UYD Magazine’s Q&A with Chris O’Shaughnessy

adventuresarrivals_LOW-RES-COVER“Chris O’Shaughnessy’s new book Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in-Between is not only entertaining and enjoyable, it includes helpful information and advice for global nomads, third culture kids (TCKs), and others in transition.  His sense of humor pervades his engaging stories about growing up cross-culturally, which provide practical information and advice on important topics such as making friends, transition, identity, and more.”

Read Alice Wu’s Q&A with Chris on UYD Magazine.

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One to One with Jo Parfitt

Jo ParfittYou also started up Career in Your Suitcase – what’s the story there and how has it expanded?

Career in Your Suitcase began in Stavanger in 1996 when I attended my first women’s professional networking group. I thought I had nothing to say, but when I ended up chatting to the program’s organizer about my writing career spanning nearly a decade and three countries, she asked if I would be the next month’s speaker. I was terrified, but shared what I had learned. They loved it and so I planned both a workshop and a book called Career in Your Suitcase while I was there and ran the workshop with another expat writer, Elizabeth Douet. In March 1998, she and I were invited to run our workshop at a Paris expat women’s conference, called Women on the Move. The book was published in time for this event and received a great reception. I continued to learn about portable careers and write about them as a journalist, and kept on revising the book. In 2013 the fourth edition came out, this time with a Canadian, expat, career counselor as co-author, and Colleen Reichrath-Smith and I are now working on more material. Now that we have the Internet, the time has never been better to have a career in your suitcase.

More from Jo Parfitt on Global Living Magazine.

An Interview with Madeleine Lenagh

POTSCoverLoRes LOW RESSpringtime Book’s editor-in-chief, Jane Dean, talks to Madeleine Lenagh about her inspirational debut book, Passage of the Stork, delivering the soul.

Madeleine talks about how she came to write the book, its message and how she plans to get it noticed. Read the Interview here.

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