James J. Brodell

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Jay Brodell has a 50-plus-year career as a daily newspaper reporter and editor and has seen human greed and crime up close. He worked in the New York metro area, Venezuela and Colorado, and he and his wife started a weekly newspaper and later a successful online daily newspaper in San José, Costa Rica, that is approaching its 17th birthday. He authored a 1983 non-fiction book for those seeking to purchase and operate a newspaper business. He also is a tenured journalism professor and amateur archaeologist. He and his wife now live in Georgia but continue as owners of A.M. Costa Rica and associated newspaper titles in Latin America.

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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from this Super Vacation Spot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017 by James J. Brodell. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
A.M. Costa Rica, the Central American country’s English language newspaper, celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of original news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.

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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from this Super Vacation Spot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017 by James J. Brodell. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
A.M. Costa Rica, the Central American country’s English language newspaper, celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of original news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.
When Love Ignites: Five Stories of Beginnings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Why love? In five different situations in as many stories love strikes, sometimes in an unusual way. What happens next remains uncertain, but the couples have a foundation for the future.
The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,930. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Retired baseball player Jack Patterson becomes suspicious after his younger sister dies in a Pacific Ocean rip tide while on vacation in Costa Rica. Jack has to go there to find answers to troubling questions. But soon he is hijacked by a gang of avengers led by an icy Costa Rican-American woman who carries twin pistols strapped to her chest. Jack soon helps uncover a web of corruption and greed.
Publish and Make Money: A Brief Guide to Profitability With Your New Magazine, Newsletter or Newspaper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration
My wife, Sharon, was under firm instructions to shoot me if I ever tried to start a newspaper again. Alas, her pistol misfired, so here we are approaching 17 years of running an English-language newspaper on foreign soil, surrounded by Runyonesque characters. We want to share what we have learned about publication startups and finances.

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