With the wide-ranging travel and 20+ years of writing and editing experience that BoonieLiving LLC partner Bill Sanders (resume) brings, it was natural that something like BoonieLiving Press would be their first project when the husband and wife team moved to Mexico.

BoonieLiving Press was first created to publish Richard Orlandini's The Oaxaca Letters in 2008. It is now the potential publisher of Bill's history-making journey the length of the Western Hemisphere in 1970-71


The Orlandini Letters. Bill edited the letters of a North American archaeologist living in Oaxaca:

Orlandini, Richard. The Oaxaca Letters of Richard Orlandini, 2004-2008. Ed. By Bill Sanders. BoonieLiving Press, 2008. 273 pp. Illust., glossary, index.

From 2004 to 2008, Richard Orlandini wrote long letters he called 'colectivos' to a group of friends and family scattered across North America. The letters are funny, thought provoking, urbane and sometimes profane. They range from travelog (through places the average tourist doesn't know exists) to archaeological musings to political rants to whmisical views of his adopted Mexican pueblita.

Bill formatted the contents, designed the cover, and oversaw printing and distribution. (The limited printing is almost depleted; remaining copies are $20 plus shipping. Contact: bsanders (at) boonieliving.com, put Orlandini in the subject line.)

Hemisphere-Long Journey. The second project from BoonieLiving Press will be the account of Bill's epic trip the length of the Western Hemisphere in 1970-71. The draft is complete and edits and rewrites are in progress. Current length is 141,000 words. Tentative title: Crossing Borders (and Other Boundaries): A Journey the Length of the Western Hemisphere. For further information or to request sample copies, contact: lat-am (at) boonieliving.com, put Crossing Borders in the subject line.)

Click HERE for a copy of portions of Chapter One, Beginnings, presented to the Ajijic Writer's Group.

The files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF®. Click the icon acrobat reader to go to the Adobe Acrobat update page.

Rev. Sept-2010 Site Info    

Orlandini cover

Crossing Borders