Not Just Lunch

When is lunch not just lunch? When you're in Chile, of course. The custom here is to eat an enormous lunch. And if you've been invited to someone's home, it’s never just lunch. There is always sobremesa, after-meal table chat, which can last until once, evening...
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The Contentment Project

Ever since I read Gretchen Rubin's best-selling book, The Happiness Project, I've been thinking about organizing a "happiness" study group. New year, new goals, new beginnings. Why not now? So many people are seeking it. Why is happiness so elusive? I have a theory...
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Goodbye, 2017

The new year is upon us, only a few hours away as I write this. I heard a story today that I want to share. The story is about a six-year old named Jenny. Jenny and her mother were at the store, waiting in the check out line, when Jenny spied a shiny pink box with a...
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Noche Buena

In Chile, Christmas Eve is known as Noche Buena. This is the night that Christmas is celebrated with family, usually with a big meal and gifts for the children brought during the night by St. Nick, who is known as Viejito Pascuero. In years past, I've had invitations...
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Visit with El Viejito

I have rarely spent Christmas in Chile. One of my neighbors has hung a Christmas wreath on the apartment door, but I can't get into the spirit in 90º+ heat. When I think about it, I grew up in and spent a lot of years living in places where it was warm at Christmas....
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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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