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Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

“You need to read and write a lot,” she advises. “And to pitch and pitch. I have about three successes for every ten I send out and I try to pitch most days. Oh, and you need to think of yourself as a writer too.” Now that is dedication, motivation and being serious about what she wants. “It’s not just about pitching, though,” she continues. “You have to follow up once or twice too. I follow up first after a week. Many pieces were only picked up after my second follow-up call.” We both agree that it’s vital a writer can ‘see where the stories are’. I believe that a writer...

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Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.  

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Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

“As with any food rich in nutrition, this book is best sampled regularly and digested slowly.” Douglas Ota ‘Expatland’, that vast unknown, often represents great opportunity tempered with challenge. In The Emotionally Resilient Expat, Linda combines deep research with professional insight and numerous and varied anecdotes, to demonstrate everyone has a baseline of emotional resilience. “However,” she emphasizes, “we need to genuinely care for our ‘self’.” A mere glance at the range and caliber of the reviewers and one feels this should be a staple textbook for every expat. Replete...

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Monday Morning Emails Out Now!

Monday Morning Emails Out Now!

Summertime Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of Monday Morning Emails by Terry Anne Wilson and Jo Parfitt. Six months, twelve countries, a thousand thoughts – two mothers share the journey of living a global life. A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection – the then and now – of expatriate life between two friends. Over the past twenty-five years, the authors have created homes for their families in...

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Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt

Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt

Jo Parfitt has done it again. She has written a book both for and about expats, and the extraordinary ordinariness of their lives. Marital struggles, identity wobbles, the difficulties of and with children (including not being able to have them. All the stuff of life that affects people everywhere, even if they have lived in the same town, in the same country, their entire lives. In Sunshine Soup, though, these very human conundrums take place in the expat spin cycle, where people and families go for a whirl around the world before stopping for a rest in their “current” home. In the case of...

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Vibrant West African Cuisine Book Launch

Vibrant West African Cuisine Book Launch

Discover the West African Culinary Experience! Join Ebere Akadiri at the launch party for her wonderful new cook book – Vibrant West African Cuisine. Date: March 3, 2018 Time: 3pm – 7pm Location: The Marriott Hotel Address: Johan de Wittlaan 30, 2517 JR Den Haag Entrance Fee: FREE Ebere Akadiri’s mission is to help the western world experience the vibrant culture and cuisine of her native country as a way to share her knowledge and tell her African stories to help you have a better understanding of the culinary diversity and culture of West Africa. West African food isn’t just...

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Chad Merchant reviews Bernard the Wombat

Chad Merchant reviews Bernard the Wombat

“With a memorable cast of characters that would give the undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants a run for its money, author Judyth Gregory-Smith has created an engaging and entertaining children’s book set in the unique landscape of Australia. Endemic ‘Down Under’ species such as koalas, kangaroos and wombats are joined by dingoes, rabbits, and even a pair of tiny pet fish named Moby and Jaws, all joining together in the cause of putting on a special Fair for all the animals of Ugly Gully.” Chad Merchant, Editor, The Expat Magazine, Kuala Lumpur Find out more…

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Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Join Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love, on Tuesday February 6th for a interactive session focused on helping fellow elders to discover, name, and embrace their ‘Inner Elder’ for a creative retirement experience. For further details and to register, click here.

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Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds of TCKs were surveyed or interviewed for the book. As well as providing some valuable research material, the book gives a real sense of what TCKs actually feel: “My life feels like a series of learning how to stack stones on the wall around my heart,” and “Every time I felt sad, I let myself feel it. Some of those days, I laid down in bed for a while, and let myself be tired out by the grieving process.” This is a really...

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Book reviews

Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

“As with any food rich in nutrition, this book is best sampled regularly and digested slowly.” Douglas Ota ‘Expatland’, that vast unknown, often represents...

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Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt

Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt

Jo Parfitt has done it again. She has written a book both for and about expats, and the extraordinary...

 
 
Chad Merchant reviews Bernard the Wombat

Chad Merchant reviews Bernard the Wombat

“With a memorable cast of characters that would give the undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants...

 
 
Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs)...

 
 
Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

“Fans of What About Your Saucepans? – both book and blog – won’t be disappointed. The simple...

 
 
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Author articles

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague. Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in...

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Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

I wrote Rituals of Separation as a love song to my childhood in the country of South Korea, and as an...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Author interviews

Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

“You need to read and write a lot,” she advises. “And to pitch and pitch. I have about three successes for every ten I send out and I try to pitch most days....

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Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Chris O’Shaughnessy, author of ‘Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in Between‘...

 
 
Joanne Pasquale talks to Sassy Mama

Joanne Pasquale talks to Sassy Mama

Author, Joanne Pasquale, talks to Sassy Mama about her family, her life in Singapore, homeschooling her...

 
 
Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Join Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love, on Tuesday February 6th for a interactive session...

 
 
Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s...

 
 
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Videos

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.  

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An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

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

 
 
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

 
 
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Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

“You need to read and write a lot,” she advises. “And to pitch and pitch. I have about three successes for every ten I send out and I try to pitch most days. Oh, and you need to think of yourself as a writer too.” Now that is dedication, motivation and being serious about what […]

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Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.  

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Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Chris O’Shaughnessy, author of ‘Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in Between‘ talks to Displaced Nation about his #TCK upbringing, his book and his plans for the future. The Interview | The Book

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Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

“As with any food rich in nutrition, this book is best sampled regularly and digested slowly.” Douglas Ota ‘Expatland’, that vast unknown, often represents great opportunity tempered with challenge. In The Emotionally Resilient Expat, Linda combines deep research with professional insight and numerous and varied anecdotes, to demonstrate everyone has a baseline of emotional resilience. […]

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