“I long, as every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
I’m a lover of words, a psychologist and a seeker of spicy food. I’m also a slightly eccentric Kiwi girl who flew far from her homeland and landed in this fascinating and challenging country ten years ago. When I first arrived to Buenos Aires I wasn’t sure of my intentions, then the city and her people seduced me and a hand grabbed mine in a night club…well the rest is in the book and on these pages.
With my son
Julia Knobloch is a translator, writer and documentary filmmaker. She has worked for National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ABC and German broadcasters ARD, ZDF and arte. Her writing has appeared in major German and Argentine newspapers and magazines (Berliner Zeitung, Freitag, Merian, Kunst und Auktionen, Perfil, Caras y Caretas) and online with Open Democracy, The Brooklyn Rail, telegraph21, Reality Sandwich and The Epoch Times. Currently, she translates fiction and non-fiction for Amazon Crossing and works on her first poetry manuscript. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Ramon Martinez Mendoza
Ramon Martinez Mendoza is a visual artist and a writer who was born in Venezuela in 1977. He arrived in Australia in 2009 and has been involved in the arts with communities with different backgrounds. He has been commissioned by important institutions in Australia and his artworks have been exhibited in countries such as the USA (New York), Venezuela and Australia. He has written two novels, “Return to the Womb” published in 2006 and “Tapping for Zap” in 2012. Martinez has a Masters in Arts in Public Spaces from RMIT University in Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor in Chemical Engineer from Venezuela. ramonmartinezmendoza.com
Writer, Tango Teacher
Cherie Magnus, a California native, lives, writes and teaches tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a dance research librarian in the Los Angeles Central Library and a dance critic for local newspapers before moving to France, Mexico, and finally to Argentina in 2003. Many of her articles on dance, books, travel and international culture have been published in magazines, professional journals, and several anthologies. A Finalist in the Buenos Aires Tango Championships of 2006, she has appeared in two video documentaries with her Argentine partner, Ruben Aybar. She has written a blog on expat life, Buenos Aires culture and tango since 2006. tangocherie.blogspot.com.ar/
Jamie Rockers is from the tiny town of Garnett, Kansas, U.S.A. and began her traveling “career” in Argentina in 2002. Although she studied film at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and worked in Hollywood, she blames Argentina for her continuing wanderlust. Since then she has studied in London and lived in Japan for four years, where she worked on a number of projects, including as a paid blogger. She has published 16 articles about traveling in Japan in Japan Today at japantoday.com. She moved to Australia after backpacking through ten countries in Southeast Asia in the summer of 2010 and has currently relocated to London. She has traveled to over fifty different countries and lived in four, from staying with nomads in Mongolia to bush camping in Mozambique to traveling across Russia by train. Savannahs & Sunsets: an African Overland Adventure was her first published book, 6,000 miles from Hollywood is her second. jamierockers.com
Mirta’s self-proclaimed life’s career has been raising a family and creating a home, alongside her husband of thirty years. She returned to gainfull employment late in life. Mirta’s memoir has received a Five-Star rating from Reader’s Favorites and a glowing review from the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Awards. During an interview, a blogger questioned the newbie author regarding the popularity of the memoir genre. Mirta replied, “A creator of fiction can develop a story line for her historical romance or for the next great “whodunit,” but a memoirist’s story touches the reader’s heart and imagination on a whole other level. Knowing that you are sharing someone’s personal experiences creates a stronger, “familial” bond between the author and the reader – and that just might be more powerful than charming sorcerers and coming-of-age vampires.
Lizzie Harwood’s love of her home country, New Zealand, spills over into her writing, as evidenced by the vibrant—and sometimes charmingly quirky—stories she tells. That isn’t to say she doesn’t adore her adopted country, France, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She writes with a passion inspired by living and travelling around the world. Lizzie’s short story collection, Triumph, was published on February 23, 2015. Her memoir, Xamnesia: Everything I Forgot in my Search for an Unreal Life, will be out in May. Book one of her suspense series, Polaroids is slated for release later in 2015. When she isn’t writing, she’s neck-deep in editing. Follow her @lizziehbooks on Twitter for the latest. www.editordeluxe.com
Born and raised in the piney woods of East Texas, Sally Rose 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 she now resides. Sally has been “telling all tales from a long, skinny country” since 2009.You can watch for her upcoming books and follow her stories at: www.iamsallyrose.com
Kathy Flake has been writing since she learned to print with a crayon and blogging at What Do I Know? kathyflake.com since 2005. She also writes fiction as Kathryn Barrett: kathrynbarrett.com. After living outside London for ten years, she moved back to the US in 2014, just as her second novel REDEMPTION was published. Her debut novel TEMPTATION has won the Golden Quill Best First Book Award and the Holt Medallion. Her memoir of living in Britain, What Am I Doing Here? A Bewildered American in Britain, was published in 2014.
Peri Hoskins was born in New Zealand. He is of mixed Maori and Anglo-Celtic ancestry and grew up in Whangarei. After high school, Peri went to Auckland University where he studied law and the humanities, including English literature. In 1994 he went on a five-month road trip around Australia. This story is told in his soon to be published book, East. In December 1999 Peri travelled to the Kingdom of Tonga, the first country in the world to see in the new millennium. The diary of this trip became his first book, Millennium – A Memoir. In 2004 Peri completed a post grad. in film and television production. Peri now lives, writes and works as a barrister in Northland, NZ. www.perihoskinsauthor.com.
Jennifer Barclay works as a writer, editor and literary agent from her home office on a tiny Greek island. She loves walking, swimming, food and books, and is owner of a gregarious dog. She writes for newspapers and magazines, has contributed to anthologies such as The Irresponsible Traveller and The Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone, and is the author of the memoirs Meeting Mr Kim and Falling in Honey. www.octopus-in-my-ouzo.blogspot.com