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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.

Thomas is also a past member 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. 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.

Looking For Catarina

A Love Story From Santiago de Chile to Florence, Italy

Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker

This is a multiple-genre, short story. Books like this can be produced when writing is liberated from the confines of genre. Multi-genre books are important, because they respond to a changing world in which we can do new things, write in new ways. It provides a new dimension to the concept of "crossover books", which appeal to young and old alike. The multi-genre book, rather than appeal to a wide age range, appeals to a wider range of reading tastes. For example, a look at the wide variety of review headlines for this book confirms its ability to be enjoyed across genre boundaries.

Self-Published Authors have the freedom to tell the story she/he wants to tell, constrained only by the limits of the imagination. The SPA can write like Salvador Dali painted, freely, uninhibited by the boundaries, conventions and restrictions of any genre.

This is a revolution that is currently going on, in which hybrid texts are being produced. Yet such writing places demands on reading comprehension that have gone largely unnoticed and unaddressed.
We see this when the narrow perspective of genre conventions and expectations is used to judge hybrid, genre-crossing texts. This mismatch between text type and genre is clearly evident.

What about the future? I see a future in which readers can and do embrace a new way of understanding hybrid, genre-crossing, boundary blurring, multi-genre texts. I am optimistic this will eventually occur, as more and more multi-genre books are being made available around the world for readers to read, enjoy and engage intellectually with...

Synopsis: An Italian-Chilean teacher of English travels From Santiago de Chile to Florence, Italy to celebrate New Years in his mother's home country. What he will discover is a centuries-old love story that will defy his imagination. How this happens is a mystery that involves the paranormal and time travel. In the end, this is a poetic, mystical and magical tale of the true nature of love. It is the dilemma that every love story from the beginning of time has been faced with, namely: How long are you willing to wait for the one you love? Read this book for the surprising answer to that question...

Publication Date:
1493648616 / 9781493648610
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval

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