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 26 years – in France, Dubai, Oman, Norway, the Netherlands, Brunei and Malaysia. Jo specialises in inspiring others who write about expatriate issues. She also has four main websites for you to browse and enjoy.

Summertime Publishing

Jo's publishing company (Est. 1997). The place for inspiration and news about writers and writing (mostly overseas).

Expat Bookshop

The place to go to learn about books by and for people living abroad.

Career In Your Suitcase

Jo wrote the first edition in 1998. Now in its 4th and co-authored with career counsellor Colleen Reichrath-Smith, this is your number one resource for creating a meaningful life overseas

Sunny Interval

Jo's personal blog about her new life with an empty nest in Kuala Lumpur