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.

#86 Interview with Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger

In the first of my series of chats with fellow authors, I’m finding out all about Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger,  the author of the historical fiction series Reschen Valley. Chrystyna is an American ex-pat living in Austria. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota … Continue reading

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#85 What happened to those left behind at Dunkirk

The incredible story of how almost 340,000 troops were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France during the summer of 1940 is very well known and is symbolic of the spirit which Winston Churchill was attempting to engender … Continue reading

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#84 Why I am doing Nanowrimo this year

Back in 2015 when I finally decided that the days of procrastination had to end I decided that I would take part in the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) in which participants attempt to write a 50k novel in 30 … Continue reading

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#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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