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The Mission of Detective Mike – perfect for children on the move

The Mission of Detective Mike – perfect for children on the move

“Inspired by her own situation, Simone Costa-Eriksson found the perfect solution in the form of a children’s book, “The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad”, co-written with award-winning author Ana Serra. It tells of eight-year old Mike’s determined search for information about his upcoming departure to an unfamiliar land. Mike and his best friend Ikem explore move-related questions such as ‘What About My Things?’ and ‘Who Will Disappear?’” Expat Arrivals About the book | Read the review

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The Global Nomad’s Guide – a recommended read for any student #TCK

The Global Nomad’s Guide – a recommended read for any student #TCK

“Author, Tina Quick, speaks in simple, practical steps, reinforcing complicated or abstract concepts with application or a recommended direct action. Only a few pages pass at a time without a tip, a piece of easy advice, or a reassuring nudge forward – making it a perfect resource for attention-strapped students, or a quick reference for those in a hurry.” Expat Arrivals About the Book | Full Review

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Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child – a Practical Workbook

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child – a Practical Workbook

The book has a strong theoretical component, aiming to be a “comprehensive guide to the often complex emotions expat kids face.” It gives parents the tools to help kids express their inner emotional world during a big transition like an international move. On the other hand, it’s also a very practical workbook, encouraging families to work through their emotions with various storytelling techniques. Full Review | About the Book  

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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 exploration of issues of belonging and cultural identity. South Korean artist Minouk Lim once said, in reference to her art, “Today, under the changes caused by globalization, places are counted only as space; individuals are merely a resource or networking. Nietzsche was said to have wept as he embraced a downtrodden horse, but I want to weep, embracing places. Nevertheless, I also want to fight against the sense of powerlessness caused by melancholy, whether it is the feeling that overwhelmed...

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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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Book reviews

The Mission of Detective Mike – perfect for children on the move

The Mission of Detective Mike – perfect for children on the move

“Inspired by her own situation, Simone Costa-Eriksson found the perfect solution in the form of a children’s book, “The Mission of Detective Mike:...

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The Global Nomad’s Guide – a recommended read for any student #TCK

The Global Nomad’s Guide – a recommended read for any student #TCK

“Author, Tina Quick, speaks in simple, practical steps, reinforcing complicated or abstract concepts...

 
 
Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child – a Practical Workbook

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child – a Practical Workbook

The book has a strong theoretical component, aiming to be a “comprehensive guide to the often complex...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
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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

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 trying to express how they really feel about the experience...

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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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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 Mission of Detective Mike – perfect for children on the move

“Inspired by her own situation, Simone Costa-Eriksson found the perfect solution in the form of a children’s book, “The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad”, co-written with award-winning author Ana Serra. It tells of eight-year old Mike’s determined search for information about his upcoming departure to an unfamiliar land. Mike and his best friend Ikem […]

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The Global Nomad’s Guide – a recommended read for any student #TCK

“Author, Tina Quick, speaks in simple, practical steps, reinforcing complicated or abstract concepts with application or a recommended direct action. Only a few pages pass at a time without a tip, a piece of easy advice, or a reassuring nudge forward – making it a perfect resource for attention-strapped students, or a quick reference for […]

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Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child – a Practical Workbook

The book has a strong theoretical component, aiming to be a “comprehensive guide to the often complex emotions expat kids face.” It gives parents the tools to help kids express their inner emotional world during a big transition like an international move. On the other hand, it’s also a very practical workbook, encouraging families to […]

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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 trying to express how they really feel about the experience of growing up in a third culture. They have a different experience of the world to their parents. Recognizing this is essential for giving them the support they need. […]

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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.

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