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Family vacation in Little Switzerland: Echternach, Luxembourg (Part One)

Family vacation in Little Switzerland: Echternach, Luxembourg (Part One)

  Luxembourg is becoming one of our favorite places to take a family vacation, especially now my son is old enough to hike with us. On our third trip to this tiny country we choose to head south to the Mullerthal region, also known as little Switzerland. Echternach, the area’s cultural capital, was indeed the perfect place for us city folk to get back to nature for a few days and explore the hilly, forested region.   We stayed in…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Time to celebrate! Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand will be released TOMORROW as eBook on Kobo, Amazon, iBooks, and NOOK! To celebrate, I’m giving TWO eBooks away this weekend on Facebook. To enter, all you have to do is comment with the name of a place (town, trek, beach, temple, etc.) you want to visit in Nepal or Thailand on the special Giveaway post. Contest closes Monday night, May 15! Tuesday morning (Amsterdam time) I will randomly…

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Celebrating Mystery Week on Goodreads: The Lover’s Portrait paperback giveaway!

Celebrating Mystery Week on Goodreads: The Lover’s Portrait paperback giveaway!

To celebrate Mystery Week on Goodreads, I’ve set up a paperback giveaway of The Lover’s Portrait! Don’t miss your chance to win a signed paperback copy of my amateur sleuth art mystery. Giveaway ends May 16. Good luck! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson Giveaway ends May 16, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway  

Claiming My Place in the World by Jennifer S. Alderson

Claiming My Place in the World by Jennifer S. Alderson

I thought I was so cool, handing over twenty-five Euros to a freshly washed junkie I’d met in a Red Light District coffeeshop, instead of one of the smellier ones lurking on the poorly-lit bridges crisscrossing the canals. As soon as he pocketed the cash, he scurried outside and charged down the street. I hurried after him, half-running to keep up. When he darted into a darkened alleyway, I froze and my guard went up. Was he robbing me, or…

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Twitter for Beginners

Twitter for Beginners

I am often asked by author friends new to Twitter what hashtags are and why they should be using them. Quite simply, when you tweet a message with no hashtags it is invisible to anyone not following you. And when you are just starting out, that won’t be many people. Twitter users can ‘find’ tweets two ways: searching for a keyword or checking their favorite hashtag streams. Yet the results are surprisingly different. Try it one time. For example, when…

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Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers Month Wraps Up

Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers Month Wraps Up

April is upon us which means ‘Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers month’ is now officially over. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog in March to read the seven wonderful articles and interviews by Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe, Anne Hamilton, myself (Jennifer S. Alderson), Beth Green, Pamela Allegretto and Annika Milisic-Stanley. It was an honor for me to feature their posts and I enjoyed learning more about all of their stories! If you missed any of…

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Interview with Expat Fiction author Annika Milisic-Stanley

Interview with Expat Fiction author Annika Milisic-Stanley

I stumbled across Annika Milisic-Stanley’s debut novel, The Disobedient Wife on Goodreads while searching for ‘Expat Fiction’. After I had posted my 5 star review of her gorgeous novel, we came in contact via social media. I am glad she was able to take time away from her work as a fundraiser for a refugees center in Rome to share this fascinating interview with us.   Interview with Expat Fiction author Annika Milisic-Stanley   What is your background?  I originate…

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The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

Pamela Allegretto is the author of my favorite historical fiction novel of 2016, Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, a captivating story set in Italy during World War Two. Her own experiences as an exchange student and expat living in the country of her forefathers inspired the characters, plot and beautifully described setting for her debut novel. It is a pleasure to learn more about its inception.   The Birth of a Novel By Pamela Allegretto The tutelage of my Italian…

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Stories Everywhere by Beth Green

Stories Everywhere by Beth Green

When I published my first novel, Down and Out in Kathmandu, one of the first ‘reviewers’ I emailed the good news to was Beth Green, Book Editor of The Displaced Nation, a global community of creative expats. Even though she politely informed me that she didn’t do straight up book reviews, we kept in touch and I have had the pleasure of contributing to two of her columns. Ever since our first email conversation, I’ve been fascinated with her TCK…

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