I first met Jo a few years ago when I attended one of her writing courses. She was the motivation I needed to follow my dream of a writing career, instead of doing it as a sideline whilst holding down a loveless full time job.
I saw the success Jo has made of a writing career, despite moving from country to country over two decades as an accompanying spouse, and she inspired me.
Last May, I interviewed her at her home following the publication of her 25th book. For many months I struggled to find a publication to get an article about her published - some editors had already included an article on Jo or a review of "Career in your Suitcase", were about to feature her new book or had a contribution from Jo due to hit the press any day.
So I was delighted when my article "The Expat Entrepreneur" finally got an audience.
Watch this space for more about Jo Parfitt when she kicks off a series of interviews with expats in the Netherlands that I have done for this blog.