A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection – the then and now – of expatriate life between two friends. Over the past twenty-five years, the authors have created homes for their families in 12 countries from Japan to Kazakhstan, Malaysia to the Netherlands, the US to India and Oman. Combined, they have raised five sons, supported their husbands’ careers, and cultivated their own passions in writing, publishing, mentoring and more.
Uplifting yet painfully honest, Monday Morning Emails delves into a myriad of tough subjects including identity, parenting, Third Culture Kids, faith, rootlessness, traumatic childhood experiences, anxiety and depression. Jo and Terry Anne emerge from this candidly emotional exchange drawing joy and growth from facing life’s challenges before an ever-changing backdrop. And together they affirm that mothers are mothers, wherever home may be. With input and advice from experts, this book will enlighten, guide, and offer solace.
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About the Author
“At the age of 26, I carried off my hopes and dreams in a 55-litre backpack, embarking on a six-month trek through Asia. Copious letters were written back to Canada and my adventures journaled in loving detail. Writing has always been a way of connecting with others and capturing my experiences for posterity. And now, a deep love of history, people and culture infuses my work as I travel and live globally.
I have walked much of that path with my travel companion and husband of 27 years and our three sons, each born in a different land. We currently live in India, the ninth country that we’ve called home. From Teacher to Cultural Trainer to Tour Guide/ Historian, I ultimately discovered my passion – as a writer and a researcher. I share my journey through my blog, hoping to convey a cultural and historical context to our world. My fi rst co-authored book Pioneers of Penang, affirmed my love of historical writing. Monday Morning Emails speaks to the power of writing and of claiming your personal stories. It seems that things have come full circle – this book will sit proudly alongside those old travel journals!”
Jo Parfitt has run Summertime Publishing since 1997. She has written over 30 books and helped well over a hundred new authors to write and publish their own. A journalist, editor, writer, speaker and teacher, she has lived abroad for almost 30 years – in France, Dubai, Oman, Norway, the Netherlands, Brunei and Malaysia. Jo specialises in inspiring others who write about expatriate issues.