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About Randy Wilson
Hello, my name is Randy Wilson and I welcome you to my Author's Page. Feel free to send me a Friendship request on Facebook and visit my website to learn more.
I have lived in the Philippines since 2001 following a divorce that ended a 30 year marriage that produced 7 wonderful children.
I am now retired just enjoying life. My full legal name is John Randall Wilson, and if you type that into your google maps, it will show you where I currently live in Camachiles, Mabalacat, Pampanga, on the island of Luzon.
In my second life I have become a published writer - currently have 30 Books to my credit.
I have written many books about the Philippines; they all provide valuable up to date information and tips for those who either visit the Philippines, or for those who are considering retirement in the Philippines. My books are current and full of straightforward talk and good information.
My books on the Philippines are clearly written for a niche market of people who want to visit or perhaps retire and live in the Philippines as I did.
NOTE: I don’t claim to be the kind of writer that never has a misspelled word or one who always get all the commas in the right places and when I’m typing occasional I will type a word like “ work” when I meant to type “word” and spell checkers don’t pick up that kind of mistake. I know the difference between “Their and There” but when I’m typing trying to share information with you I’m focused on the information and I’m not trying to impress you with my writing skills – therefore if you find a spelling error or two, a substituted word spelling or even a missing word in a sentence don’t let it set your pants on fire.
If stuff like that really bothers you, you might be better advised not to buy my books. I don’t need a bad review because you are of the opinion that everyone who writes a book should have it professionally edited etc. That’s big money to do that and I can’t share the information I have for you if that was a requirement.
Take a look at this profile that you are reading now. If you can live with this quality and grade level of writing and be happy with it, you won’t have any problems with my books.
If on the other hand you have found all kinds of Grammatical errors well like what I just did…putting a capital letter on grammatical…hey I do that sometime to emphasis a particular word. If that stuff is going to bother you, you might want to buy someone else’s books but if you do, don’t blame me if you make a trip over here and just waste your money because you didn’t read my books which I have produced so you won’t make a mistake.
So you have been warned either way!
I have a great book of Fiction entitled Hard Times, and I even have non fiction books like the two books on cooking for beginners that are very unique cooking books.
I have Musical Books now for Children and I have Musical books for Adults. I have even begun to publish Music Video Books like Henry the Whale.
Most of this new material only works on the very latest of the Kindle fire devices as the old Kindle apps can only read text and so they are worthless for the new interactive books. Be sure you have the right devices to enjoy the latest interactive books.
I have published 5 volumes of Poetry for those of you who enjoy a collection of short stories that are put in poetry style.
Titles By Randy Wilson
Where to go what kinds of things to do, where to stay, what to eat, how to travel and get from place to place; everything you need to know, in order to plan the vacation of a lifetime. Just read this, and the first book of straight talk on the Philippines so you will understand the culture, and you will be armed with everything you need to know to see the Philippines and do it on a budget that anyone can afford.
Randy Wilson has lived in the Philippines for many years and as an American living abroad, he has learned all the little secrets to living well and doing it as cheap as possible, and in this book of over 17,000 words you are going to get some very straight talk and some very specific directions right down to what you can eat for lunch and stay in budget. This is one of the most practical books every written with current 2013 information in it about the Philippines. Don't be fooled by the books that just gloss over all the things you really need to know and talk about all the typical tourist traps that are only designed to take your money.
Read this book and learn how to have a REAL vacation and one you will be talking about with your friends for years to come. A real adventure, not just a few weeks spending thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it when you return home. The things Randy will share with you in this book, you will not hear anywhere else.
See the true Filipino culture and meet the real people, not just those set up to take your money as fast as they can in the tourist industry. Listen to the wisdom of a man who knows from personal experience, and a man who is willing to share with you some real secrets on how to accomplish a vacation on $10 a day.
Sounds Impossible you say, well Randy has been doing the impossible all his life and now in this book he shares with you how you too can benefit from his vast amount of knowledge acquired over years of living in the Philippines and doing the very things he will share with you in this book.
If you are thinking about, or every wanted to see the Philippines and thought you could not afford to do it, reading this book will change your mind. You will know you can do it after reading this book because, Randy will, in detail, guide you ever step of the way, based on things he has done himself, and knows all about from personal experience.
Don't deny yourself any longer, get this book and make your plan to visit the Philippines soon!
Randy Wilson has been living in the Philippines, since 2001 and knows many of the secrets of the culture. This book covers the most basic things that you need to know; housing options, transportation, the available of products and services, corruption, and of course companionship information.
Even if you have visited the Philippines before, this book will walk you through the most basic things you need to understand to stay safe, and to get the most out of your trip. Whether your trip is for a short Vacation, or you are thinking something more permanent.
Moving from the first world to the third world can be a real shocker if you are not prepared. This book gives you the knowledge that you need to make good sound decisions for your future life.
If there is even the remotest possibility that you will visit the Philippines anytime soon, perhaps to meet with someone you have met on line, READ THIS BOOKFIRST.
Don't come to the third world unprepared; Arm yourself with the information that can make the difference between a nightmare experience, and the dawning of a bran new wonderful life in the Philippines.
Knowledge is power and this book will empower you with the most up to date current information written in plain straight forward English that will help you mentally prepare to make the transition.
Listen to the words of one who has been there and done thetas they say. Randy Wilson is living there now and can share with you his unique perspectives on the best way to make your trip or your move to the Philippines, successful and with the least amount of stressful surprises possible.
You will learn about the Culture and the way people think on the other side of the world. You will learn what options are available to you and what the pros and cons are to a variety of subjects.
This book has NO pictures, and is over 22,000 words of pure, good, solid information, written as if you were sitting and talking with Randy at his home today.
You will enjoy this read, even if you are only curious, about life in the Philippines. You will be surprised at how much information is packed into these pages.
If you think your marriage is soild and will never end in Divorce READ THIS BOOK!
If you think you are the one that's going to make it for a lifetime! READ THIS BOOK!
The information contained herein is the truth that no one else is going to tell you.
Written by an Author who was married to the same woman for 30 years and raised 7 children and his personal experience and insite will be a real wake up call for many who read this book!
This book takes a serious NON Fiction look at the truth about Marriage and Divorce.. It doesn't hold back and gives bold in your face straight talk.
This book is not priced cheap because it's a serious book with quality information that could change your life!
This book will be appreciated by both Male and Female readers who are serious about their relationships.
You might be smiling and relating and then all of a sudden you realize what is being described is YOU and your recent behavior! Randy didn't hold anything back in this book, except the language, which he kept clean and G rated!
If you ever wondered what others thought of you, this book might shed some new light on that for you. One of Randy's favorite sayings is:
A yawn may not be polite
but it leaves no one in doubt about how you feel!
After reading this book, you will have a greater appreciation for that little gem. Randy lets it all out, and lets loose on those people who choose to be rude, cut in line, try and check out in the Cash only lane, and then pull out a check book, you name it and it's covered in here, and Randy pulls no punches.
If you find yourself offended after reading this book, then you probably have a little personality work to focus on. If you find yourself, just laughing your socks off, maybe you too can relate, and can appreciate as Randy shares, how he deals with the Jerks of the world that he runs into!
This book is a fun read, unless of course YOU ARE A JERK! Find out now which side of the coin, has your name on it, Jerk or Non Jerk!
This book contains over 30,000 words and well over 100 pages of good, honest information, that is intended to help you with your decision making process.
There is a lot of insight that can be acquired by a person who has never experienced living in a 3rd world country for any real length of time by reading this particular book.
It is my hope that by sharing these true stories that a person who is trying to decide whether or not moving to the Philippines for their retirement will be able to more clearly understands how different this culture is. As a result of reading this book, you will be able to make a much more informed decision as to whether or not you feel you will be able to adjust to those differences easily or not.
I invite you to check out my other books on the Philippines too if you are seriously considering a move to the Philippines. Each book focuses on different aspects of what it is like to live here.
For some reason this book doesn't sell as well as my other books on the Philippines and I find that strange since this book has some really good insight and information in it that is not covered in any of my other books about the Philippines. If you have read some of the other books and are still undecided as to whether or not making that move here for your retirement is right for you, this book should clear that up for you and help you make that decision. This is a great book and you won't be sorry you purchased it. Give it a chance, I really open up in this book for you so you can understand what it is really like to be living here!.
Perhaps you have heard of others who have done it and wondered if it was right for you. This book will help you make that decision. It's full of current up to date information that is laid out clearly with all the facts you need to make a good choice for your life. If you have reached retirement age or are about to, and you have thought about moving to the Philippines as others have done, this book is a must read for you!
You won't wonder if it's right for you after you read this book. You will know if it's right for your life. Do yourself a favor and read this book!
I have written 8 books about the Philippines; 2 more Vacation or short visit oriented, and 6 books each one with a different focus. If you are serious about moving to the Philippines then I suggest you read
the first book I wrote on the Philippines which is just entitled THE PHILIPPINES.
If you have not read that book, you are not getting the full story by just picking and choosing of the other books. They are broke up into different books rather than 1 big book because I don't think too many people would be clicking on buy now if the book was 600 pages and was priced at $69.95.
The way I have done this for you is so you can read 100 pages or less of good information and if you are not scared off by that information, then you can purchase another of my books which will give you additional information in another direction and so on and so forth.
By the time a serious person who is really wanting to know if moving to the Philippines is right for them has read the 6 books I have written on the subject, they will have more than enough information to know if that move is right for them or not.
Once you make the decision to move here, retired here, as I have, then you can look for more detailed information which is available FREE on the internet about different Visa's that are available etc and some of the more legalistic particulars. That stuff is changing all the time and so it's hard to put that in a book and even a year later have it still be good current information. Google is your best bet for that kind of fluid information.
What my books will tell you is what I feel you need to know about so you can make a determination whether or not retirement in the Philippines is right for you.
This is the fourth book in the Randy’s Music Series. As with the first 3 Volumes, it tells the story behind each of the songs featured in the book. The lyrics for each song featured are also included.
There are 8 original songs featured that you can listen to one at a time or you can use the Album Icon and listen to all 8 of them with just one click.
The music in this book runs more than 30 minutes. This is the most personal and perhaps the most unique of the Randy Music Series. Get a real behind the scenes look into the mind of the author and creator of the music.
This is a very intimate look at how music is created and the back stories behind it. This book features the following songs:
Album 4 – Introspection
It Is Me
The Day I Fell For You
The Hero Of Your Dreams
When You're In Love
Tears I Could Not Find
Step By Step
All Roads Lead Back To Me
Randy Music Volume Three City Life contains the following:
The Heart Of The City
That’s Not For Me
Join Hands Spread the Freedom
Do Unto Others
Rhythm Out Of Time
Voice of the People
As with the previous Randy Music Interactive books you get the story behind each of the songs and you get the Listen to the entire Album special Audio file which contains all the songs in the book.
Unlike Volume one, these songs are fully produced with arrangements other than just piano accompaniment. This book shows a totally different side of Randy and some might consider this the Rock and Roll side of Randy as he writes about City life and things related to it.
If you are looking for some new fresh upbeat music to listen to and would like to hear how and why these songs were written, you will enjoy this book of Music and stories.
Some writers have a very unique and specific style of writing when it comes to their music. I have been told that I have a unique style but that style something isn’t very specific. I have a tendency to write in a wide variety of genre. This Music Book is sub titled Country and it contains 6 songs that fall into the country category. Some of the songs even cross over into Bluegrass music. Whereas Volume One dealt with only piano music Volume Two is going to deal with a more studio production of Country Music.
This Music Book Contains:
Country’s who I am
My Heart Would Not Come Back
As with the first Volume there is an Music Album Icon this time located on the Title Page so once you have read the book and are familiar with the Lyric Sheets you can choose to just click the Album Icon on the title Page and Listen to the entire Album without the need to load each song individually.
As with the first Album you can choose to listen to just one of the songs as there is a music Icon on the top of each Lyric Sheet.
This book contains stories that give you some background of each of the songs and I have included a variety of pictures which aid as Visual aids to help you appreciate the Music and those involved with it's creation.
If you have not checked out Randy Music Volume One I encourage you to do that as the music is entirely different in Volume One.
Be sure to check out Randy's Music Videos like Henry The Whale - a book designed for children which teaches children the dangerous of borrowing money and getting into debt.