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Today’s a special day for Anne O’Connell, one I’m excited to share with her and with you. Fourteen months ago I reviewed her nonfiction book Riveting Expat Reads: Celebrating @ Home in Dubai. Anne’s been busy since then, relocating from the United Arab Emirates to Thailand and writing up a storm. Not only is today […]

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A few months ago I reviewed longtime expat Apple Gidley’s terrific memoir Expat Life Slice by Slice. I knew many readers would find it interesting to hear about how a newly published author goes about her writing. Our interview follows. *  *  * I asked Apple to start by sharing when she first realized she had a […]

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It’s been awhile since we last met up with Matt Krause, author of the amazingly beautiful A Tight Wide-Open Space: Falling in Love in a Muslim Land (Delridge Press: 2011), a book I wrote about in A Love Song for Turkey and Author Matt Krause on Writing. As long promised, I wanted to share with you Matt’s insightful thoughts […]

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  Is it any wonder that writers read and readers often write? We enjoy getting lost between the pages of a book, drawn into the world created by the author. We’re enthralled with the intoxicating power of the written word. One of the best books I had the pleasure of encountering this year was A […]

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The following is a guest post from my lovely friend and fellow co-author of Turning Points: 25 Inspiring Stories From Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Turned Their Careers and Their Lives Around (Kate Cobb, editor, Summertime Publishing, 2011), Sarah Koblow. Sarah lives with her family in Doha, Qatar and blogs at Count Only Sunny Hours. You can catch […]

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Hey there. Today I’m over at expat publisher Jo Parfitt’s site in a new feature we’re calling Writing Business Bits. Based on the positive response to my recent three-part guest post about Jack Canfield’s insights on book marketing and promotion, Jo has asked me to contribute a series of monthly posts. Topics will focus on how […]

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Last month, some of you Adventurers may recall that I wrote about Julia Simens’ insightful book Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child. While interviewing Julia I had asked a few questions about how she went about writing her book. As someone in the early throes of trying to write a book, I can tell you that […]

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Recently I was guest posting over at Jo Parfitt’s website again, finishing the last in a three-part series on Steve Harrison’s (of Radio/Television Interview Report) interview with mega-selling author and co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise, Jack Canfield. I enjoy listening to such ‘webinars’ (web seminars) to glean the nuggets of wisdom, experience, […]

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Some of you will remember an earlier post I did on Derek Haines about reasons to be a writer, and why he cracks me up. Well, he’s done it again. This time, Derek shares his Ten Golden Rules of Successful Writing. It’s very easy for writers to get caught up in themselves. Think about it: you […]

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The other day Jo Parfitt ran the second of my guest posts in a three-part series about ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ co-founder/business mogul Jack Canfield. The series is based on a recent webinar interview of Canfield by Steve Harrison of the Radio & TV Interview Report. In addition to co-authoring more than 200 titles […]

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For a little change of pace, we’re going to do something different today. I’m over at Jo Parfitt’s blog with the first of a three-part guest post Getting to Where You Want to Be, Part I. I recently listened to an insightful webinar interview with Jack Canfield, co-founder of the immensely popular ‘Chicken Soup of […]

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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 […]

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