Friday, 12 July 2013

New Book

So yeah, my new book is out. Very exciting and all that but the hard work is just beginning - getting the word out!

This one is a bit of a departure for me as it's not meant to be remotely funny and - gasp - it's more or less opinion-free. I can tell you, it was a real challenge to stick to the facts and not insert my own viewpoint on every single page.

Briefly, it's called "The Stress-Free Guide To Studying In The States; A Step-by-Step Plan for International Students", and it's a comprehensive guide for any high schooler (and parents) even remotely considering coming to the States for college. The idea for it came because I was starting to get more and more questions about American colleges and the application process from friends in England.  (I have one child in college and another about to start applying.) It only took one friend to say "I think this is your next book", and voila, here it is.

It's taken about a year to write because every sentence had to be a) factual, b) cross-checked, and c) backed up by a citation or a web site. A lot of work, especially for someone like me who's not big on dotting I's and crossing T's.

So if you know any teens, or parents of teens, of careers teachers who might need this, please spread the word.

Here's the link to my new web site (still being tweaked) and a link to the US Amazon page and the UK page. 


  1. You are one amazing lady! Kudos to you and I will spread the word.

  2. Congrats! I know you put an amazing amount of work into this book, so well done getting it done and dusted.

  3. Congratulations! I'll send this link to the guidance counselors at #2s school and do the same at the international school where I teach. Most of the Korean kids I know aspire to study abroad; a US (preferably Ivy league) school is the ultimate goal for most of them. This should be an invaluable resource!

  4. Congratulations - and it sounds like a great idea. I'm sure now that UK universities are charging more, people will be looking to US colleges to study. I'll probably be reading it in 10 years' time!


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