¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile's national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It's usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there's a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the safety and comfort of...
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If Life Gives You Lemons

No photos of sutures or bedpans. No talk about hospitals or check ups. Instead, let's talk about food. Since I can't stand up to prepare my own meals due to my broken ankle, I have two women who come in to cook, do light cleaning, take care of the laundry, etc. I may...
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Humpty Dumpty

A week ago Wednesday, I got up early in Santiago and took the Metro out to the bus station. My friends in the Quinta Región of Chile had invited me to visit for the day. Actually, they would have been happy if I'd agreed to stay for several days, but I had commitments...
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The Wake-Up Call

Night before last, I barely got a wink of sleep. I'd gone to bed at a reasonable hour, engrossed in a book I was reading. The last time I looked at the clock, it was 1:38am. Just as I was drifting off to dreamland, my upstairs neighbor came home. She (I'm sure it's a...
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Resonance

Since I've been here in Chile this time, I've been invited to three birthday parties, plus hosting my own. Mine began at gringo time, 7:30. So when I got the invitation to a party that began at 10:00pm, I knew that I would have to decline. Even after living here for...
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some of my books

A Million Sticky Kisses, the story of a gringa teacher in Chile, is the story of my first visits to Chile as a volunteer English teacher. Described as a “charming and inspiring” book, you’ll laugh, maybe cry, and along the way, you’ll learn a little about life in Chile.

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Penny Possible, the true story of a service dog in training, is a “delightfully written and illustrated” book. Golden Retriever, Penny, takes you on her adventures during her two years of training to be a service dog.

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I’m tickled pink to have my story, “What Mattered Most,” selected for this anthology. “Once Upon An Expat” was conceived and edited by Expat Canadian Mom, Lisa Webb.

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some of my books

A Million Sticky Kisses, the story of a gringa teacher in Chile, is the story of my first visits to Chile as a volunteer English teacher. Described as a “charming and inspiring” book, you’ll laugh, maybe cry, and along the way, you’ll learn a little about life in Chile.

…read more

Penny Possible, the true story of a service dog in training, is a “delightfully written and illustrated” book. Golden Retriever, Penny, takes you on her adventures during her two years of training to be a service dog.

…read more

I’m tickled pink to have my story, “What Mattered Most,” selected for this anthology. “Once Upon An Expat” was conceived and edited by Expat Canadian Mom, Lisa Webb.

….read more

about me

I am Sally Rose, writer and teacher. Most of all, I am a learner.

Born and raised in the piney woods of East Texas, I lived in the Cajun Country of Louisiana, the plains of Oklahoma, the “enchanted” land of New Mexico, and the Big Apple, New York City, before moving overseas to Santiago de Chile where I now reside.

I’ve always been a scribbler. When I was a preteen, I faithfully kept a diary. Writing was a way to release and process thoughts and feelings, to review and reflect on actual events in my life, even on days when I wrote, “Nothing happened today.”

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