Our Upcoming Book and How It Will Affect the Blog

Since starting the blog just over two years ago, we have received numerous emails from readers suggesting that I write a book about retiring in Mexico. The reason that is most often cited is that it would make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for (e.g. resident visa requirements) if it was all contained in a single document.

Well, I’ve decided to take their advice and write an Book about retiring in Mexico. That’s the good news — at least for the folks who would like such a thing.

The bad news is that while I’m working on the book, I won’t have as much time to dedicate to writing blog articles. Don’t worry, I’m not quitting or anything — I just won’t be posting as frequently as I normally do until the book is finished.

It all comes down to opportunity costs and I’m certainly not going to cut into our time dedicated to travel, social engagements, beach time and/or happy hour. That would be crazy.

Since there will only be a few posts a month for the foreseeable future, you might want to consider subscribing to the blog so you’ll get an email notification whenever we post a new article. You can do that below.

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UPDATE 5/25/18: After we posted that we would be coming out with an eBook about moving retiring in Mexico, we were inundated with requests to release a printed version as well. I guess a lot of our followers still prefer to flip through actual pages.

Well, we listened and the book will be available in both a printed and electronic format.

The next thing you know people will be asking us to an add an audiobook version. 😉

About the Author

Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking for to maximize their retirement income. In 2016, they started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) sharing their experiences, as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border. The blog has been viewed over two million times and the articles have been republished in numerous periodicals across Mexico.

46 Comments on "Our Upcoming Book and How It Will Affect the Blog"

  1. Judith Aussem | May 22, 2018 at 7:31 am | Reply

    Paul, I’d be more than happy to volunteer my professional editing services, should you be interested.

  2. Check out Gringos in Paradise! I loved reading it! It was about a couple who retired in Nayarit and BUILT A HOME!

  3. Glenn Sekse | May 22, 2018 at 7:52 am | Reply

    Awesome, I look forward to buying and reading it.

  4. Excellent. I just subscribed to your blog. Thanks.

  5. Congrats my friend and neighbor ( Paamul) you have been a great resource and inspiration.

  6. Hazel Richardson | May 22, 2018 at 8:02 am | Reply

    Congrat! I refer you to all my Top Mexico Real Estate Clients. I enjoy your writing technique. The information is accurate and precise.

  7. Marga Rootlieb | May 22, 2018 at 8:11 am | Reply

    Great idea, I will certainly purchase the E-book! Tnx

  8. Chuck Vinson | May 22, 2018 at 8:13 am | Reply

    That is fantastic. As someone who is about three-years out from making the move, I am sure every “page” will be full of advice I will need (and heed). Keep up the great work!!

  9. Looking forward to to reading it.

  10. Congratulations Great Idea! Would love to help in any way I can!
    Muchas gracias

  11. Best of luck with the book. You are certainly qualified to take on the challenge.
    I am hoping that the book can be edited periodically as Mexican law continues to evolve. One of the most attractive things about your blog is it’s ability to stay current, and books tend to have a shelf life. Thanks Paul, for all your efforts.

  12. Hannah Neufeld | May 22, 2018 at 8:40 am | Reply

    Great news! Am sure it will benefit many people.

  13. Cherry Scott | May 22, 2018 at 8:45 am | Reply

    Your blog is an invaluable resource for anyone living as I do in Puerto Aventuras or planning to live anywhere in the Mayan Riviera. I really enjoy reading it so I am happy to hear you will be continuing to write it while undertaking this new challenge. I’m sure it will be a great book.

  14. Claudia Gaona | May 22, 2018 at 8:48 am | Reply

    Thats good to hear that you’re writing a book ,glenn and i Live in TAO and look forward to moving there in a few years . We always read your blog and it keeps us motived . Thank You and Linda for sharing all your experiences.

  15. Very exciting news & the ebook will undoubtedly be as wonderful as the blog I so eagerly await. Please sing your abilities, it’s imperative to note in the description that your writing style is easy to read, understand & process, especially for those prior to their move. It’s truly amazing how much info you’re able to convey in a concise manner. Nothing but warm regards in your new adventure. A man’s gotta feed family!

  16. Debbie Deras | May 22, 2018 at 8:54 am | Reply

    Looking forward to your ebook!

  17. Janelle DeStasio | May 22, 2018 at 9:11 am | Reply

    While I will miss seeing more frequency on the blog, I am so happy that you and Linda will be writing a book. The information you share with us is off the charts for anyone like us considering a move to Mexico. Can’t wait to have all our knowledge in a book that I can refer to whenever I need!

  18. Looking forward to the book! Your blog posts have been fantastic.

  19. Diane McNair | May 22, 2018 at 9:33 am | Reply

    Good for you Paul! I was wondering why I hadn’t been notified of new blogs much lately.
    Good luck, I’m sure it will be a hit!

  20. Rose Strohschein | May 22, 2018 at 9:37 am | Reply

    Thank you ,Paul, for your invaluable information. We appreciate all the time and effort you put into giving us such accurate and credible advise.

  21. Maria Keich | May 22, 2018 at 9:39 am | Reply

    What a great idea! I would have bought it before we moved here and I might gift it to some friends if that is possible.
    .Thanks for all you do!

  22. We can’t wait to read it! You always have great information

  23. Lezlie Green | May 22, 2018 at 9:48 am | Reply

    Looking forward to buying your ebook and moving to Ajijic in 2020.

  24. Paul, many people have had homes built in Mexico.The granddaddy of all books of this nature is “God and Mr. Gomez, by Jack Smith. He was a columnist for the La Times or one of those LA newspapers. Some of those that have written books on building homes in Mexico pay homage to Jack Smith. Some don’t!
    You should also consider joining a Facebook Group, Mexico Writers. We have nearly 200 members and among them are some of the most prolific Authors in Mexico. They are mostly Americans.
    Look me up on Amazon, Kindle.

  25. Danielle Martinico | May 22, 2018 at 10:04 am | Reply

    Sounds great. Looking forward to the book. We are moving to Baja in October. Your blog has been so beneficial to us thus far.

  26. I know how important yall’s happy hour is down there, so please keep that up! I will be there with yall again! Miss yall bunches and bunches!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Mary Santangelo | May 22, 2018 at 10:44 am | Reply

    Congratulations! I know it will be a pithy and tremendous resource. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom, and talent.

  28. Great news, P&L! I’ll buy your entire book for sure, unless you release it a chapter at a time, in which case I’ll buy it like that!

  29. Michelle Atchley | May 22, 2018 at 11:55 am | Reply

    Keep me posted!!! I will definitely purchase this book, really love reading your blogs, so very helpful to us.

  30. Congratulations Paul and Linda! I for one, was hoping you would write a book with all the information that you have compiled over the years! Your blog is a “must read!” Looking forward to the release of your ebook!

  31. Looking forward to your ebook! And thanks for all the great info!

  32. Congratulation Paul and Linda. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you for all the info.

  33. r brand ginsburgh | May 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm | Reply


  34. Stephen Martin | May 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Reply

    Going on an extended cruise in July with family, will dock in Cozumel the 24th, take a faire to the mainland, hire a driver to explore rental properties on Rivera Maya. Based on research, Akumal may fit our long-term retirement plans. We are both retired, looking for retirement options in Mexico. We checked out Costa Rica in February (nice but to expensive) and will visit our daughter in Panama in June (Boquete). If you have suggestions for exploring the rental market in Costa Maya, please write.

  35. So very happy about your book! I have just finished the big hurdle, and got my permanent residency card! (That took 6 months! ) I have SO much more to learn, and your book will help immensely. Looking forward to your book! Will be great to have everything combined, and easy to locate. Good luck with your future endeavor!

  36. Awesome idea! I really enjoy reading your blog. So many great tips.

  37. steven a neal | May 23, 2018 at 9:08 pm | Reply

    enjoyed meeting you tonight at Sal De Mar in Cozumel at my wife’s and your 2 friends birthday parties. Enjoy the blog and the answers of several questions you sent to my individual questions. Steve Neal

  38. Ethel aka Fran | May 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm | Reply

    This is a great idea!! I have friends who I think would really like the eBook and might even consider a move to your area!!

  39. Patryka Chaves | May 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm | Reply

    Great News, Paul! I will look forward to reading your book which will no doubt be the ultimate guide to making the move to Mexico. Your shared knowledge has been invaluable to me……..appreciate your blog very much!

  40. This is great! If an audio book is in the works, my suggestion is to have Gilbert Gottfried narrate it. Such a great voice.

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