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Book Signing: Vibrant West African Cuisine

Book Signing: Vibrant West African Cuisine

West African food isn’t just another meal. It’s a celebration of flavour, community, and history. It brings people together, nourishing body and spirit. It has the nutrition of powerful superfoods, married to the indulgence of exotic spices. There’s nothing quite like it. Join us for the book signing of Vibrant West African Cuisine and experience the magic of Ebere Akadiri’s cooking. Saturday, July 7th 13:00 ABC Amsterdam, Spui 12 1012XA

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Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

“Unlike many memoirs, #MondayMorningEmails takes the personal stories a step further, and the last 81 pages contain advice and resources from psychologists, counselors, and coaches who specialize in Third Culture Kid (TCK) subject areas to provide support to families.” Read full review | About the Book  

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A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale

A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale

New from Summertime Publishing, A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale. One boy with Down syndrome and a mum who refused to let others tell her what he could or couldn’t achieve. One in a thousand babies born in the UK every year has an extra chromosome that means they have Down syndrome. This is one boy’s story as seen through his mother’s eyes. When Jo and Cliff were told their child had Down syndrome at the 15th week of pregnancy they had little idea of what this meant. Determined to provide the best for him, Jo found Jamie could teach her as much as she could teach him. This is...

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Jane Barron Reviews Misunderstood

Jane Barron Reviews Misunderstood

Misunderstood comprehensively explores the impact international life can have on children growing up overseas in the 21st century. It is written for two main audiences: traditional Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – “children of expatriates, growing up in families that live as foreigners abroad,” and those who care for them – parents, educators, youth workers, extracurricular coaches and even therapists. Author Tanya Crossman grew up as both a domestic and international TCK before embarking on a decade-long journey of discovery as a youth worker alongside TCKs in China. In this book, she brings...

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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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Book reviews

Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

“Unlike many memoirs, #MondayMorningEmails takes the personal stories a step further, and the last 81 pages contain advice and resources from psychologists,...

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Jane Barron Reviews Misunderstood

Jane Barron Reviews Misunderstood

Misunderstood comprehensively explores the impact international life can have on children growing up...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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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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Book Signing: Vibrant West African Cuisine

West African food isn’t just another meal. It’s a celebration of flavour, community, and history. It brings people together, nourishing body and spirit. It has the nutrition of powerful superfoods, married to the indulgence of exotic spices. There’s nothing quite like it. Join us for the book signing of Vibrant West African Cuisine and experience the magic […]

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Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

“Unlike many memoirs, #MondayMorningEmails takes the personal stories a step further, and the last 81 pages contain advice and resources from psychologists, counselors, and coaches who specialize in Third Culture Kid (TCK) subject areas to provide support to families.” Read full review | About the Book  

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Italy, a Romantic Journey – Award Winning Finalist

Italy, a Romantic Journey is Award Winning Finalist in the Travel: Guides & Essays category of the 2018 International Book Awards. Well done to author and photographer, Rochelle Cheever. Italy has always been a destination for travelers. For centuries, Rome was the caput mundi, center of the known world. Even after the fall of the […]

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A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale

New from Summertime Publishing, A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale. One boy with Down syndrome and a mum who refused to let others tell her what he could or couldn’t achieve. One in a thousand babies born in the UK every year has an extra chromosome that means they have Down syndrome. This is one boy’s […]

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Jane Barron Reviews Misunderstood

Misunderstood comprehensively explores the impact international life can have on children growing up overseas in the 21st century. It is written for two main audiences: traditional Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – “children of expatriates, growing up in families that live as foreigners abroad,” and those who care for them – parents, educators, youth workers, extracurricular coaches […]

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