Toni Summers Hargis, expat and repat
I spent almost three decades as an expat, then an immigrant and then a citizen, in the USA.
Before blogging was a thing, I wrote my first book "Rules, Britannia: An Insider's Guide to Life in the United Kingdom", (St. Martin's Press, 2006)
This was a guide for Americans who planned to spend a decent amount of time in the United Kingdom, with each chapter covering a specific area of British life; a sort of expat "What to Expect" book. It also includes "what not to do" tips, pronunciation guidance (it's "Lester" not "Lye-sesster") and many anecdotes of people (including my late husband) who didn't quite get it right.
Around this time I also began blogging as Expat Mum, which continued till I became a repat in 2017.