Did I ever tell you about the time I emotionally wounded a bus driver during our 2nd month in Amsterdam?
No? Well, now you can read it in a new book about expat life in The Netherlands. A new book that my writing is featured in!
Oh, did I ever tell you about the time I was published in a book?
No? Well, crap, it's like we never tell each other ANYTHING anymore.
OK, actually, I've been saving this little secret for a while, and can finally tell you all about it.
A little over a month ago, I found out my submissions were accepted for an anthology of expat stories put together by a group of women bloggers in The Netherlands.
A few months before that, I had been introduced by a new blogging friend to said group of women bloggers, and I decided to submit something.
All because almost a year ago, I met said blogging friend at a writing workshop that I had signed up for in an act of comfort-zone defiance.
And today, I have two stories in a book. An actual available-on-Amazon book! And not the kind that my kids staple together and begrudgingly let me sign as a ghostwriter (though Mia and the Pirates is a work I'm damn proud of).
Are you an expat in The Netherlands? Maybe you're planning on moving here? Perhaps you married a Dutchie, or have Dutch family? Just have an extensive collection of windmill souvenirs? Then this book is for you!
Dutched Up! is available electronically right now through Amazon and iTunes, paperback version coming soon.
I'm honored to be among the contributors-- some fabulous women and writers are on the list-- and thrilled to be part of this project. Thankful, happy, and amazed.