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.

#109 Reading Booker winning novel Milkman by Anna Burns

At a time when the Booker Prize has just been controversially awarded to two authors, Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo, I thought it might be an opportune moment to share with you my opinion of last year’s Booker Prize winning … Continue reading

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#108 Having an endoscopy

I can’t believe I’ve written over 100 posts without including a picture of my insides. Well, I’m going to rectify that right now. Above is a cute shot of my oesophagus. I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about letting … Continue reading

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#107 Stomach pains

Those who know me know that I like a drink and that what I like better than a drink is a few drinks.  So having a few at the staff party is not unusual for me but having problems getting … Continue reading

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#106 Giving books away – I need your help

In the same way that companies launching a new product will offer free samples, I offer free samples and sometimes full copies of my books in the hope that readers will like my books and then go on to buy … Continue reading

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#105 The 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two

Polish boy in the ruins of Warsaw September 1939. Julien Bryan caption of the image from 1958: A BOY’S WEARINESS: Ryszard Pajewski was a study in dejection when I saw him sitting on a pile of rubble. Only nine, he … Continue reading

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#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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