|Book launch for @Home in Dubai at Central Perk, Dubai (2012)
I'm writing a bit of a different blog today that puts the spotlight on the publisher of my first book, @Home in Dubai - Getting Connected Online and on the Ground. Jo Parfitt of Summertime Publishing was among the first to see a proposal I had written for a book I had in mind called 'A Year in Dubai'. I'll never forget the rush when she told me she thought I had a great idea and then how my bubble burst when she suggested I shelve it! She quickly brought the light back when she asked if I would write about life in Dubai from a bit of a different perspective... more of a 'how to' peppered with my personal experiences and interspersed with interviews with other expats and lots of links to online resources. The contract was signed and @Home in Dubai was born! And, Jo and I have since become great friends and collaborators ;)
Fast forward four years and Summertime Publishing has continued to grow in leaps and bounds, publishing books that focus on expat living and advice, including a few very poignant memoirs and some fiction thrown in for good measure. Recently, a decision was made to split the collection and create a sister publishing company called Springtime Books. I was notified that my book would be one of the books that would make the move and that I would be continuing the marketing and distribution collaboration with fellow Summertime author, Jack Scott (Perking the Pansies), who would head up the new entity.
|Jack Scott, head honcho at Springtime
I'm in the company of some of my favorites and in celebration of the launch of Springtime Books we'll be doing some give aways on Goodreads from April 18th to May 17th. The books that will be participating so far include:
@Home in Dubai
Fly Away Home
Bitten by Spain
Passage of the Stork
Sleeping People Lie
Feel free to share the news about the Goodreads give away and enter to win! Each book requires an entry so click on all of the links above (if you haven't already), save the page links and schedule a reminder to enter anytime between April 18th and May 17th. I'll be sending out reminders too so stay tuned!
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