Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends Receives Top Honors From National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends

The Second Miss Olive Book in The Doggy Diva Diaries Trilogy Recognized for its Anti-Bullying Message

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — MediaVista Public Relations NEWS RELEASE

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends
Receives Top Honors From National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

The Second Miss Olive Book in The Doggy Diva Diaries Trilogy Recognized for its Anti-Bullying Message

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends was recognized by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). The prestigious award is respected and trusted by parents worldwide and is the ultimate source for education professionals seeking the best products and books for children. The second book in The Doggy Diva Diaries trilogy continues the story of a little Italian Greyhound named Miss Olive, who is rescued from an animal shelter into a foster family and then happily finds her loving ‘furever’ home.

Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips and Kim Ranson, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends has Miss Olive learning that when faced with bullying, her superpower is kindness, and that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. It’s the kindness and love you have on the inside that counts.

“I’m thrilled and honored that the education professionals, parents and children who read Miss Olive’s book for NAPPA connected with her journey,” said author Susan Marie. “We could all learn to be more kind and that’s exactly what Miss Olive is all about. When you approach new people with an open heart and an open mind, you just might make a ‘furever’ friend!”

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends, with its anti-bullying message, shows children that making an effort to be kind is how to make lasting friendships. Miss Olive realizes that true friends will stick by her and won’t join in with taunts from bullies. She is thrilled to discover that she not only has a “furever” home, but she has “furever” friends as well.

Throughout its more than thirty years in existence, the NAPPA Awards has sought to find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products and books. As one of the longest-running awards programs in the country, NAPPA ensures that parents purchase the highest-quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families.

About Susan Marie
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her national weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet industry experts, bestselling authors, pet health and lifestyle professionals and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, Apple, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from Miss Olive books to animal rescue organizations. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.

About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home and Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends are the first and second books (respectively) in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle. Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of radio show The Doggy Diva Show on Pet Life Radio.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Learn more about Susan, Miss Olive and Miss Olive’s book trilogy by visiting www.TheDoggyDiva.com.

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Does Ethics Matter in an Election?

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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers new how-to guide for voters. Helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office.

Voting for Ethics: New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office

“Voting for Ethics”: New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office

John Pelissero: Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media

John Pelissero: Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media

New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office. Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media.

Upon taking office, every public servant, elected or appointed, enters into a covenant with the people: that the officeholder will not use her or his position for personal gain.”

— John Pelissero, senior scholar, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amidst increasing levels of distress over eroding ethics and civil discourse in politics, a new resource, “Voting for Ethics,” from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics aims to be a guidepost. The non-partisan, how-to guide is designed to help the U.S. voting public identify the hallmarks of an ethical candidate, spot dirty tricks and unethical fundraising practices, and evaluate campaign promises before casting votes—be it for a local school board member or the president of the United States.

“Upon taking office, every public servant, elected or appointed, enters into a covenant with the people: that the officeholder will not use her or his position for personal gain,” said John Pelissero, senior scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and professor emeritus of political science at Loyola University Chicago. “A basic grasp of right and wrong coupled with a firm commitment to the public interest can help keep public officials on the right track.”

“’Voting for Ethics’ will become the standard for ethical political practice for years to come,” said Tom Campbell, former five-term congressman from Silicon Valley. “Candidates will be asked to subscribe to the principles announced in the book, because they are clear, practical, and powerful guides to stay on the right side of ethical behavior.”

Note to Media
Pelissero is available to provide commentary to members of the media on issues related to ethics in politics and the upcoming election and related debates. The guide is available for free download at http://bit.ly/voterethics.

About the Author
Hana Callaghan was the director of the Center’s Government Ethics Program. Sadly she passed away in January of 2020 just after completing “Voting for Ethics.” She had a background in law, government, and politics. She worked in private practice as a corporate litigator, for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a senior congressional aide, and as a political consultant managing statewide political campaigns.

About the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Founded in 1986 with a seed grant and initial endowment from Linda and A.C. “Mike” Markkula Jr., the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University brings the traditions of ethical thinking to bear on real world problems. Beyond a full range of programs for the SCU community, the Center also serves professionals in fields from business to health care, from government to the social sector, providing innovative approaches to problems from fake news to privacy protection. Through its website and international collaborations, the Center brings ethical decision-making resources to a global audience. For more information: www.scu.edu/ethics/.

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“Coronavirus Memories: A Children’s Workbook” by Dr Zoë Graham is published by Grosvenor House Publishing

LONDON, ENGLAND, ENGLAND, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ISBN #978-1839752995

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coronavirus-Memories-Childrens-Zoë-Graham/dp/1839752998

“Coronavirus Memories: A Children’s Workbook” by Dr Zoë Graham is published by Grosvenor House Publishing

About the Book:

This timely and delightfully illustrated workbook for children (5-11 years) touches on many typical difficulties faced by young people through Covid-19 and lockdown. It provides a gentle structure to process and preserve memories for the future with a positive focus and elicits coping strategies for the main challenges (angry, sad and scared). The natural style aids children in opening up and initiating discussion with familiar adults whilst introducing the notion that further support exists if needed. A practical and charming tool for home and school use supporting children through the mental health consequences of the novel coronavirus.

About the Author:

Dr Zoë Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, specialising for 20 years in work with children, young people up to 16 years old and their families. She has a degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from University College London, followed by a Foundation Counselling Course at City University and then she received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (CPsychol) from University of East London in 1998.

She is also a member of the specialist sections on Crisis, Disaster & Trauma, Developmental Psychology and Psychotherapy as well as the specialist section for Independent Practitioners.

The author has worked extensively with the NHS in hospitals, clinics and schools. She now works independently with children and their families in private practice since leaving the NHS in 2006 when starting her own family, and currently helps primary school-aged children cope with the impact of the unfamiliar lockdown and pandemic context.

Reviews of this Coronavirus Memories Children’s Workbook:

“In my daily work, I see so many children who have been upset and worried by various aspects of the recent lockdown, that giving them a chance to think about their thoughts and feelings is the most important step. This little book then becomes really very important, and I recommend it.”

Professor Peter Hill, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

“A wonderful aid for children, who we must remember have had their lives touched by Covid as much as anyone else. This workbook provides an excellent way for them to process all that has happened during these turbulent and uncertain times. A ‘must’ for all.”

Mr Patrick Mattar, Headmaster of Norland Place School

Coronavirus Memories: A Children’s Workbook by Dr Zoë Graham is available in A4 paperback format at:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/coronavirus-memories-a-childrens-workbook/dr-zoe-graham/cassie/9781839752995

https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/childrens/coronavirus-memories-a-childrens-work,dr-zoe-graham-cassie-9781839752995

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coronavirus-memories-a-childrens-workbook-dr-zo-graham/1137661075?ean=9781839752995

https://www.booksetc.co.uk/books/view/-9781839752995

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coronavirus-Memories-Childrens-Zoë-Graham/dp/1839752998

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The GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER with Pastor Chris

Join 5 Billion People In Prayers

Join 5 Billion People In Prayers

Join the largest ever global prayer event, The GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER with Pastor Chris!

IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The ‘Global Day of Prayer’ with the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome is a unique quarterly prayer program that's broadcasted LIVE on all LoveWorld Networks, several terrestrial TV stations, radio stations, and internet platforms.

LoveWorld President, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has continued to emphasize the need for Christians all around the world to bond together in prayers for the Church and the nations of the world in these last days. The 'Global Day of Prayer' provides the perfect opportunity for the saints to fulfill their intercessory ministry.

Many around the world who participate in these programs have experienced remarkable testimonies from the past editions of the revolutionary program.

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A Cocktail of Human Experiences

Just Words

Just Words

Short and sweet, stories in this collection mirror real life and raw emotions

PEMBERTON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Its title may be self-deprecating, but there is more to Just Words than just words. A mixture that resonates well with ordinary lives, this short story collection tells of extraordinary tales drawn from mundane aspects of life. As each story unfolds, any reader would realize that nothing in life is too ordinary.

All 20 short stories are about how the characters deal with everyday life. That’s the big-picture description of the book that green-horned writer Willie Deed III has put out for the first time. Readers, however, will not be able to help it but examine the fibers of each piece and learn how to look at life—theirs or others’—through very narrow lenses. The joys and challenges of single parenthood? How some people struggle with their faith? The value of home and time? What it feels to be on death row? This book got you covered.

What’s great is that some of the pieces were written in the first-person perspective. Beyond the mystery of whether or not Deed had drawn some of these stories from personal experience, it is like he has given a voice to those whose struggles and victories, thoughts and realizations could inspire us, but we know nothing about. Whenever you pick Just Words, for a moment, you are able to put yourself in other people’s shoes—and all you need to do that are just words from this book.

Deed believes that everyone has a story worth telling. His 20 years in the military and 21 years as a correctional officer exposed him to life stories that are unheard of in most parts of the world. Now retired and dipping his toes into writing, the Stockton, California, native is working—to be the best grandfather to his six granddaughters.

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Stories from a Man’s Storied Life

Just Words

Just Words

Taking a look at life’s many fascinating twists and turns

PEMBERTON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — When you come to think of it, all human life really is just a collection of stories strung together. Nobody gets to truly know us until we tell them our stories: the story of how our parents met, the day we were born, our first experiences, the challenges we overcame, the dreams we draw for ourselves, and someday, our friends and family will share these stories of ours to others.

And this is why for his debut novel, Just Words, Willie Deed III has put together a collection of short stories. Having lived in many parts of the world and with a very exciting career, he’s witnessed the fascinating lives of many people, and while he shares that each life tells a different story, one also can’t deny that there are many shared experiences. Tackling such diverse topics as raising a family as a single parent, faith and spirituality, and even the death penalty, he hopes to broaden the reader’s horizons by giving a voice to what otherwise would have been a story untold.

Deed joined the US Army right after high school in 1974 and had spent two decades in service. He’s been stationed in California, Germany, South Korea, and the Middle East, where he was part of Operation Desert Storm and received a bronze medal. In 1994, after retiring from his flourishing military career, he started working as a correctional counselor in San Quintin State Prison. He retired in 2016 and now spends his time doting on his six beautiful granddaughters.

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MCH Strategic Data Unveils Major Updates to COVID-19 Map

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COVID-19 Impact: School Districts Status Updates

MCH Strategic Data is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the K-12 community.

Nationwide School District Plans and Operations Updated Daily

Our team is working day and night to compile timely and useful information to help make this challenging time a little bit easier.”

— Amy Rambo, President of MCH

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today MCH Strategic Data has revealed significant enhancements to its COVID-19 map. In August, MCH released school district level information to the public which included re-opening dates, teaching methods, sports participation, increased online-based instruction, and network and hardware investment. Now the map includes a time-lapse feature illustrating the change in teaching methods and sports participation, as well as data on mask policies, parent’s choice for remote learning, districts with policies on handling positive COVID-19 cases, and temporary school district shutdowns across the country.

“When we first developed the map, we focused primarily on school closings due to COVID-19. But with so many unanticipated consequences since then, we felt we needed to deepen the understanding of COVID-19’s impact on our K-12 community,” said Amy Rambo, President of MCH. “Our team is working day and night to compile timely and useful information to help make this challenging time a little bit easier.”

Earlier this year MCH partnered with Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, to create a public resource monitoring the real-time impact of COVID-19 on K-12 U.S. schools. In August, the data was reconfigured to monitor reopening plans and operations at the district level. At that time, it included data from approximately 4,000 districts. With the latest release, it now covers over 10,000 school districts. School districts' plans and operations continue to change rapidly and MCH is adding new data daily as it is collected. Each K-12 public school district being updated at a minimum of every 3-4 weeks.

As a part of its ongoing commitment to educators, students, and schools as well as the businesses and organizations that serve them, MCH Strategic Data is providing the MCH COVID-19 Map and Data as a resource free of charge. It can be accessed by visiting mchdata.com/covid19/schoolclosings and may also be added to your own site for free. The comprehensive data table is available by download or API (Application Programming Interface) after logging in to your existing ListBuilder account or creating a new account.
For more information contact us or visit mchdata.com.

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Letter written by Albert Einstein in 1943, in English, condemning racism and segregation in the U.S., is for sale

The letter is handsomely matted and framed, with a photo of Einstein. It’s also one of the few letters Einstein hand-wrote in English. German was his preferred tongue.

Writing in a neat cursive hand, Albert Einstein strongly condemns racism and segregation in the United States. The words are still relevant today – nearly 80 years later.

His words are strong and prescient, and resonate just as strongly today as when first written. The letter would be an important addition to anyone’s collection.

Einstein notes that he heard White speak ‘some years ago’. Something clearly deeply impressed him about White’s speech for him to write this thoughtful letter to White over three years after the event”

— Michael DiRuggiero

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A letter handwritten in English in 1943 by Albert Einstein – in which he strongly condemns racism and segregation in the United States – is for sale through The Manhattan Rare Book Company at a fixed price of $85,000. The letter is especially relevant now, in today’s racially and politically charged climate, even though it was written nearly 80 years ago.

Dated September 22nd, 1943 and handwritten on his embossed Mercer Street, Princeton (N.J.) stationery, the letter is addressed to Walter F. White, the influential African American Civil Rights leader who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) from 1929-1955. Einstein praises White for his work battling racism and prejudice.

Writing in a neat cursive hand, Einstein begins, “Dear Mr. White, I have been quite impressed by the address you delivered some years ago at a meeting of the Princeton Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I know how hard it is to awaken the conscience even of good-hearted and well-meaning people when deep rooted prejudices are in the way.”

He concludes: “It is a great work indeed which you are doing relentlessly for the betterment of the living conditions of our Colored fellow-citizens, for justice and for the accomplishment of national unity of the American people.” The letter ends, “With sincere respect and kind wishes, Yours, Albert Einstein.” The letter is handsomely matted and framed, with a photo of Einstein.

“Einstein, writing in 1943, notes that he heard White speak ‘some years ago’. Something clearly must have deeply impressed him about White’s speech for him to write this thoughtful letter to White over three years after the event,” said Michael DiRuggiero of The Manhattan Rare Book Company. “It’s also one of the few letters Einstein hand-wrote in English. German was his preferred tongue.”

According to the Princeton Herald, on April 28, 1940 Walter White was the keynote speaker at “an inter-racial meeting sponsored by the Princeton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,” where his topic was “What Happens to Democracy When it Encounters the Color Line”. This is the speech that inspired the letter, albeit three years later.

At the time, Princeton University did not admit African Americans, and the community was debating the question as to whether to end segregation at the school. Princeton finally did admit its first African American student, but not until the fall of 1947 – seven years after White’s speech and four years after Einstein’s letter.

In his book Albert Einstein, author Walter Isaacson observed, “To protect the rights of the individual…was Einstein’s most fundamental political tenet. Individualism and freedom were necessary for creative art and science to flourish. Personally, politically, and professionally, he was repulsed by any restraints. That is why he remained outspoken about racial discrimination in America…. As a Jew who had grown up in Germany, Einstein was acutely sensitive to such discrimination. ‘The more I feel an American, the more this situation pains me,’ he wrote in an essay called The Negro Question for the January 1946 issue of Pageant magazine. ‘I can escape the feeling of complicity in it only by speaking out.’”

Even more directly, in his 1946 commencement speech to Lincoln University, the first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States, Einstein strongly denounced segregation as “an American tradition which is uncritically handed down from one generation to the next,” noting that, “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States… That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.”

The remarkable letter from 1943, apparently unpublished, is one of the earliest examples of Einstein’s interest in condemning racism in the United States. His words are strong and prescient, and resonate just as strongly today as when they were first written. The letter would make a fine and important addition to anyone’s collection. Or, it could also be proudly displayed in a museum.

The Manhattan Rare Book Company is located at 1050 Second Avenue (Gallery 90) in New York City. The firm is always in the hunt for rare and important books, especially ones having to do with literature, history, science, art and photobooks, and illuminated manuscripts. To inquire about buying or selling a rare book, you may call them at 212-326-8907; or, you can email them at info@manhattanrarebooks.com. To learn more, please visit www.manhattanrarebooks.com.

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Why are people of color in 2020 still asking the question "Will I Always Be A __ In America?"

This collection of ten essays reflects on the issues faced by people of color and offers recommendations towards solving racial inequality in society.

I felt that death was an equalizer for humanity, but even with death, some people still believe people of color are not worthy of living. To those who think this, I say we want to live!”

— John A. Reaves

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Book Release Questions 'Will I Always Be A ____ In America?'

We cannot control who and what we see, but we can control "…how we respond” once we see them.

Charlotte, NC – September 28, 2020 – In response to the racial disparity that is ever-present in America, John Reaves has released a book titled “Will I Always Be A ____ In America? A Black Man's Reflections on Living in America.” This collection of ten essays reflects on the issues faced by people of color and offers recommendations towards solving racial inequality in society.

With the book, John Reaves hopes to elevate the voices of people of color, Black men specifically, in sharing their stories and thoughts on racism in America. Reaves selected the essays in part due to their relevance, as every one of them discusses issues currently experienced by people of color on a daily basis.
These essays confront some of the most pressing racial inequalities in the United States, from police brutality to gentrification. Essay titles include "We Want to Live," "My First Confrontation with a Police Officer: Three Decades Later, I Cannot Forget It," and "The Neighborhoods I Live and Run Through: Are They a Symbol of Optimism or a Death Trap?” Every essay ends with a question to answer, encouraging thought and introspection from readers of all backgrounds.
“Will I Always Be A ____ In America? A Black Man's Reflections on Living in America” seeks to not only address racism in America but to also provide possible solutions. Reaves hopes that these essays will aid in carving a path forward and that people of color won’t be experiencing the same issues for another century.

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Travel Writer Touches Hearts with an Inner Journey

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An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail

An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail

KNOXVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Jim Santos is touching the hearts of his readers in his latest book, “An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail”. Already a successful author in the travel and retirement fields with work published in venues like The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and several International Living magazines and e-publications, Mr. Santos in his latest book has turned instead to a sometimes brutally honest personal account of dealing with two very serious issues; the Survivor’s Guilt felt by the surviving spouse of a cancer victim, and the long-term effect of childhood abuse. These events left him unsure of his own worth as a person, and led ultimately to years of depression and weight gain – reaching 320 pounds at one point.

This is not your typical Inca Trail book. Although you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with inspiring pictures and stories as Jim and Rita make their attempt, you will find much more. There is the story of pain and loss leading up to a new life that should be a happy ending, but instead is tainted by guilt, feelings of unworthiness, and self-destructive behavior.

To tackle these sensitive subjects, the author has divided the book into two sections. The first part moves back and forth in time, weaving together the background story using a journal of the first few months following the death of his first wife, present day reflections on surviving his childhood trauma, and the diary of his attempt to overcome his past by getting in shape to hike the 26-mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The second part of the book is the day-by-day struggle of the hike itself.

Despite the difficult themes, the book contains lighter moments and even humor in an emotional journey every bit as filled with ups and downs as the Inca Trail itself, just to get to that first checkpoint at Kilometer 82 in Piskacucho, Perú.

Available on Amazon in both the Kindle format with full color photos and a black and white paperback, reader reviews have been excellent, with comments including “rich and soulful documentation of one man’s journey towards healing”, “an incredible and inspiring story”, and “a guide to help you open your mind, release an inner demon or two, and share tears, laughter, beauty, and the frailty of self-growth.“

A free preview of the electronic version is available on Amazon or visit the Author’s Page at http://amazon.com/author/jimsantos

About the Author: Jim Santos is a freelance writer and voice over artist, currently based in east Tennessee after 6 years of living in Salinas, Ecuador on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, exploring that country and three others in South America. He has written and published almost 200 articles about living in Ecuador and travel to other locations around the world for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and various International Living magazines, e-newsletters, and web site content.

In addition to the just released "An Uphill Climb: Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" and "The Galápagos Islands: On Your Own and On a Budget" he is the author of "Ecuador Scouting Trip Itineraries and Travel Guide: An International Living Report" and has edited/updated IL's "Escape to Ecuador" book every year from 2017-2019. He has been a popular speaker on various aspects of life in Ecuador at six expat conferences held in Ecuador and the USA. His blog site (http://jimsantosblog.com) recently surpassed the 100,000 readers mark, and he is the host of the upcoming podcast “International Living’s New Rules for Retirement” which will be available (hopefully) later in 2020.

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If you would like more information or to acquire a Reviewer’s Copy, please contact Jim Santos at 865-283-0729 or jimsantos@mac.com

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