Finding Your Feet in Chicago

Book Cover: Finding Your Feet in Chicago
Editions:Paperback: £ 10.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781904881681
Pages: 274
Kindle: £ 5.49 GBP

Finding Your Feet in Chicago

Véronique Martin-Place

You won't get lost in the Windy City with this down-to-earth guide in your pocket. New in town? Relax in the knowledge that everything you need to help you settle into to the USA's third largest city with your family is here. Written by an expat wife and mother, Véronique Martin-Place, you can be sure no corner of the area known fondly as The Loop has been unexplored. Topics include:

  • How to find the right school for your child
  • How to find the right place to live
  • How to make friends and have fun
  • How to make the most of your host city
Reviews:Cindy McCarthy, founder of wrote:

Your go to guide to discovering all this family-friendly city has to offer. Martin-Place’s tried and true advice will make you feel like a local in no time!

Wendy Widom, partner at wrote:

Incredibly helpful and informative guide for expat parents who find themselves relocating to Chicago. How I wish that even I, an American from birth, had been able to find a book like this before I moved to Chicago with my family!

Toni Summers-Hargis, author Rules, Britannia wrote:

This book is all you need. Finding Your Feet in Chicago will help lessen the anxiety that often comes with such a move.

Author: Véronique Martin-Place

"The Finding Your Feet in Chicago" author, Véronique Martin-Place, is an experienced expatriate spouse and mom. She has already had three relocations around the globe, plus a move back "home" to France from 2005 to 2008. She lived in Norway for three years from 1999 to 2002 and spent three years in Sri Lanka from 2002 to 2005, where she became the mother of two adorable TCKs. She has been living in Chicago, USA, since July 2008. Facing a new relocation and then a new professional adjustment, she decided to launch her own portable career in the writing and editing industry in 2009. Her small business, Writer Forever (, was born. She specialises in topics such as expatriation, parenting abroad, expat women, travel, and education as well as children’s books. Those subjects are the core of her expat identity, and Veronique is thrilled to influence and positively advise people through her writing. She works either in French or English. She is a regular contributing writer for online magazines and websites such as ExpatLive, ExpatInfoDesk, Families in the Loop, Femmexpat, France USA Media, SuperExpat, and Think French. She also has her own blog about expat issues in French: Veronique holds a PhD in Political Science. She has ten years professional experience in research and education in France (University of Paris I, Audencia Nantes School of Management) and abroad (NIBR, Norway; French International School of Colombo, Sri Lanka).