Author Interviews, Book Reviews

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

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 for followers of Expatbookshop.com anyway.) Only, Patrick works for the… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti

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

Writers' Resources

The Life Story Jar

A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. The Japanese ginger jar inspired the framework for The Life Story Jar Programme. We are born perfect as porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have had many experiences and may have developed a few cracks along… Read More The Life Story Jar