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Caring for Aging Loved-ones from Around the World

Caring for Aging Loved-ones from Around the World

Career opportunities take individuals and their families away from their home country. Their focus is on the new job and adjusting to life in another country. In most cases parents have encouraged their child to take advantage of the unique opportunity to work and live in a foreign land. Expats quickly learn that life in another country is exciting but more complicated. They have a new life to build and challenges to handle, so less thought is given to their relatives back home. It isn’t that they don’t care; it is simply a matter of human nature that if someone is absent the person may be...

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Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Evan Kuo is the Country Director for a large Taiwanese tech firm’s new development office in Bangalore, India. The Bangalore site has been running for merely a year but Kuo has already hired more than one hundred engineers, with ambitious expansion plans for the year ahead. The company is relatively small compared with their main competitors and much of its new staff left well-established Western multinationals to joinbecause of the firm’s nimble, “start-up” reputation. But only one year into the new venture and the first question Kuo asks his Bangalore HR head when he walks in the door...

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Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

It’s always exciting to meet the person behind the book that changed your life. Maybe this is an exaggeration, but in the world of global nomad literature, it’s not too far off from the truth. For global nomads and expats, there’s something extra exhilarating about seeing your feelings described in precise detail by someone you’ve never met or to read about someone across the globe whose experience mirrors your own. That’s what it felt like during the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) book signing event. The book signing brought together...

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Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? Sue Lawrence, PhD COMING SOON TO SPRINGTIME BOOKS On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Brutally honest, she faces the overwhelming terror of the road ahead – for herself and her unborn daughter. Her candid diary entries reflect the impact the disease has on her marriage and impending motherhood. It ends with Tips for Cancer Warriors – signposts and guidelines for those following in her footsteps. This remarkable and compelling...

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Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Congratulations to the Springtime Books authors, Madeleine Lenagh, Jack Scott and Simone Torres Costa for making it onto the Displaced Nation list of best non-fiction books for 2015.

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The repatriation dilemma

The repatriation dilemma

More and more people are globally mobile, moving from their home country to other international locations to support global business needs. Sadly, few companies take advantage of the vast knowledge that these roving managers gain of different markets, ideas for inventing or enhancing products and services, and strengthened human networks across functions and geographies. Also, few companies seem to realize that repatriation “shock” is often a more difficult transition than the culture shock expatriates experience when going abroad. According to Brookfield’s 2015 Global Mobility Report, only...

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Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

I wish Slurping Soup and Other Confusions had been available years ago when I was a child and our family moved around in Africa. This book is full of real life stories and activities to help third culture kids during transitions. Children related very differently to international moves than adults. This book helps parents get an insight in to how children experience leaving a country and discovering a new country. Read more…

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Leading Across New Borders; How To Succeed as the Center Shifts

Leading Across New Borders; How To Succeed as the Center Shifts

Ernest Gundling, Christie Caldwell and Karen Cvitkovich An insightful, real–world look at the skills today′s global leadership demands. Leading Across Borders is the leadership guide for the new business environment. The world′s economic center of gravity is shifting at a rapid pace huge emerging economies have already emerged. As businesses operate in an increasingly global context, the most successful leaders are able to see through the eyes of others and to hear the voices of customers and colleagues from around the world. They build their own personal networks, navigate differences, and...

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The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

In The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition Tina L. Quick gives practical advice to help TCK students and their parents successfully negotiate the transition to college. A parent of three college-aged TCKs, Quick believes that when families anticipate and understand the challenges that lie ahead, most notably the different stages of transition, the student’s college transition will be much smoother. Read the full review Read about the book

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Book reviews

Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Ellie McKnight is a bright academic working at Belfast University. When she falls for a minor diplomat, Ellie throws caution to the wind, jettisons her career and...

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Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Congratulations to the Springtime Books authors, Madeleine Lenagh, Jack Scott and Simone Torres Costa...

 
 
Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

I wish Slurping Soup and Other Confusions had been available years ago when I was a child and our family...

 
 
The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

In The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition Tina L. Quick gives practical advice to help TCK...

 
 
The Global Nomad’s Guide: Written for TCKs Facing a New Life

The Global Nomad’s Guide: Written for TCKs Facing a New Life

‘A handbook for students returning home or moving abroad for college, ‘Nomad’s’ Guide’...

 
 
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Author articles

Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Evan Kuo is the Country Director for a large Taiwanese tech firm’s new development office in Bangalore, India. The Bangalore site has been running for merely a...

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The repatriation dilemma

The repatriation dilemma

More and more people are globally mobile, moving from their home country to other international locations...

 
 
Laura J Stephens is Voting With Her Feet

Laura J Stephens is Voting With Her Feet

“Expat life has been likened to a rollercoaster ride; my family’s introduction to that life-style...

 
 
Planning an Expat Holiday

Planning an Expat Holiday

Twelve timely tips from Summertime Publishing author, Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly, on ways to reduce the...

 
 
Two Jobs, And One Answer To Paris

Two Jobs, And One Answer To Paris

I have two jobs. One I worked for. The other was given. These jobs look like different coin faces. To...

 
 
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Author interviews

Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott, author of Turkey Street

Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott, author of Turkey Street

Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott about his book, Turkey Street and his top writing tips in her Writing…Just Because series. Where do you get your...

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Q&A with Simone Torres Costa, Author of Deconstructing Brazil

Q&A with Simone Torres Costa, Author of Deconstructing Brazil

Jane Dean, Editor-in-Chief at Summetime Publishing and Springtime Books, talks to Simone Torres Costa...

 
 
Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Safe Passage is an excellent resource for international families and schools to help with positive transitions....

 
 
Madeleine Lenagh on Displaced Nation

Madeleine Lenagh on Displaced Nation

Madeleine Lenagh, author of the beautifully written Passage of the Stork talks to Displaced Nation about...

 
 
Q&A with British Expat and Jack Scott

Q&A with British Expat and Jack Scott

Not so long ago, I was a municipal bean counter, writing turgid business reports that ended up gathering...

 
 
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Videos

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

Book trailer for ‘An Inconvenient Posting’ by Laura J Stephens from author2author.

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Passage of the Stork: Trailer

Passage of the Stork: Trailer

Book trailer for Passage of the Stork, Delivering the Soul by Madeleine Lenagh

 
 
It’s Time!

It’s Time!

It’s Time for Springtime Books

 
 
Perking the Pansies Trailer

Perking the Pansies Trailer

Book trailer for Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey

 
 
Julia Simen’s “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child” is on Kindle!

Julia Simen’s “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child” is on Kindle!

Now you can read Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will...

 
 
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TCK Resources

Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

It’s always exciting to meet the person behind the book that changed your life. Maybe this is an exaggeration,...

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (N to Z)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next...

 
 

Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next...

 
 
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Caring for Aging Loved-ones from Around the World

Career opportunities take individuals and their families away from their home country. Their focus is on the new job and adjusting to life in another country. In most cases parents have encouraged their child to take advantage of the unique opportunity to work and live in a foreign land. Expats quickly learn that life in […]

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Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Evan Kuo is the Country Director for a large Taiwanese tech firm’s new development office in Bangalore, India. The Bangalore site has been running for merely a year but Kuo has already hired more than one hundred engineers, with ambitious expansion plans for the year ahead. The company is relatively small compared with their main […]

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Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

It’s always exciting to meet the person behind the book that changed your life. Maybe this is an exaggeration, but in the world of global nomad literature, it’s not too far off from the truth. For global nomads and expats, there’s something extra exhilarating about seeing your feelings described in precise detail by someone you’ve […]

continue reading »

 
 

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? Sue Lawrence, PhD COMING SOON TO SPRINGTIME BOOKS On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Brutally honest, she faces the overwhelming terror of the road […]

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Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Ellie McKnight is a bright academic working at Belfast University. When she falls for a minor diplomat, Ellie throws caution to the wind, jettisons her career and follows him to a posting at the British Consulate in Istanbul. And so begins her extraordinary journey in Margaret Whittock’s ingenious and atmospheric novel, Ghost of Gallipoli. Our […]

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