Bill and Jacki Dahl make their home in Oregon. They have 4 children and three grandchildren. They have a 1 year old Golden Lab – Reno (140 lbs at 16 months…), and one 11+ year old Black Lab, Reggie – who accompany Bill everywhere (BOTH would be terribly disappointed if they weren’t mentioned here).
Bill is anaward-winning photographer, investigative journalist, columnist, avid outdoorsman, writer/reader, published author, freelance writer, and reviewer of literature.
As a U.S. based investigative journalist and photo journalist, in 2018, I recently spent five weeks in the Guadalajara/Chapala region in the state of Jalisco/central Mexico examining the urgent public health and environmental issues that inhabit the area. It was a 30 month project culminating in January 2019 with the publication of My New Book: Lake Chapala – Beneath the Surface – Considerations for Retiring in Mexico. It is available at AMAZON, APPLE, B&N (a dozen more e-book outlets) and through independent book stores.
Bill holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University, where he served as a Research Assistant in the Social Research Center. His written work is widely published including – but are not limited to – the subjects of U.S. immigration reform, at-risk youth, racism, corruption, international relations, public health, safety, economics, corruption and the environment. He has been a contributing columnist to Seeking Alpha, Los Angeles based Hispanic Vista, Immigration Law Weekly (NY, NY), and an Op-Ed contributor for the Los Angeles Times – among others. He can be reached at https://www.BillDahl.net [billdahl.net]. He holds valid U.S. Newspaper Publisher Association Press Credentials.
December 2018 – Investigative Journalism
In 2018 I spent five weeks in August 2018 and October/November 2018 in the Guadalajara/Chapala region in the state of Jalisco in central Mexico examining the area. This was part of a 30 month investigative journalism endeavor.
I encountered and investigated urgent public health and environmental hazards in the region. The situation demands international attention. The retirees that comprise the expat community who reside in the area (U.S., Canadians and Europeans) comprise one of the largest concentrations anywhere today (Lake Chapala area). The Book is written for a general audience – although it has garnered the readership of professional publications/journals and advocacy groups. The book contains a series of human interest stories that logically flow with one another – designed to bring international attention and action to a terribly hazardous situation…negatively impacting the poor…and to inspire action by the new Mexican Federal Government (December 2018).
Bill Dahl – Literature Review Bio:
SORRY – NO Book Reviews in 2019– Just too Busy and focused on completing my upcoming book (early 2020).
I read EVERY word on EVERY page of the books I review. I read around a hundred books a year. Most of my reviews are here at https://www.BillDahl.net and on Amazon. Bill has a policy of not publishing reviews of books he reads that he doesn’t particularly care for – and is uncomfortable recommending to others
( “Literature is like ice cream….there’s a whole bunch of flavors and I have my own tastes that differ from others…some people adore chocolate while others prefer pecan nut”).
Bill reviews pre-publication manuscripts, and early release books for a variety of publishers and authors in the U.S. and abroad. He works with publicity departments of major publishers, literary PR firms and at the request of certain authors. He performs this service gratis, without any compensation whatsoever (he knows….he’s really stupid — and kind).
Notable authors whose work Bill has reviewed include Timothy Egan, Michael Lewis, Karl Marlantes, William P. (Paul) Young, Samantha Power, David Brooks, Stanley Karnow, Daniel Kahneman, Jeffrey Sachs, Parker Palmer, George Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Andrew W. Lo, Jessica M. Lepler, Stephen L. Carter, Andrew Ross-Sorkin, Nick Jans, Barbara Tuchman, Marisa Lankester, Thomas Peele, James Simon, Bart D. Ehrman, Peter Stark, John Wasik, David Grann, Jesse Eisinger, Mark Bowden, Roger Lowenstein, Gretchen Morgenson, Taylor Branch, Brian McLaren, Irshad Manji, Eboo Patel, Christopher Knowlton, Daniel Pink – and a myriad of others.
My current literary interests (2019) include the non-fiction genres of U.S. History, economic crises, perception and cognition, and cultural transmission. If you have an early release/pre-release book you would like reviewed, Please email me at dahl no space bill at gmail dot com Thank You.