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Expat Alien by Kathleen Gamble – book excerpt

Expat Alien by Kathleen Gamble – book excerpt

‘At 7 months, I embarked on my first international trip.  On March 6, 1957, we headed out from Rangoon to Beirut, Lebanon.  Because of the different electric voltages around the world, my parents carried a 110 electric hot plate as well as a 220 one, a pan in which to sterilize bottles for my milk and all my food for the trip.  I did okay except for a loud crying session in first class after the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Ford Foundation boarded in Karachi and sat down next to us.  We stayed a few days in Beirut and my brothers went and saw the ruins at Baalbek.  I guess I was...

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Misunderstood, Summertime Publishing’s latest #TCK title

Misunderstood, Summertime Publishing’s latest #TCK title

Summertime Publishing proudly announce their latest #TCK title, Misunderstood: The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century by Tanya Crossman. Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children of such families – while they live overseas, when they return, and as they mature into adults. Similarities in their shared experiences (regardless of the different countries in which they have lived) create a safe space of comfort...

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Laura Stephens reviews Jack Scott’s Turkey Street

Laura Stephens reviews Jack Scott’s Turkey Street

“I appreciated that Jack Scott’s tale of Turkey life feels real and balanced. He shows both the cultural immersion and the less attractive reality. For example, the ‘pot bellied Brits wobbled along the prom … adding a little Croydon to my panorama’ and the touching story of a couple separated in the counter-revolution at twenty-three. With the wife heavily pregnant and her husband exiled for eighteen months to a remote village.” More…

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Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk is written for the teens, their parents and for professionals (teachers, therapists, doctors) too. As far as I know there is no book like this one available on this topic. The teenage years are considered to be the most challenging time in one’s life and if during this time international moves are made it can be a confusing and difficult time. If the teenagers struggle it usually affects the whole family. Read more…

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Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style I loved it. I devoured every story. They were compelling, well-written and entertaining. What’s more, they did resonate with me simply because I knew the Netherlands, its bikes, its quirks, its food, language and healthcare system. I recommend this book to anyone who might be thinking of doing an expat anthology. I’m a grumpy and cynical old goat, jaded too, from reviewing too many mediocre books, but this one, I promise you, is a goodie. More…

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TCK author receives an honorary mention in the Purple Dragon Awards 2016

TCK author receives an honorary mention in the Purple Dragon Awards 2016

Well done to Summertime Publishing author, Valérie Besanceney, for receiving an honorary mention for her book, B at Home, Emma Moves Again in the 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards for children’s books. See press release.

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Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Springtime Books is proud to announce the publication of Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? the incredibly raw and inspirational breast cancer diary by Sue Lawrence. 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...

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Insights and Interviews from #FIGT 2014 free on Kindle

Insights and Interviews from #FIGT 2014 free on Kindle

Insights and Interviews from the 2014 Families in Global Transition Conference is FREE to download on Kindle between 1-5 June 2016 only. Pick it your copy while you can.

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Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very real pangs of saying good-bye to their exotic adventure. Children face the loss of, well, everything they know. For everyone, there is the job of beginning again. But life has many chapters, and these tips can help you make “back home” feel like home again. More… Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly is an intercultural trainer, consultant, and the author of Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas.

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Book reviews

Laura Stephens reviews Jack Scott’s Turkey Street

Laura Stephens reviews Jack Scott’s Turkey Street

“I appreciated that Jack Scott’s tale of Turkey life feels real and balanced. He shows both the cultural immersion and the less attractive reality. For example,...

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Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk is written for the teens, their parents and for professionals (teachers, therapists,...

 
 
Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style I loved it. I devoured every story. They were compelling,...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Author articles

Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his new life. Quite by chance, his blog became one of the most...

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Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Author interviews

Q&A with Sue Lawrence about her book, Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Q&A with Sue Lawrence about her book, Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Jane Dean, Editor-in-Chief at Summetime Publishing and Springtime Books, talks to Sue Lawrence about her remarkable book, Do you still have cleavage with just one...

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Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

FIGT had very humble beginnings in the Midwest USA. While trying to adjust to life in suburban Indiana...

 
 
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...

 
 
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....

 
 
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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

Misunderstood, Summertime Publishing’s latest #TCK title

Misunderstood, Summertime Publishing’s latest #TCK title

Summertime Publishing proudly announce their latest #TCK title, Misunderstood: The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century by Tanya Crossman. Over 200...

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Misunderstood: pre-order now

Misunderstood: pre-order now

Summertime Publishing‘s latest title – Misunderstood: The impact of Growing Up Overseas in...

 
 
Coming Soon – Misunderstood, The Impact of Growing Up Overseas

Coming Soon – Misunderstood, The Impact of Growing Up Overseas

Due out 15th August 2016 Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary...

 
 
Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk, for teens, parents and professionals

Expat Teens Talk is written for the teens, their parents and for professionals (teachers, therapists,...

 
 
B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home, Emma Moves Again by Valérie Besanceney is now available on Kindle and will be FREE to download...

 
 
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Expat Alien by Kathleen Gamble – book excerpt

‘At 7 months, I embarked on my first international trip.  On March 6, 1957, we headed out from Rangoon to Beirut, Lebanon.  Because of the different electric voltages around the world, my parents carried a 110 electric hot plate as well as a 220 one, a pan in which to sterilize bottles for my milk […]

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Misunderstood, Summertime Publishing’s latest #TCK title

Summertime Publishing proudly announce their latest #TCK title, Misunderstood: The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century by Tanya Crossman. Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children […]

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Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his new life. Quite by chance, his blog became one of the most popular on that side of the Aegean. This led directly to his best-selling memoir, Perking the Pansies and the sequel, Turkey Street. To add a little descriptive […]

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Misunderstood: pre-order now

Summertime Publishing‘s latest title – Misunderstood: The impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century by Tanya Crossman – is available now to pre-order in paperback and e-book. “…a valuable and much-welcomed resource for Third Culture Kids who may struggle with grief and a conflicted sense of self after repeated loss of the people, […]

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Coming Soon – Misunderstood, The Impact of Growing Up Overseas

Due out 15th August 2016 Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children of such families – while they live overseas, when they return, and as they mature into adults. […]

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