Monday Morning Emails


6 months, 12 countries, a thousand thoughts —
two mothers share the journey of
living a global life

A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection – the then and now – of expatriate life between two friends. Over the past twenty-five years, the authors have created homes for their families in 12 countries from Japan to Kazakhstan, Malaysia to the Netherlands, the US to India and Oman. Combined, they have raised five sons, supported their husbands’ careers, and cultivated their own passions in writing, publishing, mentoring and more.

Uplifting yet painfully honest, Monday Morning Emails delves into myriad of tough subjects including identity, parenting, Third Culture Kids, faith, rootlessness, traumatic childhood experiences, anxiety and depression. Jo and Terry Anne emerge from this candidly emotional exchange drawing joy and growth from facing life’s challenges before an ever-changing backdrop. And together they affirm that mothers are mothers, wherever home may be. With input and advice from experts, this book will enlighten, guide, and offer solace.

Monday Morning Emails is now available on Amazon.


Pioneers of Penang

An enchanting history of Penang, Malaysia told through the stories of its founding families.

Blending storytelling and photography, this coffee table book brings Malaysia’s history to life through the untold stories of prominent families, business owners, and artisans of the city.



Terry Anne is currently conducting research for her next book as a writer in residence in Penang, Malaysia.
Read more about her residency on her blog, Notes On A Boarding Pass.