Episode 40

Published on:

2nd Oct 2023

Episode 40 - Interview with Writer David Sontag

In this weeks episode of the Choosing Happy podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Writer David Sontag. After retiring and moving to France, David wrote and self-published his book, 'So you're Thinking of Moving to France'.

He describes his journey from tech consultant to retiree to author and why he chose the self-publishing route.

If you are thinking of relocating to France or interested in getting your book out into the world, David shares his thoughts and experiences.

We discuss:

  • His journey of moving to France
  • His writing and process
  • Why he chose to self-publish and what that entailed

About David Sontag :

I was born and brought up in North London before moving to mid-Essex in the early eighties. After a brief but unsuccessful flirtation with the military I left school and studied Computing before pursuing a career in that field. After I was made redundant for the second time I setup my own Private Service Company and worked on my own for 20 years working with businesses to transform their operations and improve productivity and profitability. I then opted for early retirement and spent 18 months assisting a friend of my wife with her newly acquired Travel Franchise. An earlier holiday in the Dordogne reignited my passion for France and we set about making that dream a reality. We finally settled in the Correze. After numerous friends asked me for help in planning their move, I decided to write a book, based on our real-life experiences, ‘So, You’re Thinking of Moving to France’. We are firm believers of ‘Living the life you love and loving the life you live’

You can find David on Social Media:

David's Facebook page

@baronbrive on Instagram

And you can find his books on Amazon.

I do hope you find this episode useful. Please share if you think someone you know would benefit from David's journey.

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