illness, injury, suffering, healing, love and redemption. His experiences take him to places he’s visited before, but never thought he’d be. In the midst of a global pandemic, the reader is reminded of themes and emotions that surfaced in 2020.

Written with ease and eloquence, Eddie’s Boy explores the things we take for granted, and the things we never knew we had. In the end, healing and love overcome suffering and loss, providing readers a hopeful final message as we begin a new year.

“Doctors identify themselves as healers. When a doctor becomes objectively sick, with COVID-19 or otherwise, they’re thrust into the role of patient. It’s a profound experience for which they’re incredibly ill-prepared,” says Schwab. “Just as Landon ultimately realizes in Eddie’s Boy, I hope readers walk away with the sense that you’re never truly alone in life––you need other people, no matter who you are.”

ABOUT ROBERT SCHWAB

Robert Schwab is a physician executive with an interest in the roles that stories play in illness and healing, and how the humanities can improve medical education. In addition to writing and speaking on these topics, he teaches an undergraduate seminar at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has published poems, stories and essays, and writes and performs songs about healthcare. His first novel, Holy Water, explored the impact of the French Quarter on a young physician’s professional development. Back Side of a Hurricane, his second novel, is about fathers and their children, and the wisdom of sitting still when chaos swirls around you. He lives in Dallas. Learn more at RobertSchwab.com  or on Facebook @RobertSchwabAuthor.

Amazon Review

“A poignant story of redemption that addresses

the depth of love and what it takes to make amends.

A sweet and hopeful novel that is beautifully written.”

-Lynne Hinton The Beekeeper’s Wife

 

Eddie’s Boy
Publisher: Warren Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: February 2, 2021
ISBN-10: 1735860018
ISBN-13: 978-1735860015

Available from AMAZON

Book Review: The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard

5 Stars Indispensable Source Of Inspiration And Hope, This Book Is A Perfect Read On The Road reviewed by Louis Columbus
“Filled with stories that resonate with hope and resilience, this book is an excellent read. What’s so powerful about this book is that it challenges the reader to be stronger and shows you that attitude, beliefs, and intensity, when combined with passion for a goal or vision – is unstoppable. Nothing great was ever accomplished without passion, and this book resonates with example after example proving that point. What I liked best is how it shows that no matter how challenging a situation looks, when people make up their minds to change a situation and passionately commit themselves to the task, they can. It will make you question your own limits.”
About the Book
Words are magical. They can transport you to other times, places and worlds. But many of our greatest words have been lost to the shadowy mists of history. You feel the power of these words when you read them. They stop you in your tracks, compelling you to listen, feel, remember. In these days of too many words with very little meaning, here are a few life changing words everyone should know.

Included within are some of the greatest tales ever told. Stories birthed in blood and chaos, turmoil and tragedy, they are symbols of inspiration and hope. In their place and time, these words resounded with all the subtlety of a sonic boom. How will they make a difference in your life today? Read and discover.

“Steve Kayser has delivered one of the most profoundly motivational books I’ve seen in years! These stories will help you succeed in business, raise your kids, be a better person and friend and leave a legacy. They are playful, painful and gloriously revealing of human nature and our yearning to matter. The uncovered gems are found in potent stories, profound recognitions and astonishing poetry. They are words that need to be heard!” – Dr. Rick Kirschner, coauthor of the international bestseller, Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, and How to Click with People: The Secret to Better Relationships

About Steve Kayser

Steve Kayser is an award-winning writer, editor, publisher, former radio host and founder of Kayser Media. He has had the great fortune to interview and collaborate with some of the best minds in the business world, and his eclectic approach to public relations and marketing has been widely documented. He recently published “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heart,” (www.stevekayser.com). 

Book Promo: The Color of Hope in audio

The Color of Hope:
The Color of Heaven Series, Book 3

    • Written by: Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O’Donnell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min 
    • Format: Unabridged
Diana Moore has led a charmed life. She’s the daughter of a wealthy senator and is living a glamorous city life, confident that her handsome live-in boyfriend is about to propose. But everything is turned upside down when she learns of a mysterious woman who works nearby – a woman who is her identical mirror image. Diana is compelled to discover the truth about this woman’s identity, but the truth leads her down a path of secrets, betrayals, and shocking discoveries about her past.
Amazon Review
5.0 out of 5 stars The Color of Hope, reviewed by Ms Duprey
I just finished reading this book which is one of a series. This story is about two identical twin girls who are separated at birth and live very different lives. They are united through unusual circumstances and is a heartwarming and touching story and at times brings tears to your eyes. I am sure you will enjoy this book along with the two previous books, The Color of Heaven and The Color of Destiny. They are books about hope and endurance. Thank you Amazon for introducing me to a whole new series of new authors I have never read before, but I have enjoyed them very much