Author Interviews, Book Reviews

Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti

(NOTE: Register for my Jo Parfitt’s In Conversation series below.) I recently had the good fortune to discover a new memoir by an ex-expat turned author, Margaret Davis Ghielmetti. From Chicago, her marriage to Patrick from Switzerland led her to live on several continents as a ‘trailing spouse’. So far not so unusual, right? (Not… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti

New Releases

Stealing Baby Jesus

A Treasury of Ludicrous Attempts to Rescue Christmas by Bernadette Nason. Inspired by her mother’s attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Bernadette Nason has been forever striving to find the perfect Christmas, even though childhood memories haunt her. When she reads that her hometown of Winchester… Read More Stealing Baby Jesus

Author Interviews

In Conversation with Olga Mecking, Author of Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing

Olga Mecking is an amazing example of an expat writer, who hit on a great idea and had publishers fighting over her book, Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing. She wrote it in a year, despite having three young children and it has now been translated into umpteen languages. Is she bionic? How… Read More In Conversation with Olga Mecking, Author of Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing