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 plus another which will be published later in the year. He is currently writing the fourth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5

#70 Watching Brazil at the World Cup

Brazilians get very excited about their football.  So much so that they suspend deliveries during Brazil games. I had to settle for an afternoon appointment this Friday with an Internet provider because Brazil are playing in the morning. Most of … Continue reading

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#69 World Cup Day Three

So what has been happening on, where are we? Day three? It seems the Brazilians are eager to bury the ghosts of their encounter with the Germans four years ago. They have already done that to a certain extent by … Continue reading

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#68 Watching the World Cup

Very much like the Italian football team, I would like to be in Russia but instead I’m stuck at home watching the games on the telly. In Brazil that means getting up at 7am to watch France v Australia.  One … Continue reading

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#67 Preparing for the World Cup

It’s that time in the four year cycle where hopes begin unreasonably to rise based on performances in meaningless friendlies. Hopes that will ultimately dashed by the injustice of penalties or ridiculous offside decisions. With three round one games per … Continue reading

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#66 Swimming at SESC

I have been thinking it’s about time to add number 12 to the list of the Top ten best things about living in Sao Paulo. Number 12 is SESC, a network of leisure and cultural centres funded by the private sector. … Continue reading

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#65 Complying with GDPR legislation

In recent weeks, the self-publishing world has been getting itself very excited about the new GDPR regulations due to come into effect tomorrow, May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulations, is tightening up the rules on who … Continue reading

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#64 Recruiting beta readers in hospital waiting rooms

Since my last post I’ve been struggling along with novel number 4 while at the same time rewriting novel number 3 for what I hope could be a July launch. The first step in this process is to get a … Continue reading

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