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

#83 Who the hell is SACI anyway?

My first novel, LIVING WITH SACI, suggested that one of the characters might actually be the mischievous character from Brazilian folklore, Saci.  But who is Saci? Just like the character in my book, Saci has one leg and is black. … Continue reading

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#82 Watching the Brazilian Presidential election

As I write, the far right candidate for the Brazilian presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, came knicker grippingly close to winning the presidency in the first round. The way the system works in Brazil, if a candidate does not achieve 50% plus … Continue reading

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#81 Nature or Nurture

My second novel, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David: Part One, is all about twins growing up in East Yorkshire whose futures take very different paths. The Story was partly inspired by Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In Russell’s musical, … Continue reading

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#80 Celebrating Brazil’s Independence

On September 7th every year, the people of Brazil get a day off. Well, most of them. The buses and metro in Sao Paulo keep running and most of the restaurants and shops seem to be open but I get … Continue reading

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#79 wondering what will happen when the world’s resources become scarce

The global scarcity of vital resources combined with the emerging effects of climate change has the potential to unleash a tidal wave of civil unrest and conflict between nations. The inevitable wave of refugees and the resulting backlash from communities … Continue reading

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#78 Running a Facebook Live Q&A Session

If you missed my Facebook Live Q&A session you can still see it here.  

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#77 Running a launch competition

When the Well Runs Dry has been launched today. It is available now at a special launch price of $2.99 (or equivalent worldwide). You can find the book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, Nook on Barnes and Noble and all major online retailers. If you … Continue reading

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