Author Archives: M J Dees

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.

#104 Coping with cats

While clearly adorable, cats do make life more interesting and sometimes more challenging for the people they own. In a recent post, I shared the obsession  that one the cats who has shared ownership over me had developed with my … Continue reading

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#103 Sitting around while they cut down the Amazon

Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com This week, the BBC reported that heavily armed miners had invaded a remote indigenous reserve in the North of Brazil and stabbed one of its leaders to death. The tensions in the Amazon region … Continue reading

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#102 Choosing book covers for a series

One of the most important aspects of marketing a book is the cover but before the cover is designed, the blurb must be written. Writing a couple of hundred words for a blurb is a completely different skill than those … Continue reading

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#101 Putting shelves up

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I have recently moved house again, hopefully for the last time in a while.  The move was almost three months ago and yet most of my clothes are still in suitcases … Continue reading

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#100 Writing a blog

It seemed apt that the 100th post on my blog should be about writing a blog and what better way to celebrate than by taking a tour of the most popular posts of the last five years. Although we are … Continue reading

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#99 General strike in Brazil.

Yesterday, there was a general strike in Brazil which meant that the metro wasn’t running and I couldn’t get into school to teach the children how to be dramatic. The primary reason for the strike was the reform of the … Continue reading

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#98 Hiding bow ties from cats

My day is meant to begin at 05:45 when my alarm is set to go off but more often than not I am woken earlier by one of the cats who obviously feels that 05:45 is far too much of … Continue reading

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