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Parfitt, Mannering, Bertuccelli & Dean [Eds.], Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference

Parfitt, Mannering, Bertuccelli & Dean [Eds.], Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference

                    Insights and Interviews from the 2014 Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference: The Global Family Redefined  Almost 20 years ago, four women sat round an Indianapolis kitchen table and had a dream. They dreamed of creating a conference that would inspire, support, inform and encourage families living overseas. 2015 marks the 17th Families in Global Transition conference which currently takes place in Washington, DC, attended by people from every sector: corporate, missions, military and education. Researchers, teachers,...

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Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

                    My Moving Booklet  My Moving Booklet is designed to help children through the initial stages of an upcoming move. Moving usually means going through quite a roller coaster of feelings. It can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. It can be very sad to say goodbye, but it can also be incredibly fun to experience new things and meet new people. Everybody experiences a move differently, but it is very important that you are able to say goodbye properly. This will allow children to truly welcome the new challenges...

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Nell Smith, Retire to the Life You Love

Nell Smith, Retire to the Life You Love

    Retire to the Life You Love – Practical Tools for Designing Your Meaningful Future Retire to the Life You Love invites you to embrace your future from the inside, out. Through its practical tools and real life examples, you gain clarity and confidence to be the unique individual you are and to do what is most important and joyful to you. This is a work of wisdom inspired by the author’s more than 25 years of experience facilitating the career transitions of thousands of men and women. www.retiretothelifeyoulove.com REVIEWS “One of the most insightful and practical books...

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Douglas W. Ota, Safe Passage

Douglas W. Ota, Safe Passage

    Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it Moving is one of life’s greatest challenges. The largest study in educational research history demonstrates that moving harms learning. But moving not only challenges students. The experience of lost identity extends across the lifespan, also affecting parents and school staff. Firmly grounded in psychological theory and cutting-edge neuroscience, Safe Passage maps the challenges and charts a course for individuals, schools, and accrediting bodies to navigate them. Although primarily...

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Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

      B at Home: Emma Moves Again Emma is only ten years old, but has already moved twice. Now, her parents are telling her the family is moving again. She’s furious, sad, nervous, and a little excited, all at the same time. Unsure of how to tackle these conflicting emotions, she turns to B, her faithful teddy bear. While trying to come to terms with the challenges of another move, what Emma really wants is just to ‘be at home’. As the journeys of Emma and B unfold, home changes once again, but home also begins to take on a new meaning that Emma can take with her wherever...

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Trisha Carter & Rachel Yates, Finding Home Abroad

Trisha Carter & Rachel Yates, Finding Home Abroad

      Finding Home Abroad: A guided journal for adapting to life overseas Let’s be honest: expat life can be tough. Although exciting, exhilarating and enriching, it can also be one of the greatest challenges you face. Get the tools you need to succeed in this guided journal, created by Trisha Carter (cross cultural psychologist), and Rachel Yates (expatriate resource developer). In a world where the rules are different, the environment unfamiliar and your support network far away, they will guide you through the process to a successful overseas relocation. Whether this is...

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Margaret A Frame, Passage to Persia

Margaret A Frame, Passage to Persia

Dr Adelaide Kibbe Passage to Persia: Writings of an American doctor during her life in Iran, 1929-1957 Adelaide Kibbe was a 27 year-old missionary physician when she set out from New York on the steamer SS American Banker, headed for Iran, in 1929. Her route to Persia took her through England, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and Egypt, all detailed in her letters. Little did she know it would be 28 years before she returned home, and during the ensuing decades would see huge cultural and political changes in her adopted country. She saw the development of modern roads, railway and air transport,...

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Paul Allen, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Paul Allen, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Moving to a new country is certainly not as hard as it may seem, but it does take a concrete decision, followed by decisive action. This book helps you make that decision, and points you firmly in the right direction to not only move but live successfully in your new home. Once you’ve read this book you will be able to answer all-important questions such as … Is moving abroad really right for me? Do I have a temperament suited to the expatriate life? Am I considering emigrating for the right reasons? Would I be best placed staying where I am? Where in the world, home or away,...

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Natalie Tollenaere, The Art of Possibilities

Natalie Tollenaere, The Art of Possibilities

The Art of Possibilities: Creating our path in an international mobile life Natalie is a bilingual (English and French) life coach specialising in services for globally mobile families. An artist and an art therapist, she combines her creative life and her life experience with her professional training. In essence she practises “the art of coaching through art”. This creative journey helps internationally mobile individuals and families develop life skills for life on the move. Also available in French: L’Art des Possibles www.natalietoll.com           Follow...

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Book reviews

Author Interview – I speak to Margie Frame, about her mother’s memoir

Author Interview – I speak to Margie Frame, about her mother’s memoir

Dr Adelaide Kibbe On March 1st 2014 we publish the memoir and writings of a doctor, based in Iran in the first half of the last century. It is a fascinating insight...

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I talk to Toni Summers Hargis about her new book Stress-Free Guide to Studying in the States

I talk to Toni Summers Hargis about her new book Stress-Free Guide to Studying in the States

I first heard about Toni Summers Hargis when I was sent a copy of her first book, entitled Rules Britannia,...

 
 
Is Wendy Williams your fairy godmother?

Is Wendy Williams your fairy godmother?

In her review of Wendy Williams’ The Globalisation of Love (Summertime, 2011) for Dutchnews.nl, journalist Shelley...

 
 
Expat novel Sunshine Soup strikes a chord

Expat novel Sunshine Soup strikes a chord

Fellow author Kama Frankling recently penned this 5-star review of Jo Parfitt‘s Sunshine Soup...

 
 
McKerley & Schippers’ Bloodlines is “intriguing right from page one”

McKerley & Schippers’ Bloodlines is “intriguing right from page one”

Authors Thomas McKerley and Ingrid Schippers were delighted to receive this rather glamorous reader review...

 
 
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Articles and tips

Announcing the arrival of Springtime Books, our little sister

Announcing the arrival of Springtime Books, our little sister

Spring has definitely sprung here at Summertime Publishing and we have lots to celebrate. If you watch our It’s Time video on YouTube it will give you a taste...

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300 copies sold in 8 weeks! How did Nell Smith do it?

300 copies sold in 8 weeks! How did Nell Smith do it?

Nell’s book was published just before Christmas. She’s no ‘silver surfer’, doesn’t...

 
 
Now in its second year – new writers need apply for the FIGT ParfittPascoe Writing Residency

Now in its second year – new writers need apply for the FIGT ParfittPascoe Writing Residency

Jo Parfitt and the writing team including the scholars 2014, left to right, Nikki Kazimova, Dounia Bertuccelli,...

 
 
the mystery of the mundane

the mystery of the mundane

Thanks, Nova! I’m inspired again. And again it’s the Writers’ Café that did the trick....

 
 
The birth of our Writers’ Café

The birth of our Writers’ Café

thanks to Nova for the photo! Today, we held our first Writer’s Café in Kuala Lumpur. I have to admit,...

 
 
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Author interviews

Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference: The story of a dream come true, a global collaboration and a volunteer project

Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference: The story of a dream come true, a global collaboration and a volunteer project

              I’ve been attending the Families in Global Transition conference for 15 years now and have always loved it....

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I talk to newly published author, Nell Smith, about her book, Retire to the Life you Love

I talk to newly published author, Nell Smith, about her book, Retire to the Life you Love

Nell Smith                         I first...

 
 
I talk to newly published author, Christopher O’Shaughnessy, about his new book, Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between

I talk to newly published author, Christopher O’Shaughnessy, about his new book, Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between

    It is hard to believe that I had never even met our latest author, Christopher, until...

 
 
I talk to newly-published author, Doug W Ota

I talk to newly-published author, Doug W Ota

Doug Ota It has been a long time in the coming, since I first met my newest published author, Doug Ota,...

 
 
Author to author, I talk to our latest author, Valérie Besanceney

Author to author, I talk to our latest author, Valérie Besanceney

Valérie today   Valérie aged 2, with B B today, sewn onto a new bear It was almost exactly two...

 
 
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Book news

Announcing the arrival of Springtime Books, our little sister

Announcing the arrival of Springtime Books, our little sister

Spring has definitely sprung here at Summertime Publishing and we have lots to celebrate. If you watch our It’s Time video on YouTube it will give you a taste...

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SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING REDUCES PRICES OF FIVE TITLES FOR CHRISTMAS

Summertime Publishing is reducing the Kindle edition of the following titles to $3.99 (Amazon.com) and...

 
 

Summertime publishes its 70th title

During 2012 we published a whopping 25 titles in print format, with almost the same number again being...

 
 

Summertime book launch gets on TV

Book launches are the perfect way to celebrate a newly published book and get your promotion off to...

 
 
The Thinking Tank #48 Women’s Fiction!

The Thinking Tank #48 Women’s Fiction!

Yes, I know I am supposed to bang on about life’s crappy stuff and how to deal with it, but honestly,...

 
 
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Announcing the arrival of Springtime Books, our little sister

There is no more perfect time for a change than in spring. Not only have two familiar faces joined the management team, but a new all-inclusive program has been created too. Jack Scott and Jane Dean join Jo Parfitt in a new imprint that they call Springtime Books.

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300 copies sold in 8 weeks! How did Nell Smith do it?

Nell’s book was published just before Christmas. She’s no ‘silver surfer’, doesn’t blog, tweet or do Facebook, so how did she sell so many books? When Nell got in touch for the third time in as many weeks to order more books, I was impressed. I’m still impressed. So I asked her to share her […]

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Parfitt, Mannering, Bertuccelli & Dean [Eds.], Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference

This anthology of insights and interviews from the 2014 FIGT conference was written by the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residents. Published by Summertime Publishing.

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Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

Through creative and fun exercises, Valérie Besanceney’s “My Moving Booklet” (Summertime 2015) helps young children negotiate a relocation.

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Insights and Interviews from the 2014 FIGT Conference: The story of a dream come true, a global collaboration and a volunteer project

And so, in late 2013 I put out a plea for applications for what was named the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency. In 2014 Australian Sue Mannering, Americans Dounia Bertuccelli and Justine Ickes and Italian Cristina Bertarelli made their way to the conference in Washington, DC, and wrote about everything that happened there. This material became more than 50 blogs and articles that were circulated on social media and used on the FIGT website.

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I talk to newly published author, Nell Smith, about her book, Retire to the Life you Love

My passion is to help people choose a life direction that is personally meaningful, joyful, or important to them. The bigger message is that individually and collectively, the large generation currently retiring has an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference for the greater good of society.

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Nell Smith, Retire to the Life You Love

Through practical tools and real-life examples, Nell Smith’s “Retire to the Life You Love” (Summertime Publishing 2014), helps you gain clarity and confidence as you move to the next stage of life.

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