(NOTE: Register for my Jo Parfitt’s In Conversation series below.) 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… 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
Louise Ross, author of The Winding Road to Portugal talks to Louise Wiles of Thriving Abroad about the rational for her book, how she approached gathering the stories and the themes that she drew from them.
Nicole Webb, author of China Blonde, talks to Brightside Story Studio. Why did you uproot your life and go overseas? “I met my husband, James, on a blind date when I was 35. He worked in hotels and warned me that they liked their staff to progress, which could involve moving overseas. After striving for… Read More Interview with author, Nicole Webb
Cath talks to Sundae Schneider-Bean on the Expat Happy Hour about her illustrated book, Living Elsewhere: Because a life overseas can be tough and, well, sometimes you just have to laugh.
Helena Jalanka, author Greetings from Abroadland, Experiences of Family Life Abroad, talks to Thriving Abroad about curiosity and adventure in Abroadland.
Helen Ellis joins Sundae Bean on the Expat Happy Hour to share her personal story, professional experience, and thought-provoking research on grandparenting from afar. A writer, scholar, and proud grandma, Helen’s Distance Families project brings the grandparent’s perspective to light.
The Benefits and How to Get Going This was one week into ‘lock down’ and I knew I needed something to get me focused, to wrestle me away from the endless scrolling, the hopeless searching for better news as I tried to wrap my head around this new reality. I hesitated. Did I need more… Read More Writing Through Challenging Times