“I was shot at 10.30 at night, and I remembered the first 15 minutes but then had no recollection of anything for around 6 hours, although I am told I was never unconscious, until I had had chest drains inserted in the Emergency Room of a hospital in the capital. I really wanted to know what happened during that time, so I asked all of those who were with me at the time and wrote it all down. That became Chapter 5 of my first book and just sat there for the next 4 years until I started writing seriously in 2010.”
Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague.
Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in The Hague (Netherlands) a few weeks ago reminded me that supporting TCKs and expatriate families is what I really care about, the field I want to work in.
More from Tanya | About Misunderstood
‘At 7 months, I embarked on my first international trip. On March 6, 1957, we headed out from Rangoon to Beirut, Lebanon. Because of the different electric voltages around the world, my parents carried a 110 electric hot plate as well as a 220 one, a pan in which to sterilize bottles for my milk and all my food for the trip. I did okay except for a loud crying session in first class after the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Ford Foundation boarded in Karachi and sat down next to us. We stayed a few days in Beirut and my brothers went and saw the ruins at Baalbek. I guess I was too young to appreciate them.’
More… | About the Book
Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his new life. Quite by chance, his blog became one of the most popular on that side of the Aegean. This led directly to his best-selling memoir, Perking the Pansies and the sequel, Turkey Street. To add a little descriptive colour to his writing, Jack devised or purloined some new words and phrases to depict the numerous variants of the expat species he encountered along the way. Jack’s tongue was firmly in his cheek.
You can read Jack’s Expat Glossary here.