Interview with Expat Author - Clarissa Gosling

29 January, 2020 15:51  Expat Library Expat Library

Clarissa Gosling with booksClarissa Gosling moved from the UK to The Netherlands in 2014 with her husband and two children.

1. Why did you move abroad?
We moved abroad because my husband was offered a job in The Netherlands. At the time we had a two-year old son and a six month old daughter. We were keen for them to experience a different culture and to learn a second language from a young age. As his job was a permanent position we chose to live in a smaller town, and to send the children to the local Dutch school, so that we could become part of the local community rather than socialising solely with expats.

2. How do you make a living? Are you a full time writer?
We had already decided I would stay at home after the birth of our second child, which made the decision to move easier as I didn’t need to find a job here too. Since she has started school I’ve decided not to return to work as an academic librarian, the career I had before, and instead am building my author business. I write during school hours and in the evenings, while also managing the household, which doesn’t quite add up to full time.  (More)


Welcome to our Expat Library!

05 November, 2012 17:42  Expat Library Expat Library

Library with globe @ FotoliaBeing an expat can have a steep learning curve. Maybe that is why so many of us turn to blogging, a forum in which you can complain, compare, and commiserate. Stories of visa woes, culinary triumphs and catastrophes, and all the madness that comes with living abroad make for a fascinating story.  (More)