FINALLY!!! Plus, a FREE book giveaway for "ZIHUATANEJO!"

by Eric Bullard, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 14:31 (23 days ago)

A lot of people asked me last year, either through this site or my webpage at www.ericbullard.com, when the paperback version of my number-one, best-selling, (amazon-kindle, June 2019) non-fiction, Travel-Thriller, "ZIHUATANEJO, a true story of exile, love, war, and murder south of the border," was coming out. Well, as of a few days ago, the paperback version is OUT and now available through amazon WORLDWIDE, i.e. Mexico! Newly re-edited and formatted, the book is selling well and is bound to delight and fascinate all who read it. Especially residents and lovers of Zihuatanejo.
Taking place in our beloved Zihuatanejo during the years 1994-1998, the story chronicles everyday life in Zihuatanejo and my many adventures and misadventures therein. The story then goes down through Oaxacca and Chiapas and into the heart of the Guatemalan Civil War that was still raging at the time. Full of color, travel, excitement, romance,Indigenous cultures, mystery and humor, the book is bound to capture the attention of all who read it. In order to celebrate the publication of this paperback version of the book, I, in conjunction with amazon-kindle, will be giving away FREE copies of the downloadable, digital, kindle version of the book all Labor Day weekend; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Septemeber 5th through 7th. For your FREE digital copy, go to amazon, search the title, and buy it for FREE. You don't have to join kindle to get your free copy. Later this month I will be having some contests to also give away FREE copies of the paperback version of the book so stay tuned and if you want to get a sneak preview of the book, go to www.ericbullard.com Also, if you read the book and liked it, or even if you didn't like it, PLEASE, please, please put a review on amazon. That would really be a big help for me.Gracias! Estaremos en contacto! Que tengen un buen dia!

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 16:16 (23 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

Is it Ballard or Bullard?

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by sue in mexico mo @, Mexico, MO USA, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 20:54 (23 days ago) @ frostbite

It is confusing. . .

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by Eric Bullard, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 22:01 (23 days ago) @ sue in mexico mo

Which part is confusing??? I can help.

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by Eric Bullard, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 21:57 (23 days ago) @ frostbite

Good guess! It's actually Bullard. Why? Do we know each other? refresh my memory.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 06:30 (23 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

Your post is from Ballard, your link is to Bullard.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 10:58 (22 days ago) @ frostbite

Your post is from Ballard, your link is to Bullard.

You're a regular Sherlock Holmes. :snicker:

Eric has explained this before, Sherlock.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 11:10 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Erik Ballard says: "It's actually Bullard". What am I missing?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 16:08 (22 days ago) @ frostbite

Erik Ballard says: "It's actually Bullard". What am I missing?

Who cares? Are you the official name cop?

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 16:36 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Since his first and last names are spelled differently in his post, it might be helpful to know which spellings are correct, if I or someone else would like to contact him.
Is it really necessary for you to act like a jerk?

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Ease on up there, Hoss!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 17:19 (22 days ago) @ frostbite

Since his first and last names are spelled differently in his post, it might be helpful to know which spellings are correct, if I or someone else would like to contact him.
Is it really necessary for you to act like a jerk?

Hahahahaha! YES! That's just the way I am when having a little sport. What happened to your friggin sense of humor?


https://youtu.be/OhZvVVGQC4c

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by Eric Bullard, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 14:48 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Roberto! You ARE "THE MAN!"

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 16:07 (22 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

Thanks Roberto! You ARE "THE MAN!"

I can fix your name for you if you like. No hassle. No problem.

Un fuerte abrazo, amigo.

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 12:49 (21 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

That would be COOLERINO Rob, if you could do that. What happened was that I forgot my original password last year and so had to make a new account, hence the different name, to get access to your message board. I hope I didn't rattle too many chains. HEY, I'm planning on coming down to Zihua after this Corona B.S. and do some readings for the book. First time in a few years. I really look forward to seeing you and Lupita!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, September 07, 2020, 13:23 (21 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

That would be COOLERINO Rob, if you could do that. What happened was that I forgot my original password last year and so had to make a new account, hence the different name, to get access to your message board. I hope I didn't rattle too many chains. HEY, I'm planning on coming down to Zihua after this Corona B.S. and do some readings for the book. First time in a few years. I really look forward to seeing you and Lupita!

Hey, look! You're YOU again! :-D

You'll have to log in again with your corrected User Name.

Lupita and I look forward to seeing you! Miss the old days at Kevin & Jerica's diner.

Being Eric Bullard

by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 15:29 (21 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob! I was feeling a little lost and confused there for a while! Who am I? Yeah, it would be so awesome to see you guys again! Let's get past this Modelo, er, Corona Virus soon and yuk it up at La Ropa!!! See you soooonnn!

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by Eric Bullard, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 14:47 (22 days ago) @ frostbite

Yes, you are right frostbite! Sorry about that!

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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 17:07 (23 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

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by moonbird1 @, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 10:36 (22 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

I really enjoyed your book! I read it on my Kindle

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by Eric Bullard, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 14:51 (22 days ago) @ moonbird1

Thank you so very, very much moonbird1!!! If you get a chance, and have the time, I would really appreciate it if you could put a review on amazon. It will only take a few seconds and would make my day!

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by Wonderful Wino, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 13:12 (22 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

Sounds good, but I just went on Amazon and it is not available. I can put it on my wish list.

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by Eric Bullard, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 14:53 (22 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

Wonderful Wino! Sorry about that. Where are you trying to get it from? Which copy, the kindle or the paperback? I ask so I can remedy the situation as soon as possible. I'll call amazon manana and talk to them to get it fixed!

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by Wonderful Wino, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 15:25 (22 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

I went with the paperback, $16 plus $8 for shipping from Amazon.mx to Zihua. Shipping is a bit of a bummer, but not your fault. Maybe I'll have it delivered to a friend in the U.S. coming down next month. Thanks for your prompt reply.

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by Suave, Sunday, September 06, 2020, 22:39 (22 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

Hi. Just ordered the paper back version from Amazon.ca no problem 22.30 Canadian. Looking forward to the read. Will definitely give my opinion to Amazon. Long term seasonal resident.

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 12:35 (21 days ago) @ Suave

Hey Suave! Thank you so much for your post and interest in "ZIHUATANEJO, a true story of exile, love, war, and murder south of the border." It will definitely keep your heart and toes warm and keep you in touch with the "Zihua" vibration while you are up in the Great White North. And thank you, thank you, thank you so much for offering to put that review on amazon. As an emerging best-selling author I really have to work it! There's a LOT of competition! I look forward to hopefully meeting you in Zihuatanejo sometime this Winter. Until then, Cuidete! And happy reading!
Yours, Eric

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 12:29 (21 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

Very cool Wonderful Wino! Thank you so much! Hopefully, when this Modelo, er, Corona virus passes, I'll be in Zihuatanejo doing readings from the book. That's the plan anyway. I'll look for you when I'm there. In the meantime, enjoy the book!

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 12:43 (21 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

OH! HEY, and don't forget!!! Today is the last day of the FREE giveaway for the digital, downloadable copy of the book on amazon. If you want a FREE copy, go to amazon, search the title, and then BELOW the kindle unlimited buying option, click the buy for $0.00 option. Also later this month I will be having some Zihuatanejo related contests in which I will be rewarding winners with a free autographed copy of the book, shipping included! Hey, it doesn't get much better than that! Except on La Ropa at sunset!!!!

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Monday, September 07, 2020, 15:10 (21 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

I read electronic books on "Libby" via my iPod Air. Any chance of retrieving your book on Libby?

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 15:26 (21 days ago) @ Susan G

I don't think so Susan. Sorry about that. You can get the digital version though all day TODAY for FREE on amazon.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, September 07, 2020, 18:03 (21 days ago) @ Susan G

If you have an iPad, simply install the Kindle app.

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by Eric Bullard, Monday, September 07, 2020, 18:47 (21 days ago) @ Timmac

Cool! Thanks Timmac!

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by Padrino, Monday, September 07, 2020, 23:57 (21 days ago) @ Eric Bullard

Dear Eric,

Just finished your book and added a review on Amazon. Thank you so very much for the opportunity. You are an indeed a fearless individual!

For me, it was so enjoyable as I simply adore Zihuatanejo and especially the Playa la Madera area including Calle Adelita. You were brave to go there without first learning the language. Fortunate to live and work in the South Bay of San Diego, very close to the border with Tijuana, with Spanish all around me, I spent years practicing and studying before traveling alone through Mexico. You were so brave to move there before knowing any Spanish beyond, "Buenos dias!"

No need to give away any spoilers but your adventures after becoming one of the locals brought much laughter, broke my heart, and scared me to death.

Best of luck and success to you in the future. No doubt there are many more stories for you to tell!

Sincerely,

Frank Paiano
San Diego, California USA

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by Eric Bullard, Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 13:52 (20 days ago) @ Padrino

Buenas Dias Frank, and thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed "ZIHUATANEJO, a true story of exile, love, war, and murder south of the border." It was a WILD RIDE and I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to have lived it and survive to tell the story. But, I wouldn't go back and change anything!!! If you want more of the same vein, but of a more spiritual nature, check out "THE ASHRAM, a true story of enlightenment and the dark night of the soul." Half the book takes place in Mexico and Guatemala and the other half in a Hindu ashram. For a sneak preview and chapter excerpts, go to www.ericbullard.com Buena Dia amigo!