A Million Sticky Kisses

The Chilean school year will be starting soon, so I'm taking this opportunity to post an excerpt from my memoir, A Million Sticky Kisses. It's about my first day at school in Santiago, Chile. From A Million Sticky Kisses: "Peter, who had picked me up at the airport,...
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Fascination

When I was a child, I had a little jewelry box. It had a wind-up music box in it. When you wound the key and then opened the box, a plastic ballerina danced around in a circle and the music box played a waltz entitled "Fascination." I had no idea of the song lyrics. I...
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Small Things Brought Together

The following is a guest post by author Katharine Grubb. I blame the ice and snow. I blame the post-holiday fog that is still lingering in the corner around those Christmas cards I still have hanging on the mantel. I blame the insatiable desire for all things flavored...
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The Hug Quota

Recently, I saw an old friend for the first time in many years. I don't know when our next visit will be, so before we parted, I made sure to give him a good, long hug. Have you been hugged lately? A quick touch and go? Most hugs are like that. A fast embrace, an...
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20 Ways to Entertain Yourself That Don’t Require Screen Time*

Last spring, there was to be a ban on using laptops and tablets on flights to the US from 56 routes. I heard many laments and questions about how to pass the time on long flights. In a online group, I saw the question posed, “What do I do with my 4-year old on our...
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Check out my latest book!

Love Me Tender is the story of Elvis, an abandoned dog on the streets of Santiago, Chile, and his many adventures with his new best friend, Roger. This charming illustrated book is bilingual, English and Spanish. A buddy story, with iconic Santiago settings, it’s perfect for all ages, especially children 6 to 12 years old.

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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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