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Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

“Misunderstood, indeed! This book is a ‘must have’ for anyone who is interested in or works within Third Culture Life. The information and real-life experiences shared reflect the reality of what it is to be a ‘global citizen’ and the importance of having a framework to support TCKs/Expat Youth. I plan to use this book as a resource, and I highly recommend it to others. Thank you, Tanya, for supporting this population, and for providing such a valuable tool.” Dr Lisa Pittman, Licensed Psychologist (USA), Registered Psychologist (UK), Co-Author of Expat Teens Talk More reviews...

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Social Media Top Tips for Authors

Social Media Top Tips for Authors

Jack Scott is an author, blogger and book producer. Since publishing his evergreen autobiography, Perking the Pansies, in 2011, he has also become something of an expert in the world of social media. Here, Jack shares his top social media tips for authors. More…

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Maggie Myklebust reviews Expat Alien

Maggie Myklebust reviews Expat Alien

Maggie Myklebust author of Fly Away Home reviews Expat Alien. ‘If you’ve ever lived or simply dream of living in a foreign country, then Kathleen Gamble’s book Expat Alien: My Global Adventure, is for you. I was first introduced to Kathy and her well told stories of travel and adventure through her blog, also known as the Expat Alien. Kathy and I are two American girls who were both born in the fifties, but while I grew up on the steady shores of our homeland, she grew up wandering the world.’ More from Maggie | About the Book

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Want to be an expat writer? Apply now for the fourth annual Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency

Want to be an expat writer? Apply now for the fourth annual Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency

This slideshow requires JavaScript. It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the back-to-school time of year, though somehow, even though I left school over 30 years ago, September still gives me the kind of thrill I used to have from getting a new pencil case to start the year… It must be a writer thing! Judging by the number of people who want a preliminary Skype call with me to discuss their book project, it is clear that the summer months, whether you go to school or not, are the time when holidays are taken, you relax and finally start to think about what you...

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Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q: Tell us about your book, Misunderstood. What is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Misunderstood  is about growing up between places and cultures and how this affects young people. More importantly, Misunderstood articulates how these young people feel about their lives and experiences (in their own words) and gives those who care about them tools to support them more effectively. Q: What made you did you decide to write it? A: I was driven by a lot of significant conversations, both with expat parents and with young people growing up abroad. Many parents wanted help...

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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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Book reviews

Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

“Misunderstood, indeed! This book is a ‘must have’ for anyone who is interested in or works within Third Culture Life. The information and real-life experiences...

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Maggie Myklebust reviews Expat Alien

Maggie Myklebust reviews Expat Alien

Maggie Myklebust author of Fly Away Home reviews Expat Alien. ‘If you’ve ever lived or simply...

 
 
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...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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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 Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q: Tell us about your book, Misunderstood. What is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Misunderstood  is about growing up between places...

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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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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!

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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

Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

“Misunderstood, indeed! This book is a ‘must have’ for anyone who is interested in or works within Third Culture Life. The information and real-life experiences...

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Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q: Tell us about your book, Misunderstood. What is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A:...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Misundertstood, a must have #TCK book

“Misunderstood, indeed! This book is a ‘must have’ for anyone who is interested in or works within Third Culture Life. The information and real-life experiences shared reflect the reality of what it is to be a ‘global citizen’ and the importance of having a framework to support TCKs/Expat Youth. I plan to use this book as a resource, and […]

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Social Media Top Tips for Authors

Jack Scott is an author, blogger and book producer. Since publishing his evergreen autobiography, Perking the Pansies, in 2011, he has also become something of an expert in the world of social media. Here, Jack shares his top social media tips for authors. More…

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Maggie Myklebust reviews Expat Alien

Maggie Myklebust author of Fly Away Home reviews Expat Alien. ‘If you’ve ever lived or simply dream of living in a foreign country, then Kathleen Gamble’s book Expat Alien: My Global Adventure, is for you. I was first introduced to Kathy and her well told stories of travel and adventure through her blog, also known […]

continue reading »

 
 

Want to be an expat writer? Apply now for the fourth annual Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the back-to-school time of year, though somehow, even though I left school over 30 years ago, September still gives me the kind of thrill I used to have from getting a new pencil case to start the year… It must be a writer thing! […]

continue reading »

 
 

Q&A with Summertime author, Tanya Crossman

Q: Tell us about your book, Misunderstood. What is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Misunderstood  is about growing up between places and cultures and how this affects young people. More importantly, Misunderstood articulates how these young people feel about their lives and experiences (in their own words) and […]

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