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.

#148 Interviewing J J Toner

My fellow independent author, JJ Toner has recently released a new volume in the Android Wars series, Escape from Luciflex, for which I was fortunate to be a beta reader. Carla Scott, an Android engineer, has been banished to the … Continue reading

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#147 Reading The Angel by Mark Dawson

Thrillers are not my usual preferred genre, so I probably wouldn’t have picked up a Mark Dawson book were it not for the fact that Mark Dawson is not only one of the successful self-published authors but he is also … Continue reading

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#146 Reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants as part of National Novel Writing month (Nanowrimo) and that is how I wrote my first novel, Living with Saci. The aim of Nanowrimo is to write 50,000 words in November. I think I … Continue reading

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#145 The First Chapter of Albert & Marie

My latest historical novel, Albert & Marie, is launched on Sunday. It is based on the true story of my Great Uncle Albert and his wives. Please enjoy this copy of the first chapter. Chapter One – The Methodist Family … Continue reading

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#144 Reading Pinball 1973 Haruki Murakami

Whenever I’m not reading books to help me with research for a novel I like to get stuck into a nice piece of literary fiction, preferably involving a degree of weirdness. On this occasion it was Haruki Murakami’s second novel … Continue reading

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#143 Reading Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

I have always liked anyone called David Mitchell, whether they are a popular TV comedian or an award winning author. Today I’m talking about the latter, whose eighth novel tells the story of the fictional 1960s British rock band Utopia … Continue reading

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#142 Arguments against black lives matter

Last week I had a big argument with my Father-in-law about the incident at the Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League group game with Istanbul Basaksehir which was abandoned following an alleged racist incident. His argument, which I believe is a commonly … Continue reading

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#141 The Top Ten Posts of 2020

I know it is still only the middle of December but I thought it was a good time to share with you the top posts on the blog this year. 10. Reading Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Faulks novel made excellent … Continue reading

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#140 Reading How Democracies Die

I downloaded this book as part of my research for my forthcoming Collapse series. Book one, Hatred, is all about the rise of an authoritarian regime, book two, Collapse, is the moment when society collapses due to resource depletion and … Continue reading

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#139 Reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments is the Booker Prize winning sequel to the Booker Prize finalist The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The novel is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale. It is narrated by Aunt Lydia, a character … Continue reading

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