Writers Abroad (WIN Radio)

I’ve written about Jo Parfitt before, but for new adventurers I’d like to share that Jo is a five-time British expat (Oman, Dubai, back to UK, Norway and The Netherlands) who has carved out the most amazing career as what I term a ‘serial entrepreneur extraordinaire’.

This is one savvy woman:

  • author (27 books, with her first novel coming out in autumn)
  • journalist/columnist (thousands of articles, interviews, book reviews)
  • writing teacher/mentor (she’s launched many writers on their way all over the world, and gently coaxed dozens of books out of others)
  • publisher/publishing consultant (has run her own Summertime Publishing since 1996, and been published herself by several big name UK publishers)

Jo never stops growing, learning and pushing herself (my favorite characteristic of her). She’s always on the cutting edge of what’s going on in the writing, publishing and book marketing world. She incorporated social media into her repetoire when  others were just learning how to spell blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc.

When one of her published authors, Niamh Ni Bhroin, shared the amazing songs she’d written and performed about stories in her life reflected in her book The Singing Warrior, Jo learned how to have a CD made, and has helped Niamh turn it into a popular seller.  (So add producer to her list of credits.)

No wonder I wasn’t surprised that Jo now has her own radio show, Writers Abroad, on the Women’s International Network (WIN). But what was surprising to me was when Jo asked me to share with her radio followers my perspectives as a fairly new writer.

To say I was humbled to be on her show and grateful for the opportunity is an understatement. I share this with you not because I said anything particularly clever, but because I want you to see (okay, hear) what it’s like to work with someone who is a very giving person. She never stops thinking about what’s new, different, helpful, inspiring.

If you think I’m the only one who feels this way, think again. Her supporters are legion. Seriously. It’s a global community of appreciative colleagues and fans.

As with anything Jo does, you’re guaranteed to learn a lot and enjoy yourself in the process. Talk about an adventure!

So if you have a chance and are interested, wander over to JoParfitt.com and check out her interview of me. 

And no, that’s not how I sound. At least I didn’t think I did…


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