— Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) February 8, 2014
Blog Talk Radio
Early on Saturday morning, at 8am EST (10am Chile), I was interviewed by Janice Ross. It was over an hour long, and when it finished, I felt like we had barely scratched the surface of the many possibilities for us to talk about. Time flew by, and before I knew it, it was time to end the interview. What had made the interview such a delightful experience?
I know the answer to that question, but bear with me for a moment. An interview can sometimes leave one or both participants hoping that time ends as soon as possible. It’s like that when one or both parties simply have nothing to say, or worse, the human connection is missing. In such instances, you end the interview with a sense of relief.
Conversely, when both people are at ease with the other, feel comfortable and have made a genuine connection, then ==> WOW!!
You get a fantastic, captivating and highly enjoyable conversation. Sometimes, it can even be stratospherically amazing. I think the conversation we had today qualifies as for the superlative description ==> Amazing. That’s my opinion, but I’m biased. I was a participant in the conversation, and it was very enjoyable.
I believe if you listen to our conversation, you will agree with me. There was flow, there was give and take, there was thought, and there was spontaneity. For authors and readers, there are some insights that will confirm what you have already known about being an indie author.
For those genuinely interested in culture of foreign countries, this is a must-listen. You get my true voice as I relate some profound personal insights into my life in a foreign country. What is Chile really like…to live there…and not be a tourist? This is why my book is called, “I Live In Chile.” It’s a book that is neither a memoir, nor a travel guide – yet easily functions as both. For me, it’s simply the story of my life. Again, I am convinced that you wil enjoy the way my host, Janice Ross, skillfully guides the conversation to cover these interesting cultural issues…
To listen to the complete interview, click the link below:
Thomas Jerome Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.
He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.
Thomas was selected for membership in the Comunidad de Innovación Escolar of the Foundation Telefónica and Foundation Educación 2020. It is a network that brings together education professionals concerned with developing and strengthening the capacities of their educational communities through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Thomas is also a past member (2011-2012) of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.
Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching materials. He has published a total of sixty-five (65) books.
The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
Hosted by Janice Ross
Janice was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams. Janice is also the proud mother of teenage boys.
Janice is an author. She enjoys writing about social issues and personal experiences. Janice’s debut release was entitled Damaged Girls. She uses the three books in that series to detail the effects of different forms of abuse, discussing issues that are known to be taboo. Her latest release, Jumping Ship, is a dedication to her country of birth and an introductory novella to the Island Hopping Series – due out in 2014. It’s poised to be a colorful and emotional experience of life, love and family.
Janice enjoys reading. And is drawn to stories with distinct characters that she can love or hate, characters she can form alliances with or characters that she can swear off and despise. She is also weak for a good cultural tale, preferably in the form of historical fiction. Janice loves to be taken off guard by clever language and settings.
Janice is also a devout supporter and promoter of other authors through social media. She hosts a weekly show, Cultural Cocktails, on the largest social radio network, Blog Talk Radio.
You can also connect with Janice G. Ross on –
Talk show: www.blogtalkradio.com/culturalcocktails