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For those of you who have been waiting for the print version of Home, James to be released, I have great news: it’s here! Home, James is now available on paperback through Amazon.

Grab yourself a copy today! You can also buy a copy as a gift for an expat family you love, or for friends and family who’d love an entertaining glimpse into the world of a kid in global transition.

And in other exciting news… I’ve received my first piece of fan mail!

It made my day when I got this sweet, handwritten note from Abby, an American girl living in China. She really resonated with James and his story. Here’s what she had to say.

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Today is an extra-special day for me. First of all, it’s Read Across America Day! As you might guess, I’m a big fan of books and reading. Why was March 2nd chosen as Read Across America Day? Well, it’s the birthday of one of America’s favorite authors, the one-and-only Dr. Seuss. I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss, too. But there’s one more reason today is special to me. March 2nd also happens to be MY birthday, too! And, hey, I’m a big fan of birthdays. So, to celebrate all these wonderful things, I’m giving you a gift. You can…

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I’m incredibly happy to let you know that HOME, JAMES has been released! Even better news? It’s FREE in the Kindle store for the next 24 hours. Get your copy here: http://amzn.to/2skvdoW and be sure to share the link with family and friends who love a good book. I hope you enjoy the story! If you do, would you please leave a quick review on Amazon? Thank you!

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The cover for HOME, JAMES is ready! Here it is: I love this cover! The world map will stretch to the back of the book, and I think it’s perfect that China is on one side, and the U.S. is on the other. The puzzle pieces look great and are an important theme for James throughout the story. I can’t wait for you to read the book. HOME, JAMES will be released in just four more days, on February 10, 2018 on Amazon. Subscribe to get a notification email with a link when the book comes out!

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The launch of my book, HOME, JAMES, is less than a month away. I’m so excited! I’m putting together a rockin’ Launch Team for the big occasion. Interested in joining? By signing up for the Launch Team, you will get: FREE Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of my debut novel, HOME, JAMES Access to a behind-the-scenes Facebook group Exclusive Launch Team drawings and giveaways My undying gratitude! As part of the Launch Team, you commit to: Reading the ARC and writing a short review to post on Amazon on Launch Day, February 10, 2018 Sharing posts about HOME, JAMES on your…

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Congratulation to @a.lau320 for winning the Book Bundle Giveaway! Woo-hoo! If you entered the giveaway but didn’t win, never fear. More giveaways, sneak peeks, and bonus material are coming your way. And if you missed your chance to enter, you can sign up now to get in on all the fun.

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  I love finding good fiction books that talk about living cross-culturally. This year, I found three great middle-grade novels that featured main characters living in a new country. I think they are excellent stories, especially for TCKs and expat families. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan In fact, I like them so much that I’m giving away these three books to one lucky winner! By signing up, you’ll also receive news on my upcoming cross-cultural middle grade novel, HOME, JAMES, due…

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What are some of the unique things facing TCKs and their parents while they are living in a host country? Loneliness, schooling issues, and health matters are just some of the things that spring to my mind, and there are plenty more. I’m writing about about 10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Raising TCKs over at Taking Route. Join me there, and add your comments about the lessons you’ve learned in your own experience.

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Hello and Happy Holidays! If you’ve stumbled upon this website, please know that it is currently under construction. I’m getting it ready for the release of my debut novel, HOME, JAMES, which is due out in just a couple of months. Sign up if you’d like to keep up-to-date with the release details. Until then, I’d love for you to have a look at my writing over on my blog, Small Town Laowai, where I’ve been writing about my family’s experiences as expats in China. See you back here soon!

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