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Jim Mosquera


Jim Mosquera is a published author of fiction and non-fiction and a business professional.  He wants people to understand the world around them and think for themselves.

Early Life

Born in Panama City, Panama, he spent his formative years in Panama City and St. Louis, Missouri.  He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Missouri-Columbia with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering.  

Professional Career

After graduation, he studied economics and the markets.  He worked in telecommunications serving in a variety of roles including engineering, sales, sales support, product development, and training.  In 2004, he received a patent for a software application he developed with a colleague.

In addition to his regular job, he successfully traded futures.  He continued his education by completing a Series 3 license (Commodity Trading Advisor).  Mr. Mosquera also developed proprietary software programs used in options and futures trading.  

Currently, he’s a Principal at Sentinel Consulting, an alternative finance and restructuring firm.  He also operates the economic and financial web site called The Sentinel. He contributes financial and economic articles to various publications.


With the knowledge gained over years of study, he created The Sentinel Financial Report.  This publication inspired the creation of a book on the financial crisis of 2008 called Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis, published in 2011.  He published the successor to that book, Escaping Oz: Navigating the crisis, in 2015.  For Jim, the financial crisis never really ended.


As a result of his non-fiction writing,  Jim wrote a realistic fictional novel titled 2020 that he published in 2016.   The story is a political thriller with financial crisis, cyber terror, and alternative parties challenging the two-party status quo, culminating in the presidential election of 2020.  The second book in that series, Rebellium, continues where 2020 left off and reveals a sinister side of government.  The third novel in the series, Division is a wild tale where former foes collaborate to fight the Deep State.