Carrie Frais and Jane Mitchell are the Brits behind popular website www.mumabroad.com. Both are based in Spain and are fine writers. Last year they decided to reach out to other expatriate mothers in places such as France and Australia and ask them to tell their stories in the anthology that became #LivingTheDream. This is no… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews #LivingTheDream
When Canadian Karen Patterson decided she needed an adventure, life took her to Beijing, China where she experienced such highs and lows she might as well have been on a rollercoaster. A woman with a knack for spotting a business idea a mile off, never too scared to take a risk, Karen was responsible for… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Taking on China by Karen Patterson
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
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
Expat Partner – Staying Active & Finding Work by Carine Bormans and Marie Geukens As the person behind the Career in Your Suitcase concept and co-author of the fourth edition of the book of the same name I am a sucker for books on dual careers. This is such an important topic and yet there… Read More Jo Parfitt reviews Expat Partner
“This is a book I plan to recommend to my clients who are living abroad or planning to return home. Too often those of us living a globally mobile life feel alone in our fears and this story helps to show that not only are there others grappling with some of the same challenges, but… Read More Recommended for Those Living a Global life
“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
“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… Read More Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer
Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.
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… Read More Monday Morning Emails Out Now!
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… Read More Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt