Dragonfruit Day!

It’s Launch Day!!

Let me quote our Editor, Shannon Young, from her site A Kindle in Hong Kong, as all the detail is there!


Today is the official launch of the expat women anthology! It has been such an honor to work on this project, and I’m excited for you guys to finally read it! Thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm since I first put the call for submissions on this blog. The book is available at the major online retailers in both e-book and paperback form. Here are the relevant links:

Amazon (paper and e-book)
Barnes & Noble (paper and e-book)
Smashwords (e-book)
Apple (e-book)

You will also be able to find the anthology in select Hong Kong bookstores soon. We will hold a launch party this fall. More details to come!

For the next 26 days, we will feature one contributor per day on the Dragonfruit Facebook page. Tune in to learn more about their interesting and varied work!

How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?
True Stories of Expat Women in Asia
Edited by Shannon Young

In this collection, twenty-six women reveal the truth about expatriate life in modern East Asia through original works of memoir and creative non-fiction. Their experiences are varied and unique, demonstrating that expat women’s lives go far beyond the stereotypical. The writers hail from a dozen different countries and walks of life. Some are well-known; others are fresh voices adding nuance to the expat conversation. Through deeply personal accounts, they explore what they have learned about themselves and the world through their lives abroad. Together, they create a portrait of the modern expatriate experience that will both resonate and inspire.



Dragonfruit launch day

Happy Launch Day!

14 thoughts on “Dragonfruit Day!

  1. dear Philippa – I am so thrilled for you. I can’t wait to read the book! congratulations and thanks for the lovely photo; oh, so THAT’S what Dragonfruit looks like! much love, Karen xoxo

  2. HI Philippa, so proud of you . I alwasy knew you would (should) be in print. This is your calling. I hope it leads to more. Love and big hugs.

    • Oh Susan, thank you SO much – this is just so exciting! Remember all those hours we spent in Kathmandu, sharing our creations and ideas. Your support and encouragement have been so important and I am delighted to be at this place. I would love to hear your plans too……… Love and hugs to you all xoxox

  3. I am afraid that an e-book just won’t do it, I shall have to purchase the pretty paper version and be seen reading it in large public places! So delighted to hear this news Philippa, you have worked long and hard for this and you deserve every bit of recognition that this brings! Have a GnT on me please! Congratulations to your fellow co-authors too.
    With much love xoxoxoxo

    • I SO hear you, bahini – I have the electronic copy and have read it a few times, but I have still to hold the paper copy in my hands – and I just cannot wait!

      I hope that will happen soon and when it does there will be an unbearable number of pictures!! Then I might have that G and T 😉

      Please do read it in public places 🙂
      Love and hugs to you

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