Freelance

Starting today and ending March 25th 2021, you can enter a free giveaway drawing from GoodReads. One hundred lucky people will receive the Kindle version of my latest book, Living Abroad: Challenging the Myths of Expat Life . Goodreads Book Giveaway Living Abroad by Jim Santos Giveaway ends March 25, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Use the links above to enter. You can also order the e-book or paperback direct from Amazon now. Here are a...

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“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.” ― Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde was truly a man ahead of his time. Never in history has it been easier to get a book published, and never has it been so difficult to get your book read. With three books now published (four, if you count an Ecuador Itinerary book I wrote for International Living) I've...

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As we get closer to the one year mark for our pandemic-restricted lifestyle, there are at least a few plusses. I've made some limited progress in learning to play the Chapman Stick, I've become quite proficient at baking bread, and this week I just published my third book in eight months. Living Abroad: Challenging the Myths of Expat Life is available now on Amazon in a B&W print version as well as a full-color ebook (there are about 24 pictures...

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Friday the 13th is your lucky day! Happy to announce that the OnlineBookClub is promoting my book "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" as the Book of the Day on Friday November 13th. To celebrate, you can get your FREE Kindle edition of the book between now and midnight Saturday the 14th at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DDGZQKJ . In this year of COVID, many families are facing the challenges of Survivor's Guilt, and I hope that in some small...

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I've been encouraged lately about the publication of my latest book, "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail". Although sales continue at a trickle, they do continue - and are starting to pick up a bit. More importantly, the reviews posted on Amazon have been excellent, with 12 out of 13 rating it "5 star" and one "4 star". Even better, only one reviewer was not a complete stranger, and that one was someone I have not...

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“They say, timing is everything. But then they say, there is never a perfect time for anything.”― Anthony Liccione Well, it seems like half of the country is locked down in self-quarantine while the other half is out rioting and protesting. Nobody is flying to other countries unless they absolutely have to, and many people can't even return to their own nations even if they wanted to. At times like this, what is a sensible thing for a writer to do?...

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If you never watched Game of Thrones or read any of the books, that is fine. I really don't understand how many people think that gives them something to brag about, but there does seem to be an American tendency to applaud your own ignorance for some reason. More on that another time. Those of us who have be-spoiled ourselves have mixed feelings about the ending of the series on HBO, to say the least. I know it is popular...

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Since I made the decision to resign as International Living's Ecuador Coastal Correspondent back in March, I've been ramping up the attempts to find more freelance work. I'm still writing articles for IL's magazines and website about places we have lived and visited - in fact, look for a Feature Article I co-authored due out in the May issue - but I'm looking to broaden my subject matter when it comes to writing. I'm now officially a "freelance writer". What...

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