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Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street

Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street

Jae de Wylde, author of The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie reviews Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum. I particularly enjoyed the insightful comments on Turkey, its history, political, economic and cultural confusion and the outrageous audacity of this very loving couple to attempt life in a country as it focusses more and more on its Muslim mores. Witty, gritty and thoroughly readable – loved it! The Review | The Book

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Writing programs from Jo Parfitt

Writing programs from Jo Parfitt

This year, just in time for Christmas, Jo Parfitt, author of over 30 books, publisher of over 100 and writers’ mentor to countless now-published writers, has produced updated editions of her three popular, practical and effective writing programs. How to Write Your Life Stories Definite Articles Release the Book Within All programs can be purchased as a print book from Amazon or as a PDF. Each program is divided into eight inspiring, insightful and useful lessons, which finish with a task for you to complete and send to Jo herself for critique. Taken in order, these tasks will teach you...

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life

There are books for just about every stage of the expat lifecycle: books for those who are thinking about moving abroad, for those who are already expats and trying to make sense of their worlds, for those who are raising Third Culture Kids, for those who are considering retiring abroad, and for those who are struggling with re-entry. More…

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Insights and Interviews from the 2015 FIGT Conference

Insights and Interviews from the 2015 FIGT Conference

Insight and Interviews from the 2015 Families in Global Transition Conference: Finding ‘Home’ Amidst Global Change Out now on Summertime Publishing and available in print and Kindle on Amazon. Taylor Murray, Lauren Owen, Lauren S Power, Beth Hoban Almost 20 years ago, four women sat round an Indianapolis kitchen table and had a dream. They dreamed of creating a conference that would inspire, support, inform and encourage families living overseas. 2015 marked the 17th Families in Global Transition conference which took place in Washington, DC, attended by people from every sector:...

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Roving Jay reviews Postcards from the Ege

Roving Jay reviews Postcards from the Ege

Travel writer, Roving Jay, reviews Postcards from the Ege by Springtime author, Jack Scott. “In Jack’s own words, his postcards are a personal perspective of what he’s ‘seen and done, liked and disliked’ in Turkey. Although he’s relocated back to the UK, Jack’s love affair with Turkey has endured. If you’re considering visiting Turkey, his Postcards entice you with titbits, and make you hungry for more.” More from Jay | About the Book

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Thinking of Moving Abroad?

Thinking of Moving Abroad?

Are you thinking of moving to a new country but don’t know where to turn for advice? Gringos Abroad have a compiled a handy list of books which will help. See them here.

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Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, discusses the culture gap between #TCKs and their parents. “Something I’ve heard a lot of expat parents say is that their whole family is ‘in it together’ or that they are ‘called’ together. The basic assumption is that all members of the family go abroad and live overseas together – they are bonded by the same experience. When I hear this, however, I think two things: First, I am so glad you and your kids are on the same team! But, are you aware that you aren’t sharing the same experience? More from Tanya | About Misunderstood

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Misunderstood: Well-written and sympathetic

Misunderstood: Well-written and sympathetic

Misunderstood reviewed by Rachel Cason, PhD “Misunderstood is well-written, and sympathetically expresses the #TCK experiences in all its myriad expressions. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in equipping themselves to understand and care for TCKs.” The Review | About the Book

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Lindsay de Feliz reviews Turkey Street

Lindsay de Feliz reviews Turkey Street

“Turkey Street is full of the double entendre which Jack uses so well, making this a book you should never read on a train or a plane as your fellow passengers will wonder why you are giggling every few seconds and then roaring with laughter. But Turkey Street is much more than a comedy and a description of Turkish life. As you read it you are smacked in the face with the harsh realities of life as an expat.” Lindsay de Feliz, author of the Summertime Publishing best seller, What About Your Saucepans? About Turkey Street.

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Book reviews

The Expat Bookshop Top Ten Titles 2016

The Expat Bookshop Top Ten Titles 2016

Expat Nest, Counselling Without Borders, asked the Expat Bookshop to list our favourite titles for 2016. The year has produced a bumper crop of well-received books...

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Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street

Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street

Jae de Wylde, author of The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie reviews Turkey Street, Jack and Liam...

 
 
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life

There are books for just about every stage of the expat lifecycle: books for those who are thinking about...

 
 
Roving Jay reviews Postcards from the Ege

Roving Jay reviews Postcards from the Ege

Travel writer, Roving Jay, reviews Postcards from the Ege by Springtime author, Jack Scott. “In...

 
 
Misunderstood: Well-written and sympathetic

Misunderstood: Well-written and sympathetic

Misunderstood reviewed by Rachel Cason, PhD “Misunderstood is well-written, and sympathetically...

 
 
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Author articles

Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, discusses the culture gap between #TCKs and their parents. “Something I’ve heard a lot of expat parents say is that...

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Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Kathleen Gamble, author of Expat Alien talks about her adventures on Thirdeyemom. ‘I am what you...

 
 
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...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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Author interviews

Christopher O’Shaughnessy on the Value of Empathy

Christopher O’Shaughnessy on the Value of Empathy

Christopher O’Shaughnessy, author Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-between talks about the value of empathy in the TCK/Expat conversation.  

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Summertime author, Tanya Crossman talks to DrieCulturen

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman talks to DrieCulturen

Interview with Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, the impact of growing up overseas in the 21st...

 
 
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:...

 
 
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...

 
 
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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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The Expat Bookshop Top Ten Titles 2016

Expat Nest, Counselling Without Borders, asked the Expat Bookshop to list our favourite titles for 2016. The year has produced a bumper crop of well-received books written by or for expats – from the serious to the scandalous, the droll to the dramatic. In no particular order, here is our top 10 titles for 2016, […]

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Christopher O’Shaughnessy on the Value of Empathy

Christopher O’Shaughnessy, author Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-between talks about the value of empathy in the TCK/Expat conversation.  

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Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street

Jae de Wylde, author of The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie reviews Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum. I particularly enjoyed the insightful comments on Turkey, its history, political, economic and cultural confusion and the outrageous audacity of this very loving couple to attempt life in a country as it focusses more […]

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Writing programs from Jo Parfitt

Write your life stories: learn how to add spice to your life stories. E-Learning from inspirational writer, author and mentor Jo Parfitt. Updated for 2016

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life

There are books for just about every stage of the expat lifecycle: books for those who are thinking about moving abroad, for those who are already expats and trying to make sense of their worlds, for those who are raising Third Culture Kids, for those who are considering retiring abroad, and for those who are […]

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