Expat life stripped bare Edited by Carrie Frais Grief, loneliness, Brexit, motherhood, identity, belonging, single parenthood, rootlessness, drinking culture and integration are just some of the issues tackled in a series of powerful stories written by ten women on the challenges of expat life. In one of the first books of its kind, these women reveal… Read More #LivingTheDream
“I’m truly settled here and I’ve created a life that I’m very happy with. If anything I would like to ramp up my writing and communications, perhaps a book, but one thing leads to another and we don’t necessarily choose our itinerary through life. I just hope I’ll still be doing what I’m doing in… Read More Real-life Stories of Moving to Portugal
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.
“This book is not only for people who desire to live another life, but for people who want to feel inspired by those “blueprint breakers” who make it happen. Regardless of whether you move or not, this book will fill you with the power of possibility!” Virginia Walker on Amazon About the Book
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN you discover that you’re writing the wrong memoir? Well, if you are Louise Ross, you make the decision to write the right book. In this case, it was going from writing her own memoir to instead writing a collective one that includes the tales of the women she met in… Read More Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk on writing the right book
What was it that prompted you to write it? “Not long after moving to Portugal, I was hearing captivating personal stories from women in the international community, the caliber of which caused me to take stock of just how exciting and stimulating it was to be mingling with a group of worldly, educated, well-traveled and… Read More Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk on Expat Focus
The Expat Bookshop is brought to you by Summertime Publishing and Springtime Books. The bookshop is the place to find interesting, amusing and informative books written by expats for expats. From moving abroad, country guides and expatriate memoir to books about emotional well being, third culture kids, family life and making a living anywhere in the world,… Read More The Expat Bookshop Renewed