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Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

In this fantastical yet believable tale, skilled storyteller Judyth Gregory-Smith shows us that things are not always as they seem and can have surprisingly happy endings. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Australia. He has a well-equipped caravan to sleep in and a deck on which he can sip Wombat Ginger Beer while reading The Wombat’s Guide to Successful Tunnelling. But a menace hangs low over the scene: a dingo named Crushbone. All the animals fear him, for dingoes have the unpleasant habit of eating other animals. Bernard makes a pond in his garden so he can watch the Honeyeaters...

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Retire to the Life You Love

Retire to the Life You Love

“Retire to the Life You Love is a comprehensive approach to re-framing retirement from an outdated model to an energizing and designed phase of life.” Rich Feller, Life Re-Imagined Program, AARP Reading Retire to the Life You Love is like having a lively and engaging conversation with a life coach. It is packed with ideas, inspiring real life examples, stories (including Nell’s own story interwoven throughout the chapters), PLUS the practical models and tools to help you answer personal questions like these: Who am I when I am no longer identified by my work role? What if I want...

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Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week! You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the  Watermill’s new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines).  The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all...

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Life After My Saucepans by Lindsay de Feliz

Life After My Saucepans by Lindsay de Feliz

Life After My Saucepans Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling What About My Saucepans? Available to buy at Amazon in paperback and Kindle In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the story with Lindsay and Danilo living in hiding, away...

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Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Moving Across Cultures: Bringing Empathy and Expertise to the Evolving Global Family When a conference is as great as #FIGT16NL you want to remember all that you learned and were inspired by during the Keynotes, the Concurrent Sessions, the fast-paced Ignites and at the Kitchen Tables. It’s impossible to attend every session and for many it is impossible to attend every conference. This book, compiled by the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residents, will bring the event back to life complete with its experts, its insights and conversations. You know that this, the third book in the series, deserves a...

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Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Jo Parfitt is on the Global Mom Show’s virtual sofa talking about raising #TCKs, about writing and about having a career in your suitcase. Hear the Podcast | About A Career in Your Suitcase

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Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish

Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish

“The book is replete with witty dialog and outlandish characters. The narrator, Jack, while seeming to present their daily life in a straightforward way, tends to throw his husband and their new acquaintances into high relief while keeping his own personality shaded and his own emotions in check. The device works well, mostly because Scott is a fine writer who knows just what he’s doing.” The Book | The Review

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My Life Abroad – now out on Kindle

My Life Abroad – now out on Kindle

My Life Abroad: A selection of expat stories Compiled and edited by Florence Gindre & Cyril Richert Illustrated by Cyril Richert Since 2011, BlogExpat.com has been a public voice for many expat bloggers through regular interviews published on the website. With hundreds of stories available, this book is an anthology of some of the best stories, with every piece prefaced with a jokey illustration. The book is now available as a Kindle Edition! (Read with Kindle, iPad & Tablets, mobile phones …) Read what some of the readers said about “My Life Abroad”: “This book is full of entertaining...

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Buy this book if you know a #TCK moving across the ocean for university

Buy this book if you know a #TCK moving across the ocean for university

“Finally a book that has the information that a TCK (Third Culture Kid) needs to prepare well for moving to the States (or Canada) for university! This book is not only well written but has lots of practical advice for both the teenager who is moving as well as their parents. I work with TCKs & this transition can usually be one of the toughest I see them go through… but this book I believe will make a difference. If you know a TCK who is about to move across the ocean for University – buy this book! Barnes and Nobel Review About the Book | The Review

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Book reviews

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 pleasures and irritations of life in the Dominican Republic...

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Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

“This book was inspired by Ota identifying an unmet need he saw in students during transitional...

 
 
Great reviews for Elizabeth Rice’s Rituals of Separation

Great reviews for Elizabeth Rice’s Rituals of Separation

A South Korean Memoir of Identity and Belonging When her American family returns to the U.S. after sixteen...

 
 
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Author articles

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 exploration of issues of belonging and cultural identity. South...

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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Author interviews

Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Jo Parfitt is on the Global Mom Show’s virtual sofa talking about raising #TCKs, about writing and about having a career in your suitcase. Hear the Podcast...

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Maryam Afnan Ahmad talks about Slurping Soup and Other Confusions

Maryam Afnan Ahmad talks about Slurping Soup and Other Confusions

Co-author of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions, Maryam Afnan Ahmad, talks to Culturs Magazine about...

 
 
My Life Abroad – a selection of expat stories

My Life Abroad – a selection of expat stories

“So, when I had an opportunity to relocate, I didn’t hesitate for one second… and here I am.”...

 
 
Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, talks to Displaced Nation

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, talks to Displaced Nation

“Misunderstood is different because I act as an advocate and a “voice” for young TCKs. I’m...

 
 
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...

 
 
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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!

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Perking the Pansies Trailer

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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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Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

In this fantastical yet believable tale, skilled storyteller Judyth Gregory-Smith shows us that things are not always as they seem and can have surprisingly happy endings. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Australia. He has a well-equipped caravan to sleep in and a deck on which he can sip Wombat Ginger Beer while reading The Wombat’s […]

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Day places now available for Jo Parfitt’s writing Me-Treats

A Me-Treat is a treat designed just for you… indulge your senses, inspire your soul, nourish your body and stretch your writing muscles as you get under the skin of the place you are in and explore your creative potential. Me-Treats are designed and led by author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt. Jo is […]

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A Turbulent Mind

A Poetry Collection of a Mother’s Journey with Alzheimer’s Jay Artale Amid Alzheimer’s storm are rainbow moments that lead to pots of gold and flashes of sunshine that push dark clouds away. The 39 poems in this collection were inspired by the author’s experiences and interactions with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The […]

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Families in Global Transition Conference 2017 (#FIGT18NL)

March 8-10, 2018 “Diverse voices celebrating the past, present, and future of globally mobile lives.” From the intimate round tables at Ruth Van Reken’s kitchen,  the annual FIGT conference has become a highly-anticipated “reunion of strangers” who gather in far-away locales to celebrate the beauty of our unique tribe. To properly honour this milestone, FIGT […]

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Italy, A Romantic Journey

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 empire, all roads led to Rome, the seat of the Catholic Church, a place of pilgrimage. In the 17th century, Italy became the primary destination of the Grand Tour, […]

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