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James Sajo

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I started as a freelance journalist sometime in 2002. I'm still writing articles for newspapers and magazines, and have self-published many non fiction books. I published my first novel, "The Salome Effect," in 2012 and am now working on my second.
"Salome" is a a cross-genre story (noir/police procedural) about a man suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and finding his way back to a more normal life.
The as-yet-untitled next work is a historical novel set in 17th century Italy.
You can follow my progress, check out my blog, or read my articles at my web site,
jamessajo.com.


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James Sajo Sometimes I have to simply walk away. I start doing something completely unrelated to my writing. I find after a day or two I can usually come back to…moreSometimes I have to simply walk away. I start doing something completely unrelated to my writing. I find after a day or two I can usually come back to my desk with a renewed focus on my writing projects.(less)
James Sajo For me, as an author and a freelance journalist, I have the good luck to be able to write what I want. When I find an interesting event or festival in…moreFor me, as an author and a freelance journalist, I have the good luck to be able to write what I want. When I find an interesting event or festival in Italy (where I live), I write about it. (less)
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The Salome Effect
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Well, OK. full disclosure here.


I did not actually stop a random local on a Venetian street and ask where to have a decent meal. That is exactly what I have done in the other “Ask a Local” blog entries, and will continue to do things that way – it’s just that I go to Venice pretty frequently and have learned to accept the advice of Michela Scibilia. She is a local author passionate about the sea...

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I had the opportunity to met John Banville (Benjamin Black is his pen name when he writes noir fiction) at a terrific book festival in Italy. "A Death in Summer" is part of his Inspector Quirke series, but the first I have read.
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The Successor
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At first, I was not sure about "The Successor." It seemed the translation was clunky. But as it is a book that has won some pretty impressive recognition, I figured I'd better push on.

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" Congrats! Not a surprise to me at all. "
"This year, to celebrate their 30th anniversary,Melbourne Writers' Festival is celebrating'30 Under 30', an initiative that seeks to promote30 of Melbourne's writers, editors, bloggers, illustrators and songwriters aged 30 and under.I am both thril..." Read more of this blog post »
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James Sajo Hi Lucinda,
I am happy to meet a fellow reader/writer! Thank you for the invite.
Your copy of "The Salome Effect" should be in the post by tomorrow morning. I'll send another short message once I do actually manage to make that happen.

Cheers,
Jim


Lucinda Dear James,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel "The Salome Effect", which i am very interested to read and review. I look forward to discovering your work, as well as future book discussions online.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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