Lives of Expatriates: San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart, Published by Outskirts Press

Laredo, TX, July 23, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart: Expatriates Find Themselves Living in Mexico by John Scherber. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the Mexican travel category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Author John Scherber asks the question, “What if you could reinvent yourself at any age?”

And he answers it: “You don’t have to go back to school, and it doesn’t require a religious conversion. Many people -- hundreds of thousands -- have used nothing more than geography and an open mind to bring it off.”

What do the terms “living abroad,” “living in Mexico” and “expatriate” really mean?

It might be time to take a harder look. This book explores the possibilities of an exciting new life in Mexico. Thirty-two people confess why they left the United States and reveal how their new life is more fulfilling than they ever dreamed.

The author gives an intimate glimpse into the lives of people who have lived in San Miguel de Allende for as little as 18 days and as long as 50 years. They talk candidly about why they came, what obstacles they found in their path, how it changed their lives. What were the unexpected benefits? Does it work for everyone? What happens when it doesn’t?

How else to meet these people? Scherber’s book is like sitting down for a heart-to-heart conversation with people who made it happen.

“An attentive and richly interesting series of interviews with North Americans who have made lives for themselves in another country, another town.”

-Tony Cohan, author of On Mexican Time and Mexican Days and other books and numerous articles.

“San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart is entertaining, enlightening, and informative. Like the legendary Studs Terkel, John Scherber lets his subjects speak for themselves and adds reflections where needed.”

-Wayne Greenhaw, winner of the 2006 Harper Lee Award, author of My Heart is in the Earth and more than a dozen other books.

283 pages in length, San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart: Expatriates Find Themselves Living in Mexico is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Mexican travel category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432756741

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream

SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

John Scherber, a Minnesota native, has been a theater and film critic, cabinet maker, portrait and landscape painter, stock broker and market trader, editor, and house restorer. He is, by some accounts, a Renaissance man, by others, a rolling stone.

After many visits, he and his wife, Kristine, moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2007.

He wrote San Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart to answer his own questions about moving to Mexico, and in the process, discovered many more.

He is also the author of Twenty Centavos and seven other mysteries set in San Miguel de Allende.

Visit his website at:

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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