Jim Mosquera

Jim Mosquera has degrees in Industrial Engineering with a Master's emphasis on Operations Research. His collegiate research involved the computer simulation of real-world systems such as vehicular traffic flows and surgical scheduling environments. After college, he entered the field of voice and data communications where over the last twenty years he has had responsibilities in engineering, sales support, training delivery and product development. In 2002, Mr. Mosquera was awarded a patent for a business application that provided labor quotation for the installation of telecommunications projects. Mr. Mosquera has also developed software for commodity futures and options trading. Mr. Mosquera operates the economic and financial web site called The Sentinel (www.TheSentinel.biz). He may be contacted through the email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He is also a contributor to various online publications. During his leisure time, he likes to exercise and support his local sports teams like the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.